Blaze: The family evacuated the four story house

Family escape Westminster house fire thanks to smoke alarm warning

Nine members of the family evacuated the four storey house, with the fire contained to the basement

Prolific London pickpocket jailed and banned from public transport

Pickpocket Warren Spencer stole phones and wallets from passengers on west London buses, police have said

DJ Neil 'Dr' Fox faces six new child sex offence charges

The Fulham father-of-three has now been charged with a total of 13 offences relating to nine alleged victims. He denies all of the charges

Westminster strikes gold in London in Bloom awards

The borough picked up a string of awards, including top gongs

Hounslow now happiest place in west London, new survey shows

Borough is among the UK's cheeriest neighbourhoods, figures suggest, having last month been named Britain's second most miserable place

Police appeal following assault on a bus in Westminster

Police are appealing for help identifying a man following an assault on a route 148 bus in Westminster

'Falling window' manslaughter accused to return to court next year

A plea and case management hearing has been scheduled for February 2016

Nine arrests made in Westminster drug raids

Nine arrests have been made in dawn raids on Tuesday (September 22) after a three month, intelligence-led operation in Westminster

Bayswater Waitrose reopens with 80 new jobs after revamp

The refurbished branch in Bayswater was opened by 80-year-old partner Eileen O'Dwyer, and now employs 178 people

NHS cash-injection gives hope for mental health crisis services

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Mental Health service provider CNWL will use the near-£2m investment for new Home Treatment Rapid Response Teams

Two decades of keeping the peace between neighbours in west London

From rows over noise to garden hedges, CALM has been helping neighbours sit down together and resolve their disputes since 1995

Hounslow Council faces 'backtracking' claims over Heathrow rally absence

Council is absent from list of those officially backing rally in Westminster this October, which includes Hillingdon, Wandsworth and Richmond

Fears for woman seen self-harming in West End phone box

Police are have said they are growing increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of a woman seen self-harming in a phone box

William Morris Sixth Form nurse wins top honour at healthcare awards

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Camilla March, who lives in Stamford Brook and works with students in Hammersmith, was named 'children's healthcare professional of the year'

Which west London road is the motorbike capital of Britain?

New figures from the Department for Transport have revealed the roads most used by bikers in England, Scotland and Wales

Stoptober roadshows to help people quit smoking for good

The roadshows roll into town during Stoptober as figures show one-in-five west Londoners smoke

More than 300 boats take to Thames for Great River Race

There was no shortage of wacky costumes and unusual boats in this year's race, which was won by the crew of Hawaiian outrigger Kaimana

School run crashes highest in five years for west London

More than 100 vehicles were involved in road accidents on the school run in west London in 2014

Man fined for flying DRONE over Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace

The Met Police and Civil Aviation Authority on Tuesday secured the first successful conviction for drone offences

Westminster office fire brought under control within 45 minutes

London Fire Brigade were called to an incident at a building undergoing refurbishment in Westminster during rush-hour on Monday

Freshers' Week: Useful taxi numbers for getting around west London

We've compiled a list of cab numbers around the west London area

Jeremy Corbyn crowned Labour leader hailing new era for party

The veteran left-winger convincingly defeated Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall to the party's top job

Hopes that new transparent bins will increase public recycling

They will be placed in areas where recycled items are often dumped with general rubbish


Police figures show huge increase in hate crime against Muslims

Some boroughs have seen reports Islamophobic attacks and abuse shoot up by 250%

Hounslow is west London's cannabis growing hot spot

But new figures show number of people caught cultivating cannabis plants is falling across west London as a whole


Most accident prone roundabouts in west London

Hounslow, Hillingdon and Hammersmith & Fulham responsible for most dangerous roundabouts in west London

Tour of Britain cyclists to pedal into Westminster

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are among the stellar names expected in Westminster on Sunday (September 13)

Officer pleads guilty to drugs offences at court

The Metropolitan Police will conduct a misconduct investigation after an officer pleaded guilty to possession of drugs

'Final nail in the coffin' for local police threatened by cuts

Neighbourhood police teams could be cut to a single police officer if the Metropolitan Police agree to plans later this month


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