That Was The Year That Was

A lookback what has made the news in Ealing in 2012

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2012 will be remembered for both national and local events celebrating the Queen's Jubilee, the wonderful Olympics and the Paralympics and Ealing's first half-marathon. What were your highlights?


Police Watchdog Called in After Hanwell Injury and Arrest
Local comic book artist Brett Ewins critical after incident on Saturday

Lido Crossing Plans Approved
Notorious junction should soon be made safer

MP Turns Up The Pressure on Empire
Work on cinema still not started despite reassurances


Calls For Reynard Mills Planning Application To Be Scrapped
Standing room only at packed council meeting

Ealing Today - Pitshanger Special
We take a closer look at one of Ealing's thriving neighbourhoods

We Had Some Snow
A selection of your images from twitter - with a snowman - literally.


Council Tax Frozen for Fourth Year
But the Labour group budget doesn't please the opposition parties

'Sitting Ducks' - 35 Police Officers to Tackle a Mob of 300
Report into the riot in Ealing says Metropolitan Police must urgently review procedures

Details of the Olympic Torch Route Through Ealing
Nationwide route is revealed and names of torchbearers


Rubbish! Verdict on Ealing's New Refuse Service
New company fails to make the grade

More Apologies Over The Rubbish
Joint statement from Council Leader and Cabinet member

Ealing Riot Killer Jailed For Eight Years
Teenager 'sincerely regrets' actions which led to death of Richard Mannington Bowes

Massive Fire Dominates West London Sky Line
Blaze at metals recycling plant on Scrubs Lane


Boris is Back But Labour Take Ealing and Hillingdon Seat
Deputy Mayor - Conservative Richard Barnes is ousted by Dr Onkar Sahota

Lido Junction Work Finally Gets Started
Avoid the area if possible as delays are likely

Conservatives Expel Councillor For 'Dishonouring Community'
But Benjamin Dennehy says he was kicked out because of Mayoral election campaign


Queen of Comedy Helps Get the Party Started
A Windsor enjoys some Jubilee fun in Ealing

Ealing Tennis Great, Fred Perry, is Officially Recognised
English Heritage blue plaque to be unveiled by grandson

Man Dies in West Ealing Shooting
Woman also seriously injured by gunshots in incident on Felix Road


A Safer Place to Cross in West Ealing... Finally
Pedestrian crossings installed on the notorious Lido junction

Ringing Out The Olympic Bell in Ealing
Legacy left to the church of St Barnabas arrives just in time

Public Inquiry For Reynard Mills Housing Development
Company appealing against planning refusal

Ealing's 'Once in A Lifetime' Day
The Olympic torch received a huge welcome throughout the borough


Let's Get Behind Team Ealing
Follow our Olympic hopefuls as they go for gold

Tribute to an Innocent Man
On the anniversary of last year's riots - Ealing remembers Richard Mannington Bowes

Ealing Top of The Table for Bus Lane Fines
New figures show Council makes over a million from fines

Ealing Needs You!
Be a part of the borough's first ever half-marathon


Ministers Join 'Beds in Sheds' Clampdown
Authorities swoop on 'suburban shanty town' in Ealing borough

Hospital Closures are 'Matter of Life and Death'
MPs join huge rally in Ealing to protest about NHS plans

Thousands Race to Ealing
For the first ever half marathon this Sunday


Ealing Half Marathon - A Huge Success
Crowds line the streets for the inaugural race

Diary of a Reluctant Runner
I did it - I actually did it!

Two Found Guilty of West Ealing Murder
Pair killed Abdullahi Osman in Dean Gardens in an unprovoked attack last summer

Drinking the 'Milk of Paradise' in Xanadu
Ealing's new boutique hotel is a cut above the rest

Ealing's Hockey Star Has Olympic Medal Stolen
Hannah Macleod is second bronze medal winner believed to have fallen victim to thief


New Record Price Paid for Ealing Home
House on Blakesley Avenue becomes area's most expensive house

End of Empire - Council Call in The Lawyers
And press ahead with Compulsory Purchase Order for site

Could Ealing Studios Help Ealing Cinema?
Cultural centre project one option for vacant site


Land Securities to Develop Ealing 'Film Quarter'
Multiplex cinema, a film museum, bars restaurant and flats proposed for area around Empire site

Boy Shot During West Ealing Mass Brawl
Youths injured in gang fight discharged from hospital

Ealing Property Prices Continue to Rise
West Ealing plays catch up as more records are broken


Will we ever see work start on Ealing's Cinema?

What else will 2013 bring?

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December 2012

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