What happened in Chiswick during May 2008

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Gun Used In Grove Park Gardens Robbery
Suspects hold weapon to victim's head before stealing Porsche

Fall In House Prices? No Problem!
Gloomy predictions of little consequence to majority of homeowners

Further Controversy over Keens' Expenses
New details show they were claiming for life insurance

New and Improved Riverside Health & Rackets Club Opens
With significant enhancements to design, layout and services

Do It Again Sam
Rick Stein on why he's happy to back protege Sam Harrison

Who Was Chiswick Flo?
And who was the young cordwangler that loved her so?

No Apology For Being Frank
Outspoken MP 'shoehorned' out of Conservatives over Chiswick boycott

Bogus Water Board Workman Dupes Octogenarians
Irish accented suspect sought for series of artifice burglaries

Searching For Chiswick's Greenest Dad!
Ethical food co Turnham Green launches campaign to coincide with Fathers' Day

New Found Sense of Direction
Turns ugly duckling Ochre into classy swan of an Indian restaurant

9/11 Pilot Demands Government Apology
After Straw loses appeal against compensation claim over wrongful arrest

Less Disruption Promised On Local Roads
But announcement little comfort to traders & residents of Devonshire Road

Boris Backs Borough's Calls To Save Post Offices
And Council's decision to pursue legal challenge against closures

Chiswick Police Launch 'Street Crime' Operation
Targeting local crime hotspots, boys on bikes and gang related activities

Mead's Lose Out As Title Goes To The Wire
Football Result: Old Meadonians 2 Old Aloysians 5

St Peter's Festival
Week of art, crafts, music and fun, kicks off with infamous dog show

Strand Sharks Triumph In 5-A-Side Tournament
Winning them the trophy in Grove Park's annual football competition

Back to Back Victories for Will to Win
Tennis Result : Will To Win 22 Parsons Green 2

Hounslow's New Mayoral Team Appointed
Cllr Genevieve Hibbs and Cllr Shirley Fisher Take Over Official Duties

Headline Acts Announced For This Year's House Festival
'Most middle class benefit gig in history' returns to Chiswick House

Property Crash. What Property Crash?
Chiswick prices holding up well though volumes tumble

Full English Fry Up or Continental Croissants?
Your chance to decide who makes the best breakfast in Chiswick

Chiswick Is The Weakest Link
We speak to creator of the game show phenomenon Fintan Coyle

Searching For Chiswick's Greenest Dad!
Ethical food co Turnham Green launches campaign to coincide with Fathers Day

As More Job Losses Hit The City This Week
We ask the experts if they think repossessions will become reality in W4

Fancy A Look Through Tim Vincent's Keyhole?
TV personalities open their Chiswick homes for Sir David Frost

Joy and Sorrow of Chiswick House Swans
Two chicks hatch just days before the male swan is found dead

Developers Move Into Est Est Est Building
But only to make sure that the squatters move out

'Scruffy' Male Attempts High Road Mobile Snatch
But victim's grip proves too much leaving suspect empty handed

New Heights Reaches An All Time Low
Furniture company closes all shops including Chiswick branch

24-Hour Tennis Coaching Session At The Park Club
Max Hastings completes marathon challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Boris Axes The Londoner Saving £2.9m To Spend On Green Initiatives
But can he convince local councils to follow suit with their own publications?

Chiswick House Trust Appoints New Director
Sarah Finch-Crisp to steer historical site through regeneration project

Patients Rate Local Hospital Worst In Country
Healthcare Commission publishes results of their annual survey

Privatising The Post Office
Watchdog calls for 'radical transformation' to improve services

London Assembly '£7m Waste of Time'
Report argues Mayor should be accountable to local authority leaders

Future of Chiswick Library Back Under Discussion
Five years of debate but no closer to development

Local Post Office Closure Confirmed
High Road could lose its branch in a matter of weeks

Eco Leads Campaign To Turn Chiswick Into 'Eco-Village'
A-list traders aim to galvanize community around key green issues

Two Stabbings In Two Days
One arrest but Police still seeking witnesses to Power Road attack

Fines, Yellow Lines and Blue Badge Theft
Parking in Chiswick from a disabled viewpoint

Charity Chic Comes To Chiswick
Oxfam to launch designer donation boutique

Chiswick B&B Is High Point of Capital's Tourism
As travel poll discovers tourists are largely unimpressed with London

'Appalled' Ant & Dec Return Award
After discovering they're not the People's Choice after all

Thirty Babies, Four Weddings and One Big Reunion
Chiswick babysitting circle turns clock back 30 years to when it all began

German Town Condemned For 'Insensitivity'
After naming school in honour of V2 creator Klaus Riedel

Chiswick Dads Reach New Heights For School's Charity
By climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in one weekend

Chiswick Committee Raises Funds For Burma
Supporters of Save the Children raise £1,187 for those affected by disaster

No Revenge For Mead's in Draw With Albanians
Football Result: Old Meadonians 1 Albanian 1

Chiswick Albion Come From Behind To Claim Cup
Football Result: Chiswick Albion 4 Acton & Ealing Whistlers 2 (AET)

Pedestrian Crossing Rage Turns Violent
Failure to stop results in physical fight between two women

New Bovine Resident For Fauconberg Road
The Copper Cow moves into the home of former Coyote

Recession Proofing Local Business
We talk to Chiswick traders about plans to combat credit crunch

Police Release CCTV Image From A4 Underpass
Still taken from new camera could led to identification of suspect

Pedestrian Culture Possible for Chiswick?
Residents and businesses have their say on reclaiming local roads

New Ravenscourt Park Cafe Set to Open
Local company Fait Maison take over the lease

One In Three Motorists Fined Every Year
Figures renew concerns that drivers are being used as council 'cash cows'

Kidnap Plotter Linked Journalist's Murder Jailed
Plan to 'honey trap' man based at Chiswick Business Park

Olive Oil Tasting at Lola & Simon
Discover indicators of good quality and what the labels really mean

We Return To Ruby Grand
And discover King Street's gastro has upped its game

Riverside Club Goes Green
Newly opening health club reducing CO2 emissions

Bum Rap for Bicycle Thief
Drugs stash found where the sun doesn't shine

Summer Magic Of The Thames
Chiswick Pier Trust hold inaugural photographic competition

Chiswick Rugby Club's 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Scattered (scatty?) recollections of an ageing fan

Old Mead's Lose Premiership Crown To Albanians
Football Result: Albanian 5 Old Meadonians 3

Chiswick Albion Storm Into Cup Final
Football Result: Chiswick Albion 6 Isleworth Castle 1

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