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Legal Challenge Made To Farmers
Legal Challenge Made To Farmers' Market Ban

Lawyers claim council is using Covid-19 restrictions as a pretext

This Week
This Week's Strike By Bus Drivers Called Off

TfL says that industrial action on Friday and Saturday has been suspended

Central Line To Be Hit By Strike on Polling Day
Central Line To Be Hit By Strike on Polling Day

RMT taking industrial action after dismissal of union official

Parkrun Proposed for Ravenscourt Park
Parkrun Proposed for Ravenscourt Park

Council consulting on plan to introduce a free weekly 5k run

What Would The Mayoral Candidates Do About Hammersmith Bridge?
What Would The Mayoral Candidates Do About Hammersmith Bridge?

Leading contenders set out their plan to get it reopened

Bailout for Borough
Bailout for Borough's Special Needs Programme Welcomed

Department for Education provides £20million to cover budget shortfall

Emissions Targets
Emissions Targets 'Sound Death Knell' for Third Runway

Prime Minister fails to deny climate change targets make it unfeasible

Sacked Council Officer Blamed Grenfell Trauma for Absences
Sacked Council Officer Blamed Grenfell Trauma for Absences

Rachael Wright-Turner goes to employment tribunal after losing six figure salary

Big Increase in Number of Bus and Tube Passenger This Week
Big Increase in Number of Bus and Tube Passenger This Week

Overall usage still remains well below pre-pandemic levels

St Paul
St Paul's School Investigating Everyone's Invited Allegations

Barnes private school facing claims it has a misogynistic culture

Hammersmith and Fulham Pays Tribute To Prince Philip
Hammersmith and Fulham Pays Tribute To Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh's death at the age of 99 announced

Local Businesses Vote To Renew Hammersmith BID
Local Businesses Vote To Renew Hammersmith BID

Scheme will operate for another five years

Boat Race Weekend Protest at Hammersmith Bridge
Boat Race Weekend Protest at Hammersmith Bridge

Local rowing clubs and schools join MP to demand reopening

New Operator for Lyric Hammersmith Cafe
New Operator for Lyric Hammersmith Cafe

Outsider Tart will be opening outdoor space when lockdown regulations allow

New Boat Race Route Being Considered for Next Year
New Boat Race Route Being Considered for Next Year

Race could start at Westminster and end at Putney Bridge

A Tale of Two Bridges – Hammersmith Has a Twin in Budapest
A Tale of Two Bridges – Hammersmith Has a Twin in Budapest

Striking similarities in the fates of the William Tierney Clark inspired structures

Financial Boost for Barons Court Project
Financial Boost for Barons Court Project

Homeless centre receives donation from property developer

Uber Boat To Run Hammersmith Ferry
Uber Boat To Run Hammersmith Ferry

Services expected to be operational by the end of summer

Twenty Candidates Aiming To Be London Mayor
Twenty Candidates Aiming To Be London Mayor

Largest field ever to contest the election on 6 May

Thatched House Set To Return Come Rain or Shine
Thatched House Set To Return Come Rain or Shine

Garden of Hammersmith pub all set to open on 12 April

Report Finds No Link Between LTNs and Fire Engine Response Times
Report Finds No Link Between LTNs and Fire Engine Response Times

Quieter roads due to lockdown believed to have reduced delays

Boris Johnson May Face City Hall Probe
Boris Johnson May Face City Hall Probe

Prime Minister's relationship with Jennifer Arcuri to be investigated

Seal Attack Dog Owner To Face No Charges
Seal Attack Dog Owner To Face No Charges

Senior lawyer apologises and thanks those that intervened

Latymer School Reports Series of Sexual Abuse Allegations
Latymer School Reports Series of Sexual Abuse Allegations

Online accounts detail claims of assault, coercion and rape by pupils

Mayor Promises Internet Across the Tube Network
Mayor Promises Internet Across the Tube Network

Will award contract to provide 4G mobile phone connectivity if re-elected

Freddie Mercury the Seal Dies From His Injuries
Freddie Mercury the Seal Dies From His Injuries

Decision made to put him down due to severity of dog attack wounds

Godolphin Students Collect Over 100 Pieces of IT Equipment
Godolphin Students Collect Over 100 Pieces of IT Equipment

Donated to other children in the area to aid remote learning

Double Decker Hammersmith Bridge Feasible According to Report
Double Decker Hammersmith Bridge Feasible According to Report

Engineers believe scheme would allow full reopening by next year

Hammersmith Vaccine Rates Lagging Behind
Hammersmith Vaccine Rates Lagging Behind

Mass vaccination centre at the Novotel Hotel due to open

Hammersmith Skyscraper To Be Switched To Student Halls
Hammersmith Skyscraper To Be Switched To Student Halls

Developer unable to raise finance for original hotel plan

Lidl Opens Its New Store in Kings Mall
Lidl Opens Its New Store in Kings Mall

Queues formed by keen shoppers as supermarket launched

2,000 Sign Petition Against Parking Charge Rise
2,000 Sign Petition Against Parking Charge Rise

Opponents claim there was no consultation on 'shocking' increase

Thames Seal Population Estimated at Over Four Thousand
Thames Seal Population Estimated at Over Four Thousand

A fifth of sightings now in west London upstream from Putney Bridge

Mother Dreading Return of the No Bridge School Run
Mother Dreading Return of the No Bridge School Run

What were 15 minute journeys now lasting an hour and a half

Garden Bridge Cost Exceeded Total Spent on Bridges Over a Decade
Garden Bridge Cost Exceeded Total Spent on Bridges Over a Decade

TfL facing significantly increased maintenance expense over next ten years

Hammersmith & Fulham Pledge To Fund A4 Cycle Lane
Hammersmith & Fulham Pledge To Fund A4 Cycle Lane

TfL's financial difficulties meant it might no longer contribute to cost

Thames Being Hit By
Thames Being Hit By 'Plastic Pandemic'

Number of discarded coffee cups in river doubles during lockdown

Increase in Bus, Tube and Tram Fares Comes into Effect
Increase in Bus, Tube and Tram Fares Comes into Effect

Sadiq Khan says the rise was forced on him by the government

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

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

Shepherd
Shepherd's Bush Road Homeless Hostel Given Consent

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

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

Resident describes them as intrusive and unnecessary

Lockdown
Lockdown 'Devastating Blow' For Hammersmith Big Issue Seller

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

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Why I Became A Plumber And How I Ended Up With A Business In The UK Part 2
Why I Became A Plumber And How I Ended Up With A Business In The UK Part 2

Read the final part of the Italian Plumber's story

Are You An Overweight Male, Non-Smoker Aged 18-65?
Are You An Overweight Male, Non-Smoker Aged 18-65?

Imperial College Seeks Subjects For Study

West London Kitchens And Bedrooms
West London Kitchens And Bedrooms

Looking for a lockdown project?

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

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

Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith
Forthcoming Roadworks in Hammersmith

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

125 Years of the Kelmscott Chaucer To Be Marked
125 Years of the Kelmscott Chaucer To Be Marked

Described as the crowning glory of William Morris's book printing venture

Lyric Hammersmith To Reopen With a Triple Bill
Lyric Hammersmith To Reopen With a Triple Bill

Three new plays to be staged to live audiences in the summer

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

Riverside Artists Group To Post Daily Postcards
Riverside Artists Group To Post Daily Postcards

Messages From Somewhere will showcase work of its members

Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Hammersmith
Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Hammersmith

Changes to tube and rail services during the crisis

Clare Balding Kicks Off Upper Room Lecture Series
Clare Balding Kicks Off Upper Room Lecture Series

Spring season of fundraising talks also includes Michael Frayn and Jeremy Paxman

Local Sight Loss Support Group Hosts Meeting
Local Sight Loss Support Group Hosts Meeting

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

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

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

Riverside Studios Launches Virtual Riverside
Riverside Studios Launches Virtual Riverside

Programme of free online films and community events during lockdown

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

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 Upper Scale Home Delivery Service
The Upper Scale Home Delivery Service

Finest quality of fish delivered to your door.

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

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

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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