What happened in Chiswick during December 2007

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Hit and Run in Stamford Brook
Man dies after being run over on Goldhawk Road

Huge Cache of Lethal Weapons Found in Chiswick Home
Netheravon Road resident charge with possession of firearms and ammunition

New Year, New Gastro for Grove Park
We check out the changes at the Old Stationhouse

New Luxury Adult Health Club For Chiswick
We get a behind the scenes preview as Roko prepares to open

Comings and Goings of 2007
We take a look at the changing face of Chiswick businesses

That Was The Year That Was....
Top ChiswickW4.com news stories of 2007

1950's Retro on Acton Lane
Grace Stokes discovers tea parties from by-gone times

How To Set and Achieve Your New Year Resolutions
Life Coach Jo August can help to define and clarify your goals

See In The New Year In Chiswick!
Definitive guide to bringing in 2008 right here on your doorstep

Teenager Assaulted As Thief Snatches Xmas Shopping
PSP and three games stolen in Priory Road robbery

Woman Hurt In Attempted Robbery On Devonshire Road
Suspect on bike dragged female victim along pavement

Ever Wondered How Fuller's Make Such Great Beer?
Then now is your chance with a free brewery tour during January

Residents Rubbish Council's Christmas Collections
'Absurd' scheme will mean some bins left unemptied for two weeks

The Gastrofication of Chiswick's Pubs Continues
With the transformation of the Grove Park Hotel into the Old Stationhouse

Arts Council Threat To Watermans' Future
Funding withdrawal would 'rip the heart out' of Brentford's regeneration plan

See In The New Year In Chiswick!
Definitive guide to bringing in 2008 right here on your doorstep

Proposals For Chiswick House Get Planning Green Light
Including new cafe, children's play area and tree works

Tube Suspended and High Road Closed Due to Fire
Blaze in timber yard leads to evacuation of nearby homes

HIPs December Deadline Exaggerates Price Fall
'Unseasonal surge of smaller properties distorting figures'

Flick Knife Used In Chiswick Back Common Robbery
Teenager threatened with 6 inch blade after refusing to handover Ipod

Spate of Muggings By Boys On Bikes
Prompts police caution regarding this 'ongoing problem'

Text Red To Protect Passengers On Borough's Buses
New Safer Travel Initiative Sees Local Transport Team Shortlisted For Award

Businesses Hit By Hike in Rates
Government revaluations branded a 'stealth' tax by opponents

Poor Service Tops Catalogue of Complaints
According to Square Meal's 2007 survey of restaurant customers

Tories Hold Chiswick Riverside
Thomas Samuel Hearn elected Councillor with a big majority

Donuts, Bart and a Canary Yellow Facade
It can only mean The Simpsons have arrived on the High Road

Council Leader Defends Parking Policies
Believing administration 'will be dammed if we do and dammed if we don't'

Headteachers Express Fears Over Budget Cuts
And urge councillors to oppose plans for Children's Services and Lifelong Learning

Christopher Ker Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison
For attempted rapes and sexual assaults on women in Grove Park

Clever Wally's Celebrates Launch of Their Winter Menu
With free range Turkey Caesar pizza, raw cookies and four new chichi wines

Fishy Business On Burlington Lane
With the planned opening of boutique fish restaurant Reef

Sixth Form Student Dies From Meningitis
Local teenager was a pupil at Putney High School

True Cost of Council's Communications Revealed
3612% increase in LBH spend brings bill to more than £1.2 million

Have Yourself A Turnham Green Christmas!
Delicious food with an ethical and nutritional twist

Chiswick Teenager Loses Appeal Against 23 Year Sentence
For his part in the kidnap, torture and murder of Mary-Ann Leneghan

Woman Mugged On Chiswick High Road
Gang on bikes snatch handbag outside Blockbuster Video

Ten New Homes For Site Of Former Boys' Club
Goldcrest's Prince of Wales Terrace development gets the go-ahead

Wife of 9/11 Man Denied Compensation
Chiswick woman loses claim against wrongful arrest and false imprisonment

Tea-Total Partying Not Your Thing?
We get some tips for a healthy and hang-over free(ish) Christmas

Two Views of Heathrow Expansion
Alternative exhibitions presented as DfT takes roadshow around west London

Met Police Join National Taser Pilot
Stun guns to be used by Territorial Support Group

CCTV Controversy Refuses To Abate
Question mark over legality of PCNs issued using Turnham Green Terrace camera

Clean Sweep for Parking Wardens
As motorists are targeted following seasonal street cleaning

Latest Key Stage Two Results for Local Primaries
A strong performance from Chiswick's school children

Christopher Ker Sentenced
After being found guilty of four Grove Park sex attacks

Cafe By Day - Taverna By Night
Iliada brings a touch of Greek to Gunnersbury

Brentford FC Get Lionel Road Site
20,000 seat community stadium moves a step closer

A Burger Too Far?
GBK and Tootsies feel the pinch as diners tighten their belts

Chiswick's 'Bog-Standard' Baroness
A lesson in modesty from UK's first female Attorney General Patricia Scotland

Councillor Samantha Davies Goes it Alone
Turnham Green former Tory becomes 'Chiswick Independent'

Chiswick Riverside By-Election
Residents go to the polls this Thursday 13th December

Local Shops Voice Concerns over Commission's Findings
Contesting the conclusion that supermarkets do not affect the independent trader

Recycled Curryhouse Cooking Fat To Help Our Pipework
As waste fat clogs our drains in the run up to Christmas

Plastic's Fantastic in Ealing But Less So in Hounslow
Residents voice concerns over their local recycling services

Latest Chiswick Property Sales
Has the price slowdown begun already?

Going Eco On The High Road
New Italian to take over Southey's site

New Look Bar At Shackology
Offering everything from morning coffees to after-work drinks and dinner

Local Boys' Big Break In School Of Rock
Where's Spike seeks votes in XFM's annual search for best school rock band

Postcode 'Lottery' For Cancer Patients
Hounslow spends almost twice as much as neighbouring Ealing per patient

Feel Like Having A Blue Peter Moment?
Clever Wally is looking for crafty children to help assemble dodos

A Whole Lot of Truffle at Le Vacherin
As Chef Malcolm John serves six courses of fine food and wine

Chiswick Exports An Institution Across the River
With the opening of Annie's sister restaurant Rock & Rose

Antique Bike Stolen From Shackology
Staff appeal to community for information following second recent theft

Protestors Target Local Total Oil Stations
Day of action against company's links with Burmese military regime

Restaurants Could Be Forced To Reveal Hygiene Ratings
If Parliament decides their scores should be displayed on the doors

Press Office Costs Tax Payers £2.5m
Public foots bill for costly communication from Transport for London

Heathrow Consultation 'Divisive and Misleading'
Friends of the Earth believes questionnaire is impossible for public to answer

Council Considers Redundancies in Cutback Plans
Ealing to reorganise key departments to improve services

Improvements In Leakage Welcomed
But Thames Water is still losing almost 700 million litres per day

Is It Time To Ban The Boards?
Clampdown on estate agent boards sets precedent for other authorities to follow

Safer Neighbourhoods Launch Online Survey
Residents asked to state their concerns about local crime

The Blenheim Music Circle's Concert Series
Phoebe Woollam reviews cello quartet "Cellissimo"

Museum Brings the Music Back to Brentford
The Musical Museum opens the doors to its new purpose built home

Banish Bogus Callers This Christmas
Residents reminded to be on their guard against dodgy doorsteppers

Chiswick Extend Lead With Emphatic Win
Rugby Result - Chiswick 34 Old Merchant Taylor 7

Christmas Concert Rocks The House!
Chiswick Saturday Music Centre talent on show for festive celebration

Inventor Looks For Somebody To Beat Him At His Own Game
And has given us one EleMental plus ten pocket versions to win so you can practice!

CCTV Cop Recognised By Crimestoppers
Trevor Holden awarded for role in solving hundreds of bus crimes

Chiswick Lifeboat Stars In Soggy Dog Story
RNLI crew reunites Chelsea the swimming dog with her owner

Chiswick Drive Dampened But Not Extinguished
Rugby Result - Teddington 9 Chiswick 17

Budding Gardener with an Eye for a Pumpkin
Wins an afternoon's digging at Chiswick House Kitchen Garden

'Miracle' On the ChiswickW4 Forum
Donations of over £700 will give pensioners a Christmas to remember

Limited Edition Lithograph Supports Church Organ Fund
Depicting area around St Michael's Grove Park as their centenary approaches

Oxfam campaigner sends Benn to Bali
With 100,000 messages to end climate poverty

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