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Top Chiswick News Stories From 2009


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Cannabis Factory Found On Fauconberg Road
Police arrest local man and seize plants and propagation equipment

Heathrow Third Runway Approved
Campaigners pledge to fight on despite decision


Ziggy Bids A Sad Farewell To Streets of Chiswick
'Racially motivated attacks' left popular street sweeper fearful for his life

His Questioning May Have Caused Controversy For The Chelsea Captain
But 5 year old sports journalist Oscar is taking it all in his little stride

Chiswick Winter Wonderland
Heavy snowfall transforms the scenery of W4


Love, Loss and Infidelity
Richard Sales on the goings on amongst the swans at Chiswick House

Gunnersbury Boys School Headteacher Loses His Battle With Cancer
Colleagues, parents and pupils mourn the loss of John Heffernan MA

A4 Underpasses To Get CCTV
Cameras aimed at helping residents to feel more secure


Flying Squad Investigating Chiswick Bank Robbery
Cash box snatched from security guard inside Nat West on High Road

Chiswick Primaries Top Borough League Tables
Key Stage 2 results show local schools all performing well

The Devonshire Serves Up Ramsay's Food Hell
Sun reporters find that 'Coq au Van' is on the menu at celebrity chef's gastro-pub


Chiswick Dance Impressario Is Brains Behind Britain's Got Talent Winners
James Narh's Diversity beat rivals Flawless and Ealing's 'Stavros Flatley' to win top prize

Now Where Did I Leave The Car?
Novel use of car parking spaces at Sainsbury's

Ramsay Sued For Peanuts
Another week, another pr fiasco for the beleaguered celebrity chef


Triumph Of Taste Over Bureaucracy?
Council leader orders removal of 'Welcome to Bedford Park' signage

Residents' Recycling Woes Continue
Service branded 'shambles' as bins go uncollected for more than a month

Squatters Occupy Keens' Brentford House
Protesting against government allowing empty homes whilst MPs 'claim taxes for themselves'


Council Nets £11m From Penalty Charge Notices
Surveillance proves big money spinner for Hounslow's parking services

Chiswick's First Case Of Swine Flu Confirmed
Health Protection Agency advises against closing Chiswick Community School

Convicted Chiswick Paedophile Arrested At School
'Horrific child porn images' found on Ian Hunter months after he was released from prison


ASBO For Prolific Thief Who Plagued Chiswick For Years
Known to locals as one of "boys on bikes" John Joe Smith has over 25 previous convictions

Labour Keep Faith with Ann Keen
Sitting MP selected to contest next general election

Chiswick Priest Killed in Car Crash
'Father Ed' dies in North Yorkshire road accident


Chiswick Welcomes Host of Literary Stars
Antonia Fraser and Anthony Horowitz launch inaugral book festival

Home of Attorney General's Employee Raided
Lady Scotland denies any knowledge that housekeeper had overstayed visa

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?
No it's a vigilante plumber on a bike!


The Word On The Street
We take a look at Chiswick's recent comings and goings

Definitely A Bistro and Maybe A Black & Blue
Two new restaurants arrive at once to Turnham Green Terrace

Adult TV Channel Moves Into Barley Mow Centre
Tenants 'unhappy with clients being exposed to such a business'


Turnham Green Traffic & Transport Scheme Underway
Details of works, temporary traffic restrictions and bus route diversions

Chiswick Community To Become A Foundation School
Heralding a new era for education in Chiswick

Baroness' Former Housekeeper Charged With Fraud
Loloahi Tapui could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty in court


Primary School League Tables Published
Outstanding results for William Hogarth Primary

'Gateway Landmark' Planned For Chiswick Roundabout
Images of proposed building designed by acclaimed 'Gherkin' architect Ken Shuttleworth

Chiswick Man Arrested On Suspicion of Burglary and Handling Stolen Goods
Police now want to trace owners of property found in Bath Road house


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