A selection of stories published in the e-mail newsletter

September 2007

Vintage Year for West End of Churchfield Road
Owner of cult shop interviewed

Man Mugged on 266 Bus in Acton
Assailant fled in the direction of Berrymead Gardens

Bird of Prey Snapped by Eagle-Eyed Local
Calling all twitchers to help us identify species

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Ealing Common Blaze was Arson Say Police
Seven people escape after fire started in flats' hallway

Nine Years in Jail for Talha's Killers
New legislation allows conviction of Acton couple

Threat of Further Tube Disruption Withdrawn
RMT suspend strikes planned for next Monday

It's a Wipe-Out for Windscreen Washers
At Hangar Hill, but not yet for Savoy Circus

Fifty Firefighters Tackle Factory Blaze
Smoke from Park Royal fire could seen across London

Lib Dems Take Issue over West Acton Ticket Office Closure
Claim unmanned stations create problems and increase crime

Carry On The Bus Lanes?
Are they just the ticket or driving you crazy?

Major Works Continue: Changes to A40 Layout
Lane changes will start September 1st

Council Seizes Dangerous Toy Mobile Phones
Toys could cause choking, burns, deafness

Council Accused of Losing Half a Million
Lib Dems say Ealing was chaotic in dealing with special funding

Your Views Could Become Ealing Policy
Meetings to gather public opinion for development blueprint

Council Stands Firm Against Domestic Violence
Strengthening support for victims & bringing violent partners to justice

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August 2007

Life Ban For Acton Pet Shop Owner
After being repeatedly found guilty of breeches of trading licence

Getting A Taste Of Their Own Medicine
Councillors see how it feels to get a parking ticket

Belvedere Licence Decision Looms
New Polish themed pub in Acton looking for late opening

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First Great Western Tries to Gag Watchdog
Threatens to sue over complaints about poor service

Council crackdown on blue badge fraud
Arrests made and fines issued for misuse of disable badges

Help South Acton Become a Safer Place
Police seek panel members to decide local priorities

Acton Couple Found Guilty of Causing Toddler's Death
17 month old boy endured 'unimaginable agony and distress'

Tube Workers To Stage Two Three-day Strikes
After failing to secure guarantees over jobs, conditions & pensions

"Council may be allowing £500,000 to slip through their fingers"
Lib Dems accuse Ealing of being chaotic in dealing with special funding

'Arsenal's Charity Penalty Shoot Out' is a Con
Phoney supporter duplicates door-to-door sponsorship scam

What Do You Think Of Ealing's Controlled Parking Schemes?
Council to review its Controlled Parking Scheme strategy

Let's Drink To Carton Recycling
Five new food and drink carton bins across Ealing

Mayor and Ealing Council Reach Deal on Tram
Scheme to be dumped as long as Crossrail proceeds

Horn Lane Takeaway Closed for Hygiene Breaches
Action taken over 'vile, shameful and dangerous' businesses

Acton Park Retains Green Flag
Litter problems don't deter Civic Trust from giving award

Labour Make Choice for Ealing Central & Acton
Bassam Mahfouz to contest new constituency at next election

Residents Demonstrate Against Loss of Footbridge
Concerns over increased risk at crossing point near Perryn Road

Pit Bull Attack on Uxbridge Road
Man savaged by dog as he lay on the ground

MP Seeks Stringent New Board Restrictions
Estate Agents Under Fire For Blighting Streets With Self Promotion

CCTV Tackling Crime Across the Borough
Council figures show reduction in offences and anti-social behaviour

Police Step Up Anti-Terrorism Measures
Stop and Search powers to be used to the full in Ealing in the coming months

Eastend Comes West To Go Back To College
Soap stars swap Albert Square to celebrate local student achievement

July 2007

Armed Police Raid House in Avenue Gardens
Man chased out of Acton Town Station after being found with a gun

Two New Foodie Faces, at Acton Park Cafe
Cappuccino, ice cream, pastries, fry-ups and more - now available daily

Chemist Raid Thieves May be Sad or Impotent
Drugs stolen in raid on Noel Road pharmacy

First Great Western Under Fire
Angie Bray criticises lousy performance and appalling service

Seven Days Jail for ASBO Man
Return to South Acton estate breaks injunction

Flooding Brings Chaos to Chiswick
Massive amount of rainfall turns High Road into river

"Tube upkeep will cost tax payers £30m a week"
After beleaguered Metronet calls in the administrators

Lord Coe to Give Olympic Talk in Ealing
Chairman of London 2012 to say what's in it for West London

Optimism Reigns Supreme At Southfield Primary
Headteacher Charles Morris on Ofsted and oversubscription

Old Actonians Squash Club Has Good Cause To Boast...
Winning the Middlesex Squash League's Club of the Year for 2007

MP Seeks Stringent New Board Restrictions
Estate Agents Under Fire For Blighting Streets With Self Promotion

Croydon Prevail Over Tara Juniors
Camogie Result: Tara 0-3 v 2-2 Croydon

New 10p Plastic Tax Could Be In The Bag
After agreement between London's local authority leaders

Emilia's Summer Dance School
Choreographer provides amazing opportunity to get involved in dance

East Gets West: Acton Town Centre Re-Vamp
As Handicrafts Market is cancelled due to wind dangers

Acton Carnival: Steve Flynn interviewed
Thames Water make a big hole in community activities

Acton Drives Onto 1st Class Mail
Grand Prix winning car made in Acton featured on stamp

Crime Prevention Gets Creative
As primary school children design new poster campaign

Local MPs Prove Popular Choice For Gordon Brown
New posts for John Hutton and Ben Bradshaw

Fifty New Cleaners Take to the Streets
Council splashes out £1.5million extra on services

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