ROUNDUP: Top five stories in Richmond this week

By Heather Nicholls

18th Feb 2024 | Local News

ROUNDUP: Top five stories in Richmond this week. (Photo Credit: Heather Nicholls).
ROUNDUP: Top five stories in Richmond this week. (Photo Credit: Heather Nicholls).

It's been a week of pancakes, valentines, and the first signs of spring!

If you've been too busy flipping your pancakes to keep up with the events and news that has been taking place in and around Richmond look no further than this round-up article!

We've collated the top five stories from this week!

Activists protest Richmond Park deer cull:

Activists protest Richmond Park deer cull. (Photo Credit: Heather Nicholls).

Activists, who form part of the 'stop the wildlife cull' group are holding a series of protests over the coming weeks against the deer cull. 

The deer cull takes place in Richmond Park from Wednesday 1 February for seven weeks, to manage the deer population. 

Read the full story here.

Man accused of flying from Heathrow to New York without a passport or ticket arrested in Richmond:

A man who has been accused of flying from London to New York without a passport or boarding pass has been arrested in Richmond today (Monday 12 February) after he failed to appear in court.

Read the full story here.

Richmond's Overground line to be named 'Mildmay Line' as new names revealed:

Richmond's Overground line to be named 'Mildmay Line' as new names revealed. (Photo Credit: TFL).

The new names of London's six Overground lines have been revealed today (Thursday 15 February), in a bid to make the line easier to navigate for passengers.

The line that serves Richmond will be named 'The Mildmay Line after a small charitable hospital based in Shoreditch, which played an important role during the HIV/Aids crisis in the 1980s.

The line will be marked on the map with blue parallel lines.

Read the full story here.

New hotel and restaurant could be coming to Richmond:

A change of use application has been submitted by Walsingham Planning on behalf of the City Pub Group means that a new hotel could be coming to Richmond. 

The application is for a restaurant and brasserie, with twenty boutique hotel rooms above. 

Read the full story here.

Richmond Park MP accuses DfT of 'cover up' after secret meetings on Hammersmith Bridge revealed:

Richmond Park MP, Sarah Olney has accused the Government of a 'cover up' after she revealed that the Department for Transport (DfT), was holding secret meetings with Transport for London (TfL) and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (LBHF) regarding the cost of repairing the Bridge. 

The meetings, revealed through a Written Parliamentary Question, showed that these bi-weekly conversations were shockingly 'not minuted', despite millions of pounds of public money being at stake. 

Read the full story here.

     

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