The winners of a competition to find the best small independent shops in the borough have been announced.

The Chocolate Room in Harrow Town Centre was voted the winner of Harrow’s Small Shop of the Year awards.

Harrow West Parliamentary candidate Hannah David and MP Bob Blackman launched the competition at the end of last year.

People were called to vote for their favourite shops and were also in with a chance to win £100.

Mrs David said: "I’m so glad that this newly established and innovative business is the winner of this prize.

"Its founder, Jaydip Patel, ticks all the boxes in terms of what we want to see out of our local economy.

“I hope his hard work continues to pay off and wish him the best of luck going into the future.”