What happened in Chiswick during April 2008

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CCTV For Hogarth Roundabout Underpass
Fuller's fund new camera in joint venture with Chiswick police

Road To Ruin At An End?
£200m boost puts borough back on the right road

Five Found Guilty of Plotting to Kidnap Chiswick Businessman
£10m plan rested on "honey-trap" securing job at local company

Liar Liar Pants On Fire!
Chiswick woman calls in fire brigade to free her from trousers

Keeping It In The Family
Emma Brophy talks to the new Eco girl in town Charmaine Wasif

Tube Unions Announce Strike Dates
After London Underground workers vote in favour of a 72 hour walkout

Sainsbury's Invest Millions In Store Development
But "no plans for Chiswick at the present time"

Watermans Challenges The Arts Council
Calling their decision to cut centre's funding 'flawed and illegal'

Lorne Gifford's The Andaman Express
Local author's tale of how close politics and the energy business can become

As Changes To Parking Enforcement Come Into Effect
Motoring organisations are keen to advise motorists of new regulations

Bedford Park Festival Names Musequality As Its 2008 Charity
Global busker David Juritz takes his Chiswick charity into next phase

Colin Firth To Return To St Trinian's?
Ealing Studios plan sequel to their box office hit

Marmalade Mysteries Winners Receive Their Reward
Trophy and a diamond worth over £1000 presented to winning team

Andy Slaughter Responds to Post Offices Accusation
Tory proposal "dishonest" and "soundbite opportunism"

Green Fingered Children Get Their Hands Dirty
To help transform derelict paddling pool area in Dukes Meadows

Chiswick Netball Coach Joins Olympic Torch Relay
Torchbearer Emma Groundwater will help carry flame through London

Ealing Scoops Top National Award For Children's Services
Making it the second accolade for council department in six months

'Terminal 5 Must Mark The End of Heathrow Expansion'
Friends of the Earth call for 'Government to get serious about tackling climate change'

Chiswick's Dream In Ashes
Rugby Result: Doncaster Phoenix 18 Chiswick 13

Post Office Is 'Focal Point For Parade of Shops'
Branch closure could have detrimental effect on neighbouring businesses

Agents With A View
We speak to the experts about Chiswick's current property market

Could Croydon Be The New Chiswick?
Malcolm John convinces locals to swap takeaways for 'proper' French fare

CCTV Captures Suspect Running From Crime Scene
Police believe car thieves targeted the Chiswick Quay resident

Open And Shut Cases
The changing face of Chiswick's retail landscape

MP Raises Piccadilly Line Issue in Commons
Greg Hands asks for stops at Stamford Brook and Ravenscourt Park

Designer Campaign To Save Towpath's Trees
Jasper Conran joins protest against loss of riverside plant life

It All Began With A Performance of Ave Maris Stella....
Chiswick composer Cecilia McDowall on her work with The Addison Singers

Super Jumbo Din Spin!
Council casts doubts on new double-decker plane noise claims

Heritage Lottery Helps Hogarth's Home
Family home of the artist and philanthropist to be restored

Andy Slaughter Accused: Hypocrisy Over Post Offices
Campaigns to save local branches but votes to shut them

Fuller, Smith and Turner Are Top of The Hops
Brewer crowned 'Pub Company of the Year' & 'Best UK Family Business'

Dukes Meadows Paddling Pool Reopens This Weekend
With an Easter egg hunt, egg-and-spoon racing and egg painting

The Blenheim Music Circle's Concert Series
David Shavreen reviews programme performed by Arts Educational School pupils

Fair Trading On The High Road
Chiswick churches join M&S to promote sale of fairtrade products

Feisty Performance Garners Welcome Win For Old Meads
Football Result: Hale End Athletic 0 Old Meadonians 2

Nearest and Dearest - Latest Chiswick Property Sales
Most recent transactions suggest fall from peak levels

PCT Chief Executive Responds To Health Centre Concerns
But does not rule out possibility of a polyclinic for Chiswick

'Exhaustive review' Launched After Care Home Murder
Management company could go to court over failures in supervision

Whistling Woman, Gourmet Ghoul & Ghostly Graveyard Apparition
Martin Belam spends a spooky Sunday afternoon walking through Chiswick

Tarantella - So Good He Went There Twice!
M Devito discovers a family run Italian trattoria on his doorstep

Robbery On Woodstock Road Doorstep
Man has watch wrestled from his wrist by teenagers

Images of Kray Twins Sensitive Side Sold in Chiswick
Two oil landscapes bearing prison stamp auctioned by fellow inmate

Racism Denied As Motive For Assault
Chiswick man suffers violent attack for being Polish

Hounslow Scoop Major Transport Awards
For most improved transport borough and best cycle improvements

Rise In Residential Burglaries Where Vehicles Stolen
Police concerned at increase and issue crime prevention advice

Legal Battle Over 'Fixed' Airport Data
Evidence indicates collusion between Government and BAA

Staff Vote To Strike In Tube Safety Row
48 hour underground walkouts take step closer to fruition

Thieves Break Into St Nicholas Church
Causing damage to the historical building

Ant & Dec Put Pen To Paper For £2.8m
Blockbuster biography of TV's favourite diminutive double-act

France Under £10 at Le Vacherin Malcolm John
Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb with Spring Vegetables & Creamed Potatoes

Gastronomic Delight or Kitchen Nightmare
How does your local pub fare with its fare?

Foxton's Feels The Property Pinch
As market predictions claim up to a third of all estate agencies could close

The Overnight Success That Took 20 Years
We talk to Chiswick based band The Parish Music Box

Changes To Business Rates Will Not 'Drive Down Rents'
New tax aimed at boosting occupancy of retail premises critised by industry

Hounslow Writes Off £1.2m In Unpaid Council Tax
TaxPayers' Alliance describe amount uncollected across London as "shocking"

A Taste of Manuelita's
Nick Montague discovers South American specialities in W6

London Underground Fined For Being Noisy Neighbour
After excessively loud announcements made residents' lives a misery

MP Attacks 'Vindictive' Parking Fines for Hospital Visitors
Branding Hounslow Council's procedures as "utterly insensitive"

'Misleading' Comments On Crime Angers Met
Who deny Standard suggestion that figures were "massaged"

Thames Water's Fine Reduced By £3m
'Firm's processes so bad it was unaware it had breached rules' says watchdog

M&S' £3.5m Bun Fight With Tax Man
Sweet victory as retailer wins battle over chocolate teacakes

Ground Goes Global!
With a celebration of burgers & beers from around the world

Latest Chiswick Property Sales
Strong month confounds doomsayers

An Appetite For A Bargain
As diners tighten their belts, restaurants make menus economically enticing

St George's Day Breakfast With Johnny & Denise
Capital Radio broadcasts a full english from Chiswick's George IV

Bogus Workman Dupe 92 Year Old Woman
Gaining entry to her home by claiming to be from water board

Greater London Authority - South West London Constituency
Your Chance to Vote for Mayor and Your Local Assembly Member

Strike Action Closes Local Schools
National Union of Teachers protest over 2.45% pay increase

Parents Give Children A Leg Up The Property Ladder
'Bank of mum and dad' helping to ease burden for first time buyers

Sibling Rivalry
Chiswick's Dame Eileen beats on-screen sister to claim Bafta

Why Are We Waiting?
Restaurant staff protest over 'unfair' distribution of tips

Celebrity Chef Cooks Up A Storm In Chiswick
Antony Worrall Thompson reveals gastronomic secrets behind traditional recipes

Handbag Snatched on Cranbrook Road
Teenage boy makes off on black mountain bike

'Cast transmits adrenaline rush of perhaps best years of your life'
Gabriella La Rocca On William Sutcliffe's New Boy at The Tabard Theatre

Aliens Invade Chiswick!!
Can the doctor save us from The Sontarans?

Getting To Know The Local Bird Life
Variety of species obligingly strutt their stuff during riverside walk

Curry On Up Trafalgar
Restaurant workers take to streets in protest against new immigration laws

Is It Really All Doom And Gloom In The Housing Market?
Behind-the-headlines look at the effect on Chiswick property prices

Not Quite The April Showers We Had In Mind!
Images of Chiswick after last Sunday's snow flurry (updated)

Teenager Stabbed On Chiswick Mainline Station
British Transport police believe incident was gang related

Council 'Confident That CIP Will Continue To Provide Services'
And state that no legal or financial claims have been made by the contractor

How To Cheat With French...
Joanna Biddolph defies anyone to challenge her home-cooked food (from Darcau!)

The River Cafe Gutted By Fire
Michelin starred restaurant will be closed for up to a month

Newsletter Competition Winner Receives 'Freedom of Chiswick'
Carmel Gordon gets to enjoy top local restaurants, premium health clubs, hotel and much more

Chiswick Youth Joins Sporting Heroes In Olympic Torch Relay
Michael Campbell carries flame along Shaftesbury Ave amid loud cheers and some jeers

Gutless Thief Mugs Elderly Woman
Handbag snatched from 73 year old in Stile Hall Gardens

3000 Mile Odyssey In £500 Car
Seven set off for a week long drive round Europe to raise money for cancer charity

The Weir Bar & Dining Room
Out-of-towners discover Brentford's best kept secret

A Better Way of Doing Business
Bluefin Solutions ranked amongst UK's top 25 "Best Small Companies"

How Serious Are You About Coffee?
World's rarest and most expensive cup launched in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Release Your Inner Chef!
New cookery show looking for team to take on kitchen celebrities

Devonshire Road Closed For Two Weeks
Diversions in place along Duke Road / Glebe Street and Brackley Road

Traders Disgusted With Devonshire Road Ditch
Describing hole left by gas works as 'dangerous and disgraceful'

Woman Robbed In A4 Underpass
Police hope images from new CCTV camera will hold clue to culprit

Jaunapur More Exciting Than Chiswick
According acclaimed writer William Dalrymple who explains why he's sticking with Delhi

Cost of Coffee Sky High At Terminal 5
£360,000 cappuccino bill brings airport prices in line with Chiswick!

Pregnant Brides' Boutique Sparks Moral Debate
A 'sad reflection of today's society' or 'meeting consumer need'?

Devonshire Road Closed For Two Weeks
Diversions in place along Duke Road / Glebe Street and Brackley Road

Woman Punched In Alleyway Mugging
Bike riding suspect wore high visibility jacket and beanie hat

Chinese Decide They Don't Like The Look of Cracknell
Olympic officials reject accreditation application over issue with photograph

Save Our Mechanic!
Petition to stop 50 year old Chiswick garage from becoming offices

Tube Workers Call Off Strike Action
After underground bosses make guarantees on safety and staffing issues

Waterman's Gallery Success Confounds Arts Council Decision
After installation is short-listed for most valuable New Media Arts award

Greens Choose Chiswick Candidate
Sarah Edwards to stand in May's Greater London Authority elections

Royal Seal of Approval For Local Eco-Charity
Green Works - attempting to save the world through office furniture

Website Promotes & Rewards Eco-Friendly Choices
Local charitable entrepreneur launches Healthy Planet

A Celebration of Bob Dylan At Irish Cultural Centre
'More than a tribute band' says Penny Flood of Emmitt Till's performance

Secondary Schools in £120 Million Improvement Plan
Major changes on the cards to make schools more attractive

'Sir' Les says he didn't trash Blue Peter Garden
Former England striker sets the record straight

Outside Chance of Eigth League Triumph for Old Mead's
Football Result: Honourable Artillery Coy. 0 Old Meadonians 2

Chiswick Albion Move Comfortably Into Semis
Football Result: Carefree Athletic 1 Chiswick Albion 8

Green Cross Toad
Business Park helps protect of short, fat and warty local residents

Do You Care About Chiswick Common?
New community action group organise litter picking session

London Overground Electrified by Trains
Mayor announces fleet for North London line

League Season Ends On High Note For Chiswick
Rugby Result: Chiswick 18 West London 18

Old Mead's Add Another To Silverware Collection
Cup Final Result: Nottsborough 3 Old Meadonians 4

Local Parks In Need of Friends
CIP looking for keen park users who want to become more involved

Chiswick Committee Raise £16,000 For Macmillan Cancer Support
2008 fundraising campaign kicks off with bridge and supper evening

Chiswick Army Cadet Force Instructor Honoured
Lord Lieutenant presents Clive Clahar with award for 'Meritorious Service'

Marking 65th Anniversary of Raid on Peenemunde
Veteran's pilgrimage to site of Germany's secret weapon research establishment

Chiswick Dig Deep To Retain Bowl
Rugby Result: Chiswick 15 Teddington 5

Chiswick Albion March On To League Cup Final
Football Result: Hanworth Villa Sunday 2 Chiswick Albion 3

Old Mead's Form Crushes League Strugglers
Football Result: Old Meadonians 6 Hale End Athletic 1

Prime Minister's Aide Made Chair of Chiswick School
Mark Flanagan takes over as Chair of Strand on the Green's Governing Body

Cavendish 'A Warm and Welcoming School'
Ofsted find local primary provides 'good foundation for future life'

Butt Out!
Six foot cigarette leads drive to tackle problem of smoking-related litter

Hounslow Set Benchmark for Climate Change
By becoming first council in UK to develop a 'Green Standard'

Chiswick Dig Deep For Local Derby
Rugby Result: Old Actonians 5 Chiswick 11

Old Meads' Reputation Overawes Opponents
Football Result: Old Meadonians 4 Old Manorians 1

An 'Exhilarating and Memorable' Performance
Janet Obi-Keller reviews The Addison Singers' spring concert


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