A petition against the roll-out of “vaccine passports” has amassed more than 300,000 signatures – thrice the number required for Parliament to launch a debate – and amplified concern around pressure on the public to get a jab.
Stargazers are being encouraged to dust off their telescopes to see Jupiter and Saturn almost come together on Monday, a spectacle which some believe may have been the “star of Bethlehem”, chronicled in Matthew’s gospel.
On London Road in Kingston, just off the hustle and bustle of the market, there is a vintage shop called Antiques. It looks bijou from the outside, but it is like a Tardis inside with a vast three-storey emporium of vintage items. Since 1996, it has been “selling the past” with more than 80,000 stallholders and around 10,000 antiques – from jewellery and collectables to furniture.
Kingston Council has revealed ambitious plans to revamp the Guildhall complex along with the Guildhall itself and to give up the administration spaces to be converted into offices and homes.
Christian organisations and local clergy in Kingston are concerned that that the new lockdown ban on communal worship could damage mental health and well-being, especially of the most vulnerable.