A graffiti mural depicting pop star Miley Cyrus riding a wrecking ball and demolishing the Disney logo caused a stir when it appeared over night in Hammersmith. There was speculation that the art work, which appeared close to the Eventim Apollo where Cyrus performed as Hannah Montana in 2008, might be the work of the mysterious street artist Banksy.

And speaking of wrecking balls, plans to demolish council homes in Fulham and replace them with luxury flats were condemned by Hammersmith and Fulham's Labour MP, Andy Slaughter, who likened the proposals to 'social cleansing'.

An elderly couple in Harlesden was saved from a fire by their neighbour's smoke alarm . Firefighters were called to Crownhill Road after smoke from the electrical blaze set off the alarm, and led the couple out of the smoke-filled house. Their own alarm did not have batteries.

 

One person who won't hear an alarm for the foreseeable future is John Hughes, the Southall milkman who retired after 40 years in February. He spent four decades waking up at 2am, six days a week, but the popular 65-year-old, who served more than 400 households in Southall, Greenford and Brentford, said he would miss his friends and customers.

St David's Day was marked in historic tradition at Hounslow Cavalry Barracks, as its solders were presented with more than 300 ceremonial leeks . Members of the Welsh Guard, who are based at the military camp in Beavers Lane, received the leeks as part of a ritual dating back to 1916 and the battlefields of the Somme.

Also in February, trees and shrubs were ripped out from the Hogarth Roundabout leaving residents furious. Transport for London (TfL) said the removals were necessary to ensure birds were not nesting before work started on the flyover. TfL promised to replace the greenery.

Over at Osterley House, rare paintings of the Child family returned to their rightful home at the stately manor. The Child family transformed the impressive interiors in the 18th century with furniture and paintings, including portraits of family members. Many of those pieces of art have now gone on display at Osterley House after a 60 year absence after it was loaned the paintings for 10 years.

Drug dealer Narandraprasad Sookun claimed scales found at his home in Hayes were used to make fairy cakes . Police found cannabis with a street value of £5,000 as well as four sets of electronic scales and a quantity of cash. Sookun was unable to escape the scales of justice!