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Local MP Calls for End to
Local MP Calls for End to 'Dramatic Changes' Without Consultation

Rupa Huq says transparency needed for planning decision and traffic measures

Increase in Bus, Tube and Tram Fares Comes into Effect
Increase in Bus, Tube and Tram Fares Comes into Effect

Sadiq Khan says the rise was forced on him by the government

Covid South African Variant Found in Acton
Covid South African Variant Found in Acton

New strain has spread beyond Hanwell and West Ealing

Seven Storey Building Planned on Bollo Bridge Road
Seven Storey Building Planned on Bollo Bridge Road

44 flats and three houses proposed in builders' yard by Acton Lane junction

Secret Cinema Plans Return to Gunnersbury Park
Secret Cinema Plans Return to Gunnersbury Park

Three options proposed for immersive event to allow flexibility

Support Acton
Support Acton's Cinema, it's 'Seriously Good News'

Mark Kermode urges everyone to help Acton Arts project's final push

Four More Days of Strikes Planned By Bus Drivers
Four More Days of Strikes Planned By Bus Drivers

Current industrial action could extend through spring and summer

Gary Malcolm Gets His Covid-19 Vaccination
Gary Malcolm Gets His Covid-19 Vaccination

Ealing Liberal Democrat leader urges everyone to do likewise

Acton Woman Hospitalised Indefinitely After Killing Man
Acton Woman Hospitalised Indefinitely After Killing Man

Rhian Beresford sent to secure mental health facility

Man Charged in Connection with Stabbing on The Vale
Man Charged in Connection with Stabbing on The Vale

Daniel Haisley remanded in custody to face charge of wounding

Plans To Close Acton
Plans To Close Acton's Refuse and Recycling Site Described as 'Bonkers'

Stirling Road could shut leaving Greenford as borough's only centre

Gary Busuttil on Why Rail is a
Gary Busuttil on Why Rail is a 'Road To Recovery'

Southfield ward councillor believes it can drive renewed prosperity

West London Orbital Scheme
West London Orbital Scheme 'Still on Track'

Funding constraints at TfL main obstacle to delivering the project

Covid-19, Vaccinations and the May London Elections
Covid-19, Vaccinations and the May London Elections

Ealing borough Liberal Democrats group leader Gary Malcolm reports back

House on Western Avenue Hit By Fire
House on Western Avenue Hit By Fire

Blaze resulted in the closure of the A40 during morning rush hour

Local Bus Services To Be Hit By Industrial Action
Local Bus Services To Be Hit By Industrial Action

Strike taking place over three days on a number of routes in the area

Mayor Will Underwrite Police Numbers if Re-elected
Mayor Will Underwrite Police Numbers if Re-elected

Sadiq Khan promises an extra £30 million to plug funding gap

Gunnersbury Park Bowls Club Refused Access To Green
Gunnersbury Park Bowls Club Refused Access To Green

Fears that deterioration of surface will make demise of club inevitable

Flat Sales Slump Drives Average Acton Home Price To New High
Flat Sales Slump Drives Average Acton Home Price To New High

Potential supply glut causes anxiety for buyers in the W3 area

Two Thirds of Londoners
Two Thirds of Londoners 'Want Mayoral Vote To Be By Post'

Survey suggests support for abandoning in person voting in May election

Andrew Steed Accuses Government of
Andrew Steed Accuses Government of 'Betrayal' over Cladding Crisis

Southfield ward councillor says the proposed solution falls short

Homeless in Ealing Borough With No Recourse To Public Funds
Homeless in Ealing Borough With No Recourse To Public Funds

'Everybody In' scheme providing lifeline during pandemic

Acton Crash Death Couple Weren
Acton Crash Death Couple Weren't Wearing Seatbelts

Inquest jury delivers verdict after teenage newlyweds died during police chase

Public Consultation Begins on Putting CCTV in Taxis
Public Consultation Begins on Putting CCTV in Taxis

TfL considering making cameras mandatory in black cabs and minicabs

Mixed Reaction To Government
Mixed Reaction To Government's Cladding Announcement

Sadiq Khan says it is shameful some homeowners will still pay for removal

Acton Main Line Crossrail Station Close To Completion
Acton Main Line Crossrail Station Close To Completion

Final snagging works taking place this month in readiness for handover

Rupa Huq Shares Video Aiming To Combat Vaccine Hesitancy
Rupa Huq Shares Video Aiming To Combat Vaccine Hesitancy

Community figures, faith leaders and celebrities team up to promote uptake

Ealing
Ealing's Budget Shortfall Totals Nearly £28 Million

Maximum council tax rise and programme of savings needed to balance books

Tributes Paid To Popular Acton Parish Priest
Tributes Paid To Popular Acton Parish Priest

Father Fintan Crotty from Our Lady of Lourdes has been buried in Dublin

Key Workers May Be Exempt from Proposed Boundary Charge
Key Workers May Be Exempt from Proposed Boundary Charge

£3.50 fee to enter greater London would aim to cover TfL deficit

Ocado Zoom Trialling Electric Delivery Vehicles Locally
Ocado Zoom Trialling Electric Delivery Vehicles Locally

Refrigerated vans and cargo bikes added to fleet

More Than One Million Londoners Have Had Vaccine
More Than One Million Londoners Have Had Vaccine

Target remains to give jab to all vulnerable groups by mid-February

'Sherlock-Style Forensic Focus' Needed for Crossrail

Report urges Mayor better manage risks to avoid further delays

Over Seventy People Caught on Park Royal Party Boat
Over Seventy People Caught on Park Royal Party Boat

Police swoop on vessel moored on Grand Union Canal

Health Workers Threatened With Sword on Popes Lane
Health Workers Threatened With Sword on Popes Lane

25-year-old man arrested by specialist officers for affray

Rape Victim Met Attacker Outside Acton Bar
Rape Victim Met Attacker Outside Acton Bar

Ex-Princeton student caught on CCTV wearing his university top

Acton Infection Rate Remains High as Deaths Start to Rise
Acton Infection Rate Remains High as Deaths Start to Rise

Local cases well above the London average

End Of A Chapter For Historic Acton Bookbinders
End Of A Chapter For Historic Acton Bookbinders

Blissetts moves from its Roslin Road base and handed over to next generation

Acton Woman Convicted of Killing Her Son
Acton Woman Convicted of Killing Her Son

Olga Freeman told friends she was struggling to cope due to his disabilities

Huge Victoria Road Crossover Box Being Put in Place
Huge Victoria Road Crossover Box Being Put in Place

Structure will allow HS2 trains to switch tracks underground

What the Covid-19 Vaccination Experience is Like
What the Covid-19 Vaccination Experience is Like

Acton's Maire Lowe is reassured after her first jab at Ealing Town Hall

NHS Campaign Group Describes Vaccine Roll Out as Chaotic
NHS Campaign Group Describes Vaccine Roll Out as Chaotic

Local NHS one of slowest in the country in getting jabs to over eighties

Lager Can Helping Clear Up Acton
Lager Can Helping Clear Up Acton

Borough wide volunteer group is reaching parts others can't

Green Light for Massive Bollo Lane Development
Green Light for Massive Bollo Lane Development

Ten towers including one of 25-storeys will dominate local skyline

Ealing Council Ranks Second in UK for Parking Fines
Ealing Council Ranks Second in UK for Parking Fines

Borough gives out more PCNs than any city outside London

Councillors Claim They Are Being Gagged on Bollo Lane Towers
Councillors Claim They Are Being Gagged on Bollo Lane Towers

Southfield ward reps say they are not allowed to speak at planning meeting

No to Extending Monstrous Bollo Lane Towers
No to Extending Monstrous Bollo Lane Towers

Cllr Gary Malcolm says plans are a frightening prospect for local residents

Developer Seeks Increase in Height of Bollo Lane Tower
Developer Seeks Increase in Height of Bollo Lane Tower

Wants to increase Roslin Road building to 15 storeys

Fury at Council Approval of Demolition of Perryn Road Houses
Fury at Council Approval of Demolition of Perryn Road Houses

Residents overwhelmingly objected to plan in Conservation Area

Council To Consult On New LTNs and Cycle Schemes
Council To Consult On New LTNs and Cycle Schemes

Traffic management measures planned for Creffield Road area

Plan To Redevelop Barbara Speake Stage School
Plan To Redevelop Barbara Speake Stage School

Five storey block and forty flats proposed on site on East Acton Lane

Ealing Council Makes Massive Loan To In-house Development Firm
Ealing Council Makes Massive Loan To In-house Development Firm

Largest financial commitment ever made by the authority

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Gasworks
Gasworks' Generous Offer

Free boiler repairs to the vulnerable or those on the NHS front line

Stability In The Face Of Uncertainty
Stability In The Face Of Uncertainty

Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for Boys

Roadworks Ahead in Acton
Roadworks Ahead in Acton

Traffic delays likely due to road and lane closures

Covid South African Variant Found in Acton

New strain has spread beyond Hanwell and West Ealing

Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Acton
Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Acton

Engineering works ahead on local tube and train services

Acton Community Online Dance Project
Acton Community Online Dance Project

Descendants' host new classes to get young people moving

Local Over Fifties Fitness Group Make Fundraising Video
Local Over Fifties Fitness Group Make Fundraising Video

Spritely Fitness use Kylie song to raise money for Crisis

Churchill Trust to Fund Acton Street Market Initiative
Churchill Trust to Fund Acton Street Market Initiative

John Blackmore given support to train young entrepreneurs

London Mayoral Election To Go Ahead This May
London Mayoral Election To Go Ahead This May

Government has no plans to cancel vote despite public health issues

Acton Church Goes To The Auctions
Acton Church Goes To The Auctions

St Martin's in Hale Gardens appeals for help to address financial deficit caused by Covid

Film Star Chosen As Black History Month Local Hero
Film Star Chosen As Black History Month Local Hero

Earl Cameron's 50 year acting career included a key role in a James Bond film

Southfield Councillors
Southfield Councillors' Face to Face Surgeries Cancelled

But ward representatives say they are still here to help during lockdown

New Market Set To Launch in Acton
New Market Set To Launch in Acton

Event aims to be a festival of food, fashion and creativity

Bollo Brook Youth
Bollo Brook Youth's Art Exhibition Now Online

'I'm not your… ' was featured at the Tate Modern earlier this year

Ealing Writers Light Up Chiswick Book Festival
Ealing Writers Light Up Chiswick Book Festival

Strong representation of local authors in the event’s programme

Rupa Huq MP Lends a Hand at Barons Pond
Rupa Huq MP Lends a Hand at Barons Pond

Forgotten space near Gunnersbury Park on course to be restored to former glory

Renovated St Martin’s Church Hall Set To Benefit Whole Community
Renovated St Martin’s Church Hall Set To Benefit Whole Community

Larger, accessible space now open in West Acton

Volunteer Drive at Acton Gardens Community Centre
Volunteer Drive at Acton Gardens Community Centre

Interested in taking up an exciting and rewarding role

All Systems Go For Acton
All Systems Go For Acton's New Cinema

Acton Arts Project gets green light and films could be screened in January

Musical Festivals on Wormwood Scrubs Could Fund New Arena
Musical Festivals on Wormwood Scrubs Could Fund New Arena

Three options being considered for future of Linford Christie Stadium

Timeline Shows Ealing Borough
Timeline Shows Ealing Borough's Rich Literary Heritage

Diverse authors such as Henry Fielding to Phoebe Waller-Bridge feature

Gunnersbury Park Museum Closes and parkrun Suspended
Gunnersbury Park Museum Closes and parkrun Suspended

The park itself and the cafe remain open for visitors

Liam Gallagher and Eric Cantona Film In Gunnersbury Park
Liam Gallagher and Eric Cantona Film In Gunnersbury Park

Video for singer's new release 'Once' shows Cantona dressed as a King

Centenery Celebrations For Acton Bookbinders
Centenery Celebrations For Acton Bookbinders

Blissetts is 100 years old and this year will move from Roslin Road base

Ealing Young Carers Project Hosts Local Councillors
Ealing Young Carers Project Hosts Local Councillors

Scheme has seen huge growth in participation since inception

New Art Mural For Acton Primary School
New Art Mural For Acton Primary School

Scheme at Berrymede to bring more creativity to the community

Acton
Acton's Striking Street Art Draws The Crowds

Shisoka mural on the corner of Churchfield Road was created by Fin DAC

Live Travel Updates for Acton
Live Travel Updates for Acton

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TSB To Close Acton High Street Branch
TSB To Close Acton High Street Branch

One of 164 to be shut across its network nationally

Shop Local and Help Acton Businesses
Shop Local and Help Acton Businesses

Profile of Churchfield Road's ''Tea Darling"

Acton Gardens Community Centre
Acton Gardens Community Centre's Response to Covid-19

Just a year after opening centre became vital in bringing the area together

Acton Residents Fearful After Spate of Brake Tampering
Acton Residents Fearful After Spate of Brake Tampering

Cars in Poet's Corner cul-de-sac subject to dangerous criminal damage

Residents Groups Unconvinced By Ealing
Residents Groups Unconvinced By Ealing's New Planning Policy

Consultation period extended but guidance on methods of informing residents ignored

Acton Community Support
Acton Community Support

Groups available throughout W3 helping out during the lockdown

Acton Homeless Concern Helping Those In Hardship
Acton Homeless Concern Helping Those In Hardship

A takeaway meal service available once a week thanks to community donations

Opposition Continues to Grow to Horn Lane Cement Plant
Opposition Continues to Grow to Horn Lane Cement Plant

Residents believe plan unacceptable due to pollution and traffic

South Acton Working Men
South Acton Working Men's Club Set To Close

Acton Gardens developers taking over building next year

Putting Acton On The Map
Putting Acton On The Map

A local resident tells Ealing to wake up - W3 is about to get 'extremely interesting'

Soapsud Island
Soapsud Island's Dirty Secrets Revealed

New book uncovers the harsh conditions in local laundries of the last century

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