February 2012 Archives
NORTHWOOD School celebrated its top 100 placing in the Key Stage 4 performance tables this week.
To round-off their achievement, the Potter Street school received a letter from the minister of state for schools, Nick Gibb, to congratulate them on the "excellent achievement" of pupils.
A DETECTIVE constable has warned elderly residents against an inheritance scam that has been posted to hundreds of homes in the north of the borough.
DC Andy Miles said he was investigating the origin of the letters, which are directly addressed to residents and ask them to send bank details to China.
ST John's School will be allowed to retain all its staff after planning approval was finally granted by Hillingdon Council last night (Tuesday).
A packed meeting of the north planning committee at Uxbridge Civic Centre saw councillors unanimously vote in favour of the Northwood all-boy school's amendment to a planning condition dating back 11 years.
A NORTHWOOD girl is in the running to be named Miss Teen Great Britain 2012.
Fourteen-year-old Nicole Horan, from Leaf Close, had her pic snapped at a clothes show in Birmingham last year.
SHOPS and local businesses in Northwood Hills and Ruislip Manor received a huge boost today with a £2.7million grant from the office of London mayor Boris Johnson.
The money will be split between the two shopping parades in Joel Street and Victoria Road respectively, with new paving, street furniture, trees, spruced-up shop fronts and other visual enticements mooted.
A ZEBRA crossing will be installed on a road in Northwood to help elderly residents reach a nearby doctors' surgery.
Hillingdon Council has agreed to install the pedestrian crossing on Green Lane between the junctions with The Glen and Wilford Close following a campaign by residents, backed by Councillor Scott Seaman-Digby (Con).
SALON wars are breaking out in a Northwood Hills street, as the 11th in a 350-yard strip gets ready for business.
Owners of the other 10 were dismayed to see approval given to another hair and beauty shop in Joel Street.
So dismayed, they got up a petition against the bid to convert the vacant unit into a 'wellness centre' for a range of beauty treatments and all signed it, fearing the new shop would hurt their trade.
Do you have hidden treasures in your home? Have your possessions valued by experts from renowned international auction house Bonhams, and find out whether you are sitting on a fortune!
Profits will go towards St Edmund's Church, and light refreshments will be available.
Where? St Edmund's Hall, Pinner Road, Northwood Hills, HA6 1QS
When? Wednesday February 15, 2-5pm
Cost? £7 for entry and one valuation + £4 per additional valuation, max. four items.
Call: 0208 866 7173
TWO'S company, three's a crowd?
A Northwood street has seen one new care home built, foundations laid for a second, and last week planning permission granted for a third.
All three properties, between them comprising 58 beds for elderly residents, will be built adjacent to each other in Chester Road by the same company.
MORE than a quarter of the total refunds handed back to London Underground users in 2011 were because of delays to the Metropolitan line.
Figures obtained by the International Business Times UK showed the Met line continues to be the Tube route most often subject to refund requests by disgruntled passengers - and that last year was its most costly yet.