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Billy Smart's Circus hits Ealing Common

The first Billy Smarts Circus began in Southall Park 1946 and over the next 25 years fast became a household name after featuring on the first colour programme to be transmitted by the BBC.

Halloween party fundraising for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of a vital family member

Spiros Kyriacou lost his wife while Amy and Zoe lost their mother. Their fundraiser will help improve people's lives that suffer from the rare condition which affects the nervous system

Fire in Greenford terraced house

Nobody was injured and the cause is under investigation

Pupils at Perivale Primary go eco-crazy

Children are working towards their Green Flag Award in a nation-wide initiative

High flying acrobatics at Billy Smarts Circus

Billy Smarts Circus returns to its Ealing roots this week

Billy Smart held his first circus event in Southall in 1946 and this week the family is returning to its roots with a big top at Ealing Common.

Samaritans support people of Ealing after recent train fatality

Volunteers talked to commuters at Ealing Broadway station who may have been affected by the incident last Wednesday

Freemasons donate minibus to school for children with learning difficulties

Learning opportunities will now be enhanced at Greenford's Mandeville School

Muslim community group holds peace conference

Imam Ataul Mujeeb Rashid of the London Mosque was the keynote speaker.

Pirate comes to visit Peapods nursery for family fun weekend

The Greenford nursery welcomed children and their parents to see improvements in their facilities

Devastated Hanwell community, united in grief, mourn for murdered Alice Gross

In 30 years of policing Detective Superintendent Carl Mehta, who became a spokesperson during the ongoing investigation, has said that he has never before seen a community so united as Hanwell.

Dean Mayley's family 'serving the bigger sentence' than the one a court gave to his teenage killers

The family of Dean Mayley, the man with learning difficulties who was murdered by a teenage gang in Greenford, say they are serving a life sentence without him.

Police block Northolt street after reports a gun was seen

A Metropolitan Police spokesman says no gun was found, no shot was fired and nobody was injured

Two new free schools coming to Ealing

The North Twyford Church of England High School and ARK Ealing Academy have been given the go-ahead by the Department for Education


Teenage killers of learning difficulties man Dean Mayley are jailed

All four were convicted at the Old Bailey for their involvement in the death of Dean Mayley, who was 24 but had a mental age of nine due to a brain disorder.

Elderly man suffers pelvic injuries in Greenford road accident

The 80-year-old was taken to hospital by air ambulance for his non life threatening injury

Woman convicted for 30k benefit fraud 'flouted the law'

A 46-year-old from Perivale has been found guilty of conspiring to commit benefit fraud amounting to £30,736.98 over a three year period

Minister for Defence Equipment visits 'innovative' Greenford company

Philip Dunne learnt about how Ultra Electronics helps combat cyber threats

Arts centre for people with learning disabilities celebrates opening

The Impact Community Arts Centre in Perivale released balloons for people to find and return back as part of the official launch

Pinner based toddlers tootle to park for charity

Youngsters from the Cheeky Chums Nursery in Eastcote Road, Pinner enjoyed the Toddle for Water- a sponsored walk to raise money to provide clean water and sanitation to some of the world’s poorest children.

Ealing in Bloom celebrates the best of the borough's gardeners

The judges were impressed once again by the work of people whose passion for plants help make the borough a brighter place

Friday bus strike called off - but Monday's is still on

Bus strikes across the Capital have been cancelled on Friday but will still go ahead Monday, and we have details of services affected.

West London Muslim group condemns murderers of British aid worker

President rejects Islamic State as having 'nothing to do with Islam' and hopes killers are brought to face justice.

Nursery showcasing new resources at open weekend

Peapods nursery in Greenford has a new sensory room and outdoor area and new ICT facilities

Police divers resume river in hunt for missing Alice Gross

Specialist officers from Devon and Cornwall called in to help track down missing teen

Yellow ribbons across Hanwell as community rallies behind search for Alice Gross

Alice, a Brentside High School pupil, has been missing from her home since Thursday August 28. She was last seen on CCTV at 16:23 near Trumpers Way Canal Bridge.

Garden association display produce in 80th show

The Horsenden Allotments and Garden Association had more than 100 people at their event

Community man 'who was everybody's friend' made his wife feel like the luckiest woman in the world

George Harris, the husband of a former Northolt Mandeville councillor, has died

Indian cuisine helps raise money for West London Bangladesh Welfare Association

Youths from different backgrounds helped ensure the charity lunch ran smoothly

Sharp shooting Heston Rotarians claim district darts trophy

Rotary Club of Heston and Isleworth see off rivals from across west London in the annual competition

Jail for burglars who tied up and threatened 71-year-old woman

David Augustine and Krishna Modely were jailed for 26 years for a string of offences across west London


Greenford has a small town centre with good links to the A40 and is considered the birthplace of the modern organic chemical industry, where William Perkin discovered the first aniline dye 1856. It is home to Ealing borough's newest secondary school and encompasses Perivale and popular walking spot Horsenden Hill.

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