PLANS to build a mobile phone mast in Northwood have been turned down, after more than 50 residents objected to the scheme.
Councillors unanimously rejected an application by Vodafone and 02 Orange to install a 13.8m telecommunications pole on a foot way close by to Autocentre Northwood, a used car dealership in Pinner Road, on Tuesday (15) night.
CHILDREN can enjoy an afternoon of fun including craft activities and painting in Northwood next Saturday (26).
Northwood Methodist Church, in Oaklands Gate, will host the event, suitable for youngsters aged five to 10.
The activities will be themed around the Biblical story of Abraham and Sarah, and the couple's wish for children.
A MAN has been charged with death by dangerous driving after a 'beautiful' couple from Moor Park were killed in a car crash.
Alan and Rochelle Bernard (pictured) were walking along Banks Road towards their holiday home on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula in Poole, Dorset, when a silver Mercedes smashed into them on September 11 last year, at about 10.35pm.
Mr Bernard, 53, and his wife, 51, of South Approach, were pronounced dead at the scene, as reported in the Gazette.
A MAN has been remanded in custody after being found in possession of a gun and CS gas.
Nichail Sixto, 24, of Norwich Road, Northwood, was arrested on March 5 in Hayes. He was also charged with causing damage to a trellis fence at a property in Hayes.
Police confirmed the offences but have refused to provide an exact location of where he was arrested.
The gun he was found with was a 30mm black pistol weapon.
PLANS to make a picturesque housing estate a conservation area have fallen by the wayside after the proposals divided opinion in the neighbourhood.
Last November, residents of the Gatehill Farm Estate in Northwood were given the chance to vote on whether they would like to see the change, which would place stricter restrictions on those wishing to carry out work on their properties.
More than 50 people questioned the council's Conservation and Urban Design team about the implications of the move at a public meeting in December, and polling slips were sent out to 189 residents, with more than half (106) registering their vote.
MORE than 70 cars were stopped during a police sting in Northwood to target dodgy drivers and improve road safety.
The Northwood Hills Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), together with police from neighbouring wards, conducted an operation using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology.
The investigation, which took place in Watford Road, at the junction with Frithwood Avenue, saw 74 drivers stopped.
Five cars were seized for having no insurance, resulting in each driver receiving six penalty points on their licence and a Â£200 fine.
WHEN spirited Kelsey Trevett won a Pride of Britain Award - and the hearts of the nation - for courage, he told of his ambition to take to the skies.
And now that dream has come true for the plucky nine-year-old, who, despite losing his sight to cancer aged five, has refused to let blindness destroy his life.
A couple of days before Kelsey, a pupil at Frithwood School in Carew Road, Northwood, appeared at the national ceremony, he dreamed he would be able to fly around the room with his award, but host Carol Vorderman told him it wouldn't be possible for health and safety reasons.
A QUIZ night raised almost Â£1,000 for a cancer charity based at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood.
Seventeen teams pitted their wits against each other at the event, held on Friday (4) in aid of the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, which provides state-of-the-art scanning services for the early diagnosis of cancer.
The quiz, held at the Pinner Arms pub, in Pinner, saw teams answer questions on ten different categories and take part in a raffle.
A FRAIL pensioner from Northwood has been left shaken after falling prey to a distraction burglar.
The elderly woman, who lives in Rofant Road, answered the door to a female claiming to be a new neighbour.
She conned her way into the house and stole the pensioner's handbag, which contained valuable items.
AN APPEAL to build 12 flats on the former Reindeer pub site in Northwood has been dismissed, to the delight of residents opposed to the scheme.
When the pub was originally demolished in 2008, developer Excelsior Homes Ltd submitted an application to build a five-storey block of 14 flats on the land - part of the Green Lane Conservation Area in Maxwell Road - which was described by residents as 'a monstrosity'.
After the plans were rejected by councillors, Excelsior Homes followed with a proposal for a four-storey block of 12 flats, which was again refused in June last year, as reported in the Gazette.