AN ARREST warrant has been issued for a woman who failed to attend a court hearing after being charged with shoplifting.
Carley-anne Bolton, 33, of Harrison Close, Northwood, was due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on October 28 after being accused of stealing a Rock Band computer game, worth ÃÂ£54.99, from Blockbuster in Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, on August 28.
The warrant is for arrest without bail.
AN ELDERLY man suffered injuries to his face and forearms after being attacked and burgled at his Northwood home.
The 70-year-old victim, who lives in Ducks Hill Road, answered the door to two men who forced their way in and assaulted him.
A silver and gold Rolex 'Oyster' men's watch and a distinctive gold men's ring, with a one carat diamond set into it and two half carat diamonds set either side, were stolen from the property.
A YOUNG ballerina from Northwood is set to pirouette and pliÃÂ© in front of thousands of people this week, as part of a production by the English Youth Ballet.
Saira Mashru (pictured), 12, of The Fairway, will take to the stage with aspiring dancers from across the capital, joined by professionals, to perform traditional ballet, The Nutcracker.
The show, famed for its musical score by classical composer, Tchaikovsky, will open the first autumn season at the newly-built Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, this Friday (5) and Saturday (6).
PLANS have been approved to build 14 homes on a site bordered by Green Belt land in Northwood.
Eight detached and six semi-detached houses, plus 28 car parking spaces, will be constructed on land east of Ducks Hill Road and south of Mallard Way, where there are a number of mature trees.
The Green Belt land is also designated as an area of nature conservation, known locally as The Gravel Pits, where wildlife including badgers and bats reside.
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help a Northwood cancer centre deliver a variety of information and support services to patients.
The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC), based at Mount Vernon Hospital in Rickmansworth Road, helps cancer sufferers and their families cope with all aspect of the disease, from diagnosis through to treatment and beyond.
A NORTHWOOD pharmacy is inviting visitors to attend a free bone density screening day next month, using the latest technology to detect osteoporosis.
Carter Chemist and Ability, in the High Street, will provide the latest ultrasound scanning techniques to measure bone quality and quantity in less than five minutes, without X-rays, needles and waiting for results.
Osteoporisis, a disease that causes bones to become thin and brittle, leading to fractures or breaks, affects more than 2million people in the UK.
ALMOST ÃÂ£4,000 was raised at a special Halloween quiz night hosted by Michael Sobell House hospice in Northwood.
The popular annual fundraising event, held last night (27), attracted more than 120 visitors who donned costumes to answer questions on general knowledge and the spooky season, before feasting on a fish and chip supper.
RESIDENTS are demanding action over a 'dangerous junction' they say is plagued by red-light jumpers in Northwood, amid fears someone could be killed.
Three crashes have happened in the past two months at the junction with Rickmansworth Road and Ducks Hill Road, causing damage to a pedestrian guardrail opposite.
A further five collisions have occurred at the junction in the past three years up to the end of July this year, although none were fatal or serious.
A CHARITY art exhibition will take place in memory of former Northwood resident, Karen Puddifoot, who drowned during a world cycling tour.
Karen, 27, of Grove Farm Park, and friend Tim Roney, 21, of Sarratt, embarked on their trip to raise cash for the British Lung Foundation, when the boat they were on capsized in the South China Sea, off the coast of Vietnam, in September last year.
Karen's brother, Chris (pictured with Karen and Tim), 22, who also joined the pair for part of their travels, was tragically killed in a car crash just two months later in November.
A GROUP of violin makers are out of tune with Hillingdon Council, saying it has been unhelpful in finding them a new home for their class.
The council runs a violin-making class as part of their adult education programme, but even though participants have all paid up, the classes are showing no sign of starting any time soon.
For nearly 40 years the classes have been based at schools in Northwood, but since last April it was clear the schools could no longer house them due to financial issues, and they have been looking for a venue since.