The Twickenham Tribune


The Twickenham & Richmond Tribune

The Twickenham Tribune was founded as a local online newspaper for and by local people to help keep local democracy alive in Twickenham and the surrounding towns. A place where local people can have their letters published, have their say and where their articles can be published online.

In 1965 the Municipal Borough of Twickenham joined with Richmond becoming the London Borough of Richmond. The River Thames divides Twickenham and Richmond and their surrounding towns.

In November 2016 it was becoming more and more obvious that “local” news in Twickenham needed an outlet. A few years ago, The Informer closed causing concern that there was no longer a choice of newspapers.

The only commercial newspaper in the borough is The Richmond and Twickenham Times which covers the towns on both sides of the River Thames.

The Richmond and Twickenham Times has been in existence since 1873. From 1896 until 2001 the newspaper was owned by the Dimbleby family and then sold to Newsquest. The Richmond and Twickenham Times newspaper eventually became part of the Newsquest Media Group which is a Gannet company.

The Twickenham & Richmond Tribune community newspaper aims to allow local people the opportunity to showcase where we live, a very special area on the outskirts of London.

... And as well as local news the Tribune also aims to bring people into contact with the wider world, just as those in a number of countries enjoy the Tribune. World InfoZone, produced by one of the Tribune team, is a useful international resource which tries to bring a global dimension to the online newspaper.

The “Tribune” is read widely abroad, especially in the USA and is linked to Gibraltar via the Visit Gibraltar website.

By popular request, The Twickenham Tribune decided to add contributions for and from the Richmond side of the river Thames, thus becoming the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune.

The Twickenham Tribune Goes Global

Edition 51 of the Twickenham Tribune, published on 28 October 2017, was produced in Rome as the Tribune took part in the Global Junior Challenge (GJC), organised by Fondazione Mondo Digitale, under the high patronage of the Italian Presidency. The Tribune was invited to attend as a Finalist in the Challenge.

The aim of the biannual event is to promote the innovative use of ICT in the social inclusion area, education for life, training and intercultural cooperation and to encourage young generations to share in some of the best practice in the use of ICT.

The Tribune was pleased to take the opportunity, not only to interact with those at the event, but to showcase the towns in the Twickenham constituency as well as exhibit some of the Tribune’s work.