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Teddington laboratory welcomes Business Secretary for 40th celebrations

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A family-run Teddington laboratory celebrated its 40th anniversary last week with a visit from MP for Twickenham Vince Cable.

Schools spat reveals tension between Lib Dems and Conservatives

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

An opposition councillor has accused Richmond Council's Conservative administration of passing off Liberal Democrat plans as their own.

Former RTT editor releases debut novel

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A debut novel by former Richmond and Twickenham Times editor Paul Mortimer has been launched.

Warning from Whitton as England prepare for autumn internationals

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Whitton councillors are keen to ensure the town does not get forgotten as a month of rugby kicks off at Twickenham next month.

Elderly man hit by bus in Twickenham

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:16pm Friday 31st October 2014

A man was taken away in an ambulance after being hit by a bus in Twickenham.

Ghosts, screaming spirits and hauntings: Which are the most spooky places?

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

Tonight is the night when some believe the spirits of the dead rise up.

Naked students delay train from Richmond, rugby team suspended

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

A district line train from Richmond was held up after a group of university students stripped naked yesterday evening.

Send us your scariest Halloween pictures

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Halloween is upon us again and even the squirrels are in on it. 

Fox raids Teddington bedroom

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A fearless fox made himself at home in a Teddington bedroom this week, before going for a sunbathe on some garden cushions.

Terrifying scenes as Halloween hits Richmond

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:26am Friday 31st October 2014

Spooky season has hit Richmond once again as children dress up as witches, wizard and even pumpkins.

Austerity leaves youth groups footing the bill

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Investing: Geoffrey Samuel

7:12am Friday 31st October 2014

Youth organisations that have benefited from a rent subsidy for years will see the funding withdrawn by the council in an effort to save £57,000-a-year.

Presidential visit strengthens international links at Kew Gardens

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:07am Friday 31st October 2014

Kew Gardens was given the seal of approval by the president of Singapore last week.

Riders take to the saddle in fancy dress to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

Cruella de Vil, a clown and cowboys were among the characters to be spotted.

Darker evenings ideal for oohs and aahs at fireworks displays

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

Fireworks will light up the Richmond skyline next week, with a number of displays taking place across the borough.

War walk recalls stories of 86 local heroes

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

The stories of 86 war heroes were recounted as part of a one-mile walk, organised by the North St Margarets Residents' Association.

Dozens of groups keen on first ever Richmond arts festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Launch: Mayor Meena Bond and Baroness van Dedem

6:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

Plans for the first borough-wide music and drama festival are well under way, with more than 60 organisations declaring an interest.

Art-lovers delight at duo of Hampton Court Palace events

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Journalist Andrew Graham-Dixon chairs a panel of art experts at Hampton Court Palace next month.

Squirrel goes nuts for Halloween

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

This spooky squirrel was caught modelling its Halloween costume by Teddington photographer Max Ellis last week, in the garden of his Cromwell Road home.

REVIEW: Orange Tree Theatre's new director looks sure to go The Distance

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Deborah Bruce's The Distance lived up to all expectations, although it was not headline star Helen Baxendale who stole the show.

Pints flow freely at 20th Richmond and Hounslow Camra beer festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Nobody went thirsty in Twickenham last weekend, as the Campaign for Real Ale's (Camra) annual beer and cider festival rolled into town.

Mum calls on people to help ebola-affected youngsters

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A Strawberry Hill mother is calling for people to follow her lead and sponsor a child in ebola-stricken Sierra Leone.

Regional route for Crossrail 2 gets Mayor of London approval

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Crossrail 2 is a step closer to coming to Twickenham after the 'regional route' was given backing from Mayor of London Boris Johnson on Tuesday.

Twickenham Community Market celebrates its success

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

It was years in the planning but the founder of Twickenham Community Market said the success of the past 12 weeks made it well worth the wait.

Teenager sent to young offenders institution for bus affray

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Dr Bryan McIntosh was cleared of any wrong-doing at Kingston Crown Court today

2:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A man has been sentenced to 10 months in a young offenders institution for affray on an R68 bus in February this year.

Winter of contentment as Mortlake scouts celebrate new-look HQ

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A group of scouts are looking forward to activities this winter after their headquarters got an overhaul.

Young swimmers smash target to raise thousands for Great Ormond Street

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Parents, children and staff of Carlisle Infants School swam a whopping 2,200 lengths in one day at Hampton Open Air Pool last week.

Auction house welcomes its most cunning bidder yet - a fox

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:08pm Monday 27th October 2014

A fox browsed lot items at a Twickenham auction house on Sunday afternoon, leaving staff and customers perplexed.

Pensions impasse leads to four-day firefighter strike

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Firefighters in England have announced a four-day strike.

Scientist who turned to wedding cake design is shortlisted for award

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A scientist turned wedding cake designer has been shortlisted for a national prize.

Trial for man accused of stealing sewing machine and cooler box from neighbour's house

Richmond and Twickenham Times: JAILED: David Young, 23, used his ex-girlfriend's accounts to buy himself takeaway food, mobile phone top-ups and accessories, and shoes and clothing.

2:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A man is due to stand trial for allegedly burgling his neighbour.

Restaurant attacker gets four months in prison

Richmond and Twickenham Times: JAILED: David Young, 23, used his ex-girlfriend's accounts to buy himself takeaway food, mobile phone top-ups and accessories, and shoes and clothing.

2:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A man who assaulted two people at different restaurants in Kew on the same night has been jailed for four months.

Richmond Theatre show examines the impact of war on survivors

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A compassionate look at the devastating after-effect the First World War on its young soldiers, adapted from Pat Barker’s Booker-nominated novel, comes to Richmond Theatre this October.

RHP agrees deal to provide six affordable home in Richmond

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The new RHP housing development in Whitton

2:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

Richmond Council has agreed to provide Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) with six affordable rented homes in the borough.

League of friends gives £495k for out of hours revolution

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Snow pictures in Richmond and Twickenham - January 2013

2:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Richmond’s out of hours care will be revolutionised by a £495,000 enhancement from the League of Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital.

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.



News from our neighbours

Extra crossing planned for notorious Surbiton roundabout (link)

Surrey Comet 5:00am Sat 1 Nov 14

The roundabout, at the five-way junction where Upper Brighton Road meets Langley Avenue, is well-known for crashes…

New exhibition at Wandsworth Town's Oil and Water Gallery (link)

Wandsworth Guardian 8:00am Sat 1 Nov 14

The Oil and Water Gallery will be home to an exhibition by painter, printmaker and video artist Rosemary Clunie.

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