What happened in Chiswick during February 2008

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Arts Council Rejects Appeal Over Funding Cut
Leaving Watermans to challenge decision in court

Heritage Lottery Fund Confirm £7.6m Award
Chiswick House restoration project set to begin in spring

Chiswick Moves Closer to Twickenham
Local rugby club make quarter finals of national competition

France For Under £10 At Le Vacherin Malcolm John
February offer - Coq au Vin and glass of Duras Cabernet

Spandex Suits, Snoop Dog and a Small Nylon Dog
"It's the most natural thing in the world," says Colin Firth

Ethical Eating in Local Restaurants
Is cuisine with a conscience a possibility when dining out?

Patience Pays Off For Four Year Old Jack
After his photo wins Young Nature Photographer of the Year

Turnham Green Puts Romance Back on the Table
From 'Kitchen Casanova' to 'After Dinner Seduction' all with an ethical twist

Teenage Girl Sought For Artifice Burglary
Money stolen during ruse of writing note for a neighbour

Royal Academy of Arts Exhibits Local Historical Landscape
Plan du Jardin et Vue des Maisons de Chiswick chosen as 'Object of Month'

Bus Driver Robbed At Knifepoint
Suspect boarded the 190 at stop on Chiswick Bridge

Commuter's Laptop Stolen at Knifepoint
"Conceal what you're carrying" advise Police

Savour An Italian Culinary Journey With Carluccio's
Gastronomic regional tour of Italy begins with the Veneto

Ealing Residents to Have Their Say on Heathrow Expansion
Council Leader 'residents are already suffering .. expansion would make things worse'

Proposed Bag Ban 'Pointless Headline-Grabbing Gesture'
'Carrier bags are not great environmental evil' claim shop keepers

'Thames Water Fines Should Benefit Customers Not Treasury'
Consumer group calls for change in Owfat position on £12.5m penalty

Row Over Shepherd's Bush Tube Closure Continues
Meeting brings concessions but more needed, says Slaughter

MP Tackles Supermarkets Over Obesity
Ann Keen asks retailers to help parents combat pester power

Wild Flower Garden For Dukes Meadows
Derelict paddling pools brought back to life with a little help from friends

Chiswick Fail To Sparkle In 'Easy Victory'
Rugby result : Old Millhillians 12 Chiswick 45

Old Meads Continue Recovery of League Campaign
Football Result: Old Meadonians 3 Honourable Artillery Company 1

East West Rift In Council Administration?
Conservative councillors accuse leader of bias towards Chiswick

Appeal for information following fatal traffic collision
Woman dies after being hit by car and bus near Hogarth roundabout

Brave Enough To Bag A Kebab?
Joanna Biddolph discovers the delights of late night eating at Elias

'Artistic Cleansing' Brings About Demise of BCA
High Road cultural centre becomes latest victim of Arts Council cuts

Fish and Chips Just Got Glam!
With the opening of Burlington Lane's new restaurant Reef

Director Sought to Lead Chiswick House Gardens Project
Appointment 'crucial to site's success, both during restoration project and beyond'

Turnham Green Transport Scheme Moves Forward
Further local consultation will provide opportunity for fresh ideas

Hard Labour In Local Maternity Wards
Hospitals amongst the 'least well performing' in the country

Riverside Epiphany Turns The Tide For One Commuter
Who goes in search of a cleaner, greener, serener route to the office

52 Weird Weekends for the Imaginative Traveller
Chiswick's Andrews Eames gives us something a little different

Gravy Is Back On the Menu
And evidently worth the nine month wait

Man Attacked and Robbed In A4 Underpass
Suspect made off with £600 cash in direction of Grove Park

Acton Beats Chiswick Hands Down!
W3 shows arms of steel in the battle to find strongest shopper

Unions Threaten All Out Tube Strike
Unless demands over safety and staffing are met

Waitrose to Anchor King Street Regeneration
New piazza, pedestrian access to river, homes and restaurants all part of plans

Chiswick Residents' Group Fights Heathrow Expansion
CRASH aims to provide a focal point for local opposition

Chiswick Children Support Their Local Lifeboat
Strand-on-the-Green school participates in RNLI's SOS fund-raising day

Old Meads Give Bottom of Table Side First Win of Season
Football result: Enfield Old Grammarians 3 Old Meadonians 1

Budding Artists Get New Year Boost From Bushells
Local agent runs art competition for Southfield school children

Proposals For New School Move Forward
Academy could accommodate 780 students aged 11-18 from local area

Stars' Support Saves the Bush
Arts Council to maintain funding for local theatre

Eco-Chic Arrives in Chiswick
With the launch of the ever so environmentally friendly emporium Eco

Court Rules 9/11 Pilot Can Claim Damages
Chiswick's Lofti Raissi 'completely exonerated' of terror involvement

With Renovation Work Set to Begin
We meet the team responsible for managing Chiswick House project

Daylight Robbery On Woodstock Road
Woman's handbag stolen by two suspects on bikes

Breakfast With Baby At High Road Brasserie
Emma Brophy wonders who will save her from children's leftovers

Colin Montgomerie And His Wee Wonders
Junior Golf Championship launched at Dukes Meadows Golf Club

Local Landmarks Celebrated At New Design Awards
Including Dukes Meadows, Light Box and Barley Mow Passage

Riverside Rises From The Ashes
And sets a spring date for the club's re-opening

Captains of English Cricket Team Up With Locals
To raise over £12,000 for improvement to facilities at Chiswick House

Southfield School Receives Second Quality Mark for Sport
In recognition of their commitment to providing a broad range of opportunities

Changes To Congestion Charge Scheme Announced
Mayor's 'cultural revolution' branded 'class war' by critics

Massive Pub Company Calls In Administrators
Future currently uncertain for a number of locals

New Group Fills Gap For Children With Special Needs
Local mothers join forces to start a playgroup for babies and children

Mosaic Tribute To Dame Anita Roddick
Created and unveiled by Chiswick artist Baroness von Reichardt

High Time Ealing Had A New School?
Residents have their say on Council's plans to expand borough's high schools

Meads Turn Up Late And Come Back From The Dead
Football Result: Old Meadonians 3 U.C.L. Academicals 2

Double Stabbing Near Kings Mall
Attack happened with crowds of shoppers nearby

Another Local Post Office Set to Close
Consultation over next six weeks on plans

No Pause for Breath Chiswick Property
Market continues to rise despite economic uncertainty

O2 Begins Mobile Mast Erection Despite Planning Refusal
Residents appeal to phone company to 'act honourably' after council's clerical error

The Italian Connection
We check out Chiswick's new Eco restaurant

Lord Soley Flies In The Face Of Popular Opinion
Stating 'Heathrow expansion critically important to economic prosperity'

Lionel Road Site Acquired for New Stadium
Brentford FC and Barratt Homes team up to buy the land

Eco Warrior or Ethical Entrepreneur?
We talk to Andreas Georghiou about green trading on the Terrace

Chiswick Date Ends In Brutal Murder
Court hears how Kate Beagley was stabbed more than 30 times

Schedule of carriageway closures M4 Junctions 1-3
Further overnight maintenance on elevated section required

Woman Punched In Face During Flanders Road Robbery
Sustaining broken teeth and other injuries as boys on bikes steal her handbag

'Dumbledore' Bucks The Trend And Leaves Town
After two years in Chiswick Sir Michael Gambon goes home to his wife

Safer Neighbourhood Teams Run On Line Survey
Enabling teenagers to identify areas that make them feel unsafe or concerned

As Consultation Deadline Fast Approaches
The protest against Heathrow's expansion goes mobile

Meads Keep Title Hopes Tenuously Alive
Football Result: Old Meadonians 1 Bealonians 1

Nineteenth Consecutive Win Earns Chiswick Promotion
Rugby Result : Chiswick 40 Hitchin 12


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