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Mayor Wants Road Charging Scheme for London
Mayor Wants Road Charging Scheme for London

New plans being considered after Boundary Charge ditched

TfL Has One Million Speeding Ticket Target
TfL Has One Million Speeding Ticket Target

Senior police officer suggests fines will more than double this year

Fundraiser Set Up for Gary Fairbairn
Fundraiser Set Up for Gary Fairbairn's Funeral

One of the 'mobility scooter twins' often seen in the local area

Sadiq Khan Confirms Plan to Run for Third Term
Sadiq Khan Confirms Plan to Run for Third Term

Mayor says he has no ambitions to lead the Labour Party

Santander Cycle Hire Scheme Breaks New Record
Santander Cycle Hire Scheme Breaks New Record

Almost 11 million hires and one million users last year

Council Leader Pays Tribute To Richard Rogers
Council Leader Pays Tribute To Richard Rogers

Architect's firm was responsible for redesign of Hammersmith Town Hall

Local Football Clubs Host Afghan Refugees
Local Football Clubs Host Afghan Refugees

Chelsea, Fulham and QPR provide match tickets, football shirts and training session

Car Usage Back To Pre-pandemic Levels in London
Car Usage Back To Pre-pandemic Levels in London

Passenger numbers on public transport still well down

Fines on London
Fines on London's Red Routes To Rise

Offences such as illegal parking and using bus lanes to cost drivers £160

Over £400,000 Spent on Ferry That Never Ran
Over £400,000 Spent on Ferry That Never Ran

Uber Boat service on Hammersmith Bridge was paid for but not used

Local Teenager Receives British Empire Medal
Local Teenager Receives British Empire Medal

Nina who attends Latymer School awarded for work with the elderly

Huge Growth in Number of e-Scooter Collisions
Huge Growth in Number of e-Scooter Collisions

Just over 5% involve scooters on official TfL trial

Over 30 London Schools Targeted By Anti-vaxxers
Over 30 London Schools Targeted By Anti-vaxxers

Police called to intervene on 19 occasions

Over 1,000 Facemask Fines Issued on Public Transport
Over 1,000 Facemask Fines Issued on Public Transport

Enforcement officers have been implementing restrictions since November

Free Christmas Tree Recycling Collection
Free Christmas Tree Recycling Collection

Just leave your tree where you'd normally leave out rubbish

St. Paul
St. Paul's Girls' School Tops National Rankings Again

Named independent secondary school of the year by the Sunday Times

Bags of Essentials Delivered to Young Residents in Need
Bags of Essentials Delivered to Young Residents in Need

Local charities providing extra support over Christmas

Almost a Third of London
Almost a Third of London's Fire Engines Out of Action

Staff shortages due to Omicron hitting service hard

Hammersmith Covid-19 Rates at Record Levels
Hammersmith Covid-19 Rates at Record Levels

Further increases feared as Omicron becomes dominant strain

RNLI To Be Official Charity Partner of Boat Race
RNLI To Be Official Charity Partner of Boat Race

It will be the 20th year that local lifeboat crew have helped make the event safe

Mixed Reaction To 24 Hour Bus Lane Decision
Mixed Reaction To 24 Hour Bus Lane Decision

TfL accused of failing to justify making change permanent

Six Months of Strike Action Planned on the Tube
Six Months of Strike Action Planned on the Tube

RMT drivers threatening longest ever industrial action

ULEZ Equipment Costs To Top £100 million
ULEZ Equipment Costs To Top £100 million

Cameras and maintenance expense expected to be covered by revenue

Another Last Minute Funding Package for TfL
Another Last Minute Funding Package for TfL

Fares set to rise as Government squeezes out more concessions

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

Over 70 Join Godolphin and Latymer
Over 70 Join Godolphin and Latymer's Outreach Programme

Saturday morning sessions held for Year 6 pupils at the school

Age UK Launches Petition Over
Age UK Launches Petition Over 'Under Threat' 60+ Oyster Card

Concession may go as government squeezes TfL funding

Rainville Road Man Jailed for Abusing Woman
Rainville Road Man Jailed for Abusing Woman

Imprisoned her for four days and while raping and starving her

E-scooters To Be Banned on Transport Network
E-scooters To Be Banned on Transport Network

Move follows safety concerns due to recent fires

Violent Crime Down in London Over Last Four Years
Violent Crime Down in London Over Last Four Years

However 2021 one of worst years on record for teenage homicides

'Green Goddess' Could Provide Hammersmith Bridge Shuttle

Barnes Community Association hope to have it place in new year

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

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

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

Manray Woolfall was being taken to hospital from Wormwood Scrubs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emery Walker
Emery Walker's House Launches Membership Scheme

New programme of monthly online talks announced

The Arts Society Chiswick Resumes Live Lectures
The Arts Society Chiswick Resumes Live Lectures

Next talk is 'Sickert and the Camden Town Murder' by Steven Barrett

Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith
Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith

Delays in store on due to local road and lane closures

Bridgerton Star To Appear in Lyric Hammersmith Play
Bridgerton Star To Appear in Lyric Hammersmith Play

Ruby Barker named in cast of Running with Lions

Charity Auction Raises £4,690 for The Upper Room
Charity Auction Raises £4,690 for The Upper Room

Artists At Home helps support the homeless this winter

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

London
London's New Year Fireworks Display Cancelled

Event called off due to 'uncertainties caused by Covid'

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

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

Transport Disruption Ahead in Hammersmith
Transport Disruption Ahead in Hammersmith

Engineering work affecting tube and rail services this weekend

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

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

Provides network for parents and carers of children with disabilities

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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