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Police urge Londoners to 'follow five steps to prevent thieves stealing your gifts this Christmas'

The Met is urging Londoners to take simple steps to protect electronic Christmas gifts like mobile phones from being stolen as incidents spike during December.

Brentford FC striker charged with handling stolen goods

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Montell Moore, who has been with the club since he was seven and recently broke into the senior side, is due to appear in court early next month

Lifeboat crew to the rescue after man leaps from Westminster Bridge due to 'personal problems'

Lifeboat crew rescue man from Thames by Westminster Bridge
The man aged 40 jumped into the icy Thames in front of crowds of people on Tuesday night, but rescuers were quickly on the scene.

Market stall holder hit by car in Fulham's North End Road

A market stall holder has been hit by a car on North End Road in Fulham just 10 days after a pedestrian was killed by a lorry on the same stretch.

Patients in west London among worst for missing hospital appointments

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One in six first appointments at Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust (15.9%) were missed by patients, the worst rate in England.

Crime

Police urge Londoners to 'follow five steps to prevent thieves stealing your gifts this Christmas'

The Met is urging Londoners to take simple steps to protect electronic Christmas gifts like mobile phones from being stolen as incidents spike during December.

Uxbridge death row man: two plead at Old Bailey

Rakesh 'George' Desoura died after alleged assault near his home in Ryefield Avenue in September

Police need help in finding suspects of two robberies in Southall and Northolt

The suspects have targeted younger victims who are unlikely to retaliate, say Ealing officers

Is Westminster least desirable borough to buy a home?

Westminster has ranked 93rd on the list of most in-demand places to live in the UK as buyers are priced out by exorbitant property costs and stamp duty.

Two-way traffic resumes on Southall Broadway after six months

The high street has been closed westbound since July as part of the £11m project to regenerate the town.

Big boost for iconic 286-year-old Ealing pub

One of Ealing’s most historic pubs, the Ealing Park Tavern has re-opened following an extensive refurbishment under new owners, ETM Group.
Roy Summers (centre) at Bodyline gym in Ealing

Get Fit with Roy: My five tips for a healthy and happy Christmas

Personal trainer Roy Summers from Bodyline Gym in Ealing returns with more expert advice on how you can look after yourself during the festive season.

Stem cell donor drive at Southall Gurdwara hopes to save the life of leukaemia sufferer

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Southall
The Gurdwara in Southall is holding an event on Sunday to find potential stem cell donors who could save the life of a 25-year-old father of two.

Labour councillor in Hounslow suspended by party

Khulique Malik, who represents Feltham North, has been suspended pending an investigation by the party

Ex-Harrow councillor and Conservative MP Mark Pritchard arrested over alleged rape

MP went voluntarily to London police station where he was arrested and bailed

Education

ATL claims

Brentford primary school pupils 'well prepared for life in modern Britain'

Ofsted inspectors praise staff at Our Lady and St John's RC Primary School, which was again rated 'good', for giving youngsters a rounded education

Isleworth whizzkids finish runners-up in national maths contest

(L-R) Carey Ann Dodah from Explore Learning, Humza Qadir, Aaron Gangarh, David Spiegelhalter, Cleva Cullen and Maya Rawat.
The team from Ashton House Primary School fought off competition from 1,300 other teams to reach the final of the National Young Mathematicians' Award

UK weather and travel: Latest updates after thousands are stranded overnight as snow closes roads and airports

Hundreds of travellers stuck overnight as up to 10cm of snow fell in some parts of the country, with weather warnings in place for more snow

Mum survived Glasgow lorry tragedy that killed her parents and daughter because she stopped at cashpoint

Lorraine Sweeney and granddaughter Erin McQuade
Erin McQuade, 18, and grandparents Jack Sweeney, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, were three of the victims killed in the tragedy

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Watch: Surprise for Christmas Day workers in Hounslow and Paddington

Lorraine Sweeney and granddaughter Erin McQuade

Mum survived Glasgow lorry tragedy that killed her parents and daughter because she stopped at cashpoint

Three-course meal for senior citizens at Greenford High School

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Tim Street
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