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Meena Toor

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Ealing Times
Suspicious package sent to MP Rupa Huq

A suspicious package received by Ealing Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq's team this morning prompted a police investigation and an evacuation of parliament. Police were called when the package was opened and a 'Punish a Muslim Day' letter and mysterious irritant substance was found inside.

South West Londoner
03/07/2018
Review: Crazy For You at New Wimbledon Theatre

Currently on show at New Wimbledon Theatre between 6-10 March, highly-acclaimed musical Crazy For You has been winning rave reviews for its high-energy song-and-dance routines. Strictly Come Dancing 2008 winner, Tom Chambers embraces the role of Bobby Child, a frustrated and restless New York dancer, whose wealthy family own a bank.

South West Londoner
03/05/2018
Crazy For You's Jamie Wilson on why New Wimbledon Theatre is unique

Currently embarking on a UK-wide tour, highly-acclaimed musical Crazy For You has been winning rave reviews for its high-energy song-and-dance routines. With the Watermill Theatre production coming to New Wimbledon Theatre for its London run between March 6-10, we catch up with the producer, Jamie Wilson. How has Wimbledon influenced you growing up?

the Guardian
06/08/2015
Women top the bill at Apple's developer conference in first for company

Forget the streaming music service and the software update. Forget Drake's walk-on appearance and The Weeknd's closing performance. Apple has women! Jennifer Bailey and Susan Prescott presented on stage at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference conference on Monday - the first time Apple's own female executives have presented publicly since the event was first held 1976.

the Guardian
06/10/2015
Xbox One v PS4: this time it's about hard drives

Barring big announcements about virtual or augmented reality headsets at this year's vast E3 games conference in Los Angeles, hardware is unlikely to be the big story. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are now more than a year old and the focus has shifted to games.

the Guardian
08/25/2015
Private operators drive growth in London's licensed hire vehicles

The number of licensed taxi and private vehicles on English streets has reached a record high of 242,200, up 9.3% since 2013. The rise has been driven by an increase in private hire vehicles such as those used by drivers of the Uber service.

Getwestlondon
11/14/2013
Which aid should west London send to the Philippines?

London joins the rest of the world in collecting support for the victims of the largest natural disaster to affect the Philippines, but should we send money or food? Meena Toor finds out more In the wake of Hurricane Yolanda and the damage from typhoon Haiyan, the Fillipino community in London are fearing for the safety of family and friends in the Philippines' 36 provinces.

BBC News Labs
04/10/2015
Journocoders meetup at the BBC

Yesterday evening, we hosted the Journocoders meetup in New Broadcasting House - and it was just great. This rather young meetup (yesterday was the fifth time it took place) aims at proposing hands-on collaborative workshops to the attendees, with a different topic each month.

Chiswick Herald

Chiswickherald
La Belle Époque

The Chiswick Herald newspaper covering news and featuring property, sport and local events in Chiswick West London

Chiswickherald
The Chiswick Herald

The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime and Metropolitan Police Service have released a Public Access and Engagement Strategy report that proposes several police station front desk closures across West London

Chiswickherald
Murder, rape and kidnap: two men appear at Old Bailey

Mujahid Hussain (aka Arshid), was charged on Sunday 23rd July with the murder, rape and kidnap of 20-year-old Celine Dookhran. Miss Dookhran's body was found at an address in Kingston on Wednesday 19th July. Formal identification took place on Monday 24t

Chiswickherald
Chiswick News

The government through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is inviting bids from local authorities and other public local organisations for the National Productivity Investment Fund - a central government grant

Chiswickherald
http://www.chiswickherald.co.uk

The Chiswick Herald newspaper covering news and featuring property, sport and local events in Chiswick West London

Chiswickherald
Charity Soiree helps Great Ormond Street Hospital

Sarah Howlin, Meeting and Events Sales Manager, at Clayton Hotels in Chiswick hosted a soiree gathering on Friday 7th July to raise £1000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Chiswickherald
Gunnersbury Park licensed for alcohol and events

he Hounslow Licensing and General Purposes Sub Committee (the Licensing Panel) have granted a premises license 'in full' for Hounslow Council for Gunnersbury Park, for year-round events. Local residents have opposed the proposal at the licensing panel cou

Chiswickherald
Elizabeth Line bus changes proposed

A consultation for bus routes around Chiswick, Acton, Ealing, Southall and Hayes and Harlington will affect current bus journeys

Chiswickherald
Belmont's Summer Fair showcases student talent and parent's community spirit.

Belmont Primary School hosted their annual Summer fair on Saturday 24 June between 11am and 3pm. Three lucky sets of students won the talent competition, 'Belmont's got talent'. Following two years of rain, Belmont's annual Summer fair experienced a dry sunny year, and there were games, food stalls and a bouncy castle for the whole family.

Chiswickherald
Hounslow Council take over Carillion contract

With the Council under pressure to bring about £2.3m in cuts to funding in the Leisure and Culture budget, the next stages will include an emphasis on revenue generation. The 'Leisure and Culture Strategy Consultation 2016-2020' mentions a 'revised strate

Chiswickherald
Chiswick Herald

The Hounslow Community FoodBox, has received two deliveries over two weeks of food donated by volunteers working with the Grenfell Project

Chiswickherald
Quiz: Have you lost touch with nature?

New research reveals 69% of British people feel out of touch with natural habitats. Take our test to see if Chiswick can beat the national figures!

Chiswickherald
Hounslow murderer faces life-imprisonment

At 4pm on that day, Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, took Alex to see a friend to get a DVD, after spending the day with his girlfriend and mother to Alex, Liliya Breha

Ealing Gazette Newspaper, Get West London (Trinity Mirror Southern Ltd)

Getwestlondon
11/20/2013
University lecturer's hunger strike to save Iranian hostages

Sia Rajabi and five other Iranians have protested outside the US Embassy since September 1, writes Meena Toor A university lecturer has been on hunger strike for 12 weeks in protest of attacks on Iranian refugees in Iraq.

Getwestlondon
10/11/2013
Ealing Hospital campaigners 'devastated' by judicial review failure

Ealing Council leader Julian Bell insists the borough put forward 'strong arguments' for Ealing Hospital to retain its A&E, writes Meena Toor . Ealing Council leader Julian Bell was at the Old Bailey on Wednesday to support the borough's calls for a judicial review into Government plans to downgrade Ealing Hospital.

Getwestlondon
11/12/2013
Thousands expected in Trafalgar Square for pig cookery event

TV chefs will join staff from London restaurants to demonstrate meals and raise awareness of food wastage, writes Meena Toor Celebrity chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal and Valentine Warner will be feeding the 5,000 in Trafalgar Square this month.

Ealing Gazette Newspaper
07/31/2013
Angellica Bell opens Ealing's summer games

TV PRESENTER Angellica Bell 'returned home' to Ealing at the weekend to launch the free summer games, organised by Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre.

Ealing Today Newspaper, Acton W3 (Neighbour Net Group)

Actonw3
10/18/2013
Planning Say Yes - Residents Shout No!

Ealing Council's planning committee voted in favour of two proposals, which left campaigners and residents shouting “political suicide” and “shame on you” in outrage from the public gallery on Wednesday 16th October.

Ealing Today Newspaper
08/22/2013
Sibling Celebration in Southall

Many residents in Southall recently observed Rakhi - a festival celebrating the relationship between brother and sister - with a number of shops on the Southall Broadway and local King Street taking part.

Ealing Today Newspaper
08/20/2013
What Next for Save Our Hospital Campaign?

Ealing Council leader and campaign group have explained the next steps for Ealing residents following the unsuccessful ruling by the High Court judge for a Judicial Review. Some Ealing residents have mixed views on the decision.

Ealing Today Newspaper
08/08/2013
Ealing Joins Freecycle Event

On Saturday 3rd August, Ealing Cycling Campaign guided 130 experienced and non-experienced cyclists into London for Prudential Freecycle’s free cycling event. Ealing Safer London Transport Team was also on hand to mark bikes in a bid to reduce bike theft.

Ealing Today Newspaper
08/08/2013
Shakespeare in The Garden

There are times when you go to an event and you receive a memorable experience. Shakespeare in the Garden offered an accomplished piece, with comforting touches of rich Elizabethan-inspired picnic food and a warm staff service that created a great evening out.

Ealing Today Newspaper
08/08/2013
Potters Amazing Fleas and Lightning Under The Waves

Director David Hovatter is known for using lots of physical movement, object metamorphosis, few props, strategic lighting tricks and great dialogue in his devised work. And the latest two productions from his theatre company, Crucial Image, in their own ways, showcased a lot of these conventions and his wit – Potters Amazing Fleas more so than Lighting Under the Waves.

Ealing Today Newspaper
07/31/2013
Fun and Games at Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre

The One Show (and former CBBC) TV presenter Angellica Bell, opened the summer games in Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, staying to play giant croquet, penny arcade and jenga with the children.

Ealing Today Newspaper
07/25/2013
Outdoor Cinema in Ealing

The American trend of outdoor cinema has finally arrived in London. In its first year, Nomad Cinema came to Ealing to give local residents a pop-up cinema experience as part of Ealing’s two-day Summer Series in Walpole Park.

Ealing Today Newspaper
07/10/2013
Swapping Tennis For Treasure

Wimbledon’s exciting final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic was on Sunday and you’d be forgiven for thinking most of the country were at home (or in a pub) cheering on the players.

Ealing Today Newspaper
04/17/2013
Pop Up - Pop Down

Ealing's first Town Hall market flops

Creative Choices

Creative Choices
07/19/2013
Teaching theatre and music

How do you teach vocational theatre and dance? Creative Director at Arts1 School of Performance, James Grimsey, shares his views on good teaching and what qualities make a good teacher.

Ccskills
Leading a pop music choir

Meena Toor 2 August 2013 Choir leader, Lottie Greenhow, shares how modern Rock Choir has changed the traditional idea of a choir. She shares 5 ways to enhance your own singing Rock Choir is the UK's largest amateur, non-audition choir that sings pop, gospel and motown songs.

Creative Choices
08/05/2013
How to build skills for acting

How do you use the Meisner Technique in acting? Head Tutor at The Actors' Temple, Tom Radcliffe, introduces the key teachings to help actors enhance their creativity.

Creative Choices
08/05/2013
What do artists value?

What do artists value and what are the important measures of value? Artists at Artquest's 'For the Love of It' conference discussed the key concepts

Creative Choices
07/24/2013
Being an independent curator

Independent curator Cecilia Wee challenges the term 'curator', giving insight into this changing position along with 5 tips for independent curating.

Creative Choices
07/10/2013
Engaging people in heritage

How should you engage with students, teachers, the public and other heritage organisations? Open Culture 2013's speakers shared nine ways to achieve greater engagement.

Creative Choices
06/20/2013
Working in voiceover

Guy Harris is a UK-based voiceover artist who has been a voice for Apple adverts and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. He shares his insights into the voiceover industry and how to get involved.

Creative Choices
07/15/2013
How to win Museum of the Year

Curator Anna Mason and activity and events officer, Rebecca Jacobs, reveal how the William Morris Gallery applied for, and won, the £100,000 Art Fund prize for Museum of the Year.

Creative Choices
06/21/2013
Being a visual artist

Kristian Evju has successfully built a career as an artist. He is best known for his collectible pencil drawings. He shares his experience and offers 5 tips to fellow artists on improving their craft.

Creative Choices
06/19/2013
Effective networking

What do you do at a networking event? How do you prepare for conversations? Anna B. Sexton looks at four common networking styles and shows you how to be effective in networking situations.

Creative Choices
03/31/2013
10 myths about illustration

Emma is a freelance heritage illustrator, who works on trails, guidebooks and maps for stately homes and castles. She uses her own experiences to discuss ten myths about illustration.

Creative Choices
05/30/2013
Presenting with confidence

Do you need help with public speaking? Vocal coach, Maeve Diamond, shares five top tools and exercises to make your presenting style better and raise your confidence.

Creative Choices
05/17/2013
Running heritage tours by bike

John Warland started Mind The Gap Tours, a tour company that guides visitors by bike to London heritage attractions. He shares how the idea began and his top 3 insights for running heritage tours.

Creative Choices
05/09/2013
Being a creative brand manager

Jenny Smyth works as Senior Account Manager at Red Cow Creative consultancy. She has delivered creative marketing campaigns for brands like Mr. Men, Little Miss and Where’s Wally?

Get Into Heritage

Get Into Heritage
07/08/2013
Rachel Knight, head of exhibitions

Rachel is the Head of Exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum North. She describes how she rose to manage the exhibition department and shares three ways to enter into exhibitions.

Get Into Heritage
Zoe Carmichael, community learning

Community Learning Officer, Zoe Carmichael, plans community programmes for families and young people at the Horniman Museum. She gives three ways to help you get involved in community learning.

Get Into Heritage
Sean Halliman, gallery attendant

Sean Halliman entered heritage on a work placement and learnt skills on the job. He's now a gallery attendant, working closely with visitors – even greeting royal guests.

Get Into Heritage
Bernard Horrocks, IP Manager

Bernard manages the broad field of Intellectual Property at the National Portrait Gallery. He shares the importance of protecting the collections and his advice on entering in this career.

Get Into Heritage
Daniel Barker, patrons officer

Daniel Barker works on the 'giving team' at Kew Foundation, fundraising and supporting the Donors. He shares his 5 tips on how to enter this career. - See more at: http://getintoheritage.org/case-studies/article/daniel-barker-patrons-officer#sthash.wm7VkmoJ.dpuf

Get Into Heritage
Molly Brookfield, exhibitions

Molly engages visitors with exhibitions on the Second World War, working with the world's oldest holocaust collection. She explains the ways that working with the archive is keeping her busy.

Get Into Heritage
Sarah Green, gallery learning programmer

Sarah mixed her passion for working with children with learning in a gallery. She shares the moment that she knew that heritage learning was the right career for her.

Get Into Heritage
Karena Hockley, trading manager

Karena worked in fashion retail before joining heritage at Birmingham Museum. She now runs the gift-shop and chooses the latest products to hit the shelves.

Get Into Heritage
Catherine Haines, head of HR

Catherine Haines is the Head of HR for nine cultural institutions in Birmingham. She shares what she does in her job and how to get started in HR.

Get Into Heritage
Lindsey Breaks, project co-ordinator

International museum loans are important for making money for the heritage industry. Lindsey Breaks explains the work that goes into organising international exhibitions and how she got started.

Get Into Heritage
John Schofield, archaeologist

John Schofield gives tips and expert insight into the world of archaeology and shares how he entered his career.

Get Into Heritage
Peter Sillitoe, researcher

Peter Sillitoe is the Research Associate for the Shalt Project (Shakespearean London Theatres). He explains how he got into research and the path he chose.

Get Into Heritage
Mike Benson, director

Starting his career in the steel works, Mike Benson shares his journey into heritage management and gives his top 5 tips for becoming a director.

Get Into Theatre

Get Into Theatre
Yolanda Mercy, theatre usher

What does a theatre usher do and why is it a popular way to enter into theatre? Yolanda ushers at the Young Vic theatre and explains what her role involves.

Get Into Theatre
07/31/2013
Martin Delaney, actor

Actor Martin Delaney's career began in theatre in the West End. Since then, he has appeared in TV shows like 'The Promise' and in films like 'Amar, Akbar and Tony'. He shares how he got started.

Get Into Theatre
Alex Marker, set designer

Alex Marker designs sets for theatre productions. He discusses how to make them realistic spaces and represent the context of the play. He also shares his five tips for getting started in set design.

London Calling

London Calling
09/10/2013
Top 5: Secret London Bars

Have you ever wondered where all those amazing bars are that you overhear people talking about and yet you never seem to stumble upon them yourself? Well fret no more as we at London Calling like two things, a cheeky tipple and discovering a local gem. We sent our intrepid reporter, Meena Toor, to find the venues that will improve your social lives immeasurably! Read more at http://londoncalling.com/features/top-5-secret-london-bars#KhEMZxSyyCU4yYBs.99

London Calling
07/09/2013
Summer Guide to the Southbank

Home to the largest arts centre in Europe, London’s Southbank boasts a thriving arts scene this summer. Within easy walking distance from Waterloo, Embankment and Southwark stations, there are a whole host of musical, literary and cultural delights on offer for families, music and art lovers. Read more at http://londoncalling.com/features/summer-guide-to-the-southbank#EOeYA8KB2jhG7Ivb.99

London Calling
04/17/2013
May The Fourth Be With You

Fancy a free comic book? On Saturday 4th May London will participate in the annual worldwide event, Free Comic Book Day, which gives back a special treat straight from the retailers. Preparations are underway… Read more at http://londoncalling.com/features-placeholder/may-the-fourth-be-with-you/#T3lOOQR0LhSyYQS8.99

Get Into Music

Get Into Music
06/19/2013
Chris Collins, band manager

Travelling around the world for 16 months with his band, Chris Collins has a long background in working with artists. He shares what the music industry is really like and why it's a great place to be. - See more at: http://getintomusic.org/case-studies/article/chris-collins-band-manager#sthash.tsDPO6jG.dpuf

UKTheatreNet magazine

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