Lidl matches Waitrose in taste test

Hillingdon Times: Judges were impressed by some of Lidl's Christmas foods

7:37am Friday 31st October 2014

Discount store Lidl has done as well as posh nosh specialist Waitrose in a mass blind-tasting of indulgent Christmas foods.

Proposals to repay £2bn WWI debt

Hillingdon Times: National War Bonds were first issued in 1917 to raise money to finance the ongoing cost of the First World War

8:11am Friday 31st October 2014

Steps to repay the UK's £2 billion in outstanding First World War debt have been unveiled with plans to redeem bonds dating back to the 18th century.

RBS sets £400m for rigging claims

Hillingdon Times: RBS is 80% owned by the taxpayer after being rescued during the financial crisis

7:37am Friday 31st October 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland is setting aside £400 million to settle foreign exchange rate rigging allegations, the state-backed lender announced today.

Praising pupils 'can be harmful'

Hillingdon Times: The Trust says judging the quality of teaching is very difficult

7:16am Friday 31st October 2014

It is often said that a little encouragement goes a long way, but a new study suggests that lavishing praise on pupils is unlikely to help them improve in the classroom.

Firms 'should state drink calories'

Hillingdon Times: The majority of the adults asked in a poll did not know the number of calories in a pint of lager

6:05am Friday 31st October 2014

Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organisation has said.

Plea to confront aid corruption

Hillingdon Times: More must be done to ensure the integrity of aid programmes, it has been argued

6:05am Friday 31st October 2014

The Government is failing to tackle corruption levels in international aid programmes it is funding, an independent watchdog has found.

Halloween costumes 'damaging'

Hillingdon Times: The Adult Skitzo costume on sale at

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Halloween's ghoulish festivities have turned into a "dangerous" culture that brands the mentally ill as "psychos or schizos or freaks", a Government minister will warn today.

Labour set for new Scots leadership

Hillingdon Times: Labour leader Ed Miliband, former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont and Alistair Darling.

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Ed Miliband is looking to a completely new leadership team to turn around the flagging Labour Party in Scotland as two polls suggested he is facing a wipeout north of the border.

One missing in firework plant blaze

Hillingdon Times: The scene of the blaze at a fireworks factory in Stafford (Staffordshire Police/PA)

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A search is due to get under way for a person missing after a large blaze at a fireworks factory which saw two others taken to hospital.

Abuse victims want Woolf to quit

Hillingdon Times: Fiona Woolf who faces fresh pressure about her role at head of a Government inquiry into child abuse.

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Representatives of alleged child abuse victims will call for the resignation of the City lawyer chosen to chair the Government's inquiry when they meet the inquiry panel's secretariat for the first time today.

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