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Perceval House development approved

By Dimitris Kouimtsidis

26th Aug 2021 | Local News

What the development is expected to look like from Uxbridge Road. Image Credit: Ealing Council planning documents

FOLLOWING last night's Planning Committee meeting, the controversial Perceval House development has now been approved, after Councillors voted seven to three in favour of the project, with three abstentions.

The scheme will now be referred to the Greater London Authority and the Secretary for Housing, Communities and Local Government for final planning approval.

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Penny Bell was murdered in the car park of Gurnell Leisure Centre on June 6, 1991. Image Credit: Metropolitan Police

DETECTIVES have appealed to the public for information that can help catch the killer of Penny Bell, who was murdered in Perivale 30 years ago.

Appearing on BBC One's Crimewatch Roadshow Live yesterday, March 10, Detective Sergeant Susan Stansfield made the public appeal following the 43-year-old's murder in the car park of Gurnell Leisure Centre three decades ago.

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Warren Farm has been asking visitors to please keep to the paths in order to protect skylarks' ground-nesting and their chicks from coming to any harm. Image Credit: Warren Farm Twitter

FOLLOWING The Royal Parks' plea to keep dogs in both Richmond and Bushy Parks on leads and out of Skylark nesting areas, the charity has called on Ealing dog owners to also be on the 'lookout' at Warren Farm.

The skylark species is reportedly 'under threat' due to rising visitor numbers and dogs not being 'kept under control'.

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London's economy has been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. Image Credit: London Councils

FOLLOWING last week's budget announcement by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, the cross-party group, London Councils, has welcomed his decision to extend the £20-a-week uplift to Universal Credit for six months, but describes this as the 'bare minimum' needed to stop homelessness rates increasing even further.

The umbrella body, which represents all 32 boroughs and the City of London Corporation, says the government should show far greater ambition in addressing homelessness through welfare policy changes and investment in social housing.

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The ballot will open on March 12 and close on April 6

EALING parking enforcement officers are set to be balloted for strike action, Unite the Union has said.

Nearly 40 officers, who have been designated as key workers and who have worked throughout the national lockdowns, are being balloted for strike action after Serco, the company they work for, offered severance to elected Unite representatives and activists.

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