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Brentford soldier backs campaign to recruit more women to the Army

Lance Bombardier Chelsey Hampson-Carroll urges other women to consider a career in the Army, describing her experience as a 'massive eye-opener'

Arrest made in Dr Imran Farooq murder investigation

Police raided an address in Waltham Forest this morning.

Nearly 200 fines issued to litterbugs in Hounslow

Hounslow Council is issuing on the spot fines for littering.
Firms and individuals have now been fined a total of £12,600 this year for littering and fly-tipping in the borough

Man shot in leg and stabbed in torso in Pimlico last night

Police are asking for witnesses to the shooting and stabbing in Cumberland Street, Pimlico, just after midnight today (August 27).

Garlic smuggler on the run is one of Britain's Most Wanted

West Drayton man believed to be in India after being sentenced to six years in jail for evading £2million customs duty on imports of garlic

Crime

Milo the sniffer dog helps uncover 2,700 fake cigarettes in Hounslow

The spaniel and his companion Indi, a black Labrador, found the potentially harmful goods on sale at shops in central Hounslow

Garlic smuggler on the run is one of Britain's Most Wanted

West Drayton man believed to be in India after being sentenced to six years in jail for evading £2million customs duty on imports of garlic

Man shot in leg and stabbed in torso in Pimlico last night

Police are asking for witnesses to the shooting and stabbing in Cumberland Street, Pimlico, just after midnight today (August 27).

Chiquito and Wagamama latest chains confirmed to open in Uxbridge

Both restaurants are expected to open in the town centre by the end of the year

Business leaders in a league of their own at Chiswick table football tournament.

Hounslow Chamber of Commerce organise fun event for those stuck working during summer holidays.

Victory for Fulham Palace Garden Centre as pet superstore pulls out

A petition launched by neighbours and revealed by getwestlondon has pushed Pets at Home to pull out of leasing the garden centre owned by The Prince's Trust.
Martin Morgan, a Consultant Occupational Therapist with St Bernard's Hospital in Ealing

'Not quite ready': How those with mental health issues can struggle to persuade employers to hire them

Martin Morgan , a Consultant Occupational Therapist with St Bernard's Hospital in Ealing discusses the issues surrounding mental health and unemployment in this blog.

Inspiring Ealing hospital ward manager picks up service award

Christopher Duval who works at St Bernard’s mental health hospital
Christopher Duval who works at St Bernard’s mental health hospital was awarded for his contributions, including creating a 'tree of hope' where messages can be left to raise the spirits of patients.

Cllr Greg Stafford: Beware Labour 'doublespeak' over Ealing Council finances

Ealing Tory leader Councillor Greg Stafford calls on his Labour opponents to come clean over council finances in his latest column.

Boris says 'yes' to Uxbridge and South Ruislip

The Mayor of London submitted his name to Conservative Campaign Headquarters this morning, just 48 hours before the deadline.

Education

School classroom

Plans for new secondary school in Hounslow backed by blindness charity

The Thomas Lucas Academy would have longer hours than most schools so pupils could finish their homework with teachers' support, allowing them 'downtime' with their families

GCSE results in Hounslow soar 10 per cent in four years

A record 68.7 per cent of pupils in the borough this year achieved five or more A*-Cs including English and maths
Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council who has stepped down with "immediate effect" after accepting responsibility on behalf of the council for failings detailed in a report which found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town over a 16-year period

Morning news headlines: Shock as report into Rotherham sex abuse in revealed, downsized Nato 'can't fight Russia'

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Paul Gascoigne in hospital as he faces prospect of being made homeless after another alcohol binge

Paul Gascoigne pictured in Boscombe, Bournemouth last year
Paramedics and cops were called after the football legend was seen slumped outside his flat clutching a bottle of vodka

Videos & Photos

Busking brilliance gets young singer-songwriter and her band a spot in the final of London competition

In pictures: Fickle weather makes Osterley Fair an event of two halves.

Watch: crowd of 6,000 celebrates Indian Independence Day at Osterley's Indian Gymkhana Club

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