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The View From The Balcony: 'Uxbridge, I have the answers!'

A sideways look at life in Hillingdon from the beating heart of historic Windsor Street

Bm@il: 'There are going to be a few changes round here - starting with mobility scooters'

Barbara Fisher
I will introduce a compulsory course for anyone buying or hiring a scooter

Local Heroes: Special couple are already heroes to their seven grandchildren

Ken and Gil Anstiss say they 'just do what all grandparents do' but their daughters think they deserve an award

Friends group worked up over change of work-out site

A Friends group were excited at the idea of free outdoor gym equipment at Ruislip Lido, but expected it in a different location

A 20-year-old house extension could be torn down by Hillingdon Council following a bitter planning row

A house extension built 20 years ago is set to be demolished if the owners do not lower the structure.

Uxbridge in Pictures

Ruislip Operatic Society's Wiz is wonderful!

The first of Ruislip Operatic Society’s two shows of the year was fast-paced and expertly delivered

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebration at Kew Gardens

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired fun at Kew Gardens
Mark Lundrigan visits Kew Gardens, where a sweet surprise is in store for visitors this Easter

Review: K West - a restaurant and hotel with added showbiz glamour

Steve Bax checks in at K West Hotel & Spa in Richmond Way, Shepherd's Bush, W14 and samples the food at Kanteen, its in-house restaurant. Tel: 020 8008 6600.
Chelsea Ladies midfielder Katie Chapman

Chelsea midfielder Katie Chapman determined to prove herself

Katie Chapman has won the lot at Arsenal but Chelsea’s new midfielder admits she wants to prove herself all over again in the newly-expanded Women’s Super League, writes Chris Bailey

Photo-gallery: 'Fantastic event' as Hillingdon Half Marathon returns after decade absence

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After a 10-year absence, the Hillingdon Half Marathon raced back under sunny skies on Sunday

Bedfont keeper switches to outfield hero

Ross swaps gloves for shooting boots and marks his debut with crucial goal

Friends group worked up over change of work-out site

A Friends group were excited at the idea of free outdoor gym equipment at Ruislip Lido, but expected it in a different location

A 20-year-old house extension could be torn down by Hillingdon Council following a bitter planning row

A house extension built 20 years ago is set to be demolished if the owners do not lower the structure.

New hotel with 'green credentials' will give economic boost to Uxbridge

Members accepted that although not strictly in line with planning policy, a hotel and conference facility in an industrial area would provide a welcome economic boost

Things to see and do this weekend

Get out and enjoy the great outdoors this weekend. Read on to find out what's happening in Hillingdon.

Local Heroes: Outgoing charity chief leaving behind a strong legacy

Claire Thomas, chief executive at Hillingdon Carers, leaves the charity at the end of March after making great strides in the past seven years

Private ambulances at Hillingdon Hospital putting a strain on A&E

Around one in ten ambulances that arrive at Hillingdon Hospital with patients are private, and they can cause difficulties because there is no warning telling doctors that they are en route

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
Greenford, Northolt and Perivale Reporter
Hannah Bewley
Reporter, Wembley Observer
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Reporter, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Poppy Bradbury
White City, Shepherd’s Bush and Westminster Reporter
Alix Culbertson
Hammersmith, Chiswick and Brentford Reporter
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston, Cranford and Whitton Reporter
Zoe Drewett
Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
James Gates
Southall, Hanwell and West Ealing Reporter
Jack Griffith
Senior Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
Jane Harrison
Community Reporter, Ealing Borough
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Kensington and Chelsea Reporter and Fulham and Parsons Green Reporter
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth Reporter
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Reporter, Harrow Observer
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Yann Tear
Sports Reporter
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter