Police recover Class A drugs during west London dawn raids

The haul of drugs was discovered as properties in Pimlico, Maida Vale, West Bromptin and Battersea were searched by officers

Special Constable of the Year disarmed samurai sword-wielder in Hayes

Brave Special Constable George Brown disarmed a wanted man with just his baton, 18 hours after starting his shift


Man trapped in car following collision with van in Marylebone

Firefighters used cutting equipment to free the driver of the car in Gloucester Place, which left congestion for other road users

Westminster Abbey to host first ever Gucci fashion show this June

Gucci and the abbey have agreed to use the venue for the collection release in June, but the move has been criticised as "Disneyfication" of the church

Self-harm hospital admissions fall across west London

Brent reported the lowest rate of hospitalisation due to self-harm

'Hound of Hounslow' trader fighting US extradition is set to learn fate in March

Navinder Sarao's actions did not break any UK law, Westminster Magistrate's Court was told

Big fines for West End restaurant after salad onions found garnished with rat droppings

Carmina and Lancelot and its director were told to pay £8,500, while the hipster cafe has 'effectively ceased trading'

Syrian children campaign with charity outside Westminster where UN conference held

As the major Syria conference took place where world leaders met to discuss raising funds, campaigners gathered outside Westminster

Mayor speaks out about drug addiction in Hillingdon

Services are available to help those with drug or alcohol problems, such as Addiction Recovery Community Hillingdon (ARCH)

The fire quickly spread after the culprit set the British Union flag alight

Man who burned Union Jack causing thousands of pounds of damage sought by police

Police say the fire quickly spread after the suspect set the flag alight in the shopping centre near Charing Cross station


Groups welcome decision to revise plans for Paddington skyscraper

Comments come after the decision to go back to the drawing board was announced at the weekend

Where are the happiest (and saddest) places in west London?

Londoners are a glummer bunch than people elsewhere in the UK, according to the latest snapshot of the nation's state of mind

Woman attacked by sacked Ruislip PC found dead in prison cell

Horrific CCTV images captured Sarah Reed, 32, being punched and dragged by her hair after being arrested by disgraced former police officer James Kiddie

Police to close Westminster roads for THREE DAYS ahead of Syrian refugee UN conference

The Metropolitan Police are preparing for the conference by closing roads in Westminster from today


Record number of missed hospital appointments in west London

Patients missed 110,702 first appointments at hospitals across west London

John Terry to leave Chelsea: The praise and criticism received during his career at Stamford Bridge

The former England captain has had a remarkable career at Stamford Bridge and made his 696th appearance for the Blues in their 5-1 FA Cup win at MK Dons on Sunday

Paddington 'Skinny Shard' plans to be revised following protests from opposition groups

Back to the drawing board as developers agree to reconsider height of skyscraper

'Rushed' 15-minute home care visits 'too short to provide dignified care for elderly'

Many staff feel they are too rushed, says UNISON, but councils claim shorter appointments are only made when requested by patients

Police wish to speak to man after woman attacked with bike lock in Westminster

Police have said if you see Aaron Sinclair, do not approach him and call 999

House of Commons spends £1,500 EVERY WEEK tackling vermin

Rats, mice, pigeons and seagulls have all been mentioned in complaints made to bosses at Westminster Palace

Westminster home to more new start-ups than anywhere else in London

Ealing and Harrow are west London's second and third most popular places for new businesses, new figures have revealed

Kensington & Chelsea was found to have the least mortality rate in west London

Revealed: West London boroughs have lowest mortality rates in UK

Kensington and Chelsea was found to be the borough with the second lowest mortality rate in the UK

Police want to speak to this man after bus passengers assaulted in separate attacks

They are linking two incidents, which happened within an hour of each other, and saw one victim require hospital treatment

Calls to save former Royal Mail sorting office earmarked for Paddington 'Skinny Shard' demolition

Members say the 'handsome' building must be saved, and criticise plans to build the 72-floor skyscraper on its site

Appeal following knifepoint robbery in Westminster

Detectives have released an e-fit image of a man they are looking to trace following a knifepoint robbery in Westminster

Men jailed after drugs and firearms found hidden in flat's ceiling

Police: Hamza Malik and Payam Mufty 'have no place on the streets of London'

Revealed: West London's best schools for GCSE and A-level results

We reveal the top 10 schools in west London, according to analysis of the latest GCSE and A-level results

West London trio jailed for trafficking Thai nationals for prostitution ring

Female and transgender victims were recruited in Thailand and brought to the UK, where they were forced into prostitution

Number of fines issued to pavement cyclists plummets across west London

London Assembly member Murad Qureshi says more must be done to tackle 'thoughtless behaviour' from small minority of cyclists

Exclusive new games app created to help west Londoners quit smoking

Cigbreak Free was designed in consultation with medics and experts and is available to download now


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