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Hammersmith News Archive

June 2005

Hammersmith Gets Clone Town Status
Named as one of London's least diverse shopping centres

Woman murdered in Riverside Gardens
40 year old Evelyn Rueb died of multiple stab wounds

Cash boost for local young athletes
Chelsea FC sponsor Youth and Mini-Games Teams

Witness Appeals from Hammersmith Police
Angry motorist chases traffic warden with machete

MP and celebrities back Carers Week
Hands joins Delboy and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Local silver surfers gain awards
Older learners benefit from centre's Euro vision

Speech and language therapist team doubled
More help for pupils with communication difficulties

May 2005

New Leader For The Borough
Stephen Burke to head Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Full Detail of Recent Local Home Sales
Plus a listing of all the million pound home sales this year

Mourinho Hails New White City Facility
Disused land to be changed into multi-sports pitch

Heartless thieves strike in Stamford Brook
Two men trick their way into 80 year old woman's home

Charing Cross Focus of MP's Maiden Speech
Greg Hands makes his debut in the House of Commons

Full text of Greg Hand's speech

"Secret Plan" to privatise Ravenscourt Park
Private firms allegedly have been invited to run hospital

FA Cup Heaven at Latymer
School wins day with cup in nutrition competition

Soley Fights Back Over Airport Expansion
Former MP explains the role of Future Heathrow

Sharp rise in homelessness in Hammersmith
Now nearly 2,000 homeless households in the borough

Free Bike Training for Local Residents
Twenty places available - first come first serve

Latest Witness Appeals from Hammersmith Police
Bogus district nurse operating in the area

A Great New Holiday Destination On Your Doorstep
Residents encouraged to see area as if they were tourists

Police called to Clarkson 'environmental' protest
Top Gear presenter chains himself to bus at Hammersmith

Misery for agents as volumes halve
Property prices also down sharply in latest quarter

Witness Appeals from Hammersmith Police
Bogus district nurse operating in the area

Is pollution damaging our health?
A team from Imperial College wants help in finding out

Massed choir of 500 local children sing
BBC Singers and young musicians join for dream concert

Become your own binman (or woman)
Recycle your green waste in new subsidised scheme

Greg Hands Announces Surgery Details
How to get help and advice from your new MP

Council backs London 2012 bid
Mayor says that Olympics present "once in a lifetime opportunity"

Two sporting high-flyers at Latymer
Pavan Sagoo and Melissa Haddleton make their mark

Lyric Square shortlisted for two top awards

Lord Soley accused of 'taking Heathrow shilling'
Former local MP to head airport expansion lobby group

Football writer helps children and adults to be champions at reading

Businesses support BID in Central Hammersmith

Big Lottery Fund announces sports funding to 4 schools in HF

Greg says he will be Hands on
"I fully intend to be a very locally active", says newly elected MP

April 2005

Smallman picked from all-woman short-list
Labour select candidate to replace Iain Coleman

Latymer Upper in partnership scheme with Hurlingham and Chelsea School

The Blues Brothers dig African art at the launch of Festival 2005

River Thames tidy up

Extra police officers for HF

Operation Athena against domestic violence

February 2005

Threat of new supplementary council tax
Government plans for higher taxes in local neighbourhoods

Hammersmith thieving postie re-employed at Chiswick sorting office
New low for local postal system as theft seems to continue unabated

New powers for Council dealing with fly-tipping and litter

Schools' verbal showdown in council chamber

Young people take the personalities out of politics
UK Youth Parliament ran anonymous election campaigns

Latymers Public House in Hammersmith raises over £2000 for Tsunami Appeal

November 2004

£200,000 to build a level crossing near the Town Hall
"This project is expensive, will block traffic and could be very dangerous", says Angie Bray

Truancy patrols in shopping centres and parks
111 pupils stopped last week

"Smarter Borough is simply rubbish"
Resident has to deal with illegal dump himself

Police are looking for relatives of Christine Vinsetty

School Standards Minister visits Wendell Park Primary
Miliband recognises musical strengths of borough and its schools

Concerns grow over 'Landfill in the Sky'
Friends of the Earth urge recycling over incineration

No Tesco in King Street, informs SRRA

Hammersmith Hospitals "shut down" for Christmas
No plans for elective surgery between 6th December and 10th January

Criminals target local cash machines
Card reading devices found in Hammersmith tube station

Hammersmith property prices move to record high
Average price in the W6 area is now over £380,000

BBC Symphony Orchestra plays Hammersmith Town Hall
Free concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio Three

Pupils perform Shakespeare @ the Lyric
A chance for children to perform at a professional theatre

Local issues @ Children's Parliament
120 children discussed leisure facilities, local parks, fair trade and safe routes

All Saints, Kenmont and John Betts win Yellow Woods Challenge
Local schools have been collecting old directories for recycling

Valued Youth
Secondary students from Henry Compton, Sacred Heart and the Bridge Academy will be tutors to primary school children

Woman killed by coach on Cromwell Road
Traffic chaos ensues as major roads closed

Shadow Families minister visits Peques nursery
Peques is the only Anglo-Spanish nursery in London.

Man killed by truck on North End Road
Police appeal for help in identifying Mongolian victim

Council loses 9.2 days per employee per year to sickness
'It is no wonder that the Council is so ineffective', says Greenhalgh

HF Police launch November Robbery Operation
Borough has suffered a recent increase in offences of robbery

Black History Month mini-carnival
100 children dressed up in colourful costumes and collages

Local campaigners urge MP to keep Hammersmith GM free

Volunteers wanted to help residents walk their way to health

Youth choir perform at the Tate Modern
Borough's music service goes from strength to strength

October 2004

Local surgeon jailed for child porn offences
Four months for 'talented' doctor in tragic case

Calls for CCTV on Shepherd's Bush Rd
Area is "something of a magnet for crime and anti-social behaviour", says Hands.

Cuts to local train services
Closures will affect West Brompton, Olympia and the new station at Imperial Wharf, says Lib Dems.

New landmark on Wood Lane as Latymer opens new playing fields

Black History Month kicks off
More than 60 events, including mini-carnival, theatre, poetry, hip-hop and football.

BAA starts consultation on Heathrow noise and blight
Airport operator sets out compensation terms for residents

+ Local financial experts say remortgage now +
Berkeley Consultants see fall in fixed rates as opportunity

Police optimistic missing three year old found
Rossi Matuvova possibly has been traced in Geneva

'Don't Back the Bid'
Graham Rowe on why he thinks Paris is the choice for 2012

Henny Penny the world is falling on my head!
Lynne Featherstone's parking investigation stirs up major hoo-ha

New networking group for women
West London Women in Business for fun, friendship and connections

Pupils competing in Russian
Local schools take part of National Languages Competition.

BBC's mentors for local school
Programme-makers and journalists at the William Morris Academy.

September 2004

Last chance to respond to tram consultation
'Shambolic' exercise drawing to a close on 6th October

A fountain for the Lyric Square
£1.4m regeneration project includes new seating, lighting and more trees.

Measles outbreak feared as MMR take up plummets
HF well below levels recommended for 'herd immunity'

10 arrests a week thanks to Crimestoppers
Borough Commander appeals to residents to use the service helping to combate crime.

Campaign for a lift @ Tube station
"Navigating the stairs at Parsons Green with a pushchair is a complete nightmare", says resident Nicola de Rin.

Borough's new high-tech contact centre
Council promises better handling of phone enquiries.

Tram to divert traffic from Uxbridge Road to A4
New TfL plans to divert 20,000 cars down Askew Road

Call for rate rebates for tram affected businesses
Local Tories claim local traders totally opposed to scheme

Final decision on Tesco due shortly
"We are minded to refuse the proposal", says Council leader.

No changes planned for QPR, says Council

King Street newsagent in trouble again
Residents concerned with overcrowding, litter and even people sleeping in their gardens.

Hurlingham Park neglected
Conservatives call for improvements and action against anti-social behaviour.

Burnthwaite Road is "an accident waiting to happen"
Residents up in arms over state of road surface.

St George is back
New plans shown to K&C council and 'informal' contact with LBHF, SRRA has learnt.

Work starts on Janet Adegoke centre
£5.2 million project for a new pool.

More cycles spaces for local schools
Transport for London promises it by Spring 2005

New sports pitch for Sands End
It will feature a rubberised surface, with floodlighting, training area and viewing stand.

Industrial action hits West London trams
John Grigg on the 1909 London United Tramways strike

Mayor breaks promise on public transport fares
Above inflation increases in bus and tube fares to be announced

Mayor blasted as 'propaganda' costs balloon
Shunned by advertisers cost of 'The Londoner' soars to £3.5 million

Toy library celebrates its first anniversary
The drop-in and borrowing service has 100 users.

Ken presents London Schools Environment Awards
St Stephen's Church of England and Sulivan primary schools win £3,000 in cash.

So creativity? For whom and for what?
For schools, it was stressed in conference organised by key local arts founder.

£8.5m To Tackle Fuel Poverty In West London
Local Authorities join forces with Powergen to ease to burden of fuel bills http://www.hammersmithtoday.co.uk/default.asp?section=info&spage=common/confuelpovty.htm

Macmillan Cancer Relief fundraising events
Spring Tennis Tournament, Recital and Garden Party at St Paul's School and more.

White City Summer 2004
Live music, street theatre and the Olympics on giant screen @ the W12 Media Village.