June 2011 Archives
RESPONDING to feedback from our readers, the Uxbridge Gazette is boosting its continued coverage of Hillingdon borough by relaunching one of its editions.
After listening to your views, a new Ruislip, Eastcote and Northwood edition of the Gazette will be available from next Wednesday (6).
The final Northwood & Rickmansworth and Ruislip & Eastcote editions of the Gazette were published yesterday (29).
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This week the Uxbridge Gazette has thrown its weight behind the campaign to stop High Speed Two (HS2).
The hugely expensive project will benefit no one in our communities. Destroying glorious countryside, demolishing properties, blighting neighbourhoods and causing untold upset for the many households on its route will do nothing for the environment or the local economy.
There is no reliable proof it will help the national economy either.
Thirteen councils, including Hillingdon, have lined up to challenge the evidence for the £32billion proposals, and now the Gazette does too.
Make sure you have your say before the current consultation finishes on July 29.
A MINICAB driver attacked in Ruislip Manor in March has awoken from his coma.
Muhsin Akhtar was unconscious for more than two months before he surprised doctors who gave him little chance of survival.
They have not revealed whether the 39-year-old father from south London is talking but have confirmed he is awake and still in a stable but serious condition.
A BRIDGE in South Ruislip has become a death trap for nesting birds.
At least five pigeons under the Central line bridge in Station Approach have apparently died of starvation after getting caught in netting, and another two injured birds have been taken to a local vets after falling to the pavement.
AN independent review has cast doubt over the government's economic case for HS2 as a parliamentary inquiry into the £32billion plan is opened.
The report commissioned by the Transport Select Committee (TSC) says the economic benefits of the route through Ruislip, Ickenham and Harefield are "uncertain" and has picked a number of holes in the business arguments put forward by HS2 Ltd.
CAVENDISH SPORTS PAVILION, FIELD END ROAD - Single storey rear extension.
21 GREENCROFT AVENUE - Conversion of garage to habitable use with alterations to side and front.
A PRIMARY school teacher suspected of sexual abuse should have been stopped and prevented eight years before he was suspended, according to a new report.
Robert Stringer died in a car crash last February the night before he was set to stand trial for rape, sexual touching and indecent assault offences committed against four young girls.
AN 'alternative' High Speed Two exhibition will be staged next month as part of what will be the biggest event so far organised by Ruislip Against HS2 (RAHS2).
The group is eager to correct much of the misinformation it has accused HS2 Ltd of providing during its official exhibition at Winston Churchill Hall in March.
The South Ruislip firefighting firm AssetCo is in takeover talks.
Since hitting headlines last year when it provided cover during London's fire strikes and stored 27 appliances at its Field End Road depot, the PLC has been fighting battles of a different kind.