Funnyman from Twickenham makes Comedy Knights final

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A comedian from Twickenham has almost had the last laugh by beating more than 160 acts to a competition final.

World War One exhibition comes together, thanks to sterling work of community

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Volunteers and contributors to a World War One exhibition have been thanked by the curator of the Museum of Richmond.

Kew cordoned off after 'loud explosion' blows cash machine from newsagent wall

Your Local Guardian:

11:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Part of Kew village is cordoned off this morning after thieves ripped a cash point from the wall of a newsagent.

Commuters 'priced off trains' following latest inflation-busting rail fare rise

Your Local Guardian: Trains delayed due to engineering work

11:35am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Train fares will rise ahead of inflation for another year, the government has announced.

Did you see Strawberry Hill assault at the weekend?

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Police are investigating an allegation of assault believed to have happened in Strawberry Hill in the early hours of Saturday.

Cancer survival rates 'an inexcusable postcode lottery' based on where you live in SW London and Surrey

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support said official figures from 2011 publicised this week and which see variations across south west London and north Surrey, showed an "inexcusable postcode lottery"

Knitwits take on a monkey challenge for Vineyard Community Centre

Your Local Guardian:

3:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A group of knitters will get up to some monkey business next week as their creations go ape in Richmond.

Engineers unearth tram tracks dating back to the 1900s

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Engineers repairing a water main in Hampton last week uncovered the original tracks of a tram route that served the borough during the early 20th century.

Pets get a special day as owners raise cash for charity

Your Local Guardian:

6:54pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Pampered pooches enjoyed checkups and nail clips at a fundraising event for Animal Rescue and Care (Arc) Twickenham.

10 of the best: Tim Vine tops festival jokes - which makes you laugh the most?

Your Local Guardian:

3:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A wisecrack about a vacuum cleaner has won Tim Vine an award for the "funniest joke" of the Edinburgh Fringe for a second time.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Your Local Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Woman detained under Mental Health Act after threatening to jump from Richmond Bridge

Your Local Guardian:

12:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

A woman was taken to hospital under the mental health act after threatening to jump from Richmond Bridge in the early hours of Saturday.

Delays on District line after signal failures this morning

Your Local Guardian:

9:46am Monday 18th August 2014

Delays on District line in Wimbledon, Ealing and Richmond after signal failures this morning.

River pram "drama" ends happily, but RNLI warns caution

Your Local Guardian:

9:20am Monday 18th August 2014

Terrified onlookers feared the worst when they saw a frantic mother trying to rescue her pram from the river in Richmond this week.

First show approaches for Orange Tree Theatre's new director

Your Local Guardian:

10:03am Monday 18th August 2014

New artistic director Paul Miller opens his Orange Tree Theatre reign with novelist DH Lawrence's The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd.

Enter the murky world of Surrey's executions

Your Local Guardian:

11:02am Saturday 16th August 2014

Sheep thieves, murderers, forgers and rapists were hanged in front of cheering crowds as a spectacle across Surrey in the early 19th century.

Cycle-powered cinema sequel in Whitton

Your Local Guardian:

11:07am Saturday 16th August 2014

Eight cyclists power the screen as the Action Bikes Cinema returns to Whitton this month.

Council campaign warns residents about home security

Your Local Guardian:

10:51am Saturday 16th August 2014

Richmond Council has launched a campaign warning residents to protect their homes this summer.

Go on the hunt for Richmond's hidden heritage treasure

Your Local Guardian: President Joyce Hayes hope Journal readers can help her quest for information about the early days. Photo courtesy of Jan Krömer at Flickr.

10:40am Saturday 16th August 2014

Children can hunt for historical fact packs, hidden across Richmond, as part of a borough-wide treasure hunt.

Tributes for Lori Waterworth, 24, who died on a houseboat in Twickenham last month

Your Local Guardian:

10:38am Friday 15th August 2014

Friends have paid tribute to a woman who died on a house boat moored at Ducks Walk in Twickenham last month.

Quins aiming for 20,000 in expansion plans

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Harlequins Rugby Club hope to turn the Stoop into a 20,000-capacity stadium after revealing ambitious expansion plans.

Wedding couple bans gifts for giving

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 15th August 2014

It may not be conventional, but a bride and groom from Richmond banned guests from buying gifts for their wedding.

LIVE: Richmond A-level results day 2014

Your Local Guardian:

9:06am Thursday 14th August 2014

Students across the borough will find out if their hard work paid off today as they collect their A-level results.

Super century for Twickenham's Margaret Randall

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A woman from Twickenham celebrated her 100th birthday in style last week.

UPDATE: Roads have re-opened after drilling builder "causes gas leak" and gridlock in Twickenham

Your Local Guardian:

4:43pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Twickenham town centre came to a standstill after King Street was closed due to a gas leak.

Gloriana's "rightful berth" in Hounslow, says council leader

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

The leader of Hounslow Council has come out in support of the campaign to take the Gloriana to Brentford.

Former Waldegrave girl has hand in designing body-confident Girl Guide uniform

Your Local Guardian:

2:20am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A talented young woman from Teddington is part of a team of designers who have created the new body-confident Girl Guide uniform.

Richmond College announces its new principal

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Richmond College has appointed Robin Ghurbhurun as its new chief executive and principal.

Entrepreneur has one ale of a journey

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Twickenham-based beer supplier Nick Dolan has expanded his business and can employ more staff because of an ongoing partnership with retailer Marks and Spencer.

Carbon monoxide leak closes Richmond Bridge

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Richmond Bridge was closed this morning after a gas leak.

Mum-to-be distraught after losing wedding rings on Richmond Green

Your Local Guardian:

2:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A woman who lost her wedding rings while having a picnic on Richmond Green is appealing for help in finding them.

Talented musicians need your votes for Gigs Big Busk

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Four of Richmond’s young musicians have been competing in the country’s biggest street music competition, the Gigs Big Busk.

Caring cafe expands its care to Whitton

Your Local Guardian: New dementia club appealing for volunteers

2:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A caring cafe has opened in Whitton for people with dementia to enjoy a coffee or lunch with their carers and families.

Cycle-mad couple say 'I do' during RideLondon race

Your Local Guardian:

1:30pm Monday 11th August 2014

Torrential rain yesterday failed to dampen the spirits of a sporty Raynes Park couple who took a breather to tie the knot in the middle of the RideLondon cycle challenge.

PICTURES: Dora the Explorer visits London Wetland Centre

Your Local Guardian:

1:33pm Monday 11th August 2014

Fans of Dora the Explorer got a treat when the young adventurer came to town.

Support cyclist safety and have your say, says Richmond Council

Your Local Guardian: The plan: Could Richmond be a continental cycling haven?

12:23pm Monday 11th August 2014

Cyclists in Richmond could soon be protected by a ban on lorries lacking appropriate safety equipment.

Super marks for safeguarding in Richmond

Your Local Guardian:

12:01pm Monday 11th August 2014

Richmond Council's safeguarding services have been praised in a Local Government Association (LGA) review.

PICTURES: Cyclists brave the storms to take part in RideLondon event

Your Local Guardian:

3:46pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Thousands of cyclists have braved the storms today to endure the RideLondon 100 bike event.

RESULTS: Britain's Karen Darke wins women’s HandCycle Classic

Your Local Guardian:

2:07pm Sunday 10th August 2014

British handcyclist Karen Darke has won the women’s Prudential RideLondon HandCycle Classic.

RESULTS: Austria's Walter Ablinger wins men's HandCycle Classic

Your Local Guardian:

1:21pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Austrian handcyclist Walter Ablinger has won the men's Prudential RideLondon HandCycle Classic.

Sir Bradley Wiggins prepares for the RideLondon Classic this afternoon

Your Local Guardian: Bradley Wiggins

11:18am Sunday 10th August 2014

Top men’s cyclists from across from the world are gearing up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic this afternoon.

RESULTS: Italian cyclist Giorgia Bronzini wins yesterday's RideLondon Grand Prix

Your Local Guardian:

10:36am Sunday 10th August 2014

The Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix was won by the Itailian cyclist Giorgia Bronzini yesterday.

Prudential Ride 100 course shortened because of bad weather

Your Local Guardian:

9:37am Sunday 10th August 2014

The Prudential Ride 100 bike event set to weave its way through Surrey and parts of London today, has been shortened due to bad weather.

Very best of care celebrated

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A celebration of excellence across the care sector brought hundreds of people together who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to helping others.

Arts Richmond Swan award celebrates the best of stage

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Am-dram groups across the borough are set to be recognised for their hard work in the Arts Richmond Swan awards.

Eel Pie Island emerges as possible home for Gloriana

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Eel Pie islanders are calling on Richmond Council to consider providing a permanent home for Gloriana on the Twickenham island.

Riverboat folk hit out at plans to evict them from Teddington Lock

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Friday 8th August 2014

People who live in houseboats by Teddington Lock have spoken out about attempts to evict them, claiming shanty boats were ruining their otherwise idyllic way of life.

Borough commander aiming to win back Richmond's safest tag

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Richmond's new borough commander wants the borough to be the safest in London and says he is not a fan of knife arches.

Protesters call on Vince Cable to ban arms sales to Israel

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Protesters have called for Vince Cable to ban all arms sales to Israel in the height of the conflict.

Man hospitalised after suspected cardiac arrest in Hampton accident

Your Local Guardian:

11:25am Thursday 7th August 2014

A pensioner was rushed to hospital when he suffered a cardiac arrest after a traffic accident.



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