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Join the Barnardo’s ‘Great Christmas Sort Out’ by donating winter woollies at the East Sheen store

Now that winter’s officially here and the weather’s getting chillier, Barnardo’s in East Sheen is urging us all to have a pre-Christmas sort out and to donate any unwanted, pre-loved woollies to their store. Stocks of winter clothes, such as jumpers and coats, are flying off the rails at the shop on Milestone Green/Sheen Lane. The children’s charity desperately needs more…


Lucy Loves……Coconut Almond Plum Cake

This week, Lucy has been browsing the cookery section of the Sheen Book Shop and recreated this soft and tasty seasonal bake. I feel I am quite late to the Ottolenghi party. I used to be scared of his recipes and found them to have a lengthy list of ingredients most of which I didn’t…

New Fitness Studio BeMore Launches in Mortlake

BeMore is a new and dynamic fitness studio conveniently located at Mortlake Business Centre and open to everyone, regardless of age, sex or fitness level. BeMore brings you a wide variety of affordable drop-in sessions (no lengthy contracts) and the flexibility of classes that run from early morning right through to late evening and weekends,…


Lucy Loves Thai Beef and Pineapple Curry

This week it’s time to pull on your bobble hat, throw a log on the fire and make this wonderful spiced fruit and meat based curry. If you are a regular reader, and I really hope you are, or I will feel extremely stupid rambling away to myself week after week, you will be aware…

Don’t miss the secondary school applications deadline!  

Do you have a child in Year 6 of primary school? You have got one week to submit your applications for a secondary school place next year so make sure you don’t miss it. According to the council’s website, the deadline to apply to secondary schools in September 2018 is Tuesday 31 October. This crucial…


Lucy Loves Spooky White Chocolate Popcorn

This week, in preparation for Halloween, Lucy is making a spooky treat and pretending it’s for the children, but eating it all herself. It’s going to be a busy week, it’s half term and it’s the run up to Halloween. Both these things equal me being out of pocket. Trick or Treating is off the…

A Farewell To Madeleine’s Founder

We say a fond farewell to Lisa Martini of Madeleine’s Cake Boutique and wish her well for the future. Throughout her four years, she accomplished so much with her business and embraced the community spirit of East Sheen. Here is her farewell guest post: To all my wonderful customers, friends, neighbours, fellow cake lovers, event…


Lucy Loves Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Sesame

This week Lucy is treating us to chicken tray bake with some seasonal roasted vegetables and just a hint of spice. A constant in my life is what can I do with chicken thighs. Thighs are by far my favourite chicken to eat, full of flavour, super crispy skin and always a really good price….

Please share your views on the Air Quality Action Plan!

As you may know the poor quality of the air in our borough is a major concern. The council produced a new Air Quality Action Plan and needs your feedback on it.  The Air Quality Action Plan outlines key areas of policy, the need for an action plan, the levels and sources of pollution in…

The city impact of the boat race explored

Did you know that visitors to the Boat Race spend between £7 million and £8.5 million on race day? And that the total economic benefit to the local area from the Boat Race is between £2.8 and £3.7 million each year? A new study by Arup has analysed the economic impact of the Boat Race…