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March 2007

Council Urged to Sell Fountains Leisure Centre
Brentford FC want new 'community' stadium on the site

Major Fire Hits Brentford
Blaze at kosher food processing plant on Layton Road

Brentford Gets it Masters in Curry
Top Indian chefs appear at the Holiday Inn

South West Trains extend penalty fare scheme to Hounslow loop
And replace cheap day returns with more expensive alternative

Hope Flowers For Bethlehem
Ann Keen MP encourages links between local and Palestinian schools

It's all change at Kew Bridge Steam Museum
With the arrival of new director Ernest Buchner

Police Teams Make Neighbourhoods a Safer Place
Figures show benefit of having dedicated teams of officers

London's first air quality text service launched
Innovative new service helps those who suffer from effects of air pollution

Take a scenic countryside stroll, right in the heart of West London
Free walking guide covers idyllic parts of Thames Path National Trail

Mayor's 'Eye in the Sky' Causes Controversy
Widespread concern over real motive behind London satellite

They Must Be Cracked!
Pavement campaigner claims cost is being put before safety

Most Brentford Brides Not Choosing Church
Survey at Holiday Inn event shows 60% want alternative venue

Mock Trial Takes Case Seriously
Gumley House Girls Win Place in National Magistrates Competition

Congestion Charging a Possibility for Heathrow
London's Mayor consider tackling pollution from ground level

Naked Motorist Exhibits Risks of Wearing Inappropriate Clothing
Council Strip Moped Rider to Highlight Need for "Right Gear"

'Half of London's Police Stations are uncontactable'
Lib Dem's research discovers unanswered telephones across the capital

£2bn Tunnel To Help Clean Up The Thames
But costs will be met by residents via a hike in water bills

MPs Called on To Back Rubbish Bill
Traders could be forced to accept packaging returned by customers

More Bad News For Post Offices
As prospect of further closures is raised in government consultation

Keens Accused of Putting Nuclear Talks at Risk
MPS Alan and Anne Keen vote to replace the Trident nuclear submarines

Tara To Hold Open Day
Camogie club on the look out for new players

'Fat cats will be paid more for delivering less'
Council condemned for cutting services for poor and needy

Kew Bridge Dig Proves Historical Gold Mine
Development of site shows area had a rich and royal heritage

Holiday Inn Hosts Wedding Fayre
Ideas Galore as East Meets West in Brentford

Community Planning Project of to Flying Start
More workshop dates announced and High Street News issued

Future of Watermans Arts Centre Uncertain
After Council Slashes £60,000 From Their Grant

Local Schools Move Ahead of National Average
Gumley and the Green School lead the way in Year 9 tests

Neighbouring Councils Endorse New Approach for Gunnersbury Park
New management proposals backed by Hounslow and Ealing

Code Red Increases on "The Buses From Hell"
TfL figures show significant rise in anti-social behaviour on buses

Residents Clean Up in Brentford
Three skips of rubbish removed as area gets a makeover

What Price Sustainable Waste Disposal?
West London Waste Authority Have Their Day in Court

Green Vision to Revitalize Borough's Parks
Heritage Lottery Funding Sought To Regenerate Local Historical Spaces

Hounslow Mayor Embarks on Historic Walk
Cllr Barwood follows in the footsteps of Dick Whittington but leaves the cat at home

Hounslow Propose Zero Increase in Council Tax
Cllr Peter Thompson recommends no rise in council's share of bill

Latest Property Sales in Brentford
Details of homes changing hands in your street

Brentford Crack House Closed Down
Property on Avenue Road was being used by dealers

Met 'Regret' Publication of Borough Commander's Book
Ali Dizaei's 'Not one of Us' causes a stir amongst his peers

Future uncertain for Gunnersbury Park
Park Committee says #120,000 is urgently needed

M4 Elevated Section Could Get A Welcoming Addition
As iconic 'Gateway to London' moves step closer to reality

As Vacherin Season Ends Petit Sapin Cheese Arrives
Le Vacherin offers two new Sunday Lunch promotions for March and April

Hounslow Helps Green fingered Gardeners to Get Going This Spring
Council unearth their Garden Waste Collection Service

Campaign to Stop Heathrow Expansion Goes On-line
Petition against environmentally unfriendly plans receives wide-spread support

Undercover Officers to Smoke Out Offenders
Government gives councils £30m to enforce no-smoking ban

Switch Off Before You Drive Off
Police drive forward new mobile phone laws

Hounslow Council retains 3-star CPA rating
No change in this year's assessment by Audit Commission

Junk Mail Costs More Than the Paper It's Written On
So why aren't the councils doing more to stop it?

February 2007

Brentford Property in the Doldrums
Average price in TW8 unchanged for three years

Fund Launched in Memory of Peter Bailey
Publisher of 'The Brentonian' passed away recently

Life for Van Driver Who Killed Cyclist in Brentford
Widow Questions System That Allowed Mental Patient's Fatal A4 Rampage

Council Harmonises Parking Charges Across Borough
Standardised fee part of new administration's £5m budget bonanza

Arrest Made in Brentford Shooting Case
Man held in relation to the murder of Dean Tully

Buy a Brick for the Bees
Become a permanent fixture at Brentford's home games

Beauty treatments come to Classic Eyes
Not just eyecare at local opticians

An Excellent Way to go Carbon Neutral
Brentford charity enable you to offset emissions

Councils Fight Mayor over Waste Incineration
Court hearing to allow black bags to go up in flames

Mayor's Budget Approved Despite Strong Opposition
5.3% precept hike passed but without majority support

Simple Scheme Provides Peace of Mind
New technology helps to keep older people safe in their homes

Turnaround Teams Brought In To Cure Local NHS Debt
City experts drafted to aid financially challenged hospitals

Machine Gun Used in Green Dragon Lane Shooting
Murdered man named as Dean Tully

Reassurance Issued over Drugs on Estate
Authorities respond after murder in Brentford Towers

Football Match Appeal to Black Community
Clash of African giants could help save life of 4 year old

Noise maps predict 'devastating' impact of Heathrow's third runway
Council leaders slam government for disregarding environmental consequences

GP Struck Off After Death of Nurse
Brentford woman died after drink/drug cocktail

New unit to extend services at Canal House
Mental Health day care centre modernised

Kilimanjaro Trip to Combat Drought
Local charity looking for volunteers to climb mountain

January 2007

Man Dead After Green Dragon Lane Shooting
Another critical after gunman raids first floor flat

Funds from Fan Gives Lifeline to Bees
Interest free loan from ends Ron Noades' involvement

Top Rating for Local Carers' Organisation
Crossroads care scheme highly rated by national body

Crackdown on Untidy Residents and Unscrupulous Traders
No bag left unsearched in bid to smarten up local streets

Tara Start Training Again
Camogie Club on the look-out for new players

Business leaders invited to have their say on budget
Council to host meeting to gauge thoughts on key decisions

Fatal Road Accident in Brentford
Lorry hits woman cyclist on London Road

Man Dies in Albany Road House Fire
Fatal fire occurs midday on Sunday in block of flats

Council leader praises staff response to storms
Emergency teams reduce impact of bad weather

Make a Green Resolution for 2007
Residents urged to Go Green and commit to a recycling regime

The Dignity of difference
Chance to commemorate those who suffered during the Holocaust

Is There an Unsung Hero In Your School?
Community asked to help recognise inspirational teachers

Council to review All Controlled Parking Schemes
Area Committee Charged with Prioritising Review Programme

Strong Performance for Local Secondary Schools
Gumley House amongst the most improved schools in the country

Hammersmith & Fulham announces 3% cut in council tax
Will Hounslow and other new administrations be following suit?

Brentford High Street Community Planning Launch
Meeting to discuss the future of the town's commercial centre

Alfa Laval plans go on public display
Amended scheme for derelict site to be exhibited

New Year's Eve Reveller Drowns
Chiswick Lifeboat in attempted rescue after man went for ill-fated swim in Thames

An Interview with Ali Dizaei
Controversial Borough Commander Gives His Views on Local Policing

Love Is In the Air in Brentford
Council offer new service to those who want to reaffirm their commitment

Smokers offered help to stub out killer habit
Council to provide free support to help quit

Thousands of NHS workers face the axe
Local hospitals could be 'crippled' if Government cuts go ahead

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