The January Parliament

Simon de Montfort

Exactly 750 years ago to this week, on the 20th January 1265, elected representatives from all over the country gathered together for the first time to speak on behalf of their communities and some of the people living within them. It was an early demonstration of how democracy can rise over the absolute power of the monarchy and it laid the foundations of what is now called Parliament. One of the leaders of this popular movement was Simon de Montfort who took the first faltering steps towards freedom in a field by the Thames in a place now known as St Margarets. His story appeared in these pages in August 2012…

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Family Art at Orleans House Gallery

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Sunday Afternoon Art family activities are running at Orleans House Gallery. They are on the first Sunday of every month from 2pm to3.30pm. No booking is necessary, you can just drop in any time.

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Training for the London Marathon? A Few Ideas

Firstly congratulations on making the commitment. Most training regimes will cover running frequency and distances in some detail. The importance of diet, rest, and general well-being will be highlighted but often specialist guidance is lacking. There are several disciplines from within the complementary therapy community that significantly benefit a person training for a marathon.

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Donate to Claire4Harvey and Help Weir Archer Academy

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Claire Wood is my son Harvey’s former support teacher. She has played a pivotal role in helping him access mainstream education and making school such an enjoyable experience for him. She is running the London Marathon for the Weir Archer Academy. They provide Harvey with access to sports, a racing wheelchair and expert coaching to help him fulfil his dreams.

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Charity Dog Walk 2015 - 25 January 2015

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Get 2015 off to a brisk start with a dog walk in Richmond Park and raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

All Welcome to come along. There’s no entry free but please donate or sponsor online.

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St Margarets Station Bum Groper Gets Community Service

A sex offender was ordered to complete 150 hours of community service after groping a woman’s buttock at St Margarets station. Ranjit Singh Soni, 36, of Summerwood Road in Isleworth, approached the woman in broad daylight, who was waiting for…

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23 January 2015 | news | Comments [0]

The Twickenham Jazz Club is Back at The Cabbage Patch

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New Year, New Venue and wonderful things are happening at Twickenham’s long running Jazz Club which now joins the Eel Pie Club, TwickFolk and many others at The Famous Cabbage Patch in London Road Twickenham.

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23 January 2015 | news | Comments [0]

Consultation: Community Roads and Pavements Fund 2015

Help decide how £35,000 is spent in your local area - nominate now!

In the All in One survey, residents highlighted the condition of roads and pavements among their top concerns. In response, the Council aims to make available £490,000 to pay specifically for community nominated improvements.

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