THERE is plenty to read about this week - from features on how to volunteer on the canals to where your commemorative and well loved paper poppy comes from.
Pantomime season is coming up fast, and The Compass Theatre has come up with an innovative way to dress the set for its production of Cinderella. The leisure section also has previews of Medea and The Judas Kiss, and a review of Purple Theatre's Comic Potential. And Hugh's News and Previews - Hugh Dixon's popular what's on guide for live, local music - takes a close look at open mic nights in the week ahead.
Elsewhere, the Gazette attended a press conference at New Scotland Yard - soon to have a 'For Sale' sign outside if reports are to be believed - to discover what the changes in Met Police funding might mean for our borough.
Track Stars, the Olympic legacy weekly session at Uxbridge Sports and Leisure Complex brought plenty of young hopefuls to try out the kid-friendly events for British stars of the future. We got plenty of pictures.
Breast cancer screening has been in the news this week, and our borough is no exception, with a new service at Uxbridge Health Centre.
And entries for our children's photography competition have been flooding in - the standard is truly wonderful - so if you want to try your hand, pick up a Gazette for details of what to do and how to enter.
And see the ghostly image from RAF Uxbridge on page three then make your own mind up about it - and let us know.
Last but not least, a fitting tribute in the form of a blue plaque to a local boxing hero.