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Harlesden man who smashed skulls of three women in hotel is guilty of attempted murder

Philip Spence from Harlesden was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday (October 21) of three counts of attempted murder.

Police hunt greasy-haired, ponytailed flasher in Brentford

Man believed to be aged around 40 exposed himself to a young girl near Brentford FC's Griffin Park stadium

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

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

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

Meet the UK's fittest great-grandfather who has just turned 100 years-old

Britain's oldest gym buff Sam Heggessey from Ickenham got a personal message from Sir Richard Branson at his Virgin Active gym as he celebrated his 100th birthday

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

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
Concerns have been raised by dementia patient groups

Morning news headlines: Dementia fears; high cost of foreign criminals; Clegg targets teacher workload

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