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Former London Assembly member for Hillingdon, Richard Barnes

Former Hillingdon councillor and Boris deputy ditches Tory party for UKIP

Richard Barnes, a former right hand man to Mayor Boris Johnson, has defected to the UK Independence Party who he said had the "right answers" to Britain's issues.

Hillingdon Council

Neighbours object to Ruislip's Middlesex Stadium's sports bar The Clubhouse's plans for extended hours

Hillingdon Council’s licensing sub-committee meets on Friday to consider whether to approve the longer operating hours at the Middlesex Stadium venue in Breakspear Road, Ruislip

Road closed after three car smash in Hillingdon

Long Lane closed in both directions and London's Air Ambulance spotted at scene of car crash

Queues on A40 in Hillingdon after police incident

A girl said to be in her mid-teens has been rescued from a footbridge over the A40

Girl, 21, who appeared in iconic photo with Diana Princess of Wales as child loses her fight against leukaemia

Hollie Robinson-Marsh fought off leukaemia at the age of four only to be told it had returned again on her 21st birthday

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

Proposed HS2 compensation 'too low' and too restrictive, Hillingdon Council will tell Government

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Tory-run Hillingdon Council, which opposes the construction of High Speed 2 between London and Birmingham, has agreed a critical official response to the Government consultation on compensation schemes for people living near the proposed route

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”

Volunteers give charity shop window displays a spruce up

GlaxoSmithKline workers gave Harlington Hospice shops across Hillingdon a makeover - helping boost sales along the way

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"

Boris Johnson denies twitter reports of train attack by Brentford fan

This is twitter at its finest says mayor of london's spokeswoman.

Friday bus strike called off - but Monday's is still on

Bus strikes across the Capital have been cancelled on Friday but will still go ahead Monday, and we have details of services affected.

Shoppers queue out the door at opening of new TK Maxx

The discount fashion store has created 50 jobs in South Ruislip

Cream drummer Ginger Baker's dining room table up for auction in Ruislip

Oak farmhouse table once belonging to musician Ginger Baker goes under the hammer this month

Campaign group say less than 2% of people blighted by HS2 are likely to get compensation

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HS2 Action Alliance say the vast majority of people living in urban areas that are impacted by HS2 - like in Ruislip - will get nothing

Meet the youngest kid to tackle the awesome Tube Challenge

Exhausting quest for little boy ends in triumph - and a lot of money raised

Mayor cuts ribbon of new nature area at Eastcote school

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

Flypast of Spitfire and Hurricane ends Polish War Memorial ceremony

Octogenarian former fighters mingled with young cadets from the Polish air force academy in Deblin for the traditional laying of wreaths

Chaos on Central Line at Ealing Broadway after signal failure

Commuters face huge delays in getting to work today with no service after signal failure at North Acton

Our poll suggests Boris Johnson is not favourite among readers for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

With just one day to go before local Tories choose who gets the Uxbridge and South Ruislip candidacy our poll suggests readers don't put Boris as number one

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

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

Ruislip hairstylist talent spotted to join world famous ghd art team

Viktoria Toth, a stylist at HOB in Ruislip, was picked from hundreds to join the team and create looks for ghd

EXCLUSIVE: Biggest gathering of Spitfires and Hurricanes for decades planned for RAF Northolt

To mark its centenary and the 75th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain, planners at the base in West End Road, Ruislip, want a fitting tribute and an event worthy of the double celebration.

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


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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