Saturday, June 19, 2021

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1893: England-Scotland at Richmond Park and Princess Mary

And no, it's not the Euro '96 one. This story, which centres on a match played on April 1, 1893, involves Richmond Park, a barefooted princess and surely one of the most incredible characters ever to play football professionally. It was unearthed by Writer and Author Mark Metcalf,...

Council releases more cash for hard pressed businesses

Richmond Council is today releasing a further £4.4m in Additional Restrictions Grant to local businesses to help meet the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic. Businesses which have previously received an ARG award will receive...

Curious Tots workshops at Orleans House

Make music, move and wiggle at Orleans House Gallery's lively new workshop classes for pre-walking and toddling children. Book now for the new Curious Tots workshops which will take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Guided...

Festival of Hope announces Wishing Trees event to inspire families to rediscover London

Festival of Hope is a varied programme of events across London with events ranging from art and photography contests, competitions for all the family such as an amateur ‘bake-off’, community activations and a series...

South west London flood alerts amid thunderstorms

The government's Flood Information Service said flooding was possible in most south west London boroughs including parts of Wandsworth, Merton, Lambeth, Croydon, Sutton, Richmond and Kingston as it urged residents in these areas to "be prepared". After...

Neverland London: inside the beach club by Wandsworth Bridge

As you walk over the bridge, you can see the hidden beach club in all of its glory, with tonnes of white sand resembling much-missed holiday's abroad. I decided to visit the cocktail and beach...

‘Suspicious object’ prompts emergency response in Richmond

Officers in Richmond were investigating an object found on Deanhill Road shortly after 11 am. As a precaution, residents were urged to avoid the area as properties were evacuated. Met Police have since confirmed that the incident...

Surprising Side Effects of Eating Oatmeal

Oatmeal has long been heralded as a near-perfect breakfast—a meal that's equal parts healthy and tasty. However, there's a surprising side effect of eating oatmeal that even folks who've been eating it daily for years don't...

Foods Proven to Lead to High Blood Pressure, Say Dietitians

Most recent data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control reveals that almost half of adults in the U.S. have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. The question is, why? Kris Sollid, RD, registered dietitian and senior...

Kew woman commended for children’s cancer work

Shirley Clark, 63, has been recognised for her services to people with neuroblastoma at the charity, Neuroblastoma UK. The Queen’s Birthday Honours are awarded to recognise the outstanding achievements and service of people from all walks of life, across...

Kew woman warns of e-scooter ‘dangers’ amid TfL trial

Christine Ainsworth-Wells, from Kew, said she wanted to caution other residents after fracturing her eye socket and wrist on an e-scooter in Dorset last weekend. Richmond is one of several boroughs which has participated in the...

Twickenham rower selected for Tokyo Olympics

John Collins, from Whitton, has earned a place in Team GB for the second time to compete at this year’s Olympics, which will go ahead in Japan in July, a year later than planned. The...

Transform your kitchen with £3,000 from B&Q Twickenham!

The winner will be selected at random from the online entries. Products purchased must be used in the winner’s own home. A maximum of £3,000 gift card to be awarded to spend on the purchase of...

Boris Johnson will make wedding rule change if lockdown roadmap is pushed back

The Prime Minister will relax the number of guests legally allowed at weddings – even if the roadmap is pushed back by two weeks. Debate is continuing over whether the final stages of unlocking restrictions in...

Call for public help as killer Asian hornets to reach ‘alarming’ level in UK

The number of queens spotted on the Channel Island of Jersey is already close to surpassing the record set in 2019, with 63 having already been discovered. So far this year, a total of 38...

Finding the top 100 businesses in the South East – don’t miss out

Run by Natwest and Newsquest Media, this exciting initiative is looking to celebrate 100 businesses across Essex, Sussex, Surrey, and London, that have “displayed immense resilience during the pandemic”. A panel of judges, with NatWest...

Khan could make TfL service cuts to meet £900m savings

The London Mayor is reportedly planning on making brutal cuts to London's transport network and has said he "can't pretend it's going to be easy." Staff will need to be cut and several departments closed...

UK Covid-19 infection rate jumps by 74 per cent in one week

The leap is the highest jump in daily infection rates since February and means the total number of cases since the pandemic began is now at 4,535,754. The Government said that, as of 9am on...

Survey reveals extent of Covid-19 mental health impact

Almost half of the 577 people asked said they have experienced depressive symptoms during the pandemic, while 42 percent reported feelings of anxiety. However, the numbers of people accessing support for such conditions barely rose...

Brits warned of government ban on popular household items by September

A ban on Halogen and fluorescent light bulbs will cut 1.26 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year. The move is part of tighter energy efficiency rules which will help save consumers £75 a year,...

Sarah Everard: Couzens pleads guilty to kidnap and rape

Pc Wayne Couzens, 48, appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, when he pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard. The court heard Couzens accepted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard...

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Cultural Reforesting Exhibition at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham

As part of the project work, Richmond upon Thames College’s Access to Higher Education in Art & Design students have been given the amazing opportunity to get involved in the Orleans House Gallery current...

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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...