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Rupa Huq Launches Hospitality Industry Campaign
Rupa Huq Launches Hospitality Industry Campaign

Wants more government action to save businesses in the sector

TfL Ditches Plans To Make All Stations Cashless
TfL Ditches Plans To Make All Stations Cashless

Change would have caused problems for Londoners without a bank card

Local Surgeon Speaks of Heartbreak Over Cancelled Operations
Local Surgeon Speaks of Heartbreak Over Cancelled Operations

Dr Matt Bartlett says no light at end of tunnel for NHS staff

'More Needs To Be Done' On BAME Vaccine Take Up

Ealing Hospital doctor says community leaders must help tackle disinformation

Call Made To Put Housebound at Front of Vaccine Queue
Call Made To Put Housebound at Front of Vaccine Queue

Questions remain as to when those unable to attend centres will receive jab

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

Calls For Council Apology for Rubbish Not Cleared in Acton
Calls For Council Apology for Rubbish Not Cleared in Acton

Increase in flytipping in W3 throughout the pandemic

Decision To Be Made On Gunnersbury Park Bowls Club
Decision To Be Made On Gunnersbury Park Bowls Club

Planning committee to consider bid to convert it into mini-golf course

Fines Issued at Illegal Park Royal Performance Car Meet
Fines Issued at Illegal Park Royal Performance Car Meet

Fixed Penalty Notices handed out by police for Covid regulation breaches

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

Nearly 600 London Buildings Still Have Unsafe Cladding
Nearly 600 London Buildings Still Have Unsafe Cladding

Defects remain widespread and residents face financial ruin

Union Calls For More Protection After Three TfL Staff Die
Union Calls For More Protection After Three TfL Staff Die

RMT says it is not ruling out industrial action over the issue

Free Lateral Flow Tests Available at Acton Library
Free Lateral Flow Tests Available at Acton Library

Same day results provided for people without symptoms

'Tidal Wave' of New Covid Patients Since Start of Year

Sharp increase in admissions in latest week for local hospitals

City Hall
City Hall's Portion of Council Tax To Rise By 9.5%

Mayor says government has left him with little other option

£125 Million Needed By TfL To Keep Free Travel
£125 Million Needed By TfL To Keep Free Travel

Concessionary fares for under-18s and over-60s not covered in government deal

Major Incident Declared in London as Hospitals Struggle
Major Incident Declared in London as Hospitals Struggle

Met warns that fines will be issued more quickly for obvious rule breaches

Senior NHS Doctor Says Covid Rule-breaking
Senior NHS Doctor Says Covid Rule-breaking 'Demoralising'

Tells of seeing groups not social distancing as he travels home from work

Mayor Sadiq Khan Calls for Eviction Ban Extension
Mayor Sadiq Khan Calls for Eviction Ban Extension

Current protection for private renters set to expire

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

Acton Gets a Post Office Again After Two Years
Acton Gets a Post Office Again After Two Years

Branch opens in the new Budgens store on Gunnersbury Lane

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

Sadiq Khan Calls for International Travel Restrictions
Sadiq Khan Calls for International Travel Restrictions

Mayor wants testing on arrival and quarantines in airports

Rupa Huq Explains Why She Rebelled on Brexit Bill
Rupa Huq Explains Why She Rebelled on Brexit Bill

Local MP defied party whip to abstain on vote on EU trade deal

Acton Currently West London Hot Spot for Covid-19
Acton Currently West London Hot Spot for Covid-19

Nearly 400 cases in the W3 postcode area within a week

Mayor and Councils
Mayor and Councils 'Not Consulted' on Primary School Decision

Most children in local boroughs to be taught at home next week

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

Women Admits Killing Man Near Acton Town Hall
Women Admits Killing Man Near Acton Town Hall

Rhian Beresford enters manslaughter plea from secure psychiatric unit

Armed Police Arrest Suspected Bank Robber in Park Royal
Armed Police Arrest Suspected Bank Robber in Park Royal

Man who claimed to have a gun surrounded on North Acton Road

Mental Health Suffering Due To Handling of Lockdown
Mental Health Suffering Due To Handling of Lockdown

Cllr Gary Malcolm says government has created ticking time bomb

Ealing Borough Covid-19 Infections Double in a Week
Ealing Borough Covid-19 Infections Double in a Week

Warning issued that local intensive care units close to capacity

Covid Catch-up Scheme
Covid Catch-up Scheme 'Leaving Poorest Pupils Behind'

Claim made that government's approach is favouring wealthier boroughs

First Vaccination Takes Place in Ealing Borough
First Vaccination Takes Place in Ealing Borough

88-year-old Ruy Silva 'feeling great' after receiving jab

MP Calls For Action After Local Claimant Rate Rises By 178%
MP Calls For Action After Local Claimant Rate Rises By 178%

Rupa Huq says chancellor must do something urgently particularly for the young

Acton Art and Regreening Project Launched
Acton Art and Regreening Project Launched

Local youngsters help plant 800 new trees

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

Rare Lizards on Wormwood Scrubs May Need To Be Moved
Rare Lizards on Wormwood Scrubs May Need To Be Moved

HS2 changing access route to reduce damage to the environment

New Course Offering Support For Acton Parents
New Course Offering Support For Acton Parents

'Mental Wealth' will help local carers of children with special needs

Acton Park Drug Dealer Jailed for Three Years
Acton Park Drug Dealer Jailed for Three Years

Violent Crime Task Force Patrol caught him with heroin and crack cocaine

Ealing Opposition Councillors Call-in LTN Decision
Ealing Opposition Councillors Call-in LTN Decision

Cite 'terrible' consultation and neglect of needs of disabled

Restrictions To Be Imposed on Parked Dockless Hire Bikes
Restrictions To Be Imposed on Parked Dockless Hire Bikes

Cycles will only be allowed to be left in council designated locations

Support Needed For Local Schools Hit By Covid-19 Says Rupa Huq
Support Needed For Local Schools Hit By Covid-19 Says Rupa Huq

Ealing Central and Acton MP calls on Gavin Williamson to act

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

Teen Charged in Connection With East Acton Sexual Assaults
Teen Charged in Connection With East Acton Sexual Assaults

16-year-old boy held after three incidents near Old Oak Common Lane

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

Bogus Water Company Worker Steals Cash in Acton
Bogus Water Company Worker Steals Cash in Acton

Told householder on Goldsmith Close he needed access to repair leak

Rupa Huq Quizzes PM on Homes in Ealing and Acton with Unsafe Cladding
Rupa Huq Quizzes PM on Homes in Ealing and Acton with Unsafe Cladding

Homeowners unable to get safety validation for their tower blocks

Ealing Council and Government Excluding Residents From Planning Process
Ealing Council and Government Excluding Residents From Planning Process

Cllr Gary Busuttil says they need to be more transparent

MP Suggests Decisions on LTNs Be Made By Local Vote
MP Suggests Decisions on LTNs Be Made By Local Vote

Rupa Huq leads House of Commons debate on traffic measures

Council Approves 36 Storey Skyscraper in Acton
Council Approves 36 Storey Skyscraper in Acton

The Portal on Wales Farm Road will contain 350 flats

New Proposals For Massive Old Oak Development
New Proposals For Massive Old Oak Development

25,000 homes planned but scheme lacks cash and doesn’t own land

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Gasworks
Gasworks' Generous Offer

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

The Upper Scale Ltd
The Upper Scale Ltd

Finest quality of fish delivered to your door.

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

Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for Boys

Chiswick and Bedford Park Preparatory School
Chiswick and Bedford Park Preparatory School

Inspiring young minds

Roadworks Ahead in Acton
Roadworks Ahead in Acton

Traffic delays likely due to road and lane closures

Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Acton
Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Acton

Engineering works ahead on local tube and train services

St Katherine
St Katherine's Church Holds Christmas Fair

End of second lockdown provided brief opportunity for community event

Ealing Film Festival  Unveils Finalists
Ealing Film Festival Unveils Finalists

First ever competition will see 11 prizes and special audience award

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

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

Acton Media Man To Judge Film Festival
Acton Media Man To Judge Film Festival

New online film competition announces jury members

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

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

Information on what is happening on local roads and public transport

What's On In Acton

All the latest events in and around W3

Lifestyle

A Christmas Tale… “Daddy, can we visit Santa?”
A Christmas Tale… “Daddy, can we visit Santa?”

The Italian Plumber helps Santa keep cool

Covent Garden Fishmongers
Covent Garden Fishmongers

If it swims, we can supply it

We Have Exciting News To Share With You!
We Have Exciting News To Share With You!

Discover Classic Deli Online Gourmet Shop for you to Cook like a Chef at home!

Dancing With H By C. S. Fiore
Dancing With H By C. S. Fiore

Be ready for Christmas presents. Keep safe. Give a book.

Acton Councillor Turns Lockdown Chef
Acton Councillor Turns Lockdown Chef

Liberal Democrat Gary Malcolm shares cost cutting recipes

Urban Art - Changing The Face of Acton
Urban Art - Changing The Face of Acton

Emily Hopkins reviews the growing street art movement in W3

Vue Acton Cinema Closed Permanently
Vue Acton Cinema Closed Permanently

Not given new lease as owner wants to redevelop the site

Acton-based Firm Hailed For Producing Virus-killing Aprons
Acton-based Firm Hailed For Producing Virus-killing Aprons

Fashionizer forced to adapt when lockdown hit their uniform design business

Gunnersbury Park Signals Intent To Remove Bowls Club
Gunnersbury Park Signals Intent To Remove Bowls Club

Says their priority is to repurpose site for Putt in the Park

Acton Street Dancers Through To European Championships
Acton Street Dancers Through To European Championships

Can you support these local talented youngsters?

Property

People Want To Be Heard on Bollo Lane Ten Towers Scheme
People Want To Be Heard on Bollo Lane Ten Towers Scheme

Cllr Gary Malcolm says his constituents believe planning process is a sham

Massive Development Planned at Ealing Common Depot
Massive Development Planned at Ealing Common Depot

TfL says Ealing Council have agreed 800 flats could be built on the site

Red Block Rebels Release Video on Ealing
Red Block Rebels Release Video on Ealing's 'Development Free-for-all'

Short film shows the 181 tower blocks of up to 55 storeys built or planned

Another 336 Homes Approved in Acton Gardens Development
Another 336 Homes Approved in Acton Gardens Development

Eighth phase will include apartments, maisonettes and houses

Acton Property Market Was Performing Well Prior to Lockdown
Acton Property Market Was Performing Well Prior to Lockdown

Estate agents now 'shell-shocked and confused' about what lies ahead

Who
Who's Going To Buy All The Flats Being Built In Acton?

Concerns raised about there being sufficient demand to absorb huge supply

55 Storey Skyscraper Approved for North Acton
55 Storey Skyscraper Approved for North Acton

MP blasts 'presumption to build' after Portal Way tower blocks get go-ahead

Objections Grow To 22-Storey Tower Near South Acton Station
Objections Grow To 22-Storey Tower Near South Acton Station

Residents fighting plan for 210 flats on industrial estate car park

Community

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

Fix My Acton Street

Report problems such as potholes and uncollected rubbish in your local area

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