The thought of an extra day’s holiday made readers giddy with excitement this week.
The prospect of an additional bank holiday was one of the top five stories on getwestlondon.
Elsewhere, controversial ‘cash-cow’ driving restrictions, a severe accident and a kidnapping were also widely digested, as was the news that ‘Britain’s Disney’ could open in just five years time.
Here are our top five stories of the week
An extra bank holiday?
The prospect of an extra day off got readers understandably excited this week. Calls have been made for an additional bank holiday in June to mark the Queen’s 65 years on the throne.
Her Majesty also made history this year by becoming the first British monarch to reach her Sapphire Jubilee.
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Motorist have been fined a total of £800,000 in the seven months since a turning ban in and out of Longfield Avenue in Ealing was introduced.
More than 13,000 drivers have been caught out by the new restriction between July 4 last year and February 22.
But there is hope for those feeling hard done by after engineer Phillip Emsley won an appeal against his fine at a tribunal.
Northolt road crash
A teenage boy was airlifted to hospital on Tuesday (March 14) after a collision with a car in Chuhrch Road, Northolt - sparking long delays in the area.
The 14-year-old suffered multiples injuries, which were later described as not life-threatening.
'Britain's Disney' update
It’s being billed as Britain’s Disney and it could open in just five years time.
The London Paramount entertainment resort (see video at top) will cost £3.5 billion, and bosses behind the development say their bid to bring the theme park to life is entering the final stages of the planning process .
It will be built just a stones throw away from London on the 872-acre plot on the Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent and is expected to bring 33,000 jobs to the area.
A kidnapper is starting a seven year jail sentence after subjecting his victim to a ‘terrifying’ ordeal.
Muhammed Malik, previously from Hayes , locked his victim in a car before setting off on a terrifying journey in Surrey and stopping repeatedly to hit him and stamp on him.
Victim Naheem Akhtar had refused to sell drugs for Malik, it was revealed, and was robbed of £75.
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