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Leonel Hernandez-Gonzalez, a member of a Columbian drugs cartel living in Hounslow, was part of a gang which tried to smuggle cocaine into the country inside fake plastic bananas

Hounslow man jailed for trying to smuggle in 100kg of cocaine stuffed inside fake bananas

Leonel Hernandez-Gonzalez was part of a Columbian drugs cartel trying to bring drugs with a street value of £24m into the UK

New headteacher appointed for Acton's new primary school

Ark Byron Primary Academy is set to open in September 2015 and the new head of school and executive principal have been chosen

More than £1m to be spent on funding free childcare in Ealing

The investment will go towards creating more places at three locations across the borough

Benidorm shooting: Brentford man found shot dead with wife in Spanish villa

Detectives believe ex-pats Peter and Jean Tarsey may have been the victims of a bungled robbery

Police name Acton murder victim as Terrence Longman

Terrence Longman, 50, died at a flat in Acton on March 24 and a man has been charged in connection with his murder

Murder investigation launched after woman found dead in Fulham flat

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and bailed in connection with the police investigation

Blind hamsters in search for special homes

Could you offer two adorable blind hamsters a new home?

Blind hamsters in search for special homes

Could you offer two adorable blind hamsters a new home?

Police close brothel during prostitution crackdown in Hounslow and Hillingdon

Seven people were arrested following a series of raids across the two boroughs at properties believed to be connected to the sex trade

Get your applications in for Hanwell Carnival royal family

Apply to be the Queen, princess or prince of the Hanwell Carnival by going online

Armed police in Hayes after reports of man 'waving firearm'

Armed police swooped on Kingshill Avenue, near Hayes Rugby Club, on Saturday night to reports of a man waving a gun

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Leonel Hernandez-Gonzalez, a member of a Columbian drugs cartel living in Hounslow, was part of a gang which tried to smuggle cocaine into the country inside fake plastic bananas

Hounslow man jailed for trying to smuggle in 100kg of cocaine stuffed inside fake bananas

Leonel Hernandez-Gonzalez was part of a Columbian drugs cartel trying to bring drugs with a street value of £24m into the UK

Police close brothel during prostitution crackdown in Hounslow and Hillingdon

Seven people were arrested following a series of raids across the two boroughs at properties believed to be connected to the sex trade

Police name Acton murder victim as Terrence Longman

Terrence Longman, 50, died at a flat in Acton on March 24 and a man has been charged in connection with his murder
Rev Andrew Downes blesses The Blue Boat pub with general manager Nina Dahl watching

New Fulham riverside pub receives gets blessed by the Holy spirit

The Blue Boat was blessed by Fuller's Brewery honorary chaplain Rev Andrew Downes

Wembley Central invites you to fun-filled day to mark shop openings

The newly redeveloped Wembley Central shopping centre
The newly redeveloped shopping centre celebrates its new appearance

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
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

Conservative resignation sparks Northfield by-election

A by-election will be held in Northfield ward on May 7 following the resignation of Conservative Councillor Mark Reen

Election 2015: Your chance to meet the candidates in Ealing and Acton

If you have questions to ask the candidates, please email them to cmynors@gmail.com

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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

Joni Mitchell in intensive care after emergency call

Folk singer 'awake and in good spirits'

Morning news headlines: Labour business attack; Alps crash video found; Bomb manual jail sentence

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Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
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Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
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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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