Hammersmith News Archive Second half 2007

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December 2007

No More 'Ruff' Justice for Tyson
Pitbull released from 'death row'

Fatal Accident at Hammersmith Broadway
Woman dies after being trapped under lorry

Mobile Library Service Closed
'Too expensive' and used by 1% of the population

Serious Accident Near A4
Man in critical condition after being hit near Bridge View

Hammersmith Crime Round Up
Latest witness appeals from the police

Shepherd's Bush Station to Close
Central line stop to be out of action for eight months

A Christmas Carol for World Aids Day
London Oratory Schola joins Zimbabwean children for charity single

Stadium Gets Green Light
Craven Cottage to increase capacity by 4,000 seats

Get Your Skates On
Rink opens in Shepherd's Bush

Businesses Hit By Hike in Rates
Government revaluations branded a 'stealth' tax by opponents

Poor Service Tops Catalogue of Complaints
According to Square Meal's 2007 survey of restaurant customers

Hammersmith 'House of Love' Sold by Fraudster
Octogenarian sisters conned out of brothel to the stars

Council Tax to be Reduced Again
Hammersmith and Fulham residents get 3 per cent cut

Hammersmith Residents Kept in the Dark
Thousands not consulted on Heathrow expansion

24/7 Bobbies on the Beat Stamp Out Crime
But where are the teams for Hammersmith?

Local Teens Charged With Murder
In the ongoing Southall stabbing trial

Gangs Loot Pay and Display Machines
Eight machines stolen in one night alone

Restaurants Could Be Forced To Reveal Hygiene Ratings
If Parliament decides their scores should be displayed on the doors

Press Office Costs Tax Payers £2.5m
Public foots bill for costly communication from Transport for London

November 2007

Extended Apollo License Stopped
Councillors concerned about management of the venue

Elderly Lady Tackles Bogus Electricians
79 year old takes on thieves in Flora Gardens

Protestors Target Local Total Oil Stations
Day of action against company's links with Burmese military regime

Is It Time To Ban The Boards?
Clampdown on estate agent boards sets precedent for other authorities to follow

Funding Gap for Child Asylum Seekers
Borough calls for extra government money

Chiswick Exports An Institution Across the River
With the opening of Annie's sister restaurant Rock & Rose

Time at The Bar
'Hooligans' pub' in Fulham refused later licence

Kelly Accused of Ruthless Spin Over Heathrow Noise
After claiming noise pollution has dramatically fallen

The Bush Gets Spruced Up
Designer chosen for £3.3million improvement of Shepherd's Bush Common

Safer Neighbourhoods Launch Online Survey
Residents asked to state their concerns about local crime

Creating a Park Fit for a Bishop
Plans to restore Fulham Palace Gardens and Bishops Park

Chiswick Exports An Institution Across the River
With the opening of Annie's sister restaurant Rock & Rose

Heathrow Consultation 'Divisive and Misleading'
Friends of the Earth believes questionnaire is impossible for public to answer

Improvements In Leakage Welcomed
But Thames Water is still losing almost 700 million litres per day

Failed White City Bomber Jailed
Thirty three years for fifth 21/7 plot terrorist

District Line Improvements Shelved
After TfL prioritises other lines in cost cutting exercise

Spaceship building to land in Lyric Square
Residents describe controversial development as 'squashed strawberry'

Hammersmith Crime Round Up
Police need your assistance with crimes in the area

Brackenbury Post Office Could Become Mini-Cab Office
Residents concerned about noise and parking

Council Make Tax Pledge
Hammersmith & Fulham aim for second reduction in bills

No Beards and Sandals at Local Veggy
But Blah Blah Blah provides a mixed experience

New £20 Million Community Academy Planned
Will be based at site of former young offenders' institute

More Cycle and Bus Lanes for Hammersmith
£5.1million funding will create more 20mph zones and clean up Fulham

Latymer Cook Wins Chef of the Year Award
Beats ten finalists to win Hammersmith and Fulham trophy

Poppy Power
Young offenders make poppies to pay their debt to society

Residents are angered by aircraft noise
Six year study shows borough affected by flights overhead

Kennel Club Breaks Down Barriers For Dogs
By launching 'Open For Dogs' sticker campaign for local businesses

Mayor To Take On Metronet
After TfL is announced as sole bidder for tube maintenance firm

Fury Over Shaun Bailey 'Dossier'
Labour asked to 'come clean' over smears against black Tory

BBC TV Centre to become new Chelsea Stadium?
Speculation over BBC Television Centre's Future

Chance to See Future Look of King Street
Exhibition will show three developers' plans for West End of road

Board Stupid!
Council calls estate agent summit to fight 'fly boarding'

Hammersmith and Fromage?
Council in talks with French Government over Plans to Lease Schools to Lycee

Police Appeal Over Local Robberies
Information required about three incidents

Light at the end of the tunnel for Imperial Wharf
Developer St George to contribute an extra £1.25million to project

A Muddy Dog Story
RNLI Lifeboat crew rescues young pup from banks of the Thames

Thames Water Flooded With Complaints
Water Company says Outdated Sewage System to Blame for Floods

Opinion Divided on Craven Cottage Expansion
Mixed reaction from residents to Fulham FC's plans

Mayor's Fare Freeze Dubbed a 'Con'
London Assembly member claims just 30% of commuters will benefit

Mayor Announces Fares For 2008
Commuters count the cost as £3.5m TfL bonus is awarded despite missed targets

Pay-As-You-Throw Schemes Back On
Proposals allow council to fine residents who fail to recycle

October 2007

Hammersmith and Fulham Properties Shoot Up in Value
Borough sees London's biggest increase in house prices

Cause for Concern in Hammersmith Kitchens
As 'Scores on the Doors' make inspection results available to consumers

Short List Drawn up for King Street Regeneration
Regeneration of Hammersmith town centre moves forward

BBC Television Centre to be Sold Off
Staff threaten to strike under threat of losing 2,500 jobs at the Beeb

Police Seek Man for Gay Bar Fraud
Suspected of frequenting night spots to steal credit cards

Developers and Council meet to discuss Urban Renewal
Summit held about regeneration of brownfield land

Strikes threatened at the BBC
Will there be picket lines in Shepherd's Bush after recent announcement?

Local Councillor Picked for Fast Track Scheme
Paul Bristow being groomed for future leadership role

The Harlequin Has Landed!
Residents report an invasion of predatory ladybirds

New P.E. Lessons for Sacred Heart
Council's leisure operator to help out at local school

MP claims crime has increased despite 24-hour-policing
Slaughter says Shepherd's Bush Policing isn't Working

New Local Station has £1.4 million funding gap
Network Rail told to rein in spiralling costs at Imperial Wharf

£100 Fines For Pavement Cyclists
New law could allow parking attendants to issue tickets

'No Fare Rises To Pay For Crossrail'
Costs will be met through supplementary business rates according to Mayor

Government Clears Way For Crossrail
Allowing councils to levy supplementary business rates to cover cost

Racism Row over MP's Right Hand Woman
Slaughter demands apology over pictures of aide blacked-up

Residents Unite Against Car Park Development
Building could turn Lyric Square into 'Blob Square'

Residents Unite Against Car Park Development
Building could turn Lyric Square into 'Blob Square'

Craven Cottage Plans Capacity Increase
Fulham FC also proposes riverside walk and refurb of Bishops Park

Is Ruby Grand A New Local Gem?
We check out the latest addition to King Street's social scene

Robbers Slash Face of Teenage Victim
Brave resistance leaves attackers empty handed

Distinguished Latymerian Actor Returns To School
Alan Rickman provides inspiration for new generation of scholars

Thames Water In The Hot Seat
Company to be grilled over pipes, low pressure and regular flooding

Serious Health Risk For River Users?
Health Protection Agency publishes report on cleanliness of tidal Thames

Man Attacked by Dog in Hammersmith
Victim Beaten up and Bitten on Shepherd's Bush Road

Top of the Grots
Council announces blitz on borough's 'grot spots'

Nifty At Fifty five?
Recruitment for over 55s 'Olympics' has started!

Clarification of Tube Union's Post-Strike Stance Demanded
After behaviour of RMT executive branded 'wholly and utterly unacceptable'

Congestion Charge 'just shifts the problem'
Assembly Conservatives highlight impact of zone on its periphery

September 2007

Newsreader Liked Her Local So Much She Bought It
ITV's Andrea Catherwood now owns The Carpenter's Arms

Round One of Fight Against Ravenscourt Park Licence
Council seeks permission to host events including boxing, wrestling and live music

Local Armed Robber Jailed
Ravenscourt Park man caught by Flying Squad after spree of raids

Disabled Divers Make a Splash
Latymer Sub-Aqua Club holds 'come and try' session

Not The Real McCoy
Man falsely claimed he was tenant of flat in Overstone Road

Compulsory Recycling Coming To Your Street?
Eco-unfriendly residents face £100 fine for failing to be green

Minister Celebrates with Local Volunteers
Dignitaries and celebs salute Hammersmith & Fulham Volunteer Centre

Anti-Crime Initiative Hops On Board
To tackle anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder on local bus routes

Food Heroes and Shoppers Share Supermarket Threat
Research shows that retail giants have detrimental effect on consumers

No More Cigs For Sweet Sixteens
As the legal age for smoking goes up to eighteen from October 1st

Affordable Childcare Places for Working Parents
If you have a child under 5 find out how this programme could benefit you

Full English in an Italian deli may seem mildly absurd
But we discover they could teach us a thing or two about breakfast

Exploding Laptops to Fight Vehicle Crime
New technology to be used in 'bait cars' around the borough

'Schools of Choice' Report is Unveiled
Radical changes proposed to local secondary education

Tube Strike Ends But More Disruption Looms
RMT yet to suspend strikes planned for next Monday

Take two! for Blockbusting Movie Map
Allowing more film buffs to experience 'West Londonwood' for themselves

Want to get national recognition for your local project?
Channel Five is looking for video footage of your news and views

August 2007

Boutique Cinema Plan for Hammersmith
Everyman Cinema Club to move into Lyric Square development

Hammersmith Man Attacks Muslim Cleric
Imam requires surgery after assault in Regent's Park

Primary/Special Schools Plan Released
One local primary to close - special needs provision expanded

Tube Workers To Stage Two Three-day Strikes
After failing to secure guarantees over jobs, conditions & pensions

Woman Murdered in West Kensington
Stacey Westbury stabbed as her child slept nearby

Tasty Thai At A Palatable Price
We put 101 Thai Kitchen to the test

Young Rower Strikes Gold In Beijing
Local student wins at Junior World Rowing Championships

Something Out of The Ordinary In Stamford Brook
Lucy Metherell explains why she adopted The Raven as her local

80s Pop Star Flees Hammersmith Home
Former member of Five Star 'fears attack' by father

Mayor and Ealing Council Reach Deal on Tram
Scheme to be dumped as long as Crossrail proceeds

Westfield Bows To Pressure And Replaces Hoardings
Citizens continue to voice concerns over development's effect on community

Boys Robbed on Furnival Gardens
Knife used to obtain cash and mobile phone

Training Is The Recipe For Success
Dinner ladies go back to school to study professional cookery

Eastend Comes West To Go Back To College
Soap stars swap Albert Square to celebrate local student achievement

Thames Lifeboats on Flood Alert
After warning of dangerous river conditions from Environment Agency

July 2007

Save Our Favourite Tea Lady!
Ravenscourt Park Cafe regulars urge council to retain culinary talents of Ms Craze

Distinguished Latymer Old Boys Pay Tribute to Retiring Head
Hugh Grant amongst past pupils bidding farewell to Chris Hammond

MP Seeks Stringent New Board Restrictions
Estate Agents Under Fire For Blighting Streets With Self Promotion

Labour Leader Gets Blogging
Local Councillor launches the Cowan Report

Robber Foiled on Brackenbury Road
Threats of violence fail to persuade victim to part with ring

"Tube upkeep will cost tax payers £30m a week"
After beleaguered Metronet calls in the administrators

Keen Eye For Art Affords Local Resident A Glimpse of Devon
Fletcher Estates awards Artist's At Home 2007 buyer's prize

Three Bears Win Art Competition For Molly
Early Years Arts & Crafts Competition Showcases Budding Local Talent

Growing Together - Garden Project Spans the Generations
Family members get together to design and create sensory garden

Blair Gives Schwarzenegger a Lesson in Low Emissions
Former Prime Minister and Californian Governor visit Sacred Heart Primary School

Hammersmith Law Centre Protests Funding Cuts
Community Groups Try to Save Their Centres

The Carpenters Arms in Black Lion Lane
St Peter's Square Restaurant gets another makeover

Hammersmith Reopens After Security Alert
Chief Sup Ali Dizaei "We can't afford to take any chances"

Crime Reports from the Local Area
Witnesses wanted to robberies and an assault

Mayor Wobbles on the Tram
Admits scheme could be ditched if Crossrail is approved

It Now Pays To Be Green
Discounted parking permits for low emission vehicles

Pupils Celebrate Success at Saturday School
Gifted and Talented pupils learn drama and circus skills

Latymer Musician Wins National Award
Sixth-former's highly prestigious national award for music composition

Higher Collection Rate Keeps Taxes Down
Over 96.1 per cent of homes now contributing

91% of Drivers Unaware of New Parking Laws
As new wide two-tier scheme is launched across the capital

What Will Be In Your Home Information Pack?
Local councils work together to promote and deliver fast electronic searches

National charity urgently needs local volunteers
Can you help to alleviate loneliness of older people?

Fifty Million Pounds To Tell Londoners How Good TfL Is
Assembly Conservatives expose Mayor's exorbitant advertising spend

Mayor blames education system for current spate of teen violence
As local Police launch new initiative to tackle rise in gang culture

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