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Red carpets and chandeliers at Barbara Speake Stage School 70th anniversary

Past students of the Barbara Speake Stage School include Naomi Campbell and Phil Collins

Loaded guns and £60,000 of watches seized in Acton

The Met's Trident gang seized two loaded semi-automatic handguns from a property in Acton as well as cash and high-value watches from a Hayes address as part of a series of raids across London

Man 'engulfed' in fire ball after highly flammable mouse repellent ignites

The incident took place on Sunday and the man has undergone hospital treatment for his burns

Tory MP refutes claims of being 'embroiled in controversial donations'

Labour candidate for Angie Bray’s Ealing Central and Acton seat, Rupa Huq, has accused her rival of accepting a £10,000 donation from a firm which has since been accused of tax evasion


Sales of counterfeit and illicit tobacco to fund terrorist groups is 'rife' in Ealing

Unregulated cigarettes, made in factories in the middle east by criminal gangs and terrorist groups like ISIS, readily available from shops in Greenford, West Ealing and Acton

Millions to be invested in extra primary school places for Acton and Southall

Ealing Council's cabinet agreed to help ease pressures on local schools by expanding schools and building new facilities


Football fans deny violence in wake of Brentford defeat

Seven people, including a teenager from Isleworth, have denied charges of affray following the Bees' 2-1 defeat to Watford last September

Children's cookery school founder awarded for going 'above and beyond'

The head chef of a charity based in Acton aims to show youngsters cooking can be fun and healthy

Shopkeepers asked to display red roses in tribute to 'rag lady of Chiswick'

Funeral arrangements for Anne Naysmith are already under way and there are calls for a tree or bench in memory of the 78-year-old who was killed in a lorry crash this week

Police hunt for men in connection with 'violent' crimes

Officers have released images of eight people they have been trying to locate and are calling on the public to help them with their investigations.

Ealing residents and Shadow Housing Minister discuss Labour proposals to deal with housing crisis

New Labour policy is designed to protect a third of people living in Ealing and Acton who currently privately rent

Angie Bray MP: Labour's mansion tax is a genuine attack on Londoners

Angie Bray , Conservative MP for Ealing Central & Acton, warns that Labour's mansion tax proposals could push up council tax bills too.

British Sikhs campaign manifesto targets seats in west London

The Sikh Federation has launched a 10-point manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election targeting 50 seats nationwide

Council approves plans for 137 new homes on Chiswick High Road

Residents associations who opposed the proposals have slammed the council saying that its claim to value community engagement is "bogus"

Illegal alcohol and tobacco seized from two Acton stores by HMRC

This included thousands of litres of beer and wine and thousands of cigarettes

Man charged with 'abusive words or behaviour' will appear at Ealing Magistrates Court

The 47-year-old of Acton will appear in court on February 5

Urban farm and social enterprise Cultivate London recruiting for youth programme

Taster sessions are available in the last week of February

Four west London postcodes top burglary hotspots list

Chiswick W4 postcode has the highest burglary-related insurance claims among Hounslow, Ealing and Hillingdon

Ealing Mums in Business meet with Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Ealing's Mums in Business have met with the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to discuss what support is available to entrepreneurs.

Unemployment figures decrease in Ealing by more than a third since 2010

Figures have been released by the Office of National Statistics

Volunteers walk marathon for domestic abuse victims

Last week, January 17, Khadeejah Welfare Foundation (KWF) volunteers supported by the Central Jamia Mosque (CJM Mosque) Outreach Group in Southall braved the bitter cold to walk 23 miles.

Ealing Council Branded 'immoral' over closure of day care centres

A day care centre for adults with severe learning difficulties and two day care centres for elderly people with dementia were closed by Ealing Council at a cabinet meeting last night.

House of Lords welcomes second turbaned Sikh from Ealing

Ranbir Singh Suri, having been created Baron Suri of Ealing, was introduced to the Upper House on October 13 2014, supported by Lord Popat and Lord Leigh of Hurley.

Seven charged over violence which marred Bees' defeat to Watford FC

Two men from Hounslow, one from Acton and a teenager from Isleworth are among those charged with affray following the clash on September 30 last year

Ed Miliband honours Ealing 'champions' at House of Commons

The Labour leader met people from around the country who have made an impact

Cllr Gary Malcolm: Mental health in Ealing should not be ignored or stigmatised

Labour's proposed cuts to mental health services in Ealing is a blow to local sufferers, argues Liberal Democrat leader Councillor Gary Malcolm in his latest column.

New poll reveals boost in support for Heathrow expansion

Populus survey of 10,000 residents shows additional jobs and apprenticeships shape-up top reasons for supporting expansion

Free activity day to celebrate opening of women-only gym in Acton

Donations will be accepted for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and women are asked to wear something pink on the day

New subsidised bike lock scheme aims to reduce theft in Ealing

Discount will be available on a 'first come first served' basis at one of six shops in the borough

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Man dies in Brentford flat fire

A man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters were called to a blaze at a ground floor flat in Layton Road this morning


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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Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
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News Editor, West London
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Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
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Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
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Sports Reporter
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Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter