A selection of stories published in the e-mail newsletter

June 2007

Acton High Pupil Stabbed
Two 12 year old boys arrested following attack at bus stop

Giving Up Smoking: It Worked for Me
As Acton goes smoke free, one woman stubs it out for good

Mayor Wobbles on the Tram
Admits scheme could be ditched if Crossrail is approved

A Taste of Summer at Le Vacherin
In conjunction with Phil Collins Fine Fruit and Vegetables

A Brand New Doorstop on Your Doorstep
New from old: environmental business idea takes flight with help from Action Acton

Still Desperately Seeking Pregnant Ladies
And willing to pay £5 or chocolate for 40 minutes of your time

George Alagiah to Open New Building
Acton High's New Buildings get Official Opening

Ealing Judo Club Triumphs
Collects eight medals at the 2007 London Youth Games

What Will Be In Your Home Information Pack?
Local councils work together to promote and deliver fast electronic searches

91% of Drivers Unaware of New Parking Laws
As new wide two-tier scheme is launched across the capital

National charity urgently needs local volunteers
Can you help to alleviate loneliness of older people?

Fifty Million Pounds To Tell Londoners How Good TfL Is
Assembly Conservatives expose Mayor's exorbitant advertising spend

Mayor blames education system for current spate of teen violence
As local Police launch new initiative to tackle rise in gang culture

Fatal Shooting on Fletcher Road
Murder investigation launched as Brazilian chef is killed

Silverlink's Chinese Takeover
Watchdog welcomes new operators as RMT threatens strike action over privatisation

Charly the Chiswick Cat Found in Acton
Happy owner reunited with thin, hungry pet by W3 and W4 Forum

Desperately Seeking Pregnant Ladies
Masters student will test your memory

Local Artist Donates Painting for Auction
At St Vincent's School Fete, June 30th

Frozen Parking Account 'Dodgy' Says Malcolm
Cllr Vlod Barchuk counters Lib Dem accusation

Message from Acton Central Neighbourhood Team
Record set straight over allegation Police started car fire

Another Visit to Acton Park with Litterpick
Call for volunteers to help clean up

Green Light for Gunnersbury Park
License allowing family and community events allowed

Scary Hairy Killer Caterpillars Found in Park Royal
Ealing Council to find and remove Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars

Ealing Father and his Lover Accused of Torturing Child
Toddler dies after months of extreme pain

Five Star Food Takes On New Meaning
As 'Scores on the Doors' reveal hygiene standards in local restaurants

Local Council Hammers The Hand-Out Hounds
Forcing free newspapers and advertising hawkers from the streets

Department for Transport Under Fire Over Heathrow Study
Accused of breaking rules by sharing vital air pollution data with BAA

Local Garden Designer Goes Wild
At RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Mr Benn Goes Back To School
MP's family continue their relationship with local primary

Plight Of The Modern Suburb
"Communities need to retain the character that attracted people there"

Five Star Food Takes On New Meaning
As 'Scores on Doors' reveal hygiene standards

Mayor's Great Oyster Giveaway
Livingstone accused of smoke and mirrors trick as he sits on £1/2 billion nest egg

Is Westfield Set to be 'White City'?
Shopping Centre hoardings do not reflect local community

Blitz on Crime and Grime in Acton
Task Force hit the streets this month

Fairground Personnel Intervene in Park Attack
Is Acton Park safer while funfair is in town?

Police Issue CCTV Images of E3 Bus Vandals
And seek community help in identifying those responsible for criminal damage

Shalimar Gardens Man Named and Charged
Resident remanded in custody after attack

Fluffy Nan Bread in the Himalayas
Tandoori nights in Acton a hot ticket

London Underground to Close West Acton Ticket Office
Automated sales or Oyster only at selected stations

Cautioned Bogus Cancer Charity Collector May Still be Operating
Woman uses two young daughters to obtain 'sponsorship' money by deception

Bus Crime Stories All Come At Once
This week free bus passes for under 16s come under scrutiny

Track Flight Paths On-line With WebTrak
HACAN welcomes new system that brings "transparency to the skies"

Local Blitz on Knife Crime
Undercover kids and metal detectors used by police

Council looks out for Ealing's vulnerable
Free spy holes protect residents from distraction burglary

May 2007

Man in Serious Condition after Stabbing in Shalimar Gardens
Two held after attack on Wednesday morning

"Where has our Peace Gone?" Ask Grove Road Residents

As 24-hour licensing law threatens neighbourhoods

Prince Charles Fails to use his Bike for Acton Journey
But new waxwork for Tussauds is eco-friendly

Award Winning Le Vacherin's Soiree de Sabrage on Acton Green
Five course dinner of classic French dishes served with wine and champagne

Parking Fines Set To Rise
As councils introduce a two-tier scheme from July 1st

Helen Hudson Steps up her Training
Diabetes UK will benefit from walk

Man Shot by Police Near Park Royal
Second gun incident in area in past few weeks

Councils Back Protest over East Acton Post Office Closure
Residents Reeling from loss of local service

Lionel Bart, Barbara Windsor, Robbie Fowler and Hoardings
Churchfield Road's Tony Antoniou of Classix speaks out

Safer Transport Team Launched to Combat Bus Crime
After bad results for Ealing some good news

Local Councils Fail to Match Up to Eco-Credentials
Figures Expose Ealing's Less Than Green Tree Policy

Old Oak Road Accident Victim Named
Police still looking for witnesses

Bus Crime Rising Fastest in Local Area
Ealing Borough tops London league for increase in bus thefts

Cappuccino Supplies to be Temporarily Unavailable
May 26th last day at current site for Vanilla

The Largest Formal Underwater Dinner Party on Earth Postponed
Technical Difficulties sink The Park Club's charity fundraiser

Spring Specials From Le Vacherin
Coq Au Vin and Soiree de Sabrage on the menu at award winning restaurant

Beverley Hughes Visits South Acton Children's Centre
Early talk programme is launched in Acton

Mayor Gives Go-ahead to Low Emission Zone
Causing local businesses to see red over his latest green initiative

Fatal Accident on Old Oak Road
Female pedestrian hit by motorcycle

W3 Forum Posters Expose Bias on Mail on Sunday Site
Article entitled "Envirocrime Snoops" provokes indignation

Ealing Council Announce Multi-Million Refuse Package
Wide-Ranging improvements to refuse and recycling services

Black Plastic Will be De Rigeur This Season and for the Foreseeable Future
Acton residents stick with status quo by a narrow margin

Police Seize Cannabis Haul in Noel Road
Break-in leads Police to drug-factory bust

Forget Kate Moss and Anya Hindmarch
You could get your hands on some free compost - May 9th only

Aya Moo Moo Deh! John Perryn School Jazz
Essequibo Music Group gets Years 3 into the groove

Happy Birthday Ealing Freecycle!
Where it's all in the giving AND in the receiving

To Russia With Science
Latymer chemist heads to Moscow's Olympiad

Ministers Warned Not To Rush Airport Plans
That could result in 50% increase in Heathrow flights

April 2007

Billy Bragg to Perform Benefit Show in Acton
Exclusive charity tickets available

Ealing Parking Services' Permitgate Scandal
Over-the-counter service ends leaving residents asking 'where is our money going?'

Litter in Acton Park is a Load of Rubbish
Green Flag park makes me see red

Does Anyone Recognise this Friendly Dog?
We need your help to find his owner or a new home

Council Funding Cuts Hit Safer Neighbourhood Teams
Askew, College Park and Old Oak Wards affected

Camera Doesn't Lie About Parking Tickets
New measure proves a success in reducing incorrect PCNs

Police Grow Increasingly Concerned For Safety of Ealing Woman
Appeal made for whereabouts of 36 year old Sharon Lawrence

Cyber Criminals Target Ealing
Organised gangs behind explosion in identity fraud

Ken Loses Attempt to Block Incinerator
Court gives go ahead for more local waste to be burnt

London 2012 Seeks Olympic Spirit
Have you been inspired by the Games coming to the capital?

Angie Bray "Unimpressed by Waffle and Vague Promises"
Letter about Heathrow expansion brings reply from Department of Transport

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