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Could you pass GCSE English? Take our quiz to find out

School pupils took their exams earlier this year, and now it's your turn. Take our quiz to test your skills.

Rescued iconic concrete lion head from old Palace of Industry in Wembley finally mounted on plinth

The former Palace of Industry concrete lion's head corbel unveiled on its new mount on a plinth in Wembley by, left, James Saunders from land developer Quintain and, right, Brent Council leader Councillor Muhammed Butt
Head was one of three corbels saved from the building constructed for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924

Looking Back: Ghosts of Hounslow Christmas past and present

Local historian Eddie Menday has been inspired by the festive lights to revist the ghosts of his and Hounslow’s Christmas past.

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Could you pass GCSE English? Take our quiz to find out

School pupils took their exams earlier this year, and now it's your turn. Take our quiz to test your skills.

The former Palace of Industry concrete lion's head corbel unveiled on its new mount on a plinth in Wembley by, left, James Saunders from land developer Quintain and, right, Brent Council leader Councillor Muhammed Butt

Rescued iconic concrete lion head from old Palace of Industry in Wembley finally mounted on plinth

Head was one of three corbels saved from the building constructed for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924

Looking Back: Ghosts of Hounslow Christmas past and present

Local historian Eddie Menday has been inspired by the festive lights to revist the ghosts of his and Hounslow’s Christmas past.

Members of Flightpath Christian youth group, unearthed a time capsule from the crypt in St Mary's Church, Osterley, which they buried 25-years-ago.

When a travel card cost 70p! Time capsule recalls world of 1988

A time capsule has been unearthed from a church crypt in Osterley and has brought back memories of 25 years ago

Paul Ross on the history of broadcasting

A brief history of TV: Marking 90 years since the UK's first scheduled TV service

How did we get from a single channel broadcasting shows about doing laundry to today's 24-hour multi-channel programming?

If the Invader Comes: Wartime pamphlets to go on sale in London

Pamphlets offering a 'fascinating window' into British life during the early 1940s are to be auction in Mayfair

Work on an A.R.P. air raid shelter in Durham, September 1939

Looking Back: Hounslow borough on the eve of war

Eddie Menday delves into the Middlesex Chronicle archives to uncover a fascinating glimpse at what life was like in the year before the outbreak of the Second World War

Retro packaging from the Museum of Brands in Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill

Keen as mustard about Colman’s and bedazzled by Daz

Hannah Flint meets the man behind Museum of Brands in Notting Hill

Our homes have changed dramatically over the last 40 years

How our homes - and our shopping habits - have changed in the last 40 years

In the 1970s only 50% of people had a landline and 14% of us still didn’t have fridge. If we've come this far in 40 years, what does the future hold?

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Looking Back: Blooming good history of Stanwell rose

Eddie Menday recalls nursery gardens and their success in cultivating roses because of the favourable growing conditions in the Feltham area

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Looking Back: Eros statue's links with Feltham

I SUSPECT that many local people when photographing the Eros statue in Piccadilly are not aware of its strong connection with Feltham.

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Retro: How Ealing shaped acclaimed playwright

ONE of the quietest corners of the borough, Perivale was also the birthplace of acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and novelist Derek Marlowe.

Juvenile and Junior Old Time Dancing Contest at Hammersmith Palais, June 1963.

Looking Back: Rich history of the Hammersmith Palais

A large block of student flats in Shepherd's Bush Road is almost complete and, looking at the site now, it is hard to believe it used to be home to one of the most iconic entertainment venues in London's history.

Britain was in the grip of a general in 1926.

Looking Back: When the capital was in the grip of a general strike

A general strike was called by the Trades Union Congress in May 1926 to support the miners in their dispute with the mine owners, who wanted to cut their wages by 13 per cent and increase their shifts from seven to eight hours.

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Looking Back: The fascinating history of knitting!

I looked into the St Dunstan’s Church Centre at Feltham recently, and there enjoying cups of coffee were a number of ladies busy knitting.

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Retro West London: Milestones in the life of Ealing Abbey

JAMES SHERRARD delves into the history books to find out all about the significant events in the life of Ealing Abbey.

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Looking Back: Bridge pillar became a Brentford monument

I WAS looking through my photograph collection and realised I did not have one of the Brentford Stump, the monument that formerly stood at Ferry Point by the river Thames.

Victoria was often at the centre of protest movements in the Thatcher years.

Looking Back: When Victoria was battleground for Thatcher and unions

ONE of the defining policies of the Thatcher era was her determination to defeat the unions, who were a major force in the capital throughout the 1970s and 80s.

London Underground in war time. Pic credit: Mirrorpix

Looking Back: Children's birthday party that defied the Blitz

AS London Underground celebrates it 150th anniversary this year, photographs from the 1940s remind us of the turbulent times the service has seen, and the crucial aid it provided for Londoners in the Second World War.

The 12th Annual Camping and Outdoor Life and Travel Exhibition at Empire Hall in Olympia, London. December 1969. Miss Wendy Pattenden.

Looking Back: Colourful history of Olympia's exhibition centres

NEVER work with children and animals, unless you’re coming to Olympia.

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