Richmond and Twickenham Times

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:50:00 +0100
Man found guilty of murdering Teddington woman in deliberate fire
A 54-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a former nurse in Teddington, after he deliberately set fire to her house.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:10:22 +0100
Residents encouraged to respond to Heathrow consultation as councils slam new masterplan
The leaders of Richmond and Wandsworth councils have spoken out after the unveiling of a consultation on the "preferred masterplan" for Heathrow's third runway.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:15:13 +0100
Judging starts for Richmond in Bloom’s School Gardening Trophy
Judging has taken place this week for Richmond in Bloom’s School Gardening Trophy, with nine schools in the area vying for the award.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:12:20 +0100
Vince Cable and Richmond Mayor join latest Chamber business update
Richmond Chamber of Commerce has led another networking event to provide business and economic updates to businesses in the area.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:20:00 +0100
Monsoon Accessorize asks landlords to cut rents
Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest high street chain to launch a major restructuring as bosses asked landlords for a cut in rents on more than half its stores.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:00:28 +0100
Summer of fun at Hampton Wick's new playground
Children living in and around Hampton Wick are enjoying a brand-new play area which has been given upgraded equipment as part of the council's plans to improve public spaces.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:20:06 +0100
Woman in her 80s in serious condition after crash with Royals' convoy in Richmond
A woman in her 80s has been left in a serious condition following a collision in Richmond with a police motorbike escorting royals Kate and William.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:33:11 +0100
Pupils from The Mall School are swimming stars after competition success
Swimmers from The Mall School in Twickenham are celebrating a number of successes in regional and national competitions.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:32:07 +0100
National Charity to do sponsored walk in Richmond
Volunteers from an international charity will be hosting a sponsored walk in order to raise awareness for international homelessness.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:25:26 +0100
Teenager arrested in south-west London on suspicion of distributing terrorist publications
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:44:03 +0100
Council issues warning to residents to be on alert for refund scammers
Residents are being told to be extra vigilant this summer as reports of a council tax refund scam have raised concerns.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:39:36 +0100
Volunteer-run Richmond group have helped house six Syrian refugee families
A group of Richmond volunteers are celebrating a successful year, after they managed to help another three Syrian refugee families to find new homes in the area.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:30:00 +0100
Weather warning issued as torrential rain threatens to batter London
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain and thunderstorms.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:11:09 +0100
Prosecution of Richmond charity following death of 19-year-old Tooting girl has been postponed
The prosecution of a charity and its manager in whose care a vulnerable teenager died has been postponed.

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:17:13 +0100
South Western Railway union members to carry out 'unnecessary' five day strike this week
Rail services on some of the busiest routes in the country will be disrupted this week because of a five-day strike in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:53:03 +0100
Police appeal for wanted Richmond woman who breached non-molestation order
Police are appealing for help locating a Richmond woman who is wanted for breaching a non-molestation order.

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:55:53 +0100
Fraudsters promising council tax refunds are making the rounds: Here is how to spot a fake
Scammers claiming to be able to secure you a council tax refund, but instead are stealing people’s personal information and bank details are making the rounds.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:55:26 +0100
Police plead with climate campaigners not to disrupt Heathrow over third runway
Police have pleaded with climate change protesters not to disrupt the country's busiest airport in protest of the decision to expand Heathrow.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:49:07 +0100
Teddington man who claimed £4000 of cannabis was for 'personal use' found guilty
A Teddington man who claimed £4000 worth of cannabis found his car was for self-medicating, personal use has been found guilty of drug-dealing.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:55:04 +0100
Firefighters put out Richmond shed blaze after cylinders explode
Fire services put out a blaze in a shed in Twickenham after three flammable cylinders exploded.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:50:00 +0100
Twickenham Stoop transformed with revolutionary tech to host global hockey finals
Twickenham Stoop will be breaking new ground when it plays host to two historic games of hockey this month.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:09:03 +0100
Richmond businesses beneft from Chamber of Commerce's round table initiative
Richmond Chamber of Commerce has had another busy week as it launched an initiative for businesses in the area to hear updates on global markets and trends.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:38:25 +0100
300 paddle boarders set to tackle plastic pollution in Thames near Richmond
Around 300 paddle boarders are expected to gather on the Thames around Richmond this month to clear plastic waste.

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:40:23 +0100
Hospital appointments cancelled and schools closed due to Richmond water shortage
Hospital appointments have been cancelled and over 20 schools closed after a burst pipe left thousands of people in Richmond with little or no water.

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:24:22 +0100
Richmond residents fear water shortages as supermarket shelves left bare
Richmond residents are fearing water shortages as pictures of bare supermarket shelves emerged after a burst pipe cut off supply.

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:48:09 +0100
Richmond police appeal for missing robber whose "hairstyle is currently unknown"
Police in Richmond are appealing for help finding a robber whose "hairstyle is currently unknown."

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:47:20 +0100
Thousands across Richmond without water as Hampton pipe bursts
Thousands of people across Richmond are without water after a large pipe burst at Hampton waterworks.

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:05:49 +0100
English National Ballet dazzles in spectacular Cinderella performance at Royal Albert Hall
The English National Ballet is currently showing a stunning new in-the-round production of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, live at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:25:14 +0100
Estonian man denies killing woman and burying her in Kew garden
An Estonian man has denied killing a French film producer whose body was found buried in her Kew garden.

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 17:58:05 +0100
Richmond triathlete hoping to represent Team GB on world-stage
Richmond athlete Alice Patterson wouldn’t have even considered triathlon if she hadn’t got bored of swimming lengths all day.

Sat, 08 Jun 2019 15:24:02 +0100
East Sheen by-election called after councillor’s death
Following the death of a respected councillor, a by-election has been called to find her successor.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 13:10:22 +0100
Nine-year-old from Twickenham wins Safeguarding Children logo competition
A nine-year-old girl from Twickenham has won a competition to design the Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership's new logo.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 11:11:05 +0100
Five architects shortlisted to design Twickenham Riverside
Five architects have made it to a shortlist to create designs for the future of Twickenham Riverside, beating off competition from over 50 other architects.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 07:43:03 +0100
Southern, Thameslink and South Western Railway failed miserably to earn public's trust, report says
Train operator Southern scored the worst levels of public trust out of all rail companies over the past two years, according to a new report.

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 17:53:25 +0100
Hampton special school pupils in the limelight after 'viral' video
Children at a Hampton special school have become local celebrities thanks to a short documentary about life at the school.

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 17:28:28 +0100
New cafe home to best barista in UK opens in Richmond
A new cafe home to the recently crowned best barista in the UK has opened in Richmond.

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:20:36 +0100
Hounslow man suffers fractured skull after attack outside wife's Whitton home
A Hounslow man suffered a fractured skull after he was allegedly beaten with a metal baseball bat by a group of youths outside his wife's Whitton Home.

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:31:06 +0100
No arrests made after victim beaten by group of 20 in Twickenham
A young man was violently beaten by a 20-strong mob in Twickenham on Friday and no arrests were made, despite claims that police spoke to the attackers.

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 10:59:25 +0100
Richmond police appeal for missing teenage girl
Police are appealing for help finding a teenage girl missing from the Richmond area.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:30:03 +0100
New headteacher to take over at Richmond Park Academy
A new headteacher will take the reins at Richmond Park Academy this September.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 13:25:03 +0100
Four Richmond volunteer groups honored with highest royal award
Four Richmond community groups have been honored with the highest volunteer award in the UK, which will be presented at Buckingham palace.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 10:50:00 +0100
'Volunteering can save lives': how East Sheen hotline supports missing people
Volunteering can save lives, says a long-standing supporter of an East Sheen missing persons' helpline.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 08:58:01 +0100
Police want to speak with this man in relation to a Twickenham theft
Police in Twickenham have released a picture of a man they wish to speak with following a theft.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 07:10:00 +0100
Hammersmith Bridge could be closed for three years for repair work
Hammersmith Bridge could stay closed to vehicles for three years, as experts work to make it safe to drive on again.

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:32:14 +0100
Richmond mothers call for longer school break times to be made mandatory
Three Richmond mothers are calling for 90 minutes of break time throughout the day to be made mandatory for schoolchildren to improve their mental health.

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:13:03 +0100
Heathrow activists face life in jail for drone protests, Government warns
Extinction Rebellion protesters who plan to disrupt Heathrow Airport with drones could face life behind bars, the Government has warned.

Fri, 31 May 2019 15:54:09 +0100
'If it happens again, I hope I have more clothes on' - Burglars thwarted by off-duty cop in underwear
A newly qualified police officer who stopped armed burglars wearing only his underwear has been praised for his quick-thinking and heroic actions.

Fri, 31 May 2019 15:20:00 +0100
Police searching for 'vulnerable' 50-year-old missing from Epsom
A 50-year-old man is missing from Epsom and police have appealed for help in finding him.

Fri, 31 May 2019 10:44:01 +0100
Officer who allegedly attacked person at Oktoberfest dismissed from the force
A serving police officer has been dismissed without notice following the conclusion of a misconduct hearing.

Thu, 30 May 2019 13:30:32 +0100
Another busy week of networking with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Networking amongst businesses has continued apace with a cheese and wine evening at Richmond Business Award winning The Crown in St Margaret’s and with the Mayor Cllr Nancy Baldwin who shared her charities Home Start and OK Music Trust.