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Labour names the man it hopes will hold Charville seat

John Oswell is an experienced former Labour member of Hillingdon Council, who represented the Pinkwell ward in Hayes for many years.

Half term fun: Four ideas of things to do with the kids on Halloween

Halloween events for kids are taking place in Ealing, Harrow and Uxbridge today.

Hayes murder trial to open in next few days

Teenagers due on trial at Old Bailey for the fatal stabbing of father-of-three Hayes man Paul Thrower in February

Lib Dems name candidate for Charville by-election

The Liberal Democrats' candidate for the Charville by-election claims Hayes has been neglected by Labour and the Conservatives.

Academy opens in Hayes with family fun day

The opening has created 630 primary school places, 90 nursery places and 12 places for pupils with special educational needs.

Colin Hegarty, a maths teacher at Preston Manor School in Wembley, was presented with The Award for Outstanding Use of Technology In Education by Prime Minister David Cameron

Wembley maths teacher presented with tech award for video tutorial website by David Cameron

Colin Hegarty, who works at  Preston Manor School in Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, collected his gong for his bank of more than 1,000 instructional clips

Man dies after being hit by train at West Drayton station

Ambulance crews attended but found the man dead at the scene.

Missing teen is found after four days of worry for her family

Police say the missing 16-year-old, Coral Pollard, who was last seen in West Drayton last week, has turned up safe and well.

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Half term ideas: Make your own bricks at free event in Hounslow

A free event at Cranford Park on Wednesday will allow kids to learn how bricks are made and to make their own souvenir.

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Councillor Mo Khursheed: Council's plan to cut polling stations could voter turnout fall

Councillor Mo Khursheed , leader of the Labour group on Hillingdon Council. sounds a warning about the council's polling station review in his latest column.

Labour councillor quits triggering by-election in Hillingdon

Familiar face returning to the battle in ward she used to represent

Bm@il: 'You stupid boy!' Russell Brand needs a bit of the Captain Mainwaring treatment, as Pikey, Jonesy and the rest make a welcome comeback

A cast of ageing actors is lining up to shoot a new version of the 1970s Second World War comedy, Dad's Army .

Girl, 16, missing from West Drayton

Police are appealing for information into the whereabouts of Coral Pollard

Another 'beds in sheds' building bites the dust in Hayes

Owner had already been ordered to pay £6,500 for failing to comply with an enforcement notice relating to the building

West London men jailed for 'heroin in baby clothes' plot

A court has had heard how a gang of drug smugglers was rumbled when anti-narcotics officers in Pakistan checked a consignment of baby clothes bound for the UK.

Meet the UK's fittest great-grandfather who has just turned 100 years-old

Britain's oldest gym buff Sam Heggessey from Ickenham got a personal message from Sir Richard Branson at his Virgin Active gym as he celebrated his 100th birthday

Hounslow and Hayes men part of gang who smuggled heroin in baby clothes

Six men, including three from west London, will be sentenced on Wednesday for smuggling a million pounds worth of heroin into the UK hidden in packages.

Health minister visits Hillingdon Hospital to see how funding has improved labour wards

MP Dan Poulter, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, wanted to see how government money had been spent improving ten of the hospital’s labour wards

Vigil outside Scotland Yard for 'murdered' student

After spying claims, mother of Brunel student Ricky Reel steps up her campaign again

Meet the creatures that visit Minet Country Park after dark

Children can learn about the owls that live in the Hayes country park at a special half-term event

Funeral held for Yiewsley's 95-year-old war veteran Percy Alec McCormack

Mr McCormack served with the London Irish Rifles for six years in World War Two after signing up at the age of 18

DNA found on guns in glove compartment triggers jail term

Man denied possession of firearm charge but forensic specialists found his DNA on two guns found in a car in Harmondsworth        

Meet your local officers at Hillingdon crime prevention day

Borough officers are holding a series of events to meet the community and offer advice on preventing crime

Have you seen 24-year-old Jessica Lewis?

Missing Uxbridge woman turns up safe and well

Another happy ending in cases of three West London females missing from home

Have you seen 24-year-old Jessica Lewis?

Woman with facial piercings missing from Uxbridge

Police are appealing for the whereabouts of a woman who has not been seen since October 8.


Fears grow for Hayes teenager who vanished while on holiday in France

Police say Alisha has been in contact with her family but they are concerned that she has not yet returned home.

Two bailed after armed police seize gun in West Drayton

Enquiries continue and the gun has been sent for forensic tests.

Murderer gets life imprisonment and a heartbroken family find closure after 18 year wait for justice

There were cries of joy and relief in the packed court room this afternoon as over 30 members of Harminder's friends and family listened to the judge deliver his sentence.

Hayes grandmother, 81, spends Turkish holiday paragliding... obviously

Mrs Points was on holiday recently when the urge to soar like a bird overcame her.

Hillingdon to defy Government over publication of its magazine

Hillingdon People is printed six times a year and delivered free of charge to homes across the borough.


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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