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Jacqueline Wilson at home in her library

JACQUELINE WILSON AT WRITE ON KEW

As children’s author Jacqueline Wilson gets ready to appear at Write on Kew  — Kew Gardens’ first literary festival — on 27 September, she tells us how the area, and nearby Kingston, have inspired her and her writing. Words by Kat Hopps Does Jacqueline Wilson become as excitable as her fans when coming face to face with her literary […]

Runners at the Richmond Running Festival

WEST LONDON’S HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS: SEPTEMBER 2015

A host of sporting events this autumn, from the Rugby World Cup to the Richmond Running Festival, are sure to keep your fitness goals going… The Richmond Running Festival, which includes the Kew Gardens 10K and a half marathon, returns to the borough for its second year. The route starts in Kew and ends in Old […]

England Rugby Team at Twickenham

TWICKENHAM AWAITS RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015

All eyes are on Twickenham in the run up to the Rugby World Cup 2015 in September. Here’s everything you need to know about the world famous sports tournament Words: Will Gore The eyes of the sporting world will be trained on Twickenham on September 18 when England kick off the Rugby World Cup 2015 […]

Amanda Lamb

AMANDA LAMB’S TOP TIPS ON HOW BEST TO UPDATE YOUR HOME

TV’s property guru – and self-confessed minimalist – Amanda Lamb on how she keeps her family home in order and why she loves living near Richmond. Words: April Clare Welsh The image of a black velvet-clad Scottish Widow gracefully pulling back her hooded medieval cloak is certainly an enduring one. Amanda Lamb assumed that coveted small […]

Kit-Harrington: Game of London stars who live in London

GAME OF THRONES STARS IN LONDON

Jon Snow, Queen Margaery Tyrell and Theon Greyjoy may hail from Westeros but real-life counterparts Kit Harrington, Natalie Dormer and Alfie Allen are some of the HBO cast who call London home  Natalie Dormer aka Queen Margaery Tyrell Better known to fans as the kind, clever but cunning Margaery Tyrell, Berkshire-born Natalie Dormer now lives […]

Fun and unusual courses in London

10 OF THE BEST COURSES IN LONDON

If self-improvement is one of your New Year’s resolutions let us help you get motivated with this list of fun and educational courses on offer in London Keeping chickens and bees If you’re dreaming of The Good Life but don’t know where to begin when it comes to livestock, head to Hen Corner in west […]

Chris-Robshaw

CHRIS ROBSHAW ON HARLEQUINS’ BIG GAME 7 AT TWICKENHAM STADIUM THIS CHRISTMAS

England rugby captain Chris Robshaw on Harlequins’ Big Game 7, playing at Twickenham Stadium, his plans for Christmas and where he likes to walk the dog with his girlfriend. Words by Lorraine Crighton-Smith Chris Robshaw first started playing rugby at the age of seven at Warlingham RFC. He was educated at Cumnor House School, before attending […]

Head for Strawberry Hill House's library of screams this Halloween

GET INTO THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT STRAWBERRY HILL

Horace Walpole’s Gothic villa, Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, is getting into the Christmas spirit with a host of festive activities 6 December Christmas activities for adults at Strawberry Hill House kick off with a creative master class on how to make the perfect seasonal wreath for displaying on a front door and table centres. Florist […]

England captain Chris Robshaw

CHRIS ROBSHAW ON THE QBE AUTUMN INTERNATIONALS

England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster has confirmed Chris Robshaw as captain for the QBE Autumn Internationals. Here the Harlequins flanker tells Lorraine Crighton-Smith why he can’t wait to return to Twickenham Stadium It’s an exciting time for English rugby. What are you most looking forward to? It’s a massive year ahead. I think probably [I am […]

Will Greenwood, Alexandra Matthews and Lawrence Dallaglio at the launch

DALLAGLIO LAUNCHES GREEN PARK OVAL BALL RUN

In celebration of a big year ahead for rugby, Lawrence Dallaglio launches The Green Park Oval Ball Run at Twickenham Stadium

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