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Burglar Thomas McDonagh was jailed for four years at Isleworth Crown Court after locking up a 90-year-old victim in his basement in Fulham

Burglar who locked 90-year-old in basement jailed

Thomas McDonagh forced his way into the home of a 90-year-old and locked the pensioner in the basement as he tried to burgle the property - but it didn't quite go to plan

Grandmother on way to volunteer at church knocked down in hit-and-run

The 62-year-old's family are pleading for witnesses to come forward and for the driver to give him or herself up, saying: “You shouldn't be able to sleep at night”

Woman injured in Northolt incident after brick thrown through bus door

Enquiries are ongoing and police have urged anyone with information to get in touch

Cleared: Two men accused of Uxbridge dad manslaughter acquitted

Harkitan Singh Tiwana and Bikram Multani were acquitted following a two-week trial at the Old Bailey

It would take 15 years and £807m to repair London's 'crumbling' roads

A recent survey found 17% of London's roads were in a poor structural condition and it would take 15 years to clear the backlog of road maintenance across the capital

Thurrock Council angry at Westminster plans to move homeless families to Essex

Westminster Council leader Philippa Roe
Westminster leader Philippa Roe has been told the move “simply props up your failing housing system” by Thurrock's Labour leader John Kent

Campaign calls for lighting on Chiswick footbridge

Families feel vulnerable crossing the footbridge, between Deans Close and Herbert Gardens, following several attacks nearby

Campaign calls for lighting on Chiswick footbridge

Families feel vulnerable crossing the footbridge, between Deans Close and Herbert Gardens, following several attacks nearby

Sainsbury's eyeing former Post Office in Ruislip High Street

The supermarket giant wants to open one of its Local convenience stores inside the building which, until recently, housed a Nisa shop

Nearly half of all basement renovations fail on-the-spot safety checks

A dangerous basement discovered by HSE inspectors in Hammersmith and Fulham during its recent safety checks
Inspection by Health and Safety Executive shows shocking rise in figures on last year

When will 2014-YB35 asteroid pass Earth? All you need to know..

Giant asteroid 2014-YB35 set to miss Earth and fly past on Friday evening

Crime

Burglar Thomas McDonagh was jailed for four years at Isleworth Crown Court after locking up a 90-year-old victim in his basement in Fulham

Man jailed after locking 90-year-old in basement during ‘despicable’ burglary

Thomas McDonagh forced his way into the home of a 90-year-old and locked the pensioner in the basement as he tried to burgle the property - but it didn't quite go to plan

Woman injured in Northolt incident after brick thrown through bus door

Enquiries are ongoing and police have urged anyone with information to get in touch

Isleworth man who was 'looking after drugs for friend' jailed

Benjamin Scudder was jailed for nearly three years after police found a bag containing cocaine and heroin outside his kitchen window

Building noise 'driving away customers' from Japanese restaurant

Builders say they are taking steps to "minimise disruption" after the owner of Suzu in Hammersmith complained of vibrations causing plates and bottles to crash to the floor

London's unemployed given a start on the career ladder

Anthony Radwell is presented with his certificate after completing the 'Give Someone a Start' scheme
Thanks to a new programme run by Thames Water, London's unemployed are now more attractive to employers

Family owned Banham locks in the future

Alix Culbertson talks to Charles Hallatt, executive chairman of security company Banham, which has had a major presence in Kensington for three quarters of a century           
Alexandra Dixon with Edward Heaton

Brain tumour patient calls for more investment in 'most deadly' cancer

Alexandra Dixon, from Chelsea, is receiving treatment following a second brain tumour diagnosis

West Middlesex Hospital maternity team receive Baby Friendly award

Award recognises top care for mothers and babies at West Middlesex Hospital
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Election 2015: Find out how the parties are polling

As the Prime Minister and Labour leader take part in a live election debate, see how all the parties are polling just weeks away from the General Election

The Eccentric Party comes to Uxbridge... and asks Boris Johnson to join up!

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Madcap political party The Eccentric Party boasts to be the only one to have a guitar as its deputy leader - Brenda the Fender

Education

A slice of toast

Slice of toast nearly causes student accommodation fire in Chelsea

A build-up of crumbs caught alight, leading to the evacuation of 200 people

Hounslow school makes country's top 100 list

St Mark's Catholic School has been hailed by ministers after being rated in the top 100 nationally for three key performance measures

Alps plane crash: Germanwings and Lufthansa facing questions over the mental state of co-pilot

Andreas Lubitz had reportedly been battling mental health and had taken a long break in his pilot training

Alps plane crash: UK airlines to review policies of cockpit manning levels

UK's Civil Aviation Authority have asked all UK airlines to review their cockpit manning levels following the Alps plane crash

Videos & Photos

MP Angie Bray welcomes rise in apprenticeships in Ealing and Acton

Acton murder: Road is 'pleasant and quiet' street, neighbours say

See brave teenager chop off long hair for wig-making charity

Man killed in Acton fire in flat with 'no smoke alarms fitted'

Astro group looks to next solar eclipse following cloudy show

Origami dogs made from £10 notes unleashed on London

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