PUPILS at a Northwood school were very egg-cited to welcome nine fluffy chicks just in time for Easter.
The nursery classes at St Helen's School, in Eastbury Road, were thrilled by the arrival of the eggs, which were kept in an incubator to keep them warm.
Two classes eagerly watched six chicks hatching, with two emerging overnight and the final chick's arrival being witnessed by a third group of students.
A MOTHER has blasted Hillingdon Council for failing to secure her diabetic teenager a school place in more than six months.
Teresa Spender, of Pinner Road, Northwood, says she is at her 'wits end' after eight schools across the borough denied admission to her 13-year-old son, Charlie.
Ms Spender, together with Charlie and younger daughter Lillie-Marie, six, returned to Northwood last November after moving to Southend, Essex, for three years.
The single mum says that, due to Charlie having Type 1 diabetes - which requires regular insulin injections - his previous school attendance was just 69 per cent.
AN ART-lover in Northwood has expressed his dismay after thieves stole a bronze statue worth Â£10,000 from his front garden.
The two-metre high ballerina sculpture was ripped out of its concrete base at the property between 9.30am on Monday, April 4 and 7.30am on Tuesday, April 5.
The homeowner, a pensioner who has asked to remain anonymous, told the Gazette he believes the statue has been sold for scrap.
He said: "I looked out of the window on Tuesday morning and noticed the statue had been torn out, leaving the lower section behind.
"It is real bronze so it would have been quite heavy, and the thieves must have come prepared and tied a rope to remove it.
A PUBLIC debate on the alternative vote (AV) referendum will be held in Northwood on Wednesday (13).
The event will discuss whether AV should replace the current First Past The Post (FPTP) system to elect MPs into the House of Commons.
Speakers both for and against AV will attend the meeting, which will be held at Northwood Methodist Church in Oaklands Gate at 8pm. For more information call 01923 840 633.
ENTRY is now open for two hugely-popular annual events organised to raise cash for a hospice in Northwood.
Michael Sobell House hospice (MSH), based at Mount Vernon Hospital, is inviting keen
cyclists to register for On Yer Bike For Care, on Sunday, May 15.
Participants can choose from a 12-mile, 24-mile or gruelling 40-mile ride, snaking through beautiful countryside with stunning scenic views.
A NORTHWOOD-based property developer has been ordered to pay more than Â£5,000 after putting residents' health and safety at risk by breaching planning laws.
Hodson Developments Ltd failed to complete agreed works in High Elms Close, Northwood, prompting legal action from Hillingdon Council.
The company was granted planning permission in October 2007 to build three detached homes.
SPRING flowers planted to provide a splash of colour in Northwood have once again been targeted by 'petty-minded' thieves, sparking outrage among residents.
Miniature daffodils in a memorial horse trough at the corner of Rickmansworth Road and Copse Wood Way, were stolen last Thursday (March 31).
Less than a year earlier six out of seven pots of tulips in the decorative trough were taken on April 13, as reported in the Gazette.
TWO pupils from a Northwood school have etched their names in the history books after presenting the first ever youth budget to the Treasury.
Michael Shneerson and Laurence Xu, both students at Merchant Taylors' School, pitted themselves against 248 teenagers in the Chance to be a Chancellor competition.
The annual contest gives young people the opportunity to express their views about the country's finances.
RESIDENTS and parents are celebrating after a new zebra crossing was approved on a notorious accident blackspot road in Northwood.
Work to install the pedestrian crossing in Rickmansworth Road, close to the junction with Maxwell Road, began last Tuesday (March 29), after Hillingdon Council responded to concerns from residents, parents and police.
In the past seven years there have been more than 12 crashes on the busy stretch, which has a very high volume of traffic, including three bus routes.
A COMMUNITY arts group is set to receive a much-needed cash boost from a Northwood supermarket.
Northwood Community Arts, which runs events at St John's Church, in Hallowell Road, has been named as one of Waitrose's three good causes for April.