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Missing teenager 'seen near Kew Bridge'

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:41am Monday 1st September 2014

A teenager who has been missing since last week may have travelled to Kew on the day she was last seen by her family.

Financial difficulties and eviction led up to suicide, coroner's court hears

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Chepstow woman died after exposure to asbestos - inquest

8:28am Monday 1st September 2014

A woman who led an "increasingly reclusive" life hanged herself on the day she was due to be evicted from her home, an inquest heard.

Original material: The Voice runner-up coming to TwickFolk

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

8:12am Monday 1st September 2014

Bringing Sir Tom Jones to tears on BBC1’s The Voice and getting a rapturous reception performing with band The Poozies at the Edinburgh Fringe, it has been a whirlwind year for singer-songwriter Sally Barker, who brings her unique voice to TwickFolk festival this year.

Ruby Wax ready to get Richmond rolling

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Her flame-coloured hair and outspoken ways have lit up television screens around the world.

Twickenham town centre works reach first anniversary

Richmond and Twickenham Times: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

3:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Multimillion pound improvements to Twickenham town centre have reached an important milestone a year after work commenced.

Ceremony stays on dry land for RNLI-themed wedding

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

An RNLI volunteer was treated to a guard of honour from his crew mates when he tied the knot last weekend.

Richmond Scouts chosen for 2015 Japan jamboree

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Two scouts from Richmond have been chosen to represent their country at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015.

Special day for pets earns hundreds for animal charities

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Three animal charities benefited from more than £2,000 raised at a summer garden party.

Writer takes on leading role as Daytona arrives at Richmond Theatre next month

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Oliver Cotton’s critically-acclaimed play Daytona, starring Olivier-award winning Maureen Lipman, Harry Shearer and Cotton himself, is making its way to Richmond Theatre this September.

Clock-inspired jewellery in the running for top gong

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:21pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A vintage fashion designer has seen her clock-inspired jewellery enter the running for a top award.

Glorious Georges return to Kew Palace this weekend

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

King George III and Queen Charlotte will be brought back to life at Kew Palace for a weekend festival.

Illness and badger won't stop Coldstream Guard from completing his mission

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

A member of the Coldstream Guard Band who overcame a serious illness will cycle a gruelling 259 miles this September to raise money for soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Flourishing Teddington Hospital pleases Vince Cable

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

MP for Twickenham Vince Cable visited Teddington Memorial Hospital on August 22 and expressed great satisfaction that the hospital is flourishing following several threats to its future in the past few decades.

Hampton Court Food Festival attracts thousands of foodies

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

Foodies flocked in their thousands to the first BBC Good Food festival at Hampton Court this bank holiday weekend.

Cyclist "racked with guilt" raises safety concerns about Richmond Hill descent where man died

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

A cyclist has raised concerns about one of Richmond Park’s busiest cycle route after a man died after falling from his bicycle earlier this week.

Relative of woman who bequeathed Orleans House to Richmond speaks out on Gloriana

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:31am Friday 29th August 2014

The grandson of a conservationist who left Orleans Gardens to the council fears it will be destroyed if the Gloriana boathouse is given the green light.

Deportation fight for man with Down's syndrome who lost his parents

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Vince Cable MP pictured in York.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (6653968)

3:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A man with Down's syndrome faces deportation to Lebanon after his application to stay in the UK was refused by the Home Office.

Train lines down in Twickenham for three weekends in September

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Twickenham station plans cause further divide

3:00am Friday 29th August 2014

All train lines in the Twickenham area will be closed for three weekends in September due to planned works on the station.

Park Lane Stables can stay, but must raise £40k for repairs

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A family run stable in danger of losing its home has been given one year to raise £40,000 for repairs.

Vandals hit Ham Common, smashing bottles and targeting trees

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

Community groups leapt into action after trees on Ham Common were targeted by vandals.

Stonemason restores graves of two brothers lost in WWI

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A stonemason has devoted more than 20 hours to restore the Twickenham graves of two brothers who gave their lives in battle in World War I.

Artist completes mural homage to Richard Attenborough

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A street artist has created a mural as a tribute to Lord Richard Attenborough.

Phoenix Festival flies the flag after Fab Festival disappointment

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:06pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Music lovers were treated to a free day of live music thanks to Richmond’s Crawdaddy Club.

Update: Disruption to train services across South West Trains network after faulty track

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The South West's top train stations revealed

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A defect in a track running through Wimbledon needs to be repaired.

Councillors propose naming new Surbiton street after Twickenham ski star Chemmy Alcott

Richmond and Twickenham Times:   Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott was the guest of honour as a new ski store opened in Croydon.

5:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Is four-time winter Olympic skier and former Surbiton High School student Chemmy Alcott about to have a new street named in her honour?

Hampton Court choristers get grant boost

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Boys who wish to train as choristers will benefit from a grant ensuring greater numbers get training scholarships at Hampton Court Palace.

Former Hampton School pupil lands slot on Sky One

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A television presenter from Fulwell is set to star in Sky One’s youth culture show What’s Up when the new series airs in the new year.

Deluxe crew ready for appearance at Eel Pie Club

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Three guitar greats who have shared the stage with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Van Morrison and Earl Green will riff their way to the Eel Pie Club this September.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Richmond and Twickenham Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Tributes paid to Lord Attenborough of Richmond, who died this weekend, aged 90

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:50am Tuesday 26th August 2014

British cinema legend and Baron of Richmond Lord Richard Attenborough died this weekend, just five days before his 91st birthday.

Cyclist dies after falling in Richmond Park

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:58am Monday 25th August 2014

A cyclist who fell from his bike in Richmond Park on Sunday morning has died.

Cat-loving Glaswegian starts her UK tour in Teddington

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Fresh from her run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, comedian Susan Calman takes to the stage at the Landmark Arts Centre.

Village fair raises £1.4k for charity

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Two charities benefited from money raised at this year’s Teddington Village Fair.

Supermarkets and businesses to work together for smoother future

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Engaging: Pamela Fleming wants your suggestions

3:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Supermarkets and independent businesses could come together to protect the unique look and feel of the borough’s high streets under a new pledge.

Record numbers already signed up for RideLondon 2015

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Just 72 hours after the ballot opened, enthusiastic cyclists have filled more than 50,000 ballot places for the 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Cyclist heading across Uganda for African Revival charity

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

A cyclist who will ride more than 460km in Africa over 10 days is encouraging others to get on their bikes.

Find out about bats at the WWT London Wetland Centre

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:40am Sunday 24th August 2014

If you are feeling brave and want to see bats flying in the night sky in their natural habit, head to the WWT London Wetland Centre.

Super Scout leaders get Rotary fellowships after years of dedicated service

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Two scouting volunteers were handed Rotary Paul Harris Fellowships in a surprise presentation this week.

Journeys to be disrupted as London Bridge station closes for a week

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:33pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Commuters across Surrey and south London will have their journeys to work disrupted next week, as London Bridge station closes for redevelopment.

Teddington Lock houseboat folk hit back at litter claims

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

River dwellers at Teddington Lock have hit back at claims they litter the riverbank.

Garden gig with crooning duo raising money for charity

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A garden in Twickenham will be transformed into a music venue for one day only to raise funds for a national music charity.

Two-day Kew Green Harvest Moon Festival coming in September

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A 12ft scarecrow will be the centrepiece of a harvest-themed festival taking place on Kew Green this September.

Henry Moore sculpture Reclining Mother and Child returns to Kew Gardens

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:41pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An iconic Henry Moore sculpture will take up residence at Kew Gardens next month.

Manager who stole from two nurseries jailed for 27 months

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A nursery manager who stole money from her workplace and used her boss’s credit card has been jailed for 27 months.

Pavements "neglected" due to Twickenham town centre upgrade, says resident

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

Street improvements in the borough have been "neglected" by Richmond Council while attention is thrust on to the upgrade of Twickenham town centre, a resident claims.

Queen of Shops gets behind Teddington Sainsbury's campaign

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

Queen of the high street Mary Portas has pledged her support to a campaign to stop a supermarket giant "taking over" Teddington.

Police issue appeal after "professional operation" to take down Kew cashpoint

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Flying Squad detectives are appealing for help tracing two men and a silver Mercedes estate C class police suspect was used during the cash point raid in Kew on Tuesday.

LIVE: Richmond GCSE results day 2014

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

8:43am Thursday 21st August 2014

Nervous teenagers across Richmond will head to their schools to pick up their GCSE results today.

River police evict 17 boats moored illegally in Hampton

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Illegally moored boats in Hampton have been ordered to leave that part of the river.

BBC Good Food Festival hits Hampton Court Palace this weekend

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

This weekend, the first BBC Good Food Festival graces the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.



News from our neighbours

Garratt Park School for special needed children rated outstanding by Ofsted (link)

Wandsworth Guardian 11:21am Mon 1 Sep 14

A school for children with special needs has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Golf buggy mayhem sparks police appeal (link)

Surrey Comet 8:33am Mon 1 Sep 14

Police are appealing for help identifying the two men in these CCTV images, as part of an on-going investigation…

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