The Murderous Sir John Fitz

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In 1575, in the days before John Fitz was born his father, a keen astrologer, studied the stars to see what future awaited the child. Unfortunately Dad was not reassured by the astrological indications…

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3 February 2016 | around_town

Gas Mains Replacement Work Postponed

Work on the scheme in St Margarets Road began last month but has now been put on hold until a later date.

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3 February 2016 | news

Residents Overwhelmingly Reject Twickenham Riverside Plans

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Well, the residents had their say regarding the Council’s plans for regenerating the Twickenham riverside, and it wasn’t very pretty. In fact, every single question’s response was overwhelmingly negative — 92% of surveys were against the proposal.

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2 February 2016 | news

The Return of the Robots and the Golem of Prague

Robby the robot

Before we get too excited about the future and ‘squadrons of automatons zipping about’ we should not forget that the concept of robots, replicants and androids has been around for centuries. One of the great Cretan myths about Talos, the mechanical man who guarded the island from pirates, dates back to 400 years BC. An automaton with a similar defensive purpose was created in Czechoslovakia in the sixteenth century.

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29 January 2016 | around_town

Silverfit Offers Weekly Classes for People Over 45

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Age 45 and over? Keep Fit in 2016

Whether you have never exercised before or are a seasoned pro. Meet new friends and get healthy doing it! We meet every Wednesday at the Whitton Community Centre from 1.30 to 3.30pm.

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29 January 2016 | around_town

David Masters Salons' Valentines Day Promotion

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David Masters Salon is giving away fabulous heart shaped box of chocolates with Gift Cards in the run up to Valentine’s Day, while stocks last. They are redeemable against hair and beauty services at David Masters Salons in Richmond Bridge and St Margarets, Richmond’s premier independent hair and beauty salon.

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29 January 2016 | around_town

St Margarets Traders Association's Adam Tocock Steps Down

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After many years of service, Adam Tocock is stepping down from his role with the St Margarets Traders Association. Adam helped organise the group and all their activities, including publishing the wonderful St Margarets magazines and running the semi-annual Crown Road fairs. It is hard and often unappreciated work, but Adam pushed forward with a smile on his face and a ready joke. Thank you Adam and we will see you at Cutters.

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29 January 2016 | editorial

Event Reminder: Spring Lunch with Samantha Bond at Holly Lodge - 16 March 2016

holly lodge Samantha Bond

“In conversation with Samantha Bond” will be the centre piece of the annual Holly Lodge Centre Spring Lunch on Wednesday 16 March at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park. Supporters of the Centre will have a chance to interact with Samantha about her distinguished career in film, theatre and television.

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29 January 2016 | editorial|around_town|news

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