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March 2008

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

Tube Unions Announce Strike Dates
After London Underground workers vote in favour of a 72 hour walkout

Local Netball Coach Joins Olympic Torch Relay
Emma Groundwater will be a torchbearer carrying the flame through London

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

St Trinian's Returns!
Ealing Studios plan sequel to their box office hit

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'

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

Ealing Property Prices Fall From Peak
Financial market uncertainty hits home values

Time to scrub up
Ealing Hospital Cleans Up Its Act

Don't Miss the World Premiere of Ealing Comedy
See the blockbuster first at the Empire on March 18 - starring Alistair McGowan and Kulvinder Ghir

Ealing Killer Gets Life for Suitcase Murder
Greedy cleaner 'cleaned out' 94-year-old's bank account

Bollywood Via Ealing
Ealing plays host to the UK's first ever Bollywood acting school

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

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

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

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

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

Ealing Nursery Vandalised After BBC Attack
Graffiti in response to undercover report

St. Benedict's Make Twickenham Final
One match away from being nation's best school team

Bollywood Via Ealing
Ealing plays host to the UK's first ever Bollywood acting school

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

Blowing the Whistle - Ealing Nursery Slammed in Undercover Report
BBC Reporter reveals every parents' worst fear at Buttons Day Nursery

Streetwatchers Win National Award
Moira Stewart at a ceremony celebrating the work of Ealing's community volunteers

Parking Enforcement To Become More Motorist Friendly
New DfT guidelines regulate councils' use of CCTV cameras

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

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

February 2008

Leaf Taken out of Ealing's Look?
Glenkerrin development decision put on indefinite hold

Nearest and Dearest
Details of transactions in the local housing market

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

Ealing in Top 10 'Best Places to Buy Property in London
Borough one of the most stable in the capital

This Is Not Just An Eco Shopping Bag..
This is a Marks & Spencer Eco Shopping Bag

Smile for the camera
Council announces more CCTV parking enforcement across borough

Hundreds and Thousands
More than a sprinkling of success from Ealing's volunteers

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

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

New School Dinners To Be A Feast for Small Eyes
TVU helps inspire school dinner ladies and the foodies of tomorrow

Getting The Fairer Sex On The Fairways
Ealing Golf Club helps women get into the swing of it

Ealing The Sexiest Place In Britain!
We know what you were doing last night

High rise will give Ealing house prices a lift
According to local estate agent Northfields

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

Leaf Revisions Don't Cut it With CABE
But developers defend their position

Brides, Bouquets, Bouffants and Buffets
Moran Hotel's fayre offers a definitive guide to a local wedding

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

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

Something To Crow About
Ealing home to the first ever British Nando's

Ethical Eating
Is cuisine with a conscience a possibility when dining out?

St. Benedict's Win Tense Encounter
School through to semis in national rugby competition

Pregnant Pauses and the Road to Recovery
Taking some time out 'for the baby'

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

Our Night With Boris
And his thoughts on a certain 'Mr Leaving Soon'...

Unions Threaten All Out Tube Strike
Unless demands over safety and staffing are met within 48 hours

23-Year-Old Charged With Dean Gardens Murder
And remanded to appear at Old Bailey

First Great Western to Compensate Commuters
Discounts reflect 'poor service' in Thames Valley area

Angie Bray Campaigns To Reopen the District Line Ticket Hall
In a bid to relieve Ealing Broadway Station's Overcrowding

Ealing Hospital Vows to Act After Damning Maternity Report
Midwives point to language problems and too few midwives

Will refusing the high rise come at a high price?
Retailers say Ealing is on a 'slippery slope' downwards

New Venture For Ealing Business Sector
The complete personnel package

Ealing Residents to Have Their Say on Heathrow Expansion
Council Leader 'residents are already suffering .. expansion would make things worse'

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

January 2008

English Heritage Slates The Leaf
As consultation deadline extension is announced

W5 House Prices Average Half a Million
Market hits record high according to latest figures

Florence Road Surgery Nurse Ignores Parents' MMR Wishes
Ealing nurse dismissed after giving four-year-old jab

Cost of Council's Communications Revealed
Ealing spends almost £3m of tax payers' money on publicity

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

Caught On Camera
The better side of Ealing's controversial CCTV

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

Police Appeal For Witnesses To a Robbery
At Coral Bookmakers, South Ealing Road

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

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

Fielding Primary Parents Safety Campaign Pays Off
As Ealing Council launches a crackdown on illegally parked motorists

Utility Companies Fined For Overrunning Road Works
Thames Water, National Grid and EDF Energy top list of worst offenders

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

The Mass Ealing Exodus Fuels Fears for the Broadway...
But could it actually spark a move in the right direction?

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

Forget Facebook, the Future's EalingToday
At least that's the word from the trend watchers and who are we to argue...

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

So Easy You Could Do It In Your Sleep!
Not how you'd describe your quit smoking attempts? Read on...

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

W5 House Prices Average Half a Million
Market hits record high according to latest figures

Inspiring Local Pianist is Music to the Ears
Meet Ealing's own Kathie Touin

Arts Council Threat To Watermans' Future
Funding withdrawal would 'rip the heart out' of Brentford's regeneration plan

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

Forget Facebook, the Future's EalingToday.co.uk
At least that's the word from the trend watchers and who are we to argue...

Treecycling as Your Decorations Come Down
One last Christmas present - recycle your trees

Ealing Broadway Bid Backs The Leaf
As consultation deadline looms on the controversial development

Arts Council Threat To Watermans' Future
Funding withdrawal would 'rip the heart out' of Brentford's regeneration plan

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

Businesses Hit By Hike in Rates
Government revaluations branded a 'stealth' tax by opponents

Third Runway and Mixed Mode 'Bad for Borough'
Council and Friends of the Earth pressurise DfT

Poor Service Tops Catalogue of Complaints
According to Square Meal's 2007 survey of restaurant customers

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


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