Residents' alternative HS2 haul road would have 'far more impact' says Wildlife Trust

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The current HS2 haul road would cut through a Site of Special Scientific Interest, but an alternative proposed by residents would damage 'irreplaceable' land

Animal Column: Meet Pancake the dog!

Animal welfare columnist Marion Garnett has details of Pancake the dog, who arrived at Dog's Trust on Pancake Day last year

Dog-lovers make life 'sofa so good' for rescued pooches

Long-term canine residents now have some home comforts thanks to an anonymous donation

Hillingdon councillor to take on four marathons in FOUR days

Cllr Jagit Singh, who has so far run 182 marathons, hopes to raise £2,000 for the mayor of Hillingdon's charity appeal

Community aim to raise £5,000 to reimburse cash burgled from elderly Ruislip war veteran

Burglars targeted couple, aged 89 and 90, and got away with more than £5,000 in cash that the pair was saving for home improvements

Burglars held elderly couple hostage and ransacked their Harefield home

Police appeal after burglars tricked Mr and Mrs Pegler, aged 95 and 84, by showing fake police ID, before raided their Harefield home

Harefield animal-lover chose dog food over Christmas presents

Kate Blackett, 32, has hundreds of cans of canine chow after asking every friend and family member for the unusual gift

Harefield ponies re-homed after dead foal found

All ponies kept in a field on Springwell Lane where a foul died have a new home after concerned villagers inundated animal charities with calls

Residents will propose alternative haul road route to HS2 committee

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Ickenham residents will speak out against HS2 Ltd's additional provision, which they say will cause 'traffic chaos'

Deaf dog learns sign language in bid to find new forever home

Delilah, a white English bull terrier Staffy cross, suffers from congenital deafness and needs rehoming

Hughie Dixon's Live Music Round-Up: Merry Christmas music lovers!

Planning to let your hair down this weekend? Check out Hughie Dixon's latest round-up of live music in and around Hillingdon borough

Harefield cancer survivor releases book based on her triplets

Anita Hirani-Hewett came through a 'turbulent' time to achieve her dream despite her circumstances

Harefield villagers say no to car parking charges

Over 250 people disagree with Hillingdon Council’s plans to put a price on using Harefield House car park

Meet the smiliest pooch Harefield Dogs Trust has seen!

Dogs Trust Harefield has taken care of over 10,000 dogs - yet none have had a winning smile like Belle

Concerns over neglect in Harefield after pony found dead

A dog walker was horrified to find the pony, but the owner has denied neglecting the animals (Warning - graphic image)

Pongo the ex-greyhound racer is looking for a home after a life in kennels

The welfare of racing greyhounds has become such a cause for concern that it is, this week, being discussed in Parliament.

Man arrested for criminal damage to Harefield ANZAC graves

Police say this is a positive first step, but the investigation "does not end here"

Police launch appeal after army graves 'criminally damaged'

Police need your help to find those responsible for 'this mindless act of vandalism'


Harefield ANZAC graves desecrated for second time this year

Neighbourhood Inspector for Hillingdon North, Rob Bryan, calls the act a "despicable crime" and is actively hunting those responsible

Archie the Jack Russell only responds to commands in a French accent

Harefield rescued puppy only obeys commands in French accent

Staff at Harefield Dog Centre have had to adopt French accents when speaking to Archie the Jack Russell

What's going on near you this week: Bonfire Night special!

Find out what's going on near you this week, including gorgeous fireworks displays all over west London!

Remembrance Day 2015: Memorial events in west London

Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday are coming up in November; here's where memorial events are happening near you

Tributes paid to local reporter known affectionately as "Mrs Harefield"

Jo Francis, who died this week,  chronicled the daily life of Harefield village for more than a decade.

Uxbridge wood fire: London Fire Brigade battle blaze

Firefighters have spent two days tackling the blaze and continue to work to put out deep pockets of fire

Thick plumes of smoke over Uxbridge

Firefighters battle around the clock as 4,000 tonnes of waste wood goes up in flames

HS2: Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre could move to another borough

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If plans go ahead, HOAC could be operating in Buckinghamshire with a 25 acre lake by 2018

Top heart doctor fined £200,000 for dodging tax

Professor Raad Mohiaddin, from Royal Bromton Hospital, lied about his income from a private practice

Exhibition to reveal 100 years of Harefield Hospital

From its early beginnings as a hospital for Australian WW1 soldiers to its present status as a world renowned heart transplant centre, Harefield Hospital has a remarkable tale to tell

Tiggy was saved from the streets of Ireland and now deserves his own home

Yorkshire terrier-cross Tiggy has relied on Dogs Trust Harefield most his life - he really deserves his own home now

Harefield oil terminal increases capacity to 1.3 million litres

The oil terminal, on Harvil Road, is now the second largest in west London after launching a new bunkering facility


Harefield is in Borough of Hillingdon and is famous for its local hospital, Harefield Hospital, where pioneering heart surgery techniques were developed. Remarkably for a village its size, it has produced three Victoria Cross recipients.

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