front page feb 27
RUISLIP people got the first real chance to quiz HS2 staff about their plans to drive a high speed rail line through their neighbourhood, at a packed meeting at Ruislip Scoial Club.
Harefield folk will also get to talk to someone with big plans for their area - a public consultation about the Royal Quay redevelopment at the bottom of the village is planned for next week.
The future of historic Swakeleys House in Ickenham came a bit clearer this week, with a charity angling to make it its home.
And friends and teachers paid tribute to schoolgirl Poonam Bhattal of Guru Nanak School in Hayes, killed in an Italian ski lift accident.
Hundreds of people packed into the first Hillingdon police Aladdin's Cave event, to see if they could identify their stolen property, and the day threw up some interesting items, and three others counting the cost of crime were robbers George French of West Drayton, Steve Phillips and Anthony Durham, who were jailed for lengthy terms for cash-in-transit thefts.
They were active for several years: less demanding of the authorities time was the Indian man whose wedding at Hillingdon register office might not have been all it appeared.
And as it was half term last week, there are plenty of pictures from all your school holiday activities.
On the funny side, Andrew Spires, Ruislip lad made good with comedy troupe Idiots of Ants, is on his way back for a Comedy Bunker gig.
And children's entertainer Mark Jones is giving away a family ticket to his new show at The Beck Theatre in our exclusive competition.
BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time will be recording a show at Ickenham's Compass Theatre, the JStars are off to Disneyland Paris, Uxbridge Cricket Club groundsman Vic Demain has landed a very special new role and sports writer Matt Lewis chats to Hayes and Yeading FC's new boss, Tony O'Driscoll about his plans for the future.
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