Whopping £3m secured to build The Tropical Zoo in west London

But the 25-year battle to build an animal rescue centre is not over!

'Unhappiness is spurring business boom in Hounslow' - claim

Dissatisfaction may help explain the high number of business start-ups in the borough, new research suggests

Award-winning pub building in Isleworth stripped of protected status after appeal

The Red Lion, a four time local CAMRA pub of the year winner, was one of only three buildings in Hounslow to be recognised as 'assets of community value'

X Factor finalist Jamie 'Afro' Archer to perform at free Isleworth festival

The distinctively coiffured singer joins R'n'B legend Billy Ocean and others on the bill for the Be Inspired Festival

Motorist who attacked cyclist with baseball bat loses appeal against jail term

Glenroy Taylor swung the bat several times at his victim in Brentford in a "prolonged attack"

Hounslow in Pictures

What's going on near you this weekend: Things to do in west London

Find out what's going in your area this weekend for fun ideas of things to get up to!

It's gluten, dairy and sugar free week on Bake Off and here are five recipes that you can get stuck in to at home

The Great British Bake Off asked contestants to make alternative bakes without gluten, dairy and sugar this week... But not all in the same challenge! Here are five yummy recipes that you can try

No Escape movie review: What is Owen Wilson's new film about? And is it really offensive?

No Escape is out in cinemas on Friday August 4, but how good is the new action movie?

Marinus Dijkhuizen reflects on his first three months at Brentford

Bees have undergone a turbulent pre-season and August but Dutchman sees positive signs

Giles believes Brentford will get stronger as the season progresses

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Bees will need time for new faces to gel and co-director of football pleads for patience

Brentford transfer window review: Phil Giles reflects on the Bees' summer deals

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Co-director of football happy with his first summer transfer window's work as the club adapts to the new systems

Award-winning pub building in Isleworth stripped of protected status after appeal

The Red Lion, a four time local CAMRA pub of the year winner, was one of only three buildings in Hounslow to be recognised as 'assets of community value'

X Factor finalist Jamie 'Afro' Archer to perform at free Isleworth festival

The distinctively coiffured singer joins R'n'B legend Billy Ocean and others on the bill for the Be Inspired Festival

Guns found among rubbish dredged from river in Isleworth

Pair of antique revolvers found during a clean-up of the Duke of Northumberland's River, being cleaned out ahead of the Rugby World Cup
West Middlesex Hospital

West Middlesex Hospital finance director cost £280,000 for eight months' work

Jonathan Molyneux, who has since left, oversaw a huge increase in the hospital's deficit

West Middlesex Hospital gets top ratings for cleanliness and food

The hospital in Isleworth also scored above average in a range of other criteria for non-clinical services

Mystery Good Samaritan helps stranger pay last respects to dying father

The kind-hearted stranger gave money so the grateful recipient could park at West Middlesex Hospital, where their father died that afternoon

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