Hammersmith News Archive First quarter 2008

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March 2008

Property Prices in Hammersmith Surge
Latest figures suggest record month for W6 homes

Hammersmith Crime Round Up
Latest witness appeals from the local police

MP Raises Piccadilly Line Issue in Commons
Greg Hands asks for stops at Stamford Brook and Ravenscourt Park

Legal Battle Over 'Fixed' Airport Data
Evidence indicates collusion between Government and BAA

Staff Vote To Strike In Tube Safety Row
48 hour underground walkouts take step closer to fruition

Fees Should Support Poorer Families Not Create 'Exclusive Clubs'
Charity Commission's guidelines advises private schools to offer subsidised places

Get Set for the Olympics
Roadshow to visit Lyric Square this month

Boat Race Fever to Grip Hammersmith
Get the best view and do more than just watch the race

Police Seek Gay Bar Fraudster
Man suspected of stealing from people he befriends

Enquiry Launched into Motorist's Death
Man died after been taken ill when police arrested him

EU Referendum results are in
But was the Hammersmith poll fantastic, or a flop?

Last Post Office Closes in W14 Area
First time this has happened in London since 1857

Hammersmith Crime Round Up
83 year old woman threatens burglar with walking stick

Towpath Tree Felling Raises Concerns
Authorities say not acting now could lead to increased flood risk

Pre-Raphaelite Treasures at the Palace
Paintings return to home of the Art and Craft Movement

Transport for London Target Talgarth Road
Residents fear nearby roads will become congested with parked cars

Children Miss Out on First Choice Schools
Headteachers facing floods of appeals

Brakes on Planned £20 million academy
Delays on site of former young offenders' unit

Olympic dreams for White City
Sports Centre in Du Cane Road to be pre-games training camp

Danger Ahead For Motorists?
AppealNow.com's Barrie Segal warns of minefields in new parking laws

Sharp Rise In Attacks
Prompts calls for a review of the Dangerous Dogs Act

February 2008

More Local Post Offices Set to Close
Shepherd's Bush Rd, Askew Rd and Goldhawk Rd to shut

Latest Sales Show Lower House Prices
Hammersmith property average dips below half a million

Hit and Run on Hammersmith Broadway
Police seek dark coloured Vauxhall Astra

More Room Up Top
New Extension for Hammersmith Bus Station

Angry Meeting Condemns Heathrow Plan
Hammersmith Town Hall packed with airport objectors

Lord Soley Flies In The Face Of Popular Opinion
Stating 'Heathrow expansion critically important to economic prosperity'

Local Pub Works its Magic
Harry Potter pair enjoy secret 'date'

What a Water Saving
Hammersmith and Fulham Council ditches bottled water

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Second Crime Summit to be Held
A chance to tell authorities your views about crime in the area

Leader Hits the Road to Listen to Residents
Series of neighbourhood consultation meetings to be held

National Fairtrade Fortnight Hits Hammersmith
Series of events to help consumers tackle global poverty

GBH Outside Kensington Olympia
Man has jaw broken in unprovoked assault at bus stop

Two Stabbed on Shepherd's Bush Green
Police seek witnesses to altercation near Uxbridge Road

Double Stabbing near Kings Mall
Two attacked near crowds of shoppers

Hammersmith Crime Round Up
Latest witness appeals from the police

Massive Pub Company Calls In Administrators
Future currently uncertain for a number of locals

Safer Neighbourhood Teams Run On Line Survey
Enabling teenagers to identify areas that make them feel unsafe or concerned

New Group Fills Gap For Children With Special Needs
Local mothers join forces to start a playgroup for babies and children

Changes To Congestion Charge Scheme Announced
Mayor's 'cultural revolution' branded 'class war' by critics of new £25 fee

Waitrose to Anchor King Street Regeneration
New piazza, pedestrian access to river, homes and restaurants all part of plans

Woman 'Too Pretty' to be Robbed
Bike gang abandon attempt to steal hand bag

Rocking all over Hammersmith?
'Worst ever' pop video uses Quo to promote Council budget

Furnivall Gardens Licence Gets Go-ahead
Council say locals will be protected from anti-social behaviour

Views Differ on Stop and Search
Bailey backs plans but top cop says they'll do 'untold damage'

Council is 'improving well' says Audit Commission
Hammersmith and Fulham given four stars by government watchdog

Mother of Accident Victim Blasts Appeal Attempt
Motorist aiming for reduced sentence after killing cyclist

Proposals For New School Move Forward
Academy could accommodate 780 students aged 11-18 from local area

Hammersmith to Have EU Ballet
Residents to get vote on European Constitution

Pigeon Pest Pays the Price
Hammersmith resident fined for feeding birds

Hard Labour In Local Maternity Wards
Hospitals amongst the 'least well performing' in the country

Stars' Support Saves the Bush
Arts Council to maintain funding for local theatre

Five Locked Up for Aiding Terrorist
Conspirators who helped Shepherd's Bush Bomber jailed

On the Buses in W12
Seven figure sum to be spent during tube closure

Unions Threaten All Out Tube Strike
Unless demands over safety and staffing are met within 48 hours

Row Over Shepherd's Bush Tube Closure Continues
Meeting brings concessions but more needed, says Slaughter

Appeal for information following a fatal road traffic collision
After local woman is hit by car and bus near Hogarth roundabout

Proposed Bag Ban 'Pointless Headline-Grabbing Gesture'
'Carrier bags are not great environmental evil' claim shop keepers

'Thames Water Fines Should Benefit Customers Not Treasury'
Consumer group calls for change in Owfat position on £12.5m penalty

January 2008

Hammersmith is Hot Property
Borough has seen 24 per cent growth in 2007

War of Words Erupts Over Shepherd's Bush Tube Closure
Local MPs Greg Hands and Andrew Slaughter on opposite sides of the tracks

Outstanding OFSTED Report for St Peter's Primary
School 'provides an excellent standard of education and care for its pupils'

Fun in Furnivall Gardens
Plan to host events in Hammersmith park sparks concerns from local residents

Fresh Flavours from Culinary Institution
Stamford Brook move marks a new beginning for Leith's

Hammersmith Crime Round Up
Witnesses Called for After Spate of Robberies Near King Street

Latymer Under 15's Through To Final
Following thrilling win over Charterhouse in ISFA cup tie

'No Consultation' for Residents Under Flight Path
Third Runway could make flights soar to more than 700,000 a year

New Look Unveiled for Shepherd's Bush Green
Consultation over £3.3 million facelift for the common

Calls Grow to Save the Bush
Stars sign petition to save iconic theatre in W12

EMI Slashes Jobs
Hundreds of artists to be axed

A Busy Year For Local Lifeboats
But RNLI issues funding SOS to safeguard future of the service

From Zero to Five Stars In One Go
Local restaurant's case highlights flaws in Scores on the Doors scheme

Heathrow Crash 'Vindicates' Friends of the Earth Safety Campaign
Group gave evidence to Terminal 5 public inquiry back in 1998

Harland & Voss International Women's Day Donation 2008
Local electricians invite applications from charities for award worth £500

Top of the Class
Local schools perform well in league tables

Zero Tolerance on Rough Sleepers
More than forty problem drinkers sent back to Poland

Junior Sailor Picked for Olympic Training
Dedication pays of with admission to elite programme

Utility Companies Fined For Overrunning Road Works
Thames Water, National Grid and EDF Energy top list of worst offenders

Illegal Driver Clamp down in Hammersmith and Fulham
Safer Neighbourhood Teams Used in Met Operation

HIPs December Deadline Exaggerates Price Fall
'Unseasonal surge of smaller properties distorting figures'

Local College Principal Steps Down
"Difficult choice to make," says Kevin Finnigan

Peterborough School to Close
Council in talks with French Government to open bilingual primary school

Shake-up for Special School
Queensmill to move to Gibbs Green site

Drinking Up Time at Fulham pubs
Broadway pubs have to clean up their act

TfL Launch Oyster Photocards for Teenagers
In a bid to clampdown on antisocial behaviour on buses

20 Questions for Ruth Kelly
Councils take issue with transport secretary following backing of new runway

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