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Head speaks of excitement ahead of proposed new Wealdstone secondary school

The expansion of Whitefriars is a part of the borough-wide expansion programme.

Free boating fun in Westminster this week

Westminster Boating Base is hosting lots of fun activities for families until the end of Thursday this week.


Westminster Council winning west London twitter battle

Westminster is beating Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea with its number of twitter followers.

Liverpool taxi drivers fear they are missing out

Police ask taxi driver for help after woman sexually assaulted

A woman was sexually assaulted early on Saturday morning by a man she travelled from Mayfair in a cab with.

Watch: Three inch monkey born at London Zoo

The tiny black-capped squirrel monkey has not left its mothers back since being born at the zoo in Regent's Park.

Lord Adonis launches major review into tri-borough services

The Baron will be joined by an LSE professor and the senior vice president of Warner Bros to test the quality and effectiveness of the model.

Where is your council cutting spending?

Education and housing welfare support bear the brunt of cuts in west London, but funding for parking services increases

Plaque honours Black Doctor of Paddington

A plaque has been unveiled in memory of Dr John Alcindor who helped thousands during the First World War.

Person dies after being hit by train at Edgware Road station

The incident is causing severe delays on the Hammersmith and City, Circle and District lines.

Westminster landmarks to be lit up in blue in honour of Prince George's first birthday

The Marble Arch fountains and the Golden Jubilee Bridge will be illuminated from 8pm as part of the celebrations

Note to Self with Rachel Agnew

NOTE TO SELF: It’s not the winning, it’s the taking part that counts

This week Rachel Agnew joins in the British 10k London Run full of trepidation about the distance... and the terrifying thought of needing the loo!

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


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


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.


Harrow charity Kids Can Achieve to merge with The Westminster Society

Local charity to amalgamate with larger charity by September


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