July 2011 Archives
READERS in the north of the borough are now spoilt for choice after a second refurbished library was reopened within the space of a week.
The new-look Eastcote Library, in Field End Road, was officially launched by members of the local Womens' Insitute, alongside the mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Mary O'Connor.
A SINGER from Ruislip will not let her success in a UK talent contest stop her from playing her favourite local venue.
Ashley Dawes, from Evelyn Avenue, still plans to play regular shows at Tropic in Grosvenor Vale, Manor, following her appearance on a stage at the 02 Arena.
THE NASA space shuttle programme was consigned to history this week, but it is a history which will forever include a man born in South Ruislip.
Astronaut Greg Johnson, pilot of the penultimate shuttle mission earlier this year, is a US citizen who happened to be born in the UK when his father was stationed at the RAF base in South Ruislip.
TWO government ministers from Hillingdon have launched a scathing attack against High Speed Two (HS2).
Local Conservative MPs John Randall (Uxbridge and South Ruislip) and Nick Hurd (Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner) have condemned, in almost every respect, their own government's showcase transport project.
Both called for a public inquiry and said the consultation was flawed.
BORIS Johnson could have to explain to magistrates why Transport for London (TfL) has failed to clear up litter, if a Ruislip campaigner gets his way.
Kingsend resident Peter Silverman has been given a date at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court at which he will argue that the mayor of London has failed in his responsiblity as chairman of TfL to keep the embankment opposite Ruislip Manor free of rubbish.
RUISLIP was praised for its campaigning this week as hundreds of residents braved the rain to march against HS2.
In its biggest event held to date, Ruislip Against HS2 (RAHS2) staged a walk through the town on Sunday (17) that brought a halt to traffic, but didn't seem to anger drivers.
AN 18-year-old man from Ruislip has denied causing grievous bodily harm to a minicab driver.
The charge against Anthony Panayi, of Mead Way, was downgraded from attempted murder after the victim awoke from his two-month coma.
A GCSE student is hoping for more than just good grades in August as she bids to be named 'UK Teen Dream 2011'.
Fifteen-year-old Eniko Szurma, of Royal Crescent in South Ruislip, was on a school trip to a clothes show in Birmingham when she was stopped and asked if she'd like to enter a modelling competition.
ACCUSATIONS that opponents to HS2 are "Luddites or Nimbys" were refuted at the third day of the Transport Select Committee's inquiry.
Committee chairman Louise Ellman had claimed campaigners would be labelled that way, but Jerry Marshall, chairman of Agahst (Action Groups Against High Speed Two) said it was not a fair description.
HILLINGDON Council has been criticised after it admitted a planning approval was based on faulty drawings.
The development behind the historic Highgrove House in Eastcote was approved in 2007 by the north planning committee, unaware that the council's architects had drawn several houses out of position.