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HOGARTH GETS THE BRUSH OFF - Landmark statue of local artist damaged by vandals. The brush in his right hand has been snapped off after the second attack on the statue in recent weeks.

SHOCK FOR HEALTH CLUB MEMBERS - Holmes Place in Ravenscourt Park is to close. Its Chiswick based members could be faced with a long trip across Hammersmith to another club in the group.

NEW CHISWICK CHARITY CELEBRATES HOCKNEY GIFT - The recently formed William Hogarth Trust gets a huge boost from the world famous artist.

SERVED UP THE TENNIS FROM SW19? LOOKING TO MAKE NET GAINS IN W4? - If Wimbledon fever has gripped your household, consider making a racket closer to home at Chiswick Poly Tennis Club.

COURT SUPPORTS HOUNSLOW ADMISSIONS POLICY - There was disappointment for parents trying to get siblings into Grove Park School as court rules Council's admissions policy was not an abuse of human rights.

QUEEN PICNICS IN GUNNERSBURY PARK - The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were treated to the variety of West London culture when they visited Gunnersbury Park on the 25th June.

CHISWICK DOG SHOW IN AID OF ST. MARY'S - Who is W4's prettiest pooch or most handsome hound? Dog show takes place today.

BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL REACHES CLIMAX THIS WEEKEND - Already one of the most successful ever - this weekend the festival concludes with a wide variety of events, including films, gardens, photographs, architecture and music.

STRAWBERRY TEA SING-ALONG - Another fund raising event for St. Mary's Convent on 23rd June

CHISWICK HOUSE PRICE SURGE ACCELERATES - Local property prices are accelerating according to new figures. Prices are up 12% so far this year alone and agents report that the average property only takes a week to find a buyer.

CHISWICK SHOP RENTS RISING FASTEST IN LONDON - Local businesses feel the squeeze as rents have risen by over 40% in a three year period one of highest rises in the country.

TRAVELLERS "GIVEN PERMISSION" BY CIP TO STAY ON DUKE'S MEADOWS - Controversy has raged over the arrival of travellers on Duke's Meadows last week.

ARISE SIR PETER BLAKE - Chiswick-based artist "thrilled" to receive honour although he struggled to keep it a secret. He celebrated the award by attending "Green Days" on Acton Green.

CHISWICK CHURCH YARD RAPIST LIKELY TO GET LIFE - Long sentence in prospect for Christopher Hodge.

STARS MINGLE WITH THE CROWDS AT GREEN DAYS - Thousands of people - including many celebrities - enjoyed the "Village Green" atmosphere at the 36th annual Green Days fete in Bedford Park, - the opening event of the two-week Festival.

CHISWICK GOING FESTIVAL AND FOOTBALL CRAZY - It was already going to be Chiswick's busiest weekend of the year but with two key World Cup games it promised to be a truly special couple of days.

GREEN DAYS TO KICK OFF BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL - Local Actor Kevin McNally from "Spooks" to Open the Festival this Saturday. The two-week Bedford Park Festival gets underway on Saturday June 15th with the annual Green Days Fete on the Green opposite Turnham Green tube station.

BACH BY CANDLELIGHT - The series of Bach Cantatas continues at St. Michael and All Angels Sunday night.

TABARD SPRING SEASON CONTINUES - Two Colour Theatre Company's American Playwright Spring Season concludes with Lee Blessing's "Two Rooms".

CHISWICK RESIDENT IN ONE WOMAN SHOW - Chiswick based Nora Armani is currently performing her one woman show in the New End Theatre Hampstead. It was described as "bedazzling" by the Los Angeles Times.

CHISWICK SEA CADETS PROVE THEIR WORTH - Despite a recent inspection which showed that the unit hadn't the minimum number of enrolled Cadets, Training Ship Stork has proved her worth on the river recently.

DOES A CHISWICK OFFICER FIT THE BILL? The search is on for the Community Constable of the Year 2002 and we are being urged to nominate officers that deserve the award.

ESPORTA SUBJECT OF HOSTILE TAKEOVER BID - More grief for the Health Club group as largest shareholder blasts them for discounting joining fees.

CHISWICK SCHOOL AWARDED "BEACON STATUS" - St. Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School has been given this coveted status becoming the first school in the area to be made a Beacon School.

"WHATEVER YOU DO - TAKE PROFITS" - Fullers sees profit after tax down to £5.8 million from £14.4 million in the previous year. Should the local brewer be attempting to become a national brand?

TRAINS IMPROVING BUT SOUTH WEST STILL THE WORST - No joy for local commuters as South West Trains comes out worst for punctuality for London in latest figures. Both Silver Link and South West are above official overcrowding guidelines.

MAYOR GIVES GO AHEAD TO WEST LONDON TRAM SCHEME - The route which is expected to be completed by 2009 will carry 50 million passengers a year and cost approximately £200 million.

LOCAL SCHOOL "AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH HARD WORK AND DEDICATION" - Councillor responsible for education visits William Hogarth School and heaps praise on Head, staff and parents.

CHISWICK PLANNERS TOP THE TABLES - Newly published figures show that 80% of planning applications get a decision within 8 weeks in Chiswick, one of the fastest rates in London.

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