A bookshop that also sells hats has kept a brother and sister busy for seven months as they built up their business.
Jacqueline Kemp, who lives in Northwood, and Richard Kemp, who travels from the Cotswolds each week, own Madcap Books in High Street, Ruislip.
FORMER England and Lions rugby player Bill Beaumont delighted customers with an appearance at a Ruislip shop.
Mr Beaumont, a former captain on the BBC panel quiz show A Question of Sport, had a meeting set up with Ash Nanalal, owner of The Linen Chest, in High Street, Ruislip, on Thursday, April 25.
COMMERCIAL take-offs and landings at RAF Northolt will increase by 5,000 to allow it to remain an active military airfield.
Government ministers have directed the existing ceiling of 7,000 commercial movements - that is an aircraft taking off or an aircraft landing - will be increased to 12,000 per year to generate more revenue from the airfield in West End Road, Ruislip.
The increase will be introduced gradually over the next three years. Military movements are expected to remain at around 5,500 per year.
STARGAZERS braved the cold weather to enjoy a glimpse of Jupiter at a stargazing event in Ruislip Lido.
The West of London Astronomical Society (WOLAS) organised the observing event on Friday to Sunday last week.
A FAMILY whose Ruislip home was damaged by fire is racing against time to get the damage fixed for Christmas.
Ashley and Vincent Gaches and their two daughters, Holly, 19, and Isobelle, 17, were not at home when the front gable end of their home in Eastcote Road caught fire on Tuesday last week.
Mrs Gaches said: "It's a nightmare, and just before Christmas.
A WELL-LOVED railway will get a new cafe, ticket office and name for spring next year, if plans are approved for refurbishment at the Lido.
Plans for the build to raise funds for the voluntarily-run Ruislip Lido Railway (RLR) are due to be approved by the council's planning officers tonight (Thursday).
THE BBC is coming to Ruislip and bringing some historical television with it.
BBC Studios and Post Production is moving its Digital Media Services to The Odyssey Business Park, in West End Road, South Ruislip.
The people who work in Digital Media Services (DMS) re-master and archive classic and historic footage for the corporation.
They have recently worked on the original series of The Sweeney, and were responsible for restoring the 1953 broadcast of the Queen's coronation.
Closed-circuit cameras are to be put up around Ruislip Lido toilets as a matter of urgency to deter men from engaging in sexual activities in public.
Last month, the Gazette reported (see inset) that a reader who lives nearby was worried about anti-social behaviour in the block close to the lido entrance in Reservoir Road.
The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she and her neighbours had spoken to their Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) about the evidence of sexual activity in an area regularly visited by families with young children.
A GLASS artist has completed a 24-hour 'beadathon' to help cheer up children suffering from cancer.
Jolene Wolfe, 35, has been a professional lampwork bead maker for over a year.
Ms Wolfe and nine other crafters held their 24-hour challenge on Friday evening last week, to make 200 beads as part of the Beads of Courage programme created by charity Be Child Cancer Aware.
A MAN who survived a heart attack has completed a charity walk along the River Thames in double quick time.
Neil Ransley, who lives in Ruislip, completed the Thames Path Challenge with Shriti Raichura, who runs a cardiac rehabilitation exercise class at Highgrove Swimming Pool in Hume Way, Eastcote, for people such as Mr Ransley who have suffered heart problems.
The pair completed the challenge - a 100km walk starting at Putney Bridge, following the Thames Path National Trail, and finishing at Henley-on-Thames on Saturday, September 29.