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Bm@il: Was it wheelie nearly a case of 'nente a la Samsonite?'

Authorities in Venice were said to be actually, seriously considering banning wheelie suitacses from their historic, watery realm. The Italians appeared to be saying they were too noisy and damaged the paving stones.

Bm@il: Was it wheelie nearly a case of 'nente a la Samsonite?'

Authorities in Venice were said to be actually, seriously considering banning wheelie suitacses from their historic, watery realm. The Italians appeared to be saying they were too noisy and damaged the paving stones.

Parents urged to get toddlers vaccinated against seasonal flu

Children are the main source of transmission of seasonal flu, according to the Department of Health, but not enough are getting the free vaccine against it

Labour wins Charville seat as voters stay away

Tight contest ends in Hillingdon Labour group holding seat by just 21 votes

Monster Raving Loony Party leader to contest Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat in general election

Will the constituency become a giant fairground? Possibly, if Alan 'Howling Laud' Hope can beat London mayor Boris Johnson in 2015.

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Parents urged to get toddlers vaccinated against seasonal flu

Children are the main source of transmission of seasonal flu, according to the Department of Health, but not enough are getting the free vaccine against it

Chelsea pub that served Rolling Stones and Agatha Christie is to reopen after community campaign

Resident and campaigner Paul Miller outside the Cross Keys pub in Chelsea
The historic Cross Keys pub in Chelsea has been saved from closure thanks to a community led campaign, as is reopening under new owners.

Cook Italian: Create your own traditional Christmas honey balls

Christmas honey balls, an Italian treat you can make at home.
Add a bit of excitement to your Christmas cooking with a series of Italian recipes from our cook and columnist Silvana Lanzetta - this week, Christmas Honey Balls.

Hayes & Yeading United could face closure in three months

United need investment or might become extinct by the end of February 2015

London Tigers pegged back by Stotfold as honours shared

Round-up of the action involving clubs from the Spartan South Midlands League

Currivan is four-some in Denham United Ladies cup win

Youth football round-up from the Uxbridge area also featuring Explorers and Cowley

Eastcote bowls club to unveil £60,000 extension

The added space will double the size of the club and allow it to remain open throughout the year.

Labour wins Charville seat as voters stay away

Tight contest ends in Hillingdon Labour group holding seat by just 21 votes

MP Nick Hurd calls HS2 shambolic and says he will vote against it in Parliament

The Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP joined campaigners to tell BBC London news about the impact of HS2 on Ickenham and Ruislip

'Minimal disruption' at Hillingdon hospitals as 31 staff strike over pay

Nurses and midwives at Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital were among those to walk out at 7am as part of a national NHS pay dispute.

Teenage girl taken to hospital after collision in Uxbridge

The girl, reported to be 17, was treated for minor injuries after a being hit by a car while walking in Bakers Road, Uxbridge

Former gymnast from Ruislip who retired with injury now helping others at Hillingdon Hospital

Candice Carter, 30, took up gymnastics aged five and competed with Great Britain's junior team before having to retire from the sport at 16.

Uxbridge

Uxbridge historically formed part of the parish of Hillingdon. As part of the suburban growth of London, it became a municipal borough in 1955. It is a significant retail and commercial centre with modern shopping centres, and is the location of Brunel University.

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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