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HS2 is a controversial high speed rail project linking London and Birmingham. The proposed route travels through boroughs of Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing.

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Review of the Year: January: Tributes to a TV star and McDonald's cleans up at the toilet Oscars

January saw west London deluged with biblical amounts of rain and there were concerns about pedestrian safety and tributes to Only Fools and Horses actor Roger Lloyd-Pack.

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Boris Johnson: "My support for HS2 is conditional"

The Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip has told campaigners he is against HS2 unless conditions on a tunnel extension, Heathrow spur and HS1 link are met

Hillingdon council lose court of appeal challenge over HS2

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The council joined HS2 Action Alliance to bring a challenge against the government accusing it of unlawfully failing to carry out a strategic environmental assessment for HS2

Boris Johnson defends plans to axe rail ticket offices despite pledge not to

Transport union RMT said he would 'have to explain to the people of Uxbridge and Ruislip why they are in the front line of his cuts battering ram'.

MP Nick Hurd calls HS2 shambolic and says he will vote against it in Parliament

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The Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP joined campaigners to tell BBC London news about the impact of HS2 on Ickenham and Ruislip

HS2 campaigners back in court to appeal High Court dismissal of legal challenge against Government

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Hillingdon Council and HS2 Action Alliance suffered a blow at the High Court in August but are continuing their fight against HS2 safeguarding directions at the Court of Appeal

Council works with partners to improve east Acton life

Council Leader Julian Bell said they will be more strategic in tackling unemployment, crime and safety at a scrutiny meeting

HS2 nominated for community engagement award but Hillingdon community calls it 'laughable'

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HS2 has been nominated for community forums but Hillingdon campaigners argue they were less than engaging

Hillingdon and Ealing councils join alliance to demand fair HS2 compensation for London

The group of MPs and local authority leaders, which formed today, has written to the transport minister calling for a 'fair deal for London'.

Bm@il: My train pain makes me fear for how we'll mess up HS2

Having paid more than £50 for my ticket, I did not have to present it once. Not at any barrier or to any person. Anyone could have travelled on that train for nothing. I bet many do.

Search is on to fill new HS2 job - but is it too little too late?

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HS2 say the role will help people eligible for government compensation - but anti-HS2 campaigner says "only a tiny percentage are eligible, so relatively few people will be helped at all"

Nearly 30,000 new jobs and 1,600 homes planned along Brentford's Golden Mile

New rail links, a segregated cycle lane along the A4 and a boardwalk from Boston Manor tube station across the M4 and Grand Union Canal are among Hounslow Council's plans to revive the strip's fortunes

Gardening result for best blooming pub in Harefield

Landlord of The Old Orchard, Daniel Redfern, is celebrating a big win in Hillingdon in Bloom

Former London Assembly member for Hillingdon, Richard Barnes

Former Hillingdon councillor and Boris deputy ditches Tory party for UKIP

Richard Barnes, a former right hand man to Mayor Boris Johnson, has defected to the UK Independence Party who he said had the "right answers" to Britain's issues.

Proposed HS2 compensation 'too low' and too restrictive, Hillingdon Council will tell Government

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Tory-run Hillingdon Council, which opposes the construction of High Speed 2 between London and Birmingham, has agreed a critical official response to the Government consultation on compensation schemes for people living near the proposed route

Campaign group say less than 2% of people blighted by HS2 are likely to get compensation

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HS2 Action Alliance say the vast majority of people living in urban areas that are impacted by HS2 - like in Ruislip - will get nothing

'You're to blame'. Observer columnist takes a swipe at Uxbridge and South Ruislip for saying 'yes' to Boris

“Blame them for eschewing the opportunity to select sensibly, for their locality, and instead behaving like stoned students up for a rag-day laugh."

Boris Johnson is selected as Tory candidate for Uxbridge & South Ruislip

Watch: Boris selected as Tory candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

London Mayor Boris Johnson is a step closer to realising his Downing Street dream after being selected as the Tory candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Boris arrives to meet the waiting media, with wife Marina

Media scrum greets Boris in Ruislip as he bids to be MP

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is Ruislip tonight appealing for the votes of Tory party members to be selected as their candidate in next year's general election.

QPR launch consultation to build new stadium, homes and retail in Old Oak

The top-flight club is hoping to move from Loftus Road to build a 40,000 seat stadium and change the brownfield site into a new 'world-class city quarter' worth £6.2 billion to London's economy.

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Boris to stand in Uxbridge and South Ruislip - all the reaction

"He will face those challenges in the same way all three of the local MPs in Hillingdon have to."

Ben Fogle and Alastair Humphreys angered by HS2 after visit to Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre - which it will destroy

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"Concreting over this wonderful wild urban oasis is a terrible thing to do"

Crossrail could extend to Hertfordshire

The new rail link will service Hayes and West Drayton stations

Community organisation launched to give public more of a say on planned developments

The Grand Union Alliance aims to give people a voice when it comes to development in west London

Crossrail could be extended to Harrow and Wealdstone station

The Transport Secretary has announced that proposals to extend the Crossrail to Harrow and other Hertfordshire stations is being considered by the government.

Cllr Julian Bell: Anxiety and excitement about the next four years

Ealing Council leader Julian Bell reflects on the tough financial challenges that lay ahead for his Labour administration in his latest column.

HS2 campaigners intend to appeal High Court decision to dismiss judicial review

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Hillingdon Council leader Ray Puddifoot said the ruling: "flew in the face of what we would think justice to be"

HS2 campaigners lose Government challenge over HS2

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Hillingdon Council and HS2 Action Alliance lost a judicial review challenging transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin over safeguarding directions

Michael Borio confirmed as Labour candidate to take on Nick Hurd MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in 2015

The Harrow councillor is looking to take on the MP in the cross-borough constituency.

MPs join forces to ask Government to drop HS2 Heathrow spur

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Nick Hurd, John Randall and Dominic Grieve have written to the transport secretary asking him to drop a spur connecting HS2 to Heathrow Airport

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Robert Cumber
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Zoe Drewett
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News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
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News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
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News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
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Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
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Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
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