November 2010 Archives
TRAFFIC came to a stand-still in Mill End on Wednesday night (17), after a crash involving two cars on Uxbridge Road.
Police were called to the scene, at the junction with Grove Road, at about 5.55pm, after an officer radioed in a collision between a red Vauxhall Corsa and a red Honda.
The driver of the Corsa was taken to hospital for minor injuries and the vehicle was removed from the road, which was cleared at about 6.45pm.
A RICKMANSWORTH man has been banned from the road for 23 months for drink driving.
Jonathan Matthew Buckley, 25, of Park Road, admitted driving above the prescribed alcohol limit in Ivy House Road, Ickenham, on October 17 this year.
He was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Monday (15), where he was also given a community order and must take part in a drink impaired driver programme for 16 days. He was also ordered to pay ÃÂ£70 court costs.
RESIDENTS in Northwood Hills are looking forward to a brighter festive season this year, as the town unveils its first ever Christmas tree next Friday (26).
Located outside The Namaste Lounge, in Joel Street, the 12ft tree will be erected ahead of a grand lights switch-on on Saturday (27) by the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor David Yarrow, as part of the Northwood Hills Christmas fun day.
Andrew Riley, chairman of the Northwood Hills Residents Association (NHRA), which worked with the town's Chamber of Commerce on the project, said the new tree symbolised the strong links within the community.
CHILDREN across Three Rivers can send their Christmas present wishes to Santa Claus from a special post box in Rickmansworth.
The post box, which is a free to use, is located in the downstairs foyer at Watersmeet Theatre in the High Street. All letters will be personally answered by Santa himself.
Venue manager, Stuart Warren, said: "We thought this was a lovely service to offer the community.
"This festive holiday is all about children, they love coming here to see our annual panto and we hope this really captures their imagination."
A TAXI driver was subjected to a 'terrifying' knife-point robbery after picking up two passengers in Mill End.
The driver, a man in his 60s, collected two men at the Area Cars taxi rank, in Uxbridge Road, in the early hours of Sunday (14) morning.
Police believe the men had been drinking in Rickmansworth, possibly in a High Street pub.
AN INDULGENCE evening will take place at a Maple Cross school tomorrow (18).
The event, at Maple Cross JMI School, in Denham Way, will feature stalls with Christmas gifts and treats, including handmade wooden crafts, beauty products and items from the Body Shop @ Home range.
A number of pampering treatments will also be available, plus a raffle and refreshments.
THE composer who penned the theme tune for one of Britain's best loved soap operas gave a music masterclass to pupils at a Northwood school.
Composer Simon May, the brains behind the iconic Eastenders' theme song, visited St Martin's School on November 11 to offer advice to more than 70 pupils and answer questions about his career.
TWO men appeared in crown court this morning (16) after being accused of committing grievous bodily harm with intent in Northwood.
The Gazette reported how Kevin Teahan (pictured), 53, was found unconscious with severe head injuries in Hallowell Road, at about 11.45pm on September 6.
Mr Teahan, who is believed to live in Northwood, left the Misty Moon pub in Green Lane at about 11.20pm, and was walking towards Northwood Tube station.
A PENSIONER affectionately known as Mr Christmas has once again adorned his Croxley Green home with thousands of festive lights for charity.
Dave Edwards, 77, has been illuminating his Lancing Way property, locally known as the Christmas House, for more than three decades, raising an impressive ÃÂ£30,000 for good causes including the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre in Northwood, and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance.
A CANCER sufferer has blasted a Northwood hospital for forcing patients to queue outside a blood-sample clinic, whatever the weather.
Jeremy Banks, who has multiple bone marrow cancer, says patients who arrive early at the clinic, based at Mount Vernon Hospital, are denied access by staff, despite their being a 'perfectly adequate' waiting room inside.
The 57-year-old, of Pinner, said: "I have been visiting the clinic for the past three years and have no complaints about the treatment I have received.
"But I don't think its reasonable to expect patients, who may have significant medical and/or surgical conditions, to be left standing outside, whatever the weather, when there is seating inside.