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Your guide to World War One centenary events in west London

First World War commemorative events are taking place across west London in August and September. Here's our guide to what's on where.

Bm@il: Our Italian Job proves a third runway at Heathrow would be crime of the century

Gatwick: ringed by acres of land, it is a more obvious candidate than Heathrow which is hemmed in by houses.

A40 re-opens after lorry crash

All lanes are now open on the A40 following an earlier crash involving two lorries

Photos reveal damage caused in A40 lorry crash

A man was rushed to hospital after two lorries crashed on the A40 in Hillingdon

Man in his 20s taken to hospital following A40 crash

Man rushed to hospital after lorry crash which has closed the A40 in Hillingdon

A40 crash update: Two lorries collide in Hillingdon

Two lorries are involved in a crash on the A40 at Swakeleys Roundabout

A40 closed in Hillingdon after car crash

The A40 has been closed westbound after a collision at Hillingdon Circus

Special needs children's charity has a shiny new bus for its summer holiday

The mini-bus will be run in partnership  with Hillingdon Community Transport, who will maintain and service it, and ORCHYD always have first call on it.

Southern Electric bring hot food van to neighbours cut off due to manhole fire

The electricity company cut off power to around 20 homes after a manhole caught fire in Hillingdon - but provided meals and glow-sticks to get people through the night

Businessman with 20 McDonald's restaurants is in running for award

Atul Pathak, who runs 20 McDonald's restaurants across west and north-west London, in running for an award.

Hillingdon wheelchair tennis trio impress at British open

Career firsts for Lapthorne and McCarroll, as Whiley gains one title but misses out on another

Flat fire in North Kensington

First floods, now fire: Flames spew from manhole in Hillingdon after electric fault

The road in Hillingdon was closed for a period of time after smoke and flames started pouring from an electrical cable manhole

Hillingdon flash floods: 'You are watching the water rush in and that's when you start to panic'

Christine Jost was one of a number of neighbours in Bedford Road, Ruislip Gardens, who was hit hardest in the sudden flash flood.

Chris Evans takes FOUR hours to get home due to A40 flashflood

Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans told listeners to his programme this morning that it had taken him a whopping four hours to get from broadcasting house to his home in Ascot, Berkshire.

Man in court in connection with Hillingdon rape incident

Police have arrested a man after a woman was allegedly raped in Hillingdon.             

Two blazes in hours, as firefighters have a day from hell in Hillingdon

Two home blazes and widespread flooding tests fire crews' resilience


Hounslow council losing west London Twitter battle

Hounslow behind in the Twitter stakes with worst follower performance in west London and third worst in London

Man arrested in connection with Hillingdon rape

Police have arrested and charged someone in connection with the rape of a woman in a residential street in Hillingdon.


Traffic gridlocked as floods force A40 to stay shut

The flooded A40 is closed between Ruislip and Uxbridge causing traffic chaos on surrounding roads

Re-tweet our appeal to help find the owner of the pink punk pigeon!

"The pigeon is very tame and now waits outside the door hoping for a handout. I’m hoping the cat won’t get it!"

In pictures: Flooding hits Hillingdon

Some amazing scenes as the floods hit Hillingdon borough causing traffic chaos and leaving some stranded in their homes

Hillingdon is the greenest borough in the country

Hillingdon has been awarded for its many attractive green spaces

Fire Brigade working to help homeowners and people trapped in cars as flash floods hit Ruislip

Torrential rain has caused floods across the borough leaving commuters and homeowners in some areas stranded

Two arrested following Heathrow Airport investigation into female genital mutilation

Police arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM)

You help nab violent robber! Twitter and Facebook community join forces to help police get their man

Jahone Issa Allen was nabbed following a concerted Twitter campaign in which and Hillingdon Police ‘tweeted’ CCTV images


Police bag a load of cocaine and crack in latest Big Wing raids

In all, 46 people were arrested during the day, for a range of alleged offences including robbery, burglary, assault and public order offences

Hillingdon gets huge boost in funding for early years education

Hillingdon Council will spend £8.8million on pre-primary school children this year

What's on in Hillingdon this weekend

The weather forecast is mixed but there's be something for all conditions

Harefield Cafe has cleanliness down to a tea

Village Cafe is top of the pops for cleanliness

Police appeal for information after woman is raped in Hillingdon

A woman in her 30s was raped in a residential street in the early hours


Hillingdon is a suburban area within the London Borough of Hillingdon. It was an ancient parish in Middlesex that originally included Uxbridge. It has formed part of Greater London since 1965. Most of the area is represented as the Hillingdon East ward within the local authority

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