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'It's vandalism': Fears over HS2 impact on Uxbridge nature reserve as Green leader Natalie Bennett visits

  • HS2

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett met with local campaigners on Friday (August 12) to hear concerns over the new rail link

Harefield Academy's former principal banned indefinitely for 'inappropriately touching female students'

The former principal and head of safeguarding at Harefield Academy has been banned from teaching indefinitely by a conduct panel 


Second worst ambulance response times to life-threatening patients in Uxbridge

The best and worst ambulance response times revealed in postcode lottery

Everything you need to know about west London's Celebrity Big Brother contestant Katie Waissel

X-Factor singer Katie Waissel, from Harefield, is sure to bring some excitement and drama to the Celebrity Big Brother house

Royal Brompton hits out at 'absurd' decision to end heart treatment amid concerns over standards

The Chelsea hospital has been told by NHS England to stop treatment for congenital heart disease following a review

Harry Enfield chips in to raise loadsamoney for Chelsea and Harefield hospitals

The TV personality fire the starting pistol on the first event of its kind for a west London charity

This Harefield rescue dog has a bark much worse than her bite

After a series of ear infections, this loving dog's hearing problems mean she barks extra loud

'We are coming for you' - police unit's stark warning to London criminals on the run

getwestlondon 's Alex Ballinger spent a day with the Fugitive Unit based at Uxbridge police station

Police appeal after man injured by van driven at him during Harefield 'mass brawl'

Four people were injured in the 'mass brawl' with two being taken to separate hospitals for treatment

Four injured in brawl at Harefield Football Club

Two people were taken to hospital for treatment and two others were injured after a fight broke out at a football club in Harefield

Orlando the friendly ex-racing greyhound loves cuddles and comfy sofas

Animal columnist Marion Garnett introduces us to Orlando and gives some tips on looking after our pets in the heat

Fun musical summer school coming to Harefield Academy this August

This summer, The Girl Who Saved Christmas will be the focus of a new musical summer school at Harefield Academy... Why not join in?

Harefield woman's life saved after suffering a heart attack during a routine test

Claire Taylor had been in pain for three days - and had she waited much longer to seek help - would have suffered a 'massive' cardiac arrest

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

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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

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


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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