The arrival of Burger King in Twickenham has met with a mixed reaction from locals. Some are delighted, others disappointed with the new restaurant on London Road. Thanks to the power of Twitter it didn’t take long (a matter of hours in fact) for the first photo to circulate of Burger King litter dropped in the street. It was probably just a one-off accident so there’s no need to make a meal out of it.The franchise will no doubt do a reasonable trade, and on rugby days it’s sure to having them queuing out the door. Fair enough. It’s handy for the police too. We reckon they like a burger, but please, keep any jokes about Whoppers to yourself. But what about a near 24-hour supply of burgers? Can you handle that? CAN YOU HANDLE THAT? Well, that’s what Karali Leisure who own the franchise are applying for. Or rather, they’re applying to serve ‘late night refreshment’ until 5.00am.
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The flip side of such high drama at the approach of a single plane is the constant drone of engine noise for anyone living in the vicinity of a modern airport. But some people even like that kind of thing – plane spotters. We’re mostly talking men with ‘mushroom’ coloured anoraks, who live with their mothers and for whom the phrase, “and he seemed such a nice, quiet man” will make the newspapers at some point in the future. Let’s call this group “the nerds”. Bizarrely, we need more nerds. Here’s why…
A recent post on the Twitter website referred to the Nimbys of Twickenham. Do you know these people? Are they a well established local family? Could one go through the Nimbys of Twickenham to secure a letter of introduction to the “Disgusteds of Tunbridge Wells” whose patronage is renowned across the Home Counties? It’s very likely there’s a connection.
For those not up to speed with acronyms, “nimby” stands for “not in my back yard”. It is generally used as a pejorative term for people who try to block developments close to them. The tweet in question was referring to opposition to the hotel which will be built adjoining Regal House. A link on the post led to Richmond Council’s planning website page with its endless documents about the development. There’s an awful lot there, far too much to read without being paid for it, and so please look elsewhere for a proper, balanced critique. That’s not what we’re about here…