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June 2008

Abu Qatada Settles In to New Home
Radical cleric enjoys first taste of freedom

Planning Inspectorate Overrules Ealing Council
Decision bound to be unpopular with local residents and businesses

Local Teenager Awarded £4,000 for "Hurt Feelings"
After row over headscarf goes to tribunal

Coming Soon to a Street Near You
Radical cleric Abu Qatada is released

Health Club Boss Wins Veteran Gold
Dan White romps home ahead of the field in European Championships

Promotion for Local Youth Football Team
But Bollo United seeks sponsorship for next season

Get Ready for Acton Carnival 2008
Saturday July 12th - this year's big community event

Men Break in to House and Use Washing Machine
Seven men cautioned after arrests

Old Oak Common Lane Break-in
Did you see anything?

Ealing's Gone Plastic Fantastic
New white plastic recycling sacks coming our way

Cannibalism and Figure Fiddling Shock
Tongue in cheek revelations from Labour following 'state of borough' debate

Engaging The Community In Fight Against Crime
Proposals to reduce crime and increase public confidence

Attempted Break-in on East Acton Lane
Police ask for public to help find two suspects

Labour Demands Refund for 'Illegal' Tickets
Mahfouz pledges to help drivers fined unfairly in yellow junction box

New West London Tube Line Proposed
Orbital underground would serve Brentford, Ealing and Park Royal

Park Stock Music Festival @ The Park Club
Soak up some sun and take in rhythms of eclectic mix of live music

Jason Stacey Discusses Plan with Business Forum
£3 out of every £4 currently spent outside Borough

Quacking New Inhabitants for Acton Park
Ducklings take to their new home after fall from tree nest

Cowboy Builders at Large in Ealing
Council warns residents not to use cold callers

Local Police Stations Set To Close
Ealing, Brentford and Chiswick under threat from Met's modernisation programme

Met Lifts the Lid on Drug Smuggling Operation
Huge stash of drugs found hidden in tinned Polish food at Ealing address

Two Men Jailed after South Acton Attack
Drug gang punished man who owed them money

Burst Water Main Closes Northbound Section of Gunnersbury Ave
Diversions in place from Chiswick Roundabout to Popes Lane

Seven Jailed for 66 Years for Gun Attack
After reluctant drug runner was punished by gang

Quest for Best Curry Leads to Jubraj
But Decor and spinach disappoint on Gunnersbury Lane

Planning Application: Allotments under Threat
Locals gather to protect historic green space

May 2008

Acton Home Values Confound Expectations
But falling volumes suggest tough times ahead for agents

Acton Town Development Framework Revealed
Full document unveiled shows big plans for Acton

Two Charged with 'Doing a Runner '
Accused of not paying for a meal in Bella Pasta

Arrests after Incident on the Vale
Three men arrested after assault

Two Men Jailed after South Acton Attack
Drug Gang punished man who owed them money

Just in Case You Missed it First Time
Another Chance to see My Street

Local Fitness Guru Tells Truth about Heart Disease
Advice from John Limpus of Urban Vitality

Dog Attack in Springfield Gardens
Woman and her dog left injured

Research Claims 'E-breaks Boost Productivity'
Top physiologists profess employees should be allowed time to surf net

Seven Million Households Are Living With NERDs
Are you amongst those living with 'never ending renovation drama'?

Are You Green With Envy?
Research highlights increasing resentment of eco-neighbours

Planning Appeal to Build "Titanic next to Row Boat"
Case centres on incorrect information and blunders

Police Say Crime on Pensioner was "Vicious"
Disability vehicle involved for second time

From My Street to My Mum
Local Film-maker's new documentary

Noodles, Dumplings and other Dishes
Co Do Hue Noodle Bar on Acton High Street

Morrisons is Supermarket of Choice for Robin
Bird hops from aisle to aisle when approached

Horn Lane Cannabis Factory Busted
Safer Neighbourhood Team Act on Information

Stay of Execution for Bollo Bridge Road Post Office
But bad news for Churchfield Road PO

Boris Axes The Londoner and Spends Saving on Green Initiatives
But can he convince local councils to follow suit with their own publications?

London Assembly '£7m Waste of Time'
Report argues Mayor should be accountable to local authority leaders

Privatising The Post Office
Watchdog calls for 'radical transformation' to improve services

Patients Rate Hospital Worst in Country
Healthcare Commission publishes patients' survey results

Temporary Residence for Pete Doherty
Drug dealers inflate prices for incarcerated pop star

No Evidence as Yet of Acton Property Slowdown
Three houses sell for over a million so far this year

Bus Route Proposed Park Royal to Harrow Road
Via East Acton and White City

Guilty Plea for Grove Road Brothel Women
Police swoop after complaints from neighbours

Local Woman on Amphetamine Charge
Bail granted for class B drugs offence

Greater London Authority - Ealing and Hillingdon
Result Awaited on the Vote for Mayor and Your Local Assembly Member

A Celebration of Bob Dylan At Irish Cultural Centre
'More than a tribute band' says Penny Flood of Emmitt Till's performance

Strike Action Closes Ealing and Hounslow Schools
National Union of Teachers protest over 2.45% pay increase

One In Three Motorists Fined Every Year
Figures renew concerns that drivers are being used as council 'cash cows'

April 2008

Alex O'Neil Keeps his Pants on - just
Review of Libertaire's Second Night

'Historic' Kerbstones are history
Council says works will 'improve roadway condition'

Elderly Woman Robbed on Friday Night
Police 'appalled' by thief who stole from her mobility vehicle

Tantalise Your Taste Buds
Free Recipe Cards at Acton Library

Community Gardener in Poets Corner
An interview with Popsie Chadwick

Strike Action Closes Local Schools
National Union of Teachers protest over 2.45% pay increase

A Celebration of Bob Dylan At Irish Cultural Centre
'More than a tribute band' says Penny Flood of Emmitt Till's performance

Microcosm of Shepherd's Bush Life
Unexpected treat rounds off a deliciously spicy meal at Red Sea Restaurant

Council Heritage Quarter "Fun Day" on Bank Holiday Monday
As rows rage over lamposts and kerbstones

Curry On Up Trafalgar
Restaurant workers take to streets in protest against new immigration laws

"Why Are We Waiting?"
Restaurant staff protest over 'unfair' distribution of tips

Secondary Schools in £120 Million Improvement Plan
Major changes on the cards to make borough schools more attractive

Acton High Students Show Bravery
After helping to save elderly lady after accident

Armed Robbers Hit Post Office Van
Guards threatened with gun on Old Oak Common Lane

National Final Beckons for Local Singer
Clare Cunningham beats thousands in talent competition

Success for Local GP's Marathon Attempt
Substantial sum raised for his chosen charities

Zone K1 The Final Chapter (We Hope)
Exclusive: Zone K1 parking regulations

Unfair Dismissal Teacher Awarded £70,000
But racial discrimination claim thrown out

London Overground Electrified by Trains
Mayor announces fleet for North London line

Council Officer Spots Baby Trafficker
Woman to be sentenced after attempt to cheat system

Fire on Cotton Avenue
Woman suffers facial burns

Anti-Social Behaviour Order Extended
Youths and Windscreen Washers Continue to be Targeted

Waste Not Watt Not
Fertile future for Ealing's food waste

'Misleading' Comments On Crime Angers Met
Who deny Standard suggestion that figures were "massaged"

Marks and Spencer's £3.5m Bun Fight With Tax Man
Sweet victory as retailer wins battle over chocolate teacakes

Thames Water Poor Service Fine Reduced By £3m
'Firm's processes so bad it was unaware it had breached rules' says watchdog

Official Says Ealing Could Be "Excluded" From Crossrail
But rail representatives meet to discuss station improvements

Petition Handed to MP, Candidates and Council Leader
While riots are threatened at main Post Office

Businesses Fume Against "Unfair" Parking Regulations
While residents find fault with Parking Services

Tube Workers Call Off Strike Action
After underground bosses make guarantees on safety and staffing issues

Toby Young Says "Acton is Monte Carlo"
Apologises for any offense caused by "cesspool" remarks

Local GPs Hold Meeting on NHS Changes
"Creeping privatisation" of services could be bad for patients

Andy Slaughter Responds to Post Offices Accusation
Tory proposal "dishonest" and "soundbite opportunism"

New Dispersal Zone For Acton
Extended area runs from Old Oak Common Lane to Glendun Road

Ealing Scoops Top National Award For Children's Services
Which is the second accolade for council department in six months

As Changes To Parking Enforcement Come Into Effect
Motoring organisations are keen to advise motorists of new regulations

'Terminal 5 Must Mark The End of Heathrow Expansion'
Friends of the Earth call for 'Government to get serious about tackling climate change'

Chiswick Dig Deep For Local Derby
Rugby Result: Old Actonians 5 Chiswick 11

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