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Rise in rape and violence but overall crime has fallen in west London

Police say rape is now more likely to be reported and has welcomed new figures on overall crime rates 

Jailed today: Nine cyber thieves who stole over a million pounds from Barclays bank

The gang used high-tech equipment to steal cash, only to be stung by the Met's e-Crime unit

Labour Party create manifesto based on residents' views

The Labour Party say they have one last chance to take back Hammersmith and Fulham Council from the Tories at the local elections in May

Criminals to feel the heat today as Operation Big Wing targets thieves and burglars

More than 5,500 police across the Capital are today executing warrants and carrying out crime prevention to clamp down on theft and burglary.

Chinese madam ran brothel 'remotely' from flat in Harrow

Chinese national Aili Jiang has been convicted of running a brothel in Hertfordshire remotely from her flat in Harrow, 20 miles away

Crime

Rise in rape and violence but overall crime has fallen in west London

Police say rape is now more likely to be reported and has welcomed new figures on overall crime rates 

Jailed today: Nine cyber thieves who stole over a million pounds from Barclays bank

The gang used high-tech equipment to steal cash, only to be stung by the Met's e-Crime unit

Wanted for eight years, woman who cost victim his spleen in Harrow surrenders after Crimewatch appeal

Mary Whelan saw the BBC appeal herself and turned herself in at London Stansted airport
The West Collection in Fulham, by London Square

Demand for Fulham townhouses grows despite price tag

Developer London Square is selling 11 townhouses with a starting price of close to £4million as the property market hots up locally

Awards for Ealing grandmother who became oldest woman to sail solo around the world

Jeanne Socrates was presented with the Cruising Club of America’s Blue Water Medal
The plaudits continue for 71-year-old Jeanne Socrates who has picked up an award in the US in recognition of her achievement in circumnavigating the globe solo

Latest figures show London house prices up by an average £11k in March

A young couple study homes in an estate agents' window
The latest House Asking Price Index produced by estate agents Rightmove reveals that the price of new properties coming on to the market is now at an all time high, with outer London boroughs now surging

News in Pictures

Richard Ingrey ran in the marathon for Diabetes UK

West Middlesex staff test their stamina for good causes

One West Mid staff member has run in the London Marathon and the other is taking part in the Tough Mudder Challenge.

Aids charity urges political parties to tackle HIV ahead of council elections

The National Aids Trust has called on election candidates to pledge to support HIV prevention and support services

Labour Party create manifesto based on residents' views

The Labour Party say they have one last chance to take back Hammersmith and Fulham Council from the Tories at the local elections in May

Cllr Gary Malcolm: Liberal Democrats will treat vulnerable residents as a priority

Councillor Gary Malcolm (right)
Ealing councillor Gary Malcolm makes the case for the Liberal Democrats ahead of this May council elections, in his latest column.

Education

Polish Saturday school due to open in Hounslow

Mum-of-two setting up school because she says there are too few facilities for Hounslow's estimated 9,000 Poles

Rugby chiefs throw lifeline to threatened homework club

The Rugby Football Union donates £1,000 to a homework club on Isleworth's Ivybridge estate after an appeal by MP Mary Macleod, but more help is desperately needed
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David Moyes sacked: No thanks for players as Moyes breaks silence

Fired boss releases statement day after being fired from Manchester United job

Videos & Photos

Kayaking fun for children during Easter break

Disabled charity wins £120,000 Sport England grant

Watch: Dramatic blaze as punters flee their local pub, The Castle, in Harrow on the Hill

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