That Was The Year That Was in Shepherd's Bush

Looking back at the biggest stories in W12 in 2018


Sister Mary Joy-Langdon, founder of Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre

Honour for Nun Who Founded Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre
Sister Mary-Joy Langdon awarded British Empire Medal for services to disabled children

Top Model Agency Premier Pays Tribute to 'Dearly Loved' Harry Uzoka
Fashion world shaken as fellow model is charged with his murder 

Model Harry Uzoka, murdered in Shepherd's Bush

Two Charged with Murder of Model Harry Uzoka Appear in Court 
One is George Koh, signed to rival modelling agency 

Westfield Hosts Giant Job Show Ahead of Extension Launch in March
Showcasing up to 8,000 opportunities on offer at Shepherd's Bush centre


Flooding on Goldhawk Road Shepherd's Bush in February 2018

Goldhawk Road Mains Burst Leaves Thousands Without Water
Second burst in area within days causes substantial flooding in Shepherd's Bush 

Lidl to Open in West 12 Shopping Centre This Month
Supermarket still has some vacancies available in new store

Countdown is On to Opening of Westfield Extension 
See first pictures of new John Lewis store one month before launch

Two Men Who Left Shepherd's Bush to Join Islamic State Captured
The QPR supporters were members of the terror cell dubbed the 'Beatles'


Snow in Shepherd's Bush in March 2018

It's Snowtime in Shepherd's Bush
Locals grab their cameras to capture the wintry scenes

West 12 Centre Lidl Brings In Crowds of Eager Shoppers
Queues form outside new supermarket ahead of ribbon cutting ceremony

Thames Water Asks Londoners to Use As Little Water As Possible
Says freeze and rapid thaw has caused multiple leaks including some in W12 

Shepherd's Bush Property Market Stays Slow and Steady
But there is good news for young buyers with affordable flats making a comeback 


Westfield's Expansion is Now Officially Open 
Shoppers flock to new centre to enjoy special events and offers

ISIS 'Beatle' Alexanda Kotey

ISIS 'Beatle' Kotey Accused of Organising Shepherd's Bush Terror Plot
Jihadist was in contact with Tarik Hassane, jailed for plan to attack local police and soldiers

QPR's #Game4Grenfell Wins Special Project Award
Fundraising match at Loftus Road honoured at Football League Awards

Old Laundry Site Launches on Friday with 1950s Style Party
Site by Shepherd's Bush Market offers street food served from shipping containers


Shepherd's Bush Becomes a Hotspot for First Time Buyers
Agent says stamp duty changes are helping young adults get onto property ladder

West Kensington Man Faces Jail After Attempting to Flee from Police
Harry Schick found in possession of three knives when caught 

Princess Victoria in Shepherd's Bush

Princess Victoria is the Most Loved Local Pub in Shepherd's Bush
Find out which venues in W12 were winners in this year's Love London Awards

Charles and Camilla Visit White City

Charles and Camilla Tour Tech Hub at White City Place
Before dropping into newly opened White City House for tea and cakes 

Westfield Shareholders Vote in Favour of £18.5 Billion Takeover
Shepherd's Bush centre now among 102 run by French retail giant Unibail-Rodamco


Sarah Gordy, awarded MBE

Bush Theatre Star with Down's Syndrome Awarded MBE
Sarah Gordy, set for lead role in Jellyfish, 'surprised and thrilled' by honour

Tower Blocks in Shepherd's Bush go green for Grenfell

Tower Blocks and Town Hall Go Green for Grenfell on Thursday
As mark of remembrance and solidarity on first anniversary of fire

Shepherd's Bush Gang Goaded Rivals to Attack with Machetes
Using video of Notting Hill gang members' grandmother being harassed

Becklow Gardens in Shepherd's Bush festooned in England flags

Becklow Gardens Estate Goes World Cup Crazy
Shepherd's Bush football fans team up to festoon the building with England flags


Hammersmith Park in Shepherd's Bush

'Exciting Proposals' for Hammersmith Park to Be Unveiled
Public invited to discuss plans to improve much loved green space

West 12 Centre Poundworld Closes Its Doors
32 jobs lost as store in Fulham and Shepherd's Bush are among 145 being axed

H&F Police Help to Round Up 67 Violent Drug Dealers Who Exploited Children
Early morning raids also saw eight teenagers taken into safeguarding custody

Jack Tizard School is Rated Outstanding by Ofsted - Again!
Inspectors praise 'remarkable enthusiasm' of teachers at White City special school 


Loftus Road Football Stadium

QPR Chief Exec Says Club Cannot Stay in Loftus Road
Linford Christie stadium is 'best, if not only' chance to stay in W12 

Shepherd's Bush Property Market Still Stuck in Slow Lane
But local agent says increase in first time buyers is 'light at the end of the tunnel'

Three Men Convicted of Killing Model Harry Uzoka
Video shows brawl which ended with two guilty of murder and one of manslaughter

Shepherd's Bush's New Biotech Hub is Buzzing
Innovative start-ups snap up affordable space in Old Laundry Yard's shipping containers 


West 12 Centre Owners 'Exploring Options' on Site's Future
Landsec launches consultation asking local shoppers for their views

Madani Younis, former Artistic Director at Bush Theatre

ALL Change for Artistic Directors of Our Local Theatres 
Madani Younis will leave the Bush while Rachel O'Riordan will take over at The Lyric

Shepherd's Bush 'Drill Music' Gang Sentenced for Violent Disorder
Videos showed them bragging about knife fight with rivals in White City

Boundary Commission Confirms Controversial Plans for New Constituencies
Hammersmith and Fulham to be reunited but Shepherd's Bush wards to join up with Willesden


Liam Oliver Christie, jailed for drug dealing in Shepherd's Bush

Linford Christie's Son Jailed for Drug Dealing in Lakeside Road Home 
Liam Oliver-Christie dealt heroin and crack cocaine near Shepherd's Bush town centre

Over 600 'Genuinely Affordable' New Homes Coming to White City
Along with five acre public green space to be called Exhibition Park

Studio Works at Television Centre

Television Centre to Become Permanent Home of Top ITV Shows
Productions to stay in White City as broadcaster puts South Bank HQ up for sale 


QPR's Plans for Warren Farm Training Ground Get Green Light
Club 'delighted that all legal avenues to frustrate this process have been exhausted'

Wood Lane's New Pioneering Art Space to Open in November
Elephant West created on site of disused petrol station 

Westfield's Tenth Birthday Celebration

Westfield Hosts Spectacular Tenth Birthday Party
With fireworks and performances by Rita Ora, Liam Payne and Rudimental

Major Row Erupts over QPR's Proposed Move to Linford Christie Stadium
H&F Council accuses club's owners of 'playing property developer in White City'


Planned dog hotel in Westfield car pak

Luxury Dog Hotel Coming to Westfield 
Grooming and day care business complete with puppy creche to open in basement car park

Disability campaigned Debbie Domb who died in December

Tributes Paid to Disability Campaigner Debbie Domb
Co-founder of Hammersmith & Fulham Coalition Against Cuts has died at 60

Cafe and Community Space Launch at Imperial's White City Campus
Local people invited to join a series of free pre-Christmas events


January 8, 2019

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