That Was The Year That Was

Looking back at the biggest stories of 2015 in Fulham

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January

New Start for Hurlingham and Chelsea School
SW6 secondary is now an academy and soon to be renamed

Fulham's Second Cote Restaurant Set to Open on Broadway
Brasserie takes over former site of Rodizio Lebanon this spring

Power Cut Blacks Out Much of Fulham and West Ken
UK Power Networks apologise but locals see funny side

Patients in H&F Can Now See GP Seven Days a Week
Five practices in borough offer walk-in services at weekends

February


Police Investigating Murder of Baby Farah Hunt for Suitcase
And appeal for help finding case believed to have been discarded in Dawes Road area

Chelsea Star in Putney Bridge Road Rage Incident
Cesc Fabregas alleged to have punched windscreen of number 93 bus

Kings Road's Chutney Mary Moves to St James
And will be replaced next month by informal Masala Grill

UK's First eSports Arena Comes to Fulham Broadway
Venue with space for 600 videogame fans opens next month

Gfinity Esports Arena

March

'It was Literally Standing Room Only at the Town Hall' 
Chair Anne Drinkell reports on this week's Rally for the NHS

Body of Local Rowing Coach Recovered from Thames
Latymer Upper School's Michael Hill found near Putney Bridge on Sunday 

Fulham Teenager May Have Joined Islamic State in Syria 
Police investigating disappearance of Zubair Nur missing since January

Borough's Basement Digs to be Inspected this Week
Following death of labourer Anghel in Fulham house collapse

April

Woman Taken to Hospital after Falling into North End Road Sinkhole
Four metre deep hole opens in pavement outside Marrakech Express Cafe


Fulham Murder Victim Vanessa Santillan was Transgender Escort
Did you see 33 year-old near Landridge Road in Fulham on March 27 or 28?

Sainsbury's Superstore at Fulham Wharf Set to Open on May 13
Giant new supermarket now offering range of job opportunities

Who Will Become the Next MP for Chelsea and Fulham? 
Meet the five candidates hoping for your vote on May 7

May

Greg Hands Says 'Honour and Privilege' to be Re-elected in Chelsea and Fulham
Conservative candidate wins 62.95% of overall vote

Chelsea FC Victory Parade is On for May 25
After win against Crystal Palace guarantees place at top of Premier League

Mollie Helps Cut Ribbon at New Sainsbury's Store
Long time shopper guest of honour at opening of huge riverside supermarket 

Agents Predict Strong Post-election Bounce for Fulham Property
Price drops in first three month to reverse in 'new mood of optimism'

June


England Rugby Star Held After Collision on Imperial Road 
Danny Cipriani arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after crashing Mercedes

Firefighters Tackle Blaze in Fulham High Street Cafe 
One person treated for burns suffered in fire at Tasty's 

Teen from Fulham Palace Road Jailed for Kidnap and Torture
While his brother is sentenced for attempting to intimidate victim

Chelsea FC Shows Off Plans for Stadium Expansion
At three day public exhibition taking place in Stamford Bridge 

July

Chelsea Football Club's proposed new stadium

Chelsea's New Stadium to Be 'Proud Homage to Westminster Abbey'
But club's expansion plans receive angry response from local residents

Victims of Tunisia Attack Brought to Fulham Coroner's Office
Convoy of eight hearses carries coffins from RAF Brize Norton to Bagley's Lane 

Chelsea Fans Banned after Racist Incident on Paris Metro
'Utterly unacceptable behaviour must not be allowed in modern, civilised society'

Be Prepared for RideLondon Coming to Fulham on Sunday
Roads to be closed throughout the day as cyclists race across borough

August

Police Appeal for Help Find Man Suspected of 17 Thefts
'super recogniser' linked him to offences in areas including Hammersmith and Fulham


Average Property Price Bounces Back Above One Million

Flat values soar but sales at top end of market remain slow

Chelsea FC Holds Second Exhibition of Stadium Plans
Offering 'opportunity to share feedback results' with neighbours

London Underground Postpones Launch of Night Tube Service
Saying it wants to allow for successful conclusion of talks with trade unions

September

Local Stretch of King's Road to Be One Way for Most of 2016
National Grid to show plans and answer questions at two public exhibitions

Man Lived in Garden While Sub-Letting His Council House
Fulham man jailed for fraud after inspectors found advert on Gumtree

Fulham Police Station to Be Scrapped and Site Sold for Boys School 
Site to house purpose built school but will maintain 'policing front counter'

TfL Asks for Feedback on Plans for Former Parsons Green Depot
Redevelopment could mean new houses, restaurants, open spaces and offices with 300 jobs 

October

Vanessa Santillan's Husband Stands Trial for Her Murder
Joaquin Gomez-Hernandez denies killing transgender escort wife in Fulham flat

Council Calls Downgrade of Fulham Police Station 'Unacceptable'
And demands Mayor come clean about plans for Heckfield Place site

Moosh Says Farewell to Fulham after Seven and a Half Years
Jerdan Place cafe thanks customers for their 'wonderful loyalty'

Tesco Sells Off Site in Fulham High Street
But new owner says building of new homes and shops will go ahead

November

Thames Water to Evict Travellers from Fulham Super Sewer Site
While BBC reporter is attacked by men who have moved caravans into Carnwath Road

Could Crossrail 2 Still Come to Fulham Broadway?
MP Greg Hands asks for opinions on possible change of route 

Has Fulham's Property Boom Ground to a Halt?
Prices stall in summer following strong bounce in spring

TfL Submits Planning Application for Parsons Green Development
Aiming to transform former depot to create new homes, workspace and restaurants

 

December

Chelsea FC Submits Planning Application for New Stadium
Local residents urged to comment on scheme by January 8

'Deeply Flawed' Hospital Plans 'Must Be Halted'
Michael Mansfield QC reports on Independent Healthcare Commission's Findings

Putney Favourite Pure Crosses the River to Fulham
Perfect paneer and patra at High Street's new restaurant have Penny Flood hooked

Council Rejects Planning Application to Demolish Fulham Town Hall
American owners wanted to create extended new building behind original facade

14,000 People Visit North End Road Christmas Market
Second event in December proves another successful traffic free day


January 6, 2016