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New canoe and kayak craze on the crane - just messing about on the river

There have been boats up and down the River Crane for hundreds of years, long before the houses began to appear along the banks in the 1890s. There were the boats of fishermen who would catch lampreys off the weir that once jutted out into the Thames from Railshead.

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30 May 2020 | around_town

Who is Dave? The answer is revealed

Under the strict protocols of Gallifrey I am not allowed to reveal the full mystery of the hieroglyphs that appeared in the streets of north St Margarets a week or two ago apart from saying that Gallifrey is a binary star system located 250 million light years from Earth. It is also the home of Dr Who and the Time Lords.

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23 May 2020 | around_town

New Mayor of Richmond upon Thames

Cllr Geoff Acton has been formally sworn in at a virtual Council meeting as the 56th Mayor of Richmond upon Thames.

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19 May 2020 | around_town

More than just a bad day?

We all need emotional support, particularly during these difficult times. Feelings such as low mood, stress and anxiety can impact our mental health, and sometimes you just need to talk about it.

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14 May 2020 | around_town

Who is Dave?

A week or two ago a highway engineer visited our little corner of paradise and using a white paint spray started decorating the streets with obscure hieroglyphics.

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9 May 2020 | around_town

Helen Astrid: Music Theory online course - 27 May 2020

A five week online course, perfect whether you have some previous knowledge or wish to brush up your existing musical skills.

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8 May 2020 | around_town

Waste and Recycling services due to restart

The borough’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Garden Waste and Bulky Waste services are due to restart later this month, with strict guidance in place to ensure the safety of residents and staff and to ensure access to Mortlake crematorium.

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7 May 2020 | around_town

Take part in anniversary of VE Day 75

A special floral bedding display has been planted in Terrace Gardens in Richmond to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of war in Europe.

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7 May 2020 | around_town

Help water trees outside your house

Help is wanted to water many of the young trees planted across the borough.

With warm, dry weather for much of the lockdown, watering schedules have been increased by the Council, this is to give the trees a good start to the growing season.

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6 May 2020 | around_town

Keep a Climate Change diary during lockdown

Residents are being encouraged to keep a ‘Climate Change diary’ to help record local differences they are seeing due a reduction in carbon emissions.

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5 May 2020 | around_town

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