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September 2008

Exclusive: Nicolas Cage in Acton Park
Paparazzi gather at playground vying for photos

Two Men Arrested after Teenager Dies
Stabbed 19-year-old turned up at Acton Police Station

Thames Water, Acton Park and Springfield Gardens
Another chapter sees parks in limbo after works finished in May

Open Door Policy For Gunnersbury Park
Regeneration Board takes decision to hold all meetings in public

Which are the Best Restaurants in Acton
Give your feedback on local places to eat

Pedalling from Acton to Tower Bridge
Local cyclists take advantage of London Freewheel event

Immigration Checks Prompt Mass Exodus of Traffic Wardens
Council claims contractors are responsible for recruiting and vetting staff

And Another Thing
One Woman's Crusade Against Ealing Council

Does Being Plane Stupid Make Any Sense?
Christina Farr talks to aviation activist Katrina Forrester

Art Block Blossoms in Disused Toilet Building
An interview with Acton Park's Vicki Barker

Ealing's Ward Forums Off to a Flying Start
Standing room only at first new style meeting

Which are the Best Pubs in Acton +
Give your feedback on local places to have a drink

Large Reward for Information on Killers
One year since Daniel Ezra Denis was murdered

No Jail for Porn Man
Remorse and good character save him from jail

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Open Evening Tuesday September 30th

Lib Dem Chairs First Southfield Ward Forum
Good turn-out and many points discussed

New Pedal Power for Ealing's Cyclists
Improvements coming to Acton using TfL money

Smoke Patrol Hits Ealing Streets
Primary Care Trust wages war on smokers with new confrontation tactics

Train Too Crowded?
London Assembly wants to help you find a seat

Tara Proves too Strong for Opposition
Final Score - Tara 6-8 Fr Murphys 0-0

Council Drives Forward Transport Improvements
Parking, review of CPZs and better conditions for cyclists included in new strategy

Turkish Cafe/Restaurant on Churchfield Road
Charcoal grill is great entertainment for our reviewer

On Your Buses: Pain or Pleasure?
Your chance to participate in TfL's consultation via the W3 Forum

Have Your Say on 40K
Acton Central Ward Forum Sept 17th

Space at Rocket Filled by New Owner
Owner gets a quick make-over, re-opens today

Hotel Room Used as "Cannabis Shop"
Staff called Police after suspicious behaviour

Stabbing at Ealing Common Station
Victim was from Acton - Police appeal for witnesses

Abu Qatada: Bail Conditions Under Review
Radical cleric seen with fellow fanatic and mobile

Council Sued for Failing to Disclose Crossrail Plans
Property developer says it bought land already earmarked

Ealing Estate Agents Ask: Why Prime Minister?
As Gordon Brown comes to leafy suburb to unveil his first time buyer policies

Which are the Best Pubs in Acton
Give your feedback on local places to have a drink

What The Dickens?
Public inquiry into footpaths may spell end of Dickens Yard plans

Council Defends CPZ Parking Enforcement
Motorists who park in resident only bays will be issued with a ticket

Local Crime Figures Just A Click Away
New 'crime mapping' website helps keep residents in the picture

August 2008

Bus Strike Goes Ahead Today
Some routes affected; another strike planned

It's in the Basket for Churchfield Road
Flowers to cheer us up for Autumn

Spring Clean For Stirling Road Dump
Residents protest over removal of eclectic display

Car has Altercation with Fence Outside Morrisons
Exclusive pictures taken by eye-witness at scene

Acton Athlete Wins Silver Medal
Losing Lottery funding "made difference"

Tower Block Plan Goes before Planning Inspectorate
After Council rejects North Acton plan on second application

Therese Raquin at the Riverside Studios
Zola's study of adultery brought to the stage

Revamped Democracy For Ealing Residents
New ward forums replace defunct area committee meetings

'New Jack the Stripper Theory'
Crime author thinks killer was Welsh child murder

Agony for Agents as Volume Plummet
Closures expected with sales down by 60%

Kipling Towers Man is Exceedingly 'Nasty'
Abdi Mohamed jailed after mugging elderly man

Missing Man Photographed at Windmill Pub
Disappearance is 'totally out of character'

Radio Roof Men Arrested in South Acton
MPS helicopter called to scene last Thursday

Sixth Ealing Dispersal Order is for Acton
High Street and surrounding area targeted

Mela Partygoers Sign to Save Gunnersbury Park
Concerns over how funding is to be raised for park improvements

Council Puts Brakes on Dodgy Car Sellers
Dealers encouraged to sign up to fair deal scheme

Recycling Rates Rocket
Green-minded residents increase recycling rates again

Boris Aims to Raise Bog Standards
Councils encouraged to join Community Toilet Scheme

Local PCTs Ranked Amongst Country's Worst Performers
Healthcare Commission survey places Hounslow and Ealing in bottom 20%

Proposals for Gunnersbury Park's Private School Denied
'No plans' in the pipeline to sell off the small and large mansions

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Ealing Council Announces Parking Improvements
Free visitor vouchers and online renewal promised

Grassroots Grants Up For Grabs
Voluntary and neighbourhood groups invited to apply for cash

Samaritans at the Ready
As students learn exam results

Neighbourhood Policing Teams for Local Tube Stations
Aimed at cutting crime and providing high visible presence

Third World West Acton?
Litter, bad driving and anti-social behaviour plague locals

Ferrari Road Death Man Charged
Driver's car pinned woman to railings of cemetery

Bus Hits Bridge on Old Oak Common Lane
Four people injured at incident last Sunday afternoon

Acton Market August Newsletter
Details of second hand market and planned food festival

Dita the German Shepherd Dog Found
Back safe and well with her family after 12 days

Mini Recovered in Gloucestershire
Vehicle stolen in East Acton turns up in the West Country

Three Held Over Newsagent Break In
Police patrol nabs trio in suspicious circumstances

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Whistlers Win 'Club of the Year
Local youth football club get coveted award for first time

Car Thief Caught in the Act
Man accused of stealing from neighbour's pick-up

Crossrail Given Go Ahead
Project on track to be operational for passengers by 2017

Park Royal Community Action Day
Local community groups to get free help from businesses

Opportunity To Shape Future of Gunnersbury Park
Regeneration drive to prevent further decline to landscape and buildings

Major Fire on Shepherd's Bush Road
Homeless women held on suspicion of arson

Kids' £500,000 Shopping List Approved
Money to improve leisure facilities for the young

Tara Win London Junior Camogie Championship
Final Score - Tara 6-06 v 4-02 Croydon

Stolen Silver Mercedes Taken On Crime Spree
Sweet-toothed car thieves pocket £400 of confectionary from petrol stations

New Law Will Satisfy Appetite For Fairness
Restaurants to be banned from using service charges to "top up" staff pay

July 2008

Monty's Doesn't Tikka the Boxes
Bhajee below par at High Street Nepalese

Acton Carnival: Festive Fun or Noise Nuisance?
We talk to the organisers and Ealing Police after the event

Blitz on Crime and Grime in South Acton
Safer Neighbourhood task force initiative

Youth Charged after Robbing Two Women
Caught during Carnival stop and search

Local Girl Compensated after Salon Disappointment
Disabled teenagers told they would "scare customers"

Local Restaurants invited to Help the Homeless
By participating in Food for Thought Day

Churchfield Road Break-in Ends in Arrest
Theft witnessed by drinkers at the Rocket

Brothers Banned from South Acton Estate
Drug addicts preyed on elderly residents

Plastic Recycling In The Bag
As Ealing Council launch their new white sack scheme

Council Admits to Spying On Ealing Family
Anti-terrorism surveillance was used to police school intake policy

Airport Campaign Set For Plane Talking
EU Meeting Delegation heads to Europe to highlight failure to tackle air pollution

Do You Have Text Appeal?
Find out if your texturing style is the most attractive

Residents To Stage Conference With Climate Camp
Alongside HACAN, NoTRAG, Camp for Climate Action and Greenpeace

Acton Town Tube Station to Be Closed
Shut for six weekends between July and September

Morrison's 'Lacklustre', Town Hall Ripe for Development
Meeting this week kicks off Framework discussion for residents

Pensioner Dies after Fall at Acton Town Hall
Incident happened after funeral wake

Foodies on my Doorstep
Reviewer waxes lyrical about new St G&D regime

Acton Gun Man Jailed for 24 Years
After NW10 murder

Action Girl Amanda
Emma Brophy talks to the pied piper of west London

Dear MP, Please RSVP
Mixed results for local MPs in 'Responsiveness League Table'

Southfield Gets A TV Make-Over
School receives a very public face-lift on BBC Breakfast Show

Community Service Order for Hamza's Son
Controversial cleric's son in court on attempted burglary charges

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

Watch Where You Poop Pooch!
Councils warned over using CCTV for 'trivial' surveillance

Mayor's £6m Revitalisation Project For Local Parks
Londoners will have chance to vote on which green spaces will benefit

Could You Give Gordon Nightmares?
Ramsay's on the look out for more restaurants to rescue

24 Arrested In 'Cash for Crash' Scams
Police issue stark warning against making false insurance claims

Air con planned for Hammersmith and City and District Lines by 2010
But no breeze at the end of the tunnel for Piccadilly Line

A40 Closed For Fuel Protests
Motorists warned to avoid the London-bound road from White City

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