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In pictures: Fruit and sport at health-themed Party in the Park in Hayes

The community enjoyed fruit smoothies, health checks, and swapped eggs for oranges in a novelty orange and spoon race during the Kingsborough Centre's Party in the Park

Primark at centre of BBC2's Clothes to Die For documentary

If Primark came to Uxbridge as rumours suggest, would this put you off shopping there?

Primark remains coy about coming to Uxbridge

Rumours that the retailer could be coming to the Pavilions are yet to be confirmed

Headteacher retires after 24 years with a Disney themed celebration

The community, ex-pupils and Hayes MP John McDonnell joined a party to say goodbye to Charville Primary School headteacher Peter Shawley

You'll have a blast as Hairspray takes to the stage

Hairspray is suitable for all the family, and plays at 7.30pm each night plus a 2pm Saturday matinee.

Frankie & Benny's will open restaurant in Uxbridge

The American-Italian restaurant chain is the latest business set to come to Uxbridge after rumours of a Primark sent Twitter into a frenzy

Homeowner knocks down unlawful extension in council planning win

The outbuilding was built significantly larger than what was agreed by Hillingdon Council's planning department

Hillingdon teens encouraged to lose weight and get fit

Overweight or unfit young people across the borough are being invited to sign up to a 12-week healthy living course

Conservative MP for Brentford & Isleworth, Mary Macleod

Brentford MP given little hope by bookies

Brentford & Isleworth MP Mary Macleod has a 73.8 per cent chance of being ousted next May, according to Ladbrokes. Read on to see how it rates your MP's chances.

£11million redevelopment of Southall to cause 'traffic chaos' in run up to Christmas

Southall Broadway with be closed westbound from July 28th to December as works are carried out to make the road safer for pedestrians.

A village honours its 94 dead with a parade to remember for another 100 years

Up to 800 people came to the village, congregating in the main street for the parade, and on Potters Field where the day’s main action took place.

Former heroin addict speaks out in Hillingdon Hospital's World Hepatitis Day campaign

She wants people to have a greater awareness of how to avoid contracting the disease

In pictures: Brave Nell has 17 inches chopped off her hair for charity

The 9-year-old has raised almost £2,000 and has donated her hair to be made in to a wig

Drug dealer pleads guilty to supplying ecstasy which killed Daniel Spargo-Mabbs

The 16-year-old died after taking ecstasy at an illegal rave at a Hayes industrial estate

Watch: Fork lightning flashes across the sky in Ruislip

Some amazing videos have emerged of last night's electrical storm.

Electric storm lights up Hillingdon skies

Hundreds of you took to Twitter and Facebook in the small hours to share photos of the dramatic weather

Hospital worker to pay £150k damages to colleagues after 'campaign of harassment'

The Harefield Hospital worker falsely accused colleagues of racism, paedophilia, bribery, blackmail and inappropriate behaviour with patients, and posted vicious abuse online

Uxbridge gunman and his driver from Hayes 'part of conspiracy to murder love rival'

Pair allegedly part of plot which involved staged crash then blast from a sawn off shotgun

'False widow spiders are not dangerous' says man who has them nesting in his porch

After a woman and her daughters had their home fumigated in Ruislip readers have been in touch to defend the eight-legged creatures

First-time climbers in Brentford conquer Mount Snowdon

Trio of Brentford employees beat £1,083 target in aid of Malaria No More and Marie Curie Cancer Care

West London trio jailed for robbing terrified delivery deliver

One of the robbers, who are from Feltham, Hayes, and Hounslow, threatened to kill the victim if he didn't stay back

Singer Lee Mead brings solo tour to the Beck Theatre

Lee Mead says he is excited to be coming to Hayes with his new singing show

Hundreds of shoppers react online to Uxbridge Primark rumours

Social media has gone wild with people hoping the rumours that a Primark could come to the town are true

Could Primark be coming to Uxbridge?

Rumours that the low-price retail giant is coming to the town have been swirling since a planning application seeking to take over 15 stores was submitted

Inspirational student bags herself a Jack Petchey Award

"I’m really surprised to be chosen and really happy too - it is nice to have recognition and feel people are proud of me"

Elderly Hillingdon people still being targeted by mail scammers

People have received odd letters saying they are entitled to money left by deceased relatives in China

Teen pilot takes first solo flight

Hayes schoolboy can't be accused of having his head in the clouds after flying a plane on his own for the first time

Memorial plaque unveiled for Hayes schoolgirl who died on tragic ski trip

Close family, friends and staff from Guru Nanak Sikh Academy held memorial service on the birthday of 13-year-old Poonam Bhattal, who died last February after falling from a ski lift

Plans to double night flights at Heathrow are shelved

Government has also postponed its decision on creating an independent aircraft noise regulator until at least next summer


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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