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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

Street robber who targeted women for their gold is sentenced

Ralf Dautzenberg, 22, carried out a reign of terror in Hayes, running up to women and ripping costly necklaces and other items from their bodies

Students at Hayes sixth form in food drive for hungry families

The team of 13 sixth-formers will give the donations to Hillingdon Foodbank tomorrow.

Shocking CCTV: 'Indian gold' street robber who terrorised Hayes faces long sentence

Ralf Dautzenberg targeted Asian women for their gold necklaces, netting a haul believed to be worth £20,000.

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.

You're hired! Hayes schoolchildren shine in The Apprentice-style competition

The young entrepreneurs made hundreds of pounds – but are giving it all to charity.

Hillingdon is pantomime heaven this Christmas

Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are a couple of Christmas crackers for all the family.

Bm@il: 'Form an orderly queue at the bah humbug'

I hope you’ll be supporting one of our local pantomimes. They are great fun for the whole family and can provide a brilliant introduction to live theatre for the very young.

Brunel students teach their elders how to play Candy Crush at workshop in Hayes

The Brunel University students demonstrated how to work mobile phones, iPads and other gadgets.

Hillingdon cop launches Facebook page to find vulnerable missing people

Sergeant James Drummond hopes using the social media site to share appeals with the community will help track down missing children and adults

JLS star celebrates success of children in care in Hillingdon

Pop star JB gave awards to youngsters who have excelled at the borough's Kids in Care Awards

First Great Western train

Works on the line could impact your train journey in London and the Thames Valley at Christmas

First Great Western trains are altering some services over Christmas to allow for Crossrail-related works on the lines.

VIDEO: Man arrested after rooftop tile throwing episode in Hayes

A man has been arrested following a rooftop incident in Hayes.

Road trip in memory of grandfather cut short by motorcycle theft

Brett Joy added the trip across Ireland to a bucket list he compiled following a motorbike accident.

Plenty to do and see this weekend in our area!

Christmas is coming! The days may be short but there is an awful lot to pack into them

Terrorism suspects from Hayes, Hounslow and High Wycombe planned IS-inspired beheading, court told

The Old Bailey heard the three men planned to use knives to behead a member of the public in the street.

2013 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

George Osborne's Autumn Statement tax break welcomed by Hillingdon's hospices

Hospices will be able to claim a refund on the VAT they pay - which Harlington Hospice chief officer Steve Curry said will make "a tremendous difference"

Police and council close down Ealing drug den

Police said the den had a 'serious detrimental effect upon the lives of residents within this borough'.

Women bring global influences to first 'hot yoga' studio in Hillingdon

Leanne Weston and Amy Partridge are opening the Hot Yoga House in Eastcote in January

Derek decks the house with hundreds of Christmas lights

A crowd gathered to witness the festive light switch-on at the South Ruislip home of Derek and Theresa Brent

Opposition grows against plan to open betting shop next to Hayes YMCA

Community groups joined the fight against an application to open a Coral betting shop next to a youth centre and hostel

Hayes & Yeading United could face closure in three months

United need investment or might become extinct by the end of February 2015

Labour wins Charville seat as voters stay away

Tight contest ends in Hillingdon Labour group holding seat by just 21 votes

Teenager missing from Hayes sparks police appeal

John Burgess, 17, was last seen on Saturday (November 22).

Pupils protest after lollipop women axed by Ealing Council

Parents with youngsters at schools affected say they are risking the lives of children for the sake of savings.

Return of 'Mr Christmas' with his amazing home light show

Seth, and daughter Sophia, 17, are picking up a tradition of years back, started by Seth’s late wife, Androulla, who loved to have the family home bedecked in decorations.

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.


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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