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Pensioner jailed for life for raping toddler he was babysitting

Barry John Britten, 66, of Westminster raped a three-year-old boy his parents trusted to babysit. His parents only knew when the boy mentioned it to his grandmother.

Conservative MP for Brentford & Isleworth, Mary Macleod

Brentford MP given little hope by bookies

Brentford & Isleworth MP Mary Macleod has a 73.8 per cent chance of being ousted next May, according to Ladbrokes. Read on to see how it rates your MP's chances.

Poorest 'worst affected' by Harrow Council following council tax reform

One mother who is being chased by a bailiff told us: "Now I'm being asked to pay all this extra money and the stress it is putting on me and my children is so difficult to live with."

What to do in West London during the school summer holidays

From storytelling to cycling, there will be plenty of fun for all the family in Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea during the summer holidays. Gurjot Thind picks out some of the highlights.

Unemployment drops dramatically in west London

Figures by the Jobcentre show the percentage of those claiming allowance has reduced across west London

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Three Hounslow police officers charged with ABH after alleged assault

A sergeant and two PCs based in Hounslow have been summonsed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court next month

Singing and dancing aboard with barbershop harmony club

Capital Chorus marked 30 years of existence with a round trip from Temple to Greenwich

Westminster City Council honours the inventor of the fire extinguisher

Ambrose Godfrey, the inventor of the fire extinguisher, has been given a green plaque in Westminster more than 270 years after his death.

Pair charged with Dorchester Hotel smash and grab

Masked men smashed into the exclusive Park Lane hotel on Thursday morning, stealing expensive watches and jewellery

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Majority of expensive jewellery recovered after Dorchester raid

Robbers smashed into the exclusive Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, yesterday, stealing watches and jewellery. Four people have been arrested.

Four arrested over Dorchester Hotel smash and grab

The suspected thieves made off with expensive watches and jewellery from the Mayfair hotel exactly 12 hours before they were arrested yesterday (July 10).

Thieves target Dorchester Hotel a month after £150,000 smash and grab

Masked men made off with expensive items early this morning - exactly a month after thieves stole £150,000 of watches and jewellery from the Mayfair hotel.

Violent criminal threatened to 'chop up victim and throw him in canal' unless family paid ransom

An Etritrean national will be deported after serving nine years in jail after holding a man hostage in Westminster and demanding his family pay £3,500.

Have you seen missing 13-year-old Aisha Azzouzi?

The 13-year-old Maida Vale girl does not have her much-needed medication with her and has gone missing once before.

Cycling superhighway proposed between Oval to Pimlico to keep riders safe

TfL launched a consultation on a two-way cycle track between Oval and Pimlico today (July 9).

Campaigners save Pimlico Post Office

The community and several politicians campaigned for over a year against the closure

One of Unison's previous strikes

WATCH: Public sector strikes: how is YOUR West London borough affected?

GetWestLondon has compiled details of schools and council services affected across Hounslow, Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent, Ealing, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Fulham and Chelsea

Trisha Brooks of Hammersmith Probation

Working with women offenders: A day in the life of a Hammersmith probation officer

Trisha Brooks has worked for the probation service in Hammersmith for three years, exclusively with women offenders. Here she talks about her 'intense and often overwhelming' role.

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Harrow charity Kids Can Achieve to merge with The Westminster Society

Local charity to amalgamate with larger charity by September

Third person charged with Harlesden murder

A 19-year-old Wembley man has charged over the weekend with murder of David Headlam who was stabbed to death in Drayton Road

36 years jail for 'evil' gang who forced Hungarian women into prostitution

The vile gang who operated across London have been jailed after tricking 120 Hungarian women into prostitution and making some have sex with 20 men a day.

London schools to teach maths the 'Chinese way' to boost results

Two schools in west London were made into hubs today to help pupils in the area boost their maths skills by using a Chinese method.

BA pilots give sky high rating to view of West London as seen from their cockpits.

Northern Lights are the only sight that top the approach to Heathrow Airport according to company survey.

In pictures: Elderly residents have a ball as they break Mexican wave record

Residents of Westminster's Norton House care home attempted to break a world record on National Care Home Day.

Statistics show that rich foreigners could be displacing West Londoners

There may be some truth to the idea that locals are being priced out by rich foreigners in West London as the area is seeing the biggest growth of international migration in the country.

Former addicts celebrate help from charity set up by singer Jackie Leven

Former and present addicts celebrated the help given to them by The Core Trust in Marylebone, set up by the Scottish singer

A young couple study homes in an estate agents' window

Priced out of the market: West London has no homes for average young family buyers

Research has revealed first-time family buyers on an average income have no chance of buying a two plus bedroom house in the area.

Waste probe police raid in Hillingdon was unlawful, High Court rules

Yiewsley depot among several sites visited by Environment Agency and the Met's Regional Asset Recovery Team

Fullers 10k: Meet the dedicated walker who's personally raised nearly £23,000.

Driven Sharon not ready to call time on her fight against Cancer just yet.

Traffic jams as teen hit by vehicle in Pimlico Road

The 15-year-old has been taken to hospital with a minor head injury

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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
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