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Day care costs set to rise by 17 per cent in Hillingdon

Under Hillingdon Council's budget proposals, the annual cost of sending a child to day care five days a week would increase from £10,660 to £12,428.

Protesters gather outside South Ruislip Sainsbury's to support £100million Arla development

Dozens demonstrated against the supermarket giant's attempt to block the plans, which include an Asda, a cinema complex, restaurants and housing.

Tell us why you deserve to win the ring

Valentine's Day competition: Win an engagement ring from intu Uxbridge

intu Uxbridge has teamed up with getwestlondon to offer one lucky reader the chance to create the 'perfect proposal' this Valentine’s Day.

Liberal Democrats announce candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

Former councillor Mike Cox has been chosen to fight the seat in the general election in May.

Trampoline will be at The Crown and Treaty on Oxford Road, Uxbridge this Friday.

Hughie Dixon's live music round-up: Trampoline bounce back to The Crown and Treaty in Uxbridge

Planning to let your hair down this weekend? Check out Hughie Dixon's latest round-up of live music in an around Hillingdon Borough.

Sarah Welburn with Ollie in happier times

Couple's despair after beloved Labrador is 'poisoned by antifreeze' during walk in Ruislip woods

Dog owner David Shelvey is raising the alarm after his pet became violently sick and died after consuming a toxic substance left in a dog bowl.

Fran Tracey and Caroline Russell have created the New Reader's Toolkit

Ruislip teacher and librarian team-up to create e-book that helps children learn to read

Two Ruislip mums, one a librarian and the other a teacher, have teamed up to create a new e-book helping parents to improve children's learning.

Woofs and Walkies

Walkies! Charity dog stroll to raise money for RSPCA at Ruislip Lido

All four-legged friends that take part in the Ruislip Lido walk will receive goodie bags

'Bully-boy' Sainsbury's under attack for plans to block £100million South Ruislip Arla development

The managing director of the firm behind the plans attended a residents' meeting last night to garner support.

Author Samantha Shannon

Former Ruislip schoolgirl dubbed the 'next JK Rowling' is coming to Uxbridge to sign copies of her new book

Samantha Shannon's debut novel The Bone Season got rave reviews and could become a film, and now its sequel The Mime Order is about to hit bookshelves.

Blood donor sessions will be a venue near you soon.

West London venues where you can donate blood in support of next month's World Cancer Day

NHS Blood and Transplant say blood and platelets are often crucial in the treatment of the cancer patients

Spitting image: Boris Johnson impressed by portrait during Uxbridge school visit

The London mayor – once called a 'hairdresser's despair' by journalist Jeremy Paxman – has taken the string-haired picture back to City Hall with him.

An electrician

Blackout in Ruislip tonight after powercut

Electricians are working frantically to restore power to scores of homes  in Ruislip tonight.

South Ruislip Arla plan delays 'disappointing', says residents' group

Sid Jackson, vice chair of the South Ruislip Residents' Association, said the area needed facilities such as the planned cinema, supermarket and restaurants.

Police in Ruislip arrest wanted man following public appeal

Adam Halfaoui, who was picked up by officers on Thursday, had featured on the police's wanted list over the Christmas period.

In pictures: HS2 committee visits Hillingdon to assess the impact of the line

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The group of MPs scrutinizing the rail project came to Harefield, Ickenham and Ruislip to see for themselves what might be destroyed by HS2

£100million South Ruislip Arla plan could be delayed by a year or scrapped

Developer Citygrove says the project will almost certainly go ahead, but with 'significant' delays, after rival Sainsbury's announced plans for a judicial review.

Damning reports show extending HS2 tunnel would save money and reduce devastating impact on west London

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Studies commissioned by Hillingdon Council show extending the HS2 tunnel through the Colne Valley IS a viable option

Hillingdon’s Most Wanted: Police need help finding men wanted for crimes across the borough

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing five men wanted for crimes committed across Hillingdon

Historical author looking to chart history of RAF Eastcote site

Andy Weller hopes to speak to people with memories or information about the site to be put into a local archive


Girl who went missing in Ruislip found safe and well

Alicia Giles went missing on New Year's Day but was found today.

Ruislip performers win prize for Hillingdon in London's New Year's Day Parade

They won £5,000 for the mayor of Hillingdon's chosen charity, Michael Sobell Hospice.


Parker pops up to earn Wealdstone a point at Sutton

Skipper scores in second half as Stones continue unbeaten run in Conference South

Ruislip performers to represent Hillingdon in London's New Year's Day Parade

The sequin-studded performers are hoping to be crowned the best in show.

MPs meet to discuss concerns about housing association A2Dominion

The meeting followed concerns about issues including faulty lifts and hot water outages at properties across London, including flats at the Great West Quarter in London

UKIP donor pays for Monster Raving Loony Party leader to stand in Uxbridge and South Ruislip

Alan 'Howling Laud' Hope said: “It's more of a friendly gesture than anything else. It's not a donation... Alright it is.”

Pedestrian, 74, hurt in South Ruislip incident. Police seek driver.

Two incidents in Field End Road in the space of a few hours

Ruislip tube station re-opens after suspect package found

The station closed while police dealt with a 'security alert'

'Security alert' at Ruislip tube station closes Met and Piccadilly line services

The two lines are closed between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge while police deal with a security alert in Ruislip

Uxbridge shoppers have their eyes on the mince pies

Uxbridge people were four times more likely to buy a Christmas pud or mince pie in their supermarket shop than all the rest of London at the beginning of December


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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