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June 2008

Two Women Abducted in Brentford
Police release CCTV image of van involved on the High Street

New West London Tube Line Proposed
Orbital underground would serve Brentford, Ealing and Park Royal

Watermans Claim For Judicial Review Upheld
Arts Council to consider new funding recommendation

True Provenance
True surprise as kimonos and pork belly form the order of the day

Building Worker Killed in Site Accident
Falling RSJ hits man working outside BSkyB building

Local Police Stations Set To Close
Brentford, Chiswick and Ealing under threat from Met's modernisation programme

Local Pastor Jailed for Porn Pics
Andrew Gilroy took photos of underage boys

Schedule of carriageway closures M4 Junctions 1-3
Further overnight maintenance on elevated section required next week

Local Charity Nominated for National Award
Excellent Development shortlisted in environment category

Engaging The Community In Fight Against Crime
Proposals to reduce crime and increase public confidence

Brentford FC Power Up Their Board
Olympic Bid Chief to spearhead development of new stadium

Council Chooses New Partners To Replace CiP
John Laing & Fusion Lifestyle win leisure and cultural services contracts

Burst Water Main Closes Northbound Section of Gunnersbury Ave
Diversions in place from Chiswick Roundabout until Saturday

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

Meet Your Local Police
Brentford Safer Neighbourhoods Team to hold surgeries

Record Month for Brentford Property
But exceptionally low volumes still a cause for concern

Body Found in Grand Union Canal
Ealing man pulled out of water near Brentford Lock

Research Claims 'E-breaks Boost Productivity'
Top physiologists profess employees should be allowed time to surf net

Are You Green With Envy?
Research highlights increasing resentment of eco-neighbours

Seven Million Households Are Living With NERDs
Are you amongst those living with 'never ending renovation drama'?

May 2008

Is Brentford UK's Most Pubbed Up Town?
BBC ignores local claims to have most pubs per head

New Safer Neighbourhoods Line Up
Fresh faces for Brentford's local police team

Brentford Property Prices Reach All-time High
But number of transactions halves leading to market anxiety

Conmen Unsuccessful in Green Dragon Lane
Bogus workmen try to dupe 79 year old man

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

Mary Macleod Says No to Goals
Westminster hopeful wants to stop development of 5 a side pitches

Boris Axes The Londoner and Spends Saving on Green Initiatives
But can he convince local councils to follow suit with their own publications

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

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

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

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

Sad News from Griffin Park
Graham Haynes Brentford FC's historian passes on

School to Get New Theatre and 6th Form Centre
Planning permission granted for Brentford School for Girls

Results of Vote for Mayor and Your Local Assembly Member
Greater London Authority - South West London Constituency

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

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

Schedule of carriageway closures M4 Junctions 1-3
Further overnight maintenance on elevated section required

April 2008

Property Sales in Brentford in January 2008
Exceptionally low volumes a cause for concern

Extension for Local Bus Service
Route 195 to run from Ealing Hospital to Brentford County Court

Teenagers Robbed By Gang At Bus Stop
Around 20 youths attack two 15 year olds for mobile phone

Strike Action Closes Local Schools
National Union of Teachers protest over 2.45% pay increase

Armed Robbery At Gillette Corner
Thieves make off with £30,000 from Group 4 Security van

'Misleading' Comments On Crime Angers Met
Who deny Standard suggestion that figures were "massaged"

Hounslow Writes Off £1.2m In Unpaid Council Tax
TaxPayers' Alliance describe amount uncollected across London as "shocking"

Greater London Authority - South West London Constituency
Your Chance to Vote for Mayor and Your Local Assembly Member

Schedule of carriageway closures M4 Junctions 1-3
Further overnight maintenance on elevated section required

Thames Water Poor Service Fine Reduced By £3m
'Firm's processes so bad it was unaware it had breached rules' says watchdog

Royal Seal of Approval For Local Eco-Charity
Green Works - attempting to save the world through office furniture

Website Promotes & Rewards Eco-Friendly Choices
Local charitable entrepreneur launches Healthy Planet

Waterman's Gallery Success Confounds Arts Council Decision
After installation is short-listed for most valuable New Media Arts award

Police Appeal For Witnesses To Serious Assault
After man is found in pub car park suffering from multiple stab wounds

The Weir Bar & Dining Room
Out-of-towners discover Brentford's best kept secret

A Better Way of Doing Business
Bluefin Solutions ranked amongst UK's top 25 "Best Small Companies"

How Serious Are You About Coffee?
World's rarest and most expensive cup launched in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Hounslow Set Benchmark for Climate Change
By becoming first council in UK to develop a "Green Standard"

Release Your Inner Chef!
New cookery show looking for team to take on kitchen celebrities

Butt Out!
Six foot cigarette leads drive to tackle problem of smoking-related litter


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