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John Lennon's juke box

In 1965, long before Spotify, Pandora and Shazam John Lennon bought himself a juke box to take on tour. It wasn’t one of those ‘wailing wardrobe’ Rock Ola plastic cathedrals of flashing lights and coloured neon tubes that you might have bopped to at your local coffee bar. John’s jukebox was a portable device about the size of a medium suitcase and made in the UK by KB Discomatic.

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2 July 2020 | around_town

Playgrounds and outdoor gyms reopening

In accordance with Government guidance, the borough’s 62 playgrounds and 11 outdoor gyms have been closed for the past 14 weeks. The Government has now announced that they can reopen from 4th July. Multi Use Games Areas and Skate Parks will also reopen this weekend.

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2 July 2020 | around_town

Richmond Council says jumping in Thames is not safe

Jumping in the Thames is NOT a safe way to cool off, says Council and emergency services

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1 July 2020 | around_town

Civic Centre open for appointments

The Civic Centre in Twickenham will be partially reopening next week on an appointment basis only. This follows a public closure during lockdown.

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1 July 2020 | around_town

Survey to assess impact of Covid-19 locally

The current coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the work of public services locally. Richmond Council would like to hear from residents on how this has affected their lives and what services they have received.

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29 June 2020 | around_town

Library Service Update

In line with current Government guidance on the safe reopening of public buildings, Richmond upon Thames Library Service will begin a phased reopening from Monday 6 July 2020, starting with the resumption of the popular ‘click and collect’ service for library books. Please note that dates are, of course, subject to any further updates from Government.

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26 June 2020 | around_town

Governor Position at Orleans Primary School

Orleans Primary School is looking for a co-opted governor. To be a School Governor is to assume an important role within the school community. Next academic year will be particularly challenging as the school deals with the repercussions of Covid-19.

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24 June 2020 | around_town

In support of Baden Powell

Two important events happened on the day that I was born, Thursday 28th December 1944. David Lloyd George announced his retirement from Parliament and my father, Fred, put my name down on the waiting list for the Cubs at the ‘111th North London’ group in Tottenham. Fred had been an enthusiastic Scout and he had met my mother at a Scout Dance and neither events had done him much harm so he thought he would do the same for me.

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20 June 2020 | around_town

Dave and Duni - The mystery resolved

I know that some of you have become caught up in the strange story of Dave and Duni and the mysterious markings that appeared recently in roads around north St Margarets. At first the road markings, not dissimilar to the huge patterns laid out some 2000 years ago on the Nazca Plain in Peru and visible only from the sky, triggered the thought that perhaps they had been put there by extra-terrestrials.

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13 June 2020 | around_town

The Summer Reading Challenge for kids!

Children aged 4-11 are encouraged to join the Silly Squad for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge, which runs until September, is the biggest children’s reading for pleasure programme in the UK and is delivered by The Reading Agency.

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8 June 2020 | around_town

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