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Pensioner to climb Mount Everest day after turning 73

Saleem Akhtar, who celebrated his 69th birthday atop Mount Kilimanjaro, hopes to raise £10,000 for charity by completing the two-month trek - at the age of 73

Investment paves way for nearly 13,000 new homes across west London

Southall, Harrow and Wealdstone, and Hounslow are among the first new 'housing zones' announced by Boris Johnson

On the Beat: There is no escape from justice in this borough!

In his latest column Harrow Borough Commander Simon Ovens celebrates the news that his patch was again the safest borough in London.

Tributes paid to 101-year-old who campaigned to clear wronged soldiers' names

Gertrude Harris spent much of her life helping to clear the name of her father and 300 other WW1 soldiers wrongly shot for cowardice and desertion

London bus strikes: First of three planned walkouts on Thursday

Transport for London have urged Unite to call off "totally unnecessary" strike action planned during February


Wealdstone Tesco Express store on list of 43 due to be axed nationally

Tesco is poised to wield the axe at its store in Wealdstone as part of a nationwide closure programme.

Shakrukh Khan was jailed for possession with intent to supply drugs

Harrow drug dealer who tried to dump cocaine and heroin during police chase is jailed

Shakrukh Khan tried to dump 20 wraps of the Class A drugs when officers gave chase.

Car salesman fined £7,000 for selling vehicles while lying about the mileage

Jhan Abdullah and his employer AEE Motors Ltd pleaded guilty to selling the 'clocked' vehicles

Review of the Year: June: Queen Elizabeth at Terminal 2 and the return of Monty Python

June will be remembered for the Hanwell Carnival and the reopening of Heathrow Terminal 2 by the Queen and Prince Philip.

Watch: Wealdstone Raider's music video which could be set for Christmas number one

The charity single has stormed as high as SIX in the charts, but does the video do it justice?

Take THAT! Wealdstone Raider spoils boyband's Christmas as he climbs into number SIX in the iTunes charts

Viral hero Gordon Hill launched a bid to become Christmas number one... and it might ACTUALLY happen...

He's got fans! Wealdstone Raider could be set for Christmas number one after breaking into the charts

Gordon Hill has even been linked with an appearance in Celebrity Big Brother

Wealdstone Raider 'in talks to appear on Celebrity Big Brother'

A Wealdstone FC fan who shot to fame online after featuring in a song that aims to be this year's Christmas number one, is now being touted for Celebrity Big Brother.

Campaign begins to get cult personality Wealdstone Raider to Christmas #1

Fans of the man, real name Gordon Hill, want the musical mash-up of his YouTube hit outburst at a fellow supporter to beat the X Factor winner to the top of the charts 

Vicar calls on YOU to help save Hatch End church St Anselm’s

Urgent repairs are needed at the building according to the Church of England.

The Mayor of Harrow in 2013/14 Councillor Nizam Ismail pictured at Edgware's Bob Lawrence Library

Closure of four Harrow libraries and reduction of hours of remaining branches proposed by council

Consultation launched on shutting of Bob Lawrence Library in Edgware, North Harrow Library in North Harrow, Hatch End Library in Hatch End, and Rayners Lane Library in South Harrow


Volunteer could be forced to quit charity work following car fine row with 'heartless' Harrow Council

Graham Miller could be forced to sell his vehicle to pay off fines he was hit with while doing charity work, leaving disabled people without a helping hand

Graffiti vandals Sebastian Lucas and Come Rischmann

Graffiti vandals from Shepherd's Bush and Greenford jailed for 15 months for criminal damage

A pair of west London graffiti vandals have been jailed after being convicted of causing close to £200,000 worth of damage to railway property.

Harrow community celebrates Diwali

The Mayor of Harrow praised the work of Harrow United Deaf Club, who hosted the event

Heartbroken family of Frazer Stent from Harrow who died in prison claim: "Society let him down"

The convicted burglar was due to marry next year, and had promised to turn his life around.

War memorials restored across Harrow in time for Remembrance Day

Harrow Council leader visits restored war memorials across the borough days before Remembrance Day.

Harrow repeat offender Frazer Stent dies aged 28 in Rochester Prison after alleged assault

The man was serving a four-year sentence for a Harrow burglary, and his death is now being investigated.

Eid and Diwali celebrations light up Harrow United Deaf Club

Speaking at the event, the Mayor of Harrow praised the work of Asif Iqbal's deaf club charity.

Harrow police out in force in Wealdstone this morning

Borough commander Simon Ovens will be answering your questions on Twitter later today.

Harrow United Deaf Club enjoyed a Halloween party at their home at Bridge Day Centre in Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone

Harrow United Deaf Club asks council and police to sign up to deaf charter

The club, which meets at Bridge Day Centre in Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone, held a Halloween party featuring a talk on the charter from guest speaker Graham Welton from the British Deaf Association

Labour leader Ed Miliband celebrated Navratri last night at Harrow Leisure Centre with Dr Rajesh Parmar, left, the founder and spiritual leader of organisers International Siddhashram Shakti Centre in Wealdstone

Labour leader Ed Miliband celebrates Navratri at separate Harrow festivals

The opposition leader attended separate Navratri celebrations at Kadwa Patidar Centre and at Harrow Leisure Centre

Three petitions launched by campaigners trying to save Harrow Arts Centre

After Harrow Council announced that the arts centre in Hatch End could close due to cuts, so far three separate petitions have been launched to help save it.

Harrow dad died hero's death saving his family from blaze caused by faulty freezer

The death of Santosh Benjamin in Harrow could have a lasting impact on how household appliances are sold in the UK, following his inquest verdict today.

Birthday boy celebrates 60th birthday with dishing out a free hug for every year

The event tied nicely into the borough’s celebration of being a part of London for 60 years.

Get sporty tomorrow at Harrow's Under One Sky 2014 festival

Under One Sky 2014 may be a chance to have fun and relax, but it is also an opportunity to try out some sporting activities. 


Wealdstone is a largely working-class and recent immigrant district in Harrow.It is named after Weald Stone, a sarsen stone, formerly marking the boundary between the parishes of Harrow and Harrow Wealdstone.

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