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Youngsters delight in new £80k sensory garden

Children with learning disabilities were over the moon to explore their new sensory garden at Eastcote's Grangewood School

Will it be Argentina's year?

Where to watch the World Cup final in West London

If you haven't got a plane ticket to Rio to watch the World Cup final then chances are you'll need to find a good atmospheric venue in West London to see the action. Here's our round-up of venues.

WATCH: Comedy legend John Cleese makes Monty Python Silly Walks game with Hillingdon tech company

The Ministry of Silly Walks iOS and Android app was created by John Cleese and five friends from Hillingdon and has already gained celebrity fans including Stephen Fry and Hugh Grant

Minister visits Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre but still says it will have to move because of HS2

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Minister for Transport Robert Goodwill joined MP Nick Hurd at the Harefield centre which will be destroyed by HS2


Rifles and handguns found during police raid at Hillingdon home

A 39-year-old man was arrested after police found firearms at a property in Crispin Way, just opposite Hillingdon Hospital.

Hillingdon Council leader: 'Boris is a friend of Hillingdon but it will not be a shoo-in'

Ray Puddifoot says Boris Johnson will not be the only choice for MP if he decides to put his name forward for Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat

Bird strike risk could sink 'Boris Island'

Report warns about the risk of birds being sucked into aircraft engines if a new airport, dubbed Boris Island, is built on the Thames estuary

Strikes round-up: West London endures a day of disruption

Public sector workers have been taking to the streets to protest over pay and conditions. See how your area was affected.

Services almost entirely unaffected by public sector strike action in Hillingdon

Hillingdon Council said of a total 104 council-run services, 100 are reporting business as usual

More support for dyslexic children in Hillingdon thanks to new class

An official diagnosis is not necessary to attend the group

The tables have turned - Hillingdon teachers go back to school

Borough teachers spent a day at school sharing ideas and suggesting new ways of working

Commonwealth Games: Rugby Sevens place for Hillingdon-born flier

Marcus Watson will be hoping to emulate England's silver at Melbourne 2006

Strikers join picket line at Uxbridge Civic Centre

Teachers, firefighters and public sector workers join national walk-out in row with Government over pay and pensions

Resigning John Randall 'will support whoever takes his place'

Boris Johnson has been suggested as a possible replacement

Writing competition deadline looms for budding authors in west London

Winner will receive a pair of British Airways tickets and £750 to spend in the French capital

New care home opening in Hillingdon will create 70 jobs

The home will accommodate 58 residents and include dementia care, a library and a spa

Man saved by Harefield heart transplant machine is to be a dad

Andrew Britton almost died on his honeymoon but now he is back to health and looking forward to fatherhood thanks to a heart transplant machine.

Private foster carers missing out on vital support from Hillingdon Council

Many carers may be missing out on help that is available to them because they are unaware they need to notify the council of private fostering arrangements

One of Unison's previous strikes

WATCH: Public sector strikes: how is YOUR West London borough affected?

GetWestLondon has compiled details of schools and council services affected across Hounslow, Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent, Ealing, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Fulham and Chelsea

The Sunday Sessions returns to Ruislip for the perfect soundtrack to a lazy Sunday

Live acoustic music, stand-up comedy, street food, ales and ciders and plenty to entertain the kids returning to Ruislip on July 13

Morrisons hoping to name a delivery van after a community hero

The supermarket launched its online delivery service in Ruislip today and wants to put a local person who has gone above and beyond on one of its vans

Father of baby born in Morrisons car park tells his tale

Holy Mtombo was delivered in Morrisons car park, Acton, on July 1

Pensioner confused after spotting car she 'scrapped' for £120 driving around Hillingdon

Mary Tobin accepted a garage's offer to scrap her car as it would be too expensive to fix

Get your bicycle marked and logged at police security session

Hillingdon Police’s Safer Transport Team will be marking and registering machines free of charge

Cranford Park toasts its first vintage

But you'll have to wait until a family fun day next month to sample the wine, made from grapes in the kitchen courtyard of the park's former hunting lodge

Bike week challenge is smooth-ie sailing for Ruislip High students

Youngsters at the school made fruit smoothies with bike powered smoothie makers and competed in a roller racing competition

Harefield Infants receives award for work with gifted and talented children

Teachers have done great work giving extra encouragement and support to outstanding pupils, while ensuring all children at the school flourish

Chance for children to make a furry friend at summer activity club

Pets at Home is running a club for youngsters during the summer to help them learn about caring for animals

What's on this weekend in Hillingdon

Get out there and enjoy the sunshine at a variety of community events

New cycle track will help special needs pupils get the bicycle training they need

The track is all-weather and capable of taking a full sized bus, so pupils can learn public transport safety skills


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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