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Blaze destroys a building behind shops in Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon

One building was destroyed, says London Fire Brigade, and another one next to it was damaged. Nobody was hurt.

Battle of the sexes: Who does better in West London driving tests?

 Data shows who is keeping their cool behind the wheel during the practical driving test

In pictures: Fruit and sport at health-themed Party in the Park in Hayes

The community enjoyed fruit smoothies, health checks, and swapped eggs for oranges in a novelty orange and spoon race during the Kingsborough Centre's Party in the Park

Campaigners will challenge the Government over the environmental impact of HS2

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Complaints from Hillingdon Council, HS2 Action Alliance and anti-HS2 campaigner Lottie Jones about the Government's decision not to conduct an environmental assessment for HS2 will be heard by a UN Committee in Geneva

Milkman Malcolm retires after 42 years of midnight deliveries

Malcolm McQueen will be saying goodbye to his milk float on Saturday, July 26 after more than 40 years of delivering the white stuff to homes in Ruislip

Heathrow's £550m compensation offer 'a drop in the ocean'

Anti-expansion campaigner says the airport would have to spend billions of pounds to match its European rivals

Primark remains coy about coming to Uxbridge

Rumours that the retailer could be coming to the Pavilions are yet to be confirmed

Hillingdon honours its war veterans with Civic Medal

The council thanked the war heroes for the part they played in British history

Frankie & Benny's will open restaurant in Uxbridge

The American-Italian restaurant chain is the latest business set to come to Uxbridge after rumours of a Primark sent Twitter into a frenzy

Vyners 55th brings old pupils from Down Under

The ex-students shared their memories from 55 years ago by completing the phrase on a card: “I remember when I was at Vyners ....”

Heathrow asks how it should spend £550m compensation for those affected by proposed third runway project

Airport launches a 12-week consultation asking public how money should be used if a third runway is built

Hillingdon teens encouraged to lose weight and get fit

Overweight or unfit young people across the borough are being invited to sign up to a 12-week healthy living course

In pictures: Butterfly count in Harefield and Ruislip

Different species of butterflies were counted and logged as part of a Butterfly Conservation Society study

In pictures: Uxbridge Auto Show

Were you there? Check out our gallery from Saturday's event

Former heroin addict speaks out in Hillingdon Hospital's World Hepatitis Day campaign

She wants people to have a greater awareness of how to avoid contracting the disease

Five things to do in Hillingdon Borough in the holidays

School's out for the summer but the fun is only just beginning and there is plenty going on across Hillingdon.

What's on this weekend in Hillingdon

Whether it continues to be a scorcher or the thunderstorms return we've got you covered for a packed weekend of events

Watch: Fork lightning flashes across the sky in Ruislip

Some amazing videos have emerged of last night's electrical storm.

Electric storm lights up Hillingdon skies

Hundreds of you took to Twitter and Facebook in the small hours to share photos of the dramatic weather

Police tracing man who escaped custody at Hillingdon Hospital

Reece Anthony Thomas Owen had been arrested for a number of offences in Hillingdon including robbery and burglary

Twenty-three days of tube disruption to start in Hillingdon

The Uxbridge branch of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines will close for track replacement on July 19

'False widow spiders are not dangerous' says man who has them nesting in his porch

After a woman and her daughters had their home fumigated in Ruislip readers have been in touch to defend the eight-legged creatures

Gang crime down in west London, new figures show

Gang-flagged offences across west London fell by nine last year to 127, nearly half of which were committed in Brent

Hillingdon Police to pilot body-worn video cameras to boost accountability and conviction rates

Members of two Uxbridge response teams will trial the tech for one-year and hope it will result in more convictions and more trust in the police.

Situation with Uxbridge High School principal 'is a matter for the school' says DfE

Still no explanation of mystery of why headteacher and one of his deputies away from school

Warm nights could make next week's RAF Northolt test flights worse

Early hours instrument testing has to take place when Heathrow Airport is closed

I'll raise a glass with my Grumpy Old Git after my readers tell me things are definitely getting better

Whether it’s train-spotting, metal-detecting or camping in mud at Glastonbury, it’s always great to link up with like-minded people.

West London trio jailed for robbing terrified delivery deliver

One of the robbers, who are from Feltham, Hayes, and Hounslow, threatened to kill the victim if he didn't stay back

Could Primark be coming to Uxbridge?

Rumours that the low-price retail giant is coming to the town have been swirling since a planning application seeking to take over 15 stores was submitted


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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