NORTHWOOD arising! The neighbours of the station are furious at plans to build a Sainsbury's and turf out thriving businesses, and they turned out in their hundreds to a public meeting to learn about the next move.

Hayes phone thief Hassan Nasser, who preyed on commuters across west London, has been sentenced, and de-selected Tory Richard Barnes has vowed to fight on as news of his ousting is greeted with shock in the village.

And down in Yiewsley, they will be making light work of a bridge that could become a proper local landmark.

Skaters at the new skatepark in Hayes are complaining of a rough deal, as are some of the opponents of some of Chancellor George Osborne's spending review measures announced this week - we look at how they could affect you.

A young magician has conjured up a big win in a competition for wizards and dancers of the Stagecoach Theatre School also got a big stage to themselves in the West End.

Pet lovers might want to look away now - it has not been a good week, with a dog hurt in a hit-and-run in Hillingdon and a cat 'deliberately poisoned' in West Drayton, according to a local vet.

Armed robber Alan Whitekind of Hayes learned his fate in court, and William O'Neil has been banned from every single borough pub.

We introduce the new commander of RAF Northolt, who has been scanning our letters pages already, so knows about the hot issue of aircraft noise, give you the rundown mayor Allan Kauffman's 'magnificent seven' charities for the year - and the eye-watering total he has set himself to raise - catch up with the camouglage kids of Hillside and Frithwood schools, get on the trail of your garden waste on its journey to the compost heap and catch the first school proms of the season.

There are more things you can put in the recycle bag from this month, a new 'walkie-talkie' attraction at Harmondsworth's great barn and a new grand finale to Hillingdon In Bloom this year.

Don't forget the Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is in Uxbridge tonight [] and you can put your questions to him about policing our communities.

And check our new puzzle page, crammed with Sudoku, brain teasers, crosswords and general knowledge questions, part of your weekly leisure round up that includes the hugely popular Five Of The Best - a great way to plan ahead for what promises to be a sizzling weekend.

Will Middlesex prove too hot to handle for Kent at Park Road, Uxbridge, in Sunday's Friends Life T20? It is a perfect curtain-raiser to the annual Uxbridge Festival, so grab your Gazette for FREE tickets to day one and two of the county championship fixture starting on Monday - and if that were not enough there are still VIP tickets for the Ashes to be won.

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