Transport for London is currently developing plans for housing nearby Bollo Lane, including an area of land on Gunnersbury Lane which is home to The London Transport Museum’s Acton depot. If TfL’s plans go ahead, the overflow storage facility from the Covent Garden museum will need to be rebuilt and the huge collection of transport […]

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Holiday plans and annual getaways to favourite boltholes in Europe and across the world have been thrown into a tailspin amid the coronavirus pandemic. Airbridges have become drawbridges and can be removed without warning. Bolaji Babafemi’s reportage and travelogue, explores a decades-long relationship with Italy and a friendship that has survived and thrived during the […]

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The doors to fruit and vegetable purveyor’s Basil & Tom’s on Churchfield Road closed 3 months ago in-line with COVID-19 government guidelines and a date is now set for the re-opening. During lockdown, Basil & Tom’s has been running a delivery-only service for their fresh fruit, vegetables and essentials box. As well as a return […]

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Next on our culinary journey meeting Acton’s foodies is Judi Rose, cookbook author, food writer and cookery teacher on a mission to show that Jewish food is not only delicious, but can be healthy too. Together with her cousin Dr Jackie Rose, a GP nutritionist, Judi has created a healthy eating cookbook To Life! Healthy […]

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‘We all flourish when we live, share and grow together’ It’s just over four months since we launched Acton Notebook with a mission to develop a platform to support the local economy and to strengthen social capital in our community. Since lockdown we haven’t been able to deliver content as regularly as we had hoped […]

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Acton Homeless Concern are a local charity with drop-in day centres serving hot meals & drink. Their summer support project will help local families in need over the summer holidays.   The project started on Friday 17th July. Free takeaway packed lunches will be available every Tuesday and Friday from 11.30 – 13.30 until the […]

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Over four months ago the world as we know it came to a stand still. Businesses of all sizes have faced challenges, and many have closed. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel as with challenging times and losses, there is an opportunity for businesses to adapt to the new normal and […]

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Hit hardest by lockdown are many of the local Churchfield road businesses who have had to find  new ways to sell. One such company is Otto Trading, a home interiors shop run by Liz Bauwens with a range of stylish & eclectic gifts, homeware & jewellery. Like many business owners, Liz was forced to close […]

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With over 100 days of lockdown under our belts and restrictions beginning to ease, it’s no wonder many of us are still adjusting to a new and unfamiliar world. So, we were delighted when Crisis Counsellor Nichola Schwarz shared tips that could help us feel calmer and more in control. Nichola Schwarz is a Crisis Counsellor, […]

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Scrolling through our local social media feeds these past few months, we have come to the realisation that Acton has its fair share of high calibre chefs and foodies. We’ve been salivating over the delicious dishes being prepared in kitchens throughout Acton and so thought we’d do a foodie series to showcase some of the […]

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