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What's on in West London during the October half term

Check out our suggestions on where to take the kids on the school break next week

Funeral held for Yiewsley's 95-year-old war veteran Percy Alec McCormack

Mr McCormack served with the London Irish Rifles for six years in World War Two after signing up at the age of 18

Multi-million pound South Ruislip Arla plan recommended for approval

A second smaller plan for the derelict former dairy site has satisfied planning officers - but will it get the green light from councillors?

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BREAKING: A40 closed at Hillingdon

The A40 has been closed in both directions following an incident in the Swakeleys Roundabout area.

Freemasons donate minibus to school for children with learning difficulties

Learning opportunities will now be enhanced at Greenford's Mandeville School

In pictures: Duchess of Gloucester visits school children in Ickenham

The Duchess was joined by broadcaster and former pupil Sue Cook at the official opening of Glebe Primary School's new building

Woman injured in early rush hour smash in Eastcote

Occupant of car had to be released by firefighters before being treated at the scene

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Update: Delays on Underground services from Rayners Lane to Uxbridge

Piccadilly and Metropolitan Line services are suffering delays this morning following a signal failure earlier this morning.

Will Coca Cola take on the Boris Bike?

Coca Cola is believed to be among a number of well known companies that are interested in taking on the £5.5million sponsorship.

Mystery of the sinister convoy making its way through Ruislip

A Gulfstream jet with Italian registration was spotted on the ground at RAF Northolt in West End Road, Ruislip

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP Nick Hurd cuts ribbon on new high street post office

The new post office in Ruislip High Street will open an extra 14 hours a week

Ruislip's Middlesex Stadium sports bar refused longer opening hours

But The Clubhouse, in Breakspear Road, will be allowed to host adult entertainment for stag and hen parties

Founding member helps photo society celebrate its 40th anniversary

89-year-old Ron Walter has been taking snaps with the Field End Photographic Society since it first began

Classroom boat floats off into a brighter future

Elsdale II celebrates re-fit with a trip up the canal for schoolchildren

Cycle fever hitting Hillingdon

More than 50 residents have already been taking the chance to rent a bicycle from Hillingdon Council.

Parents pay tribute to Hollie, the Harrow girl who melted the heart of Princess Diana

Hollie survived her brush with cancer, never lost her bright and infectious smile, and grew up into a cheerful young woman

Boris Johnson opens communications agency's new global HQ in Isleworth

Managing director of marketing firm M says its success proves you don't need to be in London's east end to succeed in the creative industry

Hillingdon to defy Government over publication of its magazine

Hillingdon People is printed six times a year and delivered free of charge to homes across the borough.

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Uxbridge town centre street closed following 'incident'

Police cordon off Vine Street after suspicious item is discovered

Law-abiding citizens who turned to crime were locked up at Ruislip police station

But don't worry - it was all part of a charity event to raise funds for Michael Sobell Hospice

Traders celebrate as 'long overdue' chamber of commerce launches in Eastcote

The Chamber says it hopes to attract more shoppers, bring vibrancy into the town and generally improve the environment

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Teenage killers of learning difficulties man Dean Mayley are jailed

All four were convicted at the Old Bailey for their involvement in the death of Dean Mayley, who was 24 but had a mental age of nine due to a brain disorder.

Fairy story for a business-savvy mum and her online fantasy products

Her creations are made in resin from an original sculpture then hand finished and customised with cute accessories

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP Nick Hurd is a dad for the sixth time

In July, Mr Hurd resigned as Minister for Civil Society, and was replaced by Brooks Newmark

Former London Assembly member for Hillingdon, Richard Barnes

Former Hillingdon councillor and Boris deputy ditches Tory party for UKIP

Richard Barnes, a former right hand man to Mayor Boris Johnson, has defected to the UK Independence Party who he said had the "right answers" to Britain's issues.

Hillingdon Council

Neighbours object to Ruislip's Middlesex Stadium's sports bar The Clubhouse's plans for extended hours

Hillingdon Council’s licensing sub-committee meets on Friday to consider whether to approve the longer operating hours at the Middlesex Stadium venue in Breakspear Road, Ruislip

Road closed after three car smash in Hillingdon

Long Lane closed in both directions and London's Air Ambulance spotted at scene of car crash

Queues on A40 in Hillingdon after police incident

A girl said to be in her mid-teens has been rescued from a footbridge over the A40

Girl, 21, who appeared in iconic photo with Diana Princess of Wales as child loses her fight against leukaemia

Hollie Robinson-Marsh fought off leukaemia at the age of four only to be told it had returned again on her 21st birthday

Five of the best things to do in Hillingdon this week

Big bands and operatic societies provide plenty of musical offerings in the coming weeks

Ruislip

Ruislip is part of the London Borough of Hillingdon. Major landmarks in the area include Ruislip Lido, a former reservoir, now an area of public parkland with its own miniature railway and Manor Farm, a settlement dating from the 9th century which is now designates as a local heritage site.

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Steve Bax
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Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
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Caitlin Black
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Alix Culbertson
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Robert Cumber
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Zoe Drewett
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Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
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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
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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
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