Richmond and Twickenham Times

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:03:14 +0100
Coronavirus: Two cases diagnosed in Richmond
The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Richmond increased by two over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:54:55 +0100
London New Year fireworks cancelled due to coronavirus
London’s New Year fireworks have been cancelled this year, after Sadiq Khan confirmed that the budget has been axed.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:10:00 +0100
London two weeks behind coronavirus lockdown regions
London is two weeks behind some regions of the UK where tighter lockdown restrictions have been imposed, Sadiq Khan has said.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:26:38 +0100
Twickenham School uses coronavirus as a chance to rebuild
For students at Twickenham School, life is a world away from last September. They enter from four different gates, eat lunch at four different cafeterias and play in four different playgrounds. Every aspect of the day has been engineered to keep them...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:20:00 +0100
Twickenham School welcomes back students safely
For students at Twickenham School, life is a world away from last September. They enter from four different gates, eat lunch at four different cafeterias and play in four different playgrounds. Every aspect of the day has been engineered to keep t...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:33:04 +0100
October half term lockdown suggested by Government scientists
A group of the Government’s science experts have called for a second national lockdown during the October half-term, in a bid to slow a developing second wave of coronavirus infections.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:15:04 +0100
Testing shortages prove nightmare for local residents
Richmond Council has demanded that the Government “sort out” its Coronavirus testing programme, after residents struggle to access tests nearby.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:43:50 +0100
Eat Out to Help Out scheme could be launched this winter
A NEW Eat Out to Help Out-style discount scheme could launch this winter.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:04:27 +0100
Kew Gardens hosts successful 10k race
Runners took step towards some sort of normality this weekend, by competing in the socially distanced Kew Gardens 10k, which took place inside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:09:03 +0100
Airport urged not to appeal decision against expansion
Councils have called on Heathrow to abandon its bid for a third runway, as the UK's busiest airport prepares to appeal a legal decision preventing its expansion.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 14:05:03 +0100
Lockdown garden taken down to dismay of residents
A community garden created on a residential street has been dismantled, after a resident complained to the Council that it was unlawful.

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:30:00 +0100
No more Fentons please, dog owners warned in Richmond Park
Visitors to Richmond Park are being warned about the dangers of dogs and deer interacting after a photographer captured an incredible series of shots showing one such confrontation in the park recently, almost a decade since a video featuring Fent...

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0100
Criminals using fake coronavirus map in COVID-19 scam
Fraudsters have been using a fake coronavirus map as one of several ways to trick people out of money.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:29:37 +0100
"Lock-on" staged in Bushy Park by animal rights group
Campaigners staged an all-night protest at Bushy Park last Monday (Sept 7), in a demonstration against National deer culls.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:27:43 +0100
Council survey highlights strain of the pandemic
The results are in from a resident’s survey which looks at the impact of the pandemic on the people of Richmond.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:50:09 +0100
CRIME GALLERY: Five criminals wanted worldwide in London
Police are appealing to the public for help locating five wanted men.

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 09:12:15 +0100
Which supermarket is actually the cheapest? All 7 major brands ranked for price
The cheapest supermarket during August 2020 has been revealed - and has compared ASDA, Iceland, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Ocado and Tesco.

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 16:21:22 +0100
NHS workers demand better pay with London protest
HUNDREDS of NHS workers have marched through central London to demand better wages.

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 13:31:02 +0100
UK warned against weekend raves ahead of restriction deadline
People have been warned against having a "party weekend" before the "rule of six" restrictions come into force on Monday.

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:34:02 +0100
Coronavirus cases increasing in South West London
A growing number of coronavirus cases were confirmed in South West London and north Surrey in recent days amid nationwide fears over a second wave of the deadly virus.

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:30:45 +0100
Covid test: How can I get a coronavirus test in the UK?
Testing people with coronavirus symptoms and then tracing their contacts is key to reducing the spread of the virus.

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 11:46:02 +0100
Get Lucky Lottery launches in Richmond
A lottery with a difference has lanched today, which supports good causes throughout Richmond with a £25,000 jackpot.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:10:00 +0100
Coronavirus UK: Matt Hancock defends super simple rules
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has described the new coronavirus restrictions in England as "super simple".

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:32:22 +0100
Barnes Arts Centre recognised for lockdown 'crisis kitchen'
Like all other theatres, the OSO Arts Centre had to close its doors when lockdown measures were introduced in March. The stage lights went dark, shows were cancelled and staff were put on furlough.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 09:57:11 +0100
Twickenham NHS nurse swims English Channel solo
As if the past few months have not been challenging enough for NHS nurse Donna Nicholas, the 53-year-old has gone to new extremes by swimming the entire length of the English Channel solo.

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:13:05 +0100
'Number of children' hit by car outside school in Wandsworth
A car has collided with a 'number of children' after mounting the pavement near a school in Earlsfield, south-west London.

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 19:47:06 +0100
Richmond upon Thames: Small number of new coronavirus cases
Virus infection rates are levelling out in Richmond after a small rise in cases in the number of Covid-19 cases reported locally.

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:01:02 +0100
Eat Out to Help Out: SW London areas ranked by meals eaten
Britons ate more than 100 million meals as part of Eat Out to Help Out last month, according to the Treasury.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:00:00 +0100
Coronavirus case rise: 'Don't infect your grandparents'
LABOUR has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to explain how cases of Covid-19 will be reduced.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 20:21:06 +0100
Mohammed Assri: Man guilty of murder in south west London
A 'violent and manipulative' man who took over the life of his victim has been found guilty of murdering a frail 55-year-old in south west London.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 15:55:11 +0100
Views sought on parking charges for Richmond and Bushy parks
Parking charges could be introduced in Richmond and Bushy Parks to curb traffic and encourage people to travel in more sustainable ways to the parks.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:20:00 +0100
Founded on Fever, Fostered by Friends - out now
A Richmond charity has published a book which traces the history of Barnes Hospital, a facility opened in the late 1800s to treat infectious diseases.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:11:35 +0100
Brentford christen new stadium with penalty shootout win
Brentford welcomed its first competitive fixture in its new stadium this weekened, facing off against Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup.

Sun, 06 Sep 2020 16:37:47 +0100
UK spike as coronavirus daily cases rise by 2,988
THE number of daily coronavirus cases has jumped by 2,988, government figures show — the biggest 24-hour rise since May.

Sat, 05 Sep 2020 05:00:00 +0100
'Covid calculator' identifies at-risk south London boroughs
A newly developed online Covid-19 calculator has identified several south London boroughs as being at high risk of becoming another 'coronavirus hotspot'.

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 09:46:08 +0100
New Horror film The Unfamiliar comes to the UK
South African film director, Henk Pretorius, thought he had achieved one of his life goals when his latest movie secured cinema deals in the US and UK.

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 20:10:03 +0100
Twickenham: Rugby crowds return at Harlequins this weekend
Harlequins have been chosen to host the first rugby union match with a crowd since lockdown began this weekend, the success of which is "in England Rugby's best interest" according to the club's CEO.

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 20:02:04 +0100
Coronavirus cancels London's Winter Wonderland 2020
London's Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park has been cancelled "with a heavy heart" after the repercussions of Covid-19 spread to Christmas.

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 17:44:02 +0100
Sharing stories can shape Black History Month Richmond
To commemorate Black History Month later this October, Richmond Council is appealing for Black people who live, work or study in the borough to share their stories and experiences, in order to recognise the contribution that Black people have made...

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:04:16 +0100
Putney woman fundraises for Sporting Minds UK
Putney resident Alice McWilliam is putting her mental and physical fitness to the test this weekend, in a 24-hour fundraiser for charity Sporting Minds UK.

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 11:36:03 +0100
Pin-badges available for mask-exempt residents
Residents who are exempt from wearing face coverings can now apply for a pin-badge to help communicate their exemption to others in the community.

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 18:22:00 +0100
Book donation gets easier with Books2All app
Arnav Rawat was like many people over lockdown, who found themselves with some extra time on their hands to clear out their house.

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:36:02 +0100
Latest south London coronavirus rates ahead of bank holiday
The full updated list revealing the number of new coronavirus cases and the seven-day rate of Covid-19 for every council and borough has been released, covering some of the period leading up to the August bank holiday.

Sun, 30 Aug 2020 18:06:02 +0100
Police launch operation to tackle tunnel disruption
An operation has been issued to deal with any disruption caused by antisocial behaviour by large groups of motorists this weekend.

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 12:20:00 +0100
Matt Hancock warns of second lockdown if UK sees winter peak
Nationwide restrictions cannot be ruled out should England see a spike in coronavirus cases this winter, the Health Secretary has warned.

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 11:10:00 +0100
Tributes paid to Marvel star Chadwick Boseman following death
Tributes have been paid to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, following his death at the age of 43 after a battle with cancer.

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:10:00 +0100
TFL scrappage scheme abandoned last minute
The decision to axe the Mayor of London’s programme of financial incentives for van drivers who want to switch to more environmentally friendly vehicles, is short sighted, according to the Lead Member for Highways and Air Quality at Richmond Counci...

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 16:50:00 +0100
Boatyard businesses concerned by Council redevelopment
Residents have raised concerns that local history and jobs are under threat by a proposed redevelopment plan of Twickenham’s boatyards.

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0100
Chestnuts Corner Nursery and Preschool reopens baby unit
A nursery in Twickenham Green which was closed last year have announced the opening of a new baby unit called Chestnuts Corner.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:05:00 +0100
Sol Movement launches to improve women's wellbeing
Triathlon coach and mum of two, Sara Kavanagh has launched a coaching and training community, Sol Movement, to support women’s fitness and wellbeing.