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Thousands raised for Harefield eight-year-old with cancer at 'Disney Day'

"Only in Harefield!" say awestruck family of Jessica Shepherd, after community raises money to help her battle her tumour, nicknamed Boris, for the fourth time

Boris Johnson gives youngster a lift in her cancer battle - after learning her tumour shares his name!

The Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP 'made Jess's day' when he posed for a picture with her and her tumour - nicknamed 'Boring Boris'

Brother and sister kittens Neo and Holly were left in a shed - can you rehome them?

Animal columnist Marion Garnett shares the habits of little Neo and Holly, siblings who were living in a shed before being taken in by the animal rescue centre

Wanted: time-travelling family for follow-up to hit BBC2 show Back In Time For Dinner

The family will experience how we lived from the 1900s to 1950, as they try out the changing foods, fashions and technology from that period

Controversial Harefield youth centre plan approved by Hillingdon Council despite objections

Councillors and residents have spoken out after the council approved the controversial plans for a youth centre in Ash Grove, Harefield

Who let the dogs bloat? Obese pooch influx blamed on lack of a healthy diet and exercise

It took four people to lift seven-year-old flat-coated retriever Connor, who tipped the scales at 51.6kg

More than 1,000 Harefield residents don't want a youth centre near their homes

Hillingdon Council's £1m proposal for a youth centre has faced heavy criticism from residents

Comedian Harry Enfield to fire the starting gun at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital charity marathon

Raise the roof for heart and lung patients in the Grand Canal Challenge this June

Found in a field with 17 other dogs, Muffin the German Shepherd cross is looking for a home

Animal columnist Marion Garnett shares the story of German Shepherd cross Muffin, found in a field with 17 other dogs

Harefield Dogs Trust rehoming centre celebrates its 10th anniversary

The well-known rehoming centre is celebrating a decade of 'dogged' devotion to helping stray and rescued pooches

Boris Johnson sends special message to Harefield eight-year-old with cancer

Brave Jess Shepherd named her tumour 'Boring Boris' to cheer herself up in cancer battle, and family say London Mayor's message will "make her day"

Harefield eight-year-old with tumour named Boris needs £120,000 for treatment

Inspirational youngster, who called her tumour Boring Boris because it "won't go away and keeps coming back", is fighting cancer for the fourth time

Egghead Judith Keppel visits Harefield kennel to see talented Tibetan Terrier

  • BBC

The Who Wants to be a Millionaire quiz show champion lent her support to Harefield Dogs Trust

Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre given closure date for Denham move due to HS2 construction

  • HS2

HOAC's principal is fighting "tooth and nail" to keep the centre going and invites residents to upcoming public consultations

Hundreds sign in favour of NHS dentist after knock-back from residents

A decision by Hillingdon Council for a change of use was delayed after nearby residents sent in a petition against the dental clinic  - but now a new petition has begun

Community helps family-of-seven turfed on street after fire 'gutted' home

Friends and family have given a roof to the family of seven from Harefield, whose home is now uninhabitable

More disappointment as HS2 Select Committee publishes final report

  • HS2

Relief for residents as Heathrow Airport spurs are taken out of the Bill, but many other suggestions were vetoed

Watch Harefield Dogs Trust rescue pups choose which Spice Girl they 'Wannabe' adopted by

Find out which Spice Girl was a hit with a group of homeless dogs in Harefield

Dogs Trust open for visitors despite Harvil Road closure

Harvil Road is set to re-open on Monday, February 22, but until then the re-homing centre has offered advice on alternative routes

Harvil Road closed for 'foreseeable future' after pair injured in Ickenham bridge crash

A man and a woman remain in hospital as structural work is carried out to repair the damaged bridge between Harefield and Ickenham

Woman airlifted to hospital after Ickenham bridge crash

Roads are to be closed for hours after a woman was cut free by the London Fire Brigade in a Harvil Road bridge collision

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

  • HS2

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

  • HS2

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


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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