What happened in Putney during January 2003

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FORMER HEAD NOMINATED FOR OBE - Victor Burgess, 58, retired FROM Elliot School in July 2002

NO MORE BOROUGH SHOWS? Tony Colman MP voices his concern with Council cost cuttings.

COUNCIL SPOKESMAN REPSONDS - the Council will have "a loss in funding of around 5m." and areas such as the Show must be affected to allow other resources to maintain their high standards.

LOCAL NHS TO LOSE 5M - The problem has been caused by a new needs formula used for the first time by the Department of Health.

MORE CONFUSION OVER RICHMOND PARK A cabinet minister who announced in a letter written nine days before the end of consultation on a proposed closure of Richmond Park's Robin Hood Gate and Pen Ponds car park that both would go ahead in April 2003 has been forced to issue a second apology.

PROPERTY PRICE FALL FORECAST FOR SW15 IN 2003- "High priced properties in central boroughs have been particularly hard hit with falls of over 5% being typical for 1 million-plus properties over the last 3 months."

RUBBISH REVOLUTION! - Many European countries have a recycling rate between 40 & 50 % in comparison with 11% in Britain and 16% in Wandsworth - get recycling now.

COUNCIL EXTENDS THE DOORSTEP RECYCLING SERVICE.- For the first time, people will be able to recycle textiles and plastics, as well as paper, card, glass and cans.

GCSE and GNVQ Results for 2002 - Local Secondary School Exam Results for private and state schools within a 3 mile radius of Putney

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