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From Hillingdon to Hollywood: Award-winning director Mike Leigh reads the Uxbridge Gazette in LA

The critically acclaimed film and stage director currently touring his latest biopic Mr Turner is a fan of GetWestLondon's very own columnist Barbara Fisher

Plaque marks Eastcote site's important code-breaking history

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

Former British Intelligence code-breaker tells of his chance encounter with Ruislip’s famous Soviet spies

Sergeant Russell Barnes worked at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) site in Eastcote intercepting German and Russian coded messages at the start of the Cold War

Mo Khursheed: Only Labour will stand up for the issues that affect Charville people

Councillor Mo Khursheed, leader of the opposition Labour group on Hillingdon Council, says his team is fighting hard for the people of Charville and candidate John Oswell is the best man to represent the people of the ward.

HS2 campaigners back in court to appeal High Court dismissal of legal challenge against Government

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Hillingdon Council and HS2 Action Alliance suffered a blow at the High Court in August but are continuing their fight against HS2 safeguarding directions at the Court of Appeal

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

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.

Campaigner urges Hillingdon Council to use developments as a way of funding step-free access to public transport

Conrad Tokarczyk hopes it will become 'common practice' for councils to use new developments to implement step-free access to Tube and railway stations

'Triumph' for Hillingdon conservationists as plans for Ruislip flats rejected

Campaigners who fought the plans to build 14 flats inside a conservation area in Ruislip say they are delighted with the decision.

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

Moving flower festival is fitting tribute to the sacrifices of British troops

Parishioners in South Ruislip joined neighbouring churches, flower teams and community projects to create the Lest We Forget festival of flowers

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

A guide to panto in west London

Check our handy list to see which pantomimes and other festive shows are coming to a stage near you this Christmas

What's on this weekend across Hillingdon?

12-hour hairdressing, lantern making and Christmas shopping - it's all on this weekend across the borough

HS2 nominated for community engagement award but Hillingdon community calls it 'laughable'

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HS2 has been nominated for community forums but Hillingdon campaigners argue they were less than engaging

Wife of alleged Ruislip fraudster boasted of famous friends while enjoying luxury lifestyle, court told

An alleged fraudster's wife boasted she was friends with sports presenter Gabby Logan while blowing thousands of pounds of stolen cash, a court heard.

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.

Police officer who punched suspected thief in London clothes shop is dismissed from the Met

James Kiddie, from Ruislip, was found guilty of common assault in February and has now been dismissed by a Met gross misconduct board

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

Police security alert caused "no end of chaos" in Uxbridge town centre

Shopping has returned to normal after an earlier incident in Uxbridge High Street

Children remember fallen soldiers in tribute poppy garden

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

Where and when to see your town's Christmas lights being switched on

Check our list for forthcoming events or browse the pictures from those decorations that have been already been lit up

Group opposes plans for Ruislip flats in conservation area

The group says the proposed building, which would contain 14 apartments and two commercial units, is not in keeping with the area.

Middlesex U14s will learn from disappointment of cup exit

Coach Chris Ampofo insists his boys will take plenty away from their 4-1 loss

In pictures: Christmas fun Lighting up the Manor

The annual Christmas light switch-on in Ruislip Manor was a joyous event for adults and children

BBC London News presenter wowed by talents of Ruislip students

Broadcast journalist Alice Bhandhukravi visited a school in Ruislip to talk to youngsters about what it takes to succeed

Former gymnast from Ruislip who retired with injury now helping others at Hillingdon Hospital

Candice Carter, 30, took up gymnastics aged five and competed with Great Britain's junior team before having to retire from the sport at 16.

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

Ruislip

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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