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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.

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

  • 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

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

'Minimal disruption' at Hillingdon hospitals as 31 staff strike over pay

  • NHS

Nurses and midwives at Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital were among those to walk out at 7am as part of a national NHS pay dispute.

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.

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.


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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Steve Bax
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Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
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Alix Culbertson
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Robert Cumber
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Zoe Drewett
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Salina Patel
Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
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