That Was the Year That Was

The biggest stories of 2014 in Shepherd's Bush


Ealing Council Set to Approve QPR's Plans for Warren Farm
But residents hope to challenge decision in court

Westfield Shopping Centre Has Busiest Ever New Year
With number of shoppers up by almost a quarter on 2013

Second Outstanding Ofsted Report for Randolph Beresford Centre
Staff and parents in Australia Road celebrate "excellent reward"

MP Andy Slaughter Accuses Council of "Social Cleansing"
Over deal with developer to replace council house for private homes


Burlington Danes Students Perform for Royal Couple 
Prince Charles "particularly enjoyed" dancing in Much Ado About Nothing

Princes Charles at Burlington Danes School

Million Pound Plus Property Market Thrives in Shepherd's Bush
But latest prices show drop in overall average from all time high

Warren Farm Battle Moves to High Court
QPR's proposed training ground to be subject to review 


Redevelopment of Shepherd's Bush Market to Begin in Summer
After companies secure funding of £44 million for phase one

College Congratulates Oscar Winner Steve McQueen
Triumphant night for former Ealing, Hammersmith and West London student

Steve McQueen with Oscar

Local Charity Director Pays Warm Tribute to Tony Benn
He was patron of Staying First, part of Shepherd's Bush Housing Group

H & F Register Office Begins Offering Same-sex Weddings
New law comes into force allowing gay couples to marry 


Orchard Tavern Reopens its Doors
Askew Road pub back in business after "drastic plastic surgery"

Westfield's Expansion Plans Given Green Light
John Lewis and other new stores to open by Christmas 2017

Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle to Close
Local paper one of three shutting on April 25

H & F Raises over £18 Million in Parking and Traffic Fines
Making H &F London's sixth highest revenue raising council


Dame Sally Coates Steps In at West London Free School
Former Burlington Danes head to help school search for new headteacher

Super Hoops Smash and Grab Premiership Return
10 man QPR beat Derby with last minute winner at Wembley

QPR Win at Wembley

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

New Council Leader Stephen Cowan Thanks Voters 
Saying: "I am grateful for the trust people have shown in electing us"


Council to Review Major Developments across Borough 
BBC TV Centre among projects with "lack of affordable housing"

But Hammersmith Hospital A&E Still Set to Close
Provisional date for shutdown is September 10

Dorsett Shepherd's Bush Launches this Week
Luxury hotel on Green retains Pavilion's historic facade

Dorsett Shepherds Bush

White City's New Health and Wellbeing Centre Opens its Doors
Four GP practices among services moving into new building on Bloemfontein Road


H&F Mayor Mercy Reopens Hammersmith Library
Along with 100 local residents celebrating the occasion in Shepherd's Bush Road

QPR Fans Give "Overwhelming" Support to New Stadium
Survey shows vast majority back club's move to Old Oak Common

But Cargiant Boss Says QPR's Plans are "Speculative and Presumptive"
War of words breaks out over club's hopes of moving by 2018


Imperial Healthcare Confirms Local A&E to Shut on September 10 
Trust Board statement gives reasons for approving "new clinical strategy" 

Lights Go Out Tonight to Mark World War One Centenary
Commemorations set to take place across London from 10pm

MP Andy Slaughter Blocked from Entering NHS Meeting
As Imperial Healthcare Trust Board rubberstamps plans for local hospitals

Andy Slaughter MP banned from hospital meeting

White City's Big Day Out Voted a Huge Success
Sun comes out for crowds enjoying our annual festival


House Next Door to Abu Hamza's Sells for One and a Half Million 
Five bedroomed property adjacent to home of cleric's wife and children

Hospital Campaigners Hold "Die-in"
Ahead of closure of Hammersmith Hospital A&E

Westfield Children's Centre KidZania Begins Recruiting Staff
"Reality theme park" will open its doors early in 2015

Three H&F Branches of Phones 4u Close
As parent company collapses into administration


New Record Set for House Price in W12
Property in Hartswood Road sells for over three million

Two Charged after Flying Squad Swoop on Shepherd's Bush Green
Robbers caught red-handed coming out of HSBC with stolen cash

Market Campaigners Vow to Fight Compulsory Purchase Order 
After Communities Secretary overrules planning inspector's recommendation


Trial of Terror Suspects Set for June 3, 2015
Man charged with plot involving Shepherd's Bush targets

Shepherd's Bush Stations to Open 24 Hours at Weekends
All night service coming to Central and Piccadilly lines next September 

New Hotel Dorsett Shepherd's Bush Teams Up with New Attraction KidZania
Partners in "educational entertainment experience" opening early in 2015

White City Playground Tops London Awards
Film of kids at play clinches title of Adventure Playground of the Year


Ugli Voted Best Business in Shepherd's Bush 
Wood Lane creative campus triumphs in Brilliant Business Awards

Ugli Creative Campus in Shepherd's Bush

Cargiant Advances Plans for 'Old Oak Park'
Scheme on 47 acre site could scupper QPR's hopes of new stadium

Three Jailed for Smuggling Drugs into Wormwood Scrubs
Package had been smeared in Marmite to disguise smell of cannabis

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



December 30, 2014