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Think Tank Calls For E-scooter Legalisation
Think Tank Calls For E-scooter Legalisation

Believes more transport options will decrease reliance on cars

Weekly Capping Being Introduced for Oyster on Tube and Rail
Weekly Capping Being Introduced for Oyster on Tube and Rail

Measure means it is no longer necessary to buy a weekly Travelcard

Jennifer Arcuri Claims PM Did Not Ask For Her To Go on Trips
Jennifer Arcuri Claims PM Did Not Ask For Her To Go on Trips

Says their relationship had no bearing on her being included

Heavy Rainfall Forces Kings Mall Closures
Heavy Rainfall Forces Kings Mall Closures

Leaks from the ceiling shut parts of the shopping centre

Sadiq Khan Blasts Change To Mayoral Voting System
Sadiq Khan Blasts Change To Mayoral Voting System

Claims switch an attempt to make it easier for Tories to win

All New London Buses To Be Zero Emission
All New London Buses To Be Zero Emission

But Mayor voices fears about government led service cuts ahead

Electric Car Shortage Ahead of ULEZ Deadline
Electric Car Shortage Ahead of ULEZ Deadline

Waiting lists of over a year for some new models

Nearly Half the Borough
Nearly Half the Borough's Schools Contain Harmful Materials

Seven buildings found to have most harmful type of asbestos

Mayor Calls for
Mayor Calls for 'Covid Recovery Visas' To Be Issued

Says chronic labour shortages are hampering London's economy

Safety is Paramount Says Hammersmith Academy Headteacher
Safety is Paramount Says Hammersmith Academy Headteacher

Covid testing regime in place as schools return

Fire Safety Defects in Over 1,000 Residential Buildings in London
Fire Safety Defects in Over 1,000 Residential Buildings in London

Fire chief says level of deficiency is unacceptable

Gambling Ad Ban Being Considered on Transport Network
Gambling Ad Ban Being Considered on Transport Network

Mayor asks TfL to implement pledge he made during election

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

Mayor honours former wrestler who saved two people from drowning

Refurb of Ravenscourt Court Park Cafe Set To Begin
Refurb of Ravenscourt Court Park Cafe Set To Begin

Project scheduled to be completed by next Spring

Mercury Prize for Hammersmith
Mercury Prize for Hammersmith's Arlo Park

Locally born singer/song-writer wins for her debut album

No Short Cuts on HGV Driver Testing Say Cycling Campaigners
No Short Cuts on HGV Driver Testing Say Cycling Campaigners

Process reportedly to be streamlined to tackle shortage

Mayor Launches London Refugee Response Fund
Mayor Launches London Refugee Response Fund

Initiative offers 'one-stop shop' for donations

Covid Conspiracy Theorists
Covid Conspiracy Theorists 'Place Razors in Posters'

Union calls for action to protect staff on transport network

First Afghan Refugee Family Arrives in Hammersmith & Fulham
First Afghan Refugee Family Arrives in Hammersmith & Fulham

Four properties identified in the borough as suitable housing

Local Alternative Provision Schools Rebranded
Local Alternative Provision Schools Rebranded

Three in the borough become part of Ormiston Academies Trust

Solicitor Accused of Injecting Blood into Food
Solicitor Accused of Injecting Blood into Food

Leoaai Elghareeb charged with targeting Fulham Palace Road supermarkets

Local Hospital Repair Bill Now Tops a Billion Pounds
Local Hospital Repair Bill Now Tops a Billion Pounds

Maintenance backlog biggest of any NHS Trust in the country

Call Made for an End to Freedom Pass Restrictions
Call Made for an End to Freedom Pass Restrictions

Concessionary travel for older people still stopped in morning peak

TfL Still Hoping To Avoid Big New Year Fare Increase
TfL Still Hoping To Avoid Big New Year Fare Increase

Mayor asking the government to be flexible in negotiations

Hammersmith Residents Speak of Their Flooding Fears
Hammersmith Residents Speak of Their Flooding Fears

One couple concerned about daughter moving into their riverside house

Mayor Lacks Ambition on Affordable Housing Says Opposition
Mayor Lacks Ambition on Affordable Housing Says Opposition

Government grant to be used to build nearly 30,000 housing units by 2026

Five Local Men Jailed for Killing Taekwondo Star
Five Local Men Jailed for Killing Taekwondo Star

Gang refuse to reveal why they ran over and beat teenager to death

Residents Near Heathrow Angry at Night Flight Extension
Residents Near Heathrow Angry at Night Flight Extension

Government says current quota to remain in place for extra year

Vaccine Take Up Stalls in Hammersmith and Fulham
Vaccine Take Up Stalls in Hammersmith and Fulham

Less than half of younger age groups have had the jab

Council Leader Indicates Door is Open for Afghan Refugees
Council Leader Indicates Door is Open for Afghan Refugees

Borough in discussion with Home Office on how it can help with the crisis

RMT Suspends Planned Strike on the Underground
RMT Suspends Planned Strike on the Underground

Industrial action called off after progress in talks on Night Tube grade

Hammersmith Hit By Spate of Flytipping
Hammersmith Hit By Spate of Flytipping

Leamore Street and Caithness Road targeted by gangs dumping waste

Hammersmith Bridge Stabilisation To Cost Less Than Expected
Hammersmith Bridge Stabilisation To Cost Less Than Expected

Council to proceed with project that will be finished within a year

Take Part in Maggie
Take Part in Maggie's Night Hike

See London like you've never seen it before and help people with cancer

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

Estate agent believes bridge fiasco one reason for 15% increase

Pupils Across Hammersmith Excel at GCSE and A Level
Pupils Across Hammersmith Excel at GCSE and A Level

Year 11 and Year 13 groups cope well in challenging environment

Younger Age Groups Worst Hit By Local Covid Surge
Younger Age Groups Worst Hit By Local Covid Surge

Local hospitals reporting rise in people needing critical care

Convicted Terrorist Drove Hammersmith & Fulham Bin Lorry
Convicted Terrorist Drove Hammersmith & Fulham Bin Lorry

Breached terms of his release by not informing authorities

Blind Campaigners Call for E-scooter Trial To Be Ditched
Blind Campaigners Call for E-scooter Trial To Be Ditched

Claim they are a trip hazard and make disabled people fearful to leave home

Teacher at Hammersmith School Convicted of Child Abuse
Teacher at Hammersmith School Convicted of Child Abuse

Ben Breakwell found guilty of 32 sexual offences against young girls

Man Dies After Fall from Building Site in Hammersmith
Man Dies After Fall from Building Site in Hammersmith

Police had been searching for suspect after assaults in bar on The Broadway

More Investment for London
More Investment for London's Violence Reduction Unit

£5 million extra for support and specialist training for youth workers

Council Makes Pledge on Tackling Anti-social Behaviour
Council Makes Pledge on Tackling Anti-social Behaviour

Promises to work with residents suffering from disruption

More Details Emerge of Upgraded King Street Cycleway
More Details Emerge of Upgraded King Street Cycleway

Council says new design will be bi-directional as in permanent scheme

Toll Could Be Only Option for Hammersmith Bridge
Toll Could Be Only Option for Hammersmith Bridge

Committee hears that £3 charge needed unless more financial support received

20 Metre High Geyser Seen Next To Hammersmith Bridge
20 Metre High Geyser Seen Next To Hammersmith Bridge

Heavy rains believed to have lead to increased pressure in nearby sewage pipes

Bike Club Founder Named in Cycling UK
Bike Club Founder Named in Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling

Alexandra Rico-Lloyd started UK’s first kids bike subscription service

Huge Relief at Hammersmith Bridge Reopening
Huge Relief at Hammersmith Bridge Reopening

One man's commute, that was taking up to two hours, now 10 minutes

Hammersmith
Hammersmith 'Uniquely Vulnerable' To Covid Resurgence

Low vaccine rates raise fears for consequences of lockdown easing

Sacred Heart Girls Win Apps For Good Award
Sacred Heart Girls Win Apps For Good Award

Students created app to aid those with dyslexia

Big Changes Proposed for Hammersmith and Fulham & Chelsea Seats
Big Changes Proposed for Hammersmith and Fulham & Chelsea Seats

Boundary commission suggesting radical redrawing of local political map

Hammersmith Police Officer Harassed Jogger
Hammersmith Police Officer Harassed Jogger

Receives final warning after being found guilty of gross misconduct

Objectors Fail To Block Hammersmith Strip Club Licence
Objectors Fail To Block Hammersmith Strip Club Licence

Committee unanimously backs Secret’s renewal application

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

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John Parnham Kidz Kingdom At Ravenscourt Park
John Parnham Kidz Kingdom At Ravenscourt Park

Lots of fun for all the family

It Shouldn
It Shouldn't Happen To A Plumber

The Italian Plumber: “Now that you've finished that…” Part 2

Free Summer Activities for Older Residents Available
Free Summer Activities for Older Residents Available

Borough-wide programme includes swimming, tai chi and walking netball

Riverside Artists Group Launches River Theme Projects
Riverside Artists Group Launches River Theme Projects

Events include clay workshops in Brentford and a Whistler Walk along the Thames

Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith
Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith

Delays in store on due to local road and lane closures

Emery Walker and the Private Press Movement
Emery Walker and the Private Press Movement

First exhibition at Emery Walker's House opens this August

Transport Disruption Ahead in Hammersmith
Transport Disruption Ahead in Hammersmith

Engineering work affecting tube and rail services this weekend

Hammersmith BID
Hammersmith BID's Summer Festival Returns

A whole host of free activities plus sport and film on the big screen

Lyric To Stage The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Lyric To Stage The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Major revival of award-winning play coming this autumn

125 Years of the Kelmscott Chaucer To Be Marked
125 Years of the Kelmscott Chaucer To Be Marked

Described as the crowning glory of William Morris's book printing venture

Banned Farmer
Banned Farmer's Market Organiser Takes Council To Court

Man behind Ravenscourt Park and Bishop's Park markets sues the borough

Lyric Hammersmith To Reopen With a Triple Bill
Lyric Hammersmith To Reopen With a Triple Bill

Three new plays to be staged to live audiences in the summer

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

Even technophobes can now access weekly lunchtime performances

Tree Trail Launched in Ravenscourt Park
Tree Trail Launched in Ravenscourt Park

Friends group select 25 trees of particular interest for you to view

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

Auction Raises £6,870 for The Upper Room
Auction Raises £6,870 for The Upper Room

Enthusiastic bidding at event organised on behalf of Artists at Home

Riverside Studios Launches Virtual Riverside
Riverside Studios Launches Virtual Riverside

Programme of free online films and community events during lockdown

Have You Explored H&F Libraries
Have You Explored H&F Libraries' Online Resources?

Discover e-books, audio books, courses, learning for kids and much more

Lifestyle

Welcome To Promised Care Ltd
Welcome To Promised Care Ltd

Careworkers to provide live-in and live-out care to private clients

Visit The London Transport Depot Museum This September
Visit The London Transport Depot Museum This September

A whole host of fun activities for all the family

Movie Making Summer Camps
Movie Making Summer Camps

Young movie makers work together to produce their own epic, unique movie production from scratch over five days

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

Damning Food Hygiene Report for North End Road Takeaway
Damning Food Hygiene Report for North End Road Takeaway

Inspectors described condition of East Ocean's equipment as 'disgusting'

New Operator for Lyric Hammersmith Cafe
New Operator for Lyric Hammersmith Cafe

Outsider Tart will be opening outdoor space when lockdown regulations allow

Property

Hammersmith Property Prices Rock Solid in Challenging Year
Hammersmith Property Prices Rock Solid in Challenging Year

Covid-19, Brexit, cladding issues and a collapsing economy have little effect

Family Houses in Hammersmith Snapped Up During Pandemic
Family Houses in Hammersmith Snapped Up During Pandemic

Buyers still willing to pay high prices despite uncertainty

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

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

£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

Community

Lockdown
Lockdown 'Devastating Blow' For Hammersmith Big Issue Seller

Dave Martin heart-broken he was unable to wish customers Happy Christmas

'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

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

Workload, pay and housing thought to be factors in departures

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

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