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June 2007

Bailiffs Take Possession of Ridgeways Boatyard
Historic site now deserted as developers obtain eviction through courts

Anti-cyclist Sign a Pain in the Butts
Opponents say that ban on bikes on pathway is a waste of taxpayer's money

Counter Terrorism Command Issue Image of Fugitive
West Mid absconder Zeeshan Siddiqui wanted under Prevention of Terrorism Act

Reduced Sentence for Hit and Run Killer
Family angered by Charles Capp's successful appeal

South West Train's Penalty Fare Scheme Exposed
Operator threatens to sack guards who don't fine passengers

Call Goes Out to Neighbourhood Watchers
Hamilton Road and Westbury Place Watch want to meet other groups

Surge in Mogden Odour Complaints
Environmental Health Officers to visit homes to assess impact

Green Light For Gunnersbury Park
Licence allowing community and family events approved

A Taste of Summer at Le Vacherin
In conjunction with Chiswick's Phil Collins Fine Fruit and Vegetables

Lifeboat Ferries Injured Woman To Shore
Local crews to the rescue in Eel Pie Island accident

Local Garden Designer Goes Wild
At RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society Publish New Journal
Featuring the tornado of 1954, Field Marshall Montgomery & Bargemen of Brentford

Fly Tippers Continue to Get Clean Away
As Council Dumps £200,000 Removal Bill On Residents

Do you know how much there is to see on your doorstep?
Hounslow Association for Tourism can tell you all you need to know

Plight Of The Modern Suburb
"Communities need to retain the character that attracted people there"

Mayor's Great Oyster Giveaway
Livingstone accused of pre-election tricks as he sits on £1/2 billion nest eg

Department for Transport Under Fire Over Heathrow Study
Accused of breaking rules by sharing vital air pollution data with BAA

New Speed Camera On Trial Locally
No-flash camera can read registration plates

Police Commissioner Apologises For £4m Inquiry
Dizaei Corruption Investigation caused "considerable damage" within the force

Runway Alternation Suspension Warning
Residents Set to Face More Plane Noise Disruption

Debating Championships Showcase Outstanding Individual Speakers
Lowering voting age and free public transport amongst issues tackled by students

Minister in Brentford for Volunteer Week
Ed Miliband joins Ann Keen at St. Paul's Church

Track Flight Paths On-line With WebTrak
HACAN welcomes new system that brings "transparency to the skies"

New Low For Basement Planning Permission
Environment Agency Demands Flood Risk Assessments Prior to Council Approval

Local Council Hammers The Hand-Out Hounds
Forcing free newspapers and advertising hawkers from the streets

May 2007

Second Arrest in Dean Tully Case
37 year old man held for conspiracy to murder

Row Mars New Mayoral Appointments
Cllr. Andrews accuses Labour of "petulance and confusion"

Pavement Cyclist Blamed for Death
Family say elderly lady hit on South Ealing Road

Police Commander Moves To Neighbouring Borough
Ali Dizaei's imminent transfer to Hammersmith & Fulham confirmed

Layton Quiz Encourages Brentford Historian
Shop window competition proves hit with heritage buffs

Local Councils Fail to Match Up to Eco-Credentials
Figures Expose Hounslow & Ealing's Less Than Green Tree Policy

Lib Dems Reselect Dakers As Prospective MP
Brentford Councillor To Stand Against Ann Keen at Next Election

Local Schoolgirls Court In The Act!
As pupils participate in National Magistrates' Mock Trial Competition

Parking Fines Set To Rise
As councils introduce a two-tier scheme from July 1st

Students Put Their Best Feet Forward to Save The Planet
Campaign encourages families to ditch the car on the school run

Now You See Me; Now You Don't
Students targeted by a hard-hitting road safety film

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

Thames Water to Address Meeting on Mogden
Plans for major expansion at sewage treatment plant

Deadline Looms on Alfa Laval
Residents complain of being 'hemmed in' by latest plans

Brentford's Oldest Fan Passes Away
Griffin Park stalwart Bill Axbey dies aged 102

Commerce Road Inquiry Final Day
Brentford Community Council asks for your support

Watchdog Refers South West Trains to Rail Regulator
After second off-peak fare hike in months

Failing Health of PCT Budgets Is Making Councils Sick
Hounslow Leader blasts 'crippling' debts being passed onto local authorities

Have you seen these faces?
South Ealing Road Teenage Attackers Still not Caught

Ann Keen Accused of Setting New Double Standards
Demonstrators highlight inconvenient truth of 'hypocrisy' over climate change

Council Disregards Government's Green Light
And Commits to Weekly Household Rubbish Collections

Victory for Council Over Population Figures
Underestimation of populace cost borough millions in lost grants

ICG Will Not Contest Next General Election
Party steps aside citing "ethical imperative" to remove borough's current MPs

Ministers Warned Not To Rush Airport Plans
That could result in 50% increase in Heathrow flights

Countess Swaps Hot Flushes For The Himalayas
Rula Lenska Heads for India With Borough's Top Cop For Charity


Local Woman Seduced 14 Year Old
Brentford mother jailed for nine months

Butcher Given the Bees Management Job
England legend chosen to lead Brentford FC

'Petty, vindictive, small-minded and short-sighted'
Labour leader condemns council's motion calling for boycott of MPs

Foreign Secretary Visits Brentford
Margaret Beckett meets invited audience at the Holiday Inn

'Residents must not continue to pick up licensing tab'
Council backs call for urgent talks with Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell

Companies Told To Prepare For Smokefree Environment
As council makes it their business to stub out smoking in public premises

Beavers Go Crazy At Rock's Lane
Scouts participate in first District Crazy Golf Competition

Mayor Rejects Post Office Privatisation
As postal workers threaten strikes over possible job losses

Crime in Brentford on the Way Down
But rise in drugs offences a cause for concern

Police Grow Increasingly Concerned For Safety of Missing Woman
Appeal made for whereabouts of 36 year old Sharon Lawrence

Drug Baron's Five Year Borough Ban Upheld
Dealer who used blow torch to torture runners has ASBO appeal quashed

TV Appeal for Missing Brentford Man
Tom Moore has not been seen for over three years

London 2012 Seeks Olympic Spirit
Have you been inspired by the Games coming to the capital?

Ken Loses Attempt to Block Incinerator
Court gives go ahead for more local waste to be burnt

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

Help Make A Million for Cancer Research
By entering Fuller's London Pride Walk

Take a countryside stroll in West London
Free walking guide covers idyllic parts of Thames Path

Boost for those with Mental Health Issues
New support workers for Leaders Employment Resource in Brentford

Three day tube strike called off
Metronet gives into RMT demands 90 minutes after strike call

Weighing up the differences between UK and China
Chinese Officials Discover How LBH Measures Up

Police Seek Help with Their Missing Person Unit
One Phone Call Could Save Valuable Time

School Sign Up to Tackle Traffic Problems
One car in five is set to be taken off the roads during the morning rush


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