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 SPEED limit in a Rickmansworth road is set to be reduced, thanks to the efforts of local campaigners and a funding grant from a county councillor.
The speed limit in Woodcock Hill will be lowered from 60mph to 40mph, after Cllr Barbara Lamb allocated ÃÂ£2,000 towards the necessary legal orders and signs from her locality budget.
Mrs Lamb said: "Residents have been campaigning for a lower speed limit on Woodcock Hill for some time and I'm pleased to be able to provide the additional funding needed to bring this into effect.
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.
THE sky is the limit for a teenager who has become the youngest female hot air balloon pilot in the country.
Milli Karlstrom, of Ducks Hill Road, Northwood, picked up her licence on her 17th birthday earlier this month.
She collected her licence from the offices of the Civil Aviation Authority at Gatwick Airport, after completing the final stages of her training.
A FORMER chairman of Three Rivers District Council has raised more than ÃÂ£2,500 for an international aid charity after running his first half marathon.
Councillor Chris Lloyd (Croxley Green North, Lib Dem) ran the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in an impressive one hour and 56 minutes, on October 10.
AN ASPIRING news hound from Merchant Taylors' School has been named the winner of the Three Rivers Young Journalist of the Year competition.
Will Bordell (pictured second left), 16, a pupil at the school in Sandy Lodge, Northwood, was chosen as the overall winner for his story entitled Up in Flames, focusing on the media frenzy surrounding the US pastor who threatened to burn copies of the Qu'ran.
A PENSIONER has told of her anger after being slapped with an Asbo banning her from feeding birds and squirrels in her own back garden.
Jennifer Warren, 60, of Stanley Road, Northwood Hills, attracted up to 300 birds, mainly pigeons, to her home each day by putting out sackfuls of bird seed, prompting frustrated neighbours to complain to the council.
A TRIUMPHANT motorist from Rickmansworth has claimed victory against Hillingdon Council after winning an appeal over a parking fine.
Peter Christie (pictured), 55, of Williamson Way, had a ticket quashed after successfully arguing the sign on a pay and display machine in Ruislip was unclear.
Mr Christie, who parked in the High Street at 2.24pm on Thursday, March 11 this year, said: "I am usually mindful of where I can and can't park and had stopped here previously.
MORE than 80 golfers teed off at a charity event in Northwood in aid of ovarian cancer research.
Northwood Golf Club hosted a competition in memory of former member, Rosie Williams (pictured), who succumbed to the disease in October 2008, aged 64.
The event, at the club in Rickmansworth Road yesterday (7) - which would have been Mrs Williams' 66th birthday - was held to raise cash for the ovarian cancer research unit at Hammersmith Hospital, where she was treated.
A MAN from Maple Cross has told of his heartbreak after the 'love of his life' died suddenly from a major brain haemorrhage.
Elita Eltermane (pictured), 43, was rushed to hospital after injuring her head while celebrating a friend's birthday, but sadly died on September 22.
Ms Eltermane's partner, Peter Collins, 44, of Ladywalk, said: "We were having a birthday party and Elita was dancing when she slipped and fell backwards, and hit her head on a little plastic bin in the lounge.