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Christmas celebrations at Cutty Sark Gardens
Christmas celebrations at Cutty Sark Gardens

We’re getting ready for Christmas, with plenty of festive events taking place across the borough. Santa and his reindeer come to town on 25 November in Cutty Sark Gardens and you can meet them, as the Christmas celebrations get...

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Celebrate 450 years of Monteverdi at St Alfege
Celebrate 450 years of Monteverdi at St Alfege

The Crypt Choir and Chamber Ensemble from the King’s School Canterbury are heading to Greenwich, where they will be performing Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, in the 450th anniversary year since the composer’s birth. Following performances in Rome, as part of the...

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English National Opera Teams Up with Local School
English National Opera Teams Up with Local School

One of the world’s leading opera companies is inspiring secondary school pupils with an engaging year-long programme. English National Opera (ENO) launched Opera Squad at St Paul’s Academy in Abbey Wood on Thursday 5th October, with a takeover day....

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You’re Hired!  Nick Hewer to host Business Awards
You’re Hired! Nick Hewer to host Business Awards

Sir Alan Sugar’s former right hand man and Countdown presenter Nick Hewer, will host the first ever Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards, which were launched this week. The exciting news was announced by leader of Royal Greenwich, Councillor...

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Greenwich Launches Borough of Culture Bid
Greenwich Launches Borough of Culture Bid

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a competition for a London Borough of Culture, with funding provided to lead a programme of cultural events in either 2019 or 2020 and, this week, Royal Borough of Greenwich have launched...

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Campaign to Save Blur’s Greenwich Gasholder
Campaign to Save Blur’s Greenwich Gasholder

A campaign is underway to save a Greenwich landmark featured in Blur’s “Parklife” music video.  The “exceptional” gas holder could be destined for  the bulldozer, but it is hoped that it could be given a new lease of life, like...

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A Stitch of Inspiration
A Stitch of Inspiration

On Saturday 5 August, Royal Museum’s Greenwich will join forces with the Blackheath Embroiders Guild to celebrate the National Celebration of Stitch. Members of the Blackheath Embroiderers will take up residence in the Queen’s Presence Chamber of the Queen’s...

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£100 Million IKEA To Open In Greenwich
£100 Million IKEA To Open In Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich have granted full planning consent for a new IKEA store on Bugsby’s Way. IKEA Greenwich will create around 500 job opportunities on the site on the Millennium Way Retail Park. The 33,000 square meter...

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200 Nautical Mile Journey For New Clippers
200 Nautical Mile Journey For New Clippers

The newest addition to London’s river bus transport network has made an almost 200 nautical mile maiden journey to the Capital from the Isle of Wight.  Mercury Clipper, is the first of two new boats that will enter service in...

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Police Storm Boat in Thames Hijack Drill
Police Storm Boat in Thames Hijack Drill

Emergency services acted out a scenario where terrorists had taken dozens of hostages on a boat on the River Thames earlier today. More than 200 police officers have been joined by personnel from other agencies, including the London Ambulance...

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