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Christmas honey balls, an Italian treat you can make at home.

Cook Italian: Create your own traditional Christmas honey balls

Add a bit of excitement to your Christmas cooking with a series of Italian recipes from our cook and columnist Silvana Lanzetta - this week, Christmas Honey Balls.

Best-One convenience store in Isleworth wins a national award

Alkesh Gadher and his wife Chan were crowned kings of merchandising at last night's Independent Achievers Academy (IAA) awards

Hounslow off-licences pledge not to sell super strength booze

More than 15 licensees across the borough have agreed not to sell cheap beer, lager or cider which is over 6 per cent ABV

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Christmas honey balls, an Italian treat you can make at home.

Cook Italian: Create your own traditional Christmas honey balls

Add a bit of excitement to your Christmas cooking with a series of Italian recipes from our cook and columnist Silvana Lanzetta - this week, Christmas Honey Balls.

Best-One convenience store in Isleworth wins a national award

Alkesh Gadher and his wife Chan were crowned kings of merchandising at last night's Independent Achievers Academy (IAA) awards

Hounslow off-licences pledge not to sell super strength booze

More than 15 licensees across the borough have agreed not to sell cheap beer, lager or cider which is over 6 per cent ABV

Food Review: Mad about unique spice blends at Madhu's

DANYA BAZARAA dines at Madhu’s Restaurant, 39 South Road, Southall UB1 1SW. Call 020 8574 1897. www.madhus.co.uk.

Valentina 404-406 Chiswick High Road W4 5TF Telephone 020 8987 9100 www.valentinafinefoods.com

Food Review: Valentina in Chiswick has good food and wine and a good back story too!

Adrian Seal samples the food and discovers the back story at the Valentina Italian restaurant in Chiswick High Road W4.

Hot chocolate Italy style

Cook Italian: How to create Italian creamy hot chocolate

This week Italian cooking instructor Silvana Lanzetta shows you how to create a scrumptious  hot chocolate - perfect for those winter evenings!

Brunch is served

Food Review: Day or night a warm buzz awaits at VQ in Chelsea

Adrian Seal eats at VQ Chelsea, 325 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 9QL 020 7376 7224, www.vq24hours.com

Food Review: Positive vibes at the new Caribbean in town

DANYA BAZARAA eats at Turtle Bay, Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, W5 5JY. Call 0203 0670 007.

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge: Sorry Argentina but I'm sticking to British steak if it's this good

Alix Culbertson eats at Hawksmoor, 3 Yeoman's Row, Knightsbridge, SW3 2AL. Tel: 020 7590 9290. www.thehawksmoor.com

Mexican restaurant Chiquito to open in Uxbridge next month, creating up to 60 jobs

The Mexican eatery is on track to open in the intu Uxbridge shopping centre in mid-December.

A tasty dish served up a Fire and Feathers

Food Review: Fire and Feathers serves up authentic Portugal Piri Piri in the heart of Chelsea

Adrian Seal eats at Fire and Feathers, 343 Fulham Road, Chelsea SW10 9TW. Telephone 020 3011 0081 www.fireandfeathers.co.uk

The Rifleman in Twickenham named best pub in Hounslow and Richmond

The Twickenham boozer beats the Mason Arms in Teddington to CAMRA's top prize, with honourable mentions for pubs in Isleworth and Brentford

Heritage tomato and mozzarella salad

Food Review: A promising start for Butcher's Hook new venture

Adrian Seal eats at The Butcher's Hook, 115 Dalling Road, Hammersmith W6 0ET. Telephone 0208 741 6282 www.thebutchershook.co.uk

Ready made or make it yourself? It's your choice

Simply Healthy: Eat want you want, as long as you make it yourself

Home cooked meals may require more time and effort, but the health benefits can be considerable, writes weight management expert Aaron Grewal

Classroom boat floats off into a brighter future

Elsdale II celebrates re-fit with a trip up the canal for schoolchildren

Food Review: Limeyard could be Ealing's new hotspot

DANYA BAZARAA eats at Limeyard, 8 Ealing High Street, Ealing, W5 5DB. Contact 0208 567 9056.

CANVAS is at 1 Wilbraham Place, Chelsea SW1X 9AE

Food Review: Passion is the extra ingredient at CANVAS in Chelsea

Adrian Seal eats at CANVAS by Michael Riemenschneider, 1 Wilbraham Place, Chelsea SW1X 9AE. Telephone 0207 823 4463 www.canvaschelsea.com

'Proper pub food' at the Draper's Arms

Food Review: The Draper's Arms in Ealing is a cut above regular pub food

Steve Bax eats at The Draper’s Arms, 24-25 High Street, Ealing, W5 5DB. Tel: 0208 579 4107

The Shed restaurant in London W8

Food Review: The Shed is home to a great dining experience

Adrian Seal eats at The Shed, 122 Palace Gardens Terrace W8 4RT. Telephone 0207 229 4024 www.theshed-restaurant.com

'London restaurants now better than Paris as customers get more choosy'

A Bayswater restaurant critic has said London restaurants are the best in Europe thanks to Brits demanding more of their experience.

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Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
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