ABOUT 500 people attended a thanksgiving service in memory of a former RAF officer.
Group Captain Maurice Short MBE, AFC, RAF (retired), died peacefully on Saturday, March 9 aged 87.
FORMER Haydon School pupil Mark Paterson is an Oscar and Bafta winner for his work on silver screen blockbuster Les Misérables.
NICK Hurd marked Hospice Care week by serving tea and cake to patients at Michael Sobell House.
The MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner chatted with volunteers, staff and the people they look after during the event on Friday (12).
As part of the week - which celebrates the range of ways hospices serve communities - patients and supporters were asked to write down their thoughts about services offered by the unit, in Rickmansworth Road, Northwood.
TWO neighbours have spoken of the moment they rescued a horse from a barn blaze in Northwood Hills.
Paul Manning and Dean Huggett hauled the animal out of a stable next door to the barn at Joel Street Stables, Joel Street, on Tuesday night last week.
The huge fire, which reignited two days later, is being investigated by police.
AN AUTHOR from Northwood will donate half the royalties from her latest work to a disability charity.
Linda Flynn, head of English at St Martin's School, Moor Park Road, has penned My Dad's a Drag, a humorous novel for teenagers.
It centres on a girl whose father is a drag queen and is interwoven with tales of jealousy, bullying and friendship with a boy in a wheelchair.
THE owner of a Northwood Hills stables says he felt numb when he heard his storage barn had been completely destroyed by fire.
The blaze started at the barn in Joel Street stables, next to Joel Street Farm, on Tuesday night last week.
Several horses had to be rescued from the burning building and firefighters had to smash down a wall to rescue another.
There was about 100 tonnes of straw and hay inside, and crews spent an entire day removing the bales and hosing the area down to make sure the fire did not restart.
YOUNGSTERS in Northwood took an imaginary trip down the yellow brick road when they joined in a Wizard of Oz workshop.
The three-day course, organised by drama school Perform, saw children aged four to eight learn some of the scenes and words from the classic tale when they gathered in the hall of Northwood Methodist Church, Oaklands Gate.
PETITIONERS who called for a permanent traffic warden to be based outside a school look set to be disappointed.
Neighbours living near St Martin's School, in Moor Park Road, Northwood, have asked for the measures to be introduced in response to what they called a 'lack of consideration' by parents.
They have complained that cars are often spotted parking on double yellow lines, across driveways and in dangerous places at junctions during drop-off and collection times.
A YOUNGSTER from Northwood was in enviable company when he attended an exclusive film screening.
Five-year-old James Cassidy, a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital, was invited to the mini-premiere of Disney Pixar's new release, Brave.
A SPORTS volunteer from Northwood will hold the Olympic flame aloft next month.
Roy Clarridge is one of the people chosen to carry the torch along its route through Greater London. He will pick it up as it makes its way through Henley-on-Thames on July 10.
Sports England nominated him in acknowledgement of 50 years of commitment to his running club, Thames Valley Harriers. He was a key member of the club's road running teams and has supported dozens of young athletes.