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Number of people in UK affected by aircraft noise doubles

More than two million people are now significantly disturbed by noise from planes, according to new survey which campaigners say calls into question Heathrow's third runway claims

Uxbridge Catholic school rated 'outstanding' by Diocese of Westminster

Executive principal sister Julie Rose said it was 'a testament to the hard work and commitment' of both staff and students.             

Uxbridge recyclers offering free bicycle security marks

Volunteers of Rent-a-Bike with their revamped cycles and making repairs in their workshop
The stamps are registered onto a national database and used by police to prevent and detect bike thefts

Multiple cars crash at icy Harefield blackspot

At least two drivers separately lost control of their vehicles and crashed on a dangerous road this morning. Witnesses say there were more.

Hayes shisha lounge shut down following anti-social behaviour complaints

Police said noise and threatening behaviour emanating from M Lounge had made residents' lives a 'misery'.

Uxbridge in Pictures

Five of the best things to do in Hounslow this weekend and beyond

Storytelling and bird watching at the London Wetland Centre, a tour of the Victorian Kitchen in Gunnersbury Park Museum and plenty more

Brent Council kicks off Magna Carta anniversary celebrations with special citizenship ceremony

Brent Council kicks off Magna Carta anniversary celebrations with special citizenship ceremony
Around 30 people from all over the world including Lebanon, Mongolia, India, China and Bulgaria became British citizens.

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

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

Amoah hits hat-trick as Brent U13s see off Hillingdon

First Compton Cup fixture of the new year proves to be an 11-goal thriller

Parker pops up to earn Wealdstone a point at Sutton

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

Gymnasts heading to America after national success

Six HSG Swallows youngsters qualify for World Championship spot in California 

MP 'appalled' by 'filthy' Hayes streets following recycling centre closure

Hillingdon Council has hit back at Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell, accusing him of talking 'absolute nonsense'.

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.

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

The group of MPs scrutinizing the rail project came to Harefield, Ickenham and Ruislip to see for themselves what might be destroyed by HS2
Concerns have been raised by dementia patient groups

A&E Crisis: GP surgeries opening at weekends to relieve A&E pressure

In the wake of lengthy A&E waiting times the NHS is urging people not to go to A&E if it is not absolutely necessary

Your chance to nominate Hillingdon hospital staff for award

The public is invited to nominate those who have gone the extra mile at either Hillingdon Hospital or Mount Vernon Hospital for an award.

Heart attack grandfather reunited with lifesaver nurse as police interview man over Tube row

Stephen Breed, 65, was unconscious during the ordeal and so never got the chance to meet and personally thank Polly Collins, his new 'friend for life'.


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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