July 2010 Archives
A MAN from Rickmansworth was jailed on his birthday for attempting to launder more than ÃÂ£250,000 in cash.
Neerav Lashand, 34, of Penn Place, was sentenced to three years and four months imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court on Friday, July 9.
His accomplice, Paul Miles, 48, of Bexhill, East Sussex, was sentenced to three years imprisonment at the court on the same day.
FED-UP residents in Northwood Hills who are blighted by commuters parking on their road have accused Hillingdon Council of 'ignoring their calls for action'.
Residents of Tolcarne Drive have been campaigning for measures to deter all day parking for more than eight years, amid fears that the increasing number of parked cars has become a safety hazard.
They say the road should be a special case for consideration as it is situated close to a driving test centre and Harlyn Junior School, in Harlyn Drive.
TWO illegal immigrants were discovered hiding in a lorry on-route to Rickmansworth, customs officials have revealed.
Two men were found in the back of an Italian meat lorry driven by a Romanian national, which was stopped by UK Border Agency officers working at the Channel Tunnel entrance in Coquelles, France, on June 27.
A TEENAGER from Northwood Hills has been jailed for being part of a gang of graffiti artists responsible for almost ÃÂ£60,000 worth of damage on the Tube.
Elistar Filardi, 19, of Pinner Road, was one of four men, together with two youths, who targeted the Metropolitan line from Rickmansworth, Watford and Uxbridge down to North Harrow.
A police investigation began after two of the gang, Jake Browne, 18, of Somerford Close, Pinner, and a 17-year-old also from Pinner, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were arrested near a depot in Rickmansworth for spraying graffiti in the early hours of February 8 last year.
The group collectively admitted more than 40 offences between April 2008 and June last year and were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Friday (9).
A MAN has been banned from the road for 19 months for drink driving.
Neal Brian Furmenger, 44, of Thirlmere Gardens, Northwood, admitted to driving above the prescribed alcohol limit on June 27 this year in Chestnut Avenue, Ruislip.
He was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on July 5 and was also fined ÃÂ£350 and ordered to pay ÃÂ£85 court costs.
A BOWEL cancer survivor from Croxley Green is sharing her story to highlight the importance of catching the disease early.
Sue Judge, 62, of Baldwins Lane, survived thanks to seeking immediate assistance from her doctor after she noticed irregular bleeding.
She was diagnosed in 2004, and shortly afterwards underwent an operation to remove part of her bowel.
The mother-of-three and grandmother-of-eight now volunteers for charity Beating Bowel Cancer, working as a 'Patient Voice' to support cancer patients and promote awareness of the disease by giving talks in the workplace.
A BRIGHT 10-year-old at Frithwood School won a special invitation to meet an team of astronauts, after impressing teachers with his maths and science skills.
Rafael d'Arce, a year six student at the school in Carew Road, Northwood, met Commander Kenneth Ham of the Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission STS-132, and his five-man crew, at the House of Commons on Tuesday, July 6.
The crew included a member from the UK, bio-meteorologist Piers Seller, and pilot of the Atlantis, Tony Antonelli (pictured with Rafael).
GOLFERS in Batchworth Park Golf Club in Rickmansworth will tee off to support the country's wounded heroes.
A special competition held over two days will take place at the club, in London Road, in aid of Help for Heroes, on Saturday July 24 and Sunday, July 25.
The event is part of the National Golf Club Challenge, a nationwide initiative in which thousands of golfing enthusiasts raise more than ÃÂ£1million for the charity.
AS THE saying goes, one person's trash is another person's treasure and residents are being urged to reusing furniture and electrical goods, instead of throwing them away.
Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) is appealing to residents to help the environment and save money by recycling their unwanted items.
This reduces greenhouse emissions, saves landfill space and conserves energy and resources required to make new products.
Councillor Phil Brading, cabinet member for public services and health at TRDC, said: "A lot of perfectly good stuff is thrown out simply because it's being replaced by something newer.
POLICE are warning residents not to fall prey to distraction burglars after a spate of recent incidents across Hertfordshire.
The burglars, who usually work in pairs, claim to be from the 'water board to con their way into people's homes by saying they need to investigate a water leak.
Investigator Julie Fewings, of Operation Manhunt, Hertfordshire Constabulary's team dedicated to catching distraction burglars, said: "This is a classic method used by offenders to gain access to a person's property, particularly at this time of the year. Water Boards' no longer exist, it is an obsolete phrase used only by these criminals.