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Animal Column: Russian Dwarf hamsters Didi and Billie and their friends are auditioning for owners

In this week's column Marion Garnett has details of a quartet of hamsters who are looking for loving homes.


Police hunt men wanted for crimes in Hillingdon borough

Officers want to hear from anyone who has seen Terence O'Toole or Paul Cahill. A third man being sought has now been arrested.

Manjinder Bains found this lost Labrador at the roadside in Hayes.

Good Samaritan spots lost dog dodging traffic in Hayes and reunites with owner

Manjinder Bains discovered the dog wasn't microchipped and was just leaving the vets when its owners phoned the surgery.

Cousins cycling from Bali to London to raise money for Clic Sargent

Vivek Jadav from Southall and Hitesh Pankhania from Swindon began their adventure in September 2014 and hope to reach London in September this year after travelling through over 20 countries.

Jailed: Nirmon Singh Grover and Ajit Singh Arura

Southall fake fashion man and partner in crime told to pay £75k or face more time in jail

Southall man and accomplice kept a unit in Brent with fake goods to the value of around £17million.

Unemployment figures decrease in Ealing by more than a third since 2010

Figures have been released by the Office of National Statistics

Volunteers walk marathon for domestic abuse victims

Last week, January 17, Khadeejah Welfare Foundation (KWF) volunteers supported by the Central Jamia Mosque (CJM Mosque) Outreach Group in Southall braved the bitter cold to walk 23 miles.

Ealing Council Branded 'immoral' over closure of day care centres

A day care centre for adults with severe learning difficulties and two day care centres for elderly people with dementia were closed by Ealing Council at a cabinet meeting last night.

Blood donor sessions will be a venue near you soon.

West London venues where you can donate blood in support of next month's World Cancer Day

NHS Blood and Transplant say blood and platelets are often crucial in the treatment of the cancer patients

Jihadi terrorist from Southall pleads guilty to string of terrorism offences

Imran Khawaja, 27 of Foxglove Close, Southall, has appeared on social media video footage holding a bag of severed heads.

MP for Southall meets with Governor of Louisiana

Mr Sharma met privately with Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana to discuss the Indian dispersion in both America and United Kingdom.

Angelic presence: Ronnie

Animal Column: 'Hunky chap' Ronnie is the RSPCA's angel

In this week's column Marion Garnett talks about the re-homing process and ppeals on behalf of Ronnie the 'angelic' cat.

Ealing set to get a leafy facelift with £6,000 grant for trees

Residents can help line their streets with new trees this weekend thanks to a new project from local housing group A2Dominion and funding from the Mayor of London.

New Hepatitis C report tackles prevalence of disease in South Asian communities

  • NHS

Southall MP Virendra Sharma launched the report in Parliament this week (Tuesday January 13) alongside fellow panel members which include like minded MPs healthcare professionals and organisations committed to combating the burden of hepatitis C.

Virendra Sharma MP: Save our NHS in May's General Election

In his latest column Virendra Sharma , Labour MP for Ealing Southall, warns the NHS would be imperilled by five more years of Conservative Government.

Rubbish left on the pavement

Newsagent fined for fly-tipping outside his Cricklewood Broadway shop 

Rubbish discovered by Brent Council officials was directly linked to The Orbit newsagent.


A&E Crisis: Politicians demand Jeremy Hunt halts west London hospital closures

  • NHS

Eight Labour MPs have sent a letter to the secretary of health, saying he must stop further hospital closures to prevent a bigger crisis

Cllr Gregory Stafford: 'Hypocritical' Labour leader should give up housing association home

Ealing's Labour leader Julian Bell is holding on to a social rented home despite a shortage of housing in the borough, says Tory leader Gregory Stafford.


Southall murder: First picture released of murder victim Harinder Rattan

The 41-year-old was found injured and collapsed on the road where he lived, close to midnight on Sunday.

Volunteers needed to improve grand union canal towpath

Residents are being encouraged to work-off their festive excess by helping to protect some of the most important heritage and wildlife habitats along the waterway.


Southall murder: Third man charged with the killing of Harinder Rattan

The 41-year-old was found injured and collapsed on Clarence Street where he lived, close to midnight on Sunday.

Southall murder victim named as Harinder Rattan as two accused appear in court

Two men were due in court today accused of the murder of 41-year-old Harinder Rattan in Southall's Clarence Street, the road where the Duchess of Cambridge's mother once lived.

Street where Kate Middleton's mother grew up now a murder scene

Clarence Street in Southall was cordoned off in the early hours of yesterday morning after a man in his 40s was found collapsed.

Stephen Greenhalgh launches online tools to track confidence in police

The Confidence Dashboard shows that in Ealing overall confidence in the police is 67 per cent

Murder investigation launched in Southall

Police were called at 11.49pm on Sunday January 4 to Clarence Street, to reports of an injured man who had collapsed in the street.

From miniskirts to minicabs: Hounslow cabbie named best in borough

Guldip Bajwa, who works for A2B Cars in Hounslow, was named one of Kabbee's stars of the month based on passenger ratings

Roy and Beryl Bartlett celebrated their 60th Diamond wedding anniversary on December 27, 2014

Austerity, no central heating and an outside loo: Ealing couple weathered good times and bad to reach Diamond milestone

Lifelong Ealing residents Roy and Beryl Bartlett are celebrating 60 years of marriage thanks to simply philosophy of 'fix it don't throw it away'.

Police on the hunt for Ealing's most wanted

Officers have released six images of the wanted suspects some of whom they have been trying to locate since May and June.

Three-course meal for senior citizens at Greenford High School

Students served the elderly in their area at an annual community event

Uxbridge death row man: two plead at Old Bailey

Rakesh 'George' Desoura died after alleged assault near his home in Ryefield Avenue in September


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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Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Steve Bax
News Editor, West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Goolistan Cooper
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter