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West London Brownies head to Downing Street to enjoy 100th birthday celebrations with David Cameron

Brownies was founded in 1914, and the PM praised what the organisation and its volunteers do for developing young women.

Post Office customers directed to alternate branches for week during revamp of one in Edgware

Longer opening hours promised after week-long refurbishment begins on August 13

Captain Leefe Robinson, who is buried in Harrow Weald, won a Victoria Cross for being the first Briton to shoot down a German zeppelin over Britain

First World War: events in Harrow and Brent marking centenary of outbreak of Great War

What's happening locally to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany

WHAT'S ON: What to do this summer holiday

Make the most of the glorious summer weather - each day's we'll list fun things to do with the family during the summer holidays

Report that led to suspension of head teacher kept under wraps by Harrow Council

Last month the governors suspended Anne Winstrom following a report into financial and managerial practices at Whitchurch First School and Nursery.

Olympic bronze medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock - performing here on the pommel horse at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity's Buttercup Walk - has become an official ambassador of the charity's Redevelopment Appeal

Olympic gymnast becomes ambassador of hospital fundraising appeal

Olympic gymnast and bronze medal winner Max Whitlock becomes ambassador of The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity’s Redevelopment Appeal at the hospital in Stammore

Harrow Arts Centre

School summer holidays: What to do in Harrow and Brent

Goolistan Cooper compiles a selection of things to do to entertain the kids in Harrow and Brent during the school summer holidays.

Health secretary visits Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore

Jeremy Hunt - who kept his job in the cabinet reshuffle - visits specialist hospital

Putney Bridge is closed for roadworks

Major traffic problems in West London

Burst water mains, a broken down lorry and accidents causing jams throughout the city

'Outstanding' headteacher says farewell to school after eight years

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Lynn Rowlands is leaving Canons High School in August, she will be handing over her role as head to the current deputy head teacher, Keven Bartle.

Pampering pooch parlour opens in Pinner

A grooming spa for dogs will open its doors on Saturday, July 26 to give the dogs of Pinner the ultimate spa experience.

Hassan-Kul Hawadleh

Jailed Wealdstone knifeman's part in events that led to killing of ex-Somali prime minister's son

A Wealdstone man serving eight years for stabbing his victim in the head, played a part in triggering tit-for-tat violence that culminated in the fatal stabbing of a former Somali prime minister's son.

Charity which boasts of "passion" for old buildings set to lose planning row after inflicting "irretrievable damage" on court house

The 10-month planning row will come to a conclusion on Wednesday, with officers informing councillors to refuse a revised planning application from the charity.

Masterchef-style competition at Canons High School, Shaldon Road, Edgware. Sous Chef at Terry Farr's restaurant 'Friends' in Pinner, David McGeown here with eventual winner Shania Malik, aged 12

Schoolgirl's scallop dish helps her win school's Masterchef-style competition

Shania was one of four finalists in Edgware secondary's kitchen contest

'Coward' jailed for 'nasty' attack with saucepan

Ajeell Chiyamalandran from Harrow has been sent to jail for six years for attacking a 28 year-old man with a bottle and a saucepan, and then went on to take 'trophy' photographs of his victim.

Prime Minister David Cameron is shown the photograph album by Bentley Wood pupils Veera Bakhai and Sharanya Gajapathy, watched by the school's head of history Roison Murray

Stanmore pupils show their battlefield photos to David Cameron

Girls from Bentley Wood High School visited the Prime Minister at Downing Street and showed him their photos of First World War battlefields.

Expanded country park in Stanmore could open at end of month

Extra 69 acres will become public land as part of Stanmore Country Park

Sayed Alam, 45, of Stanmore, was convicted of conspiracy to conceal, convert, disguise, remove or transfer criminal property

Money launderers from Kingsbury and Stanmore convicted of conspiracy linked by police to funding of terrorism

Sayed Anwar and Sayed Alam ran money transfer firm from basement of 24-hour convenience store - and wired at least £22million

Paramedics complete Leeds-London Grand Depart bike ride for St Luke's Hospice and ORCHYD

London Ambulance Service paramedics cycled the opening route of the Tour de France in three days to raise money for Ruislip and Harrow charities

Proceeds of the sales of a set of stylish bracelets designed by Princess Eugenie will go to Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) Charity's Redevelopment Appeal of which she is patron

Princess Eugenie shows off bracelet she designed to raise money for north west London hospital

Princess Eugenie's accessories are available for a limited time and come in three styles - the silver plated version is £55 and the gold, and the rose gold varieties, are £70 each.

Worshippers from Dharmi Bhakti Manor temple in Wood Lane, Stanmore, celebrate the chariot-pulling procession of Rath Yatra

Templegoers celebrate colourful chariot-pulling festival Rath Yatra

Three chariots dragged through streets of Queensbury and Stanmore

More than 80 women from Shree Swaminarayan Mandir in Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, took part in the walk updated

Look: pictures from St Luke's Hospice's Midnight Walk that raised £174,000 for charity

1,500 women took part in a 9-mile race around the streets of Wealdstone, Harrow Weald, Stanmore, Kingsbury and Kenton in aid of local charity

St Luke's Hospice's Midnight Walk has sold out - so no-one can register on the night

All 1,500 places have been registered and the charity's night-time fundraiser is full to capacity

School expansion programme takes another step forward

Four more schools are set to be expanded in the borough's battle against overcrowding in classrooms.

Family Fun Day raises £20,000 for Jewish Care

Jewish Care held a day of family entertainment on Sunday including a delicious kosher BBQ, bouncy castles and face painting.

Graham Jones, the founding principal of Avanti House School, is leaving his post

Principal of England's first state-funded Hindu secondary school and the highest-funded free school to leave post

Gareth Jones has resigned from Avanti House School for personal reasons and his replacement takes over on September 1          

First Ratha Yatra festival comes to Harrow

A richly-decorated chariot will be pulled along by hand through the streets of Queensbury and Stanmore as part of the borough’s first ever Rath Yatra festival.

Stanmore resident Herman Martyn, a foundation governor and vice-chairman of governors at the Michael Sobell Sinai School in Shakespeare Drive, Kenton, has been made an MBE in The Queen's Birthday Honours List

Long-serving Kenton school governor honoured by The Queen

Herman Martyn, who lives in Stanmore, is made MBE in Birthday Honours List

Bentley Wood High School pupil Lisa Malki's short play 'Sugar' is to enjoy a rehearsed reading by a professional cast at Southbank's National Theatre as part of New Views playwriting contest

Schoolgirl's short play to be performed at Southbank's National Theatre

Lisa Malki's play 'Sugar' will enjoy a rehearsed reading by a professional cast after being named one of nine finalists in a playwriting contest for teenagers

Infant school head teacher suspended

Head teacher of Whitchurch First School and Nursery in Harrow has been suspended from duty while an investigation is carried out into the financial and management practices of the school.


Stanmore is characterised by numerous small restaurants and cafés, several pubs and boutique-style clothing stores. The extensive residential areas are leafy and predominantly affluent, with many residents commuting to jobs in London.

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Sports Reporter
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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
Sports Reporter