Sunday, February 28, 2021

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When can we stop wearing masks? Review to take place in UK

Face masks are currently required in almost all indoor public spaces that remain open, both for staff and customers. Anyone who fails to adhere to the rules will face a £200 fine. On Monday, the Prime Minister announced four reviews will sit below his new roadmap out of...

Man arrested over series of eight knifepoint robberies

In eight separate incidents, which police are treating as related, shops in Richmond, Hounslow, and Ealing were targeted. The dates of the incidents range between October 16 last year and today (February 25). In each of...

Covid recovery plan would see everyone receive £150 in vouchers

As part of the plans, children would also receive £75 to spend in a £9bn scheme proposed by the Resolution Foundation. UK retail sales plunged in January as vast swathes of high street stores kept...

Brand new Lidl stores in Putney, Tooting and Richmond

The new stores in Richmond, Putney and Tooting will generate around 80 new jobs in the area. In a first for Lidl, the store in Richmond, on Richmond Road, will have a school above the...

FOMO Director Robert Wilson speaks out on lack of diversity

Robert Wilson, director of FOMO Models, says the modelling industry is still racist in many aspects - from big brands to designers and photographers. He believes that the industry is not sincere when they scout models of...

Areas in SW London where KFC wants to open new restaurants

The chicken chain is searching for an extra 500 sites to expand its portfolio of drive-thrus and restaurants. Dozens of areas across the capital were earmarked as ‘target locations’ for new KFC restaurants. However, the fast-food...

London falling behind on housing targets for older people

The report from Centre for London reveals that targets for the number of specialist homes for older people, such as retirement communities, are not being met in London, with only half the required number...

Boris Johnson hints at cheaper pints when pubs reopen

Rishi Sunak is due to set out his spring budget on March 3 when the Chancellor is expected to outline plans to ease pressures on struggling industries and encourage the public to revive the...

Woman’s experience of homelessness in south London amid Covid

Ifama isn’t her real name, but a name she has chosen for herself so she can speak to us more openly about her experience of sleeping rough. Ifama has always done admin and reception work...

Child Benefit payments will go up in April – how much will you receive?

All parents and guardians of a child aged 16 and younger in the UK are entitled to child benefit if they are the primary guardian. Now, the government has announced child benefit payments will increase from the start of...

You could be entitled to £500 if your child has to self-isolate when schools return

The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme, worth up to £500, will now extend to parents who are unable to work due to caring for a child who is self isolating. Pupils in schools and...

New Play Road at St Richard’s CE Primary School

The upgraded play road at St Richard's CE Primary School was unveiled over February half term. It features a mock-zebra crossing set with Belisha Beacons for children to get a better understanding of road safety. Funding came...

Appeal to identify burglars in Richmond and Putney

Photos have been released of the men in question. The first incident occurred on January 6 at around 6:15pm where three males knocked on the door of a residence on West Hill, Putney claiming to be police...

What London bus routes are affected by the TFL strikes?

More than 2,000 members of the Unite union who are employed by French-owned RATP have walked out until Thursday. RATP operates three subsidiaries across the London bus network – London United, London Sovereign and Quality Line. Workers at...

New Play Road at St Richard’s CE Primary School

The upgraded play road at St Richard's CE Primary School was unveiled over February half term. It features a mock-zebra crossing set with Belisha Beacons for children to get a better understanding of road safety. Funding came...

Summer catch-up schools planned for students in England

Boris Johnson has announced an extra £400 million of funding – on top of the £300 million pledged in January – to help pupils make up lost learning time following months of school closures. As...

10 maintenance tips for your car during lockdown

The RAC says there were 22 per cent less cars on Britain’s roads at the start of February when compared to the same period in 2020. And while that does have environmental benefits, it can...

Clare Balding features in film on the trees of Richmond Park

The trees of Richmond Park are the subject of a new informative film starring renowned sports broadcaster Clare Balding. The Remarkable Trees of Richmond Park was funded and made by the charity Friends of Richmond...

Richmond ranks high in London for early years development

But the same data also revealed that the number of toddlers reaching the assessed standard in Richmond was nearly 10% higher than the average across London. Nursery nurses and health visitors examine thousands of children...

Prince Philip to remain in hospital for ‘several days’, Buckingham Palace confirm

It has been revealed the Duke of Edinburgh is being treated for an infection and is “comfortable and responding to treatment”. The Duke is not expected to leave hospital for several days, Buckingham Palace said. Philip...

Family fundraise for Twickenham COVID-19 victim

Rena Kamaly died sadly on February 13, 2021. She left behind a big family – the eldest sister of six siblings, a mother of six children and a grandmother of 16. Now, her relatives are coming together...

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Sightseeing tours of Richmond’s music history

For over 70 years, Richmond has been at the forefront of the UK's jazz, blues, folk and rock movements and from it's many venues, helped to launch the careers of music icons such as;...

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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...