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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.

Police secure warrants to further question West London terrorism suspects

Officers say they have now completed their searches of properties in Hounslow, High Wycombe, Uxbridge, Southall, Greenford and Hayes.

Performances and model trenches at school WW1 Centenary event

Children at Yeading Junior School were joined by former pupils from the 1930's at their centenary commemoration

MP strikes back at claims he joked about lynching welfare minister

Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell, who has become embroiled in a row over the comments, says his words were misrepresented.

Back in Time: A ploughing match at Heathrow just before the outbreak of war

Take a look at a  selection of historic photos from the Uxbridge Gazette archive showing scenes from around this area from the early part of the 20th century

MP slams report for 'massively underestimating' Heathrow third runway damage

Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell said the Airport Commission's report did not go far enough. The Airport has also given its views on the findings.

Heathrow pupils get the scoop on the big stories at school

The young journalists even did a publishing deal, persuading Lloyds Bank to sponsor printing of the first edition of Heathrow Stars

In Pictures: Remembrance Day service in Uxbridge honours those who have died in the line of duty

Families joined war veterans to remember the men and women who have died fighting for their country at a Remembrance Day service          

Uxbridge security alert comes just days after 'anti-terror' raids

Shoppers and staff at shops along the High Street were told to leave the area by police and many people gathered outside the civic centre

Police security alert caused "no end of chaos" in Uxbridge town centre

Shopping has returned to normal after an earlier incident in Uxbridge High Street

Man charged with possession of a knife after being arrested in Hounslow yesterday

Tomasz Cieszczyk, of Hayes, was arrested in Lampton Road, Hounslow, in the early hours of yesterday

Hayes murder accused tells trial: "I didn't know I'd stabbed him 10 times."

Jury hears how one defendant went to Dubai and another to Leeds immediately after the killing of Paul Thrower

Young and old pay respects during Remembrance Sunday services in Hayes and Hillingdon

Parades marched at the weekend in memory of those who died in the line of duty.

Hayes

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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Steve Bax
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Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Pinner, Hatch End. Harrow Weald, Stanmore, Edgware, Queensbury and Kenton
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
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Zoe Drewett
Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Rayners Lane, South Harrow, North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Wealdstone and Wembley
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter