August 2011 Archives
THOUSANDS of people who signed petitions against HS2 in Ruislip will have to do so again after the government introduced a new online system.
The cabinet office declared last week that 104,000 people nationwide who signed both paper and internet petitions against the High Speed Two (HS2) route must start again.
BISHOP Ramsey CE School in Ruislip has confirmed it will become an academy.
It is the third comprehensive to withdraw from local authority control in the Ruislip and Northwood area after Haydon School converted in April and Queensmead in May this year.
The status allows Bishop Ramsey to receive state funding direct from government instead of from Hillingdon Council, as well as raise its own funding, change admission criteria and develop its own curriculum.
A BUSINESSMAN who sat on a pub goer and punched him several times in the head has been jailed.
Roger Cockram, 32, of Sudbury Heights Avenue in Greenford, was drinking at the Captain Morgan's Freehouse in Field End Road, Eastcote, before the attack began.
Harrow Crown Court heard on Wednesday, August 24, that Cockram had been acting in a "boorish and provoking manner" towards a female member of the bar staff.
RUISLIP High School has celebrated its first ever GCSE results, five years after opening.
Retiring headteacher John Goulborn said that with 81 per cent of pupils gaining five or more A*-C grades, the school had matched all of the targets that were set for it when it opened in 2006.
A MANOR man is serving an eight-year jail term after admitting his part in a £1.3million cocaine deal.
Harvey O'Neill, 27, from Torrington Road, was arrested outside a house in Chiswick by police who later discovered the Class A drug haul, as well as half-a-million pounds in cash.
THE battle is on between the two major new housing estates in Ruislip, with homes at one selling twice as fast as the other.
In three months the former Mill Works site in Bury Street has sold the same percentage of homes as have so far been bought in two-and-a-half years at RAF Eastcote.
A PROFESSIONAL golfer from Ruislip has died aged 48.
Neil Wichelow, a familiar face around courses in the borough, lost his six-year battle with cancer on August 3.
A FILM about four teenagers on a lads' holiday - based on a TV show filmed in Ruislip - has become an unlikely number one hit.
The Inbetweeners Movie grossed more than £2.5million on its opening night last Wednesday (17), surpassing the latest release of James Bond actor Daniel Craig.
It's not a bad return for a film based on a TV show that has only aired 18 episodes on a non-terrestiral channel. But the critically-acclaimed story of four sixth-formers struggling to find their place in school and pull women has clearly resonated with viewers.
A CAMPAIGN to win Eastcote its own postcode has been started by a local councillor.
Eastcote and East Ruislip Councillor Bruce Baker (Con) said he was fed up with addresses in the town being labelled as either Ruislip or Pinner by Royal Mail.
A new postcode - perhaps HA10 - could help Eastcote regain its identity, according to Mr Baker. New welcome signs have already been erected by Hillingdon Council in June after lobbying by Eastcote Residents' Association (ERA).
LAND FORMING PART OF 90 EXMOUTH ROAD - Conversion of 1 x 4-bed dwelling into 2 x two storey 2-bed dwellings with associated amenity space and parking involving part two storey, part single storey rear extension.
40 ACACIA AVENUE - Single storey side extension and first floor front and rear extensions involving demolition of existing attached garage to side.