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o, did you make any resolutions on New Year's Eve? The most popular resolutions are, not surprisingly, to lose weight, get fitter and eat more healthily. But before you make too many (possibly unrealistic) promises, read our article, New Year, New You? on pg 29 to find out the best way to succeed. Jenny Eclair is a woman used to success. She's extended her sell-out onewoman show, How To Be A Middle-Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) and her last performance is in February at the Rose Theatre, Kingston. We talked about how she finds it easy to stand up alone on stage and the joys of getting to middle age. Read the interview on pg 16. Last year was a great year for the magazines, so thank you to all the lovely people who wrote in to tell me how much they enjoy reading it. The magazines not only have brilliant local articles, but are a great way to find the best businesses in the area, too. Do keep supporting your local shops and trades - they can't survive without us and part of the area's charm is our great number of independent shops. Have a great 2018! Pippa, Editor

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Homes & Interiors: Fabulous fireplaces Gardening: New trends The Interview: Jenny Eclair steps up on stage A Day In The Life Of... Hen Corner Restaurant review: La Plata Local Talk Health: New year, new you? Health: Looking after your smile


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It’s time to put another log on the fire, get cosy and snuggle up until winter is over. Our ideas will help ensure your fireplace looks as good as it makes you feel, says Katherine Sorrell FIRESIDE DÉCOR • The fireplace wall is often the focal point of the room. Make it a feature wall, using either striking wallpaper or a paint colour that contrasts, but also complements, the colours in the rest of the room. • Fireplace accessories can be quite distinctive and are usually on display, so choose pieces that co-ordinate with your room. • Above the fireplace, add either a work of art or a mirror that is proportionate to the space. A mirror is very useful for reflecting light around the room. • Think about what is displayed on your mantelpiece. Photographs, candles, small ornaments and vases of flowers, collections…anything goes provided it fits. A formal, symmetrical arrangement is easy to achieve and suits a traditional room, or else something more freeform can be eye-catching and intriguing. • Not using your fireplace? It can still be a great feature. Stack logs within it, prop up a framed picture, display a large ornament such as a shell, a piece of coral or antlers, set up a group of candles, or simply use the space for a display of flowers in a simple vase.

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What's new in the garden...


Trends in the US often find their way over to this side of the pond

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recent report by the American Garden Media Group has some interesting findings, not least that gardeners see ‘healthy as the new wealthy’. One of the big surprises is that gardening in the US has become extremely popular with a younger generation - the 18-30 age group – or the 'Millennials'. But what these young American newbies are looking for in a garden is perhaps not quite so surprising. Their idea of a good garden is to have big and bold plants and the more colourful the better. On close inspection, the list of their most popular plants includes those that grow very fast, some up to three feet in a year. Now, why does that strike fear in my heart? Dear reader, think of leylandii hedges… They are also turning to plants that attract birds, as well as adding in bird and bat houses into the garden. This is certainly no bad thing, as we should all be concentrating on attracting more wildlife into our gardens. But they reckon this goes hand in hand with the need to have tidier gardens - surely a contradiction? Having a too-tidy garden means there are no safe hidey-holes beneficial to insects. What is good news is that the trend of trimming trees and shrubs into neat little balls appears to be abating – thank goodness for this, and I hope this is one that catches on here, too! And it seems that those Americans who don’t have a garden to plant vegetables are growing them indoors instead, with Millennials in particular harnessing technology to make their indoor gardening more successful - using growing lights and hydroponics to produce clean, fresh food to pick and plate through every season. Here in the UK, we may have the odd pot of parsley or mint on the kitchen windowsill, but how many of us use that space for vitamin-packed micro-greens?

'We should all be concentrating on attracting more wildlife into our gardens...' If the overarching message of this trends report is to Get Back to Nature, forest bathing (a 1980s Japanese fitness therapy called ShinrinYoku) appears to be very well established in the US. And before you start wondering if your back garden is big enough for this activity, forest bathers go to the nearest park, leaving their phone, camera and other distractions behind them, to find a comfy seat in the middle of nowhere. They then have to sit and listen to the sounds around them and, if they happen to be in the company of good friends, there’s to be no talking until they get home. Wonder if that one will catch on here? Valerie McBride-Munro is a chartered horticulturist offering a plant problemsolving service. Tel: 020 8892 9243

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JENNY ECLAIR Jenny Eclair is feeling a mixture of excitement and sadness as she finishes her hugely successful tour of How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane). She talks to Pippa Duncan about life on stage


last interviewed Jenny Eclair when she was rehearsing her role as Fairy Godmother in the panto, Cinderella, at Richmond Theatre. I know from experience that she talks at the speed of lightning and, true to form, she’s off from the minute we say hello and only pauses momentarily when she suddenly realises she’s got her top on inside out. ’Ah, panto. That was great fun, but totally gruelling. You do up to three shows a day and you can’t believe the level of tiredness. Really, the next level is death.’ Jenny is preparing for the final three dates of her stand-up show, How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane), the last one being at the Rose Theatre, Kingston in February. The 100-date tour – in which she talks about the ups and downs of middle age and how to deal with what life throws at you without becoming a complete 50-something basket case - has been incredibly successful. She says it’s because, rather than sharing a stage and saying lines, she much prefers working alone: ‘Stand up is really my thing. I’m much better working by myself, with my words on my own show.’ That doesn’t mean she isn’t always prepared to try something new. She’s done everything from I’m A Celebrity…


Get Me Out of Here to presenting on This Morning and Loose Women and has even dived off a board into cool waters in the TV series, Splash. She’s also written a number of novels – ‘The last one’s completely stalled though’ – and, of course, she is well known for her Grumpy Old Women stage shows. But her favourite is stand up. What makes her get up alone on stage and keep talking for two hours? ‘Arrogance. I just feel like this is what I do, what I’m good at. That is until somebody tells me I’m not, then I’ll go away and crawl under the sofa. But I crave the audience’s reaction. ‘When I start a show, I’ll play at places like the Headliners Comedy Club at the George IV pub in Chiswick to finetune it – small venue, comedy-friendly audience and they’ve only paid a fiver to see me. Then I’ll work my way up to bigger audiences. I’m sure there are people who witnessed the early shows of How To Be…and can’t believe it survived.' Having got to the age of 57 and been stepping up on stage for decades, she knows what works and what doesn’t. ‘I’ve learned I can be the wrong act in front of the wrong audience - and standing up as the after-dinner speaker at a corporate event with 600 men

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doesn’t work. A female audience who get what I’m saying, yes, but not a bunch of men who don’t. It’s taken me a long time to admit that.’ Middle age isn’t treating her too badly, she thinks: ‘I don’t get hot flushes because I’m on HRT, but I get a lot of rage. I can get angry at anything. But it’s also given me a lot a of empathy – no woman gets to this age without going through hard times.’ So what does 2018 hold? ‘Well, I wouldn’t mind a sit down job. You know, one of those quiz shows where they give you all the answers into your earpiece. But as that’s not going to happen, I’ll be doing a new Grumpy Old Women show.’ I can’t wait. Jenny Eclair is at the Rose Theatre, Kingston on 1 February.

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a day in the life of... Sara Ward

Sara Ward has been running her ‘country’ dwelling - Hen Corner in Brentford for more than 10 years. As well as raising hens, she has a weekly micro bakery, keeps bees and offers foodie courses on everything from preserving to fruit wines

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and, even though the pure breeds stop laying estled among the tower blocks of between October and February, we still Brentford is a beautiful little square have plenty. We’ve got fluffy Pekin Bantams, and in a corner plot, sits Hen Corner. Majestic Orpingtons and Light Sussexes as Home to Sara Ward and her family, but also to well as hybrids, all laying different sizes and 19 hens, one cat, two bee hives, 12 fruit trees colours. plus a grape vine and numerous fruit bushes. ‘We let them roam about during the day and As we sit in Sara’s lovely conservatory, although we do get foxes, we’ve only ever lost which also doubles as her demo space for her three. We have two coops and each hen has courses, we’re watching the hens peck around a preferred spot in her coop. As they can’t see in the dirt while her cat walks nonchalantly in the dark they tend to past, ignoring make their way back as them. 'From the first couple of chickens, the daylight fades.’ Hens ‘Years ago I was Sara's corner plot developed can bully each other, really keen to be so Sara makes sure the self-sufficient, but into something bigger...' younger ones are in quickly realised a together. few tomatoes and From the first couple of chickens, Sara’s strawberries weren’t going to feed a family, so decided on one self-sufficient meal a week. We corner plot developed into something bigger. She grew vegetables and planted fruit trees needed protein and obviously couldn’t fit in a and a grape vine, which produces enough cow or pig, so we got Pepsi and Shirley – our grapes to make dessert wine. Then there first two hens. followed a couple of bee hives. ‘I let the hens out of the coop in the morning ‘One Christmas I made chutney to give as and collect the eggs. They lay an egg a day Please mention Living In Magazines when contacting advertisers 19 Find more articles about great local people at


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'I did a big bake and posted it on Facebook and 30 people turned up...' Christmas presents and people wanted more, so asked me to sell them.’ The micro bakery started almost by accident: ‘I did a big bake with a friend and because we had a lot of bread spare, plus some chutneys, eggs and jam, we posted it on Facebook to family and friends. Thirty people turned up and we made £380!’ People then wanted bread every week, so they now bake to order and any spares are posted on Facebook. ‘If there are any left, I take them round to the local pub to sell!’ She started blogging on her website ( about her days of growing, cooking and sharing and now has a dedicated following on social media.

Her courses on how to keep chickens and bees, bake bread or make preserves and homemade wine, are popular with both adults and children. Amazingly, Sara has only been running Hen Corner full time for the last three years. ‘I have to pinch myself that people want to join my day. I live a country life in a suburban London garden and I just love sharing that.’ Pippa Duncan

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Wild About Richmond & Kew Local photographer, Andrew Wilson, has produced a wonderful book looking at the beautiful area that is Richmond and Kew


he photographic skills of Andrew Wilson and his ability to capture the essence of urban village life are evident in his latest book, Wild About Richmond & Kew, the new offering in his successful ‘Wild About …’ series featuring different pockets of West London. Andrew has spent over a year recording the best loved and most evocative landmarks of Richmond and Kew, including images of Richmond Hill, with a view so revered as to be protected by an act of parliament; events such as The Richmond Fair and Kew Midsummer Fete, plus all the parks and gardens including Kew Gardens and Richmond Park. An introduction by local historian, Caroline MacMillan, sets the historical background and suggested walking trails through areas of interest are included. TV presenter and local resident, Bamber Gascoigne, has written the

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LA PLATA Simple, well cooked steaks, with lots of flavour


ichmond isn’t short of places to have a steak – most restaurants have it on the menu – and the likes of Gaucho and Buenos Aires offer it as the main attraction. But for East Sheen locals, a little of Argentina has opened its doors on Sheen Lane. While the décor is minimal – plain walls and shelves of wine – it works well in the compact space, with most tables running down one side and benches against the wall. On the Saturday night we arrived the tables were already full at 8pm and the lively, effusive atmosphere made it feel like we were in on a private party. Despite being busy, the service was immediately attentive, with our waiter recommending which starters would be a good mix between the four of us. We went for spinach empanadas, chorizo al Malbec (both £5.95) and king prawns (£7.95). The chorizo was spicy, but balanced by the sweetness of the accompanying caramalised onions. The pan-fried prawns were perfect, with just the right amount of garlic and lemon, ie, lots. The beautifully crisp pastry of the empanadas enveloped the warm, creamy spinach. So delicious we ordered another round, which came quickly. The choice of steaks is what you would expect – rump, sirloin, ribeye and fillet - and you can choose one of four sizes, from a light 220g (£15.25 for rump) to a mega eat-the-

'Of course, there are other dishes for those who don't want to eat cow... but then why come to an Argentinian steak house?' whole-cow 500g of beef (£34.25 for sirloin). If you can’t make your mind up, you can go for the Argentine Experience (£45.25 for two) – a mix of all of them, plus a couple of side dishes. The four of us had sirloin and rump we were all in raptures over the flavour and tenderness of the meat. I’ve had a lot of steaks in a lot of restaurants, and this really was mouthwateringly good. Although I haven’t tried it, they do a £10 rump and chips lunch menu. Of course, there are other dishes for those who don’t want to eat cow – chicken, pork, pasta – but then why come to an Argentinian steak house? The only disappointment was not being asked whether we would like a dessert. This may have been because it had been some hours, a few G&Ts and a couple of bottles of wine since we arrived and they just wanted us to go, but we did eventually manage to order one to share. The truth is I can’t actually remember what it was. It's gone. You’ll just have to find out for yourself. Pippa Duncan 109 Sheen Lane, SW14 8AE 020 8876 7747

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local talk... east twickenham • Richmond Concert Society – 16 January The Dutch mezzo-soprano, Christianne Stotijn, will be accompanied on the piano by Julius Drake, as they take the audience through Brahms, Berg and Dvorak. Stotijn has worked with world-class conductors and orchestras across the world, including the London Symphony and Chicago Symphony. St Margarets Church, East Twickenham TW1 1RL.

kew • Blooming marvellous Kew won awards over the summer for beautiful blooms, and most noted was the area around Kew Station, which has been transformed, thanks to a lot of hard work by volunteers, particularly from the Kew Society ( The garden make-over was a collaboration between the Society, Kew Gardens, TfL, Energy Garden and Richmond Council. New volunteers are always welcome to help with the gardening, so if you have a little time to spare, please email:

richmond •Royal borough of Richmond? Do you think Richmond should be a Royal borough? Our neighbour, Kingston upon Thames – or rather Royal Kingston upon Thames – already has this status, as do other London boroughs such as Greenwich and Kensington & Chelsea. Councillor and former Mayor, David Linette, is keen for the change: ‘Richmond has Kew Palace and a rich history of Royal connections, patronage and places. No borough deserves Royal status more than Richmond.’ If you agree you can sign the online petition at: •St Paul’s view is safe Thanks to huge efforts by the Friends of Richmond Park, the historic and protected view of St Paul’s Cathedral from King Henry’s Mound in the park has been safeguarded for the future. Plans had started to build a 42-storey skyscraper in Stratford that would have obscured the famous vista. After the FRP campaign, the skyscraper height has been halved to around only 20 storeys. Hooray for the local voice being heard!

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New Year , NEW YOU?

It's the new year and time to look ahead to what you'd like to achieve in 2018. Here's how to keep your resolutions simple to give yourself the best chance of success


here are no prizes for guessing that, in a recent YouGov survey, the top three New Year’s resolutions are to:

• Lose weight • Get fitter • Eat more healthily Or that the same survey showed that 32% of people had broken their resolutions within a month – and a flaky 3% of those within the first day! So, what is the best way to achieve your goals and hopes for 2018? Don’t get stuck on a date Didn’t start on 1 January, so think you’ve missed the boat? You haven’t. You can choose to start making the changes you want on any day of the week. Plan ahead As with most things in life, planning ahead increases your chances of success. If you’re making a change, such as fitting in exercise three times a week, or eating healthier meals, you need to look at your schedule to work out which days to exercise and when. Or, before

'As with most things in life, planning ahead increases your chances of success...' going shopping, look up some healthy recipes so you know what you need to buy before going to the supermarket. Just the one Rather than making lots of promises that are going to be hard to keep, choose one aspect of your life that you would really like to improve, and stick to it. If that is to eat more healthily, then you’ll find that the other things, such as getting fitter and losing weight, will naturally follow. Break it down A long-term goal is great, but to be achievable it’s good to break it down into smaller, manageable goals. So, if you want to get fit, don’t start off by promising yourself to get down to the gym five times a week. Start by walking for at least 20 minutes three times a week. You can then

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build this up until you feel fit enough to try something even more active, like going to the gym. However, if walking works well for you, it's fine to stick with that. If you're worried about your health or how to get fit, always talk to your GP first. Have a routine If you stick to a routine, particularly when setting aside time to get more fit, you are so much more likely to succeed. Set aside time each week that is ‘just for you’ - a chance to improve your life and help you to get to where you want to be. Do it differently Tried and failed a few times before? As the above statistics show, almost a third of people had broken their resolution within a month. But that means two thirds didn’t! What did they do to make them more successful – and what did you do that made you give up? How can you change it this time? Think about at what point you started to waver and how you can avoid it. Shout about it! You are more likely to want to succeed and avoid failure if you tell your friends and family about it. You’ll get more support and be less likely to give up. Allow treats It’s often easier to stick to a resolution if you factor in the odd treat and a little bit of

flexibility. Allow yourself a Friday night small bar of chocolate and enjoy – but don’t buy a big bar and think you’ll stop after a couple of pieces. It just won’t happen. And if it’s pouring with rain on your designated walking day, see if you can fit it in on another day - even if it is shorter, you will feel so much better for having done something rather than nothing. Try, try again Slipping up on a Saturday night with a few glasses of wine when you’d promised yourself not to drink for the whole of January or having a slice of cake when you’d sworn off sugar until Easter, does not mean you’ve completely failed (and therefore may as well go back to your old ways). Accept that you caved in and move on. And try and avoid situations which might make you weaken again. It’s not a punishment! When it gets tough (and it will), remember that you are trying to improve your life, not punish yourself. When you feel you are wavering, remind yourself of why you started in the first place. To lose weight so that you can go to that wedding and feel fabulous? To get fit so you can do that 5k with your friends (and possibly, maybe one day, actually do a marathon)? To eat well so that you are setting an example to your children and so that they lead a healthier lifestyle, too? Go on, you can do it!

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It’s so important to look after your teeth as neglecting them now will cause problems later, says Alison Runham


t’s obvious our oral health is important. So instead of dodging dental check-ups, follow our tips for healthy teeth. Brush properly Look after your toothbrush: check regularly for splayed or split bristles, rinse and dry it after every use to remove bacteria and store it somewhere clean. Change your toothbrush: or electric toothbrush head every three months, even if it looks pristine. Use the right toothbrush: firm bristles may damage gums, so choose a brush with soft to medium bristles and a small to medium head. Electric toothbrushes are proven to be more effective. Use floss or an interdental brush: to penetrate the crevices between your teeth. Develop good brushing technique: hold your brush at a 45° angle to the gum line for outer surfaces of your teeth, and tilt it vertically to reach inner surfaces, using small circular movements. Keeping plaque at bay Brush often: three times a day – but any more than this may do more harm than good. Follow a teeth-friendly diet: acidic drinks and foods (e.g. pure fruit juices) and sugary products are major tooth-damage culprits, as are fizzy drinks – even diet versions contain high phosphate levels that damage teeth. Reduce the risk by saving them for meal times. Prevention is better than cure If you’re with a good NHS dentist, that’s great, but not everyone can find one locally. Private dentists often offer payment plans, but be clear about what’s included. It’s also

worth checking what other services they offer, such as implants, cosmetic dentistry or orthodontics. The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England, and their reports on dentists can be found at dentists. Visit your dentist regularly: it’s not always pleasant or cheap, but it could save you money (and pain) long-term. Use approved dental products: for instance, by the British Dental Association. Buy highfluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes to keep tooth enamel healthy and reverse tooth damage. Respect your teeth: using them as bottle openers or scissors can cause tiny cracks that may be invisible now, but could cause decay or splintering later. Get things straight: crooked or overlapping teeth can make good oral hygiene difficult, and some braces are now invisible. Ask your dentist for advice. Stop smoking: smoking stains teeth and reduces blood flow in the gums, making smokers more prone to gum disease and tooth loss.

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Answers pg 47

Review Of The Year 1. Along with a portrait of Jane Austen, the new Bank of England ten pound note features a foil image of which cathedral? 2. Beginning with the letters "I" and "M", what were the names of the two category five hurricanes of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season? 3. 14 years after being voted first in a 2003 book called Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places To Live In The UK, which city was the UK City of Culture for 2017? 4. An international football match in October saw three players with what first name playing for England despite no one of that name playing for them anytime from 1955 to 2014? 5. First used in the 14th century and used by Kim Jong-un in September to describe Donald Trump, what six-letter word is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile"? 6. Of the three acts to headline the Pyramid Stage at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival, name the only one not to have won a Brit award. 7. Which city hosted the 2017 Invictus Games? 8. Name the two parties who won more seats in the 2017 general election than they did in 2015, but with fewer votes overall. 9. In April, which boxer became WBA World Heavyweight Champion after beating Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium? 10. Who said in July that she was "moved and honoured" after councillors unanimously agreed to make her Manchester's first honorary citizen? 40

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TURNER in Twickenham Turner used the landscapes of Twickenham and Richmond to inspire his paintings


M W Turner is arguably our greatest landscape artist. Turner was born on 23 April 1775 at 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden. When he was10, he lived briefly in Brentford with his uncle and started selling his first drawings there. In about 1805 he rented Syon Ferry House close to Isleworth church, which he appears to have retained until about 1812, probably for his sketching expeditions as the house was by the water. Turner only painted a few large oil paintings of this area, such as Richmond Hill on the Prince Regent’s Birthday (Tate Britain) – his largest oil painting. However, he made extensive sketches particularly of this area, while sailing on the Thames. The Rev. Trimmer’s son wrote:

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'[Turner] had a boat at Richmond, but we never went further than the water’s edge, as my father had insured his life; but I have seen him start on his sketching expeditions. From the boat he painted on a large canvas direct from nature. Till you have seen these, you know nothing of Turner’s powers.' In 1812 he started building a small villa in Twickenham, which he first called Solus Lodge and then Sandycombe Lodge, and he started living there the following year. While Turner appears to have designed and built the villa himself, he may have received help from his close friend, John Soane, a leading architect of the day,

'Turner's villa, Sandycombe Lodge, is now open to the public...' as the designs of the interiors are very similar to Soane’s interiors, such as Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing and the Sir John Soane Museum. Turner did not seem very happy with Sandycombe Lodge as he was trying to sell it within two years of completion, but he only sold it in 1826. However, he still continued to work in this area, painting two famous views of Mortlake Terrace, but sadly, both these two paintings are now in the USA. Turner always had a house with a gallery in London, first in Harley Street and then in nearby Queen Anne Street. He died on 19 December 1851, in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Turner’s villa, Sandycombe Lodge, is now open to the public, having been beautifully restored with the help of a Heritage Lottery Grant. This would never have happened without the determination of local resident, Catherine Parry-Wingfield, who has worked tirelessly over almost 20 years to have this house restored and it is now owned by the Turner House Trust.

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Growing up in a digital world


Like it or loathe it, we’re living in a digital age, and many young children and pre-teens have learned to swipe, scroll and select long before they’ve mastered riding a bike


t’s not unusual to see even very young children playing on their parent’s tablet, scrolling through a phone and being media savvy when it comes to Instagram or Snapchat. But how can you keep them safe as well as guiding them to more appropriate apps? Social media Cyberbullying is when a child is bullied through social media, games or mobiles. This tends to be an issue for older children, but by being aware of what your child is doing online from a young age you will better protect your child in the future. Talk together about what you’re happy for them to see and not see and the importance of not giving out personal details such as their age, address, school or phone number. Look together at sites or apps you are happy for them to be on and agree that they will stick to the ones you’ve discussed. Chat daily about what they’re doing online – you’ll soon notice if they become evasive or withdrawn. If they have their own social media account, set boundaries. For example, you may decide that they can only have an account if you’re their ‘friend’, with the understanding that you won’t post photos of them or publicly embarrass them online. Screen time If you’re worried that your child is spending too much time staring at a tablet or smartphone, you could agree a daily time allowance. Most devices come with parental controls that you can activate. Alternatively, you can download software such as Qustodio ( to restrict usage and block

inappropriate content. Some flexibility on time limits might be needed - when your child has homework, for instance. Apps such as Habyts ( allow you to offer extra screen time as a reward for chores and good behaviour. Online fun There are some educational sites and apps, which are fun, too: Scratch helps your child learn basic coding. Users can create simple games, animations and stories. ( Cbeebies has a huge number of online games, puzzles and other activities. The Alphablocks School Words Quiz, for example, helps preschoolers and reception-aged children learn to recognise simple words. ( Comics in the Classroom are a range of digital comics that teach children about history. They support Key Stage 3 and are interactive – children have to identify correct answers to unlock more pages. (comicsintheclassroom. Kate Duggan

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Will the introduction of video technology help? Yes, but only where the big money is. So what about the less well off – the amateur, grassroots and community clubs like Kew Park Rangers? Perhaps now the time has come to introduce a sin bin throughout the game for players who argue with the ref – managers would soon stop it happening. *With apologies to Baroness Orczy and The Scarlet Pimpernel Andy Becker, Football Manager

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surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by football passions and by the lust for goals*. In the middle of this mob stands a figure dressed in black – alone except for a silver whistle – waiting for calm to return. It had admittedly been a bad tackle – a challenge for the ball becoming a tangle of legs – but not so bad that required so much rolling on the ground. The referee, surrounded by players from both sides pushing and baying for justice, stood his ground. Whatever the offence and however the referee dealt with it there can be no justification for the behaviour of these other players – many of whom are seen as role models by the youngsters we coach.

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clubs, groups & societies Cambrian Centre 020 8948 3351 East Twick Neighbourhood Assoc Kew Horticultural Society Kew Neighbourhood Assoc 020 8948 8054 Kew WI Richmond Decorative & Fine Arts Society Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society Richmond WI Rotary Club (Kew Gdns) The Avenue Club 020 8948 8807 The Kew Society The Richmond Art Society 020 8943 1735 The Richmond Local History Society 020 8891 3825 The Richmond Society 020 8948 0643

sports clubs & activities 144 (Richmond) Sqdrn Air Cadets Mid Surrey Bowls Club North Sheen Bowling Club Pensford Tennis Club Priory Park Club Bowls Priory Park Tennis Richmond Athletic Assoc Richmond Junior Chess Club Richmond Lawn Tennis Club Richmond Indoor Bowls Club

020 8940 2223 01784 885 052 020 8876 2896 020 8255 6725 020 8876 6492 020 8892 9763 020 8940 0397 020 8948 0895 020 8940 3783

local police Richmond Police Station (8am-8pm) Safer Neighbourhood Teams North Richmond South Richmond East Twickenham


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Christ’s Grey Court Orleans Teddington Twickenham Academy Waldegrave

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libraries Richmond 020 8734 3330 Mon 9.30am-7pm; Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am-6pm; Weds 10am-7pm; Sat 9.30am-4pm; Sun 1-5pm Twickenham 020 8734 3340 Mon 9.30am-7pm; Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am-6pm; Weds 10am-7pm; Sat 9.30am-4pm; Sun closed Kew 020 8734 3352 Tues, Thurs,10am-6pm; Sat 9.30am--4pm; Mon, Weds, Fri, Sun closed

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Index of Local Businesses Appliances Coopers Artificial Grass Easigrass Audio Visual Lasyl

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Bathrooms Bella Beds Westend Beds Builders DPS

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Car Servicing & Repairs Colin Ferns: Mercedes Richmond Car Service Care in the Home Helping Hands Carpet Cleaning Clean Right Carpentry/Fitted Furniture Dave Casswell Yellow Chisel Catering Katie's Kitchen Children’s Activities Ceramics CafÊ Monkey Music Chiropractic Healing Hands Computer Services Computer Trading CounsellingMy Private Therapy Curtains/Blinds Curtain Call Dance Studio Yes Brazil/Studio Kew Dental Hygienist Glowing Smiles Dentist London Dental Care Roseneath Drama Classes Stagecoach Dog Grooming & Sitting Posh Pups

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21 39 30 28 8 12

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Garden Services Auntie Planty GP (private) MedicaOptima Richmond Practice Roseneath

Health & Wellbeing Earthlife Heating Engineer David Harris Hospital (private) New Victoria

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what's on LOCALLY Things I Know To Be True 11 Jan - 3 Feb Touching, funny and bold, Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four siblings who are ready to fly the nest but are struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations. Performed by the renowned Australian Frantic Assembly and State Theatre company, who are returning to the UK after their successful 2016 UK tour. Lyric Theatre, varying times. Tickets from £15.

Strangers on a Train 19-24 February

Two men start talking in the dining carriage of a train crossing America. Guy is successful in business, but is a man consumed by jealousy. Charles is a cold and calculating chancer with a dark secret. From this casual conversation develops a dangerous plan which will set in motion a chain of events that will change the men’s lives forever. Based on the 1950 novel by Patricia Highsmith, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, this spine chilling thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. Richmond Theatre. 7.30pm. atgtickets. com. Tickets from £18.50. 50

Katrina of Katrina & The Waves 3 February

Who can resist getting up and dancing when they hear Walking On Sunshine the biggest hit for popular 1980s band, Katrina & The Waves? The band’s fame saw them constantly touring with renowned artists such as Wham, The Beach Boys, Chaka Khan and Fleetwood Mac and racking up a string of no less catchy hit tunes. Katrina went solo after the band split up and her first compilation album, The Very Best of Katrina, was released last year. Half Moon, Putney. Tickets £10 adv, £12 door

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