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Local MPs Resigns over Third Runway
Andrew Slaughter and Virendra Sharma steps down from Government position

Attack on Northfield Avenue Leaves Victim Blind in One Eye
Police appeal for witnesses to the New Years Eve incident


Government Intervenes in Arcadia Planning Decision
Secretary of State issued Ealing Council a 'call in' letter on January 30

Love Is In The Air
Local man charts the progress of his parents' long distance love affair during the second world war


Regenerate the Borough? Yes We Cannes
Councillor and Officers attend international property conference in the South of France

Gunnersbury Boys School Headteacher Loses His Battle With Cancer
Colleagues, parents and pupils mourn the loss of John Heffernan MA

Park Life!
Brent River Park scoops £400,000 for improvements thanks to more than 4,000 local voters


Gunnersbury Park Consultation Set For The Summer
As councils consider how best to prevent historic site’s imminent decline

Club Boulevard Licence Suspended
Police act following late night crime and disorder

Policeman Killed in Perivale Collision
Five arrested after officer knocked off motorcycle


Gang Fight Shuts Ealing Hospital A&E
One man dead, another in stable condition

Ealing Electrician Makes Britain's Got Talent Final
'Stavros Flatley' wins public vote to go through to showdown with Susan Boyle

Council Web Site Laid Low by Virus
Online services unavailable for over three days after virus alert


Cardinal Wiseman Head Teacher Suspended
Police investigating allegations of expenses irregularities

MBE for Frances Lawrence
Her charity work is recognised in the Queen's honours list

Delays and Diversions on Roads in South Ealing
Thames Water work causing chaos



New Warning Over Toxic Caterpillars
Report any sightings and don't touch!

Arcadia Development Would 'Destroy' Ealing
High rise development in Ealing is unthinkable says top planner

Stormy Council Meeting Approves Cashback
Ealing council tax payers to be given £50

Oh What a Night! Ealing Comedy Festival
Harry Hill and more at Walpole Park - Review



Oldest Trick in the Book for Amanda
TV star gets caught out lying about her age

'Houses Only Way to Save Gunnersbury Park'
James Wisdom says consultation offers little choice

Dispersal Order For Pitshanger Park
Police join forces with the Council to help keep peace

Marvellous Mela
Photos from the seventh London Mela at Gunnersbury Park

Squatters Wreck Inspector Morse's Home
Ealing House used in TV series now an eyesore


Council Virus Cost Half a Million
Disruption that brought down systems proves expensive

Hundreds Fail To Get First Choice Primary
Parents and children throughout Ealing likely to be disappointed

School Extension 'Eyesore' Update
Residents 'disgusted and outraged' with council planners


New Crossing Proposals To Make The Lido Safer
Report calls for all red stop phase for traffic

The ' Beast' of West London Dies in Prison
Man linked with several murders and missing Ealing women e

Ealing Abbey Priest Jailed For Child Abuse
Former teacher at St Benedict's admitted sex offences

Ealing's New Chief Executive Announced
Martin Smith gets top job after being forced out of Tower Hamlets


Saving Ealing's Antique Lampposts
Eric Leach reviews this historical joint venture between residents and council

Film Studios Win Olympic Vote
Ealing Studios to represent borough on 2012 badge

Controversial CPZ Approved
Residents vote for Ealing Dean extension

Greenford Severed Hand Murder - Family Speak of Their Heartbreak
Parents and sister of Geeta Aulakh appealing for witnesses

Does Meat Heaven = Veggie Hell?
We review Ealing's newest restaurant


Primary School League Tables
St Gregory's, North Ealing and Mount Carmel are top of the class

Rappers Jailed Over Warning Video
Police faced with 'code of silence' after Jason Johnson murder

Ealing Tory Peer Faces Expenses Claim
Investigation into accommodation allowance after reports in Sunday newspaper

Government Says No to Arcadia
Secretary of State says Ealing town centre plans 'inappropriate'


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December 30,2009