Top authors star at Hillingdon's first literary festival

Will Self and Benjamin Zephaniah are among the authors appearing at the Hillingdon Literary Festival

London businesses suffering because of "painfully slow" broadband

The capital is lagging behind European capitals, warns council

RSPCA confirms inspectors have visited 'neglected' Hillingdon horse

An RSPCA spokeswoman said inspectors had visited the horse and spoken with its owner following a number of calls

Concerns for 'neglected' horse abandoned at 'unsuitable' Hillingdon site

Locals are becoming increasingly concerned for the horse abandoned with no water supply on the old Master Brewer site

Police appeal over linked violent incidents in Uxbridge

One man has already been charged in connection with the incidents while four other arrests have been made, and officers seek two other men as part of the investigation

'Clear reduction in theft' in Uxbridge as Hillingdon police target thieves

"Too often unsuspecting victims will be approached by opportunist thieves in cafes and restaurants"

New secondary school could be built to meet demand in Hillingdon

Co-founders Kishan Devani and Simon Winters OBE want to open a new free school by September 2017

West Drayton councillor Dominic Gilham

Milkman councillor 'has the bottle' for election fight

A milkman and serving West Drayton councillor has selected as the Conservative candidate for Ealing & Hillingdon at next year's London Assembly elections

Faisia Ali from Hillingdon is doing all she can to stop the death penalty imposed on her brother in Somaliland

Hillingdon family fight to save man sentenced to death

Faisa Ali is urging the President of Somaliland to intervene and stop her brother - who is mentally ill - from being executed by firing squad

Hounslow now happiest place in west London, new survey shows

Borough is among the UK's cheeriest neighbourhoods, figures suggest, having last month been named Britain's second most miserable place

Rogue trees cost west London councils more than £1m in compensation claims

Four councils in west London have paid out more than £1m in compensation for buildings damaged by tree subsidence

High-speed fibre broadband will roll out across Hillingdon

The investment will take the company’s total coverage for fibre in the borough to more than 105,000 premises

Blaze: The fire destroyed the first floor, roof and half of the ground floor of the derelict former RAF house

Former RAF home badly damaged by night-time blaze

The blaze destroyed the whole of the first floor, roof and half of the ground floor of the derelict building

Calling all SMEs to Heathrow Business Summit 2015

West London small and medium-sized businesses urged to book a place at the summit of the year

NHS cash-injection gives hope for mental health crisis services

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Mental Health service provider CNWL will use the near-£2m investment for new Home Treatment Rapid Response Teams

Parents boycott school uniform changes at Stockley Academy

Parents of pupils at the academy have signed an online petition railing against uniformed bags

Hounslow Council faces 'backtracking' claims over Heathrow rally absence

Council is absent from list of those officially backing rally in Westminster this October, which includes Hillingdon, Wandsworth and Richmond

Hughie Dixon's Live Music Round-Up: "Indie to the core are According To You"

Planning to let your hair down this weekend? Check out Hughie Dixon's latest round-up of live music in and around Hillingdon borough

Stoptober roadshows to help people quit smoking for good

The roadshows roll into town during Stoptober as figures show one-in-five west Londoners smoke

School run crashes highest in five years for west London

More than 100 vehicles were involved in road accidents on the school run in west London in 2014

West London police cadets honoured for cyber crime prevention

The volunteer police cadets won the award for their project, which aims to help people better protect themselves online

Jeremy Corbyn makes ally John McDonnell his number two in first shadow cabinet

There was also a frontbench role for Seema Malhotra as Mr Corbyn announced his first shadow cabinet on Monday


Police figures show huge increase in hate crime against Muslims

Some boroughs have seen reports Islamophobic attacks and abuse shoot up by 250%

Hounslow is west London's cannabis growing hot spot

But new figures show number of people caught cultivating cannabis plants is falling across west London as a whole


Most accident prone roundabouts in west London

Hounslow, Hillingdon and Hammersmith & Fulham responsible for most dangerous roundabouts in west London

Stockley Academy deemed 'inadequate' by Ofsted report

Recently-appointed principal Leo Gilbert assured parents they need not worry about their children's education after report released details failings found in June inspection

'Final nail in the coffin' for local police threatened by cuts

Neighbourhood police teams could be cut to a single police officer if the Metropolitan Police agree to plans later this month

Two men admit running brothels following raids in Hounslow and Hillingdon

The men from Southall and Hounslow were all arrested during police raids targeting gangs believed to be involved in prostitution

Anger as former award-winning Hillingdon station falls into disrepair

Residents are calling on Transport for London to restore the flagging Hillingdon Station, formerly an Underground Station of the Year


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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