PUPILS will be donning their running vests and raising funds to help fight child hunger.
Over 300 youngsters from the Ecole Andre Malraux in Ealing are taking on the challenge in support of a humanitarian aid organisation on Tuesday (14).
AGE UK London has launched a business directory in Ealing.
The new service links older people living in the area to trusted traders and aims to reduce the risk of exploitation.
A CHURCH leader who helped bring people together in the wake of the riots has appealed to the community to forgive a teenager who admitted killing a pensioner in Ealing.
Darrell Desuze, 17, of Bath Road, Hounslow, pleaded guilty last week to the manslaughter of Haven Green man Richard Mannington Bowes.
A CHARITY shop is calling on residents to cast their mind back to the 50s 60s and 70s and donate clothing, music, books, toys and other items from those eras for a special event.
Oxfam, in Ealing Broadway, are holding the Fab and orange weekend from march 9 to 11 but need people's help to ensure it will be a success.
THE BOROUGH received visitors all the way from Brazil, who learned the efforts residents are making to protect the environment and give workers in the developing world a better quality of life.
Paulo Cesar Silva (CORR), the mayor of Pocos De Caldas met Ealing mayor John Gallagher, enjoyed Fairtrade coffee in cafe Freddo, and perused Fairtrade products on sale at Oxfam's shop in Ealing Broadway.
A WAR veteran was presented with more than £11,000 on behalf of injured servicemen and women across the country thanks to generous residents and a rousing concert which raised the roof.
On Thursday (24) Captain Tony Harris, who lost part of his right leg in battle in Afghanistan, received three cheques on behalf of Help the Heroes, the charity which helps those wounded in Britain's conflicts.
A city farming project which offers vital work experience for unemployed young people is having its first open day.
Cultivate London is supported by Ealing based charity Pathways (formerly Ealing and Brentford Consolidated Charity).
AN INTREPID team of cyclists pedalled 3,000 miles across china, raising thousands of pounds for charity.
Tim Baker, of Kenilworth Road, Ealing, rode from Kashgar in the west to Beijing in the east with four university friends who studied together in Leeds.
The adventurers had just four days off in their gruelling 48 day trip. They made about £8,500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a charity chosen by fellow cyclist Nikolai Blacki, of Herne Hill, south London, whose cousin suffers from the condition.
Tim, who got home last Tuesday (8) said: "We didn't expect to raise that much, our target was £5,000, we're really pleased."
The team travelled from Kashgar, near the Pakistan border, along the Silk Road to Xian and then on to Beijing. What began as a physical challenge turned into a mental one as the team tolerated the boredom of cycling in an industrial landscape.
Tim added: "It was the last ten days, from Xian to Beijing which was the hardest. It was heavily industrialised which was interesting for a bit but then was like cycling in a sensory deprivation chamber. We couldn't talk to each other while cycling for hours, the mixture of pollution and mist meant you couldn't see for more than 500 metres and sound was muffled. The pollution had a massive impact. Our faces got covered in dirt and you could feel it in your lungs.
"But overall it was an incredible experience. I don't think it would have been possible without the two of our group who studied Mandarin and are practically fluent in it.
"The most amazing thing was meeting people who had never seen foreigners. We went to places tourists don't go because you can't reach them by trains and other transport. We saw places no-one from London had seen, the concept of someone coming from the UK was so alien to them."
Dom Kinsky, Will Mason and Henry Squier (CORR) made up the rest of the team, visit http://beijingtokaxgar.wordpress.com to find out more.
NEARLY a quarter of women in Ealing are failing to regularly check their breasts for signs of cancer, according to a survey commissioned by a hospital.
The survey for The Clementine Churchill Hospital, based in Harrow, shows that 26 per cent of adult females, compared to 46 per cent of London women, do not regularly check their breasts for lumps.
THE sister of Richard Mannington Bowes who died during the riots last month has invited residents to pay their respects at his funeral next week.
Anne Wilderspin, of Derbyshire, decided to hold the funeral, which was delayed for legal reasons, in Ealing so neighbours could pay their respects to the 68-year-old who was brutally attacked by thugs on August 8.