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'Scandal' as more than £12bn worth of homes lie empty in London

The value of vacant properties in Kensington & Chelsea alone is £1.7bn, it is claimed, as many struggle to find somewhere to live

People pose for photos with amazing 3D dinosaur street art in Kensington

The T-Rex was drawn to promote a new estate agents opening in the area

Auction mixes work of celebrated artists with that of unknowns to raise money for Royal Brompton Hospital

Buyers in Royal Brompton Hospital auction won't know if their purchases have been created by a professional artist or an amateur until the auction ends

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016: Our highlights

We're halfway through the world famous Chelsea Flower Show now, but what has caught the eye of our gardening columnist so far?

It's just the flower show... Stunning floral displays around Sloane Square with return of Chelsea in Bloom

The event sees businesses transformed with stunning floral installations and ties-in with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Courageous cops in west London recognised for lifesaving acts by Royal Humane Society

Among the brave deeds were resuscitating dying members of the public and a rescue from a burning building

Made in Chelsea series 11: What to expect from episode eight

Rumours were flying - mainly about Jamie - on this week's Made in Chelsea - but what will unfold in episode eight on E4 on Monday evening?

The Queen and other royal guests descend on RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Her Majesty saw the stunning displays, including a floral arch to celebrate her 90th birthday

The dream job? Meet the woman who buys designer handbags for a living

Former model Charlotte Staerck tracks down the treasures for a Chelsea company

Emotional George Groves pays tribute to boxing club with new £400k state of the art gym in North Kensington

Under the shadow of the Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster Estate - the 'champions factory' finally gets a gym worthy of boxing's best after a three-year wait

Everything you need to know about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Here's all the important information you need about this year's Chelsea Flower Show, including tickets, times and where you can eat

Prince William meets fashion royalty at launch of hospital's breast cancer research unit

Watch what happened when Prince William met Ralph Lauren at the opening of a new centre at The Royal Marsden named after the fashion designer

Made in Chelsea series 11: What to expect from episode seven

Things were tense between Sam and Tiff this week. Can they now stay together for more than one episode? We'll find out on E4 on Monday


Chelsea fan wants QPR rubbish - no, it's not a wind-up

Powerday boss offers Rangers hope over new stadium but wouldn't say no to shifting the Loftus Road garbage in the meanwhile

Suspected measles outbreak in west London, public health officials warn

A staggering 267% rise in cases reported in April compared to the same month in 2015

A row of houses in Kensington

Battle against mega basement victory after Kensington & Chelsea challenges government policy

It has won new freedoms which mean all basement developments must receive planning permission

Thieves tricked man out of £10,000 watch outside Knightbridge hotel with a HUG

Police have released CCTV footage in a bid to catch the two tricksters that stole from a man sitting outside the Beaufort Hotel in Knightsbridge

Hounslow records highest number of scarlet fever cases in April

Public Health England records show there has been an overall drop in the childhood disease in the past month

Poor hygiene 'the number one reason' diners will boycott a place to eat

Harrow and Ealing among the worst boroughs in west London with restaurants recording poor hygiene ratings


Woman who took free mosque food and benefits claiming she was 'too poor' had secret stash of money to pay for luxury lifestyle

Self-employed Carina Reid also falsely claimed Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit to fund trips around the world

Discover west London's hidden stunning gardens during special weekend

The Open Garden Squares Weekend will see the public invited into private squares, gardens on barges and pop-up orchards

Ealing and Hillingdon children have the worst teeth in London, study finds

A Public Health England survey has shown that two boroughs in west London have the worst level of tooth decay among children in the capital

Made in Chelsea series 11: What to expect from episode six

Things kicked off in the Maldives on this week's Made in Chelsea - but what drama will unfold in episode six on E4 on Monday evening?

Jailed: Criminals in west London who got locked up in April

A man who raped a 15-year-old girl he met online, a mother who stabbed a teenager to death and two would-be jihadists were among those put behind bars

Tributes paid to 'true gent' who ran world-record-breaking Chiswick gym

Jack France helped run the Hogarth Barbell Club, which twice broke the team bench press world record

Next phase in major Chelsea gas mains replacement begins

Road and bus route diversions as new phase begins on National Grid's King's Road works

RideLondon cycle race is back for 2016 - stay one step ahead of disruption

The annual bike ride, which attracted nearly 100,00 cyclists last year, will return this summer, meaning road closures in west London

Getwestlondon round-up - Your top five stories from last week

Toddlers going missing, a London election and a deputy head teacher leading a double life...

Group opposing Chelsea Crossrail 2 station claims support of top London politicians

London Mayor candidates and the Chelsea and Fulham MP have all expressed concerns about putting a station in Chelsea

Fan-shaped bridge and Pantheon-inspired pods among west London's newest architectural gems

See which unusual and stunning modern building projects were honoured with a prestigious RIBA London Award


Chelsea is one of London's most affluent areas, known for its exclusivity, high property prices, and the shopping 'mecca' that is the Kings Road. It is perhaps best known for the Royal Hospital, home of the red-coated Chelsea Pensioners since the 17th Century.

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