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What's going on in west London this weekend, including the annual Notting Hill Carnival

The annual Caribbean festival Notting Hill Carnival is coming to west London this weekend, along with a host of other activities and events

'Unbelievably dangerous and stupid thing to do' – train stopped near Hayes and Harlington after brick smashes window

A witness said other objects were launched at the train and one went through an open window, narrowly missing a passenger

Woman turned away from Uxbridge police station where she tried to hand in knife found in park

The knife was found lying on the grass in Rectory Park, Northolt, close to a group of youths

Five-car crash on M4 Westbound between Hayes and Heathrow Spur causing delays

Police say initial reports suggest there have been no injuries

What's going on in west London this week, including everyone's favourite musical, Legally Blonde!

International award-winning musical Legally Blonde is coming to west London this week, along with a host of other activities and events

Ex-Radio 1 DJ born in Hayes Chris Denning admits to 21 child sex offences

Chris Denning is serving a 13-year jail sentence and admitted to a further 21 child sex offences

'Noisy' overnight and weekend Crossrail work to start at Hayes and Harlington railway station

The construction work is due to start in September and will include widening and extending platforms

Here's what's going on in west London this Bank Holiday weekend

The August bank holiday is just around the corner; here's what's going on around west London during the long weekend

Tragedy in Hayes, Chelsea spending spree rumours and a North Korean defection – top stories from the last week

From crime to football, here are all of the top read stories on getwestlondon from the last week

Unsigned Friday: Introducing... Acoustic singer/songwriter Ethan Beer

Unsigned Friday brings you the best of new and unsigned music weekly; this Friday we introduce Hillingdon-based singer/songwriter Ethan Beer

Fire breaks out on seventh floor of high rise flats in Hayes

The fire broke out in the early hours of Friday morning (August 19) and a man escaped the building before being treated for smoke inhalation

Teen appears in court charged with murder of Lance Walker in Hayes

Idris Hassan, 18, appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of teenager Lance Walker

Broken down train at Hayes and Harlington station causes problems for rail users

Delays were announced at around 10am and were only expected to last 30 minutes - but instead continued into the afternoon

Teenager charged with murder of Hayes stabbing victim Lance Scott Walker, 18

Idris Hassan, also 18, of Hayes, is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, August 17

Hayes stabbing: Witness speaks of seeing teen lying on street 'covered in blood'

One woman told how her 'motherly instinct' kicked in and her screams brought others out of their houses

Murder arrest after teenager is stabbed to death in Hayes

An 18-year-old man remains in custody following the fatal attack on Monday (August 15) afternoon

Has your local restaurant got a ZERO food hygiene rating? Use our search tool to find out!

With 41 food premises scoring ZERO on the food hygiene scale in Ealing alone, it pays to check just how clean your favourite restaurant is!

Hayes housing estate gets refurbished community space to 'bring people together'

A reading space, kitchen and games console are among the improvements to the centre hoping to create better relationships among neighbours

Southern Rail strikes: Industrial action affecting west London commuters called off as talks continue

The five-day strikes are over controversial measures to remove guards and conductors and pass train door responsibility to drivers

Firefighters battle blaze in West Drayton caravan park

London Fire Brigade sent six fire engines to the scene just after 3pm on Monday

What's going on in west London this weekend, including a fun one-day outdoor water festival!

A fun one-day aqua obstacle course is coming to west London, along with a host of other activities and events

Residents saved by fire alarms after blaze at Southall home

Four adults and two children left the property before London Fire Brigade arrived on Thursday (August 4)

Police investigate after man with 'samurai sword' steals cash box in Hayes

Cash-in-transit robbery on Yeading Lane in Hayes on Wednesday (Aug 3) morning

When is H&M opening in Hayes and how can I get a discount?

The popular high street fashion chain is coming to Hillingdon borough this summer

Lorry and two cars involved in crash on M4 near Heathrow

Police say no one was injured, but drivers have been warned to expect tailbacks

What's going on near you this week, including a fun swing show as it's recorded for BBC Radio 2

Joe Stilgoe and the BBC Big Band are coming to west London this week, along with a host of other activities and events

Four Met Police staff face misconduct action over handling of Hayes woman Anita Kapoor's murder

Anita Kapoor was found dead in a lay-by in Buckinghamshire last year after she was strangled by Navin Mohan from Southall

What's going on in west London this weekend, including award-winning play Punjabi Boy

Award-winning play Punjabi Boy is coming to west London this weekend, along with a host of other activities and events

How is your MP planning to vote on the Trident nuclear deterrent?

The majority of west London MPs say they support renewing Britain's nuclear submarines - but one is strongly opposed

Next Summer Sale: When is it and what time do west London stores open?

Clothes, homeware and more are set to have prices cut from Friday - sop don't miss your chance to grab a summer bargain


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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