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All stories for 12 Jun 2008

Dog attack girl faces fears

A pretty six-year-old girl who suffered horrific injuries after being mauled by an illegal dangerous dog has begun her road to recovery.

Keen defends terror vote

Alan Keen today branded opposition arguments 'daft' after voting to extend the limit on detaining terror suspects to 42 days.

Runaway lag smashed into family car

A terrified driver and her friends are demanding answers after their car was repeatedly rammed by an escaped prisoner.

Fatal explosion could have been girl gang trick

A prank gone wrong could be the explanation behind a fatal explosion in South Harrow, neighbours claim.

Harrow Council settles multi-million pound dispute

Harrow Primary Care Trust has finally agreed to pay off a £7.7m debt owed to Harrow Council following years of negotiation.

Smith case confusion

Mystery surrounds the impact Brentford midfielder Gary Smith's impending court case will have on his pre-season preparations.

Pupils go international

Harrow schoolchildren got a taste of the world during an international event.

Ant and Dec's Chiswick build

TV presenters Ant and Dec are to be reunited in the same Chiswick Road after Hounslow Council granted new planning permission.

Be aware of ATM crime

FOR the eldery and vulnerable in the community being a victim of crime can have a devasting effect on their life.

1930s chemist was my doctor

I WISH to add my support in last week's Observer to the letter from A and J Solomon expressing concern at the Government's intention to use private companies to run GP surgeries called polyclinics and run down NHS hospitals.

Fight for rail link has to go on

I MUST respond to two recent letters from readers concerning the Watford to Brighton service proposals where this association's name has been mentioned.

Plans carried on party lines

I ATTENDED the Harrow strategic planning committee meeting on May 14 at the Civic Centre.

I can't support the council's vision of 2025

I WOULD like to add my views to the many I've read in your paper about the vision of high-rise Harrow.

Practical ideas to help charities

THIS week the Conservative leader, David Cameron announced proposals to help boost the work of charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups across Harrow.

Good Samaritans returned my purse

AFTER reading so many stories about crime, I thought I'd just let you know what happened to me recently.

How about some hard labour for offenders?

Although the London Borough of Hounslow does not, fortunately, suffer the extremes of the gang warfare which plagues other parts of London, the Thursday morning columns of the Chronicle remind us that none are immune from the attentions of youthful muggers or those who disturb the peace almost as a way of life and at the drop of a hat.

Race council is doing a job for all

Following Mr Ferguson's letter (Chronicle, May 29) regarding his experiences of Hounslow Racial Equality Council (HREC) 15 years ago, I'm writing to update readers on the present position.

Press should focus on achievements

I am writing following the recent distorted allegations made in the press about our Hounslow MPs, Ann and Alan Keen.

Thanks to Joe for Cora Mae story

I WRITE to draw your attention to the excellent work of your reporter, Joe Jackson, who wrote a very well put together article on the story of Mrs Cora May Prosser, in the Chronicle, April 10.

What a state the cemetery is in

I felt I had to write to you about the state of Feltham Cemetery, situated at Lower Feltham.

Feltham is being left in a complete mess

What is happening to Feltham?

Garden in hospital is simply beautiful

I spent an enjoyable few hours last Saturday going round the open gardens in Ashford.

Glad of clampdown on shopkeepers

I would like to thank Mr Bill Gallup, who has campaigned for the streets of Hounslow West to be cleared of obstructions outside the shops.

The town KO Kenton

Kenton were knocked off the top of the County League Division Three table on Saturday when their three match winning streak was brought to an end by local rivals Harrow Town.

Win sets percussion teacher's band on course for Starsailor gig

A Harrow drum teacher has won the chance to support pop band Starsailor at a London gig after entering a national competition.

Watermans funds boost

A floundering Brentford arts centre will be able to carry on helping the community after its funding was almost doubled by a coalition of the capital's local authorities.

How art can help rape victims in Sri Lanka

A HARROW artist has travelled to Sri Lanka to use her artistic talents to help others.

School where 'girls would be educated like their brothers'

On Saturday,a private girls' school opened its gates to the general public as part of the London-wide open gardens day.

Scrapping free parking could hurt business

FREE parking at council car parks in Wealdstone and North Harrow is to be scrapped - a move hard-up store owners see as an attack on their trades.

Swapping classroom for the classics at Pinner music festival

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Pinner were making beautiful music together for their performance in the village's annual musical extravaganza.

Wembley stop rot to get back into contention

Wembley shrugged off the defeats suffered in their two previous Middlesex County League games with a win over bottom of the table Barnes at Vale Farm on Saturday (07), which got their season back on track.

Policeman's glam plans

The loss of a much-loved cousin has spurred a Feltham policeman and his family into a massive fundraising campaign they are hoping will net £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Gunman shoots cat

A Feltham cat owner has told of his shock after his beloved pet was shot with a BB gun.

Policy is pants

Pupils are up in arms about what they have branded a 'heavy-handed' crackdown on school uniform that has allegedly seen thongs banned for health and safety reasons.

The Town Wharf, Swan Street, Isleworth

Walking is usually considered a healthy hobby - but ramblers treading the Thames Path may find they can't help but stop for a pint at this pub.

Violent teen avoids jail

A teenage member of a violent racist mob has narrowly avoided jail after breaking the cheekbone of an Asian security guard in Feltham High Street.