Hammersmith News ArchiveSecond quarter 2008

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June 2008

Anxious Times for Local Estate Agents
Stable prices little consolation as volumes collapse

Things To Know About John Humphrys
Interesting facts about the acclaimed journalist, broadcaster & author

Hammersmith councillor jets off to 'millionaires' playground'
Council staff flown out to Cannes property convention at a cost of hundreds of pounds

Cross-continental cuisine and contraband cows
We try out Lola and Simon's New Zealand and Argentinean menu

Hammersmith gang members sentenced for attack
Friend of Kodjo beaten up in Shepherd's Bush Market

Dear MP, Please RSVP
Mixed results for local MPs in 'Responsiveness League Table'

Phoenix Knighthood
Head who inspired Lenny Henry has been knighted

The Final Countdown
Customers bid farewell to Goldhawk Road post office

Air con planned for Hammersmith and City and District Lines by 2010
But no breeze at the end of the tunnel for Piccadilly Line

Three new polyclinics for Hammersmith and Fulham
Could polyclinics close down your GP's Practice?

Neighbours from hell are evicted
W6 and W12 residents subjected to loud music, drug dealing and abuse

Tea light causes Shepherd's Bush flat to catch fire
Smoke alarm allows man to escape

Festival of Architecture Exhibit Highlights 'A4 Segregation'
Chiswick/Hammersmith river divide depicted by giant steel sculpture

Engaging The Community In Fight Against Crime
Proposals to reduce crime and increase public confidence

Watch Where You Poop Pooch!
Councils warned over using CCTV for 'trivial' surveillance

Mayor's £6m Revitalisation Project For Local Parks
Londoners will have chance to vote on which green spaces will benefit

Hammersmith house blaze under investigation
Six flee fire in Goldhawk Road

Hammersmith councillor apologises after accusing immigrants of littering
Councillor Ivimy left red faced over email to housing staff

£3.5 million Shepherd's Bush Green makeover is going ahead
Head to West 12 Centre to see plans for spruced up Green

Apollo appeal quashed
Music venue fails to win licence to open till 2am

Hammersmith man who attacked Muslim cleric is 'insane'
Attacker will be detained at mental health facility

Hammersmith Residents At High Risk of Indentity Fraud
Report confirms that we live in one of UK's top ten fraud hotspots

Wife of Shepherd's Bush suicide bomber did not warn police
Woman convicted of helping al-Quaeda terrorist escape the UK

What Would You Like To See In Ravenscourt Park?
Council gives local residents the chance to have their say

May 2008

A bridge too far?
Concerns from residents over A4 bridge

Time running out to say 'non' to the Lycee
Consultation into secondary school shake up about to end

Double the info or double the waste?
Council newspaper output doubles as the Londoner is scrapped

Johnson & Johnson
After Mayor Boris, Andrew Johnson becomes new Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham

Cancer Centre wins Hammersmith Award

But the Council is left holding Wooden Spoon

MPs vote along party lines over abortion bill
Abortion upper limit to stay at 24 weeks

Possible Viagra Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease
A major new trial begins at Hammersmith Hospital

Violence on the streets of Fulham
Hundreds of drunken fans are dispersed by riot police

Gun toting robbers jailed for 16 years
Double attack on Fulham Amusement Arcade

Lottery Grant for Local Landmark

Hammersmith Historic House Receives Vital Funding to allow it to remain open to the public

Are You Green With Envy?
Research highlights increasing resentment of eco-neighbours

Seven Million Households Are Living With NERDs
Are you amongst those living with 'never ending renovation drama'?

Research Claims 'E-breaks Boost Productivity'
Top physiologists profess employees should be allowed time to surf net

Lottery Grant for Local Landmark
Hammersmith Historic House Receives Vital Funding

Prue's Popularity Wins Party Prize
Local woman gets to host Moby album launch event

Has Anybody Seen the 266 Bus?
Local bus service is said to be 'one of the worst in London'

Life Sentences for Kodjo's killers
Teenage murderers from W12 and W6 given 15 year sentences

Hammersmith Home Wrecked by Fire
Blaze leaves three people with smoke inhalation

Stabbing on Rutland Grove
Gang attack with broken bottles in Furnivall Gardens

Hammersmith Wins Post Office Lottery
Three post offices in Hammersmith and Fulham will stay open

Cheers and Boos for Local Buildings
The Hammersmith Society Environment Awards Nominations 2008

Supermarket Wars
Tesco versus Waitrose in King Street

Boris Axes The Londoner and Spends Saving on Green Initiatives
But can he convince local councils to follow suit with their own publications?

London Assembly '£7m Waste of Time'
Report argues Mayor should be accountable to local authority leaders

Boris Johnson Wins Clear Victory in West Central
Conservative candidate Kit Malthouse wins London Assembly Seat

Privatising The Post Office
Watchdog calls for 'radical transformation' to improve services

Return To Ruby Grand
King Street's gastro ups its game

A Celebration of Bob Dylan At Irish Cultural Centre
'More than a tribute band' says Penny Flood of Emmitt Till's performance

Olive Oil Tasting at Lola & Simon
Discover indicators of good quality and what the labels really mean

London Mayor and London Assembly Elections
West Central Constituency Goes to the Polls

Maggie's Centre opened by Nigella and Sarah
PM's wife and celebrity chef open £3.5 million centre

New Ravenscourt Park Cafe Set to Open
Local company Fait Maison take over the lease

Hammersmith Crime Round Up
Latest witness appeals from the local police

One In Three Motorists Fined Every Year
Figures renew concerns that drivers are being used as council 'cash cows'

Thousands of children miss school due to teachers' strike
Industrial action closes down majority of borough's schools

Secondary Schools in £120 Million Improvement Plan
Major changes on the cards to make borough schools more attractive

"Why Are We Waiting?"
Restaurant staff protest over 'unfair' distribution of tips

Council takes asylum case to the House of Lords
Refund of millions wanted for cost of care for asylum seeking children

'Sir' Les says he didn't trash Blue Peter Garden
Former England striker sets the record straight

Dawes Road centre set for closure
Hammersmith to get flagship adult education centre

Seven arrested at birthday party
Thirty people in fight at White City pub

Around the clock cops drives down crime
Shepherd's Bush and Fulham see burglaries and robberies fall

Light at the end of the tunnel for Imperial Wharf
Work poised to begin on new Fulham overground station

Curry On Up Trafalgar
Restaurant workers take to streets in protest against new immigration laws

More School Dinners in Shepherd's Bush
New kitchen for Wormholt Primary School

Website Promotes & Rewards Eco-Friendly Choices
Local charitable entrepreneur launches Healthy Planet

April 2008

A Taste of Manolete's
Nick Montague discovers South American specialities in W6

The River Cafe Gutted By Fire
Michelin starred restaurant will be closed for up to a month

Council Tax Written Off
Residents get away without paying £1.6million council tax

Wizzy New Development for Hammersmith
Residents to be given G-Wiz Cars when they buy new flats

Schools Set To Close In Teachers' Strike
Council pledges to minimise impact of industrial action

Five Found Guilty Of Hammersmith Grove Murder
Kodjo Yenga died after gang ambushed him with knives, bats and a bull terrier

'Misleading' Comments On Crime Angers Met
Who deny Standard suggestion that figures were 'massaged'

Thames Water Poor Service Fine Reduced By £3m
'Firm's processes so bad it was unaware it had breached rules' says watchdog

London Underground Fined For Being Noisy Neighbour

After excessively loud announcements made residents' lives a misery

Marks and Spencer's £3.5m Bun Fight With Tax Man
Sweet victory as retailer wins battle over chocolate teacakes

Changes To Business Rates Will Not 'Drive Down Rents'
New tax aimed at boosting occupancy of retail premises criticised by industry

Hammersmith's Top Ten Properties
Tables in local area include most expensive home in England

Conservative Heavyweights Roll Into Hammersmith
Boris Johnson goes on charm offensive in King Street

Maggie's Legacy
First centre in England to open in Hammersmith

Living The High Life
Consultation launched on plans for new tower block

Andy Slaughter Accused: "Hypocrisy" Over Post Offices
Campaigns to save local branches, but votes to shut them

Designer Campaign To Save Towpath's Trees
Jasper Conran joins protest against loss of riverside plant life

Oxford Thrashes Cambridge in Boat Race
But poor conditions mean slow winning time

Anti-social behaviour on the rise
Labour councillors blame loss of youth club

Tube Workers Call Off Strike Action
After Underground bosses make guarantees on staff and safety issues

As Changes To Parking Enforcement Come Into Effect
Motoring organisations are keen to advise motorists of new regulations

Andy Slaughter Responds to Post Offices Accusation
Tory proposal "dishonest" and "soundbite opportunism"

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