What happened in Chiswick during March 2006

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Chiswick's best value streets
It might not be as expensive as you think to live in London's best area

Members of the Public help Armed Police in Chiswick Manhunt
Silver Crescent man arrested for two Post Office Robberies

Cracknell's gold stolen from his home
Olympic hero's medals and transatlantic memoirs missing from

Burglar gets life for murder of Chiswick teacher
Jury delivers one of fastest verdicts in modern times at the Old Bailey

Range Rover beaten by the tide
Chiswick Lifeboat comes to the aid of adventurous couple

Commons to scrutinise estate agents' tactics
Parliament to debate issue after exposure of malpractice at local firm

Ant & Dec's £1 million con
Chiswick chaps create new game show in local pub

Oyster to be introduced on local overground trains
MP's lobbying for pre-pay cards proves successful

Could you live without supermarkets?
One Chiswick family took up the challenge

Local Train 5th Most Crowded in the Country
1000 passengers crammed on Hounslow Loop in rush hour

Chiswick teenagers in cyberspace at National Theatre
Irish playwright weaves a web of manipulation and rebellion

BBC blows the whistle on Foxtons
Forgery, lies and deceit employed by estate agent

Chiswick youth found guilty of murder
Indrit Krasniqi last of gang to be convicted

No more boards for conservation areas?
Planning committee moves council one step closer to board control

Stab threat used in Burlington Lane robbery
Teenager robbed whilst walking home near Hogarth Roundabout

Local Tories Launch Election Manifesto
Pledge a reduction in waste and needless bureaucracy

Lib Dems go green with mini-manifesto
Environmentally friendly pledges for local elections

District Line & Silverlink closures signal Easter disruption
No rail or tube service from Richmond over holiday period

Bored and frustrated with house hunting?
A local company promises to do it for you

The renaissance of Devonshire Road
Local shopping enclave gets a speedy make-over

Talking 'bout a Revolution
Great craic had by all at vodka bar's opening party

Jury deadlocked on Chiswick youth's guilt
Undecided on charge of murder against Indrit Krasniqi

Pop art idol launches Atrium art
Sir Peter Blake opens exhibition of local art

Ealing bus lane bonanza
Figures show council comes second in table of fine enforcers

Local man to serve four years for B&Q incident
Anthony Nunes found guilty of GBH on security guard

Damning report issued on North London Line
"Shabby, unreliable, unsafe, overcrowded" say passengers

Lib Dems announce election candidates
Councillors Malcolm and Rose to stand for Southfield Ward

Is the expansion of Heathrow illegal?
West London Friends of the Earth believe it is

Breakout at Tiffany's
Local Police crack counterfeit jewellery ring

Calling all new mums and mums to be
New concept in pre & post natal exercise @ Chiswick Town Hall

Chiswick's Catholic community aims for £20,000 goal
Our Lady of Grace Lenten appeal raises funds for Burmese refugees

Burglar claims Robert Symon's death was 'bad luck'
Accused says householder came at him with a knife

Beatrix Potter movie being filmed locally
Film with Ewan McGregor & Renee Zellweeger has familiar locations

Latest month could set record for W4 property
Activity at top end provides a boost for local estate agents

Kew Bridge development appeal rejected
Back to drawing board as scheme slammed as badly designed

A4 underpass incidents put pedestrian on guard
School children hear foul mouthed tirade from cyclist

The Apprentice star motivates Chiswick workforce
Saira Khan will be explaining how we can temper our tempers

Former Countdown star keeps it in the family
Richard Whitely bequeaths Chiswick home to teenage son

Man charged with Chiswick break-ins
Residents urged to make life hard for would be burglars

Car parking charges up again in Chiswick
Increases makes it £1.40 per hour to park near the High Road

Traffic chaos as accident closes high road
Chiswick comes to a standstill during school run and rush hour

Peers successfully oppose increase in Heathrow night flights
Local Lib Dem pledges to lie in front of bulldozers to halt airport expansion

Council Tax in Hounslow Borough up by 4.4%
Band D property will be charged £1379.26 per annum

Tax rise to pay for 'cleaner, greener safer' Ealing
Opposition refuse to back budget claiming Labour 'mismanagement'

Maintenance work on M4 elevation
Road closures expected until December 2007

Colin Firth admits he lies to his children
Chiswick heart throb keen to portray a more manly image

Thames Water to replace ageing pipe network
10-month project will bring inevitable disruption to Chiswick

Chiswick all set for a revolution
Vodka bar extends a local invitation to opening night

Attempted robbery on Chiswick Common
Three youths sought in connection with unsuccessful mugging

Constable's swift response nets mobile phone thieves
Youths apprehended after Ravenscourt Park thefts

Spate of nocturnal break-ins prompts warning
Chiswick Police urge residents to be more security conscious

Energy ministers calls 4x4 drivers 'crassly irresponsible'
But would £200 road tax deter Chiswick's 'polluting' motorists?

Dukes Meadows Estate smartens up its act
Local youths toil to improve their living environment

Kitchen Garden project celebrates its first birthday
Sun shines as crowds flock to open day

New drop in centre gives carers a break
Bridge Street facility to provide activities for over 65's

Unlucky for Chiswick
Rugby result - U.C.S. Old Boys 22 Chiswick 15

Old Mead's gritty effort topples league leaders
Football result - Honourable Artillery Company 1 Old Meadonians 2

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Local teenage pregnancy rates falling
Council's initiative gets the green light from DfES

Kids Cookery School receives Help a London Child grant
Unique local charity recognised for their work in the community

Local kids help fight against racist bullying
Government publishes guidelines based on children's experience

Local author's marathon run for charity
Jeff Archer aims to raise funds for Lasers for Life

Chiswick Horticultural and Allotments Society
Newly formed group becomes registered charity

Chiswick ease into bowl final
Rugby result - Chiswick 20 Honourable Artillery Company 0

Old Meads make it to the final
Football result - Old Meadonians 3 Winchmore Hill 2

Tories launch party website
Local conservatives recognize importance of on-line communication

Sports presenter launches major new foster care recruitment drive
John Inverdale takes time out from Six Nations to initiate campaign

West London set for Olympic success
Local area has major part to play in 2012 Olympics

Queen Charlotte's project lauded
Hospital's redevelopment selected for special recognition

Old Mead's suffer semi final set-back
Football result - Old Owens 1 Old Meadonians 1

Chiswick trounce visitors with comfortable win
Rugby result - Chiswick 38 Old Abbotstonians 0

European Conference on Chiswick House & Gardens
Dignitaries to discuss historical park conservation

Bollo area CPZ consultation
Resident's views sought on proposed parking restrictions

Giving a little time makes a big difference
Short term carers needed for local disabled children

Gabby Logan gets trio on their bikes for charity
Men cycle length of London Underground to train for Microloan challenge

Ealing Police are looking for volunteers
Enthusiastic residents required to aid local force

Chiswick's V2 Memorial enhanced
Information panel installed by local history society

Council leader joins stars of the silver screen
Emma Thompson among guests at London Filming Partnership party

No school offers for hundreds of local children
Uncertain times for pupils seeking secondary education

Children take a culinary trip around the world
Schools serve lunches with an international flavour

New President for Hounslow Chamber
Steve Matthews takes over at helm of local business group

Academicals benefit from Old Mead's bad form
Football result - Old Meadonians 1 U.C.L. Academicals 1

Chiswick lose to local rivals in Bowl final
Rugby result - Chiswick 17 Old Actonians 32

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