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Area in Richmond with most Covid-19 deaths revealed

With large inequalities seen throughout communities across England, anti-poverty charity Turn2us urged the Government to focus on levelling up neighbourhoods, not just the regions of the UK. Figures from the Office for National Statistics, which break down the number of deaths involving Covid-19 to areas...

You’re Twice as Likely to Catch COVID If You’re This Height, Research Says

From your blood type to the makeup of your immune system to the length of your ring finger, there have been many recent studies that have linked several genetic and physical traits to an increased susceptibility to coronavirus. But...

New Survey Says Dogs Help Bridge Political Divides Among Owners

We all know that there are many benefits to owning a dog. Research has shown that having a canine companion can help reduce stress, ease depression, add meaning and purpose to your life, and make you happier...

Marble Hill House hosts picnics and live music for charity

Jazz, opera and renaissance ensembles will perform every Sunday on the grounds of the English Heritage site, to encourage picnickers to come to the grounds. Richmond-based charity, the Poppy Factory, hopes that groups coming to...

Hairdressers could be passing coronavirus to customers

Government ministers have been warned that the plastic face visors worn by hairdressers leaves a gap that airborne coronvirus droplets could pass through. They are now facing calls to revise guidance to barbers and hairdressers...

Khan surprised at plans to use M25 for Covid-19 London lock

Sadiq Khan also pointed out that it has been 12 weeks since he was invited to a Cobra meeting as he warned against "riding roughshod over democratically elected representatives". The Times reported that Boris Johnson...

Coronavirus: Pubs may have to close so schools can reopen

Professor Graham Medley, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) declared that the recent increase in coronavirus cases was mainly among young people. He added that ministers might have to consider closing pubs in...

New lockdown changes: what you can and can’t do

Boris Johnson's update to the nation came as millions were told of new local lockdowns in northern England coronavirus hot-spots. People in Greater Manchester, and parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire were plunged into chaos overnight as new...

Coronavirus R rate ‘above one’ in the south east

The closely-studied reproduction rate tells us how quickly the virus is spreading across the country. And now scientists at Cambridge University have said it is "very likely" that most regions in England are close to the...

Covid-19 study: One in 10 Londoners previously infected

A study of more than 20,000 people across the UK found that 7.1% of the population have been infected with Sars-Cov-2, one in every 14 Britons. The major study to examine the extent of previous...

Area in Richmond with most Covid-19 deaths revealed

With large inequalities seen throughout communities across England, anti-poverty charity Turn2us urged the Government to focus on levelling up neighbourhoods, not just the regions of the UK. Figures from the Office for National Statistics, which...

New measures to tackle coronavirus in UK

Deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said on Thursday that the period must increase from the current rule of seven days because of the risk individuals may still be able to spread Covid-19. He...

No more Richmond coronavirus cases recorded today

Public Health England figures show that 548 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (July 29) in Richmond, in line with the same time on Tuesday. The health body is now...

More countries could be added to UK quarantine travel list

Spain had quarantine restrictions imposed overnight on Sunday, and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has warned Belgium, Luxembourg and Croatia are at risk of being next. Mr Dowden said a decision to remove more countries from the...

Richmond restaurants offering Eat Out to Help Out discount

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between August 3 and 31, participating restaurants will offer 50 per cent off food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person. You don’t need a voucher to...

Plan to tackle ‘reckless behaviour’ at Teddington Lock

At the meeting it was agreed more action was needed to prevent people from jumping off structures, such as bridges, into the river. There were concerns that the behaviour put lives at risk, and added...

Afro-Caribbean food widely available thanks to delivery box scheme

Start-up grocery business, Motherland Treats, is offering something slightly further afield, bringing the tastes of afro-Caribbean produce to Londoners. Co-founders, Remi Curtis and Courtney Anderson, realised there was a gap in the market for “exotic...

Amazon Fresh grocery delivery expands to South East

From today customers can get free two-hour food delivery slots on orders over £40 – with thousands of items available from the likes of Morrisons and Whole Foods, as well as other brands including...

Uncle Ben’s rice recalled over glass fears glass

Mars Food UK is recalling 250g pouches of Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati ready to heat rice. A Food Standards Agency notice states the possible presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat. Here are the pouches which...

Martin Lewis advice for anyone with holiday to Spain booked

The Money Saving Expert filmed a short video after the government's U-turn was revealed. All returning holidaymakers - bar a few exceptions - will have to self-isolate for 14 days. It follows a spike of coronavirus infections in...

Richmond teacher reveals how school adapted to pandemic

But now she is a science teacher at a secondary school in Richmond, Miss Obi could never have imagined her classroom would look so different. Like every other school across the country, rows of desks...

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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...