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How to keep cool and contented at camp with Akela

Akela says… When I was a nipper keeping cool at camp wasn’t much of a problem. First of all we didn’t have scorching hot summers like the one dumped upon us this year and secondly our tents were not like today’s sealed and synthetic silicon sweatboxes. Our tents were made of canvas and probably left over from the Battle of El Alamein. They didn’t have sewn in bathtub groundsheets and the ‘walls’ flapped in any breeze.

12 July 2018 | around_town

A child's memory of the NHS

When I was a child I lived in a flat in Lausanne Road in Hornsey, part of what is known now as the ‘Haringey Ladder’. The area got this name as it consisted of a series of parallel streets, like the rungs on a ladder, bounded to east and west by Wightman Road and Green Lanes.

12 July 2018 | around_town

Have yourself a slammin' summer of tennis

As British tennis stars get their Wimbledon campaign underway this week, why not kick off your own summer of tennis at one of the borough’s thirteen tennis sites.

The Council, in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, is offering a family membership scheme which gives the whole family access to our tennis courts. There’s also a junior membership package for under-16s, who can book and play tennis for free.

12 July 2018 | around_town

Summer Holidays at Orleans House Gallery 2018

Join us over the summer holidays for creative workshops inspired by the beauty and nature of our gallery grounds! We will learn, explore and create while playing with a variety of techniques, including 3D construction, printing and textiles.

12 July 2018 | around_town

Lady Jane Grey and the Barge from Syon

One summer morning in July 1553 a State Barge came up the Thames on the rising tide and moored on the north bank by Syon House, the home of John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland and Lord Protector of the Realm - and there it sat awaiting its passenger.

30 June 2018 | around_town

Yogalates for Back Pain - 29 July to 2 September 2018

Improve your core stability, posture and mobility with a new six-week specialist course at the ETNA Centre, ‘Yogalates for Back Pain’, aimed at mobilising and freeing those suffering from chronic back pain (the number one cause of disability here in the UK).

30 June 2018 | around_town

Summer surfin’ online with libraries’ IT help sessions

With summer just around the corner why not ride the technological wave and master your device with one of our Summer IT Sessions!

Whether it be your iPad, tablet, laptop or smartphone, we can help you work your way around tricky devices and provide you with skills you need to get the most out of your device.

30 June 2018 | around_town

Summer Reading Challenge

Set your little mischief maker a summer reading challenge!

Have you got a little mischief maker in your house? Set them a Summer Reading Challenge to search for the Beantown buried treasure!

30 June 2018 | around_town

New Zumba Classes in St Margarets

There are two new sets of Zumba classes running at the ETNA Centre in East Twickenham.

30 June 2018 | around_town

House of Frazer - A walk on the wild side

I was a little dismayed when our local departmental store - the House of Fraser - announced last week that they were planning to close 31 of its 59 premises across the UK and Ireland as part of a rescue plan… not that I ever went shopping there.

15 June 2018 | around_town

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