What's happened in Brentford - September 2007

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September 2007

Health Club Launches Hospital Fundraiser
Topnotch trial membership proceeds going to local health care

Special Birthday Offers at Local Opticians
Classic Eyes celebrates its second anniversary with evening events

Plan to Light Up Brentford
Christmas lights being proposed for the High Street

Concern Over Albany House Flats Plan
Six storey building will reduce access to the river

Stay of Execution for Boston Manor Ticket Office
TfL perform "massive u-turn" with consultation over proposed closure

Girl Assaulted on Clayponds Avenue
Assailant grabbed teenager and ripped her top

Eight Year Old Seriously Hurt in Crash
Girl hit by Ford Explorer at Gillette Corner

Brentford Police Target Drug Dealers
Action against crime combined with community activities

Bless Community Church Launch Party
Ealing Christian Fellowship and Bridge Church Brentford celebration their merged church

Operation BusTag on Hunt for Vandals
CCTV images released in relation to damage on local buses

Serious Health Risk For River Users?
Health Protection Agency publishes report on cleanliness of tidal Thames

Heathrow Campaign Goes International
As council takes 'Say No' crusade to a European audience

No More Cigs For Sweet Sixteens
As the legal age for smoking goes up to eighteen from October 1st

Rewarding Design 2007
Council seek community opinion on buildings and open spaces

Shoppers & Food Heroes Share Supermarket Threat
Research shows retail giants have detrimental effect on consumers

Clarification of Tube Union's Post-Strike Stance Demanded
After behaviour of RMT executive branded 'wholly and utterly unacceptable'

Congestion Charge 'just shifts the problem'
Assembly Conservatives highlight impact of zone on its periphery

Food Heroes and Shoppers Share Supermarket Threat
Research shows that retail giants have detrimental effect on consumers

From Port Vale to Chelsea For Charity
One woman and her dog walk 200 miles in aid of guide dogs for blind

What about the grown-ups?
Council calls on borough's adults to emulate young student success

Anti-Crime Initiative Hops On Board
To tackle anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder on local bus routes

Thanks For Being Green Now BOGOF
Council encourages residents to stay green as the leaves turn brown

Could you give up time to help punish crime?
Youth Offending Service is looking for residents to join community panel

August 2007

Hounslow Council Branded Profligate
Reports that new logo will cost a million are denied

Claim Made that M4 Junction 2 is to be Closed
Move would reduce access to Chiswick and Brentford from motorway

Local Teen Hero Bags Award
Torron Dewar's quick thinking may have saved best friend's life

Man Charged with Murder in Isleworth
77 year old woman killed on Aylett Road

Government Called On To Save Hounslow's Historic Buildings
English Heritage place five local landmarks on Buildings at Risk Register

Banned Brentford Driver in High Speed Chase
Peter Seymour had previously killed friend in drink drive incident

Local Politics For The New Generation
Student experiences inside track how a campaign is run

Refusal To Fill In Forms Costs Offenders Dearly
Council fines residents who refused to complete electoral registrations

Take two! for Blockbusting Movie Map
Allowing more film buffs to experience 'West Londonwood' for themselves

Want to get national recognition for your local project?
Channel Five is looking for video footage of your news and views

Dramatic Bus Fire Outside Fountains Leisure Centre
391 bus goes up in flames near Chiswick Roundabout

Brentford Festival Promises to be Biggest Ever
See Boston Manor Park come to life on September 2nd

Your Ideas for the Watermans Wanted
Centre wants to boost usage by the local community

Record-breaking year for Hounslow's GCSE students
Gumley House becomes first borough school to break the 90% barrier

Free Hotel & Catering Courses At Thames Valley University
Informal advice and enrolment sessions held Wednesdays & Thursdays

Waterside Festivals Attract Local Crowds
Series of free family events bring new life to regenerated Brentford Lock

Grade improvement in local sixth forms continues
Sparkling Results from Brentford School for Girls and Gunnersbury

Council maintains tough line on planning enforcement
Residents fined for failure to remove unauthorised additions to their homes

Blood-Sucking Mosquitoes Coming to a Garden Near You
Warm, wet summer weather has created perfect breeding conditions

Save-As-You-Throw Schemes Must Promote Recycling
Councils warned not to use proposals as stealth tax to raise extra cash

Cross Party Support For Climate Change Camp Decision
High Court rejects BAA's appeal against organisations taking part in demonstration

'Melt Down' in Local Health Visiting Service
Union claims children's health being risked due to staff shortage

Can You Spare a Room and Some Hospitality
Young volunteers from Bangladesh need your support

New Advice Centre for Young People
Open this Summer at Brentford School for Girls

July 2007

Big Pay Rise for Hounslow's Senior Councillors
Part-time Council leader sees allowance doubled

Latest Property Sales in Brentford
Recent transactions point to recovering prices in the area

Thames Lifeboats on Flood Alert
After warning of dangerous river conditions from Environment Agency

New Advice Centre for Young People
Open this Summer at Brentford School for Girls

Lightning Strikes Brentford Free Church
Fire fighters battle to save building on Boston Manor Rd

New Layton Book Goes on Sale
A fascinating read for those interested in Brentford's history

Lightning Strikes Brentford Free Church
Fire fighters battle to save building on Boston Manor Rd

Hounslow Gets New Borough Commander
Chief Superintendent David Bilson takes over at the top

Environment Agency Issue Flood Warning
As significant rainfall is forecast for today

Old Actonians Squash Club Has Good Cause To Boast...
Winning the Middlesex Squash League's Club of the Year for 2007

MP Seeks Stringent New Board Restrictions
Estate Agents Under Fire For Blighting Streets With Self Promotion

New 10p Plastic Tax Could Be In The Bag
After agreement between London's local authority leaders

Croydon Prevail Over Tara Juniors
Camogie Result: Tara 0-3 v 2-2 Croydon

Brentford High Street Group Reports Back
Recommends that Waterman's be moved to centre of town

Reward Offered in Dean Tully Murder Case
CCTV stills of killers issued by police

Syon Lodge Put on the Market
Historic house could be yours for just £6,950,000

Bees Get House of Commons Launch
Ann Keen MP hosts new exhibition on Brentford FC

600 Take Part in Summer Musical Spectacular
Local schools perform 'Joseph' at Fountains Leisure Centre

Hounslow Scoops Top Award for Promoting Greener Travel
Eco-Convert Richard Bacon Joins Transport Commissioner

Local MPs Prove Popular Choice For Gordon Brown
New posts for Ann Keen, Hilary Benn and Baroness Scotland

Gold Star for Teachers and Staff
Employees of local schools recognised at awards ceremony

New Rules on Electrical Goods Recycling
How is Hounslow dealing with new EU Directive?

What Will Be In Your Home Information Pack?
Local councils work together to promote and deliver fast electronic searches

Fifty Million Pounds To Tell Londoners How Good TfL Is
Assembly Conservatives expose Mayor's exorbitant advertising spend

91% of Drivers Unaware of New Parking Laws
As new wide two-tier scheme is launched across the capital

National charity urgently needs local volunteers
Can you help to alleviate loneliness of older people?

Mayor blames education system for current spate of teen violence
As local Police launch new initiative to tackle rise in gang culture

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