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Lola is hoping to be rehomed

Animal Column: What a lottery win feels like a for a dog

Phoebe managed the doggie equivalent of winning the lottery when she was homed with a family she adores, and now others dogs are waiting for their chance, writes Marion Garnett

The View From The Balcony: 'Uxbridge, I have the answers!'

A sideways look at life in Hillingdon from the beating heart of historic Windsor Street

Campaigners ramp-up calls for people to petition for HS2 mitigation

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People will have less than a month to ask parliament for relief from HS2 after the Hybrid Bill’s second reading

Ousted Harefield Tory Richard Barnes will fight on without a party

Richard Barnes will stand as an independent candidate in Harefield in next month’s elections.

MP Nick Hurd says revised HS2 compensation proposals are 'better news' but there is still a long way to go

The Pinner, Ruislip and Northwood MP says he will continue to argue for a tunnel extension beyond Ickenham

HS2 revised property compensation packages announced

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Another blow for people living above HS2 tunnel but homeowners living beyond West Ruislip portal will get revised compensation packages

Mum of disabled twins is at her wit's end

The mother of severely disabled twins faces an uphill battle after her application to set up a charity to help them was twice refused

MPs call for slower trains and say HS2 puts countryside at risk

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A Parliamentary committee found plans to minimise environmental damage do not go far enough

Shocking new pictures of Harefield burst water main flood show filthy water rushing through homes

Dirty water spread over Northwood Road and burst into people's homes

Concerns raised over competition which asks architects to design ‘aesthetically pleasing’ overhead lines for HS2

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Ten options have been shortlisted in a competition to design the overhead power lines on the HS2 track - but can you do better?

Months of insurance claim misery for Harefield flood victims

'100 tonnes of water per minute' exploded out of the ground and into Harefield homes after two mains burst on Friday last week

Barbara Fisher

Bm@il: Some blasts from the past - and another for the dump's car reader

IRA bombers reckoned without some sharp-eyed Hillingdon folk

Harvil Road to become no overtaking zone after man who had car crash lobbied Hillingdon Council

A NOTORIOUS road will become a no-overtaking zone, after a man involved in a crash there campaigned to make it safer.

Children from a Ruislip school beat 10,000 others to become borough maths challenge champions

The Hillingdon Primary School Maths Challenge saw 10,000 youngsters enter and in a tense final Bishop Winnington-Ingram School scooped the top prize

Homes flood after water main bursts

Eight properties were evacuated after a water main burst in Harefield on Friday.

Mother's Day blaze at industrial unit in Harefield

A fire broke out yesterday afternoon at a joinery in New Years Green Lane

Singing teacher who toured with Cliff Richard and Tom Jones dreams of her own musical

Everyone knows the old adage, 'The show must go on' - but that is not a cast iron guarantee. HANNAH RAVEN finds out why a singing teacher's dreams of staging her own musical are on hold

Loving family and a drop of Scotch is secret to diamond marriage

A HAREFIELD couple are marking 60 years of happy marriage.

Still time to tell us about superheroes who deserve recognition

Lots of nominations so far for Uxbridge College and the Gazette Local Heroes 2014

How will Hillingdon schools be affected by the planned teachers' strike next week?

Teachers in the borough will join NUT members across the country on strike on March 26 in a dispute over pay, pensions and conditions

In Pictures: Duchess of Cambridge visit and other February events

Key news events from February 2014 in west London as seen by our team of photo journalists.

Neighbours petition against green home plan for woodland area

People in Harefield are fighting a plan to build a five-bed eco house in a conservation site

HS2 chairman David Higgins launches report urging building work on the project to speed-up

In his HS2 Plus report, David Higgins says northern section should be completed earlier and link between HS2 and HS1 "should be reconsidered"

New cycle scheme lets people hire a bike for a month for £20

After the month loan, cyclists in Hillingdon can buy the bike at a reduced price or give it back

New dance studio opens in Harefield

An old church social club has been transformed into a dance and exercise studio

Harefield nursing home comes highly recommended

Every resident at the home rated their care as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’


Dancers burn up the floor at British championships

Futunity UK dance school in Uxbridge enjoys a weekend of success and silverware

Glowing review of Harefield Hospital

The Care Quality Commission has judged the hospital as meeting the seven essential standards of quality and safety

Things to see and do this weekend

With beautiful weekend weather on the forecast there is no excuse for not getting out there

Hillingdon 'higher than average' for secondary school top choice offers

This year 110 more children were offered a space at their first choice compared to last year


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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