Creative young writer reaches final of national short stories competition

Nine-year-old boy's tale from visit to India wins over judging panel to be shortlisted for KalliKids Story Competition

Three west London nature reserves receive Green Flag award

Gunnersbury Triangle to host 30th anniversary celebrations, Crane Park Island to offer free guided walks, and butterfly spotting at Yeading Brook Meadows to celebrate

Hounslow Council praised for helping kick start regeneration

Plans for more than 500 homes, including a 27-storey tower, are hailed in retail industry report

Find out the vainest area of west London

Can you guess which borough is the vainest? We can tell you!

Revealed: Top tips to avoid being scam victim

Hounslow CAB urged victims to report scams to prevent others being conned

Hounslow in Pictures

Who are the Great British Bake Off contestants 2015? Meet the 12 newcomers competing in the Bake Off tent

The Great British Bake Off is back on Wednesday 5th August, and these 12 contestants will be taking to the tent to battle it out to become star baker

Puttin' On The Ritz is a 'mesmerising song and dance spectacular'

Theatre reviewer Barry Dix reviews Puttin' On The Ritz at The Theatre Royal in Windsor, a "blend of perfectly-performed songs and energetic dance numbers"

Hughie Dixon's live music round-up: The Harlings are 'ones to look out for'

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

Brentford tracking another striker as Dijkhuizen digs in over Hull target

Bees considering further additions in the forward line but will only sell Andre Gray if they receive a 'big offer'

Brentford looking to add cover at left back

Jake Bidwell is the Bees' only specialist option on the left side of the defence and Marinus Dijkhuizen is looking to add depth in that position

Dean believes Brentford will revolutionise English football

Defender looking forward to seeing how changes impact on the Bees' challenge for promotion to the Premier League

Hounslow Council praised for helping kick start regeneration

Plans for more than 500 homes, including a 27-storey tower, are hailed in retail industry report

Trial starts for councillor and ex-detective accused of indecent assault

Monday (July 27) is the first day of a two-week trial against Cranford councillor Gurpal Virdi

More than 250 people sign petition to save threatened children's centres

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Hounslow Council is proposing to close children's centres in Norwood Green, Chiswick, Syon and Feltham Hill

'Hospital staff missed ovarian cysts and told me I needed a poo'

Caroline Ballard is determined to raise awareness of the condition endometriosis, which affects one in 10 women, after her experience at West Middlesex Hospital

Elvis charity night raises more than £1,100

Punters donned fancy dress for the fundraising event held in tribute to Elvis Presley fan John Hendley

Council bosses say they're being kept in dark over hospital merger plans

Plans to see Chelsea & Westminster Hospital take over the running of West Middlesex could be a reality by September, but Hammersmith & Fulham Council say not enough is known about the financial impact

Hounslow

Historic Hounslow was for centuries a resting place for travellers on their way to central London. More recently, Hounslow Heath was the site of the UK's first civil airport, and Heathrow, just down the road, is a major employer. Hounslow's main shopping area is the high street, and the Civic Centre in nearby Lampton Road houses Hounslow Council.

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Salina Patel
Hounslow
Katherine Clementine
Uxbridge
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing
Goolistan Cooper
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster
Nathan Spendelow
Harrow and Brent
Robert Cumber
Hounslow
Camilla Horrox
Ealing
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Tom Moore
Sports Reporter
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter