IT'S FREEZING - no other word for it. The sun might be out but it is still freezing!
So an offer to warm the cockles of readers' hearts is always welcome, and the new Lidl in Cowley Road, Uxbridge, has come up with a spring saver offer to clip a few quid of the weekly shop. All you have to do is clip the coupons.
And talking of clipping coupons, many of you have done, and nominated your Local Heroes for 2013. Others have emailed and one or two have even called the newsdesk. However you want to do it, we want to hear about the unsung heroes of our community, so grab your Gazette and get nominating.
Friday looks set to be a big day for us all: Mr Justice Ouseley is set to hand down his judgement in the HS2 judicial review, so make sure you come back here for details and early reaction.
It is also crunch time for the families still living in RAF Uxbridge as they face an uncertain future as the wrecking ball gets nearer, and we have a full report.
Up in Harefield, terminally ill cancer patient Terry Emerson has been facing a fresh battle, and in Hayes, hundreds turned out to pay respects to Poonam Bhattal, who died on a school ski trip last month.
It's animal crackers again: we get a glimpse into the world of the Turkish Tumbler - and the strange case of the peripatetic pigeon - and Hayes dog agility ace Deni Gyles tells us of her Crufts success, aged just 12.
In fact there's a young person's flavour to the paper right through this week: Youth Parliament members, World Book Day classmates in character and the grunting and grappling of a junior judo session with silver medallist Gemma Gibbons.
Elsewhere, everyone is strapping on their running shoes for the London Marathon, with touching tales of fundraising efforts, sweat and tears. But for one young Hayes athlete, the prize could be even greater - Rio 2016.
There's a rockin' new Uxbridge club for jivers, five of the best things to do this week and fully seven pages of all your local sport.
Your Uxbridge Gazette: out now, 70p where sold.