A selection of stories published in the e-mail newsletter

March 2006

Mix up leads to Acton pub getting 2am licence
Late opening for Mill Hill Hotel despite 164 objections

Borough Commander responds to Tory claims of policing disparity
Colette Paul clarifies local Safer Neighbourhood Teams situation

Strikes call a halt to local services
Industrial action by public sector workers over pensions

Commons to scrutinise Estate Agents' tactics
Industry malpractice becomes subject of Parliamentary debate

South Acton regeneration funding crisis narrowly averted
Dispute with developer put project at risk of collapse

Police renew appeal on 2nd anniversary of Anton Hyman's murder
Parents ask community to stop shielding their son's killers

No school offers for hundreds of local children
Council looks for assistance at uncertain time for pupils

Lib Dems target South Acton ward
Candidates announced for forthcoming local election

BBC blows the whistle on Foxtons
Forgery, lies and deceit employed by estate agents

Ealing's Safer Neighbourhood Teams unevenly distributed
But South Acton benefits with the eleven officers assigned to the ward

Acton triumphs over Chiswick in Bowl final
Rugby result - Chiswick 17 Old Actonians 32

Ealing Police are looking for volunteers
Enthusiastic residents required to aid local force

Is the expansion of Heathrow illegal?
West London Friends of the Earth believe it is

Lib Dems go green with mini-manifesto
Environmentally friendly pledges for local elections

Gardeners spring into action
West London Organic and Wildlife Gardeners offer Grow Organic course

£1.5 million plans for Central Library
Aiming for vibrant community hub with 21st century facilities

Call for council to recycle business waste
Local companies seek better recycling facilities

Lords call for legal protection against aircraft noise
Homes & community buildings should be enshrined say Peers

Bus lane bonanza for Ealing Council
Figures show council comes second in table of fine enforcers

Acton gains a unique shopping experience
Pilot street market to become a permanent fixture

It's pay back time for offenders
Police and council unite to ensure lawbreakers repay local residents

Damning report issued on North London Line
"Shabby, unreliable, unsafe, overcrowded" say passengers

Bollo area CPZ consultation
Resident's views sought on proposed parking restrictions

Abu Hamza's porridge diet turns extreme
Local cleric boasts of six pack as he goes in lunch strike

Giving a little time makes a big difference
Short term carers needed for local disabled children

Local clubs score a hat trick of awards
Sporting groups recognised for their work in the community

Stolen property to glow under ultra-violet light
Police promoting property-marking solution throughout the borough

Is the expansion of Heathrow illegal?
West London Friends of the Earth believe it is

Pioneer of British Summer Time to be recognised with blue plaque
Unveiling of a plaque commemorating William Willett in Acton next week

Child of Our Time innovator launch children's centre
Professor Robert Winston opens new South Acton facility

Stardom is all Acton's got!
According to Pete Townshend whose lyrics accompany Churchfield Road video

Tax rise to pay for 'cleaner, greener safer' Ealing
Lid Dems refuse to back budget claiming Labour 'mismanagement'

Local kids help fight against racist bullying
Government publishes guidelines based on children's experience

Cricket Star's Son Killed in Savage Attack
Man from East Acton accused of Leicester Square murder

Police raid suspected South Acton drug dens
Resident's information leads to three arrests

Kids Cookery School receives Help a London Child grant
Unique local charity recognised for their work in the community

Acton smartens up its act
Agencies join forces for local clean up

Irresponsible dog owners face fines
Undercover rangers on patrol during enviro-crime blitz

Bollobridge Road man jailed for rape
Andrej Balog attacked grandmother during burglar

Local teenage pregnancy rates falling
Council's initiative gets the green light from DfES

Slump at Top end of Acton property market
Prices down after hitting all time high last quarter

Hit and Run at Market Place Acton
Man and woman seriously injured by lorry door

New Kind of Rock from Acton based Band
Marcos D'Cruze and Guarro making an big impact

Police go bowling to reduce crime
Officers at Acton Meg Bowl to promote Immobilise

Dawn raids net banking fraud gang
Police arrest 13 people in connection with £3m racket

Queen Charlotte's project lauded
Hospital's redevelopment selected for special recognition

West London set for Olympic success
Local area has major part to play in 2012 Olympics

Acton's future is in the hands of its residents
Two weeks left to register to vote in local elections

Restoration of Pitzhanger Manor House underway
Plans involve increased involvement by local stakeholder

February 2006

Acton's Top Twenty Most Expensive Streets Revealed
Carbery Avenue becomes the dearest place to live in the area

Housing Association 'misled' by contractors
Acton Housing responds to Benjamin House grievances

Police reduce their plans for a safer neighbourhood
Southfield team short of officers but residents will still pay the price

Choosing a secondary school for your child?
Details of exam results at schools used by Acton parents

Ealing pledge a 2.5% council tax rise
But Mayor's bill raises actual cost significantly

Dawn raids net local banking fraud gang
Police arrest 13 in connection with £3m racket

Hearing you loud and clear!
Lib Dems promise to listen as they launch mini-manifesto

Westwords 'London Lives' poetry competition
Web-based poetry competition celebrates West London life

Asian lyrics go westwards
Competition celebrates the spoken and written word in West London

The reality of low cost housing
Residents fight for proper standards of noise insulation

Council powerless to prevent tram compounds
Ealing unable to veto TfL's plans to build construction sites

iPod blamed for cyclist's death
Acton woman died whilst listening to music

99p turns into £3,000 fine
Local business caught selling x-rated DVDs to boy of 15

Chelsea stars unveil £600,000 space for sports
Local sports centre gets substantial cash injection

New Head for Southfield School
Charles Morris brings renewed energy to local primary

Shocking rise in violent crime at stations
Local stations rank amongst the worst in the capital

Mayor takes on Silverlink services
Local train service to become responsibility of TFL

New Committee for Tara Camogie Club
Club members elect committee at AGM

Acton Accident Victim Named
Australian law student killed in collision with lorry

MP Calls for Abu Hamza to lose home
Greg Hands says Council must evict him as tenant

Councillor publishes damning report on Ealing's parking services
Gary Malcolm reveals residents' numerous grievances

Butterfly House to close its doors for the last time
Planning enquiry rules out Gunnersbury Park option

Donate your musical memories
Recollections required of the post war to modern day black music scene

Burglary suspect wriggles his way to freedom
Police seek surgical glove wearing thief

Don't throw it away, give it away
You know about Recycling - now try Freecycling

Serious Accident on Acton High Street
Reports that cyclist was hit by lorry near Gunnersbury Lane

Loss of green space in South Acton proceeds
Council announce intention to dispose of park land

Concern at Old Oak Surgery Closure
Patients may have long journey to new 'super surgery'

New Pavilion for Shepherd's Bush C.C.
First new cricket ground in London since World War 2

Key Repair Work on Acton Water Main Delayed
Thames Water to tackle problem during Easter holidays

Good News and Bad News for the Tram
Hillingdon say no but transport users' group say yes

Councillor Claims Democracy is Dead in Acton
Reduction in Area Committee Meetings brings angry response

Man from Acton faces murder charge
James Herman accused of killing man in knife attack

January 2006

Nephew of legendary composer loses his high court battle
Legal wrangle over Lionel Bart's Churchfield Road home

Staffordshire bull terrier stolen from owner
Police appeal for help in finding stolen pet

Gunnersbury Park plan for Butterfly House under threat
Planning decision puts attraction's future in jeopardy

Councillor attacks Ealing over pedestrian crossing delay
Mayor's letter suggests council was passing the buck

Ealing Borough Conservative transport policy announced
Focus on rationalising bus lanes and opposition to the tram

Burst water main closes Acton High Street again
Disruption to water supply and traffic flow ensues

Top Athlete Swaps Jamaica for Acton
High jumper Germaine Mason to represent Great Britain

Arrest made in Springfield Gardens case
Juvenile held charged with three counts of rape

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