IT WAS a busy, bright Bank Holiday weekend, and the first West Drayton May Fayre on The Green captures the spirit of what we hope will be a summer of fetes, fairs and fun.
Plenty of readers took advantage of the good weather at the weekend to get out and about, to the Beck Theatre Beer and Food Festival and the first Eastcote House Gardens vintage tea party of the summer, and Gazette photographers were there to get the pictures.
In the news, there is the hope an Uxbridge town centre development will bolster the local economy and bring more jobs to the town.
The row over school places versus green belt switches focus in Hayes, and a block of flats in Northwood could be flattened in a long-running planning row.
And up in Harefield, there could be an awful lot more compost...
Elsewhere, in what could be dubbed 'cold case' week, we have two cases getting a second look in different ways: the mysterious disappearance of Raymond Scott and the brutal murder of Gloria Booth.
The Northwood pharmacy saga appears to be resolved, someone dumped a bagful of kittens in Hillingdon and a car clamper has fallen foul of the law.
And with the 2012-13 season barely over, Hayes and Yeading FC is already looking forward to next year. But who needs football? Cricket season is upon us, so follow your local team and Middlesex in the Gazette and online.
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