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Private landlords asked to step up by Richmond Council

On 26 March 2020, the Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force. This relates to a wide range of matters including new provisions to ensure no-one with a tenancy loses their home as a result of the outbreak. During these unprecedented times, Cllr Liz Jaeger, Lead...

New Champion for Dementia announced

Following the Full Council meeting, Cllr Roger Crouch, ward Councillor for Twickenham Riverside, has been given the Dementia Champion role. The week of 15 to 21 May 2020 would have been National Dementia Week, however,...

Legal action planned to remove Mereway Centre squatters

The Mereway Centre, in Mereway Road, closed in 2007 and has since been described as “overgrown, dilapidated and run down”, with the council having reported “significant” levels of asbestos at the site. The Council has...

E-scooters touted as the next commuter craze post-lockdown

Whether packed onto the underground or parked up on the M25 – we’ve all put up with it for years. And now, as coronavirus compounds the challenges and changes our world forever, upgrading our commuter experience...

4 Things Restaurant Hosts Are No Longer Allowed to Do

A hostess' job is easy to overlook. To a restaurant patron, they may seem like a nonessential part of the restaurant experience, but that is far from the case. Hosts and hostess are responsible for...

Total Body Workout

A total body workout is a great way to ensure the exercises you complete are working all of your major muscles in one session. This is particularly helpful if you're taking on our Virtual Fitness...

COVID-19 Townmead Road opening guidelines and restrictions

This is not a return to normal operations. There are strict Government guidelines and restrictions in place to make sure visits to the site are safe for members of the public and staff. In addition, please...

Council urges restraint as waste and recycling centre reopens

Townmead Road Waste and Recycling Centre reopened on Monday. However, in order to ensure the safety of residents and staff and to ensure access to Mortlake Crematorium, there are significant rules in place regarding...

Important parking enforcement update for drivers in Richmond 25/05/20

Since the lockdown, the Council has prioritised enforcement against dangerous parking and relaxed day-to-day parking enforcement. Free parking for NHS staff, carers and volunteers will still be in place. Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Chair of the Transport...

Police plead with drivers following surge of reckless driving

Officers from the roads and transport policing command say, between March 24 and May 20, they have enforced 6,379 speeding offences on London Roads. This is up 119 per cent from last year, where 2,916...

Firefighters warning over barbecues after Richmond Golf Club fire

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were forced to rush to the scene at the golf club house at Richmond Park after a fire was reported on the living grass roof of the...

London bus travel fares to start to return from Saturday

The requirement to touch in a contactless, Oyster or concessionary card when boarding will initially be required on 85 routes served by single-door and New Routemaster buses. It will be rolled out across all buses...

Cluster of child cases of new inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus detected in south east London

Dozens of children have been treated in a specialist hospital for a "hyper inflammatory" disease, similar to Kawasaki disease, described as a "new phenomenon" linked to coronavirus. The Evening Standard has been told that a cluster...

Richmond rowers swap Thames for terra firma to help NSPCC

Over the recent Bank Holiday weekend, the crew of the Royal Shallop Jubilant asked rowers around the UK to join them in the fundraiser by completing the 34 Challenge, inspired by the length of...

Sainsbury’s to offer bike delivery service to 3.2 million households

The service, Chop Chop, will allow customers to get up to twenty items delivered straight to their door within an hour of making the order. Since the beginning of April, Sainsbury’s has successfully rolled out...

Nearly 200 free laptops given to Richmond children without computer access

Many children without computer access could find themselves unable to engage with essential social care provision, online schoolwork, and the important ability to virtually connect with friends and family amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. In...

Richmond’s new mayor wants a greater focus on the environment

Cllr Geoff Acton, originally from Manchester, represents St Margaret’s and North Twickenham for the Liberal Democrats and has lived in the Borough since 1998. He begins his Mayoral year after a career in marketing and...

Richmond Council will not move travellers’ site on during pandemic

The council said that it was listening to residents who were "concerned" about the site currently in place on Riverside Drive in Ham. However, in light of government measures during the pandemic, it no longer...

Menthol cigarettes to be banned in UK

Flavoured cigarettes will be made illegal in all stores, along with skinny cigarettes and flavoured rolling tobacco. It comes as figures show there are 1.3million menthol smokers across the country - 330,000 of whom are...

Motorcyclist dies at scene after crash with car in Richmond

Police were called at around 6.30am this morning to Kew Road, following reports of a collision. The male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, despite the efforts of ambulance services. His next of kin has...

20 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know Were Damaging Your Eye Health

If you take a look around you right now, odds are that you'll see quite a few people wearing glasses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 12 million people over 40...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

PETITION

Campaign to promote the restriction of vehicles in Richmond Park, one Sunday a Month

It is nice and peaceful in Richmond Park at the moment due to the restrictions on movement. I would like to start a campaign, whereas, all vehicles (cars...

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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...