Firefighters put out blaze at betting shop in Acton

The shop, in Churchfield Road, suffered fire damage along with three adjoining floor flats

Tribunal: Carl Baiye is claiming discrimination

Tube worker claims racist workmates subjected him to 'monkey jibes'

Cameroon-born Carl Baiye is suing for race discrimination and victimisation but Transport for London denies the claims

North Acton residents hit out at McDonald's 'greed' over proposed drive-thru

McDonald's has been criticised for its plans to build a drive-thru restaurant on the A40, despite the adjacent Cycle Superhighway and serious concerns over noise and air pollution

Ealing's parks win gold again at London in Bloom Awards

Ealing's parks were recognised yet again at the London in Bloom awards, with gold awards for many of the open spaces in the borough

Spared jail: Lee Haynes

Mum of five stole £25k camera lenses after claiming she was mugged

A hard-up mum from Harrow rented expensive camera lenses and then pretended they had been stolen by a mugger, a court heard.

Ealing go head to head with local rivals Thames Valley Harriers at Middlesex Road Relays

The title of the race was the Middlesex Young Athletes Road Relays - but it soon became an all west London affair for the U17 girls.

Appeal court rejects appeals by Dean Mayley killers

Three men found guilty of manslaughter and attempted robbery have failed in their appeals for reduced sentences

Acton business up for national Contribution to Community award

An Acton-based business that develops apps for people with disabilities has been nominated for the award set to be judged by BBC Dragon

New state-of-the-art gym opens in North Acton

Newly opened in North Acton, iGym offers than 50 exercise classes every week

Illegal 'beds in sheds' demolished in east Acton

Ealing Council sends in the bulldozers after landlord refuses to remove illegal dwellings

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Burqa terror suspect no longer a wanted man after fleeing Acton mosque

A court has lifted the warrant against a terror suspect, who evaded intelligence services by donning a cunning disguise

Concern for vulnerable missing man from Acton with bruised eye

Akos Makk has been missing since early on Monday morning, say police

Acton drug dealer caught red-handed by police

Marvin Beckford, who made a run for it when police stopped him, has been jailed for three years

Floodlight theft casts shadow on MP's visit to junior football club

The lights worth £2,000 were taken from Football Samurai Academy's storage by a man posing as a council worker

Walkie Talkie wins Carbuncle Cup ahead of North Acton student halls

The West Acton Residents' Association member, Jonathan Notely, likes to think Woodward Hall "might have come second"

Student halls in North Acton shortlisted in search for ugliest new building

Jonathan Notley, who nominated Woodward Hall for Building Design magazine's Carbuncle Cup, says it should be the architects' "tombstone"

The Shady Bunch? West London musicians: A brief commentary

Nicholas Schlesinger explains why the west London music scene "quite literally rocks"

August Bank Holiday: Supermarket opening times

Bank Holiday Monday opening times for Aldi, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Lidl and Waitrose

Poundland buys 99p Stores in £55m deal

The takeover was under investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority over concerns it would have an impact on competition

Wanted man arrested after attempted murder stabbing

A man has been arrested following a police appeal after a 62-year-old man suffered stab wounds to the hand and neck

Trial date set for man accused of Acton murder

Giuseppe Lomedico, 55, is accused of killing Terrence Longman at an address in Acton

Summer holidays: 8 things to do with children when it's raining

Want to have fun this summer, but rainy weather keeping you inside? We have loads of fun ideas for things to do indoors!

Man injured in Army takes on two triathlons for charity

Matt Dumbleton said: "One day I realised; life is too short. You have to grab hold of it before it passes you by"

Entries for the Ealing Autumn Festival poetry competition still open

Calling all budding poets; the Ealing Autumn Festival Poetry Competition is still accepting entries... Why not try your chances?

What's going on near you this week: Things to do in west London

Find out what's going in your area this week for fun ideas of things to get up to!

Neighbours watched in shock as 'tons of smoke' billowed out of flat fire

Families gathered outside a block of flats in Bollo Bridge Road, Acton, as firefighters tackled a blaze in which they tragically found the body of a man          

Man dies in Acton flat fire

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a flat fire after a man's body was found inside

North Acton 'monstrosity' building nominated for ugly architecture award

An Imperial College London halls of residence is loathed by an Acton resident so much he successfully nominated it for the Carbuncle Cup

Family pay tribute as police name Acton murder victim

"It comes as a shock to find that someone like Jenny could be killed in such horrific circumstances for doing the job she loved, caring for vulnerable people"

Man to appear at Old Bailey charged with murder of woman in Acton

Michael Meanza, 47, will appear at the Old Bailey next month accused of the murder of a woman in Acton on Monday (July 27)


Acton is a popular place to live largely thanks to an extremely strong community spirit and excellent transport links. It is home to more railway stations than any other part of the capital. Most of the area is sited within Ealing Borough with the rest in Hammersmith and Fulham.

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