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'Scandal' as more than £12bn worth of homes lie empty in London

The value of vacant properties in Kensington & Chelsea alone is £1.7bn, it is claimed, as many struggle to find somewhere to live

Courageous cops in west London recognised for lifesaving acts by Royal Humane Society

Among the brave deeds were resuscitating dying members of the public and a rescue from a burning building

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EMI sued over Hayes asbestos exposure which 'robbed father of his life'

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The son of a worker at the music giant in Hayes claims his father was not warned about the deadly substance that left him in agony before his untimely death

South Kensington auctioneer receives mammoth fine for illegal elephant tusk sale

Christie's coughs up nearly £3,500 after pleading guilty to selling the ivory without correct paperwork

Supermarket opening times for the Spring Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday Monday opening times for Aldi, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Lidl and Waitrose on May 30

Residents flee from Bayswater flat as fire breaks out in shop basement

It took 21 firefighters from three different stations to put out the blaze, as people escaped the building

Emotional George Groves pays tribute to boxing club with new £400k state of the art gym in North Kensington

Under the shadow of the Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster Estate - the 'champions factory' finally gets a gym worthy of boxing's best after a three-year wait

Kensington restaurant serves black pizza to customers

The black dough pizza used by Pizzicotto is said to carry several health benefits

North Kensington estate benefits from £10m tower refurbishment

Work on Grenfell Tower is part of a wider £67m investment of the area

Elderly invited to tea party as part of the Queen's birthday celebrations

She may have just celebrated her 90th, but celebrations for the Queen's landmark birthday will continue into June

Nine fun things to do in west London on the Spring Bank Holiday

The UK will be blessed with a second bank holiday this May (Monday May 30); find out what you can get up to on your extra day in London

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Chelsea fan wants QPR rubbish - no, it's not a wind-up

Powerday boss offers Rangers hope over new stadium but wouldn't say no to shifting the Loftus Road garbage in the meanwhile

Suspected measles outbreak in west London, public health officials warn

A staggering 267% rise in cases reported in April compared to the same month in 2015

What's going on near you this week, including tribute band Think Floyd in Hayes

Find out what's going on in west London this week, including exhibitions, plays, performances, and a brilliant Pink Floyd tribute band

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Battle against mega basement victory after Kensington & Chelsea challenges government policy

It has won new freedoms which mean all basement developments must receive planning permission

Thieves tricked man out of £10,000 watch outside Knightbridge hotel with a HUG

Police have released CCTV footage in a bid to catch the two tricksters that stole from a man sitting outside the Beaufort Hotel in Knightsbridge

Hounslow records highest number of scarlet fever cases in April

Public Health England records show there has been an overall drop in the childhood disease in the past month

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'Neglectful' driver jailed for Holland Park hit and run that killed dad

Darren February, who was seen chatting on his phone after the accident, was given en eight-and-a-half year prison sentence

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I want to break free: Brian May to leave Kensington because ‘Basement-building barbarians’ have made staying there ‘a living hell’

In a stinging open letter, the Queen guitarist accuses Kensington and Chelsea Council of failing to care for its residents

Poor hygiene 'the number one reason' diners will boycott a place to eat

Harrow and Ealing among the worst boroughs in west London with restaurants recording poor hygiene ratings

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Woman who took free mosque food and benefits claiming she was 'too poor' had secret stash of money to pay for luxury lifestyle

Self-employed Carina Reid also falsely claimed Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit to fund trips around the world

Career criminal facing jail for chatting on the phone instead of helping dying motorcyclist he had crashed into

Darren February will be sentenced on May 12, as a court hears victim's daughter writes to her dad begging him to 'come home'

Discover west London's hidden stunning gardens during special weekend

The Open Garden Squares Weekend will see the public invited into private squares, gardens on barges and pop-up orchards

Artists plan mass sketching protest after Victoria and Albert Museum bans drawing inside

Students from across London's art institutions have organised a peaceful protest at the Kensington museum after they refused to let people sketch inside

Ealing and Hillingdon children have the worst teeth in London, study finds

A Public Health England survey has shown that two boroughs in west London have the worst level of tooth decay among children in the capital

Jailed: Criminals in west London who got locked up in April

A man who raped a 15-year-old girl he met online, a mother who stabbed a teenager to death and two would-be jihadists were among those put behind bars

Drowning danger highlighted after man filmed jumping into Serpentine Lake for swim in the sun

The man is seen balancing on a post before jumping into the water, prompting London Fire Brigade to warn such actions can be deadly

RideLondon cycle race is back for 2016 - stay one step ahead of disruption

The annual bike ride, which attracted nearly 100,00 cyclists last year, will return this summer, meaning road closures in west London

Bobby Moore's widow helps create new menu at Kensington hotel where victorious 1966 England World Cup footballers stayed

Stephanie Moore worked with head chef Steve Munkley to create a menu that will raise money for charity

Fan-shaped bridge and Pantheon-inspired pods among west London's newest architectural gems

See which unusual and stunning modern building projects were honoured with a prestigious RIBA London Award

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Salina Patel
Hounslow
Katherine Clementine
Uxbridge
David Rivers
Ealing
Goolistan Cooper
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster
Nathan Spendelow
Harrow and Brent
Robert Cumber
Hounslow
Emily Chudy
What's On Reporter
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Tom Moore
Sports Reporter
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter