What happened in Putney during October 2003

All these items appeared in our weekly newsletters during this month - if you like to receive it click here

* Calling for witnesses in Bessborough Way*
Do you remember seeing a lorry dumped and set fire to on the 26th September - it may help catch a murderer?

* Can you change a child's life *
Looking for a new team of foster carers to look after children aged between 12 and 14, who need specialised care and attention.

*Colman responds to threat of cuts to services*
funding plans for next year could force Wandsworth to cut services.

* Fewer cars fail air quality tests *
A series of roadside vehicle emissions tests over two days last week revealed that just three out of 99 cars failed tough air quality standards.

* Putney man arrested in connection with Security Guard murder *
One of four men arrested is in his twenties and a resident in SW15.

* Tony Colman's PutneySW15.com diary *
This week our MP covers Top-Up fees, threats to close local primary schools and the Inter-Parliamentary Union

* Royal Hospital begins 150th anniversary celebrations *
Star studded gala dinner kicks off a series of events

* MP Welcomes New Cash for Care *
£3 million extra for palliative care in South West London

* Comments from Gibraltar on Whitelands *
An ex-resident tells of the historic connection between the Rock and the college which is about to be redeveloped

* Hospitals in partnership help young Iraqis *
Hydrotherapy sessions at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability with physiotherapists from Queen Mary’s Roehampton a successful mix of charity and NHS.

* MP sets the ball back in Councillors court *
as he responds to last week's allegations of “scaremongering” on local school closures

* Veterans' Association achieve new medal *
Putney based Veterans' Assoc. 50 year campaign a success with introduction of Suez Medal

* Bogus caller alert *
be aware of con men & women posing as council officials collecting cash for council projects.

* Award for local health group *
Putney & Roehampton Mental Health Promotion Forum were highly commended for their work at the South West London NHS Excellence Awards http://www.putneysw15.com/info/conmhaward.htm

* What was the winning name? *
The judge's decision on our local seal...

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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