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Hayes barber shop owner fined for using TV without licence

Angus Bain, owner of Angus Barbers, was fined £300 and ordered to pay £200 costs, plus a £30 victim surcharge

Loaded guns and £60,000 of watches seized in Acton

The Met's Trident gang seized two loaded semi-automatic handguns from a property in Acton as well as cash and high-value watches from a Hayes address as part of a series of raids across London

Chance encounter led to 48-year career for retiring Uxbridge school head cook

Lil Smith, 81, went from working at the Foreign Office to cooking up school dinners and, at her retirement party, staff said she would be a "hard act to follow"

Tributes paid to long-serving Hillingdon Council worker

Relatives said Kathleen Cooke, who spent 25 years with the council and was married to former councillor Tony Cooke, was wise, funny and loved by all

Sledgehammer gang jailed for stealing cigarettes worth thousands

The six burglars, who stashed their hauls in duvet covers and wheelie bins, have been jailed for a total of 27 years    

Burger King delivery trial launched in Hayes

The fast-food chain will trial the home delivery service at its Glencoe Road restaurant and eight others, before rolling it out nationally

Councillor running 150th marathon for Hillingdon charity

Yeading Councillor Jagjit Singh wants to mark the milestone achievement by helping out a local cause, Age UK Hillingdon

See BAFTA winners interviewed on red carpet by young Hayes film fan

Student Eronita Bequiri attended this year's BAFTAs on behalf of education charity, Into Film, to chat to some of the stars

Court hearing for Uxbridge murder accused cancelled

Shonhiwa Gibson Mazikana was due to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday but his hearing was cancelled and adjourned until April

Romantic who proposed on Valentine's Day shares poem that won him engagement ring

"I wanted to do something big" - Romantic tells how he won the chance to propose to his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day at intu Unbridge

Suspended sentence for care worker who assaulted 93-year-old

Susan Reed, 39, from Hayes, sentenced to 12 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months for assaulting a 93-year-old great-grandmother

Police hunt man over sexual assault of woman in her 70s

Officers searched for the suspect, aged in his 30s, using a police helicopter, but no arrests have been made

Police return to scene of murder two weeks on

Police will be in Hillingdon on Friday as part of a renewed witness appeal into the murder of Emily Munemo, 42, who was stabbed to death on January 30

Parents of Hayes rave death teen tell inquest of 'hole' in their lives

Speaking at Daniel Spargo-Mabbs' inquest, the teenager's parents said: "There's no end to the pain his death leaves us with"

BTP release CCTV images as part of Ealing station attack investigation

CCTV images have been released of four people officers need to speak to in relation to the incident

Manjinder Bains found this lost Labrador at the roadside in Hayes.

Dog rescuer 'overwhelmed' by thanks and kindness after rescuing pet

"I am touched by your kindness and simple humanity" - man who rescued dog is inundated with letters of thanks and well wishes

Firms sign up to move into Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes

Three businesses have signed deals to occupy space inside the building, which is being developed as part of a £250 million project

Hundreds of Hillingdon girls potential FGM victims, say charities

The organisations also warn that awareness of the practice is significantly lower in the borough than elsewhere in west London.

First image released of mother-of-two stabbed to death in Uxbridge

Emily Munemo, 42, was stabbed to death at her home in Collingwood Drive on January 30

Uxbridge stabbing: Man in court on Emily Munemo murder charge

Emily Munemo, a 41-year-old mum, was found with stab wounds at a property in Uxbridge on Friday

Elderly woman seeks Good Samaritan who helped her after fall outside her home

Kathleen Langley, 90, wants to track down the "kind" man who helped her after a fall outside her Hayes home

Uxbridge stabbing: Man charged with murder of mother

Police have charged Gibson Mazikana, 41, with the murder of Emily Munemo who was found stabbed at a property in Hillingdon on Friday

Volunteers wanted to host tea parties for lonely elderly people in west London

Contact the Elderly charity is looking for people in Greenford, Southall, Northolt and Hayes to help

Uxbridge murder: Neighbours' shock after mum stabbed to death

Emily Munemo, 41, was stabbed to death at a property in Collingwood Road, Hillingdon, on Friday morning

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Hillingdon murder: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman stabbed

Man arrested and bailed on suspicion of murder after woman stabbed to death in Uxbridge on Saturday            

Open morning at Uxbridge Children's Centre: Ainur Dyussyubekova with son Danny and Sadie Haynes

BM@il: So much more to children's centres than people realise

A warm musical welcome awaited Barbara Fisher on her visit to one of Hillingdon's popular children's centres this week.

Day care costs set to rise by 17 per cent in Hillingdon

Under Hillingdon Council's budget proposals, the annual cost of sending a child to day care five days a week would increase from £10,660 to £12,428.

Waste firm scraps plans for West Drayton recycling plant following objections

Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell hailed the decision as a 'major victory' for residents.

Mark Wood at Belmore School in Hayes

Polar explorer comes in from the cold to give a talk to Hayes schoolchildren

Mark Wood was dispatched to Belmore School by Hayes-based company GRITIT to talk about his experiences and climate change.

The Champions of Magic

Award-winning magicians coming to Beck Theatre in February

The Champions of Magic to perform two shows on Valentine’s Day


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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