What happened in Chiswick during August 2006

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W4 Property Market Consolidates Gains
Prices have now tripled over the last ten years

Sam's Short-Listed for Time Out Award and..
.. one of London's top twenty restaurants for kids says Times

Success at A Level for local schools
Gunnersbury tops table and Chiswick sees biggest improvement

Chiswick Goes Bananas
Global warming brings new fruit to Bedford Park garden

Contemporary Indian adds zing to King Street
Manoj Vasaikar demonstrates why his critical acclaim is so well deserved

Boy's Ballet comes to Chiswick
New lessons for future Billy Elliots this September

Robbery on Woodstock Road
Suspect drove off in green Renault Clio

Woman loses two teeth after attack
Robber punches victim near Porsche Garage on A4

Ealing Council dump swimming bath managers
Greenwich Leisure to take over local pools

Cyclists Find Novel Way to Support Charity
Chiswick School chums going to Malawi for Microloan Foundation

Garden party is double cause for celebration
Art Exhibition accompanies greenhouse opening

Council leader to walk the streets
Jason Stacey plans to carry out spot checks on Ealing's roads

Chiswick Holiday Firm Goes Under
Over 7,000 hit by Tapestry Holiday's failure

Chez Girard set for Chiswick opening
Caffe Uno to be converted to new format

Fruit and veg for enlightened gastronomes

We meet local food hero Andreas Georghiou

Proposed hotel tax could make Chiswick too costly a destination
Head of Sales at Chiswick Moran brands levy as 'unfair'

Fisherman displays too much tackle
Man sought following indecent exposure at Strand on the Green

Green Renault Clio used in another theft
Woman has bag grabbed in Stamford Brook

70% of Chiswick Shops Tested Make Underage Knife Sales
Undercover operations show widespread flouting of the law

IRA killer went to local gay pub 'by mistake'
Supergrass attacked and robbed after inviting men to house

Mystery over Chiswick Post Office Closure
Audit closes branch on day of changes to postal charges

Bothered by Noisy Station Announcements?
A member of the London Assembly would like to hear from you

Violent Robber Strikes in Chiswick Underpass
Woman punched and then has handbag taken

New film map entices tourists to West London
Visitors encouraged to look for local Hollywood connections

Strike Action on South West Trains next week
Local dispute over taxis escalates into walkout

Blitz on Benefit Cheats Brings Big Haul
Seventeen people brought to court by council investigators

+ Train to be a Montessori teacher at the Montessori College + New course starts September. Call 020 8747 1188 or click for more details

Ealing Volunteer Centre want to hear from you
Find out what you can do to help in the community

Draw keeps Chiswick on Promotion Trail
Season looks set for tight finish with 3 games to go

Local Lib Dems Launch New Website
Party aims to take lid off how local government works

Des demands Countdown move or he'll quit
Homesick presenter finds journey from Chiswick to Leeds too much

Police look to community for neighbourhood watchers
Southfield SNT seek volunteers for schemes run by residents

Chiswick hits the fringe
Local actress stars in Sondheim performance

Protestors call for peace in Lebanon
Local groups join thousands who marched for an end to the war

We try out the Nandos experience
And discover Portuguese take fast food to a whole new level

Council responds to resident's parking complaints
Visitor's permit reduction follows price hike

Chiswick hold onto slender lead
Chiswick & Latymer Cricket Club remain in top spot

Fostering info gets a boost
New look web site provides help and support

Did you know Mr Whippy got his wheels from West London?
Ice cream historian seeks help from local buffs

This weekend sees the first anniversary at Sam's Bar & Brasserie
We talk to Sam Harrison about community spirit, food heroes and how he spends his free time

Restrictions on visitors' permits follows 250% price hike
Contentious parking issues back on local agenda

Chiswick's Food Heroes
Search for nation's culinary champions sees eight local nominations

Ken's new powers bad news for borough warns council
Hounslow officials unhappy with Mayor's host of new roles

Good Samaritan left injured after becoming victim of crime
Police seek suspect who fled scene in stolen Daewoo Matiz

Mela gets go ahead after legal verdict
But residents may still try to prevent it happening

Trio takes on Polar Challenge for charity raising £25,000
Local resident Rob Gregory tells his tale of training, turmoil and triumph

Desperate heart patient pays for heart op with bouncing cheque
Roy Thayers faced death on Hammersmith Hospital's NHS waiting list

Beat the heat at Dukes Meadows
Much anticipation wet play area now open

It's lights, camera, action for local aspiring film-makers
Short Film Production Fund seeks undiscovered talent

Blunt message on knife crime has positive results
Police amnesty sees hundreds of knives surrendered

Free garden waste and cardboard collections
Ealing Council scrap charges and add cardboard to green box collections

Chiswick win gains narrow lead
Chiswick & Latymer Cricket Club gains top spot in division

Garden party raises £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support
Local charity host annual event in exotic riverside location

Thousands flock to Ravenscourt Park
Fun-packed celebrations mark national Play Day 2006

Let's talk business and try to win millions
Local people encouraged to expose their business brains

Local traffic police get digital assistance
Fixed penalty notices now issued on the go

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