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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

Abandoned dog found 'cold and emaciated'

Three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rose is being nursed back to health by Dogs Trust Harefield following her ordeal.

Middlesex U14s will learn from disappointment of cup exit

Coach Chris Ampofo insists his boys will take plenty away from their 4-1 loss

Searching for Maureen - can you help reunite a bride with her bridesmaid after 50 years?

Sandra and John McKelvie married in Ickenham in 1964. Now living in Canada, the couple hope to find their bridesmaid Maureen and invite her to their 50th anniversary celebrations

Where to go for Remembrance Sunday services in West London

This year Remembrance Sunday falls on November 9, and across west London there will be parades and ceremonies to remember those lost.

In pictures: Village's VC heroes are honoured in a moving service

Family members of both men attended the ceremony. Also there was Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry VC,

Jury hears gruesome details in first day of Hayes man's murder trial

Paul Thrower from Hayes was stabbed up to 10 times and hacked with an axe, Old Bailey jury told

War hero's name to join Harefield memorial

A 14-year-old relative discovered his grave by chance during a school trip. 

VC heroes to get their own special memorial

Hillingdon Council has arranged for the plaques to be laid at the Harefield War Memorial on Tuesday, November 4, in tribute to Robert Edward Ryder VC and Cecil John Kinross VC.

Dogs feel the benefit of Sandra's knitted blankets

Retired dressmaker Mrs Broad has spent the last six months stitching 18 colourful covers for  Dogs Trust Harefield.

Russell Brand joins west London nurses on 'fair pay' march

Jeremy Hunt sparked anger from nursing staff by overruling the independent NHS Pay Review Body’s recommendation of a one per cent pay rise for all staff


A40 re-opened after seven hours of traffic chaos following death of woman

Emergency services were called shortly after 4pm to reports that a person had fallen on to the London-bound carriageway, sparking hours of traffic chaos.

Man reunited with remote-controlled airship after it crash landed at Harefield Cricket Club

Martin Hill's airship was off to a flyer but it only had a short run when it flew out of sight and later landed in a cricket pitch

Villagers pack out hall for meeting on Harefield dementia 'village' plan

Villagers oppose plan to build a 405-home dementia care centre on green belt land - but the developer argues there is a 'real need' for it in the borough

Hillingdon to defy Government over publication of its magazine

Hillingdon People is printed six times a year and delivered free of charge to homes across the borough.

Meeting called as plan for dementia 'village' in Harefield is submitted to council

Join a Harefield Tenants' and Residents' Association meeting to find out more about the plan for a 400-home care centre at the Medi Parc site

Gardening result for best blooming pub in Harefield

Landlord of The Old Orchard, Daniel Redfern, is celebrating a big win in Hillingdon in Bloom

Former London Assembly member for Hillingdon, Richard Barnes

Former Hillingdon councillor and Boris deputy ditches Tory party for UKIP

Richard Barnes, a former right hand man to Mayor Boris Johnson, has defected to the UK Independence Party who he said had the "right answers" to Britain's issues.

Animal Column: A tea party that is for the dogs!

This week Marion Garnett has details of Theo the Jack Russell Terrier and a video of Battersea's upcoming tea party.

Five of the best things to do in Hillingdon this week

Big bands and operatic societies provide plenty of musical offerings in the coming weeks

Proposed HS2 compensation 'too low' and too restrictive, Hillingdon Council will tell Government

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Tory-run Hillingdon Council, which opposes the construction of High Speed 2 between London and Birmingham, has agreed a critical official response to the Government consultation on compensation schemes for people living near the proposed route

Day centre for disabled people in South Ruislip gets £3m refurbishment

Hillingdon Council has invested in the centre to provide people with disabilities new state-of-the-art facilities

Multi-million pound investment at Harefield Hospital

The investment is part of The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust expansion plan, worth at least £20million

Police Borough Commander reassures Hillingdon after series of violent crimes

"We will not rest until we make every effort to make this borough the most hostile environment for anyone intent on committing serious violence"


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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