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Hounslow Chronicle: Dairy Crest staff saved from redundancy

April 23, 2012

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Hounslow Chronicle ALMOST 200 jobs have been saved after one of the last glass bottling dairies in England won its battle to stay open. Milk giant Dairy Crest’s dairy in Hanworth missed shutting after tense negotiations thanks to its Southern location. The company’s only other glass bottling dairy, Aintree in Liverpool, and another dairy Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire, […]

Ealing Gazette: Ealing woman stars on Polish version of X-Factor

April 18, 2012

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Ealing Gazette A VOICE coach from Ealing Common has been called up for the Polish version of the X-Factor. Verona Chard was called to the judges’ house in the second series of the show to act as the celebrity house expert. The 40-year-old was invited by judge and former student Tatiana Okupnik who represented Poland […]

Ealing Gazette: Wonderful blooms at Greenford spring flower show

April 16, 2012

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Ealing Gazette Green fingers and flowery thumbs were busy in Greenford this weekend for the Horsenden Allotments and Gardens Society’s annual spring show. Guests admired colourful blooms as members pitted the best of local flowers, crafts and cooking against each other in fierce competition at All Hallow’s Church, in Horsenden Lane North on Saturday (14). […]

Islington Tribune: Retired Canonbury woman’s cash is rescued from recycling bins

April 13, 2012

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Islington Tribune MARGARET Bacon couldn’t believe it when she realised she had inadvertently thrown an envelope with £55 cash inside it out with the rubbish. The retired Canonbury woman immediately rushed out of her home in Southgate Road to try and retrieve the envelope – but to her horror it had been already been collected […]

Why former rough sleeper Stik is now a big hit as a street artist

April 13, 2012

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West End Extra HIS work has been bought by the Duke of Kent and Elton John, he recently spent a week with Brian May and his art is immediately recognisable. Yet 18 months ago elusive artist Stik was organising his debut show from a homeless shelter. The street artist, a former rough sleeper who spent […]

Camden New Journal: Chainsaw massacre at St Martin’s Gardens, Camden

April 12, 2012

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Camden New Journal A “CHAINSAW massacre” is how one resident described the pollarding of trees in a park in Camden Town. Around half of the plane trees in the St Martin’s Gardens have been cut back to bare branches, cutting off the newly sprouted growth. Poet Dinah Livingstone (pictured), who has lived in the same […]

West End Extra: Support for plaque to honour Beatrix Potter publisher Norman Warne

April 7, 2012

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West End Extra BEATRIX Potter fans have criticised a decision by English Heritage to snub the home of her publisher in its prestigious blue plaque scheme. It has emerged that the conservation body turned down a proposal to honour Norman Warne, who lived and worked in Bedford Square, in Bloomsbury. He planned to marry Potter […]