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Review of the Year: September: Rats 'the size of cats' and Pussy Galore

September really was quite the month across west London, with a bond girl gracing the area and campaigners getting flustered

Woman launches foul-mouthed homophobic attack on man at Northwood station

A 23-year-old man was subjected to a prolonged verbal tirade by a woman on the tube

Students at Hayes sixth form in food drive for hungry families

The team of 13 sixth-formers will give the donations to Hillingdon Foodbank tomorrow.

Santa Claus delivers the Morrison's weekly shop to Harefield mum-of-five

Sleigh pulled by reindeer was a novel way to get online grocery order to prize-winner

Hundreds of people light candles to remember lost loved-ones

More than 300 people joined a moving Light up a Life remembrance ceremony in Northwood

Raise some funds while shedding those Christmas pounds with Michael Sobell Hospice

The hospice charity launches its Pounds Off, £s In challenge in the New Year to encourage healthy eating and weightloss and wants you to sign up now

Hillingdon cop launches Facebook page to find vulnerable missing people

Sergeant James Drummond hopes using the social media site to share appeals with the community will help track down missing children and adults

Opinion split on Pinner parking proposals

Most respondents to Harrow Council's consultation were opposed to new measures but traders group and amenity association welcome them

JLS star celebrates success of children in care in Hillingdon

Pop star JB gave awards to youngsters who have excelled at the borough's Kids in Care Awards

Award-winning salon opens in Northwood

The opening of Rush Hair, in Maxwell Road, has created 11 jobs.

Winter fair to kick off in Northolt with star-studded charity night

The fair opens on Wednesday (December 10), featuring a Santa's grotto, fairground rides and a kids' corner.

Plenty to do and see this weekend in our area!

Christmas is coming! The days may be short but there is an awful lot to pack into them

Boris Johnson defends plans to axe rail ticket offices despite pledge not to

Transport union RMT said he would 'have to explain to the people of Uxbridge and Ruislip why they are in the front line of his cuts battering ram'.

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George Osborne's Autumn Statement tax break welcomed by Hillingdon's hospices

Hospices will be able to claim a refund on the VAT they pay - which Harlington Hospice chief officer Steve Curry said will make "a tremendous difference"

'My God! Did we do this?' Boris Johnson wowed by £2million redevelopment in Northwood Hills

The London mayor visited Joel Street boulevard to mark the project's completion.

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Overwhelming demand sees scouts delivering Christmas cards for sixth year running

Ruislip, Eastcote and Northwood Explorer Scouts deliver your cards locally for just 20p

Television presenter Carol Smillie to lead remembrance ceremony in Uxbridge

The event is being held at the intu Uxbridge shopping centre on Sunday, December 7.

Women bring global influences to first 'hot yoga' studio in Hillingdon

Leanne Weston and Amy Partridge are opening the Hot Yoga House in Eastcote in January

£20,000 donation will help early detection of prostate cancer at pioneering scanner centre

The huge one-off donation will fund research at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital

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.

Return of 'Mr Christmas' with his amazing home light show

Seth, and daughter Sophia, 17, are picking up a tradition of years back, started by Seth’s late wife, Androulla, who loved to have the family home bedecked in decorations.

Cyclist airlifted to hospital with life-changing injuries after incident in Northwood Hills

The man, believed to be in his 50's-60's was injured on the border of Northwood Hills and Pinner and is in a critical condition

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

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

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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

Plaque marks Eastcote site's important code-breaking history

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

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

Young double-amputee who survived fatal coach crash has been honoured at mini Paralympics

11-year-old Malik Bebiche from Harefield dreams of becoming a Paralympian - and the experts believe he could go far


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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Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
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