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Are your children vaccinated?

Now that children have returned to school, parents are being urged to check that their children are protected against measles and are vaccinated.

Many children starting school for the first time or moving up to secondary school can be vulnerable to catching infectious diseases if they are not fully immunised.

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11 September 2019 | news

New back to work programme already a great success

Nearly 200 local residents have already benefited from a new back to work programme running across south London.

The work and health programme, known as Better Working Futures, is a £14m programme funded by five councils (South London Partnership) and ESF to help unemployed residents in Richmond, Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton, get back into work.

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9 September 2019 | news

Vince Cable to stand down as an MP

Sir Vince Cable is to step down as an MP at the next general election.

Sir Vince has represented Twickenham since 1997 and served as business secretary in the coalition government.

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6 September 2019 | news

Crane Park nature trail opens

An accessible, interactive nature trail in Crane Park has now opened, thanks to two grants from Richmond Council.

The London Wildlife Trust was awarded £3,870 through the Council’s Civic Pride Fund and £4,228 from The Community Fund to help make the Crane Park Island Trail more accessible to children and those with disabilities.

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6 September 2019 | news

Richmond Council urges students to get immunised

As students across the borough prepare for college and university next month, Richmond Council and local GPs are urging them to look after their health as well.

As well as advice regarding sexual health, young people are being advised to make sure their immunisations are up to date.

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30 August 2019 | news

Heathrow consultation 'a shambles'

Conservation charity Friends of Richmond Park (FRP) has assessed Heathrow’s final public consultation (closing 13th Sept) prior to applying for permission to build the 3rd runway. FRP believes the consultation’s treatment of Richmond Park is “a shambles.”

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28 August 2019 | news

Weir to be replaced on River Crane

Residents are invited to come and find out more about the plans to replace Mereway Weir and install a new fish pass on the River Crane.

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28 August 2019 | news

Richmond celebrates another successful GCSE year

Richmond Council has congratulated local schools following the publication of this year’s GCSE results - with excellent outcomes maintained or improved upon in most schools.

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23 August 2019 | news

School Sixth Forms buck national A-Level results

Students in Richmond upon Thames school sixth forms are once again celebrating following receipt of their A Level results - with the borough seeing an increase of 2% in A* to C grades.

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16 August 2019 | news

Famous actors and artists line up to donate art to Environment Trust's Secret Art Sale

Would you like the chance to buy a unique piece of art created by Dame Emma Thompson or Sir Quentin Blake for just £40? Then come along to Environment Trust’s annual Secret Art Sale at The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September from 11am until 5pm to view and purchase art works donated by famous celebrities.

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14 August 2019 | news

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