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January

Redevelopment of Hurlingham Retail Park is Approved by Council 
242 homes, plus shops and restaurants to be built by Wandsworth Bridge 

New Super Sewer Open Hearing Set for January 30 
Campaigners say meeting is "unexpected and encouraging

development"
 

Save Our Sulivan Campaigners Take their Fight to Downing Street
Schoolchildren wave balloons and sing as petition against closure is delivered



Sulivan School Closure "Called In" by Education Select Committee 
Committee meeting set for February 5 at 10am

February



Bigger, Better Trains Arrive on District Line
Air-conditioned s-class trains roll through Fulham

TfL and Capco Make Agreement to Begin Earls Court Development
Campaigners respond with press conference at House of Commons

Council Votes Once Again to Close Sulivan School
Ignoring recommendations made last week by Education Select Committee

Burglar Convicted of Murdering Fulham Pensioner Joseph Griffiths
Prosecution did not accept Aaron De Silva's attempt to plead guilty of manslaughter

March

 

Go Behind the Doors of Fulham's Most Fabulous House
Broomhouse Lane property with pool and cinema is priced at 16 million pounds

Fulham's New Theatre Sets High Standard with Ordinary Days
Penny Flood enjoys this mini-opera about life and love in New York

Royal Couple Open Chelsea Children's Hospital
Charles and Camilla tour paediatric facilities at Chelsea and Westminster 

Tottenham Murder Victim Naudel Turner was Nurse from Fulham
Doctor pays tribute to mother of two boys saying she was "a lovely, lovely lady"

 

April

 

Whole Foods Market Opens on Fulham Broadway
With 5%  of opening day proceeds going to four charities

SW6 Address Searched by Counter Terrorism Squad
One of eight properties searched following arrest of man in Greenford

Good Bye Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle 
Relaunches as supplement of Ealing newspaper

Michael Jackson Statue Finds New Home
Former Craven Cottage exhibit headed for National Football Museum 

May

Fulham Theatre's First Production Up for an "Offie"
Ordinary Days nominated for Best Musical in Off West End Theatre Awards

Fulham's Relegation Due to Loss of its Lucky Charm
Mohamed Al Fayed has wacko theory about Jacko statue

Labour Celebrate Victory in Hammersmith and Fulham 
Shock result as "David Cameron's favourite council" is ousted

Meet Fulham Broadway's New Councillors
Pledging to fight for Charing Cross and make North End Road thrive

June

Sulivan School Closure Decision to be Reviewed 
Change in housing policy may mean extra primary places needed

Goodbye to C-stock Trains of District Line Wimbledon Branch
Bowing out after 40 years to make way for new air-conditioned S-stock trains

Former Community Centre Becomes Four Multi-Million Pound Homes
"Huge shell-loft houses" created in Broughton Road building

Three Russian Women Living in Fulham Jailed for Trafficking
Women part of gang also guilty of conducting prostitution from upmarket developments

July

The Fulham Boys School "Suddenly Under Serious Threat"
As Department of Education refuses to allow new free school to open in September

Chelsea Look at Ways of Expanding Stamford Bridge Stadium
Ideas to increase crowd capacity include decking over railway cuttings

West Ken Residents Meet to Discuss Right to Transfer
And vote to investigate community takeover of threatened estates 

Celebrating Fulham Proves Another Huge Success
With dozens of events showcasing the very best of SW6 

August

 

Imperial College Healthcare Releases Statement on Hospital Plans
Trust Board gives reasons for approving "new clinical strategy" 

Property Prices in Fulham Break New Records
All time high for for flats and terraced houses plus £18 million house sale

Fulham Palace Garden Centre "to be Sold to Pets at Home"
Residents launch petition as closure is announced for August 31

Riverside Studios Prepares to Close Before Redevelopment
Free history exhibition and restaurant remain open till September 5 

September

Putney Bridge Set to Reopen on Friday September 26
With repairs completed a fortnight ahead of schedule


Government Gives Go Ahead for Super Sewer Site in Fulham
But "furious" H & F council may challenge Eric Pickles' decision

Fulham Palace Garden Centre Will Not Become Pets at Home
Delight for residents as Prince's Trust confirms no deal with store chain

Sulivan School's Future is Secure 
Council cabinet overturns decision to close Fulham primary

Carnwath Road Coalition Slams Super Sewer Plan
Says go ahead for Fulham site "makes mockery of the planning  system"


October

Fulham Property Prices Surge to Further New Highs
Over half of sales in second half of year were for over a million


Earls Court Campaigners Condemn H&F Council
For making "deeply disappointing move behind closed doors"

Drugs Baron from Fulham Jailed for Over 17 Years 
Moore Park Road resident admitted smuggling cocaine worth five million 

Council Leader Issues Statement on Earls Court
"Too late" to save exhibition centre but still opposes plans for local estates

November

Chelsea and Westminster Told It 'Requires Improvement'
NHS Trust confident recommendations in shock report 'can be actioned quickly'

Property in Prime Parsons Green Location for Sale for £175,000
The bad news is it's a single garage less than ten feet wide

The Fulham Boys School is Formally Opened
With celebration of new free school's "can do spirit"

North End Road to Become Traffic Free for Festive Market

December 6 event part of push to make street more attractive to shoppers

December

Independent Commission Will Review A&E Closures
Set up by four councils concerned about local health provision 

North End Road's Becky Blooms Voted Fulham's Best Business
Popular stallholder triumphs in awards ahead of Saturday's Festive Market




Two Jailed Following Death of Labourer Anghel in Ellerby Street
Company director guilty of manslaughter after Fulham basement collapsed 

Tragedy as Second Elderly Woman is Killed by Lorry
Prompting call by vicar to pedestrianise North End Road

Local Hospitals 'Require Improvement'
Health regulator criticises Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

London Theatre Workshop Presents Apartment 40C
Fulham's theatre has pulled out all the stops with this new musical, says Penny Flood


December 31, 2014