front page feb 13
A DISTURBING story that came to the Gazette's attention is now being looked into by the relevant authorities, after an elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease was apparently spat upon while travelling home from Hillingdon Hospital. All the details so far and watch for updates.
An Eagles tribute band has had its wings clipped after thieves broke into a member's van in Hayes and made off with precious kit.
Elsewhere, a possible record number of people have said 'No' to a new artificial turf hockey pitch in Ruislip, and in Harefield, police have pledged to back the Neighbourhood Watch scheme - still looking for much needed volunteers.
In a busy week for police in that part of the borough, a man was arrested in an armed swooped on a house in Gilbert Road.
As Chinese New Year is with us, dragons are dancing at the Brunel University One World fair and the Chines State Circus is coming to The Beck Theatre, and friends and families are zumba-ing in memory of Karl Sandwith and still looking for fund-raisers.
Rupert Bear is under the hammer, love is in the air - or on the wall at least - at a Hayes fancy dress shop, and business is booming for Mobile Bitz, the latest of our Retail Factor success stories. There is still time to enter, so grab a copy of your Gazette for all the details.
Olympic Athlete Laura Turner puts Brookside pupils through a workout worthy of champions, and TV star Floella Benjamin cut the ribbon on the new Harefield Infant School classroom.
We have a couple of cracking old pictures, one from a Coronation street party in 1953 in Bedwell Gardens, Hayes, and another, also from the Hayes area, part of a poignant appeal for information on a long lost aunt.
And in a musical coup, borough girl band The Tuts are heading off on tour with a very special headline act - and playing a warm-up next week right here - check it out in the Leisure pages.
And for those who prefer 'back to front', your top sports story is the race to sign a replacement for Hayes and Yeading's Nas Bashir who quit last week. Matt Lewis looks at the names in the frame.
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