Faye Bartle

Editor of Sussex Life

Faye Bartle is the Acting Editor of Sussex Life magazine.

Faye Bartle is the Acting Editor of Sussex Life magazine.

Latest articles from Faye Bartle

TikTok sensation Sophie Liard on how folding can change your life

Guildford based social media star Sophie Liard, aka The Folding Lady, tells us how her online tutorials won her millions of fans and why organising can streamline your life When former House of Fraser worker Sophie Liard launched The Folding Lady in 2020 to share her folding and organising tutorials, she couldn’t have predicted how popular the content would become. Just like the new wave of home organising, editing and cleaning shows and experts who have gained loyal followings in recent years, Sophie’s videos showcasing clever solutions for making the most of small space living are highly watchable and soothing in equal measure. Today, she has 4.3 million followers and 46 million likes on TikTok and over 600,000 fans on Instagram – what she calls her ‘folding fam’ – and the numbers keep on growing.

The Queen in Surrey

Take a look back in time at a selection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s most notable visits to our county. By The Surrey Lieutenancy Put on your Sunday best, pour the tea, and get set to wave the Union Jack as the nation celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to observe a Platinum Jubilee – a milestone reached earlier this year on February 6 – marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. This special occasion is being celebrated across the nation with a four-day bank holiday weekend, from Thursday June 2 until Sunday June 5. ‘Her Majesty's historic reign reaching seven decades is a once in a lifetime event and there are lots of ways to mark the occasion nationally and in Surrey,’ says Michael More-Molyneux, the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey. ‘There will be various street parties and festivities taking place and Her Majesty and other members of the Royal Family will be in attendance at the Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs on June 4. To set the scene of a long weekend to remember, we shine a light on a selection of Her Majesty’s most notable visits to our county.’

Walking the Surrey stretch of the North Downs Way

Lace-up your sturdiest walking boots and get set for an epic four-day walk along the Surrey stretch of this much-loved national trail. Here's some inspiration for how to best to experience it. Words and photos Chris Howard & Ken Bare

What locals really think about living in Reigate

We asked four people living in Reigate to share what they love most about the market town, including their favourite places to go Great British Life: Sarahjayne and Jonnie MatthewSarahjayne and Jonnie Matthew (Image: Rachel Thornhill Photography)

Meet the Surrey pilot who captained Concorde's last flight

Former British Airways Concorde pilot, Mike Bannister from Staines, who captained the aircraft’s last commercial flight in 2003, reflects on a life spent travelling at twice the speed of sound – double sunsets, famous friends and round-the-world trips included. Words by Hazel Plush Some 60,000 feet above the Earth, the sky begins to blacken and the curvature of our planet becomes clear. For many of us, it’s an altitude we’ll never reach in our lifetimes. Yet for more than 20 years, this stratospheric spot was Mike Bannister’s ‘office’. In the cockpit of Concorde, he flew higher than most pilots could ever dream of, and faster too: pushing the aircraft to Mach 2.04 – twice the speed of sound, clocking up a mile every 2.5 seconds.