hammersmith news items 2003

What happened in Hammersmith in July 03

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New structure for child protection services
1,200 children in the borough are in need; Hammersmith and Fulham have the second highest rate in London.

Council need to do more for isolated older people, says Audit Commission
Report says that lessons from best value review weren't applied.

Confessions of a local resident
BBC's John Humphrys and the tale of the W*****

Unison call another strike
Housing services will be severely affected.

Traffic chaos in store as Flyover closes
1st-22nd August expect severe congestion.

Traffic diversion around Shepherd's Bush Green and Goldhawk Road from 21 to 25 July

A big FCUK
French Connection wants to buy the Ark and place a giant banner for all A4 drivers to see.

Farmer's Market now every Thursday
At Hammersmith Town Hall.

Time of Olympia bats
Bats usually appear in July and August and are regulars around Sinclair Road.

Brackenbury is 5th best neighbourhood in London, rated by Time Out
It has "the best of both words", says the magazine.

Jail to graffiti artists who damaged Baron's Court station
John O'Reilly and Raymond Ajbejah caused more than £23,000 worth of damage

Miles Coverdale's pupils produce their own film
"Conform or Die" was submitted to the International Young Person's Film Festival in Germany.

CrossRail gets Government approval
Up to 5,000 pounds to anti-social behaviour projects.

The first London Wine Festival at Olympia

Fake passports for sale in Hammersmith
Evening Standard special investigation finds falsified documents advertised in a window shop at King Street.

Mind your motorcycle

There are suspects operating in Hammersmith and Fulham stealing unattended motorcycles over night.

The Wick returns
A new local magazine with a familiar name is due to hit your doormat this September.

Olympia evicted from its carpark
St. George is planning to build residential units at the site.

Ready Teddy Cook off
Free tickets for show and courses on how to prepare nutritious meals for the under 5s.

15 new shows this season at the Lyric
Tickets from £9 every night.

What about the community groups?
Emerald Centre to become a bus station "disrupting Hammersmith town centre landscape".

The butcher effect
Residents ask Council for a policy to protect local business, preventing Hammersmith becoming "faceless".


Con man Raymond becomes a Cult
Smartly dressed man with West Country accent has 162 convictions for scam in which he claims he needs train fare back to Devon.

Lilya 4-Ever special screening
TV journalist Sue Lloyd Roberts will talk at the post-film discussion at the Riverside.

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