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Thursday July 30: Five family things to do today in west London

getwestlondon is on a mission to banish the boredom during this summer's school holidays with daily lists of five things to do to entertain the kids around west London.


Small businesses may not survive Southall traffic 'nightmare'

The current phase of the Southall Big Plan project has resulted in the Broadway being turned into a one way system.

Record number of Green Flags awarded to Ealing Parks

The Green Flag scheme is a national awards programme which recognises and rewards the best and well-managed parks and open spaces available to the public.

Businessman with 20 McDonald's restaurants is in running for award

Atul Pathak, who runs 20 McDonald's restaurants across west and north-west London, in running for an award.

Two blazes in hours, as firefighters have a day from hell in Hillingdon

Two home blazes and widespread flooding tests fire crews' resilience

Man stabbed in Southall

Southall Broadway closed as part of the investigation

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Monday morning traffic chaos as A40 and A4020 closed

A4020 remains closed in both directions due to police action - and A40 now also closed because of flooding

Can you give Sandy a home?

Animal Column: Sandy's a sweetheart but will he be yours?

In this week's column Marion Garnett tell Sandy the stray cat's story and has details of an RSPCA adoption day.

Steve Pound MP: Why Greenford can be proud of its famous and successful son

In his latest column, Labour MP for Ealiing North Steve Pound , pays tribute to one of his constituents who is a remarkable 'rags to riches' success story.

Battle of the sexes: Who does better in West London driving tests?

 Data shows who is keeping their cool behind the wheel during the practical driving test

Conservative MP for Brentford & Isleworth, Mary Macleod

Brentford MP given little hope by bookies

Brentford & Isleworth MP Mary Macleod has a 73.8 per cent chance of being ousted next May, according to Ladbrokes. Read on to see how it rates your MP's chances.

£11million redevelopment of Southall to cause 'traffic chaos' in run up to Christmas

Southall Broadway with be closed westbound from July 28th to December as works are carried out to make the road safer for pedestrians.

Southall's North Primary School staff complaints under independent investigation

The governing body are working with Ealing Council  and members of staff after complaints at the school.

Diversity of Southall celebrated in new campaign

#SeeninSouthall campaign gains momentum on Instagram and Facebook

Devotees of the mosque praying at the mosque in Colham Mill Road, as seen in video released by the association.

Faiths unite to break bread together in first ever Southall Iftar

A community Iftar (breaking of the fast) is planned this Friday to unite different faith groups for the Ramadan festivities.

Pupil does skydive to raise cash for Great Ormond Street Hospital

A student at Greenford High made £1,500 for the hospital where she had open heart surgery

Drug den to be transformed by children's designs

West London children compete to create the best design ideas for a sensory garden to replace crime hotspot.


Off-duty officer commended for saving toddler's life

Police Constable Sarah Evans stopped a little child from being hit by a HGV lorry in the Uxbridge Road

Ealing Broadway Station

Second train station fatality in a week

Paddington brought to a standstill after a man was hit by a train at Ealing Broadway Station on Wednesday, one week after a fatality at Southall Station.

Persistent fly-tippers fined £3,400

Council are committed to stamping out fly-tipping across Ealing


Alex Henry family condemn joint enterprise law in BBC documentary

The documentary, Guilty by Association, also films interviews with murdered Ben Kinsella's family whose killers were brought to justice using the same law.

Man dies after 11th floor flat fire in Southall

Fire crews from Southall, Ealing, Northolt and Heston fire stations fought the blaze in the early hours of this morning.

Coach driver assaulted in Southall for 'poaching' passengers from rival firm

Inderjit Singh, of New Punjab Coaches, and his nephew Harsimran Sran, are both convicted of assaulting Balbir Singh Rai at a Southall petrol station

Dormers Wells High School waves goodbye to headteacher after almost four decades

New headteacher Ms Roisin Walsh will join the school in September.

School children set an example after Union Canal litter pick

The natural beauty of the waterside environment has been cleaned up by the Norwood Green Junior School pupils allowing the wildlife to flourish.

Education secretary praises Nishkam School, in Isleworth

Michael Gove says he was impressed by pupils and the standard of teaching during a visit to the multi-faith free school this morning

No affordable homes in Ealing for first-time buyers

Shelter's recent research shows only 86 affordable homes for sale in London; none of which are in Ealing

Counter-terror police raid 11 homes in west London

Another man has been arrested after counter-terror police raided eleven homes across West London yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation into suspected terrorist activity in Syria.


Councillor speaks out after latest tragedy at Southall Station: 'Too many incidents like this'

A local councillor has expressed sadness and concern over the frequency of similar incidents occurring at the station

Ealing Conservative leader Councillor Greg Stafford

Cllr Greg Stafford: Labour's huge majority could be bad for democracy in Ealing

In his first column as Ealing Conservative leader Councillor Greg Stafford reflects on the outcome of the local elections and the challenges ahead.


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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