What happened in Chiswick during 2007

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Woman Hurt by Falling Tree as Storms Batter Chiswick
Widespread damage and traffic chaos caused by high winds

Council to review All Controlled Parking Schemes
Chiswick Area Committee Charged with Prioritising Review Programme

Councillors 'run rough shod' over Conversation Area
Rishad Talyarkhan claims Council has ignored their own planning rules

Chiswick High Road Floods Again
Traffic chaos as yet another water main bursts near Acton Lane

BMX Boys Sought For Spate of Handbag Snatches
Police appeal for information following a number of thefts



ASBOs for A-Boards
Council informs traders of new zero tolerance policy

Record Year for Chiswick Property
2006 proves to be a good vintage for local homeowners

Number 10 Petitioned on Turnham Green
Campaign for Piccadilly Line stop taken to the PM

England's Six Nations Team Opt For Irish Hospitality
Chiswick Moran Hotel provides home base for rugby heroes

Diccon Adams (1945-2007)
Diccon's daughter Katie remembers her highly regarded father



Thames Tunnel Go Ahead Signals Major Disruption for Chiswick
Massive engineering project sites access shaft in Homefield Rec.

Nearest and Dearest: Chiswick's Top Twenty Streets
Chiswick Mall the most expensive road in the W4 area

Rebecca Behrendt on Street Clutter, Committee's and Community
It's all in a day's work for the new Chiswick Area Co-ordinator

Eight years for millionairess who plotted to kill former lover
Judge calls Carol Ann Hunter 'callous and manipulative' as he passes sentence

Charlotte Is Back On Her Feet!
Chiswick teenager takes her first steps on prosthetic limbs



No Basements for Bedford Park?
Planning Inspectorate reject plans for basements in conservation area

Chiswick Woman Charged With Six Counts of Child Cruelty
Claiming 'emotional problems' to blame for force feeding children raw chillies

Chiswick Removal Firm Drops Almighty Clanger
Suggesting piano shifting is not company's forte

New Head Gardener for Chiswick House Grounds
Fiona Crumley to lead revitalisation of estate's open spaces

Sainsbury's accused of hypocrisy over their not so ethical green bag
On day the supermarket becomes first to stop free disposable carrier bags



Foxtons Sues Blue Peter Presenter Over Non Payment of Bill
Konnie Huq's refusal to pay for work on Chiswick flat lands her in court

No Food Will Cost More At Sainsbury's
Supermarket within planning agreement to introduce new parking charges

Barclay's Manager Foils Multi-Million Pound Fraudsters
After Rageh Omaar Impersonation Failed to Convince

Rena Salmon Has Second Appeal Against Murder Conviction Rejected
And told she must serve 14 years for Chiswick beauty salon shooting

Magnificent Mochas, Luscious Lattes and Amazing Americanas
Coffee Lovers Reveal Who They Think Makes the Best Cup in Chiswick

'Years of hell' End As Chiswick Woman Found Guilty of Cruelty
Children forced to eat raw chillies and subjected to beatings



Fatal Shooting on Fletcher Road
Murder investigation launched as man in twenties is killed

From Tommy Cooper to William Butler Yeats
Local Historian Gillian Clegg On Some of Chiswick's Most Noted Residents

Chiswick Not Big Enough For Black & Blue
Turnham Green Terrace site left empty for over a year

Chris de Burgh - Alive and Well and Singing in Chiswick
Beatle-browed crooner entertains locals in Devonshire Road's Pickwicks

Chiswick Conductor Found Guilty of Indecent Assault
Offered boys he taught alcohol prior to abusing them

Football Coach Charged With Katie Beagley's Murder
She Had Been In Chiswick the Night She Disappeared



Big Pay Rise for Hounslow's Senior Councillors
Part-time Council leader sees allowance doubled as redundancies loom

Flooding Brings Chaos to Chiswick
Massive amount of rainfall turns High Road into river

Rain Fails To Dampen Spirits at House Festival
Crowds brave the elements for "the most middle class benefit gig in history"

Catch Me If You Can Teen Given Prison Sentence
Chiswick con artist funded champagne lifestyle with advertising scams

Local MPs Prove Popular Choice For Gordon Brown
New posts for Ann Keen, Hilary Benn and Baroness Scotland

Design For New Chiswick House Cafe Unveiled
Architects and Trust Give ChiswickW4.com Exclusive Preview of Plans


Residents Complain Over 'Kafkaesque' Parking Tickets
Camera at junction of Terrace and High Road catches motorists unawares

Hounslow Council Branded Profligate
Reports that new logo will cost a million are denied

As Chiswick Moran Celebrates its First Anniversary
Emma Brophy Talks Shop With The Hotel's Tommy Moran and Robert Russell

Man Charged With Stealing Broadband Connection
Al fresco cyber surfer caught in the act in Prebend Gardens

Battles, Explosions, Skulls and an Attempted Assassination
Gillian Clegg gives us a glimpse of Chiswick's colourful history

Chiswick Training Over For Kate Middleton
Palace blamed for Prince's on/off girlfriend pulling out of cross channel challenge



Parents Take Issue Over Council Admissions Policy
Official complaint lodged over application of Belmont School criteria

Chief Superindendent on the Challenges of Policing Chiswick
Borough Commander David Bilson talks to ChiswickW4.com

Chiswick Too Posh To Be Concerned With Ant & Dec's Gang
W4's Favourite TV Twosome live undisturbed by upmarket locals

PM Passes the Buck on Turnham Green Tube
Reply to petition on tube disappoints campaigners

Sisters Spend Thousands To Keep Dead Mother 'Alive'
Bereaved siblings visit funeral parlour every week for a decade

Chiswick Funeral For British Boxing Champion
James Oyebola shot after asking three men to stop smoking



Is He Worth The Hype?
We find out as Gordon Ramsay opens The Devonshire

The Ten Million Pound Chiswick Home
Strand on the Green house sale would be highest ever

Primary School Place Crisis Looms
Projected numbers for admissions sees situation worsening

Tributes Flood in for Robert Kinghorn
Long serving Conservative Councillor for Chiswick Riverside dies

Chiswick Surgeon Accused of Being Svengali
Woman says he duped her out of nearly £750,000

Preservation, Regeneration or Devastation?
Head Gardener Fiona Crumley on plans to cull Chiswick House trees



CCTV Captures Over 14,000 Parking Offenders
Netting Hounslow council over £500,000 of revenue in just four months

Missed Chiswick Development On Property Ladder?
How two residents took a two bed property and turned it into a £1m+ home

Hundreds Turn Out To Pay Their Respects
At funeral of long serving Chiswick Riverside Councillor Robert Kinghorn

Stunning Figures Released For Chiswick Property
Average home in Chiswick smashes yet another price barrier

Chiswick Paedophile Jailed For Two Years
Ian Hunter found guilty of sexual assault and possessing indecent images of children