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It's Back to Acton for Emilia Fox
After news of divorce from Jared Harris

Council Publications Are "A Threat to Democracy"
MPs urge councils to support local media, not compete with it

Bay Watching Again as the Plot Thickens
Visit to Churchfield Road by Ealing Council brings developments


Tallest Snowman in Acton
Mine's a can of Foster's

Getting Married the Acton Way
Angela Jullings and Ken White make it a local event

Four Arrested after Tram Depot Drugs Bust
Lorry haul of 260 kilos thought to be cannabis


Vanilla to Leave Acton
Ethical deli/coffee shop to close

Toby Young compares Churchfield Road with Downtown Detroit
Standard piece blames Ealing Council for over-zealous parking enforcement

Banned Big Issue Seller "Is a Gent"
But who's to blame for Luca's limbo?

Beauty Base Owner Involved in Incident
Police and ambulance called to scene


Banned Big Issue Seller "Is a Gent"
But who's to blame for Luca's limbo?

Acton Venue is Consolation Prize for Apprentice Contestants
We take a trip to the losing team's hangout


Local Policeman Was "Predatory Paedophile"
Former Ealing officer lived in Acton

Much-loved Local is Missed by Community
Jenny Kwan was a talented and active member of SASAC and other groups

"We Apologise for Any Inconvenience Caused"
Ealing Council web site unavailable for three days after virus alert

By Hook or by Crook
Sons of Abu Hamza Jailed on several counts by Southwark Crown Court


Get On Your Bike To Beat The Tube Strike!
"Don't stress, cycle!" says London Cycling Campaign

Town Centre: Local Councillors Give Views
What do they really think of the regeneration plan?

Shop Found Selling Knives to Children for £1
But shop owner gets low fine after Council sting operation


Customs Raid on Million Pound Council House
Twelve Officers emerge with documents and suitcases

What Does The Future Hold For Acton Baths?
Public meeting today to discuss plans to rebuild swimming pool on alternative site

The Tale of the Honest Acton Teenager
Woman Reunited with her Wallet Wants to Thank her Helper

Resident Reaches Milestone Royal Telegram Birthday
Flo Hebditch celebrates with friends and family


Man Hailed as Angel after Acton Town Rescue
Mystery tube traveller saves child from underneath train

Toby Young Outlines Plans for Acton School
Local writer wants to set up 'Comprehensive Grammar'

'Fat Cat' Salaries on the Increase in Ealing
While numbers of park rangers cut across the borough


Lead Thieves on the Climb Again
After gang targets local garage roof

Biggest Live Music Lesson Ever at Twyford CE High School
Ed Balls launches campaign with Jamie Cullum, VV Brown and Killa Kela

Blood on the Pavement Mystery Explained
Victim discharged from hospital after Horn Lane incident

"Deterioration Will Escalate if Nothing is Done"
Saving trees in Gunnersbury Park could sabotage regeneration


Fast Food Outlet Brings Large Portion of Concern
Cottage Chicken franchise unpopular with parents and local politicians

Police Clamp Down on Crown Street Dealers
Seven arrests made after operation this week

Gang Ringleader Imprisoned for 10 Years
Operation uncovered West London drugs network

Chief Executive Named at Ealing Council
'Personality Clash' at Tower Hamlets was behind his departure


Michael Barrymore: Acton's Newest 'Celeb'?
Reports of disgraced star purchasing flat in June

Council Tractor Kills Chihuahua in Acton Park
Leaving owner shocked, bereft and angry

West London Free School Steering Committee
Developments and meetings this week move Toby Young's project forward

Residents Allege Dirty Tricks Campaign
As communal garden featured in Around Ealing is threatened


Acton Primary School Key Stage 2 Results
Impressive results from St Vincent's and Berrymede

"Acton Regains its Independence from Ealing"
As Waitrose announces it will be returning to Acton

Afghanistan, Copenhagen and W3
A busy week for Gordon Brown but still time to launch white paper in Acton

December 30, 2009