How will the Coronavirus crisis affect the prospects of buy-to-let? The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy financial toll on tenants in the UK. With hundreds of businesses suspending their activity temporarily or having to lay off part of the employees, many people have been finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with rent payments […]

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If you’ve been looking for fun creative things to do during half term, you will be excited to hear that local art teacher Celia Pickering has joined forces with Savage Rose T’shirt designers, Julia and Nina to run a fun FREE kids doodle T’shirt competition. To celebrate the launch of ‘Little Savages’, Celia has created […]

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Churchfield Rd is starting to come back to life as more businesses make plans to reopen. As part of the government’s lockdown exit plan, shops currently considered “non-essential” such as fashion and homeware retailers are being  allowed to open from June. However, businesses such as pubs, bars, hairdressers, gyms and cinemas will have to wait […]

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L’Oriental brings real diversity to Churchfield Rd – the only Lebanese restaurant. The good news for those of us who have eaten at L’Oriental in Churchfield Road for years and adore the Lebanese cooking, a warm welcome from Tony and his team and the very reasonable prices, is that he is back on Monday May […]

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A perfect way to host virtual get togethers with friends, family and colleagues. It’s been eight weeks since we visited a restaurant or dined somewhere other than our own home. The hardest part of being in lockdown is not being able to eat together with friends and family. If there is a silver lining in […]

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Pierrepoint sisters in Acton in the first half of 1700’s The following article is about sisters from the Pierrepoint family who came to Acton every year during the spring and summer months from 1708 to 1740. During the winter they resided elsewhere but because Acton was known for its orchards and pleasant air, many of […]

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Acton Notebook has launched a W3 Doorstep Portraits Project to capture photos of Acton residents during Covid-19.   Over the next few weeks local photographers will be snapping residents outside their homes or at their windows. Photographs will be used for an online exhibition Over the coming weeks the photos will be uploaded to FB […]

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What is VE Day? VE Day (Victory of Europe Day) was the day on which allied forces announced the surrender of Nazi Germany in Europe on May 8th, 1945. It marked the end of Adolf Hitler’s reign and was a cause for celebration all over the world. At 3pm that day, Prime Minister Winston Churchill […]

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