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Huge crowds enjoy Vaisakhi celebrations

More than 5,000 people usher in the Sikh New Year at fairs in Hounslow and Norwood Green

Vaisakhi fun in Hounslow and Norwood Green this weekend

Live music, dancing and children's rides will be among the entertainment on offer at two events on Sunday celebrating the Sikh New Year

Man jailed after stabbing man up to 14 times in 'drug debt' row

Rajpal Jatana is jailed for eight years after he admitted stabbing a man in a street fight outside his home in Southall last September

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

Virendra Sharma MP: Why an inquiry into Golden Temple massacre is needed

Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma reflects on unanswered questions surrounding the UK government's role in the 1984 Golden Temple massacre of Sikhs in India, in his latest column.

Arrests in Southall as police show up at pick-up point for illegal workers

Police have arrested nearly 30 Indian nationals after raiding a car park in Southall which was being used as a place for unscrupulous employers to hire cheap, illegal labour

Successful opening of upgraded Southall Sports Centre

Families came together to try out a range of fun activities on March 22

Families finally return home nearly two weeks after fire at Legion clubhouse

Hounslow Royal British Legion clubhouse building has been made safe and fire brigade has concluded its investigations, says council

Abdullahi Osman

Yob who killed Uxbridge man in brutal attack fails to quash conviction

Abdullahi Osman, from Uxbridge (main picture) died at the hands of Ibrahim Dualeh and Sade Samanter in August 2011. Samanter's bid to overturn his 2012 murder conviction was rejected in the Court of Appeal.

Youngsters flaunt advocacy skills in National Schools Mock Trial Competition

Teenagers from schools all around Ealing and Hillingdon participated at Ealing Magistrates Court

Tudor Rose withdraws application to open until 6.30am

It is not known if the Southall nightclub intends to resubmit their proposal

Isleworth Crown Court updated

Jail for brothers after knife attack over long-running feud

Ammir Khan, 22, attacked a former friend after ramming his car, leaving him with multiple facial injuries. His brother, 21-year-old Zammir Khan, filmed some of it on his mobile phone.

Chris Sutton heads team which launches Ealing Foodbank.

Church goer could net an Ealing Pride award for setting up foodbanks

Chris and team praised for setting up borough's first Foodbank

Women and girls get sporty with 5 mile walk

Came Woman and Girls Development Organisation took to the streets to promote fitness, by Jake Polden

Tudor Rose club applies for opening hours extension

Bosses at the Southall social hub may face fight with the council and residents at the licensing committee on Wednesday

Mouse droppings, cockroach infestations and filthy conditions found in 'disgusting' Ealing food businesses

Five restaurants and take aways in the borough were shut until hygiene standards were improved

Man imprisoned for possession of class A drugs

Rory Blake from Southall has been sentenced to 22 months for having heroin in his home with intent to supply

Cash boost for cycle safety in Ealing

The borough received £15million funding towards its 'cycle revolution', writes Goolistan Cooper

West London Mental Health NHS Trust

St Bernard's Hospital in Ealing sells 'disused land' for housing

The trust which runs St Bernard's Hospital in Ealing has sold off part of the site in a deal worth £14million that could see 270 homes created

Three men guilty of murdering 21-year-old man in Ealing

Taqui Khezihi was stabbed to death last year, and today the final two of three offenders have been convicted

One in five smoke in the London Borough of Ealing updated

No Smoking Day events in Ealing aims to get at least 2,000 to quit

Smokefree Ealing helped 2,000 to kick their cigarette addictions last year - and further events are taking place in the borough this week

A London firefighter

Flat gutted in Heston

No rescues in fire which destroyed flat in Ferraro Close

Man sentenced for causing death by careless driving

Paul O’Callaghan was given a nine month sentence suspended for two years at Isleworth Crown Court today (March 7) for crushing a cyclist in 2012

Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College union members say protests against cuts will continue

The college needs to find £5 million in savings within this financial year and has introduced a voluntary redundancy programme

Ealing Conservative leader, Cllr David Millican

Cllr David Millican: Ealing will pay less tax under the Tories

Ealing Conservative leader Cllr David Millican claims residents would be paying more council tax if Labour retain control of Ealing Council in May

Featherstone School's Gaelic football team Southall Shamrocks

Southall pupils find fame in Ireland after forming Gaelic football team

Teenage boys from a Southall school have caused a stir across the Irish Sea after taking up Gaelic football.

Mosque calls for safe crossing to protect worshippers

Leaders of the Darussalam Mosque in Southall say a pedestrian crossing is needed before someone gets seriously injured crossing the busy Hayes Road

Ealing Borough Commander Andy Rowell

Ealing's top police officer still suspended with pay after a year

Secrecy still surrounds the reason why Ealing Borough Commander Andy Rowell has been suspended or how much it has cost the taxpayer

Millie is being looked after at the rehoming centre in Burket Close, Southall UB2 4JS

Animal Column: A tale of three cats called Millie, Molly and Mindy

In this week's column Marion Garnett checks in on Millie, Molly and Mindy, three cats being cared for by an adoption centre in Southall and hopeful of a new start with a loving family

Milkman John retiring after 40 years of 2am starts

John Hughes, who works at the Milk and More depot in Long Lane, Hillingdon, will deliver his last bottles of the white stuff to homes in Ealing this Saturday

Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College lecturers to go on strike today

They are planning to continue the lunchtime protest every week for a month


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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Danya Bazaraa
Greenford, Northolt and Perivale Reporter
Hannah Bewley
Reporter, Wembley Observer
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Reporter, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Poppy Bradbury
White City, Shepherd’s Bush and Westminster Reporter
Alix Culbertson
Hammersmith, Chiswick and Brentford Reporter
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston, Cranford and Whitton Reporter
Zoe Drewett
Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
James Gates
Southall, Hanwell and West Ealing Reporter
Jack Griffith
Senior Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
Jane Harrison
Community Reporter, Ealing Borough
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Kensington and Chelsea Reporter and Fulham and Parsons Green Reporter
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth Reporter
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Reporter, Harrow Observer
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Yann Tear
Sports Reporter
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter