What happened in Chiswick during February 2003

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Dawn of a new era for Chiswick House?
Chief Executive of English Heritage Simon Thurley (pictured left) says millions are available to save the House and its grounds from terminal decline including a six figure sum from an anonymous donor

Professor Robin Marris on local and national crime
Is crime rising or falling? Professor Marris, an advisor to the Home Office, gives both the Chiswick and national perspective on this question.

Sainsbury's car park to stay free
Signs put up giving details of the new scheme

Agents Behaving Badly
Judge rules that Foxtons offered sub-standard service in judgment which could open floodgates for claims against estate agents

Crossrail tunnel would emerge from Chiswick Back Common
More details of planned rail project have been revealed

Action sought on A4 noise in Grove Park
Residents want barrier to block out the sound of traffic

Tram plans raise Chiswick traffic fears
Details of where the Uxbridge Road will close around Acton suggests many vehicles will be diverted south

Local Company takes on Telecom Giant
Chiswick-based telecoms company goes into battle with Orange over phone charges

Chiswick youngsters go for gold
Duke Of Edinburgh's Award Centre Seeks Sponsorship For Gold Exploration Award

End of an era for Sea Cadets
Commanding Officer Lynn MacIver leaves her unit in good shape but needing more adult support

Business Park nets award
Civic Trust recognises the "exceptional standard" of the office development

Spilling the Beans on Chiswick’s Caffeine Kings
Controversy rages as Starbucks go for outlet number four on the High Road

Headline numbers mask price downturn for Chiswick property
Prices up by 22.2% over a year according to new data but numbers distorted by September 11th aftermath

Do your bit for Chiswick House
The police are looking for more public participation in a scheme to make the house and grounds a safer place

An "Excellent Development"
A local internet-based charity that supports tree planting to promote both conservation and development to benefit disadvantaged communities.

Chiswick teachers miss out again in pay round
No inner London enhancement despite W4 being the fourth most expensive place to live in the capital

Hogarth gets the brush off (again)*
Another attack on the landmark statue but this time the culprit may have been caught on CCTV

Farewell to the Portacabin
Chiswick Police's front desk moves back into the station this Monday

It's Child's Play
New activity group for the under 5s opening

Multi-Media Company Moves to Chiswick Business Park
Teletext, the on-screen information group, are relocating their 400 strong workforce to Chiswick Business Park this weekend

"Water Music" on a rainy afternoon
Theme of Blenheim Concert's most recent presentation proves very apt

Council Tax rises could reach 25%
Both Hounslow and Ealing say low settlement from central government means that residents will face massive increases this March unless they want to see further cuts. Hounslow have an on-line consultation for residents on the matter

Boost for adult education in Chiswick
The William Hogarth Adult Education Centre Unveils £30,000 Refurbishment

New evidence could clear Townshend
The Chiswick born rock star claims that internet watchdog now acknowledges e-mail about his child porn research

Ravenscourt Park rapist pleads guilty
Fleeing the country didn't save Michael Carr from capture

Advent Calendar appeal raises over £5,000
Plus St. Michael and All Angels parish pledges £25,000 to the St. Mary's Convent appeal and dates for the Bedford Park Festival

Fuller's Chef makes final of Chef of the Year
Darren Massey, who trains the chefs at Fuller's pubs is one of six finalists

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