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Royal Albert Hall: Historic secrets of Kensington venue revealed

From the super-strength toilets for sumo wrestlers to a ghost that's haunted Michael Bolton, there's much to see

Solar Eclipse 2015: Forget the cloudy eclipse, it's all about Jaffa Cakes

Missed the actual solar eclipse because of the cloud? Don't fret, just create your own - with Jaffa Cakes!

Ealing Broadway shopping centre attracts Victoria Beckham and Mr Blobby

Check out this gallery of 30 years of Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre history and see which faces you recognise...

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Royal Albert Hall: Historic secrets of Kensington venue revealed

From the super-strength toilets for sumo wrestlers to a ghost that's haunted Michael Bolton, there's much to see

Solar Eclipse 2015: Forget the cloudy eclipse, it's all about Jaffa Cakes

Missed the actual solar eclipse because of the cloud? Don't fret, just create your own - with Jaffa Cakes!

Ealing Broadway shopping centre attracts Victoria Beckham and Mr Blobby

Check out this gallery of 30 years of Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre history and see which faces you recognise...

Ruilsip Gardens pupils, around 1956

Ruislip primary school searches for former pupils ahead of 75th anniversary

Ruislip Gardens wants old pupils to share their stories with the current crop

Stuart Crook, with Tower of London poppy in hand, stands beside the name of his uncle Herbert Crook (HH Crook) at Ealing War Memorial

WW1 hero honoured - nearly 100 years after he died on the Somme

Family of Herbert 'Harry' Crook see his name added to Ealing War Memorial

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?

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Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
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Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
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Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
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Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
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Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
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Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
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Sports Reporter
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Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
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