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Record number of children adopted in London

The Government is attributing the rise in adoptions to its changes to the adoption system which make it quicker and easier

Brentford primary school blessed as building reopens one year after devastating fire

Bishop of Kensington leads a rededication service for St Paul's Church of England Primary School

Former Bond girl leads the way for Silver Sunday

Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, will be taking part in this weekend's Silver Sunday celebrations to help conquer loneliness in older people across west London, writes James Sherrard

Worries over super sewer getting in way of new cycle superhighway

The new east-west cycle would go from Tower Hill to Acton, through Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, writes James Sherrard

Hammersmith and Fulham pensioners least likely in England to get flu jab

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West London pensioners were among the least likely to get a flu jab last winter

CaféPod gives you a chance to sit on the iconic Friends Central Perk sofa

The orange sofa which Joey, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Monica and Chandler used to sit on will be in Kensington on October 11 in association with CaféPod coffee capsules

NOTE TO SELF: Meet the dogs who take 'man's best friend' label to a whole new level

Rachel Agnew visits a charity which trains dogs to assist disabled people by fetching, carrying, pressing buttons and even unloading the washing machine!

Pensioner with dementia missing from Notting Hill for five days

Police are asking for help to find Leslie Ambrose, 78, who is often seen in Portobello Market

Decorex 2014 hailed a success on return to Syon Park home.

Thousands of visitors basked in the height of fashion and chic at four day event writes Norresa Perucho

K&C and Westminster come up trumps in London in Bloom competition

The two central west London boroughs won several awards in the annual London in Bloom awards, writes James Sherrard

Mansion tax will hit a quarter of Kensington and Chelsea homes

A 'mansion tax' on homes worth £2 million or more would be implemented by Labour if they win the next election. They have been accused of taxing just Londoners.

West Londoners are generally a happy bunch, says official survey

Latest wellbeing figures show large increase in satisfaction levels, according to Office for National Statistics

West London parents fear homes in their areas will be beyond the pay packets of their children

Rent prices in some parts of west London have risen by more than a fifth in two years according to figures released by the National Housing Federation

Malay orphan wins top nursing award

Amin Abdullah has gone from living in a Malaysian orphanage to winning a nursing award at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith

In pictures: Disused Olympia train platform transformed into community kitchen garden

The platform in Kensington Olympia is now home to 89 garden plots where green-fingered residents can grow fruit and veg and is already attracting insects and wildlife

BBC journalists helping dementia sufferers remember

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Love Your Stories is documenting people's lives to help dementia sufferers and their families and is also donating memory aids to dementia centres

Friday bus strike called off - but Monday's is still on

Bus strikes across the Capital have been cancelled on Friday but will still go ahead Monday, and we have details of services affected.

West London rent rises leave parents fearing children will be priced out of area

Rents in some parts of West London have risen by more than a fifth in two years, as figures reveal parents fear their children will be priced out.

West London: Greggs capital of the UK?

Despite the area's affluent reputation, our study may surprise you...

Charities raise money for a million Indian women to have self-defence classes

An art exhibition in West Kensington raised money for charities Wishful Smiles and Milaap to provide self-defence classes to combat sexual violence and to free women from a life of prostitution

Distraught owner asks for help to find £60,000 rare vintage Mercedes Benz

The green Mercedes Benz 250SL was stolen from Holland Villas Road in Holland Park by two men on September 4

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Notting Hill man jailed for having a knife

Haroon Ahmed, of Lonsdale Road, was jailed after the judge said the only reason for having a knife in a public space was to commit crime

Take a look through this month's suspects who have been Caught on Camera updated

Two men arrested over Notting Hill teen stabbing

A 17-year-old was stabbed during a fight involving lots of people in Tavistock Crescent, Notting Hill on Sunday (September 14)


Teen stabbed near where grandfather murdered two weeks ago

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Tavistock Road, Notting Hill on Sunday (September 14).

Phones 4U has gone into administration after losing contracts with EE and Vodafone

10 Phones 4U stores closing as company goes into administration

Phones 4U's 10 west London stores are closing after the company went into administration with some 5,000 jobs now at risk, writes Norresa Perucho.

Man admits attacking George Galloway in Notting Hill

Neil Masterson, of Campden Hill, Kensington admits attacking the controversial MP but denies it was religiously aggravated.

Chelsea register office forced to deny George Clooney getting married there after world's press descends

The Register Office had to deny the rumours after hoards of media gathered outside the popular King's Road wedding venue

New bobbies on the beat for Kensington and Chelsea

43 new police officers are now fighting crime in the borough, bucking the London-wide trend of unfilled cop jobs.

Consultation launched to control busking in Notting Hill

Kensington and Chelsea Council is asking neighbours, businesses, market traders and buskers if performers should be controlled on Fridays and Saturday

Kensington and Chelsea remembers First World War VC hero with special paving stone

George Thomas Dorrell, of Chelsea, was the first of nine Victoria Cross holders in the borough to be honoured 100 years since the start of the Great War


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