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Stamp Duty Frenzy Masks Acton House Price Uncertainty
Stamp Duty Frenzy Masks Acton House Price Uncertainty

Nearly a fifth of sales in second quarter were for over a million

Mixed Reaction as Scrapping of LTNs Confirmed
Mixed Reaction as Scrapping of LTNs Confirmed

Active travel groups condemn move as local opponents celebrate

Weekly Capping Being Introduced for Oyster on Tube and Rail
Weekly Capping Being Introduced for Oyster on Tube and Rail

Measure means it is no longer necessary to buy a weekly Travelcard

Southfield Ward Monthly Advice Sessions Resume
Southfield Ward Monthly Advice Sessions Resume

Councillors will be on hand to give in-person assistance

Ealing Independents Party Seeks Candidates
Ealing Independents Party Seeks Candidates

Looking to contest wards across the borough in May 2022

Think Tank Calls For E-scooter Legalisation
Think Tank Calls For E-scooter Legalisation

Believes more transport options will decrease reliance on cars

Refurbished Acton Police Station Opens
Refurbished Acton Police Station Opens

24/7 front counter now available after five month closure

Jennifer Arcuri Claims PM Did Not Ask For Her To Go on Trips
Jennifer Arcuri Claims PM Did Not Ask For Her To Go on Trips

Says their relationship had no bearing on her being included

Sadiq Khan Blasts Change To Mayoral Voting System
Sadiq Khan Blasts Change To Mayoral Voting System

Claims switch an attempt to make it easier for Tories to win

Ealing Council Poised To Scrap LTNs in Acton
Ealing Council Poised To Scrap LTNs in Acton

Report submitted to cabinet recommends removal of seven borough schemes

All New London Buses To Be Zero Emission
All New London Buses To Be Zero Emission

But Mayor voices fears about government led service cuts ahead

Electric Car Shortage Ahead of ULEZ Deadline
Electric Car Shortage Ahead of ULEZ Deadline

Waiting lists of over a year for some new models

It
It's Back! You Just Can't Stop The BEAT

Borough of Ealing Art Trail makes a triumphant return

ActForEaling Launched as Hub For Local Environmental Action
ActForEaling Launched as Hub For Local Environmental Action

Aims to connect local communities to combat climate change

Mayor Calls for
Mayor Calls for 'Covid Recovery Visas' To Be Issued

Says chronic labour shortages are hampering London's economy

MP Welcomes 11-year-old Afghan Refugee to West Acton
MP Welcomes 11-year-old Afghan Refugee to West Acton

Arash Mehran escaped from Kabul during Taliban takeover

Fire Safety Defects in Over 1,000 Residential Buildings in London
Fire Safety Defects in Over 1,000 Residential Buildings in London

Fire chief says level of deficiency is unacceptable

Gambling Ad Ban Being Considered on Transport Network
Gambling Ad Ban Being Considered on Transport Network

Mayor asks TfL to implement pledge he made during election

Covid Conspiracy Theorists
Covid Conspiracy Theorists 'Place Razors in Posters'

Union calls for action to protect staff on transport network

No Short Cuts on HGV Driver Testing Say Cycling Campaigners
No Short Cuts on HGV Driver Testing Say Cycling Campaigners

Process reportedly to be streamlined to tackle shortage

Fire Breaks Out in Garages on The Ridgeway
Fire Breaks Out in Garages on The Ridgeway

Forty firefighters tackle burning building materials

Local Hospital Repair Bill Now Tops a Billion Pounds
Local Hospital Repair Bill Now Tops a Billion Pounds

Maintenance backlog biggest of any NHS Trust in the country

Car Park Charges To Begin Soon at Gunnersbury Park
Car Park Charges To Begin Soon at Gunnersbury Park

ANPR enforced scheme means visits will cost a £1 per hour

Former Gladiator Jailed for Part in Blackmail Scheme
Former Gladiator Jailed for Part in Blackmail Scheme

Man kidnapped and held in Acton flat over £600 debt

Acton Town Hotel Could Be Converted into Flats
Acton Town Hotel Could Be Converted into Flats

Plan submitted for nine one bedroom apartments

Funding Boost for Acton Community Cinema Project
Funding Boost for Acton Community Cinema Project

DIY retailer donates a thousand pounds worth of supplies

Plans Submitted For Bollo Lane Tower Blocks
Plans Submitted For Bollo Lane Tower Blocks

Buildings up to 12 storeys high would be situated between level crossings

Rupa Huq Demands Removal of
Rupa Huq Demands Removal of 'Cack-handed' LTNs

Says Ealing Council must resist the 'poison chalice' of government funding

Number of Ealing Families on Universal Credit Doubles
Number of Ealing Families on Universal Credit Doubles

Over 30,000 households in the borough now claiming

Crossrail
Crossrail 'On Target' To Open On Schedule

Central section to be ready by first half of next year says project boss

Man Sought After Outraging Public Decency on Central Line
Man Sought After Outraging Public Decency on Central Line

Suspect exposed himself before getting off train at North Acton

Mixed Reaction To North Acton Becoming a Mini-Manhattan
Mixed Reaction To North Acton Becoming a Mini-Manhattan

Not all residents opposed to the huge skyscrapers being built in the area

Big Height Increase Proposed for Friary Park Towers
Big Height Increase Proposed for Friary Park Towers

Developer consulting on plan to build a 37 storey high building

Officers Commended for Acton Rape Investigation
Officers Commended for Acton Rape Investigation

Prompt action led to speedy arrest of suspect last year

Number of Covid Deaths in Ealing Borough Surges
Number of Covid Deaths in Ealing Borough Surges

Seven recorded in the latest week compared just one previously

Volunteers Needed for the Southfield Ward Police Panel
Volunteers Needed for the Southfield Ward Police Panel

Councillor Andrew Steed urges residents to put their name forward

Acton Shop Caught Out in Knife Sting
Acton Shop Caught Out in Knife Sting

Owner fined after age restricted product was sold to 14-year-old

Woman Sexually Assaulted on Twyford Abbey Road
Woman Sexually Assaulted on Twyford Abbey Road

Appeal for witnesses after victim attacked by stranger

Stirling Road Tip Could Be Closing Before End of Year
Stirling Road Tip Could Be Closing Before End of Year

Staff telling visitors recycling centre is to shut in November

Key Workers in Acton Facing Huge Hike in Parking Costs
Key Workers in Acton Facing Huge Hike in Parking Costs

Big increase in charges at Salisbury Road car park

Woman Seriously Hurt After Collision with Cyclist on The Vale
Woman Seriously Hurt After Collision with Cyclist on The Vale

Taken to hospital with 'life-changing' injuries

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Welcome To Promised Care Ltd
Welcome To Promised Care Ltd

Careworkers to provide live-in and live-out care to private clients

Visit The London Transport Depot Museum This September
Visit The London Transport Depot Museum This September

A whole host of fun activities for all the family

W3 Gallery Getting Set To Reopen
W3 Gallery Getting Set To Reopen

High Street exhibition space relaunches with a show entitled Gather

The Iris Axon Concert Series Continues
The Iris Axon Concert Series Continues

A celebration of poets and song with Trio Cavatina

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

September Listings for Gunnersbury Park & Museum
September Listings for Gunnersbury Park & Museum

Free exhibitions, talks and tours and the return of Little Flamingos

Ealing u3a Announces Summer Programme
Ealing u3a Announces Summer Programme

Historical talks to be made available free on Zoom

New Market Planned for North Acton
New Market Planned for North Acton

Pavilion Plant + Art Market to be held on fourth Saturday of the month

Acton Resident Starring in Lyric Theatre Play
Acton Resident Starring in Lyric Theatre Play

Wes Bazonga performing in Heart of Hammersmith

Free Activities Offered in Local Parks This Summer
Free Activities Offered in Local Parks This Summer

ParkPlay will be taking place on Saturdays across Ealing Borough

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

Gunnersbury Park Hosts Star Exhibition
Gunnersbury Park Hosts Star Exhibition

Audrey Hepburn features in new photo display from Ealing Studios

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

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

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

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

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Lifestyle

It Shouldn
It Shouldn't Happen To A Plumber

The Italian Plumber: Oh, what a friendly little dog

Revolting Children Wanted!
Revolting Children Wanted!

FREE Musical Theatre Classes 3-16

Anokha Authentic Indian Cuisine
Anokha Authentic Indian Cuisine

Family run business offering a range of delicious classic Indian dishes

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

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

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

Can you support these local talented youngsters?

Property

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

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

Quality of New Stock
Quality of New Stock 'Should Allay Fears' of Acton Property Glut

Agent says new units better sited than recently completed developments

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

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

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

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

The Portal on Wales Farm Road will contain 350 flats

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

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

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