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December 2008

Ugly language from the Ugly Sisters
Lyric Hammersmith defends controversial Christmas Play

Wizardry, Austen and Shaking Hippies
Christina Farr meets the 'ridiculously multi-talented' Genevieve Gaunt

Sinking Feeling at The Old Ship
Things aren't what they used to be down on the river

Unhappy Times For Local Children
As day care nursery close without warning

Cervical Cancer Pilot Launched Locally
Hammersmith Boots one of ten pharmacies taking part

Choppy waters for boat race
Oxford and Cambridge Boat race to be axed by ITV

Who are the best Carpenters in the Area
Give your views on the top services in Hammersmith

7-storey development for Glenthorne Rd
67 flats to be built on site of former Bechtel offices

Anti-Runway Groups Seek Happy New Year
Decision delay may mean victory on Heathrow expansion

'Tap Top' Is Tip Top For Tap Water
Award winning carafe aimed at London's discerning drinkers unveiled

A Christmas Gift to Motorists
TfL announce no congestion charge from 25th December until 2nd January 2009

The Real Cost of Cheap Clothing
'Primark effect' quadruples textile waste in council tips

November 2008

Congestion Charge Zone's Western Extension To Be Scrapped
By Spring 2010 following results of Mayor's public consultation

'Super Sewer' Proposals Will Continue To Be Challenged
Council leaders warn "never underestimate the power of public opinion"

Is Your Neighbour in the BNP?
Hammersmith names appear on leaked membership list

It's official - council tax will fall by thee per cent in H&F
Credit crunch eased by council tax drop in borough

£18 million school building opens in Wood Lane
Ed Balls tries out Stanley Fink building

Refugee groups fear they will lose offices
Palingswick House could change use under council's proposals

Fire in Claxon Grove
Woman rescued after cigarette starts fire

+ Who are the best Plumbers in Hammersmith +
Give your views on the top services in the area

Ravenscourt Park tree wins award
Century-old tree will be given a plaque

Are You Experiencing West-stress?
The 'must have' ailment for the discerning consumer this winter

Dreaming of a White Christmas
Festive season begins with lights, Santa - and snow

More Parking Misery for Residents Near Westfield
Date set for new parking restrictions to come into force

The Doodling Duchess
Camilla shows her creative side during visit to local cancer care centre

Are You Experiencing West-stress?
The 'must have' ailment for the discerning consumer this winter

Lap dancing club licence turned down
Bar will still show performance of Georgina Baillie and 'Satanic Sluts' group'

King Street Restaurant Owner Fined For Filth
And forced to clean up his act by environmental health officers

Buyers flush with cash for Fulham loo and Hammersmith gravedigger's hut
Public toilets and cemetery lodgings sold off for large amounts of dosh

Brook Green to be spruced up
Improvements to tennis courts, fencing and pathways

Estate agents are tickled pink
Westfield jaunt raises £500 for Breast Cancer Awareness Day

+ Which are the Best Place to do Yoga in the Area +
Give your views on the top services in Hammersmith

Love Food But Hate Waste?
Campaign aims to reduce the amount of good grub in our bins

Middlesex: What Does it Mean to You?
Rupert Barnes on a county with a long history and vanishing traditions

Fullers Head of the Rivers Fours 2008
Challenging conditions greeted 480 crews from across the UK and Europe

October 2008

Shop till you drop in Shepherd's Bush
Leona Lewis and M&S models wow crowds at new Westfield shopping centre

Westfield Opens
Hundreds queue up but warnings of traffic gridlock prove unfounded

Fire Station is in pole position
Fresh and seasonal menu makes this Hammersmith restaurant a winner

Contract Changes for Staff as Costs Slashed
Thousands of staff at Hammersmith & Fulham Council affected

Covert operations drive down car crime in Hammersmith
Decoy cars and DNA catch car thieves in borough

4X4 Sought After Hit and Run on King Street
Three year old child hit by BMW X5 or Porsche Cayenne

West Ken Residents Fight Lap Dancing Club
D-day looms as date set for licensing panel hearing

Feeling Half Dead
Doctors study patients who have had a brief encounter with death

Bobbies on the Buses
New police team for local transport hub

Which are Hammersmith's Bathroom and Kitchen Installers?
Give your views on the best services in the area

Reggae Legend Dies at Hammersmith Hospital
Music fans mourn as Alton Ellis loses battle with cancer

British Consumers Least Willing to Pay Extra for Green
Ranking us last for allowing environmental concerns influence what we buy

2M Group Take Rail Plan to Scottish Parliament
Heathrow Campaigners to outline alternative to Third Runway

Al-Qaeda suspect to stay in Hammersmith
UN terror suspect has leave to remain in the UK

"I'm used to dealing with criminals, not a woman in labour!"
PC Wells gets more than he bargained for when out patrolling local streets

New director waxes lyrical
Lyric Hammersmith appoints new Artistic Director

H&F Taxpayers' Money Not At Risk
Council confirm they have no investments in troubled Icelandic banks

The New Thames Tunnel - Blight or Blessing?
Thames Water provides project's historic and technical background

One Year On
A look at the compulsory recycling trial on its first anniversary

Hands off My Data!
MP wants to be taken off national DNA database

Third New Station for W12
We also look at traffic, parking and cranes in Wood Lane

Which are Hammersmith's Best (and Worst) Cafes?
Give your views on the best places for a quick meal in the area

In Limbo
Ginglik still waiting to hear their fate

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Window On The Green
The lights are out but the show must go on at the Bush Theatre

Town hall calls diverted to Rochdale
Outsourcing customer services will save £150,000

Former Hammersmith school boy has X Factor
Will JLS win TV talent show?

Rugby Legend Helps Launch Local Appeal
H&F sportsman needs 24/7 care after tragic accident

Council Tax Set To Fall Again
But critics say other charges in the borough have soared

Fight Hunger, Eat Out This October
Local restaurants join Action Against Hunger's international campaign

'You Can't Change the Leaves but You Can Chance the Roots'
Gabriella La Rocca's review of Riverside Studio's 1800 Acres

Cool Trains Unveiled for Hammersmith & City Line
Tubes will have aircon, CCTV and walk-through carriages

Yoof Behaving Badly
H&F gets Government grant to tackle youth crime

Which are Hammersmith's Best (and Worst) Curry Houses?
Give your views on the best places for an Indian in the area

More Trains Less Planes
Conservatives propose high speed rail link in place of third runway

"Culture Not Concrete"
Ginglik supporters rally to save threatened club

Energy company fined over giant hole in H&F road
£4,000 fine as unsafe pavement holes put pedestrians in danger

Fish and Chip fat warning
Hammersmith residents told not to overindulge in F and C

Crazy Paving
Planning permission needed to turn front gardens into parking spaces

Immigration Checks Prompt Mass Exodus of Traffic Wardens
Council claims contractors are responsible for recruiting and vetting staff

Does Being Plane Stupid Make Any Sense?
Christina Farr talks to aviation activist Katrina Forrester

'We Apologise For The Delay'
Overground station finally welcomes its first passengers

Man Flu Is Not A Phenomenon To Be Sniffed At!
Survey discovers men most likely to suffer and those most 'nurseable'

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