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Youngsters delight in new £80k sensory garden

Children with learning disabilities were over the moon to explore their new sensory garden at Eastcote's Grangewood School

In pictures: Fun in the sun at the 2014 Hayes Carnival

The sun shone on floats as they travelled through town in the annual Hayes Carnival.

WATCH: Comedy legend John Cleese makes Monty Python Silly Walks game with Hillingdon tech company

The Ministry of Silly Walks iOS and Android app was created by John Cleese and five friends from Hillingdon and has already gained celebrity fans including Stephen Fry and Hugh Grant

Soul music can't hide family disharmony

Robin Soans' tale of a family divided by faith is moving, funny and ultimately uplifting

Rifles and handguns found during police raid at Hillingdon home

A 39-year-old man was arrested after police found firearms at a property in Crispin Way, just opposite Hillingdon Hospital.

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Aubergine Parmigiana

Cook Italian: Aubergine Parmigiana - it's up there with pizza and pasta

This week Silvana Lanzetta shows you how to prepare one of Italy's most famous dishes - Aubergine Parmigiana

Soul music can't hide family disharmony

Robin Soans' tale of a family divided by faith is moving, funny and ultimately uplifting

Free tickets to Ealing Comedy Festival up for grabs

Chance to see big name acts like Rich Hall and Milton Jones for free

Commonwealth Games: Rugby Sevens place for Hillingdon-born flier

Marcus Watson will be hoping to emulate England's silver at Melbourne 2006

Midfielder leaves Wealdstone to join rivals

Dean makes the move back to Hendon after four years with Stones

Chelsea midfielder Katie Chapman determined to prove herself

Chelsea Ladies midfielder Katie Chapman
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

Hillingdon Council leader: 'Boris is a friend of Hillingdon but it will not be a shoo-in'

Ray Puddifoot says Boris Johnson will not be the only choice for MP if he decides to put his name forward for Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat

Harefield narrowboat charity teaching new skills to children

More people are being encouraged to take part in boating courses to help team building and social skills

Services almost entirely unaffected by public sector strike action in Hillingdon

Hillingdon Council said of a total 104 council-run services, 100 are reporting business as usual

Charity set up in memory of young girl is awarded £3,000

Students at Rivers Academy, in Feltham, present money to the Liesel Angel Trust, which is named after a three-year-old from the area who lost her battle with cancer

If you think you're sweltering in the heat, spare a thought for these guys...

Meet the team that work at Hillingdon Hospital's incineration plant - responsible for disposing of thousands of tonnes of waste each year, from bandages to human remains

Five hospitals in West London rated 'poor' for whistleblowing, says NHS

New data on NHS Choices website shows how well hospitals perform at encouraging the reporting of breaches of patient safety


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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