What happened in Chiswick during March 2003

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Council admit Chiswick parking charges unjustified
Councillor on Hounslow Borough's executive concedes basis for higher permit charges is unsound

Asylum seeker hostel plan for Grove Park
An application has been made to turn the RAF Association building into a hostel

Three dead in Chiswick car crash
Three men, including John McMullen who lived locally and had recently become a father, have been killed in an accident near the Chiswick Roundabout

Meeting puts school "back to square one"
Angry scenes at Southfield School as governors protest they were misled

Foxtons accused of "immoral" behaviour over flat sale
Client "gazundered" by senior employee of controversial estate agent

Chiswick man found guilty of indecent assault
Police praise victims’ courage

Crack down on Chiswick traders
New pilot scheme aims to tackle illegal dumping of rubbish by local businesses

Anti-noise campaign gathers support
High level backing for Grove Park residents campaigning for a measures to reduce traffic noise from the A4

Butterfly House could move to Chiswick
Chiswick House Friends suggest new option for Walled Garden area of grounds

Mayor confirms plans to bring congestion charge to Chiswick's doorstep
If re-elected Ken Livingstone would like to see the zone extended to Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush

Ambassador attends Lenten project launch
Our Lady's and St. Edward's Church aims to raise £36,000 for families in Manila

New non-emergency contact number for Chiswick Police

Chiswick team capture first trophy of the season
Old Meadonians were victors in a thrilling encounter with Winchmore Hill

Excluded children to return to Southfield School
Governing body votes to reinstate them leading to governors resigning in protest

Iraq War puts paid to Chiswick Crusade
Comedy Musical about the first crusade cancelled due to recent world events

Late Bloomer sought for awards ceremony
A local celebrity or someone who has an inspirational story to tell about the role learning in adulthood has played in their life is being sought to present a major award

State of the art diagnostic centre opens in West London
Technology offers the chance of catching serious illnesses early

Permit Charge cut proposed for Chiswick
Hounslow Council parking report recommends reduction in the premium Chiswick pays for permits as well as a host of other major changes

Women charged over playground assault
Meanwhile Ministers' statements appear to back Head's actions

Somali victim of playground attack lives in fear
"I don't want my children to be scared any more. I don't want any more trouble" Police are seeking more witnesses to the incident

Crash victim's relatives demand action over horror junction
The same stretch of road has now claimed 7 lives over the past few months

Clamping to come to Chiswick?
Details of increased fines and plans to introduce clamping plus a failed attempt by local councils to single out Chiswick for even higher penalty charges

New CPZ for the Acton Green area to be in place this Summer
Designated by the Ealing Council as the South Acton CPZ the scheme is designed to control overspill parking from Chiswick Business Park

Fishy goings on at the Bell and Crown
'Afishionados' initiative to get people catching and cooking British fish

Renewed optimism as latest plans for Brentford FC stadium are unveiled
Supporters group working with developers to ensure that the club stays close to home with a scheme that will bring professional football within yards of Chiswick High Road

Police chief moving on
Inspector Mike Nicholls to take new role at Heathrow after successful stint in W4

Praise at last for South West Trains
Train company still the least reliable in London but head of Strategic Rail Authority praises them for improvement

Old Meadonians in double challenge
As Arsenal's Champions' League challenge falters a local side looks more likely to have a full trophy cabinet this year

Crisis for local school after playground attack
Violent assault and allegations of intimidation has parents and children living in fear

Ealing LEA backs excluded families in legal action
Colin Lowther, the head teacher of Southfield Primary school, could face legal action from the families of the pupils he excluded

Angus Fails to Score in Chiswick
Disgraced TV star's rehabilitation got off to a blank start at the University of Westminster sports ground as he prepares for his comeback on Red Nose Night

Stunning tax increase for part of Chiswick
Ealing borough opts for a massive rise with Hounslow's double digit increase mild by comparison

Chiswick Police chief outlines strategy
Inspector Mike Nicholls on reduction of crime in the town centre

Car crime initiative launch
Chiswick police want your help to cut vehicle theft

West Chiswick parking zone given go-ahead
Scheme expected to be in place by this Summer

Matthew Kelly cleared
Police say that there is no evidence to proceed against TV presenter but caution him over use of Class A drugs found at his Chiswick home

Garden centre for Chiswick House?
Your views wanted on plans for a nursery and heritage garden centre in the house grounds

Westside Story
How the Duke Meadows Community Association, Ann Keen and Intelsat have got together to help a new youth club for children from local housing estates

February property numbers show 0.6% fall in Chiswick
Some agents believe the price fall has been more rapid but that the market is returning to "more sensible and affordable levels"

Third runway at Heathrow is still an option
Revised consultation on airport expansion to include both Gatwick and Heathrow

Chiswick Charity lends a hand
Started by two Chiswick businessmen, the Micro Loan Foundation helps people to help themselves

Cash boost for Wm. Hogarth School
New funds allow extension of care scheme

Chiswick Electrics have moved to 315 Chiswick High Road
Chiswick's largest range of electrical goods. A small family run firm that prides itself on offering superb customer service.

Local charity seeks volunteers
Emotional Leap helps people deal with failed fertility treatment

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