April 2011 Archives
A MAN charged with possessing a large kitchen knife in Northwood Hills is due to face trial.
Thierry Mpia, 21, is said to have had the blade outside an address in Ferndown on April 5 this year.
Mpia, of Little Strand, north London, has also been charged with threatening behaviour towards two women outside the same address on the same day.
He has yet to enter a plea and is due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on May 4 to be committed to crown court.
He has been remanded in custody and has been ordered not to contact the victims while the case continues.
WOULD-BE snappers could win a Â£100 cash prize in a local photography competition.
The Northwood Hills Residents' Association (NHRA) is calling on aspiring photographers to take pictures of what they think is the best thing in Northwood Hills - from a place to a building, scene or event.
A TEENAGER from Northwood Hills is due to face trial after being charged with threatening behaviour towards a police officer.
Jack Shanahan, 19, of York Road, is said to have committed the offence towards PC Fabien Gustave on March 11 this year in Somerford Close, Pinner.
In the same road on the same day, he is also charged with resisting PC Mark Sanna in the execution of his duty.
He denies the offences and has been remanded on unconditional bail until June 8, when he is due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court for the trial.
EMERGENCY services raced to Rickmansworth last night (18) after a car smashed into the railings outside the tube station.
Rectory Road was closed after the crash, involving a green Ford Focus at about 11.50pm.
Police confirmed the driver escaped unharmed although serious damage was caused to the car and railings.
The road was reopened at about 12.40am.
Did you see the crash? Do you know the driver? Email Gazette reporter Siba Matti at email@example.com
MOTORISTS and neighbours near a Northwood school have been subjected to a catalogue of road rage attacks during rush hour.
Racial abuse, threats of violence and vandalism are commonplace during pick-up and drop-off times, fed-up residents claim.
Students have also been targeted as school run traffic clogs the streets at the beginning and end of the day.
RUBBISH and recycling collections in Three Rivers will be one day later from Easter Monday - but will remain as scheduled during the week of the Royal Wedding.
Although next Friday (29) is a bank holiday, crews will be working as normal.
Anyone with a Thursday or Friday collection should place their bins out on Friday and Saturday respectively, from 6.30am.
For more information visit www.threerivers.gov.uk
YOUNG students at a school in Northwood could barely contain their egg-citement when the Easter Bunny paid them a special visit.
Girls aged three to 11 at Northwood College Junior School, in Maxwell Road, were delighted to meet the bunny who delivered chocolate treats on April 8, just before they broke up for the school holidays.
The popular annual visit is organised by the Northwood College Parents Association (NCPA), with chairman, Jayne Cooper, dressing in costume.
School spokesperson, Alison Cameron, said: "It's something the NCPA ladies do every year and the children love it."
"HELPING people to feel positive about themselves and get excited about life is worth so much more than money."
These are the uplifting words of local personal trainer and life coach, Davinia Gill (pictured right), who is launching a free Positive Living Club in Rickmansworth.
Ms Gill, who penned self-coaching book, Imagine & You Can, has helped hundreds of women to transform their lives and now wants to spread the power of positive thinking throughout the community.
More than 80 people took part in a non-stop Bible reading session in Northwood to mark the 400th anniversary of English versions of the holy book.
The 'Biblethon' took place at Holy Trinity Church in Rickmansworth Road for three days and two nights, from 11am on April 8 to 6pm on April 10.
The event was held to celebrate English Bible editions including the King James Authorised Version and more recent translations.
MORE than 1,000 people are expected to attend a community celebration to mark the past, present and future of Mill End.
The Mill End Community Celebration Day, held at the Community Centre, in Church Lane, aims to promote cohesion and unity within the village.
The event, on Saturday, April 30, will feature an array of attractions including a bungee run, cream cracker-eating competition and a human gyroscope.