By far the biggest story of the last week was the police chase that ended in tragedy on the A316 after a car collided with a parked lorry.

But there have been other major stories from the last seven days, from an Ealing school canteen with a poor hygiene rating to a sexual assault in South Ruislip.

Here is a run down of the five biggest stories from west London in the last week.

Police chase ends in tragedy

Scene of fatal RTA following police chase on A316 Sunbury / Twickenham.

A man in his late 30s has died after his car collided with a stationary lorry on the A316 in the early hours of Wednesday (February 8).

At around 4.40am the black Audi was being pursued on the southbound carriageway by the Metropolitan Police before the crash.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the road was closed for 16 hours while emergency services investigated.

Footage shows police cordon after A316 crash

Following the fatal crash, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) watchdog has launched an appeal for witnesses as it tries to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The man's next of kin have been informed but he has not been formally named by authorities .

Ealing school canteen given lowest possible hygiene rating after rodents spotted

The canteen at Drayton Manor High School in Hanwell was given the lowest possible food hygiene rating after rodents were seen in the kitchen.

Ealing Council received a complaint that mice were spotted in the school kitchens last November on a school training day.

The school's caterers, Olive Dining Ltd, had been given the highest hygiene rating of five earlier in November but this dropped to zero after a re-inspection following the complaint.

Ealing Council said the school have since fully cooperated to remedy the problem and are now satisfied there is no risk to public health.

Woman seriously sexually assaulted in South Ruislip

The attack happened on Tuesday evening in the park

A woman was seriously sexually assaulted in a South Ruislip park near a primary school on Tuesday (February 7).

The victim told officers she was sat on a park bench in Bourne Park, Great Central Avenue at 9pm when she was approached by a stranger.

When she got up to leave the man grabbed her from behind and seriously sexually assaulted her, the Metropolitan Police said.

Woman sexually assaulted in South Ruislip park

The suspect is described as an Asian man in his late 20s or early 30s, around 5ft 8in and of a medium build, with a goatee-style beard.

He was wearing a dark-coloured hooded top, a maroon-coloured check shirt and dark-coloured trousers.

Up to 10cm of snow forecast and yellow weather warning for London

A yellow weather warning of snow was issued by the Met Office for London and the South East on Friday (February 10).

Up to 10cm of snow was predicted to fall in some areas and warnings were in place of disruption to transport networks.

Forecasters warn that it will feel extremely cold, with temperatures dropping to a very chilly -1 °C.

A yellow weather warning for snow is in place

Those temperatures were predicted to reach highs of 4 °C on Saturday as the Met Office forecast more wintry showers and strong easterly winds.

On Thursday, Febuary 9, there were reports of some light snow showers in London, and there were odd sprinklings of snow spotted across west London during the weekend.

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Predicting a search for a new keeper, he predicted the release of Asmir Begovic and also looked at candidates to replace Diego Costa who is likely to be on his way this season.

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