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Fraudster who pretended to be another man to gain a council job, home and benefits jailed

Published on Thursday, 19 October 2017 in Advice and benefits press releases

A fraudster who used another man's identity to gain a council job and home as well as thousands of pounds in benefits has been jailed for 33 months.

Royal Greenwich highly commended in the National Apprenticeship Awards

Published on Thursday, 19 October 2017 in Jobs and careers press releases

Royal Greenwich was highly commended at the London regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

New Business Rates relief schemes implemented to help smaller businesses in Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 19 October 2017 in Business press releases

Three new Business Rates Relief schemes have been implemented in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, to help struggling smaller businesses cope with the rise in their business rates.

Remembrance services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich joins together in remembrance for those who lost their lives in war and conflict.

New cycling guide to be launched at Annual Cycling Forum

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 in Transport and streets press releases

A guide to encourage more people to get on their bikes is to be launched at the Royal Greenwich third Annual Cycling Forum.

Help spot and stop modern slavery

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 in Health and social care press releases

Residents are being urged to look out for the tell-tale signs of the 'hidden crime' of modern slavery so victims can be rescued.

Young people back culture bid at Young Greenwich Day

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Visitors to Young Greenwich Day shared their views on what #GreenwichMeans to them to back the London Borough of Culture bid.

Blood Pressure roadshow makes staying healthy easier

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has teamed up with Charlton Athletic Community Trust for the 'Blood Pressure - Be Sure' roadshow.

Just in time! Record library visits reported during National Libraries Week

Published on Monday, 16 October 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

September saw a record number of visitors using Royal Greenwich's library services.

Children in care and care leavers celebrated at awards ceremony

Published on Thursday, 12 October 2017 in Health and social care press releases

The incredible achievements of children in care and care leavers were recognised at the Royal Borough of Greenwich's annual Looked After Children Awards on Friday (6 October).

Truck loaded with rubbish seized in clean-up action

Published on Monday, 09 October 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

A van loaded with rubbish was among seven vehicles seized in a drive to rid streets of unlicensed vehicles and tackle fly tipping.

English National Opera links up with secondary school for inspiring year-long programme

Published on Friday, 06 October 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

One of the world's leading opera companies is inspiring secondary school pupils with an engaging year-long programme.

Heritage Trail adventure launched during Royal Greenwich's London Borough of Culture bid

Published on Friday, 06 October 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Introducing the new, fun and exciting Heritage Trail journey coming to Royal Greenwich.

Tell us what the culture bid means for you and your area

Published on Friday, 06 October 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Engaging events are being held for local people to help draw up Royal Greenwich's Borough of Culture bid.

Drumming workshops and film screening to mark Black History Month in Royal Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

A Yoruba workshop, African Poetry Night and a screening of Selma are just a few of the events set to mark Black History Month in The Royal Borough of Greenwich.

#GreenwichTogether for Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published on Tuesday, 03 October 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will be launching a week of activities between 14 to 21 October as part of national Hate Crime Awareness Week.

The Apprentice star to host first Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards

Published on Tuesday, 03 October 2017 in Business press releases

Lord Alan Sugar's former right hand man and Countdown presenter Nick Hewer will host the first ever Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards.

Residents making new claims for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support must now get online

Published on Monday, 02 October 2017 in Advice and benefits press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has changed the way that new claimants apply for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support by introducing an online claim form.

Autumn leaves clear-up

Published on Friday, 29 September 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

Autumn brings stunning scenes across Royal Greenwich as the trees turn red and gold but also creates a large volume of leaf fall to many roads.

Flower power boosts London Borough of Culture bid

Published on Friday, 29 September 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

A splash of colour has been added to two of the Glyndon Estate's flowerbeds.

Better Together is back

Published on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's Better Together meetings are back.

Innovative new E-bike loan scheme helping local people try a new transport experience

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

Residents in the Royal Borough are being encouraged to think about how they travel, with the introduction of a new scheme that offers the opportunity to borrow an electric bike for a month.

Schools across the Royal Borough ask parents to leave their cars at home for Car Free Day

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 in Transport and streets press releases

Parents, pupils and teachers from schools across Royal Greenwich all played their part in encouraging more sustainable travel, in support of TfL's STARS Car Free Day on 22 September.

Royal Borough approves change of planning rules for all new HMOs

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 in Housing press releases

Change in planning rules for landlords converting homes into Houses in Multiple Occupation approved.

Sharing Cities consortium meets in Royal Greenwich as new clean air initiative is launched

Published on Monday, 25 September 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

Over 30 partner organisations in the fields of academia, business and government, from across Europe, met in Royal Greenwich as part of the European Union funded 'Sharing Cities' programme.

Plumstead Manor School goes mixed - find out more at special event

Published on Friday, 22 September 2017 in Education and learning press releases

Get a taster of what Plumstead Manor School is like at a special event next week.

Royal Greenwich Key Stage 2 results among the best in the country

Published on Friday, 22 September 2017 in Education and learning press releases

Royal Greenwich primary schools once again achieve results which rival the rest of the country.

The New Cultural Capital of the UK

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Royal Greenwich bids to be London's Borough of Culture.

Can you fix it? Yes you can!

Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 in Housing press releases

Royal Borough are offering tenants and leaseholders free DIY courses.

Discount for landlords who sign up early for new licensing scheme

Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 in Housing press releases

Royal Greenwich is licensing all Houses in Multiple Occupation from 1 October 2017.