Hammersmith News Archive - 2006

Hammersmith News Archive - 2006

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Dramatic Car Chase in Hammersmith
Stolen Mercedes scatters pedestrians on King Street

Pet hamster saved from being recycled
Chubby cheeked charmer lives to nibble another Smart Sack

Row Blows Up Over Prestolite Social Housing
Mayor compares Council's actions with Shirley Porter's

90% of Muggers Getting Away With Crime
Local clear up rates for robberies one of lowest in the capital

Sobering swoop reveals festive drinkers being sold short
Popular licensed premises caught serving short measures of alcohol

Cyclist badly bitten as he tries to stop illegal dog fight
Suspect abused animal then used it to inflict actual bodily harm

LBH&F Set to Trial 24-7 Neighbourhood Policing
Council determined to crack down on rising crime to tune of£1.5 million

Councillor hits the blogs!
Paul Bristow using cyberspace to keep people in touch

Government to Forge Ahead With Plans for Third Runway
As Twelve Local Councils Unite Against Heathrow Expansion

Appeal for information after discovery of body
Two men in custody as murder investigation begins

Community Honours its Volunteers
Award Ceremony held at Hammersmith Town Hall

Make sure criminals don't spoil your Christmas and New Year
Local Police issue seasonal safety message to residents


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Ski-mask Wearing Thieves Unsuccessful
Empty handed after attempted robbery on Greyhound Road

Ravenscourt Park Hospital Fate Remains Uncertain
Scrutiny Committee may refer closure to Secretary of State for Health

Landmark ruling sees end to boards in conservation areas
Council orders agents to remove their boards or face fine

Blanket ban busts anti-social boozers
New powers have immediate impact on anti-social drinking

Council to Press Ahead with School Closure
'No convincing case' for Hurlingham and Chelsea

New Record Set at Head of the River Fours
Perfect Conditions for this year's Chiswick to Putney race

Bus Consultation to be Ignored
Residents' group angry that new route plan is proceeding

New Local Tube Stations Named
Wood Lane and Shepherd's Bush Market to join Tube map

School Pupils Take Over Council Chamber
Children's Parliament discusses the environment

Tara Take a Break
Camogie club on the look out for new players

National charity urgently needs local volunteers
Can you help to alleviate loneliness of older people?

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A Blow to Local Democracy

Car mechanic called John based under the arches in Trussley Road

Ravenscourt Park Hospital


Newsletter 1st November, 2006

Man Urinated on at Talgarth Road Bus Stop
Told he was attacked 'Cos I don't like white people'

Concerns Voiced over Local School Closure
Plans to shut Hurlingham and Chelsea school attacked

Hammersmith Broadway CCTV Hot Spot
Over 30 surveillance cameras monitoring one block

Violent Robbery on Parfrey Street
Victim left unconscious and bleeding after attack

Enterprise centre wins extra funding
Support for fledgling local businesses gets a boost

New Chief Executive Appointed for Local NHS
Mike Wood to run Hammersmith & Fulham Primary Care Trust

News on the Allied Carpets Site

Closing Hurlingham and Chelsea School

NHS Dentists in Hammersmith


Newsletter 25th October, 2006

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John Betts Parents in School Dinners Revolt
Caterer sacked for serving up 'reconstituted slops'

Chelsea Stars Dedicate Victory to Cycle Accident Victim
Victorian Buchanan killed on Fulham Road on way to work

St. Paul's Head Commits to 'Needs Blind' Admission
Top private school aims to be open to all within 25 years

Chauffeur Robbed Near TK Maxx
Threatened with knife while waiting in Merc for boss

Esther Rantzen opens new hall at local school
The 'Shed' at Brackenbury School to be available for community

Good Food Comes to London
And we have five pairs of tickets for Olympia show to give away!

Second Time Lucky for Local Tourism Team?
Hammersmith & Fulham hoping to win at Visit London awards

Man Stabbed on Night Bus
Two men sought after life-threatening assault on N97

Disco Fight Ends with Arrest
Man in hospital after assault in Hammersmith Palais

Lib Dems set out Green Tax Switch campaign
Party takes to the streets to explain new policies

Anti Social Drinking in Hammersmith

Great attractions and things to do and see in Hammersmith!


Newsletter 18th October, 2006


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Hidden cameras snare rock wielding OAP
Pensioner who terrorised neighbourhood gets the boot from council house

Ravenscourt Hospital: clone it don't close it
Meeting told 'no formal consultation needed'

Appeal for witnesses to fatal Dawes Road accident
Man dies in hospital after collision with blue Peugeot 406

Hamza's Dodgy Property Deals Unravel
Preacher of hate faces loss of two houses

Call for halt to privatisation of home care service
As GMB predicts bleak future for Hammersmith residents

Benefits cheat pays the price
Council prosecute Hammersmith Hospital worker who kept her job secret

Around the park in 80 ways to help the visually impaired
Ravenscourt Park charity walk set to raise £10,000

Time of your life goes green
As older residents flock to Hammersmith Town Hall

Fair Rating for Local Primary Care Trust
As the 2005/06 NHS performances results are announced

Hands 'forces' Labour to obey law
Local party files accounts after pressure from MP

Move Over Michelin - Dirty Restaurants to be Exposed
Scores on the doors will highlight poor hygiene in local restaurants

Cardross St - Proposed Changes to Waiting Restrictions

Welcome to the UK - Korean visitor mugged in Hammersmith



Newsletter 9th October, 2006

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Cyclist Killed by Smart Car
Accident at Talgarth Road (A4) near Barons Court tube

No where left to ride as Police breeze through the borough
Operation Breeze results in 18 arrests and 60 vehicle seizures

St Peter's new playground is child's play
Local pupils given a new surface to boost their exercise

Local foundation's report highlights ageism in the workplace
Politicians give warm reception to new age discrimination laws

Technology that speaks volumes
Council introduces innovative new service for deaf residents

El Al Aircraft Incident at Heathrow

Lost Burmese cat sought

Neighbourhood Watch in Hammersmith



Newsletter. 2nd October, 2006

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Will White City Mega-Mall Kill the High Street?
Traders face threat from UK's second largest shopping centre

Drug dealer banned from neighbouring borough for five years
ASBO for Hammersmith man who made residents fear for their lives

Crooks bowled over by operation ten pin

Major crackdown on dirty criminals proves success


Ruby Gives Sixth Formers the Full Wax

Comedienne is star guest at annual sixth form conference


Local School Heads Blast Size 0 Culture

Fashion industry faces further condemnation for setting bad example


Jumbo's Nose Dive Highlights Further Heathrow Concerns
Aircraft instruments instructed El Al pilot to land in West London

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Advertising hoarding on Seven Stars pub

Wendell Park in the News

Broadway Post office closure


Newsletter. 22nd September, 2006


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Local Constables Honoured at Scotland Yard Ceremony

Graham Rice and Stephen Cox given Royal Humane Society Award

Crime Crackdown is "Number One Priority"

Cllr Greg Smith reaffirms Council's zero tolerance policy


More Than 1,000 Residents Say "Save Our Post Office"

Council Leader Confront Post Office Officials in Town Hall Showdown


Lampard launches scheme for special needs kids
Chelsea & England star kicks off new community initiative

Letterbox Crook Gets a Surprise

Householder holds thief's arm until help arrives


Miss Trinidad & Tobago UK 2006 at Hammersmith Palais

Cultural extravaganza to be held this Sunday 24th September


Police seek witnesses to A40 collision

1 dead and 2 critical as car crashes into central reservation


New laws aim to reduce child casualties on local roads

Legislation on car restraints came into force on Monday 18th September


Crime in Hammersmith?

Grass roots entertainment in Hammersmith

Cull of local trees


Newsletter. 22nd August, 2006


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Nuke Trains travelling on local tracks
Concerns raised over terrorist attack at Olympia

Contemporary Indian adds zing to King Street
Manoj Vasaikar demonstrates why his critical acclaim is so well deserved

Record Breaking A Levels for Local Schools
100% pass rate for fourth year for Lady Margaret

Pakistani Cricketers to Appear at Town Hall

Players at the centre of storm to attend fund raiser


Postal Workers urge WH Smith Boycott

Hammersmith picket over Post Office Closures


Heart patient paid with bouncing cheque

Roy Thayers faced death on Hammersmith NHS waiting list


Payback time for local yobs
Vandals and drink drivers made to pick up litter

Tough action proposed on street drinkers
Council say, "Get off the booze and get off our streets"

Missing teenager and toddler found safe and well
The two cousins back at home with their families

Blunt message on knife crime has positive results
Police amnesty sees hundreds of knives surrendered

Clampdown on Moped muggers proves huge success
Operation Breeze sees 18 people arrested and 57 vehicles seized

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The best Italian restaurant in Hammersmith

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Newsletter. 28th July, 2006

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Flood of outrage as burst water main causes chaos
Cars submerged and people left homeless as Hammersmith grinds to a halt

Missing teenager found in Hammersmith
As local man charged with child abduction and internet grooming

Award winning author launches summer reading challenge
Eleanor Updale sets local children off on a reading mission

Special award for Robbie Williams at local Oscars
Local couple honoured for their dedication to foster care

Local children visit No 10 for tea
And discover what Cherie Blair keeps in her biscuit tin

Local businesses support crime crackdown
Authorities work in partnership on crime reduction initiatives

A meat eater visits Sagar Restaurant

Thames Water Damage Water main on Paddenswick Road

The Grove Gastro Pub and other local restaurants


Newsletter. 20th July, 2006

Witnesses sought to hit and run incident
Four year old boy left with serious injuries after collision

Fantasy world gets local doctor struck off
Local man found guilty of misconduct with Abi Titmuss

Plans to close Hammersmith Post Office
Local MP claims Royal Mail's behaviour 'thoroughly disingenuous'

Works leave homes and school without water
Residents angered as poor workmanship results in another burst main

Local MP questions BBC's neighbourliness
Andrew Slaughter accuses corporation of community insensitivity

West London Speakers triumph in debate

Local group wins inaugural Socrates Cup Debating Challenge


Villains deterred by clued up residents

A bit of community spirit goes along way to fight crime


New sensory garden at Cambridge School

Pupils, teachers and volunteers create a haven in Hammersmith


OFWAT forces Thames Water to plug the leaks

Water company told to splash out to improve mains


Weaker air pollution rules may allow airport expansion

Friends of the Earth believe new directive clears way for third runway


'Hoodies', 'Yobs' and the ASBO generation

Local youths get their chance to talk back


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New coffee shop/restaurant opens

Boys on bikes in Hammersmith



Newsletter. 13th June, 2005

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Latest Witness Appeals from Hammersmith Police
Serious assault outside the George pub on Hammersmith Broadway

Charing Cross to be closed by stealth say Tories
Motion put to the Council seeking reassurance on future

London's youth discuss Olympic bid
Rowing medallist says children will benefit from legacy of games http://www.hammersmithtoday.co.uk/info/conschools02.htm

New MP Lobbied to 'Make Poverty History'
Local nuns hold meeting with Greg Hands

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BAA publishes Heathrow Expansion Plan

Airport operator wants third runway and sixth terminal


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Comedy Court at Brook Green Hotel

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PC Equipment Recycling / Donation

Bedford Jezzard - ex landlord of Thatched House


Newsletter. 30th June, 2006

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Out of The Grove
Local gastro pub doesn't quite live up to the hype

Bomb hoax artist escapes charges
Slap on the wrist for woman who caused chaos in the name of art

4x4 drivers more likely" to break to the law
Report shows perceived safety means SUV drivers to take more risks

Practice safe snaps this summer
Snappy Snaps campaign comes to Hammersmith

The end of the line for bus stop disorder
Council announces summer long blitz on anti social behaviour

Mayor puts ignorance in the shade
Minnie Scott Russell dons her shades to make charitable point

TfL report shows c-charge will cause chaos
LBHF already has capital's most congested streets


C-Charge extension 'expensive and unpopular'

System costing £166 million will be obsolete in 2 years


Tube upgrade completed

But signal failures mean commuters swelter underground


Latymer student wins prestigious scholarship
Pitchmeter nets a place at Imperial College for local teenager

Go-ahead for Burlington Danes Academy
Local school set to become a city academy

Minister joins the debate with young carers
Jeremy Hunt MP meets the selfless youths who care for their elders

European Day of Action on Aviation

Friends of Earth join rally against Heathrow expansion


Hamlet in St. Peter's Square



Newsletter. 8th June, 2006


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Artists At Home Reaches 32nd Year

Open studios event crosses boundaries to include over 50 artists


Debt mounts in Local NHS

Local health trusts amongst the country's most debt ridden


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Burlington Danes satisfactory and improving'

Ofsted Inspectors give the school the all clear


New council leader hails mandate for positive change

Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh welcomes "dawn of a new era"


Lib Dems voice concerns over new council

New Conservative leadership comes under fire


Tram bill £23 million and rising

Council accuse TfL of letting costs spiral out of control


Young at Art

Children's artwork to go on show across the borough


Historic silk newspaper returns to Hammersmith

Australian couple donate their inheritance to local archives


Celebrations reward helping hands

Valuable work of volunteers recognised across the borough


Adult learners' work goes on show

Victoria & Albert Museum exhibits work from local students http://www.hammersmithtoday.co.uk/info/evadultlearn06show.htm

Small grants to help the carers

Council seeks to make life a little easier during Carers Week


Tube line closures planned this weekend

Limited service on the District and Piccadilly lines


Help sought to challenge a parking ticket


Newsletter. 24th May, 2006



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Local Estate agents banned by Office of Fair Trading

Two former agents plead guilty to obtaining property by deception


BBC inflates Top of the Pops figures

Staff asked to make up the numbers in studio audiences


Prolific armed robber gets eight year sentence

Criminal finally cornered at Nat West Hammersmith


Latymer Prep Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Full Academic Scholarship Fund Announced in Commemoration


Conservatives win Hammersmith and Fulham

Comfortable win means party takes over Council


Ealing Council leader fears TfL backlash over tram

New administration votes to scrap West London Transit Scheme


Writing about your Community


Save a local postie



Newsletter. 4th May, 2006



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Is your ward a marginal?

A guide to Councillor's majorities in the borough


Election candidates promote green credentials

Friends of the Earth quiz members of three parties


Council Leader comes out fighting

Claims local Conservatives controlled by right-wingers


Candidates Standing in the Election

List of all prospective Councillors for Local Wards


Elections in Hammersmith and Fulham

The results from local wards in the 2002 elections


***What's happened Hammersmith***

Families protest at "unfair" eviction

As nursery takes legal action against Hammersmith NHS Trust


'Works of art' cause major bomb alert

Police name artist arrested for causing a public nuisance


Expert Patients get their reward

Free courses available for long-term illness sufferers


Election in Hammersmith - what the national press think


Local bus lane camera one awards one of the highest number of fines in London



Newsletter. 25th April, 2006


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***What's happened Hammersmith***

Unhappy times at Ravenscourt Park nursery

Privatisation of hospital suspected as 100 children are evicted


Man nearly loses arm after being attacked with meat cleaver

Man from Shepherd's Bush arrested following savage assault


Weddings exhibition aims to keep traditions alive

Matrimonial ceremonies of five cultures featured


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Liberal Democrats Publish Manifesto for Local Elections

Party promises to return power to the people and a greener, safer borough


Local pupils practice paperclip physics

Latymer students make grand final of science competition


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Water company must mend its ways as well as its pipes

Local MEP keeps up the pressure on Thames Water


Can you make your neighbourhood a safer place?

Police are looking to recruit special constables


Tory win in local borough elections predicted

Think tank say gain of Hammersmith and Fulham guaranteed


Is your ward a marginal?

A guide to Councillor's majorities in the borough


Stormy meeting held on new bus route

Deadline looms for decision on Brook Green bus plan


The Ark changes hands



Newsletter. 3rd April, 2006


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***What's happened Hammersmith***

Hammersmith's Top Twenty Streets

Average price over one million for three roads in the area


Beatrix Potter movie being filmed locally

Film with Ewan McGregor & Renee Zellweger turns St. Peter's Square into a winter wonderland


Council reaching Third World levels says Hands

Claims plan could see a doubling of debt over 5 years


Houseboat residents face hefty rent hike

Port of London Authority seeks to substantially raise charges


Stormy meeting held on new bus route

Deadline looms for decision on Brook Green bus plan


Pop Art idol launches festival double bill

Sir Peter Blake launched art exhibition as part of this year's festival


The Lazy Vine in St. Peter's Square

Roland Hanbury visits his new local restaurant


Row Brews over Estate Agents' Boards

Residents' group say Councillors hijacking their campaign


Thames Water to replace ageing pipe network

10-month project will bring inevitable disruption to Hammersmith


Local people respect ethnic differences

67% say people from different backgrounds get on well


Lyric Square wins design "Oscar"

Top prize awarded in Civic Trust Awards 2006


Benefit cheat lands £4,500 bill

Cross check with other records catches out local man


Local nurse gains prestigious award

Grace Vanterpool named Nurse of the Year 2006


Shepherd's Bush man killed on North End Rd

Cyclist in collision with motor bike


Labour's manifesto for HF council elections

Promises lower council tax and better services


Big gain in exam results for 14 year-olds

Local borough sees highest improvement in England


Henry Moore's Reclining Figure Returns

Iconic work of art back at Charing Cross Hospital


Award for Hammersmith Farmers' Market

Weekly event in Lyric Square commended in recent ceremony


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Constable's swift response nets mobile phone thieves

Youths apprehended after Ravenscourt Park thefts


Commons to scrutinise estate agents' tactics

Parliament to debate issue after BBC exposure of Foxtons


It's pay back time for offenders

Police and council unite to ensure lawbreakers repay local residents


District Line closures could mean Easter disruption

No service between Turnham Green and Richmond for nine days


Is the expansion of Heathrow illegal?

West London Friends of the Earth believe it is


Running after a cure for diabetes

Local man is putting his best foot forward for charity


Local parks are spruced up for Spring

Projects initiated to improve local open spaces


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Commons to scrutinise estate agents' tactics

Parliament to debate issue after BBC exposure of Foxtons


Local firm offers free plumbing services


Conservative gain of Hammersmith and Fulham predicted



Newsletter. 26 February, 2006

Shocking rise in violent crime at stations

Local stations amongst the worst in London


MP Calls for Abu Hamza to lose home

Greg Hands says Council must evict him as tenant


1.5% increase on council tax for 2006/07


Henry Compton gain new specialist school status


Changes to zones Q&R


Sacred Heart rated outstanding

Local high school gets top marks from Ofsted inspectors


Government grant to secondary schools


Dawn raids net banking fraud gang

Police arrest 13 people in connection with #3m racket


37 and 25 storey towers approved on Lots Road


Latymer Upper raise money to SOS Children's Villages


Roxanne Hall elected the borough's Member of the Youth Parliament


Peace of mind - but at a cost

Midwives for rent at £4,000


Chelsea stars unveil £600,000 space for sports

Local sports centre gets substantial cash injection


Beds axed at Charing Cross & Hammersmith Hospitals


Boat race crews combat litter

Ancient rivalries put aside as teams swap oars for litter-pickers


The Lazy Vine

Roland Hanbury visits his local St Peter's Square eatery


Hunt for golden tickets in your local library


HF celebrates its new Fairtrade status



Newsletter. 23 January, 2006

School Disco venue to face licensing review
Police reported concerns over safety at the club

Fulham Pools revise timetable

After denounces that access to residents have been restricted


Meeting to ask 'is NHS in Financial Crisis?'

A chance to question Derek Smith Hammersmith Hospitals' chief


HF invited to twin with Montefiore Conca in Italy


New swimming pool in White City


Extra police power for Ravenscourt Park


H&F Credit Union launches Pledge Drive

Flytipper faces £500 bill for dumping



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