National Parks Week: Best green spots in west London for picnic

This week is National Parks Week! Head to one of these lovely green spots near you and enjoy nature

Thousands of families enjoy Welcome to Asia Festival

Families enjoyed a weekend of eastern food and culture in Lampton Park, Hounslow

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

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

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

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Dr Seuss-themed theatre adventure comes to Ruislip

Head to Ruislip this weekend for Ruislip Operatic Society's production of Seussical Jr, a theatrical adventure into the world of Dr Seuss!

Whitton over 30s night celebrates 40-year milestone

Legendary over 30s monthly Motown and Soul night in Whitton is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month

Van Gogh's time in Isleworth inspires new exhibition

The free, interactive show will take place at Redlees Studios - a stone's throw from where the artist lived as a young man

Five reasons why Brentford fans should be confident about the new season

Bees fell just short of promotion last season but are set to be in the promotion push come the back end of the campaign

Dijkhuizen unhappy with midfield performance in Luton defeat

Bees sloppy as League Two Hatters claim the victory in pre-season friendly

Fulham set to be trumped when ex-Brentford striker joins Middlesbrough

Could Jordan Rhodes become the Championship's most expensive signing for a second time?

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

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


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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