That Was The Year That Was

Top Shepherd's Bush stories from 2009

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January

UntitledLocal Man Shot Dead in Loftus Road

Three arrested following fatal shooting

Council Victory Over Home Care Fees

Elderly and disabled residents to start paying for home care

"The Worst Is Over"
Estate agents say buyers are back in the market

February

Local MP Resigns Over Third Runway
Andy Slaughter steps down from Government position

Blame Game Over Snowy Transport Chaos
Council denies it did not do enough to keep the roads clear

Garden Waste Service is Scrapped
Survey shows many residents wanted to keep service and improve it

 

March

hounslow council go to CannesBillion Pound Loss for Westfield
Plus news of local store closures and buy-outs

Fly-Tippers Cost Us Over £1m
H&F sees huge rise in incidents of illegal dumping

Regenerate the Borough? Yes We Cannes!
Council representatives attend international property conference in the South of France

April

Parking Relief for Residents?
Westfield offers shoppers two hours' free parking

Local Gang Members Given 61 Years in Jail
Convicted after brutal murder of an innocent man

Revamp of Shepherd's Bush Green Delayed
Work unlikely to be completed until autumn 2010


May

Who's Watching You?
"Snoopers' charter" used 50 times in Hammersmith and Fulham

Swine Flu Has Arrived
First case confirmed in Hammersmith and Fulham

Two Jailed Over Rape and Acid Attack
Horrific attack leaves young model with lasting injuries

June

4% Swing to Tories in European Elections
Greens gain, Labour and Lib Dems lose in Hammersmith and Fulham

Elderly Residents Threaten Legal Action
Plan to remove sheltered housing warden is challenged

Commuter Misery on Tube Strike Day
But partial service resumes on Hammersmith and City line

Going, Going, Gone!

Former community centre goes under the hammer

July

Council 'Plotting to Get Rid of Poor'
MP claims housing plans are 'Shirley Porteresque'

Council Leader Defends Housing Strategy
Cllr Greenhalgh says mission is to regenerate deprived areas

End Of The Lino?
Allied Carpets goes into administration

"A Cat Poo Skinny Latte, Please"
Weasel Coffee arrives in Shepherd's Bush


Top Marks for Shepherd's Bush Store

Pix 4 is top of the class in PC repair shop investigation



August

Councillor Dies After Battle With Cancer
Flags at half mast after death of Cllr Lillis

Is It A Bird, Is It A Plane?
'Spiderman' scales BBC building

Tragic Death For Young Rugby Player
H&F sportsman passes away after serious injury

On The Move
Shepherd's Bush Library prepares to leave its old home

September
Wood Lane Library is Open
Residents say new building is "fantastic"

Four On Trial For Loftus Road Killing
Murder was "revenge attack"

New Owner For BBC Worldwide Building
Site is sold for £28million

Another Major Development for Shepherd's Bush?
Plans in the pipeline for the West 12 Centre

'Goldhawk Block' plans approved by Council
Residents "very disappointed" by the decision

October

16-Year-Old Guilty in Loftus Road Murder
White City teenager killed Craig Brown on Christmas Eve

On The Margins
New Hammersmith seat "looks likely to be Labour" in general election

Protesters descend on White City
Six arrests in anti-BNP demo outside Television Centre

What A Difference A Year Makes
We look back at twelve months of Westfield


November

h&f newsCouncil Tax To Be Cut By 3%
H&F say they have reduced the borough's debt by £24million

MPs Slam Local Council Newspaper
h&f news under fire, council "will consider" selling it

Twenty-Four Seven

Westfield Vue could be open around the clock

Hotel On The Green?
Plans submitted for redevelopment of Shepherd's Bush Pavilion

Pop Star Switches On Christmas Lights
Hundreds turn out to see Mariah Carey at Westfield

December


Old Oak Common Possible For Major Rail Hub
'High Speed 2' could stop in north of the borough

Two Bombs Discovered in Shepherd's Bush
Mortars made safe in controlled explosion

Green Light For Goldhawk Road Development
Residents furious as decision is rushed through

December 30, 2009

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