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Billy Smart's Circus hits Ealing Common

The first Billy Smarts Circus began in Southall Park 1946 and over the next 25 years fast became a household name after featuring on the first colour programme to be transmitted by the BBC.

Virendra Sharma MP: Crossrail is on track to bring benefits to Ealing

Labour MP for Ealing Southall, Virendra Sharma , discusses the benefits of Crossrail in his latest column.

Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma campaigning on behalf of the Labour Party

MP welcomes free parking in Southall for Diwali

MP Virendra Sharma says the decision by Ealing Council to suspend car parking charges in Southall for two days this week will be a boost for business.

'Hugger muggers' try to grab woman's gold necklace in Southall after posing as friends

A stranger hugged the 83-year-old victim yesterday while her accomplice tried to rip the necklace from the woman's throat

High flying acrobatics at Billy Smarts Circus

Billy Smarts Circus returns to its Ealing roots this week

Billy Smart held his first circus event in Southall in 1946 and this week the family is returning to its roots with a big top at Ealing Common.

Photo exhibition highlights role Sikhs played in First World War

A museum curator from Southall chose to wear the uniform of a famous Sikh regiment after winning a competition to become the last subject in The Singh Project

Grieving son from Southall cycles 140miles for charity that cared for his dying father

In his final days 76-year-old Har Datt Didi was treated by Marie Curie Cancer Care. His son was so thankful of the treatment he received that he decided to cycle from Cardiff to Southall to raise money for the charity.

Southall salon owner fined over £1000 after caught cutting corners

Ahmed Imtiaz, owner of Ahmed’s Hair and Beauty Salon, Southall, appeared at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on October 2 after being caught on CCTV leaving rubbish from his business on the street.

Poor hygiene ratings for Hounslow schools 'out of date'

Six schools in the borough scored just two out of five stars for food hygiene, but the council says improvements have been made by its new caterer

Children and adults rescued from Ealing restaurant blaze

Five people including two children have escaped a fire at a restaurant in West Ealing.

Could you offer a home to Cassie?

Animal Column: Cassie was left behind when her owner moved

In this week's column Marion Garnett appeals on behalf of an abandoned cat called Cassie and has advice for keeping pets safe during the firework season.

Hounslow market back, with a couple of familiar faces

Two of the traders kicked out to make way for the old food market are back among what will eventually be 24 stalls either side of Bell Road

'Nearly 1,000 victims of Female Genital Mutilation in London'

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Figures recorded at hospitals suggest that as many as 1,000 women and girls have undergone FGM in the Captial.

Black cats 'in vogue' for Halloween at Southall RSPCA cattery

On Friday, October 31, in a drive to re-home their unwanted moggies and to raise money for the centre, it’s staff are throwing a festive party with the black cats as star guests.

Southall trader jailed for selling counterfeit Bollywood DVDs

Ealing trading standards produced five bags’ worth of counterfeit films and CDs as evidence at the hearing on October 2; which were seized by officers during the two raids.

Mysterious private room for rent in Southall will set you back £1,233 per night!

The most expensive place to rent in west London on Airbnb is a room for two in Southall, closely followed by an apartment in Belgravia for £1,019 per night.

Golden Mile plans 'good for business' in Brentford but congestion 'crisis' must be tackled first

Brentford Chamber of Commerce broadly welcomes plans to revitalise the once-thriving strip along the A4 but says improvements to infrastructure are a priority

Southall man cleared of harassing former girlfriend via What's App messages

Ravi Ram was cleared of harassing his former girlfriend from Pinner

Brentford a 'dumping ground' for new homes in Hounslow

Business leader says new transport links must be in place before more homes and offices are built along Brentford's Golden Mile

Nearly 30,000 new jobs and 1,600 homes planned along Brentford's Golden Mile

New rail links, a segregated cycle lane along the A4 and a boardwalk from Boston Manor tube station across the M4 and Grand Union Canal are among Hounslow Council's plans to revive the strip's fortunes

Murderer gets life imprisonment and a heartbroken family find closure after 18 year wait for justice

There were cries of joy and relief in the packed court room this afternoon as over 30 members of Harminder's friends and family listened to the judge deliver his sentence.

New station at heart of plans to restore shine to Brentford's Golden Mile

These pictures show how the stretch of the Great West Road between Brentford and Chiswick would look under Hounslow Council's plans to revive the business district

Southall women not fans of renting with Southall men!

Out of the 119 women looking for someone to live with in Southall 29 said that they specifically wanted to live with women and none of them said that they specifically wanted to live with men.

Meet the Singhs: photographers document many faces (and beards) of modern Sikhs

West London cousins Amit Amin and Naroop Jhooti spent more than a year photographing subjects from doctors to magicians for The Singh Project

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Family speak out as murderer of beloved Harminder Singh Jhaghra is finally convicted after 18 years

"We were enjoying our lives, nothing special but normal happy lives. However this vicious mindless attack has left us to face a life of sadness and despair."

Merseyside Police

Flasher on the loose in Southall as police warn women to 'stay alert'

It is believed a single offender is responsible for four offences of indecent exposure in the last two months.

Murderer of Southall man Harminder Singh Jhaghra had been living 'comfortable life' in India for nearly 18 years

Kiranjit Uppal, who was part of a Cranford gang, is due to be sentenced this Thursday for the murder in Hayes in 1996

Guilty: Kiranjit Uppal to be sentenced for 1996 murder

The 37-year-old man was charged with the murder of Harminder Singh Jhaghra after arriving into the country from India last year.

Ealing restaurant closed after cockroach found in customer's meal

Four eateries closed in Ealing after being issued with emergency prohibition notices, closing them immediately, until officers were satisfied extensive pest control cleaning had taken place.

The Southall car park's grand opening in August

Ealing Council cuts cost of using Southall Market car park

Southall MP Virendra Sharma says Ealing Council's decision to cut parking charges in his constituency will be a boost to local businesses.

Southall

Southall has earned the nickname ‘Little India’ owing to its large Asian population but it is also a model example of different cultures, backgrounds and faiths co-existing together. With more investment in the area than ever before and a housing boom expected to coincide with the Crossrail project, Southall is on the rise.

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Journalists

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