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From Hillingdon to Hollywood: Award-winning director Mike Leigh reads the Uxbridge Gazette in LA

The critically acclaimed film and stage director currently touring his latest biopic Mr Turner is a fan of GetWestLondon's very own columnist Barbara Fisher

Plaque marks Eastcote site's important code-breaking history

The Pembroke Park Estate was instrumental in decoding enemy signals during the Second World War

London Tigers pegged back by Stotfold as honours shared

Round-up of the action involving clubs from the Spartan South Midlands League

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

  • HS2

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

Hillingdon Council backs bid to fund step-free access at borough stations

The council's Cabinet agreed to push for funding from the Mayor of London to improve Eastcote, Ruislip and Northwood stations

Westminster is now the immigration capital of Britain

More immigrants come to Westminster than anywhere else in the UK - and most of the immigrants are American

It WAS the best Uxbridge Christmas lights switch on yet!

Hundreds brave the elements for a day of fun as panto star helps light up the town centre

Hillingdon charity in plea to help prevent elderly deaths this winter, as many faced with 'heating or eating'

Age UK Hillingdon says last year a handful of people gave up their own Winter Fuel Payments to help others who needed them more.

CCTV images show accused fleeing scene of Paul Thrower's murder

The dark, grainy image shows an individual leaving the flats in St Dunstan's Close, Hayes and moving swiftly across the front of the building while apparently texting or making a call on a mobile phone.

'Marked rise' in people using foodbanks due to low incomes

Figures released by the Trussell Trust show that forty people a day in west London use foodbanks

Police name woman killed in rush-hour crash in West Drayton Road

Natasha Wilson, 28, died following the fatal collision in the Stockley Park area

First Crossrail tracks laid at Heathrow junction

The first section of track on the Crossrail route has been installed at new Stockley Flyover

Volunteers to collect donations in Ruislip for Hillingdon Foodbank

More than ever before, families and individuals in the UK are having to rely on food banks to survive.

Back in Time: Printing a newspaper the old fashioned way at King and Hutchings

Take a look at another selection of historic photographs from the Uxbridge Gazette archive showing scenes from around this area from the early part of the 20th century

Campaigner urges Hillingdon Council to use developments as a way of funding step-free access to public transport

Conrad Tokarczyk hopes it will become 'common practice' for councils to use new developments to implement step-free access to Tube and railway stations

Hayes schoolchildren create video games under new computing curriculum from Michael Gove

Year five pupils at Minet Junior School took part in an innovative computer programming workshop

West London mental health trust among worst for risk of poor care, warns watchdog

  • NHS

The findings come just days after the Care Quality Commission said a quarter of GP practices in the borough could be putting patients at risk.

Care home users volunteering at event for homeless people

Members of Northolt's Positive Community Care will be helping to prepare a warm evening for those who live on the streets

All set for an afternoon of Christmas fun at Uxbridge town centre parade

The parade, which will form up in The Pavilions shopping centre, on one side of the High Street, from 2.45pm , will wind its way down the High Street and come through the intu Uxbridge shopping centre on the opposite side before finishing outside the station.

Uxbridge company director jailed for £30,000 VAT fraud

Andrew Lumb of Hillingdon Road, Uxbridge, was jailed for 16 months after stealing more than £30K by faking vehicle purchases to claim VAT repayments

'No surprise' a quarter of GP surgeries in Hillingdon are potentially putting patients at risk, says watchdog

  • NHS

Healthwatch Hillingdon is urging practices in the borough to use the findings as an opportunity to learn and improve

'Triumph' for Hillingdon conservationists as plans for Ruislip flats rejected

Campaigners who fought the plans to build 14 flats inside a conservation area in Ruislip say they are delighted with the decision.

Youth project to help unemployment in west London receives £20,000 grant

Springboard charity to set up Hospitality in Heathrow scheme for youngsters aged 18-25 living in Hounslow, Ealing and Hillingdon

Children In Need events in Hillingdon bring in the cash

Pupils at St Helen’s College in Hillingdon held sales and dressed as superheroes.

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Man released from car by firefighters after second bad smash within hours in Hillingdon

Firefighters from Hillingdon, Heathrow and Heston fire stations attended the scene.

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

Quarter of GP surgeries in Hillingdon could be putting patients at risk

  • NHS

The national health watchdog has identified 11 practices in the borough that it says most urgently need inspecting.

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

Christmas in the air after festive lights are switched on Eastcote and Northwood Hills

Carol singers, Santa's grotto and festive markets help to bring Christmas cheer to the north of Hillingdon


Hillingdon is a suburban area within the London Borough of Hillingdon. It was an ancient parish in Middlesex that originally included Uxbridge. It has formed part of Greater London since 1965. Most of the area is represented as the Hillingdon East ward within the local authority

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