August 2011 Archives
A NORTHWOOD musician who feared she might never play the violin again after being diagnosed with a crippling spinal condition is celebrating her recovery.
Twelve-year-old Jasmine Turner was left devastated when doctors broke the news to her in October last year that she suffered from scoliosis, a condition which causes the spine to excessively curve sideways.
Within six months her condition had deteoriated so rapidly that she was told she would need a major operation.
A YOUNG Northwood dancer is reaching new heights after being selected to take part in an English Youth Ballet performance for the second time in a year.
Saira Mashru, 13, of the Fairview, Northwood, was chosen to to dance in a professional production of Copellia this weekend (2 and 3).
She battled off fierce competition to secure her place in the production at auditions.
A GROUP of teenagers are putting their summer holidays to good use by organising a fundraising campaign for an international charity.
The students at Merchant Taylor's School, Northwood, are taking part in the Wings of Hope achievement award.
Their mission is to raise money for the charity, which funds the education of poor and orphaned children in developing countries.
NORTHWOOD AND NORTHWOOD HILLS: 39 ROCHESTER ROAD - Single storey side/rear extension and single storey detached outbuilding to rear for use ancillary to the main dwelling involving demolition of existing detached garage to rear.
15 GATEHILL ROAD - Part single storey, part two story side/rear/front extension involving alterations to side and demolition of family room, existing detached garage and 3 outbuildings. Conversion of roof space to habitable use with 2 rooflights to side, 2 rooflights to front and 5 roof lanterns to flat roof.
A DRUNK DRIVER who mowed down and killed a couple from a Northwood synagogue has been jailed for seven years.
Jonathan Knowles, 33, was travelling at about 60 miles an hour when he ploughed into Alan and Rochelle Bernard as they walked along the pavement of a road in the exclusive Sandbanks peninsular in Poole last September.
DEMOLITION teams finally arrived at the site of the old Northwood Dining Club after 14 years of heated negotiations over its future.
Work began on knocking down the derelict hall, which was a cinema before it became a social club for older people, in High Street, Northwood, on Monday.
It will be replaced with a new community centre and eight flats.
THE PAUL Strickland Scanner Centre in Northwood is £1,000 better off thanks to the efforts of one of its fundraisers.
Jane Whitehead, 20, and boyfriend Peter O'Driscoll, 19, took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in support of the charity, which provides scanners designed to help with the early diagnosis of cancer.
Jane was continuing a tradition set by her father Miles, who raised more than £17,000 for the charity, at Mount Vernon Hospital, Rickmansworth Road, before he died in 2005.
4 HIGHFIELD ROAD - Single storey side/rear extension with rooflight, new window to first floor side and rooflight to roof at rear, involving demolition of existing single storey rear extension.
24 EASTBURY ROAD - Change of use of property from day care centre (Class D1) to provide 2 three-bedroom and 3 two-bedroom flats, involving the installation of rear terraces, front ramp and associated parking (involving demolition of existing ramps).
IT HAS taken about 40 volunteers several hours of their free time but finally the last strokes were added to Northwood's first ever piece of community artwork on Saturday (30).
Northwood Community Arts launched the project earlier this month after scooping funding from the Heathrow Community and Environment Awards 2011.
It was designed to bring together the many different organisations the group works with, as well as residents who wanted to brighten up their area.