What happened in Chiswick during August 2008

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Chiswick Close to Top of Debt Chart
Survey says area is sixth most indebted in the UK

Latest Chiswick Property Sales
Prices recover slightly from lows earlier in the year

Costa Coffee Caffe Goes Natural
After acquiring site on Chiswick High Road

Council Defends CPZ Parking Enforcement
Motorists who park in resident only bays will be issued with a ticket

Hardens Rank La Trompette Amongst Best Gastronomic Experiences
But survey sparks row with Ramsay over "inevitably negative spin"

Six Year Sentence For Chiswick Car Hijacker
Drug addict found guilty of stealing luxury vehicles from supermarket car parks

Revamp Sale At Osterley Bookshop
1st-30th September 50% off all books under £8

Green Properties Sell Faster and Are Worth More
'Carbon appeal' set to replace 'kerb appeal' when it comes to swaying buyers

Revolution Comes To Chiswick
In form of 40ft mosaic mural dedicated to incarcerated Black Panthers

Bus Strike Goes Ahead
First Group fleet plan second walkout for 12th September

Revamped Democracy For Ealing Residents
New ward forums replace defunct area committee meetings

'War Makes Heroes' According To Local Band
Debut single showcases the song writing talents of Charley Bickers

Spring Clean For Stirling Road Dump
Residents protest over removal of eclectic display

Cracking Down On School Gate Parking
Parents who stop on zig-zag markings face £100 fines

Open Chiswick 2008
Bands and barbecues, cruises and culture all on your doorstep

Shed Pounds to Raise Pounds
By walking to work for The Microloan Foundation

Walpole House on Chiswick Mall Sold for £12,500,000
Jasper Conran banks massive profit in two years

Father Jim for Archbishop of Westminster?
Bookies turn down large bet on ex-Chiswick Parish Priest

Man Stabbed on Chiswick High Road
Teen gang had been harassing girl on night bus

Vino Rosso Leaves its Diners Happy
Although it clearly helps to be a carnivore

'New Jack the Stripper Theory'
Crime author thinks killer was Welsh child murderer

Hounslow Homes Pass the Buck
Bungling contractors throw away resident's possessions

11 Year Old Chiswick Girl in US Jail
Poppy visits the Angola 3 at Louisiana State Prison

Arson in Esmond Road?
Campaigning councillor reports suspicious activity

Chiswick Resident Leo Abse Dies
Former MP guided homosexuality and divorce law changes

Mixed GCSE Results for Local Schools
Excellence in some schools hides below par scores overall

Tube Strikes Cancelled
Industrial action called off after improved pay offer

Register Now for Yellow Umbrella Day
Get involved in Chiswick Park's annual charity fundraiser

Stephanie to go the Distance
Novice runner to raise funds for cancer charity

Dukes Meadows to be Shafted?
Put 'super-sewer' entrance there says Hammersmith Council

Sharp Fall in Chiswick Property Prices
Volumes hit record low as agents feel the pain

Woman Attacked on Sutton Court Rd
Two youths kick victim as she lay on the pavement

New Records Set By Local Schools
Oxbridge success and high pass rates for sixth formers

Family Therapy At Frankie's
Quality Italian food 20% off - saving sanity priceless

Doorstep Con Artists Operating Locally
Two incidents in Stamford Brook and Barrowgate Road

Man Caught Stealing Car Tyre
Spare wheel taken from vehicle in Rusthall Avenue

Tube Strikes Planned for Next Week
Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern lines to be hit

A Law Unto Themselves?
Hounslow Council to handle complaints against local Councillors

Ealing Council Announces Parking Improvements
Free visitor vouchers and online renewal promised

Til Equity Do Us Part
Falling house prices mean fewer divorces according to new research

Boris Aims to Raise Bog Standards
Councils encouraged to join Community Toilet Scheme

Mela Partygoers Sign to Save Gunnersbury Park
Concerns over how funding is to be raised for park improvements

Archaeological Dig Reveals Site History
As work begins on a brand new cafe at Chiswick House

Samaritans At The Ready
As students learn exam results

'Dodgy' Ref Gains Vets a Draw
Steve Way Memorial Trophy - Chiswick Albion 5 Chiswick Albion Vets 5

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust Respond to Residents' Concerns
Pathways, bridge, cafe, access and why workmen aren't always working

As Sam Celebrates His Third Year In Chiswick
He talks to us about spiralling food costs, working hard and being part of the furniture

Anglers Thwart Woman's Suicide River Plunge
Chiswick Lifeboat called after car is driven into the Thames

Council Brings In New Parking Enforcement
PCN's for motorists who park across dropped kerbs

Chiswick Beggars Busted
Three Romanians spend day in prison to avoid paying fines

Acquitted Jill Dando Suspect Attacked Chiswick Woman
Victim warns that self confessed stalker Barry George is "danger to women"

Colin Firth Signs Up for Latest Ealing Studio Film
Work is just a bus-ride away as he starts filming Dorian Gray

Malcolm John Makes Time Out Shortlist for Best Local Restaurant
Proving his decision to introduce French cuisine to Croydon was inspired

Til Equity Do Us Part
Falling house prices mean fewer divorces according to new research

Ten Things To Do For Under A Tenner
Ease the pinch in your wallet and your waistband

Sam's Makes The Final Six
In London Restaurant Awards search for London's best-value dining rooms

Some Strange Goings On in Chiswick!
Ghost- hunters designate W4 a paranormal hotspot

Proposals for Gunnersbury Park's Private School Denied
"No plans" in the pipeline to sell off the small and large mansions

Neighbourhood Policing Teams for Chiswick Tube Stations
Aimed at cutting crime and providing high visible presence

Doctor Voices Concern over Local Diarrhoea Outbreak
And issues advice for both prevention and treatment

Chiswick Doctor Is Beijing Bound
Michael Irani appointed medical official by International Olympic Committee

Golden Girl's Trip of a Lifetime
Emma leaves Chiswick for Honduras to take part in community development

Local PCTs Ranked Amongst Country's Worst Performers
Healthcare Commission survey places Hounslow and Ealing in bottom 20%

Heartening Display by Old Meads in Pre-season Friendly
Football Result: C.B. Hounslow F.C. 3 Old Meadonians 0

I'll Name That Truck In One!
Hospice charity to auction chance to christen haulage vehicle

North Indian Classical Music From Dr Ananda Gupta
Phoebe Woollam reviews 'festival of delightful music which captivated us all'

Councillors Told They 'Cannot Help' Residents With Parking Fines
New 'legislation' prohibits intervention in disputes with Council over PCN's

Can Makoto Satisfy Chiswick's Desire For Sushi?
We check out the latest addition to Devonshire Road

Dita the German Shepherd Dog Found
Back safe and well with her family after 12 days

Customers Bid Fond Farewell to Burlington Cafe
As Eileen hangs up her apron after 11 years at Chiswick House

Turnham Green Going Down The Pan?
Plans in the works to change former public toilets into a cafe

Details Released of Major New Development Proposed For Kew Bridge Road
Incorporating residential, retail, restaurant, offices and a new public house

Harland & Voss Share the Summer with Cruse Bereavement Care
Just one click and the company will donate #1 in your name to the charity

Google Maps Chiswick's Streets
Eye level views of W4's roads will soon be available to the whole world

W4 Tops London's Rental Market
Two-bed flats in Chiswick have strongest rental yield says new research

Stolen Silver Mercedes Taken On Crime Spree
Sweet-toothed car thieves pocket £400 of confectionary from petrol stations

Opportunity To Shape Future of Gunnersbury Park
And prevent further decline of its historical landscape and buildings

New Law Will Satisfy Appetite For Fairness
Restaurants to be banned from using service charges to "top up" staff pay

Spanning The Thames
Illustrations, commentary and stories of bridges and buildings along the river

Tara Win London Junior Camogie Championship
Final Score - Tara 6-06 v 4-02 Croydon

Park Royal Community Action Day
Local community groups to get free help from businesses

Small Improvements Make Huge Differences to Local Care Homes
Introducing classes, sensory gardens and joys of being a 'silver surfer'

A Special Delivery For West Mid
As the Natural Birthing Centre makes an appearance

Happy Holidays at Dukes Meadows
As IBM team join Trust members for a tidy up day

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