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Get your skates on as Hampton Court Palace ice rink returns

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

It is time to start rummaging in the cupboards for hats, scarves and gloves as the winter begins to creep upon us.

Fundraising target doubled - now pharmacy worker faces the razor

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A pharmacy worker is shaving her head in a Teddington salon this Saturday to raise money for a charity that provides wigs for young cancer sufferers.

Kew Park Rangers looking for footy-loving girls

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

A youth football club is calling on more girls to put on their shin pads and enjoy a kick about.

Ghoulish goings on at the Wetlands Centre this weekend

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Things will get spooky, creepy and wonderfully weird at the WWT London Wetland Centre this half term.

Curtains raise on the Big Draw at Strawberry Hill House

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A giant walk-in theatre book filled with stories and drawings from around the world was created by families and children this week.

Richmond man admits seven counts of indecent pictures of children

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Merseyside men on firearms charges

9:01am Friday 24th October 2014

A paedophile from Richmond will be sentenced after admitting seven counts of downloading pornographic images of children.

Inquest hears of "fun and kind" man who died at his home in Kew

Richmond and Twickenham Times: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

3:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A "charming" but reclusive man was found dead in his home a week after neighbours saw him alive, an inquest has heard.

Plans for beloved Teddington Studios approved

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Teddington Studios, where some of Britain's best-loved comedies and chat shows were filmed, is to be demolished and replaced by a 213-flat development, with many concerned the "bland" plans ignore the site’s history.

Firefighters come out in force for training exercise at Sutton Hospital

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Around 90 firefighters from south London stations carried out fire and rescue training exercises at Sutton Hospital this afternoon.

Twickenham town centre collision closes one lane

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A collision in Twickenham town centre has seen one lane closed and is causing delays this afternoon.

Teenager to face Crown Court trial charged with stabbing outside Richmond College

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:14am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A teenager charged with stabbing another boy outside Richmond College will stand trial next year.

Thieves nicked £74k of bikes from stations - now they are in prison

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Three men who stole £74,000 worth of bicycles from stations, including Richmond and Twickenham, have been jailed for a total of five-and-a-half years.

Friends pay tribute to the Diva of Twickenham

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Friends and band-mates have rushed to pay tribute to popular singer Dottaye Green, the Diva of Twickenham, who died of cancer this month.

Noisy nightmare finally over after six months

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A collapsed manhole cover that caused homes to shake when large vehicles drove over it has finally been repaired after six months.

Zero tolerance for cyclists and motorists who run red lights

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Gerrards Cross Traffic Changes Criticised

2:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Drivers and cyclists who travel through a red light could be fined £100, as Richmond’s police promise a zero tolerance approach to lawbreakers caught in the act.

REVIEW: Channel Island invasion brought to life in Lotty's War

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The hardships of surviving under Nazi occupation faced by the Channel Islanders during the Second World War are brought vividly to life in Giuliano Crispini’s Lotty’s War, based on real diary accounts of the invasion found in a Guernsey library.

Owner offers reward for Margo, spaniel who went missing in Bushy Park

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The owner of a dog missing in Bushy Park is appealing for help in finding her beloved pet.

Arsonist targets paints and creosote in Mortlake

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:04am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A deliberate fire was started in Mortlake this morning, with several tins of paint and creosote set alight.

Supermarket meat thief sent to prison

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A thief has been jailed for stealing large quantities of meat from supermarkets.

Special education first for Richmond school pupils

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A school for young people with special needs will be start taking post-16 students.

Bull's Head welcomes stunning saxophonist to Barnes

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The music of British jazz legend Tubby Hayes will be celebrated by the Simon Spillett Quartet at the Bull's Head later this month.

Wondrous cupcakes win the day at Collis Primary School

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

It was cupcakes galore at Collis Primary School last week as pupils took part in a bake off competition.

Boris Johnson's new 'crime dashboard' promises to help Londoners track crime in their neighbourhood

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

How many burglaries have there been where you live?

Popular student stepped in front of breakdown truck, inquest hears

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:44pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A truck driver wept this morning as he told the family of a teenage girl how she was fatally injured when she was hit by his vehicle while on the way home from college.

Hurricane Gonzalo: Train line between Surbiton and Hampton Court reopens after fallen tree cleared

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A fallen tree that blocked the line between Surbiton and Hampton Court stations this afternoon has been cleared.

Fly-tipping at Petersham Meadows "should be police matter"

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A beauty spot in Richmond has been blighted by fly-tipping this morning.

Equipment being moved from Stag Brewery ahead of closure

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A brewery earmarked for closure next year will have four tanks removed and taken to another location more than 120 miles away.

Richmond Council forces sale of houses left to rack and ruin

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Two derelict houses could be lived in once again, after the council granted compulsory purchase orders.

VIDEO: 'Slippery tracks' disrupt trains across south London in aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Trains across south London have been disrupted because of 'poor rail conditions' after the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew through the region.

Body pulled from River Thames at Kew Bridge

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:30am Monday 20th October 2014

The body, believed to be a man in his 70s, was found on Sunday evening.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

Richmond and Twickenham Times: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

Hundreds sign petition opposing Chelsea move to Twickenham stadium

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Monday 20th October 2014

More than 500 people have signed a petition protesting against proposals for Chelsea FC to play home fixtures at Twickenham stadium.

Aerial dance gulfs 100 year gap between wars

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Wars 100 years and 3,000 miles apart are the theme for a new contemporary dance work at Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre this October.

Youth parliament convenes at York House

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Primary school pupils from across the borough visited York House last week for the annual pupil parliament.

PCSO travels to Canada to pick up international policing award

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A PCSO who has served in the borough for 11 years has been commended in Canada.

Cost of funerals in Twickenham among UK's highest at £6.5k

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Twickenham is one of the most expensive places to have a funeral in the UK, figures have revealed.

JayZ the crocodile leads animal visit to Hampton and Denmead schools

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A crocodile named JayZ, two baby meerkats and assorted snakes and scorpions were among the unusual visitors to Hampton and Denmead schools as part of National Biology week, from October 13 to 19.

Haymarket plans for 219 homes on Teddington riverside marked for approval

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Teddington riverside development proposals for 219 new homes have been recommended for approval by Richmond Council officers.

Community laments end of Twickenham music shop where 'Queen settled on band name'

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

There will be no final encore for Albert’s Music Shop, where Queen reportedly settled on their band name, when the Twickenham store closes its doors for the last time next week.

Roehampton University lecturer from Richmond gets national teaching fellowship

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A lecturer from Richmond was awarded a national teaching fellowship last week.

Squire's garden centre lining up some Halloween fun for Twickenham during half term

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Spooky fun will fill Squire’s this half term as the ever popular create and grow events return.

Incredible feet: Former soldier will run his 200th marathon in 200 days today in Richmond Park

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Most people would struggle to run marathon, but Rob Young wants to run 367 of them in a year

Are dogs being trained to fight in Hampton playground?

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:32pm Friday 17th October 2014

Damage to a Hampton playground could have been caused by dogs being trained to fight, neighbours fear.

Roundabout improvements 'may not help cyclists'

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A major junction in Richmond will continue to cause confusion for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians under renovation plans, campaigners have claimed.

Police and pensioner close net on two fraudsters

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Two men have been jailed after a pensioner worked with police to catch those who tried to defraud him.

REVIEW: Havers shines in the Importance of Being Earnest

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:49pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The ever-charming Nigel Havers proved to be the highlight of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at Richmond Theatre.

Vince Cable's golf course plan fails to hook critics

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A housing crisis could be solved by building on golf courses, Twickenham MP Vince Cable believes.

Quench your thirst with Twickenham Beer and Cider Festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

More than 70 real ales and 20 ciders and perries will be available at the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) Beer and Cider Festival in Twickenham next week.

Turner biopic could help save at-risk villa

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A biographical film of JMW Turner could help to protect the artist's decaying Twickenham villa, according to the Turner's House Trust (THT).

Peter Snow, Jacqueline Wilson and Sheila Hancock at Richmond Literature Festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

Author Jacqueline Wilson, actress Sheila Hancock and journalist Peter Snow are among those on the Richmond Literature Festival line-up this winter.



News from our neighbours

Ghoulish goings on at the Wetlands Centre this weekend (link)

Wandsworth Guardian 2:00am Sat 25 Oct 14

Things will get spooky, creepy and wonderfully weird at the WWT London Wetland Centre this half term.

Get your skates on as Hampton Court Palace ice rink returns (link)

Surrey Comet 3:30am Sat 25 Oct 14

It is time to start rummaging in the cupboards for hats, scarves and gloves as the winter begins to creep upon us.

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