What happened in Chiswick during September 2008

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Chiswick Couple Join Jarvis Cocker on Boat to Disko Bay
Expedition to report global warming impact on climate & geography of Arctic Circle

Starbucks for Chiswick Library?
Age old rules of etiquette to make way for coffee and conversation

Cyclists In A Spin Over 'Threatening' Signs
And mount a campaign over TfL's ban on bikes at Gunnersbury Station

Licence Demands Push Traders To Threshold
Council officials ask for £750 for businesses to use private land

Same Thing Just Different Decor?
We check out the newly opened Kitchen and Pantry

Chiswick Tank Photo Has Historians Stumped
War machine aficionados asked who deserved such an award?

Piccadilly Line Petition Arrives At London Assembly
Councillor Gary Malcolm presents residents' signatures to Caroline Pidgeon

Chiswick Rental Properties Taking Up Slack
Dramatic increase in tenancies as home owners opt to rent rather than sell

Open Door Policy For Gunnersbury Park
Regeneration Board takes decision to hold all meetings in public

Immigration Checks Prompt Mass Exodus of Traffic Wardens
Council claims contractors are responsible for recruiting and vetting staff

Keens Face Losing Constituencies
After poll predicts land-slide victory for Conservatives in next election

Blood Detective - Murder by Family Tree
Chiswick author Dan Waddell's different take on genealogy

Does Being Plane Stupid Make Any Sense?
Christina Farr talks to aviation activist Katrina Forrester

And Another Thing
One Woman's Crusade Against Ealing Council

Marking World Heart Day on Sunday 28th September
We talk to the pioneer behind UK's only private cardiac rehabilitation clinic

Engineering Works on South West Train Routes
Buses to replace trains on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October

Old Mead's Suffer First Defeat of Season
Football Result: Old Hamptonians 3 Old Meadonians 2

Charged With Guiding Chiswick House Grounds Back To Their Former Glory
We find out why Trustees chose Sarah Finch-Crisp for this enormous task

Latest Chiswick Property Sales
Further evidence of price stability in local market

Book Signing Odyssey Brings Rick Stein to Town
Emma Brophy gets to meet one of her favourite food heroes

Chiswick Churches, Fairtrade Wines and Colin Firth
An ethically educational evening at St Michael and All Angels

I Am Not A Free Plastic Bag
Sainsbury's set to stop offering free throwaway bags from October

Chiswick House Trust Receives Welcome Windfall
House Festival Raises £75,000 for Restoration Project

Rugby Legends Train in Chiswick
In preparation for Help for Heroes charity challenge match

Lapsed Local Psychologists Excel At Lateral Thinking
Chiswick pair emerge champions in BBC Four's Only Connect

Brentford FC Inspiration Behind Subbuteo?
'Flick and Kick' creator Peter Adolph lived in Chiswick and played for local club

Chiswick Moran Announce England Rugby Stars for Charity Lunch
Andy Hazell and Andy Gomarsall to host October event

Claire Tchaikowski's Thousand Seas
Chiswick's singer / songwriter releases her debut album

Bedford Park Honours Local Conservationist
Beryl Brownsword remembered with special green plaque

Cool Carafe Competition Creates Tap Water Chic
Eateries and watering holes soon to be graced with iconic 'carafes for London'

Take From the Guzzlers to Give To the Green
Lib Dems propose £2,500 road tax for 4x4 owners

River Alive With Competitive Endeavour
Crowds flock to Chiswick Pier to enjoy Great River Swim and Boat Race

Council Kicks Up A Stink
Call for cross-capital support against 'super-sewer' for Thames

Train Too Crowded?
London Assembly wants to help you find a seat

Government Advisors Call For Review of Airport Expansion Plans
2M Group believes proposals to expand Heathrow 'have lost all credibility'

Council Drives Forward Transport Improvements
Parking, CPZ review and better conditions for cyclists included in new strategy

Old Meadonians Open League Programme With Draw
Football Result: Old Meadonians 2 Parkfield 2

Tara Proves Too Strong for Opposition
Final Score - Tara 6-8 Fr Murphys 0-0

Excellent Introduction to Two Rarely Played Works
Phoebe Woollam reviews Elizabeth Cooney and Matthew Schellhorn

Southfield Ward Forum Off To Flying Start
Good turn-out for new style residents' meetings

Chiswick Audience Hears of Poet Laureate's 'Thankless' Job
Andrew Motion claims writing verse for the Royal Family gave him writer's block

Serious Accident Closes A4
Vehicle collision by Sutton Court Road causes traffic chaos

Thefts From Motor Vehicles On The Rise
Police name Turnham Green/Chiswick Homefields as car crime hotspots

Clever Wally Announces Autumn Menu
Plus loyalty cards and a chance to win free pizza for a year

Awards, Guides, Rosettes and Rows
Seasonal antics amongst the ranks of the food industry

Revival's Revival Appears Short Lived
The beleaguered beauty spa closes leaving clients high and dry

Don't Take Us At Facebook Value
Jack Collins writes about life through a teenager's eyes

The Annual Vacherin Dinner Marks Start of Season
Five course feast with matching wines designed by Chef Malcolm John

His Portrayals of Homosexual And Heartbroken Fathers Have Won Him Acclaim
So why can't Colin Firth bring himself to like little people in real life?

Just Me by Sheila Hancock
Chiswick actress and author's account of the single life

Mary Macleod on Progression, Taxes, Family Life and Abortion
Prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate participates in Guardian survey

Reef Celebrates Arrival of A-List Chef
By offering ChiswickW4 members a complimentary glass of wine with their meal

Turnham Green Traffic and Transport Scheme
Councillors to undertake more localised consultation on revised plans

Commemorating Chiswick's V2 Victims
Local history society mark 64th anniversary of Staveley Rd bomb

Blue Badge Fraudster Fined
Brentford woman caught using disabled parking permit

Acton Town Improvement Works
Station open for interchange only at weekends

'Damp Squib' Final Should Have Been Show Piece Event
Greenland Cup - Old Meadonians 0 Old Owens 2

Chiswick Albion Shake Off Cobwebs for Pre-Season Fixture
Football Result: Chiswick Albion 4 St Margaret's 3

Chiswick Well and Truly Lose Their Way
Rugby Result: Chiswick 8 Old Alleynians 22

Arts Ed Receives Major Grant
Enabling school to recruit students from under-represented groups

Chiswick Couple Celebrate Fostering Qualifications
Kevin and Paula Foster pass exams whilst juggling eight children

Gastro Trio Make Michelin Guide
The Devonshire, The Bollo & Duke of Sussex feature

60 Year Sentence For Marmalade Jewellery Gang
'Fagin type character' recruited members to help carry out robberies

Cocaine, Heroin and £300,000 Cash Seized By Police
Grove Park Man charged with possession & money laundering

Ant & Dec Head Charity Line Up
As local celebs play their part in Soccer Aid 2008

Bus Strike Goes Ahead
First Group fleet plan second walkout for 12th September

Ofsted Success for Strand-on-the-Green Infants
School 'underpinned by inspirational leadership, excellent teaching, care and welfare'

Sam's Named Best of 60 Under £60
By top food critics at London Restaurant Awards

Live Dancing Billboards and Stairway To Heaven
Not enough to keep M4 out of list of Britain's most boring roads

Hogarth Members In Fight For Sox
After long-time resident cat is threatened with eviction

Wanted : Local Cannabis Factory
Police seek residents' help in locating premises

Gran Tagged for Benefit Fraud
Judge imposes curfew on Brentford woman

Rick Stein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
For his 'commitment to highest quality of service & standards'

Moroccan Tents, Caravan of Camels and Thirty-Six Tonnes of Sand
Puts the smiles back on workers' faces after a wet and miserable summer

Abu Qatada: Bail Conditions Under Review
Radical cleric seen with fellow fanatic and mobile

Old Mead's Line Up Keeps Visitors At Bay
Football Result : Old Meadonians 2 Old Carthusians 0

Fine Weather and Fun for Parents In Touch
One big family outing for Chiswick based voluntary organisation

Will to Win Chiswick
Tennis Team promoted for 10th consecutive year

Shed Pounds to Raise Pounds
By walking to work for The Microloan Foundation

Nadia Goes National in Final of Song Writing Competition
Local music teacher beat 6,000 other entries to achieve coveted title


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