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September 2008

Brentford FC Inspiration Behind Subbuteo?
'Flick and Kick' creator Peter Adolph lived in Chiswick and played for local club

Relief at Hand for York Road Residents
Support promised after third burning car incident

Five Years for Slashing PC
Officer scarred for life after assault with Stanley knife

Open Door Policy For Gunnersbury Park
Regeneration Board takes decision to hold all meetings in public

Success for Brentford Police
Vehicle checks net illegal and inconsiderate motorists

Engineering Works on South West Train Routes
Buses to replace trains on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October

Train Too Crowded?
London Assembly wants to help you find a seat

Immigration Checks Prompt Mass Exodus of Traffic Wardens
Council claims contractors are responsible for recruiting and vetting staff

Does Being Plane Stupid Make Any Sense?
Christina Farr talks to aviation activist Katrina Forrester

Government Advisors Call For Review of Airport Expansion Plans
2M Group believes proposals to expand Heathrow 'have lost all credibility'

Leading Businesses Support Third Runway For Heathrow
But it must be built within strict environmental standards

Mary Macleod on Progression, Taxes, Family Life and Abortion
Prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate participates in Guardian survey

Blue Badge Fraudster Fined
Brentford woman caught using disabled parking permit

Coming Up at the Watermans
Cinema screenings and comedy at the local arts centre

Live Dancing Billboards and Stairway To Heaven
Not enough to keep M4 out of list of Britain's most boring roads

Wanted : Local Cannabis Factory
Police seek residents' help in locating premises

Gran Tagged for Benefit Fraud
Judge imposes curfew on Brentford woman

The best places to eat out in and around Brentford
Give your feedback on local restaurants

Bus Strike Goes Ahead
First Group fleet could be out of action this week

Local Crime Figures Just A Click Away
New 'crime mapping' website helps keep residents in the picture

Couple Celebrate Fostering Qualifications
Kevin and Paula Foster pass exams whilst juggling eight children

August 2008

Latest Brentford Property Sales
Wallis House revives activity in the local market

Local Rower Wins Silver
Disappointment for Brentford based Annie Vernon

Mixed GCSE Results for Local Schools
Excellence in some schools hides below par scores overall

'New Jack the Stripper Theory'
Crime author thinks killer was Welsh child murderer

Vino Rosso Leaves its Diners Happy
Although it clearly helps to be a carnivore

Cracking Down On School Gate Parking
Parents who stop on zig-zag markings face £100 fines

Who Were Brentford's Heroes?
Help find details of men named on war memorial

Local Rower Goes for Gold
Brentford based Annie Vernon in final this Sunday

Brentford Property Volumes Recover
Some comfort for beleaguered local estate agents

Anglers Thwart Woman's Suicide River Plunge
Local lifeboat called after car is driven into the Thames

Mela Partygoers Sign to Save Gunnersbury Park
Concerns over how funding is to be raised for park improvements

New Records Set By Local Schools
Oxbridge success and high pass rates for sixth formers

A Law Unto Themselves?
Hounslow Council to handle complaints against local Councillors

Council Brings In New Parking Enforcement
PCN's for motorists who park across dropped kerbs

Proposals for Gunnersbury Park's Private School Denied
'No plans' in the pipeline to sell off the small and large mansions

Serious Assault at Rose and Crown
Peacemaker in brawl ends up with fractured skull

Concern Over Local Diarrhoea Outbreak
Doctor issues advice for both prevention and treatment

Boris Aims to Raise Bog Standards
Councils encouraged to join Community Toilet Scheme

Grassroots Grants Up For Grabs
Voluntary and neighbourhood groups invited to apply for cash

Local PCTs Ranked Amongst Country's Worst Performers
Healthcare Commission survey places Hounslow and Ealing in bottom 20%

Samaritans At The Ready
As students learn exam results

Proposed New Development for Kew Bridge Road
Incorporating residential, retail, restaurant, offices and a new public house

Councillors Told They 'Cannot Help' Residents With Parking Fines
New 'legilsation' prohibits intervention in disputes with Council over PCN's

Cat Missing From Brentford
Help find fluffy tabby cat Dexter

Brentford Helping Brentford
Plans to move war memorial and fund Christmas lights

Thief Chooses Bad Location for Crime
Brentford man arrested after bag snatch outside police station

Dita the German Shepherd Dog Found
Back safe and well with her family after 12 days

Borough Commander To Discuss Knife Crime
Residents invited to put forward their views to Chief Superintendent David Bilson

Unique Opportunity To Shape Future of Gunnersbury Park
Regeneration drive to prevent further decline to landscape and buildings

A Special Delivery For West Mid
As they become proud new parents of a Natural Birthing Centre

Tara Win London Junior Camogie Championship
Final Score - Tara 6-06 v 4-02 Croydon

Crossrail Given Go Ahead
Project on track to be operational for passengers by 2017

Spanning The Thames
Illustrations, commentary and stories of bridges and buildings along the river

Stolen Silver Mercedes Taken On Crime Spree
Sweet-toothed car thieves pocket £400 of confectionary from petrol stations

Small Improvements Make Big Difference
Resident of local care homes become silver surfers

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

New Law Will Satisfy Appetite For Fairness
Restaurants to be banned from using service charges to "top up" staff pay

July 2008

Armed Robbery at Coral Bookmakers
Police appeal for witnesses to Ealing Road hold-up

Waterman's Accuses Arts Council of Stubborness
And claim they ignored advice of two separate departments over funding cuts

Cameron Direct - Live and Unscripted and in Brentford
Residents get Tory Leader's views on Heathrow, Expenses and Labour Frontbenchers

Chiswick Rubbish Festers in the Sun
Streets lined with bin bags after Council fails to keep residents informed

Keens Divided On Crucial Commons Vote
As a majority of 28 secure expense claims for second homes

Airport Campaign Set For Plane Talking
EU Meeting Delegation heads to Europe to highlight failure to tackle air pollution

Residents To Stage Conference With Climate Camp
Alongside HACAN, NoTRAG, Camp for Climate Action and Greenpeace

Do You Have Text Appeal?
Find out if your texting style is the most attractive

Council Admits to Spying On Ealing Family
Anti-terrorism surveillance was used to police school intake policy

Alarming Rates of Childhood Obesity Uncovered in Ealing
with figures significantly higher than national average

Motorcyclist Killed on M4 in Brentford
Severe delays in area following accident

Latest Brentford Property Sales
Low volume makes market direction unclear

Green Flag for Local Park
Boston Manor Park retains coveted award

Armed Robber Hits Isleworth Bookies
Gunman assaults staff before making off with cash

Excellent Development Really is Excellent
Local charity wins top award at star-studded ceremony

Dear MP, Please RSVP
Mixed results for local MPs in 'Responsiveness League Table'

'Mr & Mrs Expenses' Face Cuts In Allowances
As Parliamentary review aims to restore public's confidence

Could You Give Gordon Nightmares?
Ramsay's on the look out for more restaurants to rescue

Mayor's £6m Revitalisation Project For Local Parks
Londoners will have chance to vote on which green spaces will benefit

Air con planned for Hammersmith and City and District Lines by 2010
But no breeze at the end of the tunnel for Piccadilly Line

Watch Where You Poop Pooch!
Councils warned over using CCTV for 'trivial' surveillance

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

24 Arrested In 'Cash for Crash' Scams
Police issue stark warning against making false insurance claims

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