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Building company fined after worker burned

A builder's firm based in Park Royal has been fined £10,000 for safety failings after one of its workers received life-threatening injuries, writes Goolistan Cooper.

450,000 parking tickets make £24m for Westminster Council

Research by Churchill Car Insurance revealed 7.8m parking tickets were issued across the UK last year

Donate clothes from a spring clean and help young people spring up

The Octavia Foundation is asking people to donate clothes to its charity shops this spring to fund its work with vulnerable young people

Marylebone Boys' School finally finds permanent home

The school will open in a temporary site in Kilburn this autumn before moving back to Marylebone in September 2016

Three men arrested for attempted murder after hotel hammer attack

Police executed warrants at addresses in Islington following the attack at the Cumberland Hotel on Sunday


Motorcycle and van crash causing delays in St John's Wood

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with serious head, chest and pelvic injuries

Police witness appeal after 22-year-old dies in car accident in Feltham

The driver of a motor vehicle involved in a collision has died from injuries in hospital

Bayswater man's sixth marathon for cancer charity

A man is running his sixth marathon for a cancer charity after his mother and great-grandmother beat the disease.

Aids charity urges political parties to tackle HIV ahead of council elections

  • NHS

The National Aids Trust has called on election candidates to pledge to support HIV prevention and support services

Getwestlondon reporter shaves head for children's cancer charity

Poppy Bradbury shaved her head this weekend to provide children with cancer with wigs through the Little Princess Trust


'Better jail' argument fails to send alleged Uxbridge Mafia boss back to Italy for now

Bail for Domenico Rancadore with strict conditions until full hearing in May

Armed police called after gunshots heard on estate

No-body was injured but two males were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm


Attempted murder probe launched after three women attacked in four-star hotel

One of the women, a national from United Arab Emirates, is in a critical condition in hospital

Fun things to do at Fulham Palace

Fun things to do for Easter in the tri-boroughs

Chocolate tasting on the London Eye and an exhibition about the animals of World War One are among the Easter events in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham.

Parents worried that history is repeating itself after teacher has not been seen since November

The beleaguered Catholic Holy Cross Primary School in Fulham has gone from having an 'outstanding' Ofsted report to 'needing improvement' since the last headteacher was reportedly sacked

Getwestlondon reporter raises £1,000 with charity hair chop

Poppy Bradbury is shaving off her hair to make wigs for sick children with the Little Princess Trust on Saturday

Cyclist killed in City of London after collision with HGV lorry

Ludgate Circus junction, the scene of the latest accident, had been dropped from a list of blackspots due for review

Elderly pedestrian killed in Maida Hill named

Kathleen Morel, 95, was crossing the road when she was hit by a lorry in Elgin Avenue

Car park work with police to cut crime by half

NCP bosses have been working with Westminster Police to tackle thefts from cars and other crimes

Cycling has surged by 85 per cent in Tri-borough

The number of people cycling to work increased across Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea between 2001 and 2011

Parents' anger at paying for new school uniform

Pupils at Pimlico Primary have been told to buy a new summer uniform just six months after opening

Fire brigade wants high-rise flats to have clear fire escape plan

London Fire Brigade has launched a new safety campaign, Know the Plan, aimed at landlords and residents

A young couple study homes in an estate agents' window

Latest figures show London house prices up by an average £11k in March

The latest House Asking Price Index produced by estate agents Rightmove reveals that the price of new properties coming on to the market is now at an all time high, with outer London boroughs now surging

A (mostly) delicious evening of a la carte theatre

  • BBC

A mystery box of theatrical treats awaited festival-goers at SPACED, but there were a few coffee creams thrown in

Health minister visits NHS exercise classes helping older people avoid falls

  • NHS

Central London Community Health NHS Trust is helping older people stay mobile and out of hospital

'Out of touch' Gove is to blame for today's strike say teachers

Thousands of pupils were forced to miss school today after teachers staged a one day strike in protest at Education Secretary Michael Gove's plans to reform their pensions.

Teacher strike to affect 'all schools' in Westminster

Members of the National Union of Teachers are walking out tomorrow in a dispute over pay and pensions

Teen brothers to help Brazil's slum children

Seb and Alex Green will be going to Curitiba to help complete homes for children rescued from favelas

Report shows rise in party drugs in Westminster

  • NHS

Recreational drugs like crystal meth and ecstasy are a growing problem and costing the NHS millions each year

Westminster residents endure the noisiest neighbours

Westminster Council received 8,600 calls about nuisance neighbours last year including 6,400 relating to noise


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