June 2011 Archives
THE pioneer of a cancer centre in Northwood has retired after 65 years of devoted service to patients.
Dr Paul Strickland OBE (pictured left) is stepping down as honorary medical director and board trustee after setting up his major scanning centre for people with cancer and other serious diseases.
The Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, based at Mount Vernon Hospital in Rickmansworth Road, last year celebrated its 25th anniversary and 200,000th scan, using technology paid for through generous voluntary donations.
A MOTHER whose son survived a premature birth and a string of serious illnesses has signed up for a 'buggy push' in aid of a special care baby charity.
Claire Marnoch, 26, of Imperial Way, Croxley Green, is one of hundreds of parents who are taking part in the sponsored 5km walk, in aid of Bliss.
48 YORK ROAD - Part two storey, part single storey side extension involving demolition of existing attached garage.
67 STANLEY ROAD - Single storey rear extension and attached garage to side involving demolition of existing conservatory to rear and detached garage to side.
CHILDREN came face to face with an array of exotic creatures at a school in Northwood.
Animals including a raccoon, chameleon, wallaby, meerkat and snake, joined by baby barn owls and armadillos, were the centre of attention among pupils at St Martin's School.
A MAN from Northwood has been fined £400 for kerb-crawling.
Mahmoud Attiya, 29, of Harrison Close, is one of 27 men to be sentenced as part of a street prostitution crackdown by police.
A FLAG has been raised at district council offices in Rickmansworth to honour Armed Forces Day.
Armed Forces Day, on Saturday (25), aims to raise awareness of the contribution made by people who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
THREE men from Hillingdon involved in an industrial-scale pirate DVD venture, believed to be the largest one ever discovered in the UK, have been jailed.
Rahul Divan, of Barnhill Road, Hayes, Ajay Singh Ahluwalia, of Grosvenor Road, Northwood, and Prikshat Sharma, of Laurel Lane, West Drayton, worked at the factory in a warehouse in Tatchbrook Road, Southall.
It was set up by Mirza Baig, who was identified as the ringleader of the illegal operation during the trial.
CHARGES have been dropped against a man accused of allowing his dog to become dangerously out of control and cause injury.
RESIDENTS have expressed their fury after plans to build flats on the former Reindeer pub in Northwood have once again 'reared their ugly head'.
After the pub, in Maxwell Road, was demolished to 2008, developer Excelsior Homes applied to build a five-storey block of 14 flats on the site - a scheme described as 'a monstrosity' by those opposed to it.
A RICKMANSWORTH resident has told of her surprise after witnessing a policeman shooting an injured deer outside her home.
Jane Harrison, of Loudwater Lane, told the Gazette an armed officer knocked on her door at about 9am on Friday (17) to inform her he was about to put the animal, a Munt Jac deer, 'out of its misery'.