What happened in Hammersmith in August 03

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Countdown to the Olympia Battle

Maclise Road woodland under threat
Habitat of a number of protected species menaced by St George development
plans.

A 5-storey building 17m from residents' windows
Residents will loose privacy and light together with increased traffic, parking problems and security risks.

HFFOE got it
A new pedestrian crossing to make Goldhawk Road less of a life-threatening
lottery

61% of GCSE pupils at local schools are studying a foreign language
National average is of 74%. More need to be done to promote language learning,
says Schools Minister Stephen Twigg.

Flyover closure: traffic chaos in West London
Transport for London accused of poorly publicising works as Mayor say no
to request for Piccadilly service at Turnham Green.

Operation Pacman has started to crackdown on street crime
Police have commenced a prolonged campaign of policing and partnership
activity in the borough to reduce street robberies and snatches of telephones.

Suspect arrested over Katerina murder
Andrezei Kunowski, 46, from Acton, appeared before West London Magistrates.

Special Grants Programme: Invitation for applications
SGP supports the work by voluntary and community organisations exploring
ways of involving people in improving the quality of life in towns and
cities.

Property prices up in W6, but sales are falling
Houses in Hammersmith and Brook Green have highest value in two years.

Rise in burglaries both day and night time
23 reports of thefts and burglaries where access was gained by an open window or door.

All fairly quiet on the Western front
Traffic chaos much less that expected and flyover works may now be finished ahead of schedule.

Funds for recycling initiatives in West London
Up to 2,000 pounds to community groups running projects to reduce, reuse and recycle rubbish.

Support needed to raise St Peter's new roof
The historic church needs half a million by December. To raise the money a series of events has been organised.

Hammersmith old fire station set to be a pub
There are concerns about the changes to the entrance with glass doors planned.

Smart Sack recycling scheme now covers the whole borough
Residents will be receiving orange bags this month for collection on the 1st September.

Hammersmith Flyover reopened since Friday
Hot weather allows works to be completed a week ahead of schedule.

Say no to incinerators
HFFOE urge residents to oppose plans to build the biggest incinerator in the UK, which would burn Hammersmith's waste.

Fulham and Hammersmith Choral Society have a new web site

Po Na Na sold
Ex-director David Phelps bought the venue.

New magazine gets on competitor's Wick
Launch delayed as legal action forces name change.

Speculation grows on third runway approval
Leaked reports are suggesting that the decision to expand Heathrow has already been made.

The new Empress State
1960's landmark building transformed with a revolving venue on the top floor offering panoramic views across London.

Major changes to tube and bus fares
Big rises in some fares unless you pre-pay and kids travel for free on buses in 2004.

Schools: Latymer Upper School record-breaking A level results

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