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Robert Cumber

Robert Cumber

Robert covers all things Hounslow, Heston, Cranford and Whitton, from summer fairs to court cases and the ongoing debate over the Heathrow's future. He also writes theatre previews and reviews of shows across west London.

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Fans furious as Harrow act Bollywest Fusion fails to reach finals of Britain's Got Talent

The Harrow dance group came eighth out of nine acts in the fourth semi-final, despite Simon Cowell calling their performance 'sensational'

Caught on camera: the terrifying moment robber waves knife at Hillingdon shopkeeper and his teenage son

Detectives are hunting the attacker, who escaped with a 'substantial' sum of cash from Taal Food and Wine in Ruislip

Travel mayhem on Central line as signal failures cause severe delays

Transport for London says delays are due to earlier signal failure in East Acton area

Passers by mistake knife crime poster photo shoot in Uxbridge for the real thing

The posters were made by police cadets from Hillingdon, who have urged their peers to sign an online pledge to end knife crime in London

Major regeneration underway at riverside park in Hounslow

Volunteers have been cleaning up Silverhall Park in Isleworth and planting wildflowers ahead of work to the Duke of Northumberland's River

Bug-eating challenge and chilli competition on menu at Syon Park Foodies Festival

MasterChef champion Jane Devonshire will also make her public cooking debut at the festival this weekend, alongside celebrity chefs including Atul Kochar


People evacuated as firefighters battle circus lorry fire on A406 North Circular Road in Wembley

About 30 people were evacuated from their homes as the lorry was carrying circus equipment including gas cylinders

Westminster PC charged with series of child sex offences

PC Leiper faces six charges, including one count of attempting to cause a child to engage in penetrative activity

Appeal for witnesses as Oxford Street bus collision leaves pensioner fighting for life

The 73-year-old is in a critical condition following the crash involving a number 73 bus on Tuesday (May 24) afternoon

Historic painting bought for Gunnersbury Park as work continues to restore faded glamour

The work by Maxwell Ashby Armfield is believed to show people enjoying the park shortly after it was opened to the public in the 1920s

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