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Arnis Zalkalns carried 'Alice Gross' body in a builder's bag', claims hostel boss

Steven Mendonca says Arnis Zalkalns was weighed down by a big bag and stared at him 'like a zombie' as he begged for a room a week after Alice went missing

Police search for Fulham man 'Trapi Papi Chuloo' after hand grenade thrown at Essex house

The man nicknamed Trapz, Traps and Trapi Papi Chuloo is believed to be from Fulham

Police at Thames after body washes ashore in Brentford

A body is recovered from the Thames. Picture credit: Kris Wood
The emergency services have recovered a body from the Thames at Brentford, near Kew Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Five suspected IS members go on trial in Westminster accused of plotting terror attack

Police officers injured in Westminster
Five men are appearing in court in Westminster on charges including 'hostile reconnaissance' of Shepherd's Bush Police Station and having a magazine featuring beheading.

Call for central front lorry mirrors to be made law after pensioner death

Lezli Taubler, 72, died in North End Road after a lorry driver did not see him despite double checking all his mirrors

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Police officers injured in Westminster

Five men from Westminster and Kensington who 'swore allegiance to IS' charged with plotting terror attack

Five men are appearing in court in Westminster on charges including 'hostile reconnaissance' of Shepherd's Bush Police Station and having a magazine featuring beheading.

Two arrested as man in 'critical' condition after serious assault in Uxbridge

Anyone with information is asked to call officers from Hillingdon CID on 020 8246 1413. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

DNA found on guns in glove compartment triggers jail term

Man denied possession of firearm charge but forensic specialists found his DNA on two guns found in a car in Harmondsworth        

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

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Smoking. (Pic credit: Joe Bailey)

Health report calls on Boris Johnson to ban smoking in public squares and some parks

Former health minister Lord Ara Darzi also suggests a ban on fast food outlets near schools to tackle London's obesity problem.

Hammersmith and Charing Cross NHS staff man picket lines in strike over pay

NHS staff on strike at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals
Non-critical patients being told to make their own way to hospital after London Ambulance Service workers joined in a four hour strike today.

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

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

Quartet of Hounslow schools win entry to Gold Club

Lampton School, The Heathland School, Lionel Primary and Grove Park Primary are all praised by Boris Johnson for helping more deprived students flourish
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Lynda Bellingham dies: Tributes and reaction after TV star loses battle with cancer

TV star had revealed she was terminally ill with cancer and appeared on chat show Loose Women just days before her death

Morning news headlines: PM urged not to alienate EU nations, 200 paedophile cases unresolved

EU Heads of State pose for a group photo, during the EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels
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A body is recovered from the Thames. Picture credit: Kris Wood

Police at Thames after body washes ashore in Brentford

Hounslow Symphony Orchestra 60th anniversary celebration concert

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