24 October 2014 | around_townPlease come to a public meeting to hear about the impact of budget and staffing cuts on the service that Kew provides on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 from 7.00pm to 8.45pm
17 October 2014 | around_townHounslow Heath once had a fearsome reputation for a wide variety of unsavoury activities, including murder, highway robbery, the general seduction of the innocent and gullible and the execution of assorted miscreants and subsequent grisly exhibition of their corpses. It was also, at a time when individuals settled their differences with swords and pistols, a perfect place for duels. In his admirable history of the area, "And So Make A City Here", historian G.E Bate notes a couple for our interest...
16 October 2014 | around_townLocal St Margarets and North Twickenham Councillor, Alexander Ehmann has turned up the heat on the Board of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Only a week after he and local Councillors Ben Khosa and Geoff Acton wrote to the Board of the RFU to express their serious concerns about Chelsea Football Club's proposed move to Twickenham Stadium, Cllr Ehmann has recruited over 500 local residents to the campaign against Chelsea's move.
16 October 2014 | news
Guy Faulk’s night can be great fun but beware that small children are terrified of the loud bangs or sometimes imagine the fireworks will fall out of the sky on to their heads…which can spoil the enjoyment somewhat! Try and watch fireworks from a good distance to minimise stress or take some ear defenders.
16 October 2014 | around_town
October half term looms! What does this mean to you? The inconvenience of not being able to rely on the usual termly routines and activities? The unnerving prospect of keeping the kids entertained and away from each other’s throats while the weather gradually deteriorates and the living room seems to shrink before your eyes?
16 October 2014 | around_townThe 23rd annual Richmond Literature Festival will run throughout November and once again feature a range of literary figures and personalities covering a variety of subjects including history, music, art, politics and war. Highlights from this year's programme include esteemed actor Sheila Hancock, journalist Peter Snow and Dr Anthony King. We are also delighted to be hosting hugely popular - and local author, Jacqueline Wilson as part of the children and young people's programme.
16 October 2014 | around_town_Two local events in St Margarets commemorating the 1st World War_ Our memories of the 1st World War and the men and women who lived through it are fixed in bronze statues, names carved in wood and stone, elegaic music, first-hand memoirs and poetry by the likes of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. Somewhere along the line we seem to have forgotten that most of those who took part in that terrible conflict were just like us, living in the same houses that we still live in, walking the same streets as us and sharing the same hopes and aspirations.
9 October 2014 | around_town
Autumn is the season of transformation. You can see it all around us in nature, the leaves are changing colour, the air is cooler and days are shorter.
9 October 2014 | around_townOver the next three years, London's Screen Archives is hitting the road for London: A Bigger Picture - a major project to introduce the capital to its cinematic heritage, and collect your home movies. First stop? Hounslow.
9 October 2014 | around_town