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Ruislip Operatic Society's Wiz is wonderful!

The first of Ruislip Operatic Society’s two shows of the year was fast-paced and expertly delivered

Business competition back for a second year

Nominate the firms you think are getting it right

Hundreds call for CCTV in "burglary hotspot" neighbourhood

More than 700 people in the Pinkwell area of Hayes petition Hillingdon Council for cameras to deter drug dealers and burglars

Extra powers for police tackling Uxbridge street drinkers

From next Monday (April 14), Uxbridge town centre will be a "dispersal zone" and officers will be able to shift anti-social groups

Police clean up canal bridge blighted by dealers

Officers collect 50 bags of rubbish as part of operation to rid secluded Grand Union Canal towpath stretch of "undesirables", and make it safer for cyclists and walkers

Barbara Fisher

Bm@il: Compulsory school until 18 is a lesson in futility

"Leave the sixth forms for those who have probably spent years pretending they’re not academic in order to appear cool and now want a bit of peace and quiet to study A-levels."

Beck Youth Theatre take comedic turn for Wedding Singer musical

Expect big hair, shoulder pads and other 1980s fashion faux pas, and retro hits in the Beck Youth Theatre's musical The Wedding Singer, being performed at the Beck Theatre between April 10-12

Chelsea Ladies midfielder Katie Chapman

Chelsea midfielder Katie Chapman determined to prove herself

Katie Chapman has won the lot at Arsenal but Chelsea’s new midfielder admits she wants to prove herself all over again in the newly-expanded Women’s Super League, writes Chris Bailey

New park gets a thorough test by the 'first citizen'

The children scattered poppy seeds, to bloom in time for the First World War centenary

Three-year ordeal for family over as policeman warned for misconduct

PC Karl Bartlett was given a final written warning for his actions during a routine traffic stop in 2011. The mother of two young boys in the car said: "This gives us some closure."

Plenty going on right through the Easter period

Easter might fall late this year, but here is an early peep at what's going on amid all the chocolate and chicks

Six year sentence for young knife attacker

Guled Abdullahi stabbed his victim three times, and left him with "life-threatening injuries"

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

Life's a hoot for Faye

Sometimes you just have to stand up and be counted. HANNAH RAVEN speaks to a young comedian who, as well as developing her own career, is providing a stage for other hopefuls.

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

Neighbours knew nothing about "pocket park" plans

Hillingdon Council has started work on a park and path off Brookside Road, Hayes, but people living nearby say they were not told and it will become a "security issue"

Matt to make it five London Marathons in a row

Matthew Stephenson, from Hayes, is running for Children with Cancer charity

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Mayor's vision for Heathrow with no airport "madcap" - John McDonnell MP

Mr McDonnell has also accused Hillingdon Council leader Ray Puddifoot of being in "dereliction of duty" by putting jobs at risk.

Hillingdon Half-Marathon was a family affair for three generations of runners

‘Harry T’ was following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps to complete the run for the first time this year.

All but two secondary schools in Hillingdon are now academies

Ruislip High School, and Pinkwell Primary School will formally make the switch on April 1, leaving only two remaining under local authority control

Crossrail line extended to Reading

The £15billion, due to be finished by late 2019, will now serve Reading and Twyford

Scales of Justice statue

Fourth boy charged in Paul Thrower murder inquiry to appear at Old Bailey

The latest teenage suspect, who was arrested on Tuesday after returning to Heathrow from Dubai, will go before an Old Bailey judge tomorrow (Friday)

Suspended jail term for "fairy cakes" cannabis dealer

Officers found £5,000 worth of cannabis at the home of Narandraprasad Sookun in Hayes, in August 2013.

Abdullahi Osman

Yob who killed Uxbridge man in brutal attack fails to quash conviction

Abdullahi Osman, from Uxbridge (main picture) died at the hands of Ibrahim Dualeh and Sade Samanter in August 2011. Samanter's bid to overturn his 2012 murder conviction was rejected in the Court of Appeal.

Paul Thrower murder probe: 17-year-old arrested on flight from Dubai charged over the killing

The boy will appear at Ealing youth court today (Wednesday), and is the fourth teenager charged over the alleged murder

Breaking: Teen arrested off Dubai flight in Paul Thrower murder enquiry

Detectives investigating the murder of Paul Thrower have arrested a teenager at Heathrow as he returned from Dubai.

Still time to tell us about superheroes who deserve recognition

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

Group which caused Uxbridge station to close could have been heading to rave

The station was shut at around midnight on Saturday after a 'large group' appeared and a member of staff was hurt.

Shurgard Self Storage, in Uxbridge Road, Hayes

Hayes Shurgard break-in: "A number of victims" say police, but no confirmation of thefts

The Shurgard Self Storage warehouse was raided in the early hours of Friday, March 21, but police still can't tell whether anything was stolen

In pictures: Sport Relief fever sweeps through Hillingdon

From a table tennis tournament to an aerobics class and a swimathon to a mile walked in fancy dress, the borough got active to raise funds for Sport Relief


Until the end of the 19th century, Hayes was an agricultural and brickmaking area. It was then developed as an industrial locality which also housed factory workers. Its development is typical of the Second Industrial Revolution – the creation of new light engineering industries on the edge of existing cities.

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