The past seven days have seen a number of wide-ranging stories grabbing your interest. Here we run down some of the top stories you read over the week.

Bayswater coach crash

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One witness described it as a “miracle” that no one was seriously hurt after a coach careered out of control and crashed into a building on Bayswater Road, near Hyde Park.

Another witness said the coach took the front off a Mercedes SUV and also collided with a van and two taxis before hitting the wall.

A section of the road was closed in both directions resulting in major traffic problems in the surrounding area , with congestion backing up to Notting Hill Gate, and buses on diversion.

Emergency service were at the scene, and later the ambulance service said: “We checked over five patients at the scene for minor injuries and took one to hospital.”

The damaged coach

More speed cameras

Average speed cameras will be in operation along the North Circular

On Thursday (June 16) we told you that new average speed cameras are set to be switched on along the A406 North Circular Road through Brent, Ealing and Barnet.

Transport for London (TfL) launched the pilot scheme on the stretch of road running from Hangar Lane to Bounds Green Road, where there are 40and 50mph zones.

The announcement came a week after TfL revealed new average speed cameras would be used on the A316 running through Hounslow, Richmond and Spelthorne .

TfL said: “They can make a big difference in cutting the number of needless collisions, saving more lives.”

The cameras were due to go live on June 17.

Indecent act on the M40

One driver wasn't giving the road his complete attention when driving along the M40

Sticking with the highways, police revealed they had made a number of arrests on roads including including major motorways serving the capital as part of a five-day crack-down on dangerous driving .

Among those picked up was a man in his 50s carrying out an ‘indecent act’ while driving along the Uxbridge M40 motorway at speed. Officers later confirmed he had been masterbating.

The joint operation was run by Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary from June 6 June 10.

New homes plan for 'Tesco tower' site

An aerial view of Meyer Homes' plans for the former Hounslow House site

New plans have been put forward to build 300 homes beside Hounslow bus garage .

Tesco had applied in 2014 to build 250 homes (originally 270) at the site on London Road, including a controversial 21-storey building dubbed the “Tesco tower”. Those plans were rejected in May 2015, but the council website states that an appeal against the refusal was lodged on February 5 this year.

A spokesman for Meyer Homes, which has come up with the latest plans for the site at the eastern end of Hounslow High Street, said it had worked hard to ensure the proposals responded to residents’ desires.

Bungled robbery leaves man injured

Hounslow Road, Hanworth near where an attempted robbery took place on Friday (June 17) morning

A shopkeeper needed treatment from paramedics after being stuck on the head during an attempted robbery in Hanworth .

The attack happened at a shop on Hounslow Road just after 6am on Friday (June 17) morning. The man was treated at the scene by paramedics but did not require hospital treatment.

Police said nothing was taken in the attempted raid, and the suspect escaped on foot.