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A Happy Ending For Chiswick's Runaway Cygnet
Living with peers at Swan Sanctuary until old enough to have family of its own

Chiswick High Road Amongst Top 10 PCN Hotspots
18,668 penalties issued in 12 months ranks road third highest in capital

Use Of CCTV To Issue Fines 'Orwellian'
Motoring organisations slam 'seriously flawed' council practice


Town Hall Tragedy Baby Named
Family Mourn 'Devastating' Loss of Tommy Hollis

MPs' Expenses Report Lets 'Keens Off Lightly'
Amount Ann and Alan Keen told to pay back much less than many expected

Kew Bridge Development Gets Go Ahead
Sustainable Development Committee agrees to St George's plans


Chiswick Daughter's Tribute To Her Dying Mother
Sarah Philips' cover of Paolo Nutini's Autumn becomes a YouTube hit

Sustainable Committee Turns Down Plans For Chiswick Octopus
Planning permission refused for the Ken Shuttleworth designed building

Gap Yah Student Becomes Comedy Cult
Sketch filmed in front garden of Chiswick home is huge YouTube hit


Time Run Out For Hounslow's Tow Trucks?
Council considers proposals to scrap vehicle removals

Baroness' Former Housekeeper Found Guilty of Fraud
Jury decides Loloahi Tapui lied to Attorney General about legal status

Boris 'Targets Young to Look Tough on Crime'
Sharp increase in Oyster card confiscation for trivial offences


Mary Macleod Takes Brentford and Isleworth
Conservative beats Ann Keen in closer contest than had been expected

All Change at Local Town Halls
But still lots of familiar faces amongst Chiswick councillors

CCTV Installed In A4 Underpasses
Harvard Hill and Chiswick roundabout subways first to go live


Video : Chiswick House and Gardens Opening
Trust Director Sarah Finch-Crisp gives residents a preview before national launch

Chiswick Company Behind World Cup Gaff
ITV blame Technicolour after 1.5m HD viewers miss Gerrard’s goal

Chiswick Kitchen Nightmares
Weekend fires leave two restaurants closed


Ramsay Closes The Devonshire
Celebrity chef blames state of the pub industry for its demise

Chiswick Community School Loses Funding
Education Secretary pulls plug on Building Schools for the Future programme

Councillors Start Piccadilly Line Talks With TfL
Meeting 'very fruitful' with residents and transport advisors present


Two Arrested For Firearm and Drug Offences
Men formally charged after early morning raid on Chiswick House Gardens

Clare Balding Complains To Press Commission
After Sunday Times writer AA Gill refers to her as 'dyke on a bike'

Burst Main Leaves Chiswick Without Water
Residents evacuated and bottled water distributed after pipe collapses


Chiswick To Be Outstanding School says New Head
Tony Ryan praises students and staff for the record examination results

Sewage Tunnel to be Built Under Chiswick
Details revealed in plans for massive Thames Tunnel Project

Tilting Topiary Triggers A Storm In A Tea Cup
Residents unite to save Chiswick's 'fun and frivolous' foliage


Compulsory Purchase Order Posted On Derelict Property
After more than 100 residents signed petition urging Council to take action

Travelling West Of Chiswick Will Prove Costly By Tube
Scrapping of zone 2-6 travelcard will mean a 74% increase in fares

Bondage, Beer Goggles and Ghostly Garb
Lady Gaga doesn't disappoint as she enjoys a few pints in local pubs


Celebrity Make-up Artist Cleared
Teresa Fairminer found not guilty of driving car at Chiswick TV boss

New Homes For Former High Road Restaurant
Developers unveil plans for disused Est Est Est building

Chiswick Students Join Mass Walkout
Community School pupils take part in national day of protests against education cuts


Chiswick Pays Tribute To The 'Wonderful' Mr Lad
Fond farewells all round for the Bedford Corner newsagents

Lorry Driver Arrested After A4 Crash
Haulage company "very sorry" after their vehicles are involved in two recent road deaths

St Margaret's Development Gets The Go Ahead
Strong local opposition not enough to change Council's mind

Community Spirit Reunites Pets With Their Owners In Time For Christmas and forums get Pug and Bella safely back home


December 28, 2010