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The history of the Easter egg

Chocolate will be consumed in its masses this weekend as people break Lent and children tear the colourful wrappings off the eggs they have successfully hunted, but where did the tradition of exchanging chocolate treats come from?

Banned insecticide was used to poison five dogs in Brent

Police and the RSPCA have renewed their warnings to the public, as the person responsible for poisoning five dogs - two of which died - remains at large

Three injured after ceiling collapses at Virgin gym in Chiswick

One woman was taken to hospital after incident at Virgin Active Chiswick Park this morning, London Ambulance Service confirms

Former Glaxo site in Greenford could become cinema, shops and homes

The former Glaxo offices in Greenford Road are set to be redeveloped
Ealing councillors are to rule on plans for a retail, cinema and homes complex on the former GlaxoSmithKline site in Greenford Green

450,000 parking tickets make £24m for Westminster Council

Research by Churchill Car Insurance revealed 7.8m parking tickets were issued across the UK last year

Campaigners ramp-up calls for people to petition for HS2 mitigation

People will have less than a month to ask parliament for relief from HS2 after the Hybrid Bill’s second reading

Banned insecticide was used to poison five dogs in Brent

Police and the RSPCA have renewed their warnings to the public, as the person responsible for poisoning five dogs - two of which died - remains at large

Coach from Ealing ties the knot at one of golf's most famous holes

European Tour coach Ian Godleman, of Ealing, tied the knot with New Zealand's Number One women's golfer Lynnette Brooky on the 19th hole of the Legend Golf and Safari Resort in South Africa.
Ian Godleman from Ealing has married New Zealand's top women's golfer at a spot in South Africa that is so remote is can only be accessed by helicopter

Business competition back for a second year

Nominate the firms you think are getting it right

Ruislip Operatic Society's Wiz is wonderful!

The first of Ruislip Operatic Society’s two shows of the year was fast-paced and expertly delivered

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebration at Kew Gardens

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired fun at Kew Gardens
Mark Lundrigan visits Kew Gardens, where a sweet surprise is in store for visitors this Easter

Review: K West - a restaurant and hotel with added showbiz glamour

Steve Bax checks in at K West Hotel & Spa in Richmond Way, Shepherd's Bush, W14 and samples the food at Kanteen, its in-house restaurant. Tel: 020 8008 6600.

Banned insecticide was used to poison five dogs in Brent

Police and the RSPCA have renewed their warnings to the public, as the person responsible for poisoning five dogs - two of which died - remains at large

Man arrested on suspicion of exposing himself on trains

South West Trains
A 21-year-old, of Hounslow, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of two counts of exposure on board trains in Hounslow and Chiswick

Cannabis grower caught 'on the farm' in Northwood is jailed for eight months

The electricity had been bypassed to allow unmetered use of the large amounts of power needed to grow the plants
The West Collection in Fulham, by London Square

Demand for Fulham townhouses grows despite price tag

Developer London Square is selling 11 townhouses with a starting price of close to £4million as the property market hots up locally

Awards for Ealing grandmother who became oldest woman to sail solo around the world

Jeanne Socrates was presented with the Cruising Club of America’s Blue Water Medal
The plaudits continue for 71-year-old Jeanne Socrates who has picked up an award in the US in recognition of her achievement in circumnavigating the globe solo

Latest figures show London house prices up by an average £11k in March

A young couple study homes in an estate agents' window
The latest House Asking Price Index produced by estate agents Rightmove reveals that the price of new properties coming on to the market is now at an all time high, with outer London boroughs now surging

Fears Wealdstone's promotion could cost Harrow their Ryman League spot

Boro chairman Rogers worried his team may be forced into Southern League

Bartlett's the best, says Stones' skipper Wes Parker

Wes Parker Image 1
Wes Parker hailed Gordon Bartlett the best man manager he has known in the wake of Wealdstone’s title triumph on Tuesday.

Inman confident of Hayes & Yeading survival ahead of Gosport test

Skrill Conference South - Hayes & Yeading United FC vs Tonbridge Angels FC
United skipper insists club can deal with hectic end to campaign, writes Jake Rudman

Bartlett calls for strong finish despite clinching title with games to spare

Wealdstone manager wants his champions to continue pushing themselves

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