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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.

Law-abiding citizens who turned to crime were locked up at Ruislip police station

But don't worry - it was all part of a charity event to raise funds for Michael Sobell Hospice

Fairy story for a business-savvy mum and her online fantasy products

Her creations are made in resin from an original sculpture then hand finished and customised with cute accessories

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP Nick Hurd is a dad for the sixth time

In July, Mr Hurd resigned as Minister for Civil Society, and was replaced by Brooks Newmark

Harrow Bilingual Primary School approved by Department for Education

Harrow Bilingual Primary School was given approval by education secretary Nicola Morgan on Tuesday.

Northwood schoolboys reach final of musical Wicked's story-writing contest for kids

Adam Amrani, 11, Aditya Narayan, 10, and Oscar Williams, seven, were shortlisted for the Wicked Young Writers’ Award - and Oscar came second in his age category

Five of the best things to do in Hillingdon this week

Big bands and operatic societies provide plenty of musical offerings in the coming weeks

Watch: Touching video shows why you should support Michael Sobell Hospice during Hospice Care Week 2014

“People often feel that a hospice is a sad place to work but actually when you walk into Michael Sobell House it’s a very fun place to be and it’s full of laughter and it’s full of happiness”

Day centre for disabled people in South Ruislip gets £3m refurbishment

Hillingdon Council has invested in the centre to provide people with disabilities new state-of-the-art facilities

Multi-million pound investment at Harefield Hospital

The investment is part of The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust expansion plan, worth at least £20million

Police Borough Commander reassures Hillingdon after series of violent crimes

"We will not rest until we make every effort to make this borough the most hostile environment for anyone intent on committing serious violence"

Mayor cuts ribbon of new nature area at Eastcote school

Coteford School's new pond and nature area is brimming with wildlife

Invictus Games competitor injured in Afghanistan gives inspiring talk to pupils

Derek Derelangi brings a message of staying positive and working with your situation

Watch: Brunel students plan colourful run to raise funds for Northwood hospice

Brunel University and Michael Sobell Hospice have teamed up to create #colourdash

In pictures: Community out in force to support independent shop owners

Neighbours join traders at Independents' Day street party in Northwood Hills

Hillingdon nurse helps to give premature babies a chance at life

“These babies are born with a huge disadvantage so the team put everything we can into helping them. They are fighters, so we fight for them.”

New special free school proposed for youngsters in Ickenham

The school will cater for pupils aged five to 19 with severe to moderate learning difficulties

Theatre: Hay Fever starring Felicity Kendal and Simon Shepherd coming to Richmond Theatre

New production of Noël Coward’s acclaimed production stops off for a week during its national tour.

Harrow Bilingual Primary School announce open days

The group behind the new free school- which promises to teach youngsters French during their Primary years-have announced the details of their school’s open days which will be held at Harrow School.

What's on this weekend in Hillingdon?

Flowers, movies, art and European culture - a variety of events are on offer across the borough this weekend

Hillingdon people recycling more than ever with new collections

Since the council introduced weekly garden waste, textile and food recycling collections there has been an overall increase in recycling across the borough

Special event to promote independent shops in Northwood Hills returns

Second Independent's Day will showcase town centre improvements and support local traders

Elderly man chased suspect after having his bag snatched

The 80-year-old victim was so determined to get his bag back that he continued to chase the suspect until he tripped over, sustaining injuries

Pub raises £1000 for year-long children's hospice campaign - in just one night

The Woodman in Ruislip wanted to hold the fundraiser for Shooting Star Chase Hospice which gives care to barmaid Siobhan's 23-month old daughter

Saturday night movie themed fundraiser for Michael Sobell Hospice

Guests are encouraged to come in movie-themed fancy dress, and there will be a prize for the best dressed.


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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