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Group charged with two smash and grab raids at Dorchester Hotel in a month

They have also been charged with robbery at another top London hotel, scooter thefts and attempted robbery at a jewellers and a luxury Swiss watchmakers

Sophian Chhayra poses with a large bag of cannabis

Caught red handed: Kensington drug dealer gang posed for photos with wads of cash and cannabis

Five drug dealers from north Kensington are expected to receive jail sentences today, after incriminating themselves by posing for photos with cannabis and cash.

Woman who sold fake Olympic clothing during London 2012 hit with hefty sum

Yi Wang has had to pay more than £150,000 for selling counterfeit Olympic goods and for making money from criminal means


Woman killed by falling tree in Knightsbridge was Filipino housekeeper from Ladbroke Grove

A Portugese builder badly injured by a tree in nearby Eaton Square has also been named as Carlo Silva, 30

Hurricane Gonzalo: Prestigious London square owners launch inquiries into tree death and injury

The trees which killed a woman in Knightsbridge and injured a man in Belgravia yesterday both came from privately owned squares

Hurricane Gonzalo: Man seriously injured from tree fall soon after woman dies

A tree fell on a man in his 30s in Belgravia, just 40 minutes after a woman was killed by a falling tree in nearby Knightsbridge

Heathrow police officer charged with theft at Terminal 4

Glynn Rogers, 52, a PCSO, arrested on suspicion of stealing a wallet containing thousands of pounds is due to appear in court in November

Project to tackle youth gang violence to launch at St Mary's Hospital Paddington

The project will launch at the Paddington hospital's major trauma centre where a third of last year's young patients were there as a result of gang violence

Man from New Zealand missing after being taken to St Mary's Hospital

Christen McElroy, 46, was last seen at 9am on Saturday (October 18) at the hospital in Paddington

Mass demonstration across west London to highlight modern day slavery

The walk for freedom will see mouths taped shut to represent the million of slaves deprived of a voice and basic human rights as volunteers take to the streets of London tomorrow (Oct 18)

Police officers injured in Westminster

Five men from Westminster and Kensington who 'swore allegiance to IS' charged with plotting terror attack

Five men are appearing in court in Westminster on charges including 'hostile reconnaissance' of Shepherd's Bush Police Station and having a magazine featuring beheading.

Hounslow bucks the trend in affordable housing

Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham and Ealing also see an increase but west London figures drop overall largely due to a slump in Harrow

Mysterious private room for rent in Southall will set you back £1,233 per night!

The most expensive place to rent in west London on Airbnb is a room for two in Southall, closely followed by an apartment in Belgravia for £1,019 per night.

Pub fined after toddler fell two metres through railing into basement

The Slug and Lettuce in Hanover Street admitted breaching health and safety laws and has to now pay over £33,000

Take a look through this month's suspects who have been Caught on Camera

Another man arrested on suspicion of plotting a 'London terror attack'

The arrest of another man during Tuesday's swoop on four others suspected of preparing for a terror attack was kept secret until now

In pictures: Endangered big cats to get £5.2 million enclosure at London Zoo

The zoo's Asiatic lions will be able to roam freely around the 27,000 sq ft enclosure in a bid to breed more to help the world's dwindling population of just 400

Covent Garden's floating building has Londoners puzzled

The new installation looks like the market building is floating in the air

Woman punched in face and robbed on her doorstep in St John's Wood

Police are asking for help to find the two men who attacked the woman in Acacia Road and stole her jewellery and handbag

West London estate agents brand Labour's Mansion Tax 'ill thought out'

Labour announced they would place an annual levy on all properties worth £2million or above but estate agents in the country's most expensive areas said this would not put buyers off the most pricey houses, writes Rahul Vashisht

Hounslow woman appears in court charged over Syria terrorism plans

Angela Shafiq, who is accused of helping a friend who planned to travel to Syria, was bailed to appear at the Old Bailey this Friday

Record number of children adopted in London

The Government is attributing the rise in adoptions to its changes to the adoption system which make it quicker and easier

Magic FM DJ Neil Fox arrested on suspicion of historical sex offences

The former Pop Idol judge, born in Harrow, was quizzed at a central London police station yesterday morning.

Former Bond girl leads the way for Silver Sunday

Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, will be taking part in this weekend's Silver Sunday celebrations to help conquer loneliness in older people across west London, writes James Sherrard

Worries over super sewer getting in way of new cycle superhighway

The new east-west cycle would go from Tower Hill to Acton, through Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, writes James Sherrard

Former London Assembly member for Hillingdon, Richard Barnes

Former Hillingdon councillor and Boris deputy ditches Tory party for UKIP

Richard Barnes, a former right hand man to Mayor Boris Johnson, has defected to the UK Independence Party who he said had the "right answers" to Britain's issues.

Hammersmith and Fulham pensioners least likely in England to get flu jab

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West London pensioners were among the least likely to get a flu jab last winter

Westminster Magistrates Court

Man found with four guns and live ammo in Notting Hill

Nathan Cuffy, 25, of Dartmouth Close appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today following his arrest on Friday (September 26)

K&C and Westminster come up trumps in London in Bloom competition

The two central west London boroughs won several awards in the annual London in Bloom awards, writes James Sherrard

Pair charged with gun possession and another arrested in Notting Hill today

Two men arrested on Wednesday (Sep 24) in Marylebone have been charged with having a gun to endanger life and another was arrested in Notting Hill today

Breaking: 'Gang members' arrested as Russian handgun seized in Marylebone

Five men were arrested last night in Marylebone for having a Baikal loaded handgun


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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
Westminster, 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