front page jan 23
SICK of the white stuff? Our readers aren't, and that is why we have a hefty gallery of superb snow shots from all points of the compass.
As the snow drifts down again, the snowman, snowdog, snowcat and, yes, snowfox builders are no doubt dusting off their shovels. Watch this space...
After last week's Chimes/intu name game, this week it is the turn of the proposed new school on the RAF Uxbridge site. Have a look, have your say and let us know what you would call it.
Slighter better news for the workers at Nestle in Hayes, as the closure of the coffee factory is put back.
We have a passionate plea from the family of an elderly woman viciously attacked in her Eastcote home: 'catch these thugs'.
And Royal Mail is in the news, both in Harefield, for its suspension of deliveries to one village street, and for the antics of one of its posties who landed up in court for delaying the mail.
And on the day David Cameron was expected to announce a Europe 'in/out' referendum for we Brits, we borough folk learned we will get our say on Heathrow Airport's expansion plans in our own referendum in the spring. All the details on page two.
The burger bother of last week gave some unexpected bounce to an Uxbridge t-shirt maker, and a past winner of The Mall's Retail Factor told us why the competition was the shot in the arm his company needed. And talking of good sales, how does £25million sound? Yes, that Chinese vase is back in the news, courtesy of Ruislip auctioneer Peter Bainbridge.
The borough's Age UK charity is blazing the trail in London with its 'trusty traders' scheme, riding the cowboys out of town and giving seniors a real lifeline when they need a handyman or woman.
Reporter Hannah Raven gets all floral with the flower arrangers of Ickenham ,and home grown pop star Gabriella Rego - she's from West Drayton - gives us the inside track on her new EP. You can watch it online here http://www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/west-london-lifestyle/music-west-london
And we leave off where we started, with pictures: Picture of the Week is a beauty, a little vole that's come down into a reader's garden for a bite to eat; and a big thanks to photographer Steve Mannell for a sunset shot on page three that really lifts the spirits.
You too can be picture perfect: as always, if you see it, shoot it and send it to www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/sendpics, and you can contact me on 01895 451036 or alan.hayes@trinitymirror,com with any news stories you want us to tell.