Archives from November 2012

The Great Benefactress

If ever there was a growth industry in Old Isleworth it was the founding of almshouses. Over the last 400 years these small, well built, terraced cottages have provided a secure home for some of the district’s most vulnerable people. The names of the almshouses:- Butler’s, Bell’s, Farnell’s, Ingram’s, Rayment’s, Tolson’s and Sermon’s are a reminder of the generous benefactors who bequeathed money for the benefit of the less fortunate members of their community. This is the story of one of them- “a great benefactress to the parish.”

30 November 2012 | around_town

Ladies! Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star?

Can you sing like Brenda Lee? Can you “dooby-doo” like the Ronettes? Do you look hot in a ‘frou-frou’ dress? Are you into the popular music of the late 1950’s?

You can? You do? You are?!! Then you might be just the person that a St Margarets based 1950’s style rock ‘n’ roll band is looking for!

30 November 2012 | around_town

Event Reminder: Singalonga-Santa - 8 December 2012

Santa will be visiting Cambridge Gardens, East Twickenham, again this year. So come along and see him!

28 November 2012 | around_town

Event Reminder: East Twickenham Christmas Switch-On - 7 December 2012

Come and see the lights switched on in Richmond Road, East Twickenham. The Mayor will be switching on the lights on the big tree at the foot of the bridge at 6pm. The Salvation Army Band will be playing carols. There’ll be mince pies and maybe even something to drink. And the shops will be open late for some present browsing.

28 November 2012 | around_town

This Christmas at Pilates Plus

Come and sample some of our classes and treatments and discover what we can offer you. Special offers on January bookings

28 November 2012 | around_town

Event Reminder: Richmond Community Choir Christmas Concert - 13 December 2012

Local singing group Richmond Community Choir is joining forces with the Martineau Brass Quintet for a delightful concert of Christmas related music on 13 December 2012, at the church of St John the Divine (near Richmond Station) from 7.30pm Tickets are £5 on the door.

28 November 2012 | around_town

Local Author's Mitch Stansbury's Never Mind the Botox Out Now

St Margarets writer Mitch Stansbury has just released his second book, describing it as a middle-aged, mid-life crisis rock’n’roll diary.

28 November 2012 | around_town

Event Reminder: Life under Occupation - 13 December 2012

Come and meet a Palestinian Gandhi at the Richmond Unitarian Church at 7.30pm on 13 December 2012. Mousa abu Maria, one of the leaders of the growing Palestinian grassroots, non-violent activism campaign of resistance to the Israeli military occupation. He is from Beit Ummar in the West Bank where an Israeli settlement has taken 65% of his community’s land. He is married to a Jewish Israeli woman and works closely with many Jewish Israeli peace activists.

28 November 2012 | around_town

Any Qualified Provider and the NHS Reforms

As part of the health reforms brought in by the coalition government, the NHS is rolling out AQP contracts for services to the patients of local GPs. AQP (Any Qualified Provider) contracts will be commissioned by groups of local GPs called CCGs (Care Commisioning Groups) for primary healthcare services. These services will include musculoskeletal services for back pain and neck pain, community wound dressing services, diagnostic imaging services among others.

28 November 2012 | news

Age UK Richmond's Winter Wellbeing Campaign 2012

Practical advice on keeping you and your home warm, avoiding cold related illness such as flu and eating well in the winter

Winter isn’t everyone’s favourite season and there’s no doubt that the cold weather can be a worry for some. Cold weather can lead to serious health problems, particularly for people who have a long-term health condition or are over 65. With a little preparation, and by following some simple suggestions, we can help ward off the winter chills.

28 November 2012 | news

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