Monday, March 30, 2020

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Inside the most expensive house on sale in Richmond right n

The nine-bedroom mansion in Riverdale Road has been listed for sale on Zoopla with a guide price of £4,750,000. The property boasts six impressive reception rooms, seven bathrooms and a massive garden. The house is being sold by Knight Frank. They wrote: "Monteagle House is a beautifully...

When does the Government predict the coronavirus pandemic will peak in the UK?

The country is expected to reach a peak number of cases by Easter, which falls on April 12, England’s deputy chief medical officer has said. As questions from readers continue to rise about the pandemic - we've...

Retired social care workers urgently needed to help support residents during COVID19 pandemic

The Council says it will be making provisions to offer seven-day-week services, between 8am to 8pm, to cope with the increased demand anticipated over the coming months. Cllr Piers Allen, Chair of the Adult Social...

Government orders councils to house all homeless by weekend

On Friday (March 27), homeless charities reported receiving an email from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government that described the government's latest directive in further detail. Crisis, a nationwide rough sleeping charity, described...

Richmond Runfest’s message of hope as NHS staff offered free AIR:RUN entry

The team have announced they will be spreading hope and togetherness by offering free entry to AIR:RUN for all NHS staff. Organisers have now introduced a ‘Rainbow of Hope’ theme that will be added to...

Cyclists temporarily banned from Richmond Park – unless they work for the NHS

A Royal Parks spokesperson said: “It is necessary to suspend all cycling in Richmond Park to protect public safety and ultimately help keep this vital green space open for everyone. "Cycling is still permitted in...

‘I don’t like to chastise residents’: Richmond leader’s stark social distancing warning

Over the past few days, the Council has received a number of reports of residents ignoring the new Government distancing rules that have been put in place to combat the spread of coronavirus. The guidance...

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has coronavirus

Hancock announced the news in a short video clip posted to Twitter. The announcement came minutes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson, also via Twitter, revealed he too had tested positive for Covid-19. Hancock said: "Following medical advice,...

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

The Prime Minsiter has this morning tweeted out that over the last 24 hours, he has developed mild symptoms and was subsequently tested for Covid-19. In his tweet Johnson revealed that the test confirmed he...

StartUp Richmond to host online summit for business owners in April

Run by StartUp Richmond and supported by Richmond Council, the free online summit aims to provide businesses with practical advice to help them navigate their business through the current uncertain times and out the...

Sunak announces billions in support for self-employed

Government grants will cover up to 80 per cent of a self-employed person's average monthly profits, up to £2,500, Sunak said. Early details however suggested the grants may not be available until June, and would...

‘Deliberate coughs’ at emergency service workers could lead to 2-year jail term

On March 25, 45-year-old Darren Rafferty admitted three counts of assaulting an emergency worker after claiming to have coronavirus and directing coughs at Metropolitan Police officers arresting him for another offence. Another man - also...

Coronavirus: More than half a million volunteers step forward to help NHS

The mass sign-up follows Matt Hancock's request for a quarter-of-a-million people to volunteer in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical director, said: "We are truly amazed...

Twickenham based charity is calling on residents to help them to raise money

Small Steps - a charity for disabled children, closed its doors to the public to prevent the risk of Coronavirus spreading. The charity is asking anyone who was due to attend a Small Steps ball,...

Richmond’s Mayor has a special message for children who are still going to school

Under Government guidelines - schools across Richmond and the rest of the UK, are open to vulnerable children and children of key workers who are providing vital support and services to help during the...

Royal Parks close more facilities and tighten up on guidelines

Playgrounds, fitness training licences - for both personal and group running sessions, cafes and kiosks have either been closed or suspended until further notice. Park roads through Richmond and Bushy Parks are closed to vehicles...

Richmond and Kingston share lowest rates of coronavirus in London so far

Both Richmond and Kingston have 36 confirmed cases in comparison to neighbouring Boroughs such as Hammersmith which has 70 confirmed cases, Hounslow (82 ) and Wandsworth which has 155 confirmed cases. And on March 23,...

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1 Weight Training Although cardio will burn more calories, weight training is where it’s at if you want to zap the fat. Resistance exercises that involve major muscle groups and your own body weight, like lunges, squats, press-ups, planks, dead lifts, jumping jacks, burpees and the dreaded tricep dip, are all brilliant for building muscle and tone. And if you want to hit the weight training area of the gym to tackle some clean and jerk lifts, the heavier the weight, the...