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All stories for 17 Jun 2008

Women missing after 'abduction'

Fears are growing for the safety of two young women thought to have been snatched and bundled into a van in Brentford.

A rare look inside Dollis Hill House

A rare look inside Dollis Hill House

Crime round-up

A thief made of with half a gold chain after ripping it from around the neck of a 58-year-old woman on Saturday.

Hamer deal finalised

Brentford FC boss Andy Scott this week made two new season-long signings - as predicted by the Chronicle.

Fire chief plans for summer heat

Hounslow's new borough fire commander will tackle the traditional summer rise in arson by reaching out to bored teens. 

Youths battle gang crime misery

Young people who invented a slogan to raise awareness of gang, knife and gun crime as part of a competition have been awarded prizes at Hounslow Civic Centre.

Dollis Hill House saved from ruin

A derelict mansion steeped in history has been saved from demolition by a £1.2m grant.

Keep Harrovium a classic scholar tells Mayor

We sometimes accuse politicians of speaking Greek to us but one Harrow resident has turned the tables - by writing to Boris Johnson in Latin.

Barbara Fisher's B-Mail: We're fully fledged grumpies

Following in the great footsteps of mega-moaner Victor Meldrew, my husband and I are now fully fledged grumpies, as these days we cannot resist a good whinge. 

Val Burrell Memorial Cup

Val Burrell Memorial Cup

New hope for Watermans

Watermans are a step closer to having their funding reinstated after the Arts Council reportedly offered to settle out of court.

Theft victim praises good citizens

A TV producer from Old Isleworth has heaped praise on the community for rallying round after his garage was burgled and thousands of pounds worth of equipment stolen. 

Planners back worried residents

Cheers rang out as controversial plans for five-a-side pitches at a disused sports ground were rejected last night.

Memorial six-a-side is great success

Players took to the pitch for a fun day of football in memory of a much-loved mother.

Mousinho no more

John Mousinho has left Brentford to join League One rivals Wycombe Wanderers after agreeing with Bees boss Andy Scott to cancel his contract.

Hogarth's House gets revamp

The home of one of Britain's most famous painters and satirists is to get a new lease of life thanks to Lottery funding.

Wooden horse sculpture stolen from park

A SCULPTURE which was created to brighten up a park in Cowley has gone missing seven months after it was unveiled.

Pastime, passion and exercise

As she digs the ground to plant her potatoes, pulls up weeds ferociously and works tirelessly to grow all manner of fruit and vegtables, you would be forgiven for thinking this gardener is a quarter of the age she actually is.

Move to stop 'unnecessary' booze shops

CHEAP booze shops which opponents say are not needed could in future be prevented from opening if a petition to Downing Street is successful.

OBE for making our roads safer

A dedicated and long-serving council employee has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to traffic and road safety.

Work lifeline is facing the axe

A pensioners' working centre is facing closure unless a new trustee can be found to take over.

School fights off threat of closure

STAFF and pupils were celebrating at a school last week following an inspection which showed they had made excellent progress.

'This manor is out of bounds'

GANGS of youths who scare people away from a high street with their intimidating behaviour can now be told to leave the area.

Men tackle the F1 test of fitness

MEN were challenged to tackle an F1 motor racing test at a shopping centre to help raise money for cxity.

Move to stop 'unnecessary' booze shops

Cheap booze shops which opponents say are not needed could in future be prevented from opening if a petition to Downing Street is successful.

Music - an enduring love through painful times

A songwriter who forged a love of music in the choir of a Hayes high school returned to her home town to sxe her memories.

Plant plan not set in concrete yet

Controversial plans for a concrete plant have been withdrawn.

Heathrow Third Runway protest

Heathrow Third Runway protest

Uxbridge Proms

Uxbridge Proms

Harefield Fete

Harefield Fete