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Seeds sown for Hammersmith and Fulham in Bloom - Ealing Gazette
Council resident services leader Paul Bristow said: This is a great chance for green-fingered residents to get out and about in the fresh air and be creative with Hammersmith and Fulham's green spaces. The displays, which were wonderful last year,...
Development Officer - networking and engagement - Third Sector
CaVSA is the main infrastructure support organisation for Third Sector organisations in Hammersmith & Fulham. Our core activities are to champion and promote the Sector; to support groups and organisations to deliver excellent services; and to develop...
TB rates four times higher in Hounslow - Hounslow Chronicle
Around 145 people have died in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster PCT areas since 2004 and members of Hounslow Council's Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel were told by experts...
GP leaders attack 'mad' swine flu strategy - Pulse
Government guidance calls for trusts to contact retired doctors at World Health Organization phase five - which was declared two weeks ago - and some, such as NHS Hammersmith and Fulham, are contacting all GPs on their performers list, which includes...
Christine Blower confirmed as head of teaching union - guardian.co.uk
She became Head of Modern Languages at St Edmunds secondary school in Fulham in 1980, and moved to Quintin Kynaston school in Westminster in 1983. She then worked as a member of Hammersmith and Fulham's Primary Behaviour Support team working with...
Shapps hails Hammersmith & Fulham's Home Buy drop-in centre - 24dash
Hammersmith & Fulham Council's one-stop-shop for home ownership has been praised as one of the best in Britain by Shadow Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP. The Tory MP was given a tour of the H&F Home Buy facilities on King Street earlier this month and...
13 swine flu cases in capital - The Press Association
"NHS London is working closely with the HPA and Southwark PCT to take all the necessary action to contain the outbreak at the Alleyn's School," he said. The latest London adult confirmed with swine flu is from the Hammersmith and Fulham borough and had...
Eurovision nostalgia for Elvis-toppler John Allison - London Informer
"Everyone did the show in formal evening wear but Colin, or Bob Allison as he became, and I were just 21 and 19 and looked ridiculous in suits so we went down to Littlewoods in Hammersmith and picked up two V-neck jumpers for the performance....
'Don't joyride... I did and it cost me my leg' - London Informer
Moped theft and irresponsible driving by youngsters is a major problem across Hammersmith and Fulham, according to PC Sacchin Chohan who was attached to the motor crimes unit at the time of Lazarus' accident. "What's happened to Josh should be a...

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Logo of Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a London borough in West London and forms part of Inner London.

It was formed in 1965 by merging the Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith and the Metropolitan Borough of Fulham. It was known as the London Borough of Hammersmith until its name was changed on 1 January 1979 by the borough council.

The 1908 Olympics were hosted in the borough, at White City, and the borough is home to the main facilities of the BBC at BBC Television Centre.

Traversed by the A4 Great West Road and the A40 Westway, many corporations have offices in the borough, and a large development is underway at White City with new transport links and a large shopping mall.

According to the 2001 census Hammersmith and Fulham has a population of 165,242. 58% of the borough is White British, 20% white non-British (among which are large Polish and Irish communities), 5% black Caribbean, 5% black African with various other ethnicities (including Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Chinese) making up the remaining 11 percent..

The borough has the second-highest proportion of single adults of any borough in England and Wales (55%), and a higher than average for the London area of young adults aged 20-29 (24%).

Forty-four percent of households are owner–occupiers, and 22% of households were listed as "other" - that is, not single persons living alone or families. These are generally two or more unrelated adults living together, such as students or cohabiting couples.

The borough comprises a patchwork of affluent as well as deprived neighbourhoods. The unemployment rate is only 5%, although of these, 29% were listed as long-term unemployed.

See external links below for more census information from the borough.

Virgin Group operates its headquarters at The School House, 50 Brook Green. All Nippon Airways operates an office on the fourth floor of Hythe House at 200 Shepherds Bush Road.

Hammersmith & Fulham is administered by 46 councillors. The Conservative Party currently holds a majority of 33 seats, thus forming the Administration. The Council leader is Cllr. Stephen Greenhalgh (Con).

Labour forms the Opposition on the Council with 13 seats and is led by Cllr. Stephen Cowan. The next local elections will take place in 2010.

Chelsea Football Club and Fulham Football Club are both based in the borough and play Premiership football. Queens Park Rangers currently play in the country's second level, the Championship, but still can contribute to the borough's claim of having three of the nation's top 44 football teams.

Ex-Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Manchester City & England international defender Stuart Pearce was born in Shepherd's Bush.

Much-travelled Wigan Athletic striker Marcus Bent was born in Hammersmith.

Sean Davis plays currently for Portsmouth and was capped for England under-21s, he is one of the only players in history for play for the same club in all 4 divisions of English football for Fulham.

Tony Bedeau of Torquay United and Walsall was born in Hammersmith in 1979.

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Lee Cook was born in Hammersmith in 1982.

Buckingham Town Striker Christopher Robson was born in Hammersmith in 1984.

Lower Mall was home to a large number of rowing clubs at the end of the 19th Century, of which there are now only a few survivors. The headquarters of the national governing body, the Amateur Rowing Association, is also on Lower Mall, in a building, The Priory, which used to be occupied by rowing clubs. The first half of the Boat Race course is along Hammersmith and Fulham's southern border, on the River Thames.

Public libraries in the borough include Askew Road Library, Barons Court Library, Fulham Library, Hammersmith Library, Sands End Library, and Shepherds Bush Library.

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Hammersmith and Fulham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hammersmith and Fulham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The constituency covers the central and southern portions of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, covering the town centres of both Hammersmith and Fulham. But it also includes smaller districts, like West Kensington, Brook Green, Barons Court and Sands End.

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England's proposed boundary changes, likely to be implemented in time for the next general election (2009-10), will see the end of the constituency as it is presently composed.

A new constituency of Chelsea and Fulham and a new Hammersmith take the electoral wards from the current pairing. The Chelsea and Fulham seat is a cross-border creation.

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Hammersmith and Fulham Parks Constabulary

The Hammersmith and Fulham Parks Constabulary is a small constabulary responsible for policing the parks and open spaces of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Members of the constabulary are sworn as constables under section 18, Ministry of Housing and Local Government Provision Order Confirmation (Greater London Parks and Open Spaces) Act 1967. Such constables have the powers of a constable to deal with by-laws relating to parks and open spaces under their control.

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Greg Hands

Gregory William "Greg" Hands (born 14 November 1965) British politician. He is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hammersmith and Fulham.

Greg Hands was born in New York City, United States, and was educated widely before leaving Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham in 1984 to attend Robinson College, Cambridge where he was awarded a first in modern history in 1989, he also served as the chairman of the Cambridge University Conservative Association. During his gap year he worked in a swimming pool in Berlin.

He worked in banking in the City of London until 1997.

He joined the Conservative Party while a student in Cambridge and was elected as a councillor in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in 1998, he became the leader of the Conservative group in 1999 and remained in that capacity until 2004. He stood down as councillor for the Town Ward in Fulham at the council election in 2006.

Hands was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 General Election when he gained Hammersmith and Fulham from the Labour Party with a majority of 5,029 votes. The sitting Labour MP Iain Coleman retired due to ill health, and was replaced as Labour’s candidate by Melanie Smallman.

The Labour Party accused Hands of scaremongering during the 2005 General Election when he put out election leaflets with the words "Save Charing Cross Hospital" emblazed across them, presenting himself as the only candidate that would save hospital services if elected. The then Health Minister Jane Kennedy said at the time "Charing Cross will not close and the Government are looking at ways to improve the local NHS for our community".

Hands made his maiden speech on May 26, 2005, in which he referred to the fact that the BBC was the largest employer in his constituency, and that Hammersmith Broadway was the busiest road interchange in Europe . He is the Treasurer of the All-Party Russia group. He is a member of the Conservative Way Forward Executive.

Hands has also held a Westminster Hall debate on the Government’s Home Improvement Packs, which he opposed.

Hands is an Executive Member of the Thatcherite Conservative Way Forward (CWF) campaign group.

In 2007, Hands was selected to be the Conservative candidate for the new Chelsea and Fulham parliamentary constituency. His current seat of Hammersmith and Fulham is being abolished for the next General Election, with Hammersmith having its own seat (being fought by Shaun Bailey for the Conservatives), and Fulham joining Chelsea in a new seat.

He has dual American/British nationality and voted for the defeated McCain/Palin ticket in the 2008 Presidential election.

In January 2009, Hands was appointed to the Conservative front bench team as a Shadow Treasury Minister.

He speaks German, French, Czech and Slovak. He and his wife Irina live in Fulham and he supports Plymouth Argyle FC, but has also been a season ticket holder at Fulham F.C.. He married half-German, half-Russian Irina Hundt in July 2005 in his constituency. His daughter, Helena, was born in 2006, and his son, Martin, was born in 2007.

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Source : Wikipedia