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Stark rise in number of west Londoners using food banks

The number has skyrocketed by nearly a third over the past year, to more than 14,000, while across the UK a record 1m now rely on free food handouts

Man jailed for 'brutal' rape of 'complete stranger' in Hillingdon

Abdul Bah 32, was sentenced to nine years in prison at Isleworth Crown Court for raping a complete stranger

Hillingdon Slipstreamers pair take podium places

Joe O’Brien, nine, and sister Bobbie, eight, achieved superb second-placed finishes in the opening round at Hetton, near Sunderland.

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Hillingdon Swimming Club youngsters storm home with medals

Members of Hillingdon Borough Elite Swim Team headed to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre for the Sheffield Premier Meet and then to Surrey Sports Park for the Guildford meet


Hillingdon Archery Club duo in contention for London Youth Games appearance

Brandon Scully and Himaaya Peiris claim six gold end badges

Burglar who targeted businesses caught after stealing bike

Billy Brazil, 36, from West Drayton, was jailed for one year and handed a Criminal Behaviour Order for two counts of burglary and the theft of a pedal cycle

Hughie Dixon's live music round-up: You could win £200!

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

Meet the pram man who ran Hillingdon Half Marathon with his BABY in buggy

Pardip Singh had an extraordinary and inspirational reason for including his seven-month-old in the 13.1-mile race...

New 5km tunnel into Heathrow will 'relieve Paddington', developer claims

The tunnel could open up 42,000 new jobs and relieve pressure on commuter lines into Paddington station, developers have said

John Jones cycling in 1960

Hillingdon pensioner marks birthday with 75-mile bike ride

Most people celebrate their birthday with cake and a relaxing day with family and friends, but this Hillingdon resident wants to do something out of the ordinary!

Boris Johnson wants no 'high rise rabbit hutches' in Hillingdon despite 'crisis'

The Mayor of London suggested ways to help the ongoing housing crisis in the borough as the Labour candidate said the local authority was "not proactive" enough

'High risk' man with brain injury missing after leaving Hillingdon Hospital

Simon Smithers was last seen leaving Hillingdon Hospital "in a confused state" - he has a serious head injury so police and family are hoping to find him quickly

Hughie Dixon's live music round-up: Little Green Men are about to land in Uxbridge

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

Hundreds enjoy sunshine during Hillingdon Half Marathon

Nearly 400 people took part and many others lined the streets to cheer them on as they made their way around the 13.1-mile course at the weekend

Ruislip mum sets up mobile toddlers play group after birth of son

Runaround Rascals aims to have weekly sessions for toddlers and an outdoor venue by summer

Uxbridge Magistrates' Court

Four people charged following brothel raids in Hounslow and Hillingdon

Three men and a woman from Southall and Hounslow appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court, where they were remanded in custody until April 20

Teenager from Hayes missing for over a week

Hakim Simmons, 14, has not been seen since telling his mother he was going out on the morning of Monday, March 30

Burglary gang who stole property worth £1m jailed

The trio were sentenced to a total of 17 years and six months in prison for targeting 20 expensive homes over 10 months

Class shines through as Hillingdon Abbots triumph again

Champions took their foot off the gas but still got the job done against Saracens

London Hornets add Mexican flavour to their American Football team roster

Hillingdon-based outfit are ready for the big kick off later this month

Hughie Dixon's live music round-up: long and busy Bank Holiday weekend

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

Police close brothel during prostitution crackdown in Hounslow and Hillingdon

Seven people were arrested following a series of raids across the two boroughs at properties believed to be connected to the sex trade


'High risk' missing Hillingdon man found safe and well

Sanjeev Yugalingam, from Hillingdon, was found by the Met Police this week following a missing persons appeal

Louisiana triumphs for Hillingdon's wheelchair tennis trio

Andy Lapthorne, Jordanne Whiley and Marc McCarroll all add to trophy cabinets

Grandmother on way to volunteer at church knocked down in hit-and-run

The 62-year-old's family are pleading for witnesses to come forward and for the driver to give him or herself up, saying: “You shouldn't be able to sleep at night”

Eleven dogs and puppies rescued from tiny kitchen

Could you offer a home to one of three American bulldog puppies rescued from an overrun home in Slough?

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Hillingdon Swimming Club celebrate a glorious year

Youngsters take time out from training to celebrate their achievements in the pool

Police hunt three men wanted for crimes in Hillingdon

Officers are appealing for help to trace Hamad Alatteaby, Lee McDonald and Kyronne Flanders

Could you give Yetty and Babycow a loving home?

These gorgeous six-month-old kittens are desperate to start their lives in a loving new home

'There is no case for HS2': House of Lords report calls for review of scheme

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The House of Lords' Economic Affairs Select Committee found the government had not made a convincing case for HS2 and called for a review of the scheme


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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Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Steve Bax
News Editor, West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Goolistan Cooper
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter