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March 2008

Watermans Challenges The Arts Council
Calling their decision to cut centre's funding 'flawed and illegal'

Road To Ruin At An End?
£200m boost puts borough back on the right road

Mapping Brentford
Share your personal stories of the local area and create some novel maps

Handbag Snatched By Jogging Teenager
Woman pushed to the ground outside Bordeston Court during mugging

'Terminal 5 Must Mark The End of Heathrow Expansion'
Friends of the Earth call for 'Government to get serious about tackling climate change'

Lorne Gifford's The Andaman Express
Local author's tale of how close politics and the energy business can become

As Changes To Parking Enforcement Come Into Effect
Motoring organisations are keen to advise motorists of new regulations

Colour Returns To West Mid Patients
After local artist Matoo donates a print for waiting room wall

Hounslow Scoop Major Transport Awards
For most improved transport borough and best cycle improvements

Legal Battle Over 'Fixed' Airport Data
Evidence indicates collusion between Government and BAA

Hounslow Freeze Council Tax For Second Year
Despite 'worst settlement for a decade' from Government

Updated Council Tax Bands
How much will you be paying?

Mary Macleod Celebrates International Women's Day
With report outlining opportunities and challenges faced by modern woman

Sharp Rise In Attacks
Prompts calls for a review of the Dangerous Dogs Act

Parking Enforcement To Become More Motorist Friendly
New DfT guidelines regulate councils' use of CCTV cameras

Danger Ahead For Motorists?
AppealNow.com's Barrie Segal warns of hidden minefields in new parking laws

Hung Up On Hauntings or Spellbound By Spooks?
Study into ghostly TV, films and websites seeks participants

Staff Vote To Strike In Tube Safety Row
48 hour underground walkouts take step closer to fruition

February 2008

Lionel Road Site Acquired for New Stadium
Brentford FC and Barratt Homes team up to buy the land

Further Rise in Brentford Property Prices
But low volumes suggest slim pickings for estate agents

Hounslow On Track For Zero Increase In Council Tax
Despite 'worst settlement for a decade' from Government

Armed Raid on Local Petrol Station
Robber gets away with thousands from Texaco

Lord Soley Flies In The Face Of Popular Opinion
Stating 'Heathrow expansion critically important to economic prosperity'

Quiet In Class!
MPs back children's campaign against noisy planes

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

Safer Neighbourhood Teams Run On Line Survey
Enabling teenagers to identify areas that make them feel unsafe or concerned

Brentford Link in Major Cocaine Ring
Town Meadows address raided as police tackle international gang

Property Sales in Brentford in November 2007
Prices down slightly from last month's record high

Mother of Road Death Victim Blasts Appeal
Motorist gets reduced sentence after killing cyclist

Armed Robbery at McDonalds
Gun wielding gang force manager to open safe

Residents Petition Council on Parking Policy
Urged not to ticket cars parked on pavement

Gang Pounce on Boy on Albany Road
Hoodies attack youth and steal mobile and MP3 player

Brides, Bouquets, Bouffants and Buffets
Moran Hotel's fayre offers a definitive guide to a local wedding

Unions Threaten All Out Tube Strike
Unless demands over safety and staffing are met within 48 hours

Arts Council Rejects Appeal Over Funding Cut
Leaving Watermans to challenge decision in court

Bungling Robbers Too Late for Bookies
Attempt to rob Totesport on Windmill Road goes badly wrong

A Busy Year For Local Lifeboats
But RNLI issues funding SOS to safeguard future of the service

MP Tackles Supermarkets Over Obesity
Ann Keen asks retailers to help parents combat pester power

Councillor's Boasting Commands Visit From General
Pride in local youth brings high ranking Army officer to the borough

'Thames Water Fines Should Benefit Customers Not Treasury'
Consumer group calls for change in Owfat position on #12.5m penalty

Proposed Bag Ban 'Pointless Headline-Grabbing Gesture'
"Carrier bags are not great environmental evil" claim shop keepers

January 2008

Campaign to Restore Gunnersbury's Historic Stables
Years of neglect have turned Grade II listed building into 'ugly eyesore'

New Format Brings Colour to Local Newspaper
But falling circulation figures make for gloomy reading

Chiswick Comes Out In Force Against Heathrow Expansion
Hundreds of residents attend meeting to make their 'no' heard

From Zero to Five Stars In One Go
Local restaurant's case highlights flaws in Scores on the Doors scheme

Residents Given The Opportunity To Say No
Against Heathrow expansion at council's public meeting

Heathrow Crash 'Vindicates' Friends of the Earth Safety Campaign
Group gave evidence to Terminal 5 public inquiry back in 1998

Latest Property Sales in Brentford
Prices fall marginally from July's all-time high

Thespians & Theatre Lovers Cry Foul Over Arts Council Cuts
Richard Briers & Sheila Hancock join local MPs in condemning proposed funding cut

Local Secondaries Shine in Exam Leagues
Excellent performances at GCSE and A Levels

Elderly Women Hit By Car on High Street
New Year's Eve incident leads to traffic chaos

Paddle Power Comes to Brentford
New local canoeing club to open under Kew Bridge

TfL Launch Oyster Photocards for Teenagers
In a bid to clampdown on antisocial behaviour on buses

Free Dial-a-Ride for Disabled and Older Residents
Ann Keen MP welcomes fare abolition on "vital lifeline'

20 Questions for Ruth Kelly
Councils take issue with transport secretary following backing of new runway

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