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More money for Kew Gardens welcomed but bleak New Year still looms for staff

Politicians pushing the Government to secure the future for UNESCO World Heritage Site

Gunnersbury Park Museum to close as £21 million restoration gets underway

The museum will close from next Tuesday afternoon, and its refurbishment is not set to be completed until spring 2017

Review of the Year: February: Miley Cyrus takes a wrecking ball to Hammersmith and a drug dealer tells a tall story

February 2014 saw speculation that the graffiti artist Banksy has struck in Hammersmith, and a drug dealer told a court that his electronic scales were for making fairy cakes.

The Metropolitan Police helicopter

Man arrested on Brentford roof after pub break-in

Police also swooped overnight to arrest two suspected cannabis farmers in Heston

Donations begin to roll in after Christmas food bank appeal in Hounslow

Hounslow Community FoodBox receives two major donations containing enough food to keep up to 300 people from the breadline

Roger Lloyd-Pack

Review of the Year: January: Tributes to a TV star and McDonald's cleans up at the toilet Oscars

January saw west London deluged with biblical amounts of rain and there were concerns about pedestrian safety and tributes to Only Fools and Horses actor Roger Lloyd-Pack.

Five of the best things to do in Hounslow this weekend and beyond

From wreath making tonight (12) in Brentford and a free day of festive fun in Feltham tomorrow (13) to meeting Santa and the animals at the Hounslow Urban Farm, there's something for everyone to enjoy

Join Lionel Primary School pupils by supporting Christmas Jumper Day

Help raise money for Save the Children tomorrow (Friday, December 12) by sporting your best festive knitwear

Small Business Saturday: MP gets down to work visiting more than a dozen independent shops in Hounslow

Mary Macleod encourages shopping locally with visits to old and new independent businesses in the borough

Bees men happy to do their bit to tackle violence against women

Local councillor pays visit to training ground to meet star players

'Hounslow Homes used threat of eviction to silence my complaint'

A Brentford council tenant's accusation is the latest to hit the housing association, which is being wound up by Hounslow Council following allegations of corruption

Brentford man to stand trial in February for attempted murder

Amish Kansagra, who has denied attempted murder and ABH, is due to appear at Kingston Crown Court on February 24 next year

New-look Homebase set to dazzle shoppers in time for Christmas

Argos, Habitat and a new coffee shop are among the extra features being added to Brentford's iconic store

Five things to in Hounslow this weekend and beyond

Check out our pick of things to do in Hounslow, including a Christmas market in Brentford and a display of decorated Christmas trees in Feltham

Small Business Saturday: MP recalls helping out at her family's shop in Osterley

Seema Malhotra takes a trip down memory lane as she urges people to support their local shops tomorrow

As new James Bond film 'Spectre' is announced, we uncover 007's links to west London

James Bond creator Ian Fleming lived in Chelsea and Sean Connery was once a resident of Acton. Discover these and more 007 local links.

Motorcyclist 'broke leg' in Kew Bridge Road crash in Brentford

A male motorcylist was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after the crash this morning, which caused huge tailbacks

Traffic at Kew Bridge

Huge traffic jams in Brentford and Chiswick as Kew Bridge Road closed after serious accident

The A315 Kew Bridge Road in Brentford is closed and there is queuing traffic westbound between the A205 Kew Bridge junction and the B455 Ealing Road junction.

Mary Macleod with the Chancellor, Rt Hon. George Osborne MP

Autumn Statement is victory for small businesses says MP Mary Macleod

MP Mary Macleod, who is the Government's Small Business Ambassador for London, has hailed the Chancellor's decision to review business rates in his Autumn Statement.

Thirty years of supporting families in crisis: Home-Start Hounslow recognises long-serving volunteers

Charity appeals for more volunteers to help struggling families, as MP Mary Macleod presents awards to existing stalwarts

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Knife-point robber who struck three times in Heston pleads guilty

Andre Rose, who held a knife to his victims' throats as he demanded money, was persuaded by his family to give himself in to Hounslow police

'Kewside' development in Brentford sparks Twitter backlash

Notting Hill Housing insists the contentious name for the new luxury riverside apartments is 'purely for marketing purposes' and 'not reflective of its long term character'

Watch: Prince Charles and Camilla experience life behind the lens at Sky

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited the Sky Academy in Osterley to see how young people are getting an insight into the entertainment industry

Watch: Christmas at the Kasbah comes to Syon Park

Businesses in West London have been enjoying the magic of Morocco for their festive parties

Housing chiefs at Brentford's Great West Quarter promise permanent fix to faulty lifts

A2Dominion says it plans to fix a faulty circuit board this week, which has left residents at the eight-storey Trico House having to use the stairs on at least two occasions

MP Mary Macleod calls for more people to register as blood stem cell donors during Chiswick visit

Post an unselfie, donate by text and spread the word to help Delete Blood Cancer on the UK's first Giving Tuesday

West Londoners live in a chocolatiers paradise

Westminster is home to the highest number of chocolate shops in the area, according to data from Companies House

In pictures: Brentford ablaze as fire garden lights up the lock

Floral sculptures burst into flames, illuminating the canal-side, on Friday night

Watch: Chocolatier Bianca Marton and FIFA video games voiceover Jeremy Nicholas open first shop in Brentford

Mayor of Hounslow Corinna Smart is joined by more than 100 people at the opening of delicious new business in Brentford

Van Gogh-inspired mural brightens up wall along Brentford's Grand Union Canal

Young offenders spent two works working on their 100-metre-long masterpiece on a warehouse wall near Brentford Dock

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Brentford is home to some of the world's biggest corporations such as GlaxoSmithKline and Audi. Picturesque Syon Park, Gunnersbury Park, Kew Bridge Steam Museum and the Thames have been drawing people to this up and coming London suburb. Brentford FC is the much loved local football team.

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Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Pinner, Hatch End. Harrow Weald, Stanmore, Edgware, Queensbury and Kenton
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Zoe Drewett
Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Rayners Lane, South Harrow, North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Wealdstone and Wembley
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter