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March 2008

Libertaire Polishes Up its Act-on
Council sub-committee grants license with concessions

Toby Young Says High Street is "Awful"
But Churchfield Road is Marylebone High Street of Acton

Acton Residents Want Their K And Park It
Cllr Vlod Barczuk puts the record straight

+ Lettings Business Sets its Sights on Acton +
Lets Do Business - no-nonsense agency with fresh attitude moves in

Regeneration or Degeneration in South Acton
Vicar joins residents to ask "who cut down our trees?"

Masterplan, South Acton and Post Office Closures
An interview with Jason Stacey, Leader of Ealing Council

A Walk in Acton Park
Murals cheer up Thames Water hoarding

Danger Ahead For Motorists?'s Barrie Segal warns of hidden minefields in new parking laws

Legal Battle Over 'Fixed' Airport Data
Evidence indicates collusion between Government and BAA

Fees Should Support Poorer Families Not Create 'Exclusive Clubs'
Charity Commission guidelines advise private schools to offer subsidised places

Olympic Dreams for White City
Sports Centre in Du Cane Road to be pre-games training camp

Sharp Rise In Attacks
Prompts calls for a review of the Dangerous Dogs Act

Hung Up On Hauntings or Spellbound By Spooks?
Study into ghostly TV, films and websites seeks participants

Staff Vote To Strike In Tube Safety Row
48 hour underground walkouts take step closer to fruition

February 2008

Acton Property Prices Falter
W3 prices fall below London average

"We Aim to Please, Not to Sleaze"
Libertaire: no sign of pole-dancing at venue

My Street Visits Documentary-Maker
Participants meet after invitation from Sue Bourne

Local GP to Tackle London Marathon
Dr Naz Pambakian sets himself a target

Locals Campaign to Keep Post Office
An open letter from Mary Stewart to Royal Mail

Political Parties United Against Closures
Post Office announcement provokes cross-party outrage

Say Cheese Especially if you Park Badly
Council to step up CCTV parking enforcement

Council Declares War on Waste
Breakfast and advice on offer at local builders' merchants this March

Lord Soley Flies In The Face Of Popular Opinion
Stating 'Heathrow expansion critically important to economic prosperity'

Pot Holes Thing of The Past
As Ealing invests millions in borough's roads and footpaths

Lights, Camera..................Acton!
One Acton street comes under the spotlight on Channel 4 tonight

"Eyesore" Kiosk Hits Headlines Again
Locals want their church view back

Sacked Teacher Brings Allegations to Tribunal
Colin Cook makes claim against King Fahad Academy

Could Be the Last Post for Churchfield Road
Acton Post Offices on closure list for Royal Mail

Latest Property Sales in the Acton Area
High prices suggest market continuing to rise

Political Parties United Against Closures
Post Office announcement provokes cross-party outrage

3,000 Sign Petition to Save Local Post Office
MP says new franchisee likely to avert closure

High Time Ealing Had A New School?
Residents have their say on Council's plans to expand borough's high schools

Safer Neighbourhood Teams Run On Line Survey
Enabling teenagers to identify areas that make them feel unsafe or concerned

Changes To Congestion Charge Scheme Announced
Mayor's 'cultural revolution' branded 'class war' by critics of new £25 fee

Teacher Shocked after Car Impounded by Council
Bermuda triangle Zone DD or K situation continues

Children from East Acton Primary Get Digging
Trip to Chiswick Kitchen Garden enjoyed by all

Mother of Accident Victim Blasts Appeal Attempt
Motorist aiming for reduced sentence after killing Acton cyclist

Have Your Say About the Kiosk Design
Three finalists, one winner. Acton decides

Acton Shoppers are West London's Strongest
Market competition tests arm strength

New Heritage Quarter Announced in Council Budget...
.Along with a council tax increase of just 1.9 per cent

Hard Labour in Local Maternity Wards
Hospitals amongst the "least well performing" in the country

Stars' Support Saves the Bush
Arts Council to maintain funding for local theatre

Unions Threaten All Our Tube Strike
Unless their demands over safety and staffing are met

"Mr Leaving-Soon" I Presume, Says Boris
Our night with the Conservative Candidate for Mayor

Putting Acton on the Sex Industry Map
Regeneration or degeneration: Captain Cook application

W3 Terrace Dwellers Move to Country Rectory
Swapping "Acton for Arcadia" Leaves Fictional Townies Homesick

Commuter's Laptop Stolen at Knifepoint
"Conceal what you're carrying" advise Police

Give or Take Stall a Success
Customers pick up free bric a brac

Jewels Recovered After Acton Robbery Arrest
Police appeal to trace owners of property

Three Suspects Sought for Graffiti on E3 Bus
Operation BusTag officers need your help identifying three young perpetrators

Government "Trying to Mislead and Demoralize Residents"
Heathrow expansion: latest controversy and meetings

Have Your Say on Borough Police Facilities
Modernisation meeting in Ealing Town Hall

Row Over Shepherd's Bush Tube Closure Continues
Meeting brings concessions but more needed says Slaughter

Proposed Bag Ban 'Pointless Headline-Grabbing Gesture'
'Carrier bags are not great environmental evil' claim shop keepers

'Thames Water Fines Should Benefit Customers Not Treasury'
Consumer group calls for change in Owfat position on £12.5m penalty

January 2008

Is the Rocket about to Take Off?
Or is listing on property website red herring?

A Little Bit of Give and Take Does You Good
Action Acton launches unique monthly event

First Great Western to Compensate Regulars
Survey puts them bottom of customer satisfaction league

Trains Slowed by Track-Walking Mystery Woman
Acton Central to Willesden Junction by foot

Have you seen what Vanilla has to Offer?
Here's a taste of what's available in your local ethical deli/coffee shop

Third Death on Dangerous Roads in North Acton
Stacey announces safety measures after Ferrari kills woman

'All of West London Should Have its Say On Heathrow'
Councillor calls for inclusion after Ealing Borough is left out of consultation

Grime Busters Planned for Ealing Streets
As part of new proposals to make the borough cleaner

Confusion On The Buses
Reports that crime is on the up are refuted by London Assembly

Dodgy Landlord Told to Make Necessary Repairs
Leaky pipes land property company in hot water

War of Words Erupts Over Shepherd's Bush Tube Closure
Local MPs Greg Hands and Andrew Slaughter on opposite sides of the tracks

Heathrow Crash 'Vindicates' Friends of the Earth Safety Campaign
Group gave evidence to Terminal 5 public inquiry back in 1998

Hump is Last Straw for East Churchfield Road Resident
'Fourth worst speed hump in Britain' must go

The Rocket is Definitely Up for Sale
But open for business as usual

Large Number of Police at Acton Bus Stop
Arrests during support operation on the Vale

Benefit Fraudster Gets Crown Court Hearing
Acton resident defrauds Council by almost £30,000

Race to Reverse Crime Statistics
Hotspots get support as Ealing figures show increase

Scrutiny Committee Examines London's Health
Are Polyclinics the way forward or will they cost too much?

Crime Carry-on Caught on Camera
The better side of Ealing's controversial CCTV

Asda to Fine Inconsiderate Parking
To keep priority spaces for those in need

Night Out Ends with Attack on Teenager
16-year-old victim needed over 30 stitches

Operation Reclaims Almost 700 Uninsured Vehicles
Lamborghini, Porsche and Mercedes CLK amongst Police seizures

Campaign to Restore Gunnersbury's Historic Stables
Years of neglect have turned Grade II listed building into 'ugly eyesore'

Slaughter Stands Up for Shepherd's Bush
Commuters sign his petition opposing closure

New Pelican Crossing for Horn Lane?
Possibility of improvements for troubled stretch of road

Warning: Pound Shop is Health Hazard
Jason Stacey tackles rat-infested High Street shop

Local Pupils Shine at GCSE and A Level
Strong exam performance from schools in the area

Ealing Clean Streets
Council says streets are up to 20 per cent cleaner

TfL Launch Oyster Photocards for Teenagers
In a bid to clampdown on antisocial behaviour on buses

20 Questions for Ruth Kelly
Councils take issue with transport secretary following backing of new runway

HIPs December Deadline Exaggerates Price Fall
'Unseasonal surge of smaller properties distorting figures'

English Heritage Slates The Leaf
As consultation deadline extension is announced

Local College Principal Steps Down
'Difficult choice to make,' says Kevin Finnigan

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