That Was the Year That Was

Hammersmith's top stories of 2009

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Brackenbury Development Could Overshadow Homes
Residents' fears over 56 new flats

Meals on Wheels to Cost More
Council cuts take effect

Local MP Resigns over Third Runway
Andrew Slaughter steps down from government position


Snowy Photos of Hammersmith
See the snow in pictures around the borough

Radioactive Paedophile Suspect at Large
Local college owner could endanger others


Consultation over Future of Queen Caroline Estate
Developers have their eyes on Ashcroft Square and Queen Caroline

Unconscious Woman Saved after Floating in Thames
Lifeboat crew praised after rescue on Hammersmith riverbank

Council Tax Cut Goes Ahead
Three per cent reduction agreed at budget meeting


A Very Special Visitor
Maggie's centre welcomes Michelle Obama

Paxman to Donate Brain to Hammersmith Hospital
TV presenter hopes to help research to find cure for Parkinson's


Swine Flu Has Arrived
First case confirmed in Hammersmith and Fulham

Lyric Hammersmith to Open �15 Million Teaching Centre
Academy to be created above Mothercare

Hammersmith Police Horses Have Happy Retirement
Vincent and Ursula enjoy their old age


Swing to Tories in European Elections
Greens gain, Labour and LibDems lose in Hammersmith and Fulham

Development Planned for King Street Garage
New homes, parking and retail units on site of VW dealership

The Dove Goes Up in Smoke
Fire destroys kitchen and roof of riverside pub


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

Computer Shop Suspended After Sky TV Sting
Technicians copied clients' photos and bank details

Health of River "Severely Compromised"
Rowing Council deeply concerned about state of the Thames


Students Celebrate Best Ever Exam Results
100 Per Cent Pass Rate at William Morris Sixth Form

Gas Explosion Rocks Hammersmith
Residents have lucky escape as gas main blows

Councillor Antony Lillis' Funeral Takes Place
Courtege makes one minute stop in front of town hall


Mayor at Odds with Council over Super Sewer
Boris supports Tideway Tunnel in plan for London's water supplies

Famous Studios Will Not House Students
Council rejects plans to redevelop Nomis

Decision to be Made about "Goldhawk Block"
Planning officers recommend consent should be given


Bum Deal for Fans of Cheeky Girls
Singing sisters form Transylvania pull out of appearances at Savers

I Love Hammersmith Privilege Card Launches Today
Free card offers bargains in shops and restaurants in run-up to Christmas

Disappointment and Dismay as Council Approves Plans for "Goldhawk Block"
Developer gets go-ahead to build homes on site of industrial estate


Council Asks BBC to Move Question Time out of Borough
Calls for mass protest spark fears over public safety

Council Leader Quizzed by John Humphrys at Borough Summit
Buzz at borough meeting over buildings and bikes

Architects Appointed to Design New Town Square
Public vote helps experts choose winner


Circle Line Extension Launches on December 13
"Lasso line" means more trains from Hammersmith

Council Leader Stands by Comments on Top Tories
Claims that "they couldn't run a p***-up in a brewery"

Hammersmith Bridge to Close at Weekends
Major improvements to last from January to March


December 30, 2009