Ealing News Archive

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Dec 2004

ECT Recycling wins council waste disposal contract
7 year deal reached with local enterprise

* Councillor Ray Wall takes over Transport and Planning
Welcome to the tram hotseat, Ray!

* Ealing rated as a 'weak' Council by Audit Commission
Joins Hackney and Lambeth as on of lowest ranked London councils

* Thinking of volunteering for Christmas?
Ideas from the Ealing Volunteer Bureau

* Grand old dame of Walpole Park attacked by wood decaying fungus
20 tonne crane needed to remove 90 year old horse chestnut

* Xmas shoppers warned to avoid unsafe toys
Trading standards officers seize dangerous goods

* Gough aims to slow 'juggernaut of development'
Too much, too fast?

* Will job losses hit West London home prices?
BBC & CSFB redundancies fuel price drop fears

* Adopt a Bunny Park animal for Christmas
What a joy - an animal in your life with no mess!

* Gifted pupils join Crossrail design project
Pupils from Brentside, Elthorne Park and Twyford work together

* Ealing bucks teenage pregnancy trend
Fall of 21% is biggest drop in London

* Concerns grow over 'Landfill in the Sky'
Friends of the Earth urge recycling over incineration

Nov 2004

* Borough's social services rated as one of the weakest in the country
Some areas of strength reported, but Commission for Social Care and Inspection has concerns over ability to improve.

* Council Cabinet member resigns
Stephen Sears (Transport and the Environment) steps down to concentrate on Chief Executive job at company providing services to the borough

* Have a very Ealing Christmas
Ideas for finding original Christmas presents from local shops and businesses

* Hanwell residents step out!
Living Streets holds 'walking audit' of Hanwell's pavements

* Central line week-end works
27/28 November and 11/12 December

* Proposed Brentford link-up to Crossrail
Hounslow Council lobby for extra route

* Tara Camogie win League shield
And promotion to the senior league - Congratulations!

* "Rapacious, thieving scum"
Mayor not happy with First Group - report on Peoples' Question Time in Acton

* Key transport committee fails to back tram
London Assembly group backs skeptical report on project

* Financial worries major stress for cancer patients
Macmillan Cancer Relief campaigns for better deal

* Electronic land searches now available in Ealing
But are our solicitors ready to join 21st century?

* West Ealing CPZ consulation ended on Fri 12th
Watch out for the magpies, warns resident

* Big match for Tara Camogie club
Final of Junior League Shield yesterday

* Ealing Candlelit vigil held for Iraq dead
Stop the War coalition urging people to join demonstration on day of commencement of Fallujah assault

Oct 2004

£10,000 fine for man falsely claiming benefits
Councillor says "benefits are for the needy not the greedy"

Could you welcome a child into your family?
Ealing Fostering and Adoption Connections want to hear from you

Train timetable changes hit Hanwell and other local stations
Shift towards public transport undermined

Mass departures at Ealing Council
Shock move raises questions over Response Programme

Ealing's first PFI school building opens
Ravenor is first of four

Council united over trains
Planned service cuts a 'knee in the groin' for local residents

Are Ealing's party days over or just beginning?
Council takes over pub and bar regulation

Mattock Lane man's body found
Man convicted of his murder

Save Ealing's Streets back Crossrail
Consultation ends 27th October

Power to the people
Boston Parade post office stays open after extensive lobbying

Ken blasted for lack of action on 4x4s
Liberal Democrats say that no attempt is being made to implement pledge to double congestion charge

Hide it or lose it
Police roadshows give advice on reducing theft from cars

10 billion pound transport plan for London revealed
Tram "to proceed once additional funding has been secured"

Reeling in Ealing keels over

Popular ceilidhs can no longer afford to run in Ealing

Local bank robber sent down for 10 years
Enterprising passers-by win award

Should we support the London Olympic bid?
Graham Rowe on why he is backing Paris for 2012

Yes, we should, says Frederick Bernas
West Londoners should back London 2012 bid

What a hoo-ha!
Lynne Featherstone reports on her parking investigation

New Networking group for women
West London Women in Business for fun, friendship and connections

BAA consults on Heathrow noise and house prices
Compensation terms for residents being evaluated

Bag stolen from Hanwell ambulance poses threat to public
Bag contains drugs which can kill instantly

Search for the leader inside yourself

Help Rainbows, Brownies and Guides fulfil their potential

MMR take up in Ealing higher than most London boroughs
But vaccination rates still lower than government targets

More cycle spaces for local schools

St Benedict's, Lady Margaret and Grange Primary first to benefit

Call for rate rebates for tram-affected businesses
Local Tories claim traders opposed to tram scheme

Hot off the press!

New children's newspaper - Kid's Bizz - makes its debut

Open your door to recycling

Experts to go door to door to encourage Green Box use

Sept 2004

Victory for Stop St Mark's Mews Campaign
Developer withdraws controversial planning application

Police link two sexual assaults in the South Ealing area
Extra vigilance is urged following attacks on women

Do you use Petts Hill Bridge?
Your chance to comment on Ealing and Harrow's plans to break bottleneck

GMB threatens to sue councillors for unpaid pension
Pensioners money not paid since January

TfL accused of conspiracy over tram consultation
Claim that only 40% of homes on route are receiving forms

Ealing Friends of the Earth defend traffic forecasts
Christine Eborall dismisses claims that tram data is unreliable

Last chance to respond to tram consultation
Make your views known by Wed 6th October

Ealing Friends of the Earth expose polluting bus companies
Drivers leave engines running around Haven Green despite guide

Hanwell and Acton mainline changes 'wholly unacceptable'
Gary Malcolm protests against planned service reduction

August 2004

Traffic cameras in Ealing - are they working?
New data shows whether or not they have reduced casualties

Britain's worst ever serial stalker convicted
Man terrorised local mental health team and fire bombed councillor

Real cost of tram will be billions claim SES
Group say no plans have been made to meet running costs

Why I set up a website
Local councillor Gary Malcolm walks the walk on e-democracy

Ealing schools in good health
Twenty awarded for efforts in promoting good health

London Assembly Elections - results
Labour vote slides in assembly elections but Ken clear winner in mayoral vote in the constituency

Police Cadets Ground Force Challenge
Volunteers Give Elderly Resident a Garden Makeover

Local MP's weblog up for award
New Statesman New Media Awards shortlist Clive Soley

Council worker wins race discrimination case
Leader's resignation demanded as tribunal hears of 'glass ceiling' for ethnic minority employees

Is the West London Tram a 'done deal'?
No it's not according to Save Ealing Streets

Mail Problems? - then move to the Hebrides
Local post lags Scottish Isles for first class delivery

Making the Streets of Ealing Safer
Public urged to be more cautious to reduce street crime figures

Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing of Teenager
Two men arrested after knife attack on Castlebar Hill

Harvey Rose Calls for Proper Tram Consultation
Councillor claims previous consultations on the controversial scheme have been mishandled

MacDonalds 'Bin It For Britain' in Ealing
Event raises awareness of environmental issues

Arrest in Missing Ealing Women Investigation
Breakthrough in the cases of Elizabeth Chau & Lola Shenkoya

Women Targeted with Hoax Health Calls
Malicious caller asks questions of a sexual nature

V.C. Achieves Record Amount At Auction
Ealing WWII Hero's Medal Goes to a Private Collector

Profit Surge for Ealing Parking Contractor
Mouchel Parkman Reports Orders Boost

All Systems Go for the Mela
Celebration of Asian music and culture in Gunnersbury Park

April 2004

Top Local Cop Awarded for Undercover Operation
Martin Bridger Receives Commissioner's Commendation after bringing down drug dealing policeman

Council paid £1.4 million for Image Consultants
Massive contract awarded to promote the brand of 'Making a World of Difference' to Council employees

Why MP's should get blogging
Local MP Clive Soley gets his inspiration from Baghdad

Ealing Police warn residents: 'Don't be so revealing'
Mobile billboard to increase vehicle crime awareness

Council Re-introduces Garden waste scheme
Collection service returns for another year

Help at Hand for Local Families
Home-Start Ealing Looking to Recruit More Volunteers

Bins Can Only Get Better
Prospect of improvement in Ealing's Refuse Collection

Local Benefits System not up to Standard
Report says more needs to be done to combat fraud despite improvements

E3 Buses Taken to Task Over Damage and Speed
Cllr. Gary Malcolm tells of his campaign to get a safer service

Massive Deficit in Ealing Council Pension Fund
£178 million shortfall raises fears of further tax rises

Violent Sex Offender from Hanwell Gets Life
Police link crimes in Isleworth and Ealing to Secure Conviction

Budget Report reveals Ealing Borrowing Binge
Liabilities now equal #4,000 for every household in the borough

Katerina's Murderer could be Serial Killer
Kunowski linked with string of murders including missing women in Ealing

Five arrested in Ealing over Teenager's Murder
Family hold vigil for Anton Hyman as police make swoop

Northcote vows action on 'barmy' proposals
Promises to Resist Bus Lane on Elevated Section of M4

Terrorists Store Explosives in Hanwell lock up
Major attack thwarted as police make a series of arrests

Protests prompts U-Turn on cuts
But Ealing Council to press on with controversial "Response Programme"

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