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Lucy Loves… Sticky Golden Syrup Cake

Sometimes the need for cake is strong but the will is weak. That’s the kind of mood I’m in a the moment. Motivation is low and I am just not in the mood for eating anything remotely healthy. I have had a cold for two weeks, the wind has whipped my hair into a tatty…

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Lucy Loves… Vietnamese Pork Patties

Mince recipes are a staple in our house. They’re good value, quick and tasty. Beef, turkey, veal or pork mince are brilliant staples and I love them all. This Vietnamese Pork Patties recipe has become a firm favourite in our house, well with Ben and Clyde at least, George would never be so adventurous as…

Last day to comment on additional 25,000 planned flights from Heathrow

Heathrow’s latest public consultation on expansion is closing tonight, at 11.55pm on 4 March 2019. It is seeking feedback on changes to Heathrow Airport’s airspace and future runway operations. Richmond Council, along with four other councils is fighting the airport expansion, saying 25,000 extra flights would be disastrous for the borough.  The Heathrow eight-week public consultation is asking for public…

Looking for happiness? Get outside!

Our new contributor, Lara Milward is co-founder of local outdoor fitness company BlitzFitness; she is going to share fitness and healthy living tips with our readers. This week she writes about the benefits of training outside, in all weathers. BlitzFitness has been training people outside for 10 years now; all fitness levels in all weathers…

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Lucy Loves… Fluffy Breakfast Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday has come around again, as it does every year, and it’s pancake central, everywhere you look. I am quite the traditionalist when it comes to Pancake Day offerings, but variety is the spice of life and you can never have too many pancakes based recipes in you arsenal. I am sure I will…

Heather has returned to Sheen Common

A group of volunteers have received a grant to improve environmental habitats on East Sheen Common. The Conservation Volunteers have received funding from Richmond Parish Lands charity to improve the pond on the common, replace the small bridge, make improvements to the hazel coppice area and create a new amphibian friendly environment. This follows the…

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Lucy Loves… Roasted Tomato Soup with the Best Grilled Cheese

Well, I know it’s 17 degrees outside but there’s always time for soup. And let’s face it this weird warm spell will never last. I will just about make the decision to not wear another polo neck and it will dip to below freezing again. I have been super keen to share this recipe with…

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Lucy Loves… Salted Nutella Krispie Squares

I am feeling slightly bereft as we speak. We are a man down at home as George has gone on a GCSE Drama trip to New York *lucky lucky boy* and Ben has just gone back to uni having popped home for the weekend to eat, drink and go out on the lash. So, it’s…

Christ’s School Gets Crowdfunded Grand Piano

There was much excitement at Christ’s School in Richmond last week as the vibrant Music Department took delivery of a fantastic, top of the range, Yamaha grand piano. The school has many incredible pianists who will benefit from the new instrument. It will also feature in the many concerts run by the school every year….

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Lucy Loves… Tiny Pink Eclairs

A batch of these would make a most delicious Valentine’s treat. This year, for the first time in 33 years, Clyde and I have decided not to bother buying Valentine’s cards. We have never gone down the flowers or dinner out path, but we have always exchanged cards. But this year, we have finally come…