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Rise in rape and violence but overall crime has fallen in west London

Police say rape is now more likely to be reported and has welcomed new figures on overall crime rates 

Edgar Davids playing football with Cieron, age 9

Disadvantaged kids from Kensington play football with Edgar Davids

Former Ajax, Juventus and Milan star Edgar Davids was in Kensington on Monday as the guest of a charity which helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds

Former youth worker takes charge at 803-year-old church

Stu Wright has been appointed as the new priest in charge at Hounslow's Holy Trinity Church, where he will hold his first services this Sunday

Donate clothes from a spring clean and help young people spring up

The Octavia Foundation is asking people to donate clothes to its charity shops this spring to fund its work with vulnerable young people

A Chelsea hospital's plan to sell off land to raise £580million, hits trouble

  • NHS

The Royal Marsden, whose patron is Prince William, wants to buy the site in order to more than double the number of cancer patients it treats. However it's offer of £30 million has reportedly been refused

Aids charity urges political parties to tackle HIV ahead of council elections

  • NHS

The National Aids Trust has called on election candidates to pledge to support HIV prevention and support services


Video: Two rescued after chicken shop catches fire in West Kensington

The fire started in Chicken Cottage's ventilation system this morning in North End Road.

Rising rents pricing voluntary organisations out of the area

Existing stock for the voluntary sector is reducing which threatens the future existence of organisations that are now struggling to find space to deliver services

Residents rally to stand against Conservative council

The Chelsea Independents and the Kensington Resident’s Party promise to stop developers eroding the area

Man hunt underway after a teen is stabbed in stomach at bus stop

The 16-year-old from Kensington and Chelsea was standing at a bus stop on Harrow Road when he was approached by three men

Cycling has surged by 85 per cent in Tri-borough

The number of people cycling to work increased across Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea between 2001 and 2011

Fire brigade wants high-rise flats to have clear fire escape plan

London Fire Brigade has launched a new safety campaign, Know the Plan, aimed at landlords and residents

A young couple study homes in an estate agents' window

Latest figures show London house prices up by an average £11k in March

The latest House Asking Price Index produced by estate agents Rightmove reveals that the price of new properties coming on to the market is now at an all time high, with outer London boroughs now surging

Health minister visits NHS exercise classes helping older people avoid falls

  • NHS

Central London Community Health NHS Trust is helping older people stay mobile and out of hospital

West Londoners travel least to work but pedal power is on the rise

An ONS report has revealed people working in Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea travel some of the shortest distances to work in the UK

Firefighters battle shop blaze in Kensington's Old Brompton Road

The Old Brompton Road has been closed by the emergency services this evening and bus routes are being diverted

Prudential RideLondon route revealed

But Hammersmith and Fulham Council warns about traffic disruption ahead of the cycle event in August

Row over private school renting a community education centre

Opposition Labour councillors have called-in the decision by the ruling Tory party in Kensington and Chelsea

Masterchef winner joins fight to save Spanish nursery

The Portobello nursery is facing closure by the Spanish government which can no longer afford to run it

Rising demand for school places could leave 3,372 children with nowhere to go

After closing an award winning primary school in Fulham the council explain how a deficit in school places will be managed

Pay your council tax and win £25k

One lucky household could win £25,000 just by paying their council tax bill by direct debit

Hounslow man cleared of part in cyber bank raids as 13 others are convicted

Case against Akash Vahgela is dismissed but 13 others are convicted of playing a part in sophisticated £1.25 million theft following a raid on a property in Hounslow

Thief convicted of installing device to hack into High Street banks

Dean Outram entered a branch of Barclays Bank in Lewisham, south-east London last year and was able to unlawfully gain access to the bank’s computers from which £90,000 was stolen.

New film reveals role 'Monsieur Jacques' had in release of Nelson Mandela

Audiences in Hammersmith and South Kensington got a preview of Plot for Peace, a new documentary uncovering the man behind Nelson Mandela's release.

Heathland School, Hounslow, has received an Outstanding Ofsted report

What percentage of schools are 'Outstanding' in your West London borough?

Kensington and Chelsea and Harrow come 2nd and 3rd respectively in Ofsted league tables for inspections

Three stabbings since New Year's Eve in North Kensington lead to questions over gang turf war

Residents and councillors have spoken out about a sense of fear and of feeling increasingly unsafe in the North of the borough

The Commonwealth flag is now flying over West London town halls after a worldwide celebration

The event is thought to be the single largest raising of the Commonwealth flag in history

Three rescued in Notting Hill flat fire which claims the life of man in his 60s

Four fire engines, around 20 firefighters and two ambulances raced to the scene on Friday afternoon


IVF eligibility for north-west London women could be relaxed - but not for gay couples

  • NHS

GP-led consortia will be deciding whether to agree new borough-by-borough policies in line with national  - but non-binding - guidance


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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