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RPA student wins major national art award for Alzheimer’s drawing

A 12-year-old East Sheen pupil has won a major children’s national art award for a drawing about Alzheimer’s. Lottie Russon, from Barnes, who has just started at Richmond Park Academy, has won the National Open Art Seaward Properties Chichester Art Award for Lost Memories. Lottie, who has won an iPad Air for herself and £700…


Lucy Loves…..Chocolate Salame from Christmas

This week, Lucy is thinking ahead and getting some Christmas baking done and dusted before all the fun starts. I am starting to obsess over Christmas food and it’s only the first week of December. I don’t have a single mince pie or sausage roll  in the freezer and this may start to keep me…

Try unlimited classes for a month at Be More Studio

We will without a doubt overindulge this Christmas but it does not mean we have to put on that extra weight, says new Mortlake fitness studio Be More’s owner Carlie Aimakhu. Just keep as active as possible: go for walks with the family, a morning run or try and fit a class in. Be More’s…

Dave Parletti

Wishing a speedy recovery for our postman Dave Parletti

Local postman Dave Parletti is a familiar figure to many in Sheen, he has a smile for everyone and he’s a much loved member of the local community. He’s also a BDO darts player and has played for England at international level. We got news from his wife Kirsty that David was recently taken ill…


Lucy Loves…….Big Pork and Prosciutto Meatballs

This week, Lucy is sharing this rib sticking, winter warming dish, perfect for family or for entertaining. I know, I know, we should be eating some salad and keeping the carbs down to a dull roar in the run up to Christmas. But, I am now of the opinion, for me at least, it’s too…

An Outstanding Ofsted Rating for Next Step Holiday Activities

Congratulations to Next Step Holiday Activities who have been awarded an Outstanding rating by Ofsted in every category. The inspired and dedicated team at NS Holiday have been running holiday activities for boys and girls aged 4-11 years at East Sheen Primary School for the past few years. The NS Holiday team is dedicated to ensuring…


Lucy Loves……Tiny Treacle Pecan Tarts

This week, Lucy is sharing a collaborative seasonal bake to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends across the Pond. This Thursday sees Americans celebrating Thanksgiving. This holiday, sadly, doesn’t extend to the UK, as I could definitely do with an extra day off this week to get ahead of the forthcoming festivities. Sunday sees the youngest…

Kids! Get drawing and you could win a copy of Bonkers About Beetroot!

If you’re aged 2-6 years old, like to draw and fancy winning a copy of this fabulously illustrated, fun and imaginative picture book by author Cath Jones, then listen up! Cath, who grew up in East Sheen and attended Sheen Mount, recently visited our wonderful local independent Sheen Bookshop and had lots of fun with…

Barnes Hospital development

Plans to build new housing and school on South Worple Way

There are plans to build houses, apartments and a new school at the Barnes Hospital site on South Worple Way. You can view the exhibition boards and submit your comments for the survey on the local NHS Trust page. According to the website, inpatient services have not been provided at Barnes Hospital since 2013. The…