What happened in Putney during November 2003

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* Chartfield Governors speak out *
Special needs school popular and pupil numbers not falling

* New Tory Leader chooses Alton Estate to launch reign *
Constituency chosen as a key marginal that the Conservatives must win

* Tony Colman response to being on Howard's hit list *
Sitting MP gives his view on the opposition's chances of unseating him

* Roehampton school threatened with strike *
Industrial action over London weighting set to close Heathmere School

* Postal Strike in Putney *
Unofficial action looks set to end but back log could be as much as six weeks

* £130m bid for school improvements *
Secondary schools in Putney could be in line for major improvements

* A busy week for our local MP *
Airport noise, effects of Robin Hood Gate closure, Putney's Pensioners, Police Accountability, Fireworks plus more cash for Wandsworth all in his diary.

* Choosing a Putney Primary school? *
make your choices clearer with the help of a new Council booklet

* Foxtons blasted for graffiti style minis *
Estate agent's attempt at 'urban chic' backfires

* Putney Property prices up 7% *
Despite a rise on the quarter property prices are still down 7% on the year

* Beverley Brook gets thumbs up *
a once lifeless stream is a thriving eco system

+ What does Crossrail mean for us? +
Find out at a series of information meetings across London

* Leaf collection on trial *
2500 households tested a leaf collection service by the Council

* Mouth Cancer Awareness Week *
Over 13,000 people in the UK either have, or are recovering from, mouth cancer. Incidences of the disease increased by 17 per cent between 1995 and 1999.

* Putney says no to 3rd runway *
Anti-noise group HACAN said they were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to their roadshow

* Great Steaks plus a great night our for charity! *
Over 200 pounds raised plus a lot of fun in local restaurant

* South Thames College to sell Putney Hill site *
The resulting revenue to fund a new Wandsworth campus

* 'Storing up huge problems for the future' *
The Council gives its reaction to the local government finance settlement *

* United Front on Airport Expansion *
Councils, MPs and campaign groups come together to oppose a third runway at Heathrow

* Tony Colman MP's weekly diary *
Sustainable Aviation Debate, postal voting and Wandsworth & Merton Legal Resource Project

* Edward Listerís Diary *
Rugby both on the national & local level, South Thames College gas leaks and terrorist threats.

* New Laws to tackle 'Charity muggers' *
Solicitation of direct debits on the high street to be regulated

* Time to book your festive entertainment!*
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* Air Raid Sirens in Putney *
Are we under attack or is there a more simple explanation?

If you feel there is a aspect of local life that we haven't given sufficient coverage to, let us know. Most of the articles listed above were not written by us but contributed by local people.

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