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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 January.

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.

Police warning after students targeted by mobile phone scam

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

2:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

University students are urged to be on their guard for fraudsters coaxing them into running up large telephone debts.

Two tales of warfare set the scene for Poppy Factory novel

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

The world famous Poppy Factory has become the inspiration of a new novel, with warfare spanning 100 years the backdrop.

Funnyman from Twickenham makes Comedy Knights final

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A comedian from Twickenham has almost had the last laugh by beating more than 160 acts to a competition final.

World War One exhibition comes together, thanks to sterling work of community

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Volunteers and contributors to a World War One exhibition have been thanked by the curator of the Museum of Richmond.

Kew cordoned off after 'loud explosion' blows cash machine from newsagent wall

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Part of Kew village is cordoned off this morning after thieves ripped a cash point from the wall of a newsagent.

Commuters 'priced off trains' following latest inflation-busting rail fare rise

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Trains delayed due to engineering work

11:35am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Train fares will rise ahead of inflation for another year, the government has announced.

Did you see Strawberry Hill assault at the weekend?

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Police are investigating an allegation of assault believed to have happened in Strawberry Hill in the early hours of Saturday.

Cancer survival rates 'an inexcusable postcode lottery' based on where you live in SW London and Surrey

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support said official figures from 2011 publicised this week and which see variations across south west London and north Surrey, showed an "inexcusable postcode lottery"

Knitwits take on a monkey challenge for Vineyard Community Centre

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A group of knitters will get up to some monkey business next week as their creations go ape in Richmond.

Engineers unearth tram tracks dating back to the 1900s

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Engineers repairing a water main in Hampton last week uncovered the original tracks of a tram route that served the borough during the early 20th century.

Pets get a special day as owners raise cash for charity

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:54pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Pampered pooches enjoyed checkups and nail clips at a fundraising event for Animal Rescue and Care (Arc) Twickenham.

10 of the best: Tim Vine tops festival jokes - which makes you laugh the most?

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A wisecrack about a vacuum cleaner has won Tim Vine an award for the "funniest joke" of the Edinburgh Fringe for a second time.

Woman detained under Mental Health Act after threatening to jump from Richmond Bridge

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

12:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

A woman was taken to hospital under the mental health act after threatening to jump from Richmond Bridge in the early hours of Saturday.

Delays on District line after signal failures this morning

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:46am Monday 18th August 2014

Delays on District line in Wimbledon, Ealing and Richmond after signal failures this morning.

River pram "drama" ends happily, but RNLI warns caution

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:20am Monday 18th August 2014

Terrified onlookers feared the worst when they saw a frantic mother trying to rescue her pram from the river in Richmond this week.

First show approaches for Orange Tree Theatre's new director

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:03am Monday 18th August 2014

New artistic director Paul Miller opens his Orange Tree Theatre reign with novelist DH Lawrence's The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd.

Enter the murky world of Surrey's executions

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:02am Saturday 16th August 2014

Sheep thieves, murderers, forgers and rapists were hanged in front of cheering crowds as a spectacle across Surrey in the early 19th century.

Cycle-powered cinema sequel in Whitton

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:07am Saturday 16th August 2014

Eight cyclists power the screen as the Action Bikes Cinema returns to Whitton this month.

Council campaign warns residents about home security

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:51am Saturday 16th August 2014

Richmond Council has launched a campaign warning residents to protect their homes this summer.



News from our neighbours

Four-way temporary traffic lights installed after burst Surbiton water pipe (link)

Surrey Comet 2:33pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Police are directing traffic at the crossroads at the top of St Mark’s Hill.

Video: MP gets a freezing cold soaking for Ice Bucket Challenge - and nominate Boris Johnsons (link)

Wandsworth Guardian 3:20pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan got a soaking last night, after being nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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