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Council tax set to freeze in Hillingdon as £15million savings announced

Hillingdon Council says it will save the money through improved efficiency and insists frontline services will not be cut.

Santa Claus delivers the Morrison's weekly shop to Harefield mum-of-five

Sleigh pulled by reindeer was a novel way to get online grocery order to prize-winner

Trips to see Santa by boat as popular as ever in Harefield

The Hillingdon Narrowboats Association is running its Santa Canal Trips every weekend in the run-up to Christmas

What's on this weekend in Hillingdon?

Visit Father Christmas by rail or canal as the weekend activities get festive

Holly and her kittens will be ready for rehoming in the New Year

Animal Column: Take a festive tour and meet Holly, the pregnant cat who is expecting a delivery at Christmas

Take a sleigh ride with Marion Garnett and find out how rehoming centre animals are spending Christmas.

Bm@il: 'Form an orderly queue at the bah humbug'

I hope you’ll be supporting one of our local pantomimes. They are great fun for the whole family and can provide a brilliant introduction to live theatre for the very young.

Hillingdon cop launches Facebook page to find vulnerable missing people

Sergeant James Drummond hopes using the social media site to share appeals with the community will help track down missing children and adults


Boris Johnson: "My support for HS2 is conditional"

The Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip has told campaigners he is against HS2 unless conditions on a tunnel extension, Heathrow spur and HS1 link are met

JLS star celebrates success of children in care in Hillingdon

Pop star JB gave awards to youngsters who have excelled at the borough's Kids in Care Awards

Neighbours to fight outdoor bar plan for Harefield pub

People are concerned noise and anti-social behaviour may return if the Horse and Barge gets permission for an outside bar

Women bring global influences to first 'hot yoga' studio in Hillingdon

Leanne Weston and Amy Partridge are opening the Hot Yoga House in Eastcote in January

Hillingdon polling stations in line for closure 'cynically chosen to favour Tories'

Labour councillor Tony Burles claims Conservative councillors are intentionally targeting stations in Labour areas.

Luxury canal-side housing development opens in Harefield

Developers say the Royal Quay site will boost Harefield's economy, with house prices starting at £215,000

'Super-dog' alerts owner to burglars and scares them off

Kate Alliott says she and her 12-year-old daughter Grace feel safer with Lurcher Imogen around.

Another triumph for young special-needs athletes

Kavindu Ranasinghe, 10, who has cerebal palsy with spastic quadriplegia, was named as co-winner of the Wembley National Stadium Trust Primary-Aged Achievers Award.

Isleworth Crown Court

Teen accused of stealing more than £15,000 worth of jewellery and watches from homes in Hillingdon

19-year-old Alfie Cawley will stand trial at Isleworth Crown Court in December

MP Nick Hurd calls HS2 shambolic and says he will vote against it in Parliament

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The Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP joined campaigners to tell BBC London news about the impact of HS2 on Ickenham and Ruislip

Harefield man who 'died' SIX times before getting new heart beats odds to become father

Andrew Britton, 34, was fit and healthy when he suffered multiple heart attacks while on his honeymoon, triggered by a common virus.


Air ambulance called to Harefield after moped rider injured in smash

A man, thought to be in his 20s, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries

Mo Khursheed: Only Labour will stand up for the issues that affect Charville people

Councillor Mo Khursheed, leader of the opposition Labour group on Hillingdon Council, says his team is fighting hard for the people of Charville and candidate John Oswell is the best man to represent the people of the ward.

HS2 campaigners back in court to appeal High Court dismissal of legal challenge against Government

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Hillingdon Council and HS2 Action Alliance suffered a blow at the High Court in August but are continuing their fight against HS2 safeguarding directions at the Court of Appeal

Adorable pooches keep warm at Dogs Trust Harefield thanks to blankets donation

Charity fundraiser Sandra Broad lovingly stitched 18 covers to keep the animals cosy during the winter – and her colourful creations are proving popular.

Young double-amputee who survived fatal coach crash has been honoured at mini Paralympics

11-year-old Malik Bebiche from Harefield dreams of becoming a Paralympian - and the experts believe he could go far

Shireen had no chip when she was found as a stray in Scotland

Animal Column: Be like Gnasher and get your dog microchipped

Dennis the Menace's dog Gnasher is getting microchipped and Marion Garnett has details of how you can get your pets chipped too.

New blood needed to keep volunteer RNLI group afloat

The Uxbridge branch of the RNLI has been fundraising for more than half a century but elderly volunteers are struggling to keep the charity group going

Spate of burglaries in Ruislip area has the community taking to Facebook

'Crime awareness group for the Ruislip & Eastcote area’ – an invitation-only site – has been logging suspicious activity in the area, further burglaries and swapping home security tips.

Hillingdon MP Nick Hurd sees first hand how a shot in the arm could help local businesses

The Conservative MP paid a visit to a Northwood pharmacy to see how it has used a government tax cut to create a new job role

HS2 nominated for community engagement award but Hillingdon community calls it 'laughable'

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HS2 has been nominated for community forums but Hillingdon campaigners argue they were less than engaging

Wife of alleged Ruislip fraudster boasted of famous friends while enjoying luxury lifestyle, court told

An alleged fraudster's wife boasted she was friends with sports presenter Gabby Logan while blowing thousands of pounds of stolen cash, a court heard.

Author opens new library for Harefield schoolchildren

Eamonn Reilly opened the library at Harefield Junior School which has been built and stocked thanks to the school's fundraising efforts


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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Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
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Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
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Zoe Drewett
Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
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News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
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News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Rayners Lane, South Harrow, North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Wealdstone and Wembley
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter