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Digital Assistant For Local Businesses Launches In Richmond

The first digital assistant for local businesses launches this week in Richmond upon Thames. The tool called Jo has been in development for 6 months with support from Richmond Council, a growing number of local high street champions in the borough, hundreds of independent shopkeepers and dozens of industry experts.  Jo, developed by the organisation SaveTheHighStreet.org, helps…

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Lucy Loves…….Baked Risotto with Sausage

This recipe is a lovely, tasty dish without any of the stirring nonsense. Sausage Risotto has always been the way to my husband’s heart. He loves it, but my version, made since we first moved in together 100 years ago, is just a bit 1994. This recipe, however, is delicious and right up to date….

BlitzFitness: Get Fit In Any Weather

No matter what the weather, you can always find Lara and Karen, founders of BlitzFitness leading their group fitness sessions on Palewell Common. This much beloved Sheen business was founded 9 years ago, when Lara & Karen met in the playground at East Sheen Primary and they’re proud to say they’ve never cancelled a class…

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Lucy Loves…….Nana’s Chocolate Cake

This week, Lucy is helping us to get ready for Mother’s Day with a huge tray of fudgy chocolate cake. Ever since I started baking, I have been slightly obsessed by cakes made using vinegar. My obsession came with this particular Chocolate Cake recipe and has gone on ever since. I am always slightly puzzled…

More Photos of Snowy East Sheen and Mortlake

Thanks to everyone who’ve sent us their pictures of East Sheen and Mortlake in the snow. We’ve had so many submissions we’ve created a second post for your latest images. Here is a wonderful selection featuring snowy and sunny scenes in SW14 by Susan Holmes, Natasha Essex, Helen Read and Orsi Torjak. Enjoy – and please…

Evolution opens in SW14, bringing you an exciting new fitness choice

At the start of 2018, Evolution Fitness Studio opened its doors in Mortlake. Evolution is a new boutique fitness studio that’s fast becoming a popular health and wellness hub for the local community. Funded entirely by local residents and conveniently located on Mortlake High Street, Evolution offers: indoor cycling one-to-one personal training functional group fitness…

Local Tips On Going Plastic Free

Local resident Judith Russenberger has sent us some wonderful tips on going plastic free. She and her family have been experimenting for the last 18 months in ways by which they can reduce their plastic usage and are sharing their tips with our readers. Fruit & Veg: “Most of our vegetables and fruit come from…

Your Photos Of Snowy East Sheen

We asked local residents to send in their photos of East Sheen in the snow. Here is a wonderful selection featuring snowy and sunny scenes in Sheen, on Mortlake Green and in Richmond Park. The photographers are Kirsten Fehring, Lucy Tyrrell, Lynden Swainston, Francis Kelly, Cynthia Micallef, Tiina Yan and Sue Lancaster, whose pictures also…

Dream Cakes & Heavenly Bakes for all occasions

As Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it,” and local resident Elizabeth Ott is certainly not just dreaming, she’s doing.  The result? A new business that’s already bringing pleasure to many, Dream Cakes & Heavenly Bakes “Since I can remember I have thoroughly enjoyed baking sweet treats and have always…

East Sheen traffic needs less cars, more walking and cycling

Welcoming our new contributor Tim Lennon. He is the local coordinator for London Cycling Campaign, and is a campaigner for active travel (more and better walking and cycling). His first post is about transport concerns around the The Mortlake Brewery development. The Mortlake Brewery development is a fabulous opportunity for the area. But as with…