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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.

Hero police officer helped save the life of teenager who jumped from bridge over A40

A member of the public and a police officer helped to rescue the girl from falling onto the A40

Record number of entries for West London Business Awards.

Just over a week to wait until the judges announce their shortlist.

Barclays holds fundraising events for Macmillan at branches in Uxbridge and Hayes

Community day at Barclays in High Street, Uxbridge: the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Catherine Dann, on the static bike, with, front left, premier manager Rupinder Dhaddey, and, front right, branch manager Iain Pyne, and, back lft, Jonah Hales, and back right, Faisal Gheriani, both of Platinum Wellness
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Catherine Dann, attended the events at Barclays' branches in Uxbridge and Hayes in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

In pictures: Mini-masterpieces at nursery art competition

The Mayor of Hillingdon had a tough time choosing winners among the very young artists in Uxbridge

Uxbridge in Pictures

Former Bond girl leads the way for Silver Sunday

Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, will be taking part in this weekend's Silver Sunday celebrations to help conquer loneliness in older people across west London, writes James Sherrard

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

CaféPod gives you a chance to sit on the iconic Friends Central Perk sofa

The orange sofa which Joey, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Monica and Chandler used to sit on will be in Kensington on October 11 in association with CaféPod coffee capsules

West London duo prepare for Blind World Cup

Ealing and Hillingdon visually impaired cricketers out to conquer the world, writes Marios Papaloizou

England World Cup rugby star pays tribute to her Hillingdon school

Player was back in action five months after emergency caesarean at Hillingdon Hospital

Commonwealth Games: Silver medalist salutes Brunel influence

Decathlete Ashley Bryant believes his Uxbridge uni played a large part in his career
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

Betting shop applies to open on doorstep of Hayes YMCA

Community groups object to an application to open a Coral betting shop in Hayes with fears over the impact on vulnerable young people in the area

Patients to benefit from refurbishment of Hayes health centre whose walk-in service closes next week

Hesa Primary Care Centre in Station Road, Hayes
The internal revamp of Hesa Primary Care Centre in Station Road, Hayes, will see the two resident GP surgeries relocated to the ground floor and a three new consulting rooms, record storage space and a new reception and waiting area provided

Octogenarian is Hillingdon Hospital's longest-serving volunteer

84-year-old Miriam Hewlett has no plans to stop volunteering any time soon

Walk-in service at Hayes health centre to close

Patients without appointments will no longer to be treated by medical staff once a walk-in service at a Hayes health centre shuts for good

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.”

Uxbridge

Uxbridge historically formed part of the parish of Hillingdon. As part of the suburban growth of London, it became a municipal borough in 1955. It is a significant retail and commercial centre with modern shopping centres, and is the location of Brunel University.

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Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Pinner, Hatch End. Harrow Weald, Stanmore, Edgware, Queensbury and Kenton
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Zoe Drewett
Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Rayners Lane, South Harrow, North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Wealdstone and Wembley
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter