July 2012 Archives
A MUSIC double act who narrowly missed out on winning a national talent contest have their sights set on the future after a series of festival appearances.
Sean Barber from Ruislip, and Mark Collins, are an acoustic duo known as Two Little Boys, who progressed to the final of Live and Unsigned, an annual competition showcasing the best undiscovered talent and offering the prize of tour dates as well as cash.
YOUNGSTERS joined MPs for breakfast before going on to sing their hearts out during a day out in Central London.
Pupils at Bishop Ramsey CofE school, Hume Way, Ruislip, were invited to a parliamentary prayer breakfast by the Speaker of the House of Commons, MP John Bercow, and the Lord Speaker Barones D'Souza.
The event was themed around the Olympics and included a speech from Baroness Tanni
Grey-Thompson, a paralympic gold medallist.
Pupils then went to a Global Student Forum event called Hungry For Justice, which was held nearby.
RUISLIP campaigners are celebrating another victory after a damning financial report heaped further doubt on to the future of High Speed Two.
A report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee released last week criticised the business model for the first high speed rail link (HS1), which connects London to the Channel Tunnel, saying it had so far left taxpayers 'saddled with £4.8bn of debt', and that figure would more than double.
A PARALYMPIC tennis champion gave an inspirational talk to children in Ruislip...then went on to win WImbledon.
Frenchman Michael Jeremiasz, 30, won the Wimbledon wheelchair doubles tournament on Sunday, in which he played alongside Tom Egberink, of Holland.
A FORMER solicitor's clerk is seeking a soldier who at one time lived in Eastcote.
Ellen Barrow was contacted by Robert Weekes in about 1992 on a minor legal matter, and he left his military service book with her at solicitor's Desmond Wright as a form of identification. Now she wants to give it back.
AN ART attack on an epic scale brought together two schools last week to brighten up a playground.
Grangewood School in Eastcote, a primary school for children with learning and other disabilities and Haydon School, also in Eastcote, got together to paint a mural for the primary school children.
RUISLIP AND EASTCOTE PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR W.B. JULY 2
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THE Olympic spirit was much in evidence in Ruislip Manor.
Staff and parents of pupils at Warrender School, in Old Hatch Manor, accompanied 250 children on a parade through the High Street on Monday last week, waving several flags, including Great Britain, Ethiopia, the Olympic rings, and their very own Olympic torch.
RUISLIP is at the centre of an attempt to stop three day care centres being closed.
The Phoenix Centre in Bourne Court, South Ruislip is one that would be replaced by a new resource centre in Queen's Walk, also in South Ruislip.
COMMUNITY groups and performers came together for a fun day in Ruislip Manor.
The action-packed day saw crowds gather for entertainment by various dance and performing arts groups and a chance to browse stalls stuffed with information and treats.
Youngsters tried their hand at scaling a climbing wall, scouts strutted their stuff on stilts and organisations such as the Woodturners Association showed off their work.