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Royal Greenwich gears up for Small Business Saturday

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Business news

The national event puts the spotlight on independent local traders.

Royal Greenwich resident pays heavy price for ignoring fine

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Environment and planning news

Spitting and dropping litter outside the Woolwich Arsenal DLR station is going to cost Plumstead resident Marious Judzinskas £615.

Greenwich primary schools make influential top 500 list

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Education and learning news

Primary schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are among the best in the country - that's the verdict of The Sunday Times.

Young musicians delight with stunning performances

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Education and learning news

The annual Celebrate Royal Greenwich gala concert took place over two nights at Blackheath Halls.

Get tested this Sexual Health Week and World AIDS Day

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Health and social care news

People who think they may be at risk of having contracted HIV are being encouraged to get a free test.

More local primary school children enjoying hot, healthy school meals

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Education and learning news

This follows a campaign by the Royal Borough to promote their quality and value.

Poster campaign urges parents to take up early years offer

Published on Monday, 17 November 2014 in Education and learning news

Families may be able to apply for free places for two-year-olds.

Carers urged to 'know your rights' at support events

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Health and social care news

Carers are invited to two events on National Carers' Rights Day at Charlton House.

Don't miss the deadline to apply for a primary school place

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Education and learning news

Apply soon if your children are due to start primary school next September.

Volunteers are needed to help boost children's reading

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 in Education and learning news

A call has gone out to volunteers to go into primary schools to help pupils with reading.

Royal Borough of Greenwich appoints new chief executive

Published on Monday, 10 November 2014 in Council and democracy news

We have appointed John Comber, former deputy chief executive, to the role.

Thousands take steps towards quitting smoking

Published on Friday, 07 November 2014 in Health and social care news

Around 4,500 local smokers got advice on kicking the habit during 'Stoptober'.

John Roan School celebrates opening of new buildings

Published on Monday, 03 November 2014 in Education and learning news

The local secondary school has a heritage dating back over 300 years.

Royal Greenwich war memorials restored in 4-year programme

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 in Community and living news

An programme of investment is under way to restore memorials for service personnel.

Royal Borough of Greenwich commemorates Armistice Day

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 in Community and living news

We are encouraging residents to attend local Remembrance Day services and wreath-laying ceremonies.

Royal Greenwich is ready for Freedom Pass renewals

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 in Transport and streets news

Almost 25,000 local people will be invited to renew their Freedom Passes between November and December.

Local pupils to perform in Blackheath Halls Gala

Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 in Education and learning news

Young performers from across the borough will feature in two concerts.

Eltham Lights Up marks 15-year anniversary

Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 in Community and living news

The annual event will begin the borough's Christmas celebrations.

Royal Borough statement on new Woolwich memorial proposal

Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 in Council and democracy news

The news follows discussions with murdered fusilier Lee Rigby's family about a memorial.

Half-term activities for young people

Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 in Community and living news

There's lots on for local children and young people this half term.

Royal Borough support for Blackheath fireworks: Saturday 1 November

Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 in Community and living news

We are supporting this year's fireworks extravaganza on Blackheath.

Libraries affected by strike action

Published on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 in Community and living news

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's library service may be affected by strike action on Tuesday 14 October 2014.

Council expresses condolences after Eltham Centre incident

Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Health and Safety Executive are investigating after a contractor died.

Borough launches online support programme for local businesses

Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 in Business news

It will give training and advice on how to make the most of online opportunities.

Starting Blocks signs up Hearn for fundraising dinner

Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 in Leisure and culture news

Legendary sports promoter Barry Hearn will be the guest speaker at the annual Greenwich Starting Blocks dinner next month.

World Mental Health Day: Friday 10 October

Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 in Health and social care news

Find out more about the help available locally at a special event in Woolwich.

Local residents urged to get flu safe this autumn

Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 in Health and social care news

Our public health advisers are urging people who are most at risk to get protected.

Response to Transport for London's River Crossings consultation

Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Royal Borough supports a new bridge at Thamesmead, but has a few demands.

Statement on Blackheath Fireworks

Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has released a statement on the Blackheath Fireworks.

Stoptober campaign aims to help smokers quit

Published on Friday, 26 September 2014 in Health and social care news

Smokers who are fed-up with lighting-up can get help to kick the habit as part of a special stop smoking campaign next month.