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'Despicable' burglar jailed for locking 90-year-old in basement during raid

Burglar Thomas McDonagh was jailed for four years at Isleworth Crown Court after locking up a 90-year-old victim in his basement in Fulham

Thomas McDonagh forced his way into the home of a 90-year-old and locked the pensioner in the basement as he tried to burgle the property - but it didn't quite go to plan

Grandmother on way to volunteer at church injured in hit-and-run

The 62-year-old's family are pleading for witnesses to come forward and for the driver to give him or herself up, saying: “You shouldn't be able to sleep at night”

Woman injured after brick thrown through bus door

Enquiries are ongoing and police have urged anyone with information to get in touch

Cleared: Two men accused of Uxbridge dad manslaughter acquitted

Harkitan Singh Tiwana and Bikram Multani were acquitted following a two-week trial at the Old Bailey

It would take 15 years and £807m to repair London's 'crumbling' roads

A recent survey found 17% of London's roads were in a poor structural condition and it would take 15 years to clear the backlog of road maintenance across London

Campaign calls for lighting on Chiswick footbridge

Families feel vulnerable crossing the footbridge, between Deans Close and Herbert Gardens, following several attacks nearby

Nearly half of all basement works fail on-the-spot safety checks

A dangerous basement discovered by HSE inspectors in Hammersmith and Fulham during its recent safety checks
Inspection by Health and Safety Executive shows shocking rise in figures on last year

Downton Abbey to end after series six, ITV confirms

Much-loved TV drama Downton Abbey, partly filmed at Ealing Studios, is due to come to an end

Sainsbury's eyeing former Post Office in Ruislip

The supermarket giant wants to open one of its Local convenience stores inside the building which, until recently, housed a Nisa shop

Council's anger at Westminster plans to move homeless families to Essex

Westminster Council leader Philippa Roe
Westminster leader Philippa Roe has been told the move “simply props up your failing housing system” by Thurrock's Labour leader John Kent

When do the clocks go forward in 2015?

Wave goodbye to the dark, frosty mornings and short wintry nights and say hello to the summer!

Search is on to find Hounslow's unsung heroes

Hounslow Council asks people to nominate a person or group whose brave actions or good deed have helped make the borough a safer place to call home
Alexandra Dixon with Edward Heaton

Brain tumour patient calls for more investment in 'most deadly' cancer

Alexandra Dixon, from Chelsea, is receiving treatment following a second brain tumour diagnosis

MP Angie Bray welcomes rise in apprenticeships in Ealing and Acton

The MP held her annual apprenticeships fair at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

Grandmother on way to volunteer at church knocked down in hit-and-run

The 62-year-old's family are pleading for witnesses to come forward and for the driver to give him or herself up, saying: “You shouldn't be able to sleep at night”

Easter 2015: Run 10k to earn your Easter eggs!

Fancy doing something completely different this year? Sign up to the London Easter 10k in Regents Park and earn your Easter eggs

Made In Chelsea returns for ninth series

Series nine of Made in Chelsea will be returning to our screens - will you be tuning in?

Walk of Witness for Pinner churches on Good Friday

The Pinner walk of Witness last year
The Pinner Association of Churches welcomes you to take part in its Good Friday walk through the town
Burglar Thomas McDonagh was jailed for four years at Isleworth Crown Court after locking up a 90-year-old victim in his basement in Fulham

Man jailed after locking 90-year-old in basement during ‘despicable’ burglary

Thomas McDonagh forced his way into the home of a 90-year-old and locked the pensioner in the basement as he tried to burgle the property - but it didn't quite go to plan

Woman injured in Northolt incident after brick thrown through bus door

Enquiries are ongoing and police have urged anyone with information to get in touch

Isleworth man who was 'looking after drugs for friend' jailed

Benjamin Scudder was jailed for nearly three years after police found a bag containing cocaine and heroin outside his kitchen window

Building noise 'driving away customers' from Japanese restaurant

Builders say they are taking steps to "minimise disruption" after the owner of Suzu in Hammersmith complained of vibrations causing plates and bottles to crash to the floor

London's unemployed given a start on the career ladder

Anthony Radwell is presented with his certificate after completing the 'Give Someone a Start' scheme
Thanks to a new programme run by Thames Water, London's unemployed are now more attractive to employers

Family owned Banham locks in the future

Alix Culbertson talks to Charles Hallatt, executive chairman of security company Banham, which has had a major presence in Kensington for three quarters of a century           

Brentford and Fulham become embroiled in Twitter spat

The West London rivals went at it online after a cheeky tweet from the Bees

Eden Hazard insists compatriot Kevin De Bruyne could have cut it at Chelsea

Playmaker reckons Belgian international team-mate was good enough for Blues

Warbo's Word: QPR missed out on transfers? I don't think so - and here are the stats

Rs finished ninth on the list of Premier League spenders

England v Lithuania: Pick your Three Lions starting XI

How many Chelsea and QPR stars would make your team at Wembley on Friday?

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Will Ackermann
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Robert Cumber
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Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
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Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
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