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People asked to think twice before heading for A&E this winter

“Pharmacies are open every day across the borough and the NHS 111 phone line is open 24/7 as a first port of call for advice."

Christmas will be tough for couple who lost beautiful baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Eddie with mum Jennifer
Jennifer and Chris Reid from Brent are facing their first Christmas since the sudden death of their baby son, and have started a charity in his memory.

Pinner girl who received dad's kidney in transplant aged 2 enjoys Disney party

Kidney transplant recipient Erin Sleck, 4, of Pinner, with sister Cerys and brother Kyan at the Christmas party held by Disney Store in central London for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Erin Sleck, 4, met Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse characters at Christmas party held for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children's Charity

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People asked to think twice before heading for A&E this winter

“Pharmacies are open every day across the borough and the NHS 111 phone line is open 24/7 as a first port of call for advice."

Eddie with mum Jennifer

Christmas will be tough for couple who lost beautiful baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Jennifer and Chris Reid from Brent are facing their first Christmas since the sudden death of their baby son, and have started a charity in his memory.

Kidney transplant recipient Erin Sleck, 4, of Pinner, with sister Cerys and brother Kyan at the Christmas party held by Disney Store in central London for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Pinner girl who received dad's kidney in transplant aged 2 enjoys Disney party

Erin Sleck, 4, met Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse characters at Christmas party held for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children's Charity

The crowded car park at Hillingdon Hospital

Revealed: The west London hospitals where you'll pay a pretty penny just to park

Pressure on parking in central London may be behind the high car park prices at west London hospitals.

Staff Sergeant Stephen Hughes is undertaking 20 days of challenges.

British soldier takes on 20 days of challenges in memory of troops killed in Afghanistan

Staff Sergeant Stephen Hughes, stationed in Kabul, is also hoping to raise money for the Royal Hospital Chelsea as part of his remarkable efforts.

Up to four in ten 11 year olds are too fat, reveals study

Shocking new figures reveal that as many as four in every 10 Year 6 schoolchildren are overweight or obese.

syringe stock pic

Hammersmith and Fulham schoolgirls in top 10 worst areas for cervical cancer vaccine

The number of girls in the borough aged 12-13 having the optional HPV vaccine is considerably lower than the English average

Women bring global influences to first 'hot yoga' studio in Hillingdon

Leanne Weston and Amy Partridge are opening the Hot Yoga House in Eastcote in January

£20,000 donation will help early detection of prostate cancer at pioneering scanner centre

The huge one-off donation will fund research at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital

Steve Pound MP: Health Service in Ealing is shrinking before our eyes

Labour MP for Ealing North, Steve Pound, talks Christmas and the local NHS in his latest getwestlondon column.

Warm weather sees winter deaths at lowest levels since records began

Thanks to a warm winter, excess winter deaths in London fell by nearly 40 per cent last year.

Parents urged to get toddlers vaccinated against seasonal flu

Children are the main source of transmission of seasonal flu, according to the Department of Health, but not enough are getting the free vaccine against it

Roy Summers leads an outdoor workout for Ealing Half Marathon runners

Get fit with Roy: My top seven exercise tips for you to try

Ealing personal trainer Roy Summers presents his seven top tips for exercising in his latest column.

Wider range of treatments at St Luke's Hospice's new £600,000 Woodgrange Centre

Patients can receive more flexible complimentary therapy and consultations thanks to Kenton-based charity's extension

West Middlesex Hospital misses cancer treatment targets

More than one in five patients at West Middlesex Hospital are waiting longer than 62 days to begin their treatments according to new figures.

MP Bob Blackman with the young film-makers

Harrow MP Bob Blackman interviewed by teenagers for anti-smoking video

Conservative MP Bob Blackman spoke about the untimely death of his mother from from lung cancer in an interview with local young people.

Should chocolate temptations be kept away from the checkouts?

Get Fit With Roy: Life would be sweeter if we had less sugar!

Ealing personal trainer Roy Summers is talking sugar - and whether we should be trying harder to avoid it, in his latest column.

Carewatch Care Services

Company providing care services in Ealing and Harrow is to create 60 jobs

Carewatch Care Services is holding two open days in Rayners Lane to recruit new staff.

A holiday selfie

NOTE TO SELF: Celebrity selfies so often set a bad example

This week Rachel Agnew is talking selfies, and questions whether pictures of celebrities with the body beautiful is likely to cause insecurity among their impressionable young fans.

Hillingdon slimmer loses seven stone and wants to inspire others living in the 'fattest London borough' to get fit too

Figures released in February showed almost 70 per cent of adults in Hillingdon were overweight or obese - Michelle Bradford decided to do something about it

Videos & Photos

In pictures: Christmas tree festival spreads community cheer in Feltham

Watch: Wealdstone Raider's music video which could be set for Christmas number one

Shocking CCTV: 'Indian gold' street robber who terrorised Hayes faces long sentence

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