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Fulham 'swathed in scented candles' as people joke about massive power cut

The power cut lasted two hours last night and while extra police were sent to reassure people, many took to twitter to joke about the middle-class area

Flat in exclusive Kensington street on fire

A flat in Onslow Gardens, South Kensington, is on fire

Blood donor sessions will be a venue near you soon.

West London venues where you can donate blood in support of next month's World Cancer Day

NHS Blood and Transplant say blood and platelets are often crucial in the treatment of the cancer patients

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Sacked borough commander cost the taxpayer up to quarter of a million

Ealing Borough Commander Andy Rowell was dismissed last week after being arrested almost two years ago in February 2013 after allegations of leaking information to a journalist were made against him.

Concerns over care for the elderly

High risk of fall injuries for Hammersmith and Fulham and Ealing pensioners

  • NHS

Figures have revealed the two boroughs are in the top 10 places in England for pensioners to suffer injuries from falls

Couple rescued from Fulham flat fire this morning

The man and woman were treated for smoke inhalation after being rescued from their Park Street flat just before 7am

Brent family of seven escape suspected arson attack thanks to 999 operator

Brave neighbours then help family from Brent to safety through the back of the property.

Narrow escape for mother and baby in West Kensington house blaze

The fire in Edith Road took 60 firefighters with eight fire engines to put it out this afternoon (Janaury 19)

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Claimants 'not coming off benefits' in UK's two richest boroughs

Nearly three quarters of benefit claimants in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea have been doing so for three or more out of four years

See pictures of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge in North Kensington today to open school

The six month's pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was on official duties in Kensington today to open a new Academy and visit the Family Friends charity.

Man jailed for Notting Hill Carnival teen stabbing

Police are still searching for three more youths involved in the assault where an 18-year-old was stabbed seven times

Kensington-born Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch 'knocked for six' by Oscar nomination

His Imitation Game co-star Keira Knightley from nearby Teddington has also received an Oscar nomination.

In pictures: Duchess of Cambridge opens therapeutic art room in Ladbroke Grove

The Duchess was warmly welcomed by pupils at Barlby Primary School today as she opened an art room for deprived children

Tombo is at 29 Thurloe Place, South Kensington

Food Review: Kensington Japanese eatery Tombo provides a healthy dining out option for the new year

Adrian Seal eats at Tombo, 29 Thurloe Place, South Kensington SW7 2HQ Telephone 020 7589 0018. www.tombodeliandcafe.com

John Amaechi with pupils as well as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck

Basketball legend John Amaechi shoots hoops with youngsters at Imperial College

Retired star was promoting the sport ahead of NBA game tonight (Thursday) in London.

Concerns have been raised by dementia patient groups

A&E Crisis: GP surgeries opening at weekends to relieve A&E pressure

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In the wake of lengthy A&E waiting times the NHS is urging people not to go to A&E if it is not absolutely necessary

Pair rescued from West Brompton sheltered housing blaze

The fire destroyed half a flat after 35 firefighters battled to put out the early morning blaze

West Londoners are 'miserable' and 'less agreeable', according to a Cambridge University study

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Researchers from the university have created a map of the capital which shows that people with specific personality types flock to certain areas in a phenomenon dubbed ‘geographical clustering’.

Westminster and K&C house prices increased more than anywhere in England and Wales over 20 years

Everybody knows house prices in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea are sky-high, but how much would you pay if prices from 20 years ago had only increased with inflation?

The Kensington Park Hotel pub

Moves made to ensure historic Kensington Park Hotel will remain a pub and not flats

Kensington and Chelsea Council has moved to protect an historic Ladbroke Grove pub from a change in business use.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

‘World’s greatest living explorer’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes to open Adventure Travel Show at Olympia London

The show at Olympia in West Kensington this weekend will have one of the biggest collection of specialist travel operators under one roof.

Labour parliamentary candidate for Kensington, Dr Rod Abouharb

Rod Abouharb: Kensington is UK's most polluted borough - so why isn't our MP speaking out about this?

In the latest of his monthly columns, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Kensington, Dr Rod Abouharb, shares his concerns for the environment.

Boy, 16, in court over Bilal Mirza murder in Marylebone

Bilal Mirza, 18, of North Kensington, died on Thursday after being stabbed in the leg

You'd be surprised who doesn't have insurance or a licence to drive say police

Met Police seize over 100 uninsured cars from Capital's streets

The Met's Operation Cubo crackdown saw 123 vehicles seized and taken off the streets on Thursday.

Working parents may have to give up work after 'universe's richest borough' outsources play services

Parents are furious after Kensington and Chelsea Council gave the thumbs up to outsource play services, which parents say will cost more

Clo&Flo: Not just any old hairdressers

Alix Culbertson goes for the cut at Clo&Flo at Belissima Hair Salon, 55 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3JS. Tel: 020 7581 3831. Website: cloandflo.com

Kensington Police hold a two minute silence in respect to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.

Je Suis Charlie: Met Police and journalists hold silence as mark of respect for Paris terror attack victims

Police forces in the Capital have observed a two minute silence for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, while newsrooms also fell silent.

ambulance accident emergency gv A&E

Revealed: London longest life or death ambulance waiting times in England

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London Ambulance Service was the best in the country however for getting back in contact with patients treated at the scene

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Half-price entry to the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Kensington Palace has discounted the cost of admission for anyone who visits before February 13.

Thames Water

Thames Water seeking views on sewer alleviation scheme

Residents have until February 8 to pass comment on Thames Water's sewer alleviation plan in H&F and K&C boroughs.

Kensington

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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Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
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Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
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Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
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