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Ambulance crew injured in attack in Hayes

The London Ambulance Service's director of operations says he is 'appalled' after two medics were attacked in Hayes this morning while responding to an emergency.

Giant fly gets pupils buzzing at Uxbridge school

Author Mike Barfield dressed up as the insect to teach youngsters from schools across the Hillingdon borough about 'minibeasts'.

Next to combine two stores in Hayes to create giant superstore

The opening, which is on track for summer 2015, will create 47 jobs.

Mo Khursheed: Only Labour will stand up for the issues that affect Charville people

Councillor Mo Khursheed, leader of the opposition Labour group on Hillingdon Council, says his team is fighting hard for the people of Charville and candidate John Oswell is the best man to represent the people of the ward.

Councillor Ray Puddifoot: The only way is Mary for Charville

The leader of Hillingdon Council, Ray Puddifoot, looks ahead to Thursday’s bye-election in Charville ward, and says a vote for Labour would be a wasted vote.

Hillingdon Council backs bid to fund step-free access at borough stations

The council's Cabinet agreed to push for funding from the Mayor of London to improve Eastcote, Ruislip and Northwood stations

Tragic One Direction super fan Magdalena Szablinska 'hoped to become a top lawyer'

An inquest today heard how a rare heart condition may have caused the 'bubbly, bright' schoolgirl from Hayes to collapse outside her school in Hounslow

It WAS the best Uxbridge Christmas lights switch on yet!

Hundreds brave the elements for a day of fun as panto star helps light up the town centre

Hillingdon charity in plea to help prevent elderly deaths this winter, as many faced with 'heating or eating'

Age UK Hillingdon says last year a handful of people gave up their own Winter Fuel Payments to help others who needed them more.

CCTV images show accused fleeing scene of Paul Thrower's murder

The dark, grainy image shows an individual leaving the flats in St Dunstan's Close, Hayes and moving swiftly across the front of the building while apparently texting or making a call on a mobile phone.

Crohn's disease sufferer accuses Ealing Hospital of negligence

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust says the waiting time for all colonoscopy referrals to St Mark’s Hospital is six weeks.


Three convicted in trial for murder of Hayes man Paul Thrower

Three teenagers who spat at a woman before hacking her enraged boyfriend to death with an axe are facing years behind bars

First Crossrail tracks laid at Heathrow junction

The first section of track on the Crossrail route has been installed at new Stockley Flyover

Volunteers to collect donations in Ruislip for Hillingdon Foodbank

More than ever before, families and individuals in the UK are having to rely on food banks to survive.

Courts throw away the key to Hayes strip pub blighted by drugs raid

A district judge has upheld a decision to revoke The Victoria's licence after police swooped earlier this year, meaning the venue can never reopen.

Campaigner urges Hillingdon Council to use developments as a way of funding step-free access to public transport

Conrad Tokarczyk hopes it will become 'common practice' for councils to use new developments to implement step-free access to Tube and railway stations

Hayes schoolchildren create video games under new computing curriculum from Michael Gove

Year five pupils at Minet Junior School took part in an innovative computer programming workshop

Shireen had no chip when she was found as a stray in Scotland

Animal Column: Be like Gnasher and get your dog microchipped

Dennis the Menace's dog Gnasher is getting microchipped and Marion Garnett has details of how you can get your pets chipped too.

Missing chihuahua Tommy is reunited with owner after three years

Three years after he escaped the family home in Hayes End, Tommy has finally been reunited with his loving owner Charlie Horn

Children cheer as new school building is officially opened in Northwood Hills

Harlyn Primary School has undergone a major expansion programme in the fight to create new school places

All set for an afternoon of Christmas fun at Uxbridge town centre parade

The parade, which will form up in The Pavilions shopping centre, on one side of the High Street, from 2.45pm , will wind its way down the High Street and come through the intu Uxbridge shopping centre on the opposite side before finishing outside the station.

Three men charged with terrorism offences following West London raids

The men, who are aged between 19 and 27 and live in Hayes, Hounslow and High Wycombe, are scheduled to appear at court today.

Children In Need events in Hillingdon bring in the cash

Pupils at St Helen’s College in Hillingdon held sales and dressed as superheroes.

New blood needed to keep volunteer RNLI group afloat

The Uxbridge branch of the RNLI has been fundraising for more than half a century but elderly volunteers are struggling to keep the charity group going

Increasing numbers of young people in west London are dependent on food handouts

The 600 young people supported by YMCA West London are increasingly dependent on outside sources to provide basic food

Teenagers accused of Hayes axe murder were 'up for it', court hears

Handyman Paul Thrower, 46, died after being struck with an axe three times on his head and shoulder and stabbed 10 times in the back and chest.

Uxbridge man arrested by anti-terrorism police is released

Known only as ‘C’, the 25-year-old was detained along with three other men as officers swooped on the night of Thursday, November 6

Classic car lovingly restored after owner bought it for £1

Jim Punter reckons the 1960 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller, which took months to repair, could now be worth thousands.

A guide to panto in west London

Check our handy list to see which pantomimes and other festive shows are coming to a stage near you this Christmas

Passions high at launch of campaign group against Heathrow Airport expansion

More than 80 people attended the inaugural Stop Heathrow Expansion (SHE) meeting to voice concerns about the proposals.


Until the end of the 19th century, Hayes was an agricultural and brickmaking area. It was then developed as an industrial locality which also housed factory workers. Its development is typical of the Second Industrial Revolution – the creation of new light engineering industries on the edge of existing cities.

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