That Was The Year That Was in Shepherd's Bush

Looking back at the biggest stories in W12 in 2019


New extension at Westfield London

London's Westfields Celebrate Record Breaking Festive Season
With 15.6 million shoppers visiting the two centres in November and December

New Year Honours Awarded to H&F Community Heroes
W12's Adam Matan recognised plus CBE for former director of Riverside Studios

New Food Hall Opens in February at White City Place
With menus from rotating kitchens and live music from emerging artists

First Acts Announced for This Year's Bushstock
Find out who will be headlining at our annual music festival on 15 June


West 12 Centre Owner Reveals Radical Redevelopment Plans
Lidl to close ahead of creation of 700+ homes and work spaces

New 1,200 Seat Theatre Opens in Wood Lane This Summer
Troubadour White City Theatre to host shows, films, concerts and events

Bob Mayor former Vicar of St Stephen's in Shepherd's Bush

Rev Bob Mayo Says Goodbye to Shepherd's Bush
Much loved vicar is leaving St Stephen's to offer pastoral  care at Rochester Prison

Westfield's Dimco Building to Become Major Venue
Exhibition London is second new entertainment centre coming to Wood Lane

March 4

Shepherd's Bush Property Market Does the Splits
Sales range from bargain buys in White City to £5 million flat in Television Centre

Local MP Joins GMB Union Protest at Hammersmith Hospital
Where staff claim they are paid slave wages for 'difficult and demanding' jobs

Michael Carwright given Freedom of Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

H&F's Highest Honours Bestowed on Former Mayor
Michael Cartwright given Freedom of the Borough and made an alderman

17-Year-old From White City Named as Murder Victim
Boy, 15 charged with stabbing Ayub Hassan in West Kensington

Work Starts on Acton to Wood Lane Cycle Superhighway
Building of 3.5km two way track set to cause traffic delays from April till November


White City's New 'Meccano Style' Theatre Starts to Take Shape
Troubadour's owners apply for licence to run venue now being constructed on Wood Lane

Hammersmith Hospital

Out of Hours Hospital and GP Services Set to Be Slashed
Public consulted on proposed cuts at Hammersmith Hospital and Parkview Centre

32 Storey White City Skyscraper Approved
Redevelopment of Central House office block to contain over 500 flats

QPR Fans Back Move to Linford Christie Stadium
'Consensus' that time is coming to bid farewell to Loftus Road

New White City Venue Exhibition London Will Open in November
Music and conference centre to offer creative jobs to local young peopl


House in Palgrave Road sold for second highest ever price in W12

Second Highest Ever Price Paid for W12 House
Palgrave Road property leads robust market in million pound plus family homes

New Cycle Lanes Planned Through Shepherd's Bush
Route would create segregated path from Wood Lane to Notting Hill

Stunning Results for Lib Dems in Hammersmith & Fulham
Party wins most votes locally in European election by a wide margin

Local Man Caught at Airport Smuggling 91,000 Cigarettes
Lucky Ubiribo had previous convictions along with two wives in W12 and W6

Funding for £64 million 'Education City' Agreed by H&F Council
Hub to include new ARK Swift Primary, nursery, offices and 132 homes


Peter Pan at Troubadour Theatre in White City

White City's New Troubadour Theatre Opens in July
Peter Pan flies in to launch a summer season of family friendly productions

Bushstock is Back in Town on Saturday
Our own one day music festival takes over venues across W12

Lena Gardens School Closure All But Certain
Slower population growth blamed for number of pupils falling to 43

Overwhelming Support for Redevelopment of Linford Christie Stadium
QPR say survey result is 'huge endorsement' of their plans

Planned Overground Stations Unlikely to Be Built
Brexit believed to have done for Old Oak Common and Hythe Road stations


Two 17-Year-olds Charged with Murder in Shepherd's Bush
Yusuf Mohamed was stabbed in Uxbridge Road store last Wednesday evening

Council Leader Says QPR Could Lease New Stadium
Stephen Cowan will 'bend over backwards' to help club

Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses

Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses Set to Be Replaced
Fund-raising campaign aims to create modern green hub for the whole community

New Biomedical Research Centre Coming to Hammersmith Hospital
Labs within nine storey building will be used to seek cures for cancer and dementia

Woodlane High Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted Inspectors
Du Cane Road special school also given top score in every category

Television Centre Wins Prestigious RIBA National Award
Latest accolade for former home of the BBC in Wood Lane


Brexit Shadow Looms Over Shepherd's Bush Property Market
But plummeting prices make north of W12 a magnet for buyers on a budget

'Outstanding' Rating for Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Maternity Unit
Critical care at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals also improved

They Did It! Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses Project Hits Funding Goal
222 backers raise over £111,000 to create new weatherproof community hub

Hammersmith Hospital Urgent Care Centre to Shut Overnight
Campaigners slam 'poor decision' by H&F Clinical Commissioning Group

Budding Physicists from Wormholt Park Primary Visit CERN
Trip of a lifetime to Geneva laboratory for White City nine and ten year-olds


Penny Flood

MP, Friends and Colleagues Pay Tribute to Penny Flood
A stalwart supporter of the Labour Party and much loved member of Neighbour Net

32-Storey Skyscraper Planned For White City
Centre piece of Imperial College's billion pound scheme for Unigate Dairy site

B\roness Blower of Starch Green

Meet Baroness Blower of Starch Green
Shepherd's Bush resident Christine awarded peerage in latest honours list

Old Oak Development Should Not Include Car Giant, Says Report
Cost of acquisition makes it 'unviable'

16-Year-old Boy Jailed for North End Road Murder
Ayub Hassan, 17, was stabbed during row behind Waitrose supermarket


Damning Report for Shepherd's Bush GP Practice
Uxbridge Road medical centre face closure unless improvements are made

Wood Lane Railway Arches Now Open for Business
TfL creates new retail and restaurant units in formerly derelict spaces

Endo at the Rotunda in Television Centre, W12

Television Centre's Endo at the Rotunda Awarded Michelin Star
High honour for eighth floor restaurant serving 'sushi in the clouds'

Men Found with Drugs Worth £2.7 Million Sent to Jail
Two caught near Goldhawk Road wheeling suitcase stuffed with 22kgs of cocaine

Video Shows Shepherd's Bush Locals Taking on Ramraiders
Gang tackled by bystanders as they attempt to flee on Uxbridge Road


Revised Plans Made for Wood Lane to Notting Hill Cycleway
TfL says new design will protect majority of trees on route

Goldhawk Road's Caffe Bonego Named Best Business in Shepherd's Bush
Balkan restaurant wins Public Vote in this year's H&F Brilliant Business Awards

White City's New Venue Exhibition London is Now Open
With two floors of space hosting events from early next year

Five to Stand for Election in Hammersmith Constituency
Green and Brexit Party candidates complete the line-up on 12 December


Sale of Lucian Freud Sketch Raises £50,000 for Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre
Sent to auction by artist's close friend, centre founder Sister Mary-Joy Langdon

First Restaurant Moves In to Wood Lane Railway Arches
Prairie Fire promises Kansas City-style smoked meats and taproom with craft beers

Andy Slaughter MP for Hammersmith

Andy Slaughter Retains Seat in Hammersmith Constituency
Rare bright spot during miserable night for the Labour party

White City Brothers Jailed for Firearm Offences
Nine years in jail for supplying guns to violent criminals

Old Oak Development Corporation Ditches Plan to Buy Car Giant Site
Says rise in industrial land prices has rendered it uneconomic

January 4, 2020

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