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Ravenscourt Park Paddling Pool Back in Action
Ravenscourt Park Paddling Pool Back in Action

Online booking system in place to cope with demand during hot weather

Local Writer and Actor Gets Her Big Break at the Lyric
Local Writer and Actor Gets Her Big Break at the Lyric

Kane Feagan benefits from the theatre's talent development scheme

Big Bakery Chains Double Up in Hammersmith
Big Bakery Chains Double Up in Hammersmith

Gail's and Gregg's open second stores in Barons Court and Broadway

Hammersmith Rapist Jailed for 12 Years After Retrial
Hammersmith Rapist Jailed for 12 Years After Retrial

Ashley Barton had previous convictions for violently assaulting women

West Kensington Mannequin Factory to Become Theatre Space
West Kensington Mannequin Factory to Become Theatre Space

The Lost Estate to be resident in venue for next three years

Night Tube Returns on the Piccadilly Line
Night Tube Returns on the Piccadilly Line

Last of the lines on the Underground to have service restored

GLA Conservatives Question Value of ULEZ Expansion
GLA Conservatives Question Value of ULEZ Expansion

Claim actual impact of scheme on pollution levels will be negligible

London
London's Transport Network 'a Hotbed of Sexual Harassment'

Zan Moon catalogues the experiences of women and girls on buses and tubes

Greater London Authority Procurement Process Questioned
Greater London Authority Procurement Process Questioned

Report says 'reason to be concerned' about way money is spent

Famous Three Kings Shortlisted in National Pub Awards
Famous Three Kings Shortlisted in National Pub Awards

Finalist again in category of Best Pub to Watch Sport

Local Parkinson
Local Parkinson's Support Group at Risk of Closure

Urgent appeal made for volunteers in Hammersmith and Fulham

Motorcyclist Dies on A4 Near Warwick Road Junction
Motorcyclist Dies on A4 Near Warwick Road Junction

Driver arrested for failing to stop following Friday night collision

West Kensington Nursery Head Retires After 30 Years
West Kensington Nursery Head Retires After 30 Years

Sue Munns taught younger children across the borough during her career

Sadiq Khan Pays Tribute to London
Sadiq Khan Pays Tribute to London's Firefighters

Heatwave sees London Fire Brigade have its busiest week since the Blitz

No Funding Deal on Horizon for TfL Says Mayor
No Funding Deal on Horizon for TfL Says Mayor

Warns that more services cuts could happen in the near future

Opposition Grows To Bus Cuts in Hammersmith & Fulham
Opposition Grows To Bus Cuts in Hammersmith & Fulham

Council criticises plan to scrap routes in the borough

Fans Raise Funds to Pay for Repairs to Rik Mayall
Fans Raise Funds to Pay for Repairs to Rik Mayall's Bench

After being billed by council for fixing vandalised Hammersmith memorial

The Listening Place Seeks To Recruit More Volunteers
The Listening Place Seeks To Recruit More Volunteers

Provides face to face support for people considering suicide

Protective Heat Cover for Hammersmith Bridge To Avoid Closure
Protective Heat Cover for Hammersmith Bridge To Avoid Closure

Structure swaddled in foil due to extreme temperatures

Local Writer Named Film London Lodestar 2022
Local Writer Named Film London Lodestar 2022

Ruth Greenberg judged to be innovative creator to watch for the future

Resident Waits Eight Years To Have Leak Fixed
Resident Waits Eight Years To Have Leak Fixed

Ombudsman calls Shepherds Bush Housing Group's response 'appalling'

New Cycleway Opens on Hammersmith Gyratory
New Cycleway Opens on Hammersmith Gyratory

Area transformed with segregated lanes and new pedestrian crossings

MOAT Sixth Formers Take Over Bush Hall
MOAT Sixth Formers Take Over Bush Hall

Pupils learn how to successfully run a music venue

Afghanistan
Afghanistan's Top Female Judge Now Calls the Borough Home

Women's rights expert Fawzia Amini fled from the Taliban

Man Jailed After Assaulting Woman in Hammersmith Hotel
Man Jailed After Assaulting Woman in Hammersmith Hotel

Michael Maughan subjected victim to extended ordeal of sexual violence

King Street Shop Found Selling Counterfeit Vodka
King Street Shop Found Selling Counterfeit Vodka

Fake booze found after Smokemart was raided for serving alcohol to children

Fifteen Arrests in Crackdown on Drug Dealing in the Borough
Fifteen Arrests in Crackdown on Drug Dealing in the Borough

Ten warrants executed simultaneously in dawn swoop

West Kensington Massage Therapist Sexually Assaulted Clients
West Kensington Massage Therapist Sexually Assaulted Clients

Mongkhon Thopwan was based at Nine Lucksa on North End Road

Council Called Out Over Lack of School Streets
Council Called Out Over Lack of School Streets

Borough only one in inner London not to have a programme

Full House at Livat as JD Sports Takes Over Last Empty Space
Full House at Livat as JD Sports Takes Over Last Empty Space

Library of Things also opens on King Street mall in run up to 'Midsommar'

Doorstep Library Wants Reading Volunteers
Doorstep Library Wants Reading Volunteers

Help bring the joy of books to children across the borough

Big Changes Ahead For Bus Services in Hammersmith
Big Changes Ahead For Bus Services in Hammersmith

Programme of proposed cuts includes scrapping of local routes

Fines To Be Issued for Driving on Cycle Lanes on Red Routes
Fines To Be Issued for Driving on Cycle Lanes on Red Routes

Motorists could have to pay £160 as TfL given new powers

Beautician Scarred Hammersmith Charity Worker
Beautician Scarred Hammersmith Charity Worker

Nara Simonyan made to pay over £50,000 in damages and costs

Hammersmith Becomes Home for Ukrainian Woman
Hammersmith Becomes Home for Ukrainian Woman

Iryna tells how she escaped Russian shelling of her hometown

Local Foodbank Pioneer Given Freedom of Borough
Local Foodbank Pioneer Given Freedom of Borough

Daphine Aikens set up Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank in 2010

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John Parnham
John Parnham's Kids World at Ravenscourt Park This Summer

Funfair, splash pool, sandpit, adventure playground and Dino Experience!

What To Do With A Leaky Radiator And Other Plumbing Problems
What To Do With A Leaky Radiator And Other Plumbing Problems

Question and answer session with The Italian Plumber

A heatwave is on the way!
A heatwave is on the way!

Tips to stay well in the hot weather from Home Instead Hammersmith and Chiswick

The Great British Beer Festival Begins at Olympia
The Great British Beer Festival Begins at Olympia

Event features ales, ciders and perries from more than 500 breweries

Cinema Tickets for Just £6.50 at the Riverside Studios in August
Cinema Tickets for Just £6.50 at the Riverside Studios in August

Films showing include Where the Crawdads Sing, Joyride and Paris, Texas

Transport Disruption Ahead in Hammersmith
Transport Disruption Ahead in Hammersmith

Engineering work and strikes affecting tube and rail services

It
It's Time to Make Plans for Christmas

Oh yes it is! Tickets on sale now for panto and seasonal circus

Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith
Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith

Delays in store on due to local road and lane closures

'Painting Ulysses' At The Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith

Visual Art Exhibition showcases scenes from James Joyce's masterpiece

Arts Society Chiswick Funds Exhibition By Young Offenders
Arts Society Chiswick Funds Exhibition By Young Offenders

Work of entrants in the Koestler Arts Awards displayed at the Supreme Court

Hammersmith BID
Hammersmith BID's Summer Festival is Back

Free screenings of live sport, films and entertainment in Lyric Square

The Walkers
The Walkers' Walls: A Study of Morris & Co. Wallpapers

New exhibits at Emery Walker's House going on display

Exhibition Explores the Art & Advocacy of May Morris
Exhibition Explores the Art & Advocacy of May Morris

Displays on Hammersmith Mall highlight work of often overlooked figure

Series of Community Initiatives at Riverside Studios
Series of Community Initiatives at Riverside Studios

Venue aiming to make its work affordable for the whole community

Local Samaritans Branch Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Local Samaritans Branch Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Guest speakers, former directors and former volunteers attend party

Irish Cultural Centre Launches Free Hotline
Irish Cultural Centre Launches Free Hotline

Even technophobes can now access weekly lunchtime performances

Zero-Emissions Arts Market Set To Return
Zero-Emissions Arts Market Set To Return

Hammersmith BID event aims to address air pollution

New Live Music Venue To Open at Olympia London
New Live Music Venue To Open at Olympia London

4.400 capacity will be biggest in West London larger than Hammersmith Apollo

Local Branch of the Samaritans Celebrates 50 Years
Local Branch of the Samaritans Celebrates 50 Years

Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Samaritans have handled over a million calls

More Artists Join Barons Court Project
More Artists Join Barons Court Project's Initiative

HomeLess Made selling greeting cards and t-shirts

Emery Walker
Emery Walker's House Launches Membership Scheme

New programme of monthly online talks announced

Lifestyle

An Enchanting Taste of Tuscany in the Heart of West London
An Enchanting Taste of Tuscany in the Heart of West London

Villa di Geggiano's special lunch menu

CS Stags 1863 Players Wanted
CS Stags 1863 Players Wanted

All players welcome to join this long established and sociable club

What The Fish in Top Ten of UK
What The Fish in Top Ten of UK's Fish & Chip Restaurants

Only chippy in London to make the list

Elder Press Cafe Wins Hammersmith Society
Elder Press Cafe Wins Hammersmith Society's Environmental Award

But council given Wooden Spoons for neglecting trees and for King Street Cycleway

New Steak House Opening in Hammersmith
New Steak House Opening in Hammersmith

Bar + Block offering 40% off food bill for six weeks

German Doner Kebab Set To Open in Hammersmith
German Doner Kebab Set To Open in Hammersmith

'Gourmet kebabs' soon to be available on King Street

New Independent Pizza Restaurant Opening on King Street
New Independent Pizza Restaurant Opening on King Street

Pop-up success prompted jazz musician to set up in Ravenscourt Park

Property

Hammersmith & Fulham House Prices Rise Sharply
Hammersmith & Fulham House Prices Rise Sharply

Estate agent believes bridge fiasco one reason for 15% increase

Is a Premium Still Justified for Hammersmith
Is a Premium Still Justified for Hammersmith's Great Transport Links?

Agents concerned that 'new normal' might not suit local property

£89 Million King Street Regeneration Budget Approved
£89 Million King Street Regeneration Budget Approved

Council plans to borrow to fund part of town hall redevelopment

Huge Kings Mall Car Park Redevelopment Moves a Step Closer
Huge Kings Mall Car Park Redevelopment Moves a Step Closer

Scheme including 17 storey tower to be completed by end of next year

Community

Former Slaves Given Hammersmith Blue Plaque
Former Slaves Given Hammersmith Blue Plaque

Ellen and William Craft honoured at former Cambridge Grove Home

Chick
Chick 'Cocky' Knight's Hammersmith Bridge Heroics Finally Recognised

Mayor honours former wrestler who saved two people from drowning

Photo Sought of Fallen Soldier from Hammersmith
Photo Sought of Fallen Soldier from Hammersmith

Group wants to commemorate Alfred Churchlow who is buried in a Dutch cemetery

'Inspiring' Hammersmith Supermarket Worker With Down’s Syndrome Hailed

Emma Sarre has worked at the local Tesco for over seven years

Hammersmith Post Office Set To Close
Hammersmith Post Office Set To Close

Branch inside WHSmith to shut due to Kings Mall redevelopment

What Happens To Asylum Seekers in Hammersmith & Fulham
What Happens To Asylum Seekers in Hammersmith & Fulham

Home Office reported to be housing them in five hotels in the borough

90 Years Since Chick
90 Years Since Chick 'Cocky' Knight's Hammersmith Bridge Heroics

Second time that local wrestler had rescued someone from drowning

Latest Hammersmith Jobs

Employment opportunities in the local area

Hammersmith & Fulham Teacher Exodus To Be Investigated
Hammersmith & Fulham Teacher Exodus To Be Investigated

Workload, pay and housing thought to be factors in departures

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