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What's on in Hillingdon this weekend?

It's that time of the year again - time to get your skates on at the Uxbridge ice rink. Or, if that doesn't tickle your fancy, there's plenty more going on.

Heathrow programme awarded by charity Spark! for closing gap between pupils and careers

Year 5 and 6 pupils at schools in Hounslow, Ealing and Hillingdon combine education and business in latest challenge to design and build their own terminal

Life is sweet (and savoury!) as snack firm defends its best in West London title

Organisers delight as awards build on the success of last year with double number of entries

Labour wins Charville seat as voters stay away

Tight contest ends in Hillingdon Labour group holding seat by just 21 votes

Hundreds expected to raise more than £100,000 for homeless charities by sleeping rough

450 people will sleep in cardboard boxes to raise funds in this year's Big Sleep Out event

How green is your borough? Campaigners for a London national park do the maths

Hillingdon and Hounslow are among the capital's 10 leafiest boroughs, according to a new map charting London's greenest neighbourhoods

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

Graduates of youth programme gearing up for climate change event at the University of West London

The Challenge is hosting an interactive day with environmental workshops for youngsters

Ambulance crew injured in attack in Hayes

The London Ambulance Service's director of operations says he is 'appalled' after two medics were attacked in Hayes this morning while responding to an emergency.

Giant fly gets pupils buzzing at Uxbridge school

Author Mike Barfield dressed up as the insect to teach youngsters from schools across the Hillingdon borough about 'minibeasts'.

Man charged for dangerous driving and insulting behaviour in Ruislip High Street

Hillingdon Police charged 25-year-old Liam Sheridan in connection with incidents that occurred on two different days in High Street in Ruislip

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

  • HS2

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

Enjoying Harrow Churches Housing Association's Golden Jubilee celebrations were Gareth Thomas, Labour MP for Harrow West;and Mayor of Harrow Councillor Ajay Maru; Barry Ingate, HCHA chairman; Mayor of Hillingdon Councillor Catherine Dann and her Mayoress Rita Kilroy

50th anniversary reception for Harrow Churches Housing Association

The Golden Jubilee party at the House of Commons was attended by Harrow MPs and councillors as well as supporters, trustees, employees and board members

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

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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Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Pinner, Hatch End. Harrow Weald, Stanmore, Edgware, Queensbury and Kenton
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Zoe Drewett
Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
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