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Christmas stresses: Don't suffer alone, help is available

Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 in Health and social care news

Christmas is a festive time - but also potentially a stressful one.

Innovative new tech firm joins Digital Enterprise Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 in Business news

Bulb Software Limited, a company specialising in physical assets management, has become the latest business to join a rapidly growing digital community based at Digital Enterprise Greenwich.

Latest government figures show more success for local primary schools

Published on Monday, 15 December 2014 in Education and learning news

Every single Greenwich primary school has met targets for reading, maths and writing.

Greenwich chosen as one of first sites for Internet of Things UK network

Published on Friday, 12 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

Greenwich is one of 10 places in the UK where the technology is being rolled out.

Third-sector and voluntary group role protected despite cuts

Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 in Community and living news

Councillors have approved a funding package of over £16million over the next four years that will protect valuable services.

Greenwich residents get help to stay warm and safe this winter

Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 in Health and social care news

Extra services and support available for people who are at risk during cold weather.

Primary pupils' artwork unveiled at Kidbrooke ahead of construction beginning on expanded school site

Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 in Education and learning news

Artwork created by children from Wingfield Primary School in Kidbrooke was unveiled by the Mayor of the Royal Borough, Councillor Mick Hayes, at Berkeley Homes' Kidbrooke Village development.

New network will promote good food and ethical food

Published on Monday, 08 December 2014 in Health and social care news

The Good Food in Greenwich network launches this week.

Greenwich is awarded £8million to trial driverless vehicles

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Transport and streets news

Three different types of driverless vehicles will be tested in the Royal Borough.

Royal Borough bids for high-street improvement funds

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Environment and planning news

Local businesses and communities will see big improvements if the bid is successful.

Sub-letting council flat costs tenant £44,000

Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

A former council tenant has been ordered to pay back £44,000 to us after she sublet her Woolwich flat – for six years.

Shop locally in the borough on Small Business Saturday

Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 in Business news

Support local shops and cafes on Saturday 6 December 2014 and enjoy special offers.

Top marks for teaching assistants

Published on Monday, 01 December 2014 in Education and learning news

Parents who are working towards a career as teaching assistants have passed their training course with flying colours.

£6million funding secured for area around Abbey Wood Crossrail station

Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014 in Environment and planning news

The investment will deliver high-quality landscaping and development.

Mayor of Royal Borough encourages residents to take up flu jabs

Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014 in Health and social care news

Mayor Mick Hayes popped into a Greenwich clinic this week to have his jab.

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.

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.

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.