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Community fundraiser for burgled WW2 veteran smashes target

Lionel Lake, 91, who will be repaid every penny of the £5,030 stolen from his Ruislip home as he slept, said: "I just can't get over it!"

Parliamentary candidates face off at Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner Hustings

Four parliamentary candidates went head-to-head on issues such as HS2, assisted suicide and balancing the books

Thousands raised for burgled WW2 veteran in just TWO days

The local community pulled together to raise thousands of pounds for 91-year-old WW2 veteran who had his life savings stolen from his home

Uxbridge woman runs London Marathon for grandpa with Alzheimer's

The 26-year-old from Uxbridge is asking for support to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK

Pub quiz: Test your knowledge of Uxbridge pubs

We've scoured pubs from Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote and Harefield, how many have you visited?

Boris Johnson could face High Court challenge by campaigners if he becomes MP

Activists argue Mr Johnson cannot legally sit in the House of Commons while being London mayor

Generous getwestlondon readers in amazing show of kindness after WW2 veteran burgled

Readers who were outraged by our story of how thieves stole 91-year-old Lionel Lake's life savings have launched a fundraising webpage to repay the money

WW2 veteran's life savings stolen from home as he slept

Great grandfather Lionel Lake, 91, said: “I’d saved this for years and years as a little nest egg for my two boys and two girls. Now it’s all gone.”

Election 2015: Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Voters will be going to the polls in May to decide who should be the constituency's next MP

Battling Ruislip Rangers 13s are League Cup winners

Rangers 13s were crowned Wycombe & South Bucks U13s League Cup champions after holding their nerve to beat Chalfont Saints Leopards on penalties.

Gatwick Airport targets west London with flyers warning of Heathrow noise

Gatwick will distribute 400,000 flyers to homes across west London, with Uxbridge and South Ruislip being targeted more fiercely than any other constituency

Sister Act: Not your convent-ional musical!

Come to the Winston Churchill Theatre, where the Ruislip Operatic Society are putting on a special musical

Ruislip mum sets up mobile toddlers play group after birth of son

Runaround Rascals aims to have weekly sessions for toddlers and an outdoor venue by summer

Police investigating death of man found collapsed at Ruislip home

Detectives are treating the death as "unexplained" and are not seeking anyone in connection with the case, but have declared the property a crime scene

Jim Davidson opens up about prejudice, comedy and fans

The controversial performer spoke to getwestlondon ahead of a scheduled performance at the Comedy Bunker in Ruislip on April 17

Ruislip couple desperate to find camera from ruby wedding anniversary

The camera contains photographs from the first time their family had been together since the death of husband Ronald Pearson's daughter in 2004

Class shines through as Hillingdon Abbots triumph again

Champions took their foot off the gas but still got the job done against Saracens

South Ruislip and Hayes pair earn accolades at British Weightlifting Championships

Tia Gayle and Jayani Samarakoon featured as Stars for the Future impress in Birmingham

Sainsbury's eyeing former Post Office in Ruislip High Street

The supermarket giant wants to open one of its Local convenience stores inside the building which, until recently, housed a Nisa shop

88-year-old Martin Gravener celebrates his birthday at work

Still working and no plans to retire... meet 88-year-old who loves his job

Martin Gravener, 88, has worked at Bainbridges Auction for 24 years and counting

Ruislip U12s rugby starlets prosper in Premier Cup contest

Finn Odell loved every minute of Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup experience

Man struck by train at Ruislip underground station

The man is said to be recovering from "minor injuries" in hospital and police said the incident was not suspicious

Laurence Hylton

Marathon man prepares for seven 25-mile runs in seven days

Laurence Hylton is taking on the challenge to raise money in memory of a close friend who died of cancer

Ebola army medic flown into RAF Northolt from Sierra Leone

Two colleagues who have been exposed to the unnamed woman – the third British medic to have caught the virus – are also being evacuated

Real ale festival heads to pubs in Hillingdon

Brewers from around the world have produced beers using British hops

Could you rehome a beautiful bunny this Easter?

These beautiful bunnies are looking for new homes this Easter - could you offer a rabbit a loving new home?

Ruilsip Gardens pupils, around 1956

Ruislip primary school searches for former pupils ahead of 75th anniversary

Ruislip Gardens wants old pupils to share their stories with the current crop

'Lessons need to be learned': Care home resident with broken hip left untreated for month

  • NHS

Healthwatch Hillingdon said the victim's daughter, who spent three years investigating, was an "individual pitted against the system"

Thousands of residents join online crime awareness group

Ruislip and Eastcote have turned to Facebook to fight crime by setting up a community crime awareness group online

(l-r) Hillingdon councillors Judy Kelly, Jonathan Bianco and Brian Crowe unveil the new sculpture at Ruislip Lido

New work of art unveiled at Ruislip Lido

Circular sculpture carved from twisted grain oak and located on Willow Lawn


Ruislip is part of the London Borough of Hillingdon. Major landmarks in the area include Ruislip Lido, a former reservoir, now an area of public parkland with its own miniature railway and Manor Farm, a settlement dating from the 9th century which is now designates as a local heritage site.

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