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New Round of Strikes Planned on the Tube
New Round of Strikes Planned on the Tube

RMT to ballot members over reduction in station staff numbers

Mayor Launches Discounted Theatre Ticket Offer
Mayor Launches Discounted Theatre Ticket Offer

Sale of seats for West End Shows in the New Year starting at £10

Uber
Uber's Prices Could Rise By 20% Due To Court Ruling

Gig economy business model declared unlawful

Music Teacher at Local School Jailed for 32 Sexual Offences
Music Teacher at Local School Jailed for 32 Sexual Offences

Ben Breakwell sent to prison for 17 years for assaults on young girls

Nearly 40,000 London NHS Staff Not Double-jabbed
Nearly 40,000 London NHS Staff Not Double-jabbed

Key worker shortages loom if not fully vaccinated by April

Work Begins on New Design for Hammersmith Gyratory
Work Begins on New Design for Hammersmith Gyratory

Changes aim to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists

Council Spending £4.6 million To Tackle Gang Violence
Council Spending £4.6 million To Tackle Gang Violence

CCTV and specialist officers part of effort to make borough 'no-go area' for crime

Council Leader Says Rows Continue Over Hammersmith Bridge
Council Leader Says Rows Continue Over Hammersmith Bridge

Stephen Cowan has sleepless night over funding repairs

Mayor Urges Support for Rough Sleeping Campaign
Mayor Urges Support for Rough Sleeping Campaign

Calls on Londoners to help contribute to ending homelessness in the capital

All Work To Cease on Hammersmith Ferry Plans
All Work To Cease on Hammersmith Ferry Plans

Bridge taskforce decides the service will no longer be needed

New NHS Mental Health Service Launched for Young People
New NHS Mental Health Service Launched for Young People

Best For You provides a patient-centred model of care

Escaped Prisoner Last Seen Near Hammersmith Bridge
Escaped Prisoner Last Seen Near Hammersmith Bridge

Manray Woolfall was being taken to hospital from Wormwood Scrubs

No Last Minute Breakthrough in Tube Dispute
No Last Minute Breakthrough in Tube Dispute

Strikes over Night Tube restart set to proceed this week

Afghan Refugees Spending Months in Local Hotels
Afghan Refugees Spending Months in Local Hotels

Lack of permanent homes causing mental distress says charity

Repairs To The Westway To Require Closures Until Next Summer
Repairs To The Westway To Require Closures Until Next Summer

Maintenance work on the A40 will be at the weekends

Borough Social Worker Gets Her MBE with Marcus Rashford
Borough Social Worker Gets Her MBE with Marcus Rashford

Awarded for 28 years of service to council and voluntary work during pandemic

Home Schooling Sees Big Increase in Hammersmith & Fulham
Home Schooling Sees Big Increase in Hammersmith & Fulham

Over 100 children not returning due to concerns over Covid-19

Mayor Warns That Tube, Bus and Cycle Schemes Face Cuts
Mayor Warns That Tube, Bus and Cycle Schemes Face Cuts

Says transport network will be in a state of managed decline without funding

Business and Shops Urged To Open Up Their Toilets
Business and Shops Urged To Open Up Their Toilets

Report on World Toilet Days shows that many struggle to find accessible facilities

Addison Gardens Couple Left Without Heating for Four Months
Addison Gardens Couple Left Without Heating for Four Months

Delays in planning process hold up replacement gas pipe

Council Officer Successfully Sues for Wrongful Dismissal
Council Officer Successfully Sues for Wrongful Dismissal

'Significant sum' likely to be paid to Rachel Wright-Turner

Borough Seeing Revenue Boost from Film Location Fees
Borough Seeing Revenue Boost from Film Location Fees

Use of Hammersmith Bridge in No Time To Die latest in locally shot scenes

National Award for Hammersmith Hospital Team
National Award for Hammersmith Hospital Team

Haematologists praised for their work to combat myeloma

Hammersmith Station Sign Redesign Aims To Bring Happiness
Hammersmith Station Sign Redesign Aims To Bring Happiness

Rainbow makeover celebrates LGBTQ+ community

E-scooter Rental Surges After ULEZ Expansion
E-scooter Rental Surges After ULEZ Expansion

Three operators report a 30% increase in new users

Hammersmith Quakers Reconciled to Loss of Old Meeting House
Hammersmith Quakers Reconciled to Loss of Old Meeting House

New building on Bradmore Park Road described as a 'special jewel'

Call for Local Volunteers for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Study
Call for Local Volunteers for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Study

Trial to determine if single injection provides broad immune response

Hammersmith Flat is Thinner Than a Tube Train Carriage
Hammersmith Flat is Thinner Than a Tube Train Carriage

Studio just over 2 metres wide will cost you £800 a month

Cyclist Fights for Life After Fulham Palace Road Collision
Cyclist Fights for Life After Fulham Palace Road Collision

Victim in hospital after being hit by a bus

Hi-tech Rickshaw To Carry People Across Hammersmith Bridge
Hi-tech Rickshaw To Carry People Across Hammersmith Bridge

City Shuffle service will be bookable online

Police Challenge Decision Not To Sack Their Own Officer
Police Challenge Decision Not To Sack Their Own Officer

PC Imran Aftab harassed woman jogging in Hammersmith

3-year-old Girl Allegedly Sexually Assaulted in Brook Green
3-year-old Girl Allegedly Sexually Assaulted in Brook Green

Police step up patrols in area after incident

Hammersmith MP Joins Call for Ban on Injury Compensation Calls
Hammersmith MP Joins Call for Ban on Injury Compensation Calls

Andy Slaughter pushing for more cold calling restrictions

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

Mayor honours former wrestler who saved two people from drowning

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

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

Seven buildings found to have most harmful type of asbestos

Dumped Hammersmith Fridge Becoming Local Landmark
Dumped Hammersmith Fridge Becoming Local Landmark

Fly-tipped appliance has been on Leamore Street for over a month

Night Tube Set To Return in November
Night Tube Set To Return in November

Service being reintroduced initially on Central and Victoria Lines

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

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

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

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

Ellen and William Craft honoured at former Cambridge Grove Home

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The Italian Plumber: A Christmas Tale -Daddy, is Father Christmas real?

Night Tube Dispute Threatens Christmas Chaos
Night Tube Dispute Threatens Christmas Chaos

RMT union says it is planning weekend strikes which will affect regular services

Aladdin Kicks Off Christmas at the Lyric Hammersmith
Aladdin Kicks Off Christmas at the Lyric Hammersmith

Theatre's annual panto set to run through to the new year

Petros Singers Perform Glad Christmas Comes
Petros Singers Perform Glad Christmas Comes

Celebrating seasonal music from across the centuries

Elizabeth McGovern Starring in Play at the Riverside Studios
Elizabeth McGovern Starring in Play at the Riverside Studios

'AVA: The Secret Conversations' is the theatre's first big production of next year

Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith
Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith

Delays in store on due to local road and lane closures

Transport Disruption Ahead in Hammersmith
Transport Disruption Ahead in Hammersmith

Engineering work affecting tube and rail services this weekend

Parentsactive Support Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Parentsactive Support Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Provides network for parents and carers of children with disabilities

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Makes Call-out for Scripts
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Makes Call-out for Scripts

Looking for writers from communities currently underrepresented in the industry

London
London's New Year Fireworks Display Cancelled

Event called off due to 'uncertainties caused by Covid'

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

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

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

HomeLess Made selling greeting cards and t-shirts

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

The West London Queer Project December Events
The West London Queer Project December Events

Come along and enjoy some much needed sparkle

Welcome To Promised Care Ltd
Welcome To Promised Care Ltd

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

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

The West London Queer Project December Events
The West London Queer Project December Events

Come along and enjoy some much needed sparkle

Property

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

Estate agent believes bridge fiasco one reason for 15% increase

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

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

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

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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