How to keep cool and contented at camp with Akela

Akela says… When I was a nipper keeping cool at camp wasn’t much of a problem. First of all we didn’t have scorching hot summers like the one dumped upon us this year and secondly our tents were not like today’s sealed and synthetic silicon sweatboxes. Our tents were made of canvas and probably left over from the Battle of El Alamein. They didn’t have sewn in bathtub groundsheets and the ‘walls’ flapped in any breeze.

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12 July 2018 | around_town

A child's memory of the NHS

When I was a child I lived in a flat in Lausanne Road in Hornsey, part of what is known now as the ‘Haringey Ladder’. The area got this name as it consisted of a series of parallel streets, like the rungs on a ladder, bounded to east and west by Wightman Road and Green Lanes.

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12 July 2018 | around_town

Have yourself a slammin' summer of tennis

As British tennis stars get their Wimbledon campaign underway this week, why not kick off your own summer of tennis at one of the borough’s thirteen tennis sites.

The Council, in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, is offering a family membership scheme which gives the whole family access to our tennis courts. There’s also a junior membership package for under-16s, who can book and play tennis for free.

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12 July 2018 | around_town

Show some love to our newest trees please

Residents are being asked to help keep the borough’s newest trees healthy over the summer, by giving them a bit of water, particularly in light of the recent heat wave.

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12 July 2018 | news

Summer Holidays at Orleans House Gallery 2018

Join us over the summer holidays for creative workshops inspired by the beauty and nature of our gallery grounds! We will learn, explore and create while playing with a variety of techniques, including 3D construction, printing and textiles.

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12 July 2018 | around_town

Lady Jane Grey and the Barge from Syon

One summer morning in July 1553 a State Barge came up the Thames on the rising tide and moored on the north bank by Syon House, the home of John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland and Lord Protector of the Realm - and there it sat awaiting its passenger.

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30 June 2018 | around_town

Yogalates for Back Pain - 29 July to 2 September 2018

Improve your core stability, posture and mobility with a new six-week specialist course at the ETNA Centre, ‘Yogalates for Back Pain’, aimed at mobilising and freeing those suffering from chronic back pain (the number one cause of disability here in the UK).

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30 June 2018 | around_town

Twickenham Riverside Planning Application is withdrawn

The Planning Application outlining plans for the future of Twickenham Riverside, has been withdrawn, subject to a review of the proposals.

In March, a Planning Application received local approval for the redevelopment of Twickenham Riverside. However, following the local elections in May, the new administration called for a review of the proposals and requested that the application is withdrawn.

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30 June 2018 | news

Summer surfin’ online with libraries’ IT help sessions

With summer just around the corner why not ride the technological wave and master your device with one of our Summer IT Sessions!

Whether it be your iPad, tablet, laptop or smartphone, we can help you work your way around tricky devices and provide you with skills you need to get the most out of your device.

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30 June 2018 | around_town

Summer Reading Challenge

Set your little mischief maker a summer reading challenge!

Have you got a little mischief maker in your house? Set them a Summer Reading Challenge to search for the Beantown buried treasure!

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30 June 2018 | around_town

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