What happened in Chiswick during October 2008

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Local Top Tips to Beat the Credit Crunch
Glamorous make-over, dinner and drinks all for just £10

It's Not What They Say It's The Way That They Say It
Geordie duo Ant & Dec top poll for most attractive accents

You Get What You Pay For!
Rivals unimpressed with estate agent's offer to sell homes for free

Open Weekend At Roko Chiswick Bridge
Take a look, try equipment, meet staff and have mini-treatment on the house

Council Rejects Chiswick Moran's Expansion Plans
Hotel to appeal claiming £10m scheme would mean more jobs for local people

Coffee Shops Defy Current Economic Climate
Chiswick's passion for caffeine keeps the bean counters in clover

OFSTED Report Confirms Southfield's Success Story
Local primary goes from strength to strength under headship of Charlie Morris

Richer Sounds Now Open On Chiswick High Road
Biggest brands, best prices and expert advice now on your doorstep

Axe The Agent?
Could a new BBC show help you to sell your Chiswick property?

Messing About On the River
Emma Brophy meets the men of Chiswick's RNLI crew

Which are the Best Caterers in Chiswick ?
Give your feedback on who is best in W4

'You're Not Getting Your Money Back'
Council admit little chance Icelandic bank cash recovery

Amateur Photographer Receives International Award Nomination
Greg Pugsley reaches finals of Spider Awards with Nanny State? No Thanks

Doubts Raised Over Rent Scandal Staff
Council Leader asks 'significant questions' over sacked trio

Thieves Risk Lives for Scrap Metal
Emergency generator at West Mid stripped of cabling

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

Think Before You Knock This Halloween
Safer Neighbourhoods Teams' code of conduct for trick or treaters

British Consumers Least Willing to Pay Extra for Green
Ranking us last for allowing environmental concerns influence what we buy

Old Meads 'Score At Will' Against League Champions
Football Result: Old Meadonians 5 Old Aloysians 2

Over A Third of Local Children Live In Poverty
According to research carried out by child welfare organisation

4X4 Sought After Hit and Run on King Street
Three year old child hit by BMW X5 or Porsche Cayenne

A Simple Solution For A Peculiarly British Problem
Emma Brophy believes a code of conduct should be introduced for all pub users

Michelin Starred Chef, Author and Pub Landlord
Emma Brophy finds out from Mark Sargeant how he finds the time for it all

Council Lorries Use Cars As Doorstoppers
Resident compensated after vehicles were damaged by recycling trucks

Emergency Gas Main Repairs This Weekend
Work closes Heathfield Gardens at Sutton Lane North and Barrowgate Road junction

'Unsightly' Barrier Blockades Thorney Hedge Road
Residents face being fenced in until November 2009

Chiswick Chain Joins Bag Charge Campaign
WH Smith joins M&S in drive to reduce single use plastic bags

The End of Catchment Areas For Ealing Primaries?
Council considers scrapping out of date admissions system for schools

Which are the Best Pubs in Chiswick
Give your feedback on places to drink in W4

The Italian Conversion
Vino Rosso to be replaced with authentic Neapolitan pizzeria

HIPs providers challenged by Trading Standards
'Serious flaws' found in five out of six Home Information Packs

TfL Announce 150% Increase in Penalty Fares
New £50 fine introduced to act as a greater deterrent

Scissor Sister Celebrates
Armstrong Cuthbert hair salon commemorates first anniversary under new ownership

Busy Time For Chiswick Lifeboat Crews
Rescue statistics show new record set in past six months

Tracking The Invasion of Tube Spiders
Colony of alien arachnids set up home in arches of Kew Bridge

Overcrowding On Local Trains 'No Longer a Problem'
But whether they are 'acceptably loaded' in another issue altogether

All Day Flights 'Worse Than Third Runway'
Expansion using existing runways could mean 18 hours of noise

Eco's Latest Addition Is Top of The Hops
Chiswick restaurants introduces new frogs' legs pizza

Acton Green Common Dog Watch Scheme
Canine style neighbourhood watch scheme launches

Kitchen Garden Wins Green Corner Award
For making Chiswick a 'brighter, greener and healthier place to live'

Ironies Intervene As Old Mead's Beat Salvos
Football Result: Old Salvatorians 2 Old Meadonians 3

Chiswick House Charity Christmas Cards
On sale now from Friends' website

League Leaders Hold Out
Rugby Result: Old Ashmoleans 23 Chiswick 16

Teenager Arrested For Series of Knifepoint Robberies
Local youth appears in court in connection with Grove Park incidents

Latest Chiswick Property Sales
What financial melt down? Summer months see prices on the up

What a Bunch of Bjorks
Ealing Council deposit £2 million in dodgy Icelandic bank

The New Thames Tunnel - Blight or Blessing?
Thames Water provides project's historic and technical background

Ant and Dec Let Off The Hook
After Serious Fraud Office decides not to investigate phone in 'scams'

Chiswick Cable Thief Jailed For Three Years
Court finds William Wiseman showed "no regard to the law or to society"

Sunday Lunch Jazz at Frankie's
To accompany typical Italian fare and traditional British roasts

Staffing, Stamps and Matters of Taste
Post Office responds to residents' concerns about Heathfield Terrace branch

Bureaucracy and Inaction Alive and Well in Gunnersbury
Cyclists await verdict on where they should park their bikes

One El Of An Actress
Chiswick's El Krajewski takes centre stage in 'Love does Grow on Trees'

Now This May Sting A Little
Wasp's star left nursing bloody nose after training ground brawl

Violent Robbery Attempt In Dukes Meadows
Man attacked for his watch whilst walking by Riverside Health Club

Setting The Record Straight on Gunnersbury Park
Cllr Peter Thompson aims to dispel suspicion and mistrust

Chiswick Animal Rights Activist In Court
Accused of participating in blackmail campaign against laboratory suppliers

Infections at West Mid Fall
New disinfectant products proving successful

Heathrow's Anti-expansion Campaign Turns To 'Pod'
Video booths enable residents to send a personal message to Geoff Hoon

Love and Passion Presented As Powerful Forces
Gabriella La Rocca reviews The Tabard's 'Lusting After Pipino's Wife'

Befriending Project at Chiswick Day Support
Gives social work students vital experience with sufferers of dementia

Levelling the Playing Field For Single Dads
Emma Brophy talks to Billy McGranaghan about Homes for Fathers and Families

Slowest League Start in Decade For Old Meads
Football Result: Albanian 3 Old Meadonians 2

Have You Got A Teen That Needs Taming?
Council host free one-day workshop to help borough's troubled parents

Big Lottery Windfall For Dukes Meadows
£250,000 grant to turn playful ideas into a reality

Can Chiswick Become the Capital's First Eco Village?
Residents and businesses invited to take part in our survey

Ant & Dec Under Attack in Afghanistan
TV presenters escape Taliban rocket attack at Kandahar airport

Royal Snub For Chiswick's Blue Peter Presenters
Richard Bacon and Janet Ellis not invited to show's 50th birthday party at the palace

More Trains Less Planes
Conservatives propose high speed rail link in place of third runway

Knifepoint Robbery in Fauconberg Road Store
Vetry Convenience Store owner threatened with 6 inch kitchen knife

Chiswick House Trust Denies Cause For Concern
After Kitchen Garden Association voices fears for their future

Fined For Delivery In Wrong Type Vehicle
Devonshire Road trader penalised for using a loading bay for unloading

Ultimate Women Do It Together!
Local friends nominated for Cosmopolitan awards

This Week Marks E.P.C. Deadline
Landlords must show Energy Performance Rating to tenants or pay £200 fine

Chiswick Councillors Deny De-selection Reports
Adrian Lee, John Todd and Gerald McGregor all set to stand for re-election

Is It A Bird, Is It A Plane? No It's Gavin and Stacey
Town Hall filming gives Chiswick exclusive preview of cult BBC3 comedy's new series

Crazy Paving
Planning permission needed to turn front gardens into parking spaces

25% Discount In Napa For Month of October
Chiswick Moran makes W4 residents a wonderful autumnal offer

Fight Hunger, Eat Out This October
Local restaurants join Action Against Hunger's international campaign

Man Flu Is Not A Phenomenon To Be Sniffed At!
Survey discovers men most likely to suffer and those most 'nurseable'

Creating a Cleaner, Healthier River Thames
A talk on plans for the new Thames Tunnels by Phil Stride


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