NEW PHOTOGRAPHER: A photography business was launched in Richmond this week. Caroline O'Neill has opened Inspirational Spaces in Castle Hill out of her love of photography and interior design. She studied art and design at Barnet College, north London, but after her two sons were born she moved back to  ichmond and set up a wedding photography business.

UKULELE CAROLS: Hudswell Ukulele Group is leading a sing-along of Christmas carols at the George and Dragon pub, Hudswell, on Saturday, December 16 from 7pm. The group, known as HUG, is led by Tanya Robinson who holds ukulele classes every alternate Saturday in the village hall. Beginner classes start in the New Year. Call 07545-704521 for more details. The pub is also hosting a Crazy Christmas Quiz on Sunday, December 23 from 7pm. Entry is £1 per person in teams of four. Top prizes to be won on the night.