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Things to do in lockdown

I once met a man called James Reason who told me that he could project his thoughts into my brain - like mind reading in reverse. He said that all we had to do was to sit opposite each other, that he would concentrate for a few seconds and then send a thought into my head.

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15 January 2021 | around_town

Richmond Rugby recycling your spare tech for students in need

With schools closing and children having to be educated at home during the latest lockdown, we have made the decision to once again offer a second-hand tech drop-off point at the club every Saturday.

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8 January 2021 | around_town

Help keep Park Lane Stables in Teddington

Park Lane Stables RDA (Riding for the Disabled) has been a key part of the Teddington community for many years, providing much-needed therapy and happiness to hundreds of local children and adults with (and without) disabilities every year.

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8 January 2021 | around_town

Event: Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion talk

Richmond Council is hosting an event to give residents the chance to hear from Transport for London on the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion.

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7 January 2021 | around_town

Covid testing for those with NO symptoms

ALL residents in the borough who are either essential workers, volunteering, providing vital support for a vulnerable resident, or need regular reassurance that they don’t have COVID-19, can now apply for a rapid COVID-19 test; this test is for people NOT experiencing symptoms or asymptomatic.

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7 January 2021 | around_town

Covid testing in Old Deer Park

People who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are reminded that they can also get tested at the temporary pop-up testing centre in Old Deer Park, on selected dates this January, including New Year’s Day.

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29 December 2020 | around_town

Christmas tree collection 2021

Residents are reminded that the free Christmas tree recycling service will commence from Monday 4 January 2021.

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28 December 2020 | around_town

One Christmas in 1944

On Christmas Day 1944 my mother Peggy was in the Maternity Ward at the Royal Northern Hospital in Holloway, North London waiting for me to arrive. I was already two weeks overdue and the story goes that the midwives were gathering round the bed and pointing at my mum’s impressive bump saying “We know you’re in there. If you don’t come out immediately, we’re going to come in and get you!”

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23 December 2020 | around_town

Nearly 1,000 children send #LoveThroughTheLetterbox

A big thank you to the 950 children and young people who spread festive spirit in care homes around the borough - by creating Christmas cards and letters.

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23 December 2020 | around_town

Be a good neighbour this Christmas

Richmond Council is encouraging residents to be a good neighbour this Christmas and check on the wellbeing of older people in their communities who live alone.

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23 December 2020 | around_town

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