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Couple fined £75,000 over 'beds in sheds' in Hounslow

Husband and wife were ordered to cough up after ignoring council orders to stop using three outbuildings in Park Road, Hounslow, as accommodation

Hounslow and Hayes men part of gang who smuggled heroin in baby clothes

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Six men, including three from west London, will be sentenced on Wednesday for smuggling a million pounds worth of heroin into the UK hidden in packages.

Hurricane Gonzalo: Woman killed by falling tree in Knightsbridge

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The pedestrian was sadly killed at the scene due to high winds from Hurricane Gonzalo, despite the efforts of a big medical team from London Ambulance Service

Woman in fatal collision in Hanworth named

Family and friends pay tribute to Flora Kharwa of Hounslow, a mother and wife 'gone too soon'

Heroic Harrow workman saves lives after investigating collapsed chimney

Roofer Nikos Shellis was called out on Sunday to a 'dramatic scene' where a roof could have been about to cave in.

Crime

'Hugger muggers' try to grab woman's gold necklace in Southall after posing as friends

A stranger hugged the 83-year-old victim yesterday while her accomplice tried to rip the necklace from the woman's throat

Mother pleads with burglars to return pet chihuahua to distraught daughter

The distinctive short-haired chihuahua, which has no tail, was taken from their home in Isleworth last Thursday evening

Burglars urged to return WW1 medals stolen from house in Hounslow

The medals, belonging to the victim's grandfather and great grandfather, were taken during the day last Friday

Tesco still going ahead with plan to build at Hillingdon Circus despite plummeting shares

And supermarket rival Morrisons has confirmed it is no longer looking to move in across the road after Tesco was given the green light

Dragon's Den star Hilary Devey leads hunt for Hounslow's top business people

The ex-Dragons' Den star is on the judging panel for Pitman Training's SuperAchievers awards

Hounslow market back, with a couple of familiar faces

Two of the traders kicked out to make way for the old food market are back among what will eventually be 24 stalls either side of Bell Road

News in Pictures

Four young ballet dancers from Harrow to star in Swan Lake

Lucy Gordon, 13, Megan Hondius, 13, Tamara Katerinchuk, 15, and Martha Wrench, 15, attend The Van Niekerk Academy of Dance in Stanmore and will perform in the touring English Youth Ballet production

Simply Healthy: Eat want you want, as long as you make it yourself

Ready made or make it yourself? It's your choice
Home cooked meals may require more time and effort, but the health benefits can be considerable, writes weight management expert Aaron Grewal

About 200 workers protest outside West Middlesex Hospital during NHS strike over pay

Union leader says no patients were put at risk and thanks members of the public for their support

Defence secretary sees Heston cadets in action

Michael Fallon impressed by rifle shooting and model plane building skills of air and army cadets he meets

Education

Parents warned as application deadline looms

Council school admissions team is encouraging parents to apply for more than one school and that they should consider local schools as well as others further away.

Pupils in Heston don blindfolds to mark World Sight Day

Students at Westbrook Primary School played football and hockey wearing the masks to help them understand the challenges facing blind and visually impaired people
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Oscar Pistorius given five-year jail sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp

South African sprinter also given three years for firearms offences, but could be home in 10 months

Morning news headlines: Spinal paralysis breakthrough, Kate back on Royal duties, designer passes away, Gonzalo disruption expected

Darek Fidyka (right) who was completely paralysed from the waist down and is now able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery
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