Quicker internet for thousands after BT announce west London high-speed fibre broadband expansion

More than 20,000 homes and business can benefit in the next two years

Prolific London pickpocket jailed and banned from public transport

Pickpocket Warren Spencer stole phones and wallets from passengers on west London buses, police have said

Halloween: Are you brave enough for Kensington Palace's ghost tour?

Explore the darker side to the royal palace this Halloween and beyond

Audience cover entrance fees stolen by thief during church classical concert

The amazing act of generosity occurred during a new festival promoting the arts in west London

Company which asked surveyors to change bat report fined after demolishing protected roost

City and Westminster Developments Ltd had originally asked ecologists to change a report which stated there was a "high" possibility of bats roosting in the buildings

Firefighter put through 'ultimate hell' on BBC TV show

Dean Pounder, who is based at Wembley, was put through his paces by Navy Seals

Hounslow now happiest place in west London, new survey shows

Borough is among the UK's cheeriest neighbourhoods, figures suggest, having last month been named Britain's second most miserable place

Made in Chelsea star Stephanie Pratt rushed to hospital after spider bite

Reality TV's Stephanie Pratt was rushed to Bupa's Cromwell hospital, in South Kensington, after being bitten by a spider

Rogue trees cost west London councils more than £1m in compensation claims

Four councils in west London have paid out more than £1m in compensation for buildings damaged by tree subsidence

Woman fears Night Tube noise will make life 'complete misery'

Lubna Samara is already kept awake by Tube trains running between 5am and 1am - and knows it will only get worse when they go 24-hour

Kensington MP Rifkind cleared over cash-for-access row

Sir Malcolm Rifkind, who chose not to seek re-election as the row rumbled on, said the allegations had 'no substance and were unjustified'

Controversial school demolition underway despite planning fears

Campaigners say it's not too late to save Marlborough School though

NHS cash-injection gives hope for mental health crisis services

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Mental Health service provider CNWL will use the near-£2m investment for new Home Treatment Rapid Response Teams

Roald Dahl-ightful scenes as famous characters visit library

Some of Dahl's best-known characters dropped by Avonmore Library to entertain kids - including Willy Wonka and Mr Twit

Teenager jailed for eight years over fatal Marylebone stabbing

16-year-old Omar Majeed sentenced to eight years in jail for the manslaughter of 18-year-old Bilal Mirza in Marylebone in January

West London youngsters boosted by £140,000 creative industries grant

The money will go towards the #CultureMakers programme, which is open to young people aged between 16 and 25

Man jailed for attack on hospital staff trying to help him

Christopher Mortimer strangled a nurse and doctor while being treated at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Which west London road is the motorbike capital of Britain?

New figures from the Department for Transport have revealed the roads most used by bikers in England, Scotland and Wales

Stoptober roadshows to help people quit smoking for good

The roadshows roll into town during Stoptober as figures show one-in-five west Londoners smoke

School run crashes highest in five years for west London

More than 100 vehicles were involved in road accidents on the school run in west London in 2014

Battle of Britain flypast: War-time memories of resident who lived in bomb-hit Vauxhall

Ron McGill was a young boy during the Battle of Britain and witnessed a German pilot being killed by an angry mob

Fundraiser set up by mum inspired by friend with rare congenital disorder

Annabel Herbert will raise funds for research into Prader-Willi syndrome


Police figures show huge increase in hate crime against Muslims

Some boroughs have seen reports Islamophobic attacks and abuse shoot up by 250%

Company told to pay £10,000 for ads which breached council regulations

Cranbrook Basements did not have permission to display adverts at two separate properties it was working at

Hounslow is west London's cannabis growing hot spot

But new figures show number of people caught cultivating cannabis plants is falling across west London as a whole

50 year-old man missing from Chelsea

Police have warned locals not to approach missing Chelsea resident Arnat Boonprasit

Starring role for lucky Kensington man chosen to appear in bingo advert

Lee Weswick says applying to star in the ad was a gamble which paid off

Greens blast Boris Johnson and Kensington & Chelsea Council over cycle superhighway failure

Assembly member Darren Johnson was speaking after visiting the Royal borough

'Final nail in the coffin' for local police threatened by cuts

Neighbourhood police teams could be cut to a single police officer if the Metropolitan Police agree to plans later this month

New festival showcasing the arts in west London

The Kensington Olympia Festival of Music and the Arts takes place this month


Kensington has a rich mix of culture and upmarket shops, including Kensington High Street; one of London's busiest shopping destinations. South Kensington is home to Exhibition Road, famous for its museums such as the Natural History Museum, while other attractions include Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall.

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