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Willesden schoolboy learns chess tips from grandmaster

Bright nine year old has been playing chess since he was five

Childcare Expo at Olympia promises innovations for early years

The second annual Childcare Expo will be taking place at Olympia in West Kensington in March and here's a preview of what to expect.

Doctor is ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work after illegally subletting his Kensington council house

Dr Babiker, 40, sublet his council house while applying to buy it and living in Wales with his family

Comptoir Lebanese can be found at 53-54 Duke of York Square, Chelsea

Food Review: Buzzy Lebanese restaurant in Sloane Square is authentic and affordable

Adrian Seal eats at Comptoir Lebanese 53-54 Duke of York Square, Chelsea SW3 4LY. Telephone 0207 657 1961 www.lecomptoir.co.uk

Over 100 watches stolen from exclusive Kensington shop

Thieves broke into the Veritime shop in Pembroke Road, who are the exclusive UK distributors of Eterna watches

Drastic drop in pupils attending top rated secondary schools in Hammersmith and Fulham

One school in the borough is in special measures and another requires improvement. Last year all schools were good or outstanding

Diplomats jailed over tax-dodging tobacco op run out of Kensington's Gambian embassy

The seven strong group cheated taxpayers out of £4.8 million as they brazenly sold cheap tobacco from the west African embassy which had long queues outside it

Thousands raised by pensioners donating winter fuel payments to less fortunate

More is needed for the Winter Warmth Campaign held by the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation to ensure pensioners are warm this winter

Ex-Gambian embassy driver jailed for role in rolling tobacco scam that avoided £4.8m in tax

A former Gambian Embassy worker has been jailed for three years conspiracy to cheat the revenue and stockpile quantities of tax-free rolling tobacco.

Rod Abouharb: Our NHS needs more than sticking plasters

Dr Rod Abouharb, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Kensington, argues that the Chancellor's £2billion for the NHS is a sticking plaster not a solution.

Council clamping down on fake goods as Portobello Road trader arrested

Li Xieu has been accused of selling fakes claiming to be big name brands such as Hermes and Louis Vuitton

What proportion of businesses in your area started post-recession?

Hounslow and Ealing are leading the way with some of the highest numbers of businesses started since the recession of any area of the UK.

Snow covers Ellerby Street in SW6

Which councils are praying for a no snow Christmas? Hounslow for one

Hounslow Council has cut its budget for snow clearance by 23% ahead of this winter, whereas in Brent the amount available has been vastly increased.

Working parents rally 'universe's richest borough' to u-turn on outsourcing play services

Kensington and Chelsea Council is planning on handing over play services to schools and other providers

Up to four in ten 11 year olds are too fat, reveals study

Shocking new figures reveal that as many as four in every 10 Year 6 schoolchildren are overweight or obese.

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Autumn Statement: How much west London areas would pay under new Stamp Duty rules

The Chancellor has announced changes to the way Stamp Duty will be calculated, but which west London areas are the winners and losers?

Last chance to help Christmas Toy Appeals in west London

From a Christmas Toy event for struggling families in Feltham tomorrow (Dec 4) to fast approaching deadlines for gift appeals in Hounslow, Ealing, Hillingdon and Harrow                      

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Hammersmith and Fulham schoolgirls in top 10 worst areas for cervical cancer vaccine

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The number of girls in the borough aged 12-13 having the optional HPV vaccine is considerably lower than the English average

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Skills gap - how employers can't find people with the right qualifications

Employers are struggling to fill a third of job vacancies in parts of West London because candidates don't have the right skills, a government survey has found.

Wealthy homeowners dealt blow as council outlaws iceberg homes

Kensington and Chelsea Council celebrated today as the Government approved its plans for strict guidelines on basement homes

£32 million compensation available for asbestos cancer sufferers

People suffering from diffuse mesothelioma can claim a pay-out from insurers after the Government made it mandatory, but many still do not know about it

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'Creative Quarter' workshops open the door to careers for west London teenagers

The Victoria and Albert Museum were among the venues taking part in a programme of talks, workshops and exhibitions to help young people find out about creative careers.

West London councils splash £100,000 of YOUR money on iPads for councillors

Harrow alone has spent £37,312 on buying iPads for all its councillors, including £9,839.60 for training

West Londoners live in a chocolatiers paradise

Westminster is home to the highest number of chocolate shops in the area, according to data from Companies House

Charlie was named after silent comedy genius Charlie Chaplin. Do you know someone who could re-home him?

Animal Column: Charlie Chaplin lookalike moggie is determined to enjoy life!

This week Marion Garnett has details of a cat with characteristics of a comedy legend and what you can expect at the Animal Aid Christmas Fayre in Kensington.

How green is your borough? Campaigners for a London national park do the maths

Hillingdon and Hounslow are among the capital's 10 leafiest boroughs, according to a new map charting London's greenest neighbourhoods

Tesco celebrates increase in Americans with Thanksgiving range

Thousands of Americans across west London will celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow

Violent gang guilty of robbing Chiswick woman in her home

A gang of violent thieves who targeted a woman coming home from a night out in Kensington have been convicted of robbery.

Westminster is now the immigration capital of Britain

More immigrants come to Westminster than anywhere else in the UK - and most of the immigrants are American

Donate your unwanted coats to help less fortunate Londoners

Calling London will be collecting coats at town halls in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster

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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Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Pinner, Hatch End. Harrow Weald, Stanmore, Edgware, Queensbury and Kenton
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Zoe Drewett
Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Rayners Lane, South Harrow, North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Wealdstone and Wembley
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter