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Covid-19 Death Rate Surges Again in Hammersmith
Covid-19 Death Rate Surges Again in Hammersmith

Over 100 people have now died from the virus in the local area

No Hammersmith Bridge Ferry Until Summer at the Earliest
No Hammersmith Bridge Ferry Until Summer at the Earliest

Two bids submitted but operators want more time to prepare

Superhero Day Brings in Thousands for NHS
Superhero Day Brings in Thousands for NHS

Latymer school fundraiser for the Imperial Health Charity

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

Local Private Schools Step Up During Lockdown
Local Private Schools Step Up During Lockdown

Latymer and St. Paul's providing free tuition to local state school children

Covid-19 Infection Rates Remain High in Parts of Borough
Covid-19 Infection Rates Remain High in Parts of Borough

Sharp fall in Fulham but increases seen in Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith

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

Hammersmith Bridge Lit Up With Valentine
Hammersmith Bridge Lit Up With Valentine's Message

Residents say they are broken hearted over lack of action

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

Hammersmith Property Prices Rock Solid in Challenging Year
Hammersmith Property Prices Rock Solid in Challenging Year

Covid-19, Brexit, cladding issues and a collapsing economy have little effect

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

What
What's Happening About The Promised Ferry Crossing?

With further delays on reopening Hammersmith Bridge it's the only game in town

Hammersmith Town Hall Redevelopment Moves a Step Closer
Hammersmith Town Hall Redevelopment Moves a Step Closer

Contract awarded to build replacement and 205 new flats

Bus Drivers To Strike Over
Bus Drivers To Strike Over '£2,500 a Year Pay Cut'

New arrangement would mean staff would not be paid during breaks

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

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

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

Council Tenants in Hammersmith & Fulham Face Rent Rise
Council Tenants in Hammersmith & Fulham Face Rent Rise

Councillor says tenant and residents' groups 'content' with increase

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

Shepherd
Shepherd's Bush Road Homeless Hostel Given Consent

Opposition from some residents fails to block St. Mungo's plan

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

Concern Raised for Future of Borough Archives
Concern Raised for Future of Borough Archives

Notice appears on council's web site suggesting they may be moved

TfL Asking Staff in SA Variant Hit Areas To Come to Work
TfL Asking Staff in SA Variant Hit Areas To Come to Work

Union says directive goes against government advice

Plans Submitted for Harrods Wharf Ferry Terminal
Plans Submitted for Harrods Wharf Ferry Terminal

Proposal would facilitate river link between Hammersmith and Barnes

Over Three Quarters of a Million Londoners Receive Vaccine
Over Three Quarters of a Million Londoners Receive Vaccine

Rollout in the capital no longer the slowest in the country

Covid Admissions Reach Nearly 500 at Local Hospital Trust
Covid Admissions Reach Nearly 500 at Local Hospital Trust

Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals adapt quickly to increase capacity

Hammersmith & Fulham Bin Men in Holiday Entitlement Row
Hammersmith & Fulham Bin Men in Holiday Entitlement Row

Serco refusing to allow leave missed during pandemic to be rolled over

H&F Council Tax To Rise By Five Per Cent
H&F Council Tax To Rise By Five Per Cent

Most of the increase will be used for adult social care services

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

Backlash Against Council Introduction of Wheelie Bins
Backlash Against Council Introduction of Wheelie Bins

Resident describes them as intrusive and unnecessary

Jogger Stopped on Thames Path for
Jogger Stopped on Thames Path for 'Breathing Heavily'

Covid marshals warn man running near Hammersmith Bridge

Early Reopening of Hammersmith Bridge To Pedestrians Ruled Out
Early Reopening of Hammersmith Bridge To Pedestrians Ruled Out

Council's engineers dismiss notion that stabilisation work not needed

Motorcyclist Dies After Talgarth Road Collision
Motorcyclist Dies After Talgarth Road Collision

Police seek BMW driver involved in Hammersmith crash

Tealight Candle Caused Flat Fire Near Charing Cross Hospital
Tealight Candle Caused Flat Fire Near Charing Cross Hospital

Blaze started in accommodation block for NHS staff

Thousands Vaccinated Already in Hammersmith & Fulham
Thousands Vaccinated Already in Hammersmith & Fulham

Elderly first in the queue for jabs as they look forward to normality returning

Stress on Local Teachers Currently
Stress on Local Teachers Currently 'Unacceptable'

Hammersmith Academy head blasts government last minute policy switches

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

Supermarkets Should Enforce Facemask Wearing Says Council
Supermarkets Should Enforce Facemask Wearing Says Council

Borough leader believes large stores are becoming area's Covid hotspots

Lockdown
Lockdown 'Devastating Blow' For Hammersmith Big Issue Seller

Dave Martin heart-broken he was unable to wish customers Happy Christmas

Hammersmith Resident Bill Bailey Wins Strictly
Hammersmith Resident Bill Bailey Wins Strictly

13 million people watch local comedian dance in final

Covid-19 Rapid Test Centres Open After Delay
Covid-19 Rapid Test Centres Open After Delay

Facilities in Sands End and King Street were due to start last year

Double Decker Hammersmith Bridge Could Be Opened
Double Decker Hammersmith Bridge Could Be Opened 'Within A Year'

Council put forward new proposal to Department for Transport

Fight Against Hammersmith Hotel Tower Continues
Fight Against Hammersmith Hotel Tower Continues

Campaigners hoping government minister will block scheme

Six and a Half Years To Reopen Hammersmith Bridge
Six and a Half Years To Reopen Hammersmith Bridge

Task force hears toll might be needed to fund repair

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Change of Location for Brook Green Market
Change of Location for Brook Green Market

Moving to St. Mary's School on Masbro Road with further expansion planned

Irish Cultural Centre Launches Free Hotline
Irish Cultural Centre Launches Free Hotline

Even technophobes can now access weekly lunchtime performances

Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith
Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith

Delays in store on Fulham Palace and Shepherd's Bush Roads

Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Hammersmith
Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Hammersmith

Changes to tube and rail services during the crisis

Local Sight Loss Support Group Due To Host Next Meeting
Local Sight Loss Support Group Due To Host Next Meeting

Group telephone call organised for Hammersmith & Fulham by the Macular Society

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Announces New Season
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Announces New Season

Community projects continue while socially distanced shows begin in New Year

This Year
This Year's Ride London Event Cancelled

Festival of cycling was due to take place in May

Online Chopin Concert Begins New Season at POSK
Online Chopin Concert Begins New Season at POSK

A programme of Polish cultural events on the internet

Tree Trail Launched in Ravenscourt Park
Tree Trail Launched in Ravenscourt Park

Friends group select 25 trees of particular interest for you to view

William Morris Society Launches Islamic Art Exhibition
William Morris Society Launches Islamic Art Exhibition

A Place in Pattern: Islamic Art and its Influence in British Arts & Crafts

Lyric Hammersmith Announces Panto Postponement
Lyric Hammersmith Announces Panto Postponement

Blames uncertainty over government guidelines for public performances

Prestigious Award for Hammersmith
Prestigious Award for Hammersmith's POSK Cinema

Polish community-run venue named best film society in the UK

New Live Music Venue To Open at Olympia London
New Live Music Venue To Open at Olympia London

4.400 capacity will be biggest in West London larger than Hammersmith Apollo

Auction Raises £6,870 for The Upper Room
Auction Raises £6,870 for The Upper Room

Enthusiastic bidding at event organised on behalf of Artists at Home

Borough Leisure Centres Set For Phased Reopening
Borough Leisure Centres Set For Phased Reopening

All visits must be pre-booked with walk-ins not allowed

William Morris Society Launches Online Exhibition
William Morris Society Launches Online Exhibition

Highlights from the collection cover the diverse interests of the artist

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

Brook Green Market Now Open on Wednesday and Saturday
Brook Green Market Now Open on Wednesday and Saturday

Offering fresh organic fruit and veg while taking all necessary precautions

Riverside Studios Launches Virtual Riverside
Riverside Studios Launches Virtual Riverside

Programme of free online films and community events during lockdown

H&F Citizens Advice Bureau Are Still Here to Help
H&F Citizens Advice Bureau Are Still Here to Help

Local people urged to phone or email if they need advice and support

How to Contact H&F Council During the Crisis
How to Contact H&F Council During the Crisis

Customers advised to use phone or email after closure of King Street Service Centre

Have You Explored H&F Libraries
Have You Explored H&F Libraries' Online Resources?

Discover e-books, audio books, courses, learning for kids and much more

Council Reopens Parks in Hammersmith & Fulham
Council Reopens Parks in Hammersmith & Fulham

Opened on 'trial basis' with social distancing laws to be enforced

H&F Extinction Rebellion
H&F Extinction Rebellion's Weekly Meetings Go Virtual

Get involved online every Tuesday and give your views on the New Normal

Lifestyle

The Italian Plumber Tells Us All To Suck It Up
The Italian Plumber Tells Us All To Suck It Up

Handy tip to deal with those everyday blockages

Pizza Express to Close Fulham Palace Road Branch
Pizza Express to Close Fulham Palace Road Branch

Restaurant opposite Charing Cross Hospital one of 73 axed nationally

Byron Burgers Looks Set to Close Local Branches
Byron Burgers Looks Set to Close Local Branches

New owners keeping Westfield restaurant but not interested in Hammersmith

Sam
Sam's Riverside Restaurant Set to Return

In the meantime they are holding online celebrity quiz night

IKEA To Open Store in Hammersmith
IKEA To Open Store in Hammersmith

Taking over Kings Mall with a new format for Swedish furniture chain

Residents Invited to Become Friends of Olympia London
Residents Invited to Become Friends of Olympia London

New scheme will offer priority bookings and exclusive discounts

Property

Family Houses in Hammersmith Snapped Up During Pandemic
Family Houses in Hammersmith Snapped Up During Pandemic

Buyers still willing to pay high prices despite uncertainty

Hotel Plan Would
Hotel Plan Would 'Make Hammersmith the Next Croydon'

Sadiq Khan urged to block 23 storey tower on Talgarth Road

Is a Premium Still Justified for Hammersmith
Is a Premium Still Justified for Hammersmith's Great Transport Links?

Agents concerned that 'new normal' might not suit local property

Huge Kings Mall Car Park Redevelopment Moves a Step Closer
Huge Kings Mall Car Park Redevelopment Moves a Step Closer

Scheme including 17 storey tower to be completed by end of next year

£89 Million King Street Regeneration Budget Approved
£89 Million King Street Regeneration Budget Approved

Council plans to borrow to fund part of town hall redevelopment

Community

'Inspiring' Hammersmith Supermarket Worker With Down’s Syndrome Hailed

Emma Sarre has worked at the local Tesco for over seven years

Hammersmith Post Office Set To Close
Hammersmith Post Office Set To Close

Branch inside WHSmith to shut due to Kings Mall redevelopment

Hammersmith & Fulham Teacher Exodus To Be Investigated
Hammersmith & Fulham Teacher Exodus To Be Investigated

Workload, pay and housing thought to be factors in departures

What Happens To Asylum Seekers in Hammersmith & Fulham
What Happens To Asylum Seekers in Hammersmith & Fulham

Home Office reported to be housing them in five hotels in the borough

90 Years Since Chick
90 Years Since Chick 'Cocky' Knight's Hammersmith Bridge Heroics

Second time that local wrestler had rescued someone from drowning

Pianist Performs to West Kensington From Her Flat
Pianist Performs to West Kensington From Her Flat

Harriet Stubbs planning to continue playing for neighbours through the summer

Hammersmith & Fulham Rugby Youngsters Raise £50,000 for NHS
Hammersmith & Fulham Rugby Youngsters Raise £50,000 for NHS

Ball passed by players the distance between Twickenham and Murrayfield

Olympia London Taken Over by Foodbank and Community Volunteers
Olympia London Taken Over by Foodbank and Community Volunteers

Providing 'massive increase' in food support for residents in need

Brackenbury Pupils Create Messages of Love to NHS and Key Workers
Brackenbury Pupils Create Messages of Love to NHS and Key Workers

Dalling Road primary aims to display rainbows in every window

Hammersmith and Fulham
Hammersmith and Fulham's Community Comes Together

Neighbours join forced to help those who are vulnerable during the crisis

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