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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‘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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As we begin to head out of lockdown, we take a look at how Acton responded to the Covid crisis. For many who haven’t suffered at the hands of Covid, the crisis may have had some silver linings but for others it’s been a time of fear and anxiety. Families with middle class jobs and […]

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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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Acton Notebook has already blazed a trail with excellent local coverage and public-spirited news. Information is power, but the terminal decline in local journalism threatens to harm our neighbourhoods and society at large. The 2019 Caincross Review for a sustainable future for journalism agreed as much tracing the Grenfell fire tragedy where 71 died to […]

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Now, I’ve always been nosy so I think I was therefore made for this job! Together with my friend, Sam Young, I founded The Campfire Storytelling Collective in 2018. To be fair to myself, maybe more than just being nosy, I have always had a burning desire to provide a platform for anyone who wants […]

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Exciting times for Acton with the launch of this highly anticipated website, and there is so much great content to look forward to. I hope to add to that with items specifically relevant to those with small people; where to explore, who to see, when to go and….perhaps, why to even bother as you finally […]

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Campfire Magic
04 March

On a night out in the West End you might spend around £70 or more on tickets. You might have to lean to one side in order to see the stage from behind the head of the tall person sitting in front of you which might give you a stiff neck. You might be wondering […]

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  Hi! I moved to Acton in 1987, partly because I thought the level crossing gave it a villagey atmosphere. I have been walking the streets of Acton – usually with my dog – since then. As I have worked from home for many years I spend much of my time immersed in W3. It’s […]

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New report reveals that there is a ‘Youth Jobs Gap’ between rich and poor children in London, leaving poorer young people locked out of the labour market Young people from a disadvantaged background in London are not getting the support they need to succeed in the capital’s thriving jobs market, according to a ground-breaking report, The Employment […]

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