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Children from Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham at Victoria Library.

BM@il: Ditching my Amazon Kindle to rediscover the library

Like the children pictured, Barbara Fisher has been re-discovering the traditional much-loved local library this week.

Review of the Year: January: Tributes to a TV star and McDonald's cleans up at the toilet Oscars

Noah the baby alpaca at Hounslow Urban Farm
January saw west London deluged with biblical amounts of rain and there were concerns about pedestrian safety and tributes to Only Fools and Horses actor Roger Lloyd-Pack.

Back in Time: Re-building the bridge over the Grand Union Canal in Uxbridge back in 1929

Take a look at another selection of historic photographs from the Uxbridge Gazette archive showing scenes from around this area from the early part of the 20th century

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Children from Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham at Victoria Library.

BM@il: Ditching my Amazon Kindle to rediscover the library

Like the children pictured, Barbara Fisher has been re-discovering the traditional much-loved local library this week.

Noah the baby alpaca at Hounslow Urban Farm

Review of the Year: January: Tributes to a TV star and McDonald's cleans up at the toilet Oscars

January saw west London deluged with biblical amounts of rain and there were concerns about pedestrian safety and tributes to Only Fools and Horses actor Roger Lloyd-Pack.

Back in Time: Re-building the bridge over the Grand Union Canal in Uxbridge back in 1929

Take a look at another selection of historic photographs from the Uxbridge Gazette archive showing scenes from around this area from the early part of the 20th century

Back in Time: Printing a newspaper the old fashioned way at King and Hutchings

Take a look at another selection of historic photographs from the Uxbridge Gazette archive showing scenes from around this area from the early part of the 20th century

Back in Time: A ploughing match at Heathrow just before the outbreak of war

Take a look at a  selection of historic photos from the Uxbridge Gazette archive showing scenes from around this area from the early part of the 20th century

Back in Time: See pictures of Uxbridge during the 1930s

Take a look at a  selection of historic photos from the Uxbridge Gazette archive showing scenes from around this area from the early part of the 20th century

Back in Time: How Uxbridge, Hayes and Hillingdon town centres looked in the 1930s

Take a look at a  selection of historic photos from the Gazette archive showing scenes from around this area from the early part of the 20th century

Traffic jam: Number 7 tram Uxbridge to Shepherd’s Bush blocking Uxbridge High Street, circa 1929. Photo by Mirrorpix, www.buyaphototms.co.uk

Back in Time: When trams ruled the roads in Hillingdon

This week we look back to 1929, the year the Great Depression started, to remember the once mighty trams that used to carry Londoners about town.

Bm@il: 'You stupid boy!' Russell Brand needs a bit of the Captain Mainwaring treatment, as Pikey, Jonesy and the rest make a welcome comeback

A cast of ageing actors is lining up to shoot a new version of the 1970s Second World War comedy, Dad's Army .

First World War vintage London bus on commemorative tour of Western Front battlefields

The only surviving working model of a First World War vintage London bus is touring the battlefields of the Western Front

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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Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Steve Bax
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Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Goolistan Cooper
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter