Archives from November 2020

Eight magpies

Earlier this week, just as the sun was rising over the houses, I saw eight magpies sitting in a tree at the bottom of my garden. Eight of them. I know that magpies in groups are supposed to have special significance …one meaning sorrow, two meaning joy, three for a girl, four for a boy and so on …but eight?

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26 November 2020 | around_town

New Coronavirus Restrictions - Tier 2 High Alert

The government has announced that, as of 2 December, the London region, including St Margarets will go into the revised Tier 2 High Alert category. Socialising in any environment is limited to your own household or ‘bubble’ and the ‘rule of 6’ applies for any outdoor meetings.

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26 November 2020 | news

Event: Axel Scheffler hosts festive family workshop - 5 December 2020

Habitats & Heritage, the new charity dedicated to conserving and developing the natural and historic environment of south and west London, is kick-starting the Christmas season with an exclusive, online family workshop hosted by the world-famous illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler.

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26 November 2020 | around_town

New solution for Hammersmith Bridge?

A radical new solution to the on-going closure of Hammersmith Bridge, negating the need for a second temporary bridge structure, has been welcomed by Richmond Council.

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26 November 2020 | news

Council calls for 2021 school exam review

Young people deserve a “level playing field” when it comes to school examinations, says Richmond Council.

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25 November 2020 | news

Care home Christmas gift box appeal

Local charity, Embracing Age, is creating Christmas Gift Boxes for care home residents that do not have family or friends so that they feel valued and loved by their community at this difficult time.

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25 November 2020 | around_town

Looking to change careers as a result of Covid?

A new FREE career transition programme has been launched by Richmond Work Match to help those who have been made redundant or are at risk of losing their job as a result of Covid-19.

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24 November 2020 | around_town

A memory of Des O'Connor

Des O’Connor died this week – 14th November – at the age of 88 after a fall. I was never much of a fan. He never rang any bells for me but I do have one abiding memory of him in action.

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19 November 2020 | around_town

Win a Christmas hamper and support local environment charities

Richmond residents have the chance to win a Christmas hamper full of goodies from local retailers, as part of the Mayor of the Borough’s Christmas fundraising efforts.

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19 November 2020 | around_town

Share some Winter Sparkle to spread some joy

Richmond Council has joined the #RichmondSparkle campaign encouraging residents to light up their homes, businesses and schools this winter to help spread some joy across the borough.

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19 November 2020 | around_town

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