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Children cheer as new school building is officially opened in Northwood Hills

Harlyn Primary School has undergone a major expansion programme in the fight to create new school places

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

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

Petition against plans to convert Uxbridge community hall into flats

The developer wants to build 49 apartments at the site of Fassnidge Memorial Hall in the town centre, currently used by an old people's group.

Back in Time: A ploughing match at Heathrow just before the outbreak of war

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

Beavers brew up some cash for service men and women at Remembrance coffee morning

The 4th Ruislip Beaver Scouts raised funds for the Royal British Legion in lead up to Armistice Day as part of their own centenary celebrations

Real James Bond figure and fellow war veteran lay wreaths at Northwood memorial

Jack Mann, one of 'Churchill's Secret Warriors' during the Second World War, and Cyril Sherwood, who last laid a wreath in Egypt in 1942, took part in the moving service.

Remembering the code-breaking women who fought the war from a secret site in Eastcote

A plaque will mark the history of the Pembroke Park Estate in Eastcote - once a top secret code-breaking centre supporting Bletchley Park during the Second World War

Children remember fallen soldiers in tribute poppy garden

Youngsters in Eastcote created a commemorative garden of poppies inspired by the Tower of London display

Searching for Maureen - can you help reunite a bride with her bridesmaid after 50 years?

Sandra and John McKelvie married in Ickenham in 1964. Now living in Canada, the couple hope to find their bridesmaid Maureen and invite her to their 50th anniversary celebrations

Where to go for Remembrance Sunday services in West London

This year Remembrance Sunday falls on November 9, and across west London there will be parades and ceremonies to remember those lost.

Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood extends minor injuries unit opening hours

The hospital made the change in response to patient demand.

Northwood school choir performs for Royal Family

Singers from Northwood Prep School were invited to perform at a palace in Belgrade by the Serbian Royal Family

Two stores to open in Uxbridge shopping centre this week

Both will welcome their first customers in the centre's Market Mall area on Thursday.

Hayes man jailed for robberies including stealing jewellery belonging to tragic Uxbridge schoolboy

Jonathan Whitton and two others jailed for robberies across London including snatching sentimental jewellery belonging to an 11-year-old who died in a road accident

Brunel volunteers raise £10,000 in charity 'colourdash'

Hundreds of fundraisers wearing white were pelted with paint during the 5km run.

Ruislip scout will join the Queen at Remembrance Sunday Service

Jacob Spencer was honored with a prestigious Queen's Scout Award and will join Her Majesty at the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph

In pictures: Beautiful artwork created by hospice patients goes on display

Art created during therapeutic sessions at Michael Sobell Hospice is being exhibited at high street retailer John Lewis

Inquest into deaths of mother and daughters in Ruislip home due to start this afternoon

Heena Solanki and her daughters Prisha and Jasmine were found dead at a home in Midcroft, Ruislip in 2013

Northwood hairdressers handpicked to style X Factor contestants

Luke Ormsby and George Katsaros work at Haringtons in Northwood by week, but their weekends are taken up styling the stars on the ITV prime time show

VC heroes to get their own special memorial

Hillingdon Council has arranged for the plaques to be laid at the Harefield War Memorial on Tuesday, November 4, in tribute to Robert Edward Ryder VC and Cecil John Kinross VC.

Search is on to fill new HS2 job - but is it too little too late?

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HS2 say the role will help people eligible for government compensation - but anti-HS2 campaigner says "only a tiny percentage are eligible, so relatively few people will be helped at all"

Funeral held for Yiewsley's 95-year-old war veteran Percy Alec McCormack

Mr McCormack served with the London Irish Rifles for six years in World War Two after signing up at the age of 18


Narrow escape for passengers after car rolls and hits gas substation in Northwood

The vehicle left the road in Rickmansworth Road and struck a gas and electricity substation shortly after 9pm.

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP Nick Hurd cuts ribbon on new high street post office

The new post office in Ruislip High Street will open an extra 14 hours a week

Founding member helps photo society celebrate its 40th anniversary

89-year-old Ron Walter has been taking snaps with the Field End Photographic Society since it first began

Watch: Harrow Film Makers begin digitising its stunning archive

Videos going as far back as 1954 have become available as the group modernises and expands.

Hillingdon to defy Government over publication of its magazine

Hillingdon People is printed six times a year and delivered free of charge to homes across the borough.


Northwood is an elevated residential settlement in the Borough of Hillingdon. It's population was recorded as 11,068 in 2008, and Northwood Hills 10,833. Northwood was used for location filming in the hugely popular sit-com The Good Life.

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