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Britain's fittest great-grandpa, from Uxbridge, toasts 100 years - with half a glass of bubbly!

Hillingdon Times:

2:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

HALF a glass of champagne a week is the key to a healthy life according to Britain’s fittest great-granddad, who turned 100 on Wednesday.

Hillingdon children least prepared in London to start school - official report

Hillingdon Times:

11:32am Friday 24th October 2014

CHILDREN in Hillingdon are the least prepared in London to start school, according to figures released by the Department for Education last week.

Alice family's moving tribute to her on day of Hanwell teenager's funeral

Hillingdon Times:

12:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ALICE GROSS’ family have released a statement following the funeral service in Hanwell this morning.

Funeral service of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross taking place this morning

Hillingdon Times:

10:14am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE funeral of Alice Gross is taking place in Hanwell this morning.

Hillingdon police on bus tour to reassure travellers

Hillingdon Times:

6:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IT’S all aboard the Boris Bus for the Hillingdon Safer Transport team today (Thursday) as they travel round the borough promoting their services.

Candlelit vigil remembers Ricky, of West Drayton, whose body was found in Thames

Hillingdon Times:

9:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CANDLELIT vigil was held outside New Scotland Yard for West Drayton student Ricky Reel, who died in 1997.

Hayes 'bed in a shed' torn down before borough takes action

Hillingdon Times:

12:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LANDLORD has heeded advice and demolished her illegal outbuilding just days before Hillingdon Council's Beds in Sheds team were set to tear it down.

Hillingdon diabetes teams win national praise

Hillingdon Times:

8:11am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IT was quite a night for Hillingdon Hospital at the national Quality in Care Programme Awards when it was highly commended in three categories for its work on diabetes.

Drug smugglers hid heroin in baby clothes: two Hayes men jailed

Hillingdon Times:

8:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO Hayes men were among a team of six jailed today (Wednesday) for concealing heroin in items such as children's clothing from Pakistan.

Hillingdon clean-up volunteers collect 80 bags of rubbish

Hillingdon Times:

1:56pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SCORES of volunteers joined forces with Hillingdon Council to keep the borough looking clean and green in a host of clean-up events at the weekend.

Everyday Lives featured in photo exhibition at Uxbridge Library

Hillingdon Times:

8:46am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PHOTOGRAPHING Everyday Life is a free public exhibition on Level Five of Uxbridge Library from Saturday, November 1.

Harefield's two Great War VC winners to be honoured

Hillingdon Times:

5:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO Victoria Cross winners will be honoured on November 4.

Minister at Hillingdon Hospital to see upgraded maternity unit

Hillingdon Times:

4:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

JUNIOR Health Minister Dan Poulter visited Hillingdon Hospital today to see how money had been spent improving ten of the labour wards.

Deadline looms for Hillingdon secondary school places

Hillingdon Times:

2:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

PARENTS with children in their last year of primary school are reminded that the deadline for applying for a secondary school place in Hillingdon is October 31.

Silver award for Hillingdon at Britain In Bloom

Hillingdon Times:

2:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

HILLINGDON has scooped the Silver-Gilt award in the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual Britain in Bloom competition.

Uxbridge staff add to Bristol-Myers huge donation to cancer charity

Hillingdon Times:

4:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

UXBRIDGE’S largest employer has made a multi-million pound pledge to help tackle cancer.

Coming to Hayes: things that go screech in the night!

Hillingdon Times:

2:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

OWLS, traditionally messengers of doom, will be the focus of an autumn play scheme run by conservation charity A Rocha UK.

New technology and old-fashioned policing combine to tackle Hillingdon burglars

Hillingdon Times:

8:25am Monday 20th October 2014

OPERATION Bumblebee, the Met’s initiative to tackle the 25 per cent rise in home burglaries traditionally seen during autumn and winter, starts today.

Two held after serious assault in Uxbridge town centre

Hillingdon Times:

9:18am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are investigating a serious assault in Uxbridge.

Two jailed after guns were found in car at Harmondsworth

Hillingdon Times:

8:54am Friday 17th October 2014

A MAN from Harmondsworth has been jailed after officers found two guns and ammunition in the glove compartment of his car.

Hillingdon woman's SECOND ascent of Kilimanjaro - as she can't remember the first!

Hillingdon Times:

4:39pm Friday 17th October 2014

A DETERMINED Hillingdon woman and carer is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for the second time after a bout of amnesia on her first trip to the summit left her with no memory of the occasion.

Students look behind scenes at Crossrail's Stockley flyover site

Hillingdon Times:

11:05am Friday 17th October 2014

A TOTAL of 21 students from Dormers Wells High School in Southall, Greenford High School and Uxbridge College had the chance to visit the Crossrail fly-over site at Stockley Park, near Hayes, this week.

Uxbridge photo exhibition aims to challenge stereotypes on elderly

Hillingdon Times:

11:06am Thursday 16th October 2014

IMAGES that challenge stereotypes of later life will be on display at a photographic exhibition at Uxbridge Library.

Hillingdon music therapy group treated to Royal Philharmonic concert

Hillingdon Times:

10:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

A HILLINGDON music therapy group attended a special performance from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

Hillingdon bi-linguists can put skills to good use

Hillingdon Times:

1:18pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

BI-LINGUAL Hillingdon people are being asked to put their language skills to good use.

Named, shamed and fined: rogue landlord which housed family with baby in Hayes outbuilding

Hillingdon Times:

9:02am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A ROGUE company illegally housed a couple with a young baby in an outbuilding in Hayes.

Hillingdon Hospital staff practise response to Ebola outbreak

Hillingdon Times:

6:29pm Monday 13th October 2014

STAFF at Hillingdon Hospital took part in a major training exercise on Saturday to test the readiness of emergency services for an Ebola outbreak.

Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision at Hillingdon Circus

Hillingdon Times:

8:05am Saturday 11th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses following a fatal accident on the slip road at Hillingdon Circus at 11:24 last night (Friday).

Hillingdon prominent in West London Business Awards nominations

Hillingdon Times:

3:02pm Saturday 11th October 2014

THE shortlist for the West London Business Awards has been announced and includes a number of Hillingdon entries.

Boost of £40,000 for work on Yeading Brook restoration

Hillingdon Times:

12:01pm Saturday 11th October 2014

THE London Wildlife Trust is celebrating the news of a £41,371 funding boost from the SITA Trust towards its Yeading Brook Meadows River Restoration in Hayes.

Car damaged in blaze at Hayes garage; no injuries

Hillingdon Times:

4:53pm Friday 10th October 2014

FIVE fire crews put out a blaze at a garage in Mildred Avenue, Hayes, yesterday (Friday) afternoon.

Appeal to find missing Uxbridge woman

Hillingdon Times:

2:25pm Friday 10th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of an Uxbridge woman who has been missing since October 8.

Sir Steve Redgrave draws audience to Brunel sports roadshow

Hillingdon Times:

12:12pm Thursday 9th October 2014

FIVE-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave was at Brunel University this week to encourage students into sporting careers.

Life sentence for murderer who evaded justice for 17 years after Hayes clash

Hillingdon Times:

4:57pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A MAN who evaded capture for 17-years following a murder in Hayes in 1996 was today sentenced to life in prison.

Yiewsley Wilkinson staff join store's big fund-raiser for cancer research

Hillingdon Times:

12:45pm Thursday 9th October 2014

STAFF at Wilkinson Plus in Fairfield Road, Yiewsley are delighted their brave and hair-raising (or hair-shaving) fund-raising efforts have been recognised by Cancer Research UK.

Cycle loan scheme is getting Hillingdon people in the saddle

Hillingdon Times:

12:28pm Thursday 9th October 2014

PEOPLE who live, study or work in Hillingdon can discover the benefits of cycling regularly thanks to Hillingdon Council's cycle loan scheme.

Justice 17 years later for murder of youth in Hayes gang fight

Hillingdon Times:

11:58am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A MAN who evaded capture for 17 years following a murder in Hayes in 1996 was found guilty at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday.

St Helen's schoolgirl follows in Churchill's footsteps

Hillingdon Times:

12:19pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

TALENTED speaker Shivani Ananth has been competing in public speaking events and competitions since she was 14.

Snap a sleeping beauty and win tickets to The Compass panto

Hillingdon Times:

12:04pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

PANTO lovers could snap up four VIP tickets to see this year’s show at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham by taking part in a photo competition.

Locked up - for wanting to help hospice (but all turned out well!)

Hillingdon Times:

8:31am Wednesday 8th October 2014

FIVE community volunteers were handcuffed, arrested and locked up at Ruislip police station as part of Michael Sobell Hospice’s Jail and Bail fund-raising event, part of Hospice Care Week.

Letter to Editor: Can anyone help me find Derek from sleeve of Beatles' Abbey Road album?

Hillingdon Times:

5:24pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

I'M the full-time sports editor of the Evening Times in Glasgow and part-time author on The Beatles. I wonder if your readers can help me.

Litter-picking volunteers needed for big Hillingdon tidy-up

Hillingdon Times:

6:36am Tuesday 7th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to join Hillingdon Council’s Green Spaces team in a series of clean-up events on Saturday, October 18.

Hillingdon's summer reading challenge volunteers saluted

Hillingdon Times:

11:12pm Monday 6th October 2014

A SPECIAL event to thank the young volunteers who supported this year's summer reading challenge, in which a record number of children took part, was held by Hillingdon Council.

Big sister helps deliver sibling's baby

Hillingdon Times:

8:18am Monday 6th October 2014

BIG sisters should always be there for their younger siblings, but Ayan Elmi went one step further and helped deliver sister Hafsa’s baby.

Uxbridge shopping centre student night to feature Joey Essex appearance

Hillingdon Times:

11:44am Friday 3rd October 2014

SHOPPING centre intu Uxbridge is calling on students to take part in a unique shopping experience hosted by The Only Way Is Essex star, Joey Essex.

Londonwide bid to halt theft of ceremonial Asian gold jewellery

Hillingdon Times:

8:05pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A SCHEME to create a Londonwide network of volunteers to help combat Asian families being targeted for their ceremonial gold jewellery is being set up by the Met Police.

Botwell pupils helping to ceate a cleaner, greener school

Hillingdon Times:

2:58pm Friday 3rd October 2014

PUPILS at Botwell House Catholic Primary School in Hayes have been busy transforming their playground into a clean air zone.

Hillingdon cancer patients help preserve secret Cranford garden

Hillingdon Times:

12:51pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

CANCER patients from Hillingdon Hospital are helping breathe life into a secret walled garden in Cranford Country Park.

Sir Steve Redgrave joins roadshow at Brunel next week

Hillingdon Times:

10:29am Thursday 2nd October 2014

FIVE-TIME Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave will visit Brunel University next Tuesday to encourage students into sporting careers.

Pinner High to begin life on old Heathfield site in 2016

Hillingdon Times:

10:14am Thursday 2nd October 2014

WHITEHALL has approved an application to establish Pinner High School on the former Heathfield School for Girls.







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