A WORKSHOP to empower women seeking an alternative to the daily 9-5 grind, after having children, takes place in Northwood next month.
Entitled Women Into Business, the event will feature a discussion on topics including finding your passion and making money from it, time management and practical issues, such as marketing and finance.
The workshop takes place at Hillside Children's Centre, in Northwood Way, next Thursday (10) from 11.30am - 1pm. Babies welcome. Advance booking is essential.
Call administrator Jan Crick on 01895 671 995 or email email@example.com
A PRESTIGIOUS national art exhibition in London will feature stone-carvings produced by a Northwood artist.
Linda Zelin, 70, a member of Pinner Sketch Club, was selected from almost 1,000 entries to display her semi-abstract figures at The Royal Society of British Artists' annual exhibition next month.
The show will take place at the Mall Galleries, near Trafalgar Square, from March 2 - 12.
Mrs Zelin, of Batchworth Lane, said it was the best achievement in 25 years of being an artist.
"Some of the sketch club's members do these exhibitions from time to time but when they told me I would be showing three of my sculptures, I was thrilled," she told the Gazette.
CHURCHES in Northwood and Northwood Hills will unite with thousands of women across the globe for a day of prayer next Friday (March 4).
The annual Women's World Day of Prayer is organised and led by Christian women on the first Friday of March.
Every year, the theme is developed by women from a different country, with Chile leading this year's event.
A service will take place at Emmanuel Church, in Church Road, with other local churches taking part including Holy Trinity, Northwood Methodist, Northwood Hills Evangelical Church (Fairfield), Northwood Hills United Reformed Church and St Edmund's.
It starts at 10.30am and coffee will be served from 10am.
THE Eiffel Tower and Inspector Clouseau were among the memorable fancy dress costumes worn by students in Northwood to celebrate French culture.
St Martin's School, in Moor Park Road, became a sea of red, blue and white as pupils took part in a day of France-themed activities.
The day included a costume parade, singing, listening to and performing music by French composers and taking part in a quiz.
PUPILS from a Northwood school starred in a road safety film to raise awareness of the '21st Century Green Cross Code'.
Year six boys from St Martin's School, in Moor Park Road, were asked to take part in the video, together with CBBC and The One Show presenter, Angelica Bell.
Rushil Pithia, Michael Forsyth, Rahil Patel and Gregory Kraftman illustrated the correct way to cross the road and acted out scenes with mp3 players and mobile phones, to demonstrate the dangers of being distracted.
A 'BOY racer' who killed a former Northwood School pupil in a car crash has been jailed for five years.
Jack King (pictured), 17, who took his GCSEs at the school in Potter Street, Northwood Hills, suffered massive head injuries and died instantly after the accident in Elm Avenue, Eastcote, on May 7 last year.
Mr King, of Cranbourne Drive, Pinner, was the front-seat passenger in a Ford Fiesta driven by friend Alex Jaggs, 19, of Eastcote Road, Ruislip, who lost control and smashed into a tree.
THE fundraising efforts of two cyclists who drowned on a round-the-world tour will be continued by their friends and family.
Karen Puddifoot, 27, of Grove Farm Park, Northwood, and friend Tim Roney, 21, of Sarratt, were killed after the boat they were travelling on capsized in Halong Bay, off the coast of Vietnam, in September 2009.
Karen's brother, Chris, 22, tragically died in a car crash just two months later, as reported in the Gazette.
KIND-hearted pupils at a Northwood primary school have raised vital funds for a poverty-stricken child in northern India.
Children at Hillside Junior School, in Northwood Way, are sponsoring Poonam Lodhi (pictured right), who lives with her family in a slum in Lucknow.
The eight-year-old eats only if her parents have earned money the day before, and often goes to bed hungry.
ALMOST 300 people gathered in Northwood to attend a special service marking 200 years of church school education.
Staff and students from Holy Trinity Primary School, in Rickmansworth Road, were joined by parents, governors, former pupils and congregation members for the ceremony at Holy Trinity Church on Monday (14).
As part of the celebrations, a candle symbolising 'The Light of Christ in Church Schools' will be carried from school to school.
A MOTHER-of-one has blasted 'selfish' parents who occupy valuable parking spaces in her road, while dropping off or picking up their children from school.
Janine Hoole, of Dormans Close, Northwood, describes parking as a 'nightmare' between 8.30am-9am and 3pm-4pm on weekdays, when pupils from Northwood College, in Maxwell Road, are arriving or leaving.