Hammersmith News Archivethird quarter 2008

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September 2008

Youths disrupt performance at Lyric Theatre
Fight ruins night out for Hammersmith theatre-goers

A Risky Business?
Council to decide whether to buy oil on the futures market

Council Kicking Up A Stink
Call for cross-capital support against 'super-sewer' for Thames

Hammersmith MP hopeful says scrap C-Charge
Charge has created a 'Berlin Wall' between borough and central London

Residents Fear Impact of 67 New Homes
Hammersmith housing development traffic worries

Local bar hopes Lily Allen can save it
Ginglik counts on celeb supporters this Saturday

Multi-million pound policing scheme defended
Project only reduced the number of crimes by 223

Going Overground
Mainline station is finally ready to open

Cool Carafe Competition Creates Tap Water Chic
Eateries and watering holes soon to be graced with iconic 'carafes for London'

Gastropub beats Gordon
Princess Victoria pub in Uxbridge Road scoops award

Genetically Modified Pigs
Hammersmith Hospital research moves to US to escape red tape

Arsenal Trio Line Up For London Legends Date in Borough
Fulham's Craven Cottage to host England v Ireland match

Acton High School & Centre for Media Arts
Open Evening Tuesday September 30th

Train Too Crowded?
London Assembly wants to help you find a seat

Government Advisors Call For Review of Airport Expansion Plans
2M Group believes proposals to expand Heathrow 'have lost all credibility'

Austen Lost in Hammersmith
New ITV series brings Pride and Prejudice to W6

Local Gastros Get A Michelin Mention
Carpenter's Arms and Dartmouth Castle recommended in 2009 pub guide

'Squashed Strawberry' Creamed
Credit crunch forces developer to halt work on office block

Pair Trousered Cash From Abbey on King St.
Personal bankers convicted of theft from building society

Legal Challenge Over Home Care Fees
Campaign group takes on the Council

Westfield on Target to Open at End of October
Construction is said to be progressing "extremely well"

From Silk Road to Askew Road
Saffron, pistachios and limes at the Sufi Restaurant

Six Year Sentence For Hijacker
W12 man found guilty of stealing luxury cars from supermarket car parks

+ Which are Hammersmith's Best (and Worst) Pubs +
Give your views on the best places for a drink in the area

C-Charge Consultation Begins
Residents living on borders are invited to take part

Woman Dies at Hammersmith Station
District line closed Wednesday morning after fatality at station

Local Crime Figures Just A Click Away
New 'crime mapping' website helps keep residents in the picture

Bus Strike Goes Ahead
First Group fleet plan second 48-hour walkout in September

Robot Enlisted in Fight Against MRSA
Number of infections is down, says local NHS Trust

August 2008

New 'Jack the Stripper' Theory
Crime author thinks killer was Welsh child murderer

Pedestrian Killed on Glenthorne Road
Woman hit by VW Touareg - driver arrested

Not in Our Back Yard
Put 'super-sewer' entrance in Chiswick says Council

Ginglik owners 'gutted' over threatened closure
Refurb will cost too much says council landlord

William Morris pub pays price for mice
Hammersmith hostelry has a 'public mouse'

Serious Stabbing Outside Apollo Theatre
Witnesses wanted after woman knifed in broad daylight

Police Injured in Broadway Brawl
Seven arrested after two female officers hurt

Samaritans At The Ready
As students learn exam results

Neighbourhood Policing Teams for Local Tube Stations
Aimed at cutting crime and providing high visible presence

Tube Strikes Cancelled
Industrial action called off after improved pay offer

Is Anybody Listening?
500 people sign petition against proposed new bus route

Anti-Social Uxbridge Road
Police to remove groups from new "dispersal zone"

Hang On To Your Children
West 12 Centre launches child safety scheme

'Til Equity Do Us Part'
Falling house prices mean fewer divorces, according to research

Boris Aims to Raise Bog Standards
Councils encouraged to join Community Toilet Scheme

Trouble With Water Works
Thames Water is fined for unsafe working practices

Turning Japanese
Help restore Hammersmith Park's historic garden

'This Has Been A Noose Around Our Necks'
QPR pay off £10 million loan

Going Down
H&F house prices fall faster than anywhere else in London

Council Push For LBH&F Crossrail Station
Old Oak Common area earmarked as possible site

Woman Charged Over Shepherd's Bush Blaze
Church roof destroyed by arson fire

Man Stabbed in Hammersmith
Knifed after dispute with two men on Talgarth Rd

Grand designs for W6 and W12
A theatre for Hammersmith and a 'large development' in White City

Pick Up Your Post At The Library
Askew Road Library earmarked for Royal Mail depot

Local PCTs Ranked Amongst Country's Worst Performers
Healthcare Commission survey places Hammersmith & Fulham in bottom 20%

No 'Credit Crunch' For White City Shopping Centre
Around 90% of shops already let to Top Shop, Tiffany, Boots & Louis Vuitton

Spanning The Thames
Illustrations, commentary and stories of bridges and buildings along the river

Is Parking Set to Get Worse?
Residents fear Westfield shoppers will take their parking spots

New Law Will Satisfy Appetite For Fairness
Restaurants to be banned from using service charges to 'top up' staff pay

July 2008

Hammersmith to be Super Sewer Entry Point
Furnivall Gardens could be building site for eight years

One in the Eye for Noisy Optician
Magistrates put end to karaoke parties in Hammersmith flat

Tube station closure 'was avoidable'
Shepherd's Bush could have stayed open says MP

German Shepherd Dog Does West London Tour
Sightings of missing Dita from Barnes to Osterley

'Putting Residents First Is Not What You Are Doing'
Consultation results show extent of anger over home care fees

Council Workers Stage Two-Day Strike
Services affected across the borough

The Road to Poland
Cancer survivor gears up for marathon bike ride

Council defends Itself on School Transfer
Report shows it will lose money on Peterborough School deal

Greg Hands Blames Brown for 'Debt Tragedy'
Bankruptcies in the borough up by 500% since 2000

Get Your Kit On
New shirts for QPR following sponsorship deal

Crossrail Given Go Ahead
Project on track to be operational for passengers by 2017

Do You Have Text Appeal?
Find out if your texturing style is the most attractive

Action Girl Amanda
Emma Brophy talks to the Pied Piper of west London

Residents To Stage Conference With Climate Camp
Alongside HACAN, NoTRAG, Camp for Climate Action and Greenpeace

Architects get sinking feeling about A4 bridge
Scheme proposed to connect Hammersmith with the river

Crack down on Hammersmith scrap yards
Watch out for thieves if you drive an old car

Delightful Turks at Appetite Mangal
Excellent value at new King Street Eatery

Hammersmith woman admits manslaughter
Jury hears recording of man stabbed 111 times

Westfield Jobs Fair Cancelled
Overwhelming response caused safety fears

No Desperate Housewives At Dukes Meadows!
Dougray Scott launches Leuka Mini Masters Golf Tournament

Man evacuated from house fire
Fire engines called out to West Kensington

Could You Give Gordon Nightmares?
Ramsay's on the look out for more restaurants to rescue

Airport Campaign Set For Plane Talking
EU Meeting Delegation heads to Europe to highlight failure to tackle air pollution

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