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Hounslow hero Mo Farah out of Commonwealth Games

Team England reveal track star has not recovered from illness in time to compete

Police body-worn video cameras now being piloted in Ealing

Ealing is one of ten London boroughs which will test out the use of body-worn video cameras for officers over the next year

Blaze destroys a building behind shops in Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon

One building was destroyed, says London Fire Brigade, and another one next to it was damaged. Nobody was hurt.

Mother of student found dead in Thames was 'spied on by Met Police'

Ricky Reel died on a night out with friends in 1997 following apparent racist attack

Liverpool agree £10.5m deal for QPR striker Loic Remy

Loic Remy scores for QPR
 French frontman to be confirmed as Reds' latest summer signing this afternoon

Crime

The Watermans Centre in Brentford

Watermans arts centre burglar due to be sentenced

Toby Stevens, of Brentford was remanded in custody to appear at Isleworth Crown Court for sentencing,

“There is little more that is despicable than picking on old and lonely people" says judge as he jails West Drayton burglar

When officers reviewed CCTV images they were quickly able to arrest 48-year-old Michael Casey, of Maple Avenue, West Drayton.

Pensioner jailed for life for raping toddler he was babysitting

Barry John Britten, 66, of Westminster raped a three-year-old boy his parents trusted to babysit. His parents only knew when the boy mentioned it to his grandmother.

Two newly refurbished hotels for west London to open this summer

Holiday Inn London Heathrow Terminal 5 and Holiday Inn London West set to open in August

The Fragrance Shop opens to shoppers in Feltham

Four new jobs created for the newest store at The Centre with staff celebrating the opening by handing out goodies bags for customers

Unique market where it's always the 1950s is returning to Hammersmith

Mid Century Market
The Mid Century Market will offer shoppers a chance to pick up some retro bargains on August 16.

News in Pictures

Primark at centre of BBC2's Clothes to Die For documentary

If Primark came to Uxbridge as rumours suggest, would this put you off shopping there?

Get Fit With Roy: Regular exercise can make you less stressed

Roy Summers (centre) at Bodyline gym in Ealing
Personal trainer Roy Summers from Bodyline Studios in Ealing returns with another pep talk for readers, this time on how you can boost your confidence and feel less stressed.

Compulsory purchase plans approved to secure Brentford stadium site

Councillors vote overwhelmingly to use compulsory purchase orders to buy land needed for Brentford FC's arena if negotiations with the owners break down

Nick Hurd loses cabinet job

The Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP has lost his job as Civil Society Minister in Dave Cameron's cabinet reshuffle. 

Education

In pictures: headteacher's delight as pupils throw surprise party in Brentford

Grainne Morland is given a fitting send-off after a decade in charge at Our Lady and St John's RC Primary School

Triumph for Fulham Boys School as opening goes ahead

An uncertain fortnight has ended in triumph for The Fulham Boys School with the announcement today that the September opening will go ahead as planned.
Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening ceremony at Celtic park. Team Scotland.

Morning news headlines: New MH17 investigation, Commonwealth games begins, NHS cash worries

The latest news from around the globe

Peaches Geldof inquest: Baby alone for 15 hours with mum's body after tragic heroin death

Peaches Geldof and baby Phaedra
Journalist, model and television presenter had started using heroin in again in February this year

Videos & Photos

Fire safety demonstrations galore at station open day

Council ignore thousands who asked for Pinner Park Farm consultation extension

In pictures: Fruit and sport at health-themed Party in the Park in Hayes

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