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December 2007

Residents Rubbish Council's Christmas Collections
'Absurd' scheme will mean some bins left unemptied for two weeks

Arts Council Threat To Watermans' Future
Funding withdrawal would 'rip the heart out' of Brentford's regeneration plan

Brentford Man Found Guilty of Murder
'Obsessively jealous' Christopher Campbell faces lengthy sentence

Headteachers Express Fears Over Budget Cuts
And urge councillors to oppose plans for Children's Services and Lifelong Learning

Butcher Gets the Chop
Brentford FC sack their manager after appalling results

The Sound of Music Returns to Brentford
With a great 2 for 1 offer at The Musical Museum

True Cost of Council's Communications Revealed
3612% increase in LBH spend brings bill to more than #1.2 million

HIPs December Deadline Exaggerates Price Fall
'Unseasonal surge of smaller properties distorting figures'

Text Red To Protect Passengers On Borough's Buses
New Safer Travel Initiative Sees Local Transport Team Shortlisted For Award

Businesses Hit By Hike in Rates
Government revaluations branded a 'stealth' tax by opponents

Poor Service Tops Catalogue of Complaints
According to Square Meal's 2007 survey of restaurant customers

Two Views of Heathrow Expansion
Alternative exhibitions presented as DfT takes roadshow around west London

CCTV Cop Recognised By Crimestoppers
Trevor Holden awarded for role in solving hundreds of bus crimes

Brentford FC Get Lionel Road Site Option
20,000 seat community stadium moves a step closer

Commerce Road Scheme Rejected
Planning Inspector said plan had 'fundamental deficiencies'

Brentford Property Prices Rise
Average home now worth over £300,000

Museum Brings the Music Back to Brentford
The Musical Museum opens the doors to its new purpose built home

Jealous Brentford Man Kills Lover
Claims she taunted him with details of sexual exploits

Local State Primaries. Key Stage 2 Results - 2007
A strong performance from children in local schools

Woman Robbed on Windmill Lane
Car with low suspension used as getaway vehicle

Trinjan Star in the Commons
Local fundraising group perform play at Westminster

Postcode 'Lottery' For Cancer Patients
Hounslow spends almost twice as much as neighbouring Ealing per patient

Chiswick Exports An Institution Across the River
With the opening of Annie's sister restaurant Rock & Rose

Plastic's Fantastic in Ealing But Less So in Hounslow
Residents voice concerns over their local recycling services

Councillor Samantha Davies Goes it Alone
Turnham Green former Tory becomes 'Chiswick Independent'

Banish Bogus Callers This Christmas
Residents reminded to be on their guard against dodgy doorsteppers

Safer Neighbourhoods Launch Online Survey
Residents asked to state their concerns about local crime

Restaurants Could Be Forced To Reveal Hygiene Ratings
If Parliament decides their scores should be displayed on the doors

Heathrow Consultation 'Divisive and Misleading'
Friends of the Earth believes questionnaire is impossible for public to answer

Press Office Costs Tax Payers £2.5m
Public foots bill for costly communication from Transport for London

Improvements In Leakage Welcomed
But Thames Water is still losing almost 700 million litres per day

November 2007

Shot Fired in Armed Robbery
Raiders get away with £95,000 from local filling station

Concern Over Canal Funding Cut
Waterways supporters asked to lobby their MP immediately

Crime Tops List of Issues In Residents' Survey
Fears over Heathrow expansion also rank highly amongst concerns

+ Help Hounslow recycle even more this winter +
Green garden waste collected from the kerbside again this winter

Christmas Lights Coming to the High Street
Local traders raise funds for festive display

Isleworth Man Jailed for Rape
Michael Sidwell attacked lone woman in underpass

Kelly Accused of Ruthless Spin Over Heathrow
After claiming noise pollution has dramatically fallen

Candidates Announced For Local By-Election
Four parties to contest Chiswick Riverside Ward

'Hounslow Failing To Take Climate Change Seriously'
Lib Dems call for more urgency from Conservative-led administration

Crowds Turn Out To See Launch of Battlefield Trails
As War Walks historian Richard Holmes unveils new information panels

Conservatives Announce Candidate For By-Election
Sam Hearn to stand for Chiswick Riverside Ward on December 13th

+ Thames Water works affecting waste and recycling services +
Please be patient during the period of disruption in your road

Hundreds Turn Out To Pay Their Respects
At funeral of long serving Councillor Robert Kinghorn

Mayor To Take On Metronet
After TfL is announced as sole bidder for tube maintenance firm

Mayor's Fare Freeze Dubbed a 'Con'
London Assembly member claims just 30% of commuters will benefit

Mayor Announces Fares For 2008
Commuters count the cost as £3.5m TfL bonus is awarded despite missed targets

Kennel Club Breaks Down Barriers For Dogs
By launching 'Open For Dogs' sticker campaign for local businesses

A Muddy Dog Story
RNLI Lifeboat crew rescues young pup from banks of the Thames

Pay-As-You-Throw Schemes Back On
Proposals allow council to fine residents who fail to recycle

October 2007

Brentford High Street Parking Trap?
Council accused of putting up deliberately confusing signs

Brentford Misses Out on Property Boom
Latest numbers show little evidence of price increases in TW8

Raid on Local Construction Store
Gang target Hilti in the West Cross Centre

Tributes Flood in for Robert Kinghorn
Long serving Conservative Councillor for Chiswick Riverside dies

The Harlequin Has Landed!
Residents report an invasion of predatory ladybirds

'No Fare Rises To Pay For Crossrail'
Costs will be met through supplementary business rates according to Mayor

Hounslow PCT Gets Poor Bill Of Health
Trust rated 'weak' after failing to meet targets

£100 Fines For Pavement Cyclists
New law could allow parking attendants to issue tickets

Primary School Place Crisis Looms
Projected numbers for admissions sees situation worsening

Local Cops Foil Sports Car Theft
Top of range Audi recovered from Syon Park

Restaurant Hygiene Scores Now Online
Worrying results from some of Brentford's kitchens

87 Year Old Woman Thwarts Conman
Too smart for bogus workman on Beech Avenue

Mural Brings Traffic to a Standstill
Local scenes depicted on Albany Road walls

Why not Sponsor a Light Bulb?
Brentford Chamber of Commerce look for Christmas donations

'Riff-Raff' Housing Row Continues To Rage
Tony Arbour accused of attempting to gag his political opponents

Help Out at Brentford Toy Library
Valuable local facility looking for volunteers

Conservative Hopeful Condemns Brown's U-Turn
Mary Macleod claims Prime Minister lacks political courage to call election

Council Leader Has Every Confidence in Boris
Peter Thompson believes Conservative colleague will be Mayor of London

Times Accuses Government of Muffling Noise Report
While pressing ahead with plans to build a third runway at Heathrow

New Calls For Night Flights Ban
After BBC reveals that Heathrow is breaking Government limits

Council Volunteers For New Agreement
Completing the Hounslow Voluntary Sector Compact

Strike Chaos Set To Last For Weeks
As postal workers warn of 'continuous disruption'

The Battles of Brentford & Turnham Green 1642
Talks by the experts from the Battlefields Trust


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