What happened in Chiswick during June 2003

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Ken answers your questions on things Chiswick
Congestion charging, Turnham Green tube, Council Tax rises, graffiti and more issues covered by London's Mayor

Massive Boost for Chiswick House
House and Grounds to benefit from charitable trust status which will open the door to significant new funding

The Demise of local Chiswick
Emma Brophy on the steady decline of smaller locally owned businesses in Chiswick

Don't mention the A4!
Residents urged to stay quiet over traffic noise for fear of affecting house prices

John Prescott is tennis champion!
Chiswick Back Common Tennis Courts Profit From Wimbledon Tennis Fever

Ken can organise drink up in brewery
The Mayor pays a visit to Fuller's and samples a pint of Pride

Scrooge City No More
Plan for Christmas illuminations a step closer

Controversial Kew Bridge bus lane to be suspended
TfL and Council to conduct further traffic monitoring studies in this area

Police considering action over Foxtons "board wars"
Troubled estate agent faces the prospect of multi-million pound legal action by rivals

Kenís Congestion Charge Controversy
Local councilors condemn the Mayorís handling of potential congestion charge expansion

Pantomime Cow has a serious message
Campaigners For Fair Trade March in Chiswick

From W4 to SW19
The crowds may have gone at the Poly Stadium but itís business as usual at Chiswick Poly Tennis

Misery for local train users
South West Trains least punctual and North London line, which serves South Acton and Gunnersbury, the most crowded

Chiswick Parish Raises £36,000 for Philippine project
Ambassador on hand to accept funds to build houses, medical and school facilities for the slums of Manila

'Annie' a triumph for local youngsters
Loud applause greets hugely enjoyable production

New Company seeks visibility
Sacked council workers launch new design agency Invisible Ink in Chiswick

Perilous Pizza Delivery
Duke Road delivery ended in armed police raid

Kew Gardens come out against development
Complaint made that St. George's plans would compromise bid for World Heritage Status as opposition to the scheme grows

Cheering on Tiger Tim at SW19?
Serve up more than strawberries and cream at Chiswick Poly Tennis in W4

Bishop opens new wing of Nursing Home
St Maryís Convent and Nursing Home Appeal still 25% short of its target

Chainsaws At Dawn
Gunnersbury residents subjected to noisy nocturnal maintenance work on tube line

Artists At Home with the crowds
Open studios event an unprecedented success

Times accuses Foxtons of engaging in "board wars"
Estate agent allegedly engaged a contractor to systematically tear down rivals' signs

Local actor gets CBE
Richard Briers prepares for another trip to the Palace

Staveley Road potholes filled in
Chiswick's most notorious stretch of road gets resurfaced

Record Crowds at Bedford Park's Green Days Fete
"Two Day party on the Green" gets festival off to a flying start

MP Leads March Against Third Runway
Ann Keen calls for a united stand against Heathrow expansion

Nine out of Chiswick residents say no third runway
Last chance to sign petition against Heathrow expansion

Chiswick as it was
Historic Print of William's Terrace in 1837 forms part of exhibition on Chiswick

Local bobbies head to Romania
A team from Acton Police station have flown out on a mercy mission for an orphanage

Victor can't believe Sven double
Richard Wilson and "Sven" join 2,000 other people at the London Pride Walk to help hammer cancer

Sea Cadets race ahead
A creditable performance from Chiswick's navy at a recent athletics meet

Will to Win reach Cup Final
Another victory for local tennis club

Plan for new riverside school meets opposition
Proposed Pier House School causes discontent amongst some Strand on the Green residents

Back to School for Sir Peter Blake
Artist becomes as class act in every sense after Year 4 is named after him

Decision on tram postponed
Mayor delays tram announcement to next year in face of mounting opposition

Figures for crime in Chiswick Town Centre
Most types of offences on the increase including crimes involving violence

Safe route to Belmont School gets go ahead
Schoolchildren will benefit following approval to spend £70,000 on improved safety around the school

Bedford Park Society wins award
Work in recording the architectural richness of the area lauded as an example to other conservation groups

Turnham Green Terrace Redevelopment
Gable House Development opposed By Planning Committee

"Coffee House" Agency gets all clear
Foxtons given permission to expand into the premises next door

Dukes Meadows salvo for CiP
Fractious Friends Denounce CiPís Handling Of Salvo Event

Prime Minister praises "invaluable" volunteers
A programme of events has been organised to celebrate National Volunteer Week

Opposition unite on John Aird House
The main opposition parties have called for a special meeting to discuss the planned closure of the care facility

Give Me Shelter
An award-winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show built by a Chiswick company has gone to a good home

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