A PROSTATE testing evening organised by a cancer patient at Mount Vernon Hospital has been hailed 'a brilliant success'.
Bob Arthy (pictured), 69, has been receiving treatment at the hospital's cancer centre, in Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, since he was diagnosed with the disease in 2008.
More than 150 men undertook a test at the free screening event, arranged by the Friends of Prostate Cancer (FOPS), which was founded by Mr Arthy.
A SUMMER fete organised by pensioners in Rickmansworth raised £500 for charity.
Visitors flocked to the event, at Moneyhill Court, Dellwood, browsing stalls laden with cakes and bric-a-brac, as well as trying their luck in a tombola and raffle.
The fete was held in aid of the Watford and District branch of Arthritis Care, which encompasses Rickmansworth.
A CONSTRUCTION firm in Northwood has been ordered to pay thousands of pounds after an elderly woman's foot was almost sliced off when poorly secured panelling fell from a building.
Brendan Flynn Construction Limited, based in Watford Road, was sub-contracted to carry out carpentry work on a residential project in Crawley, West Sussex.
A NORTHWOOD hairstylist enjoyed the privilege of meeting iconic coiffeur Vidal Sassoon.
Steve Bailey, art director at Harringtons in High Street, came face to face with the salon legend at the screening of his new film, Vidal Sassoon The Movie.
The original celebrity hairdresser, 83, who found fame in the 1960s, took time to chat to Steve and pose for a photograph.
A CHARITY golf day raised almost £6,000 for a cancer charity in Northwood.
The event, the fifth of its kind, was held in aid of Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, based at Mount Vernon Hospital.
A MAN was assaulted during an attempted robbery outside a builders' merchants in Rickmansworth.
The 64-year-old was approached by two men at Travis Perkins in Church Street who threatened him and demanded he hand over cash and a mobile phone.
One of offenders also kicked the man, before they both ran off.
THREE Northwood artists will showcase their creative talent at an open studio event.
Painter Lucy Davies, glass and textile designer, Harriet Pelham, and water-colourist Mary Pelham will exhibit their work at 4, Chester Road, as part of Harrow Open Studios 2011.
Rickmansworth artist Ross Ashmore is on a determined mission to paint every single station within the London Underground network - almost 300 in total. He shared his creative vision and journey to date with Gazette reporter SIBA MATTI.
WATCHING a steam engine hurtling past the bottom of his garden is one of artist Ross Ashmore's most vivid childhood memories.
Little did he know, as a boy, that almost 50 years later, this vision would provide the inspiration for an ambitious three-year project, to paint every station on the now iconic London Underground map.
MORE than 300 people gathered in Northwood Hills for a Big Lunch street party yesterday (5).
Defying the looming storm clouds, members of the community shared a picnic at the green space in Salisbury Road.
TEENAGERS and pensioners stood shoulder to shoulder as they marched through the streets of Northwood to raise more than £50,000 for charity.
Almost 500 women took part in the second annual Ladies in the Night Walk on Friday (3), in aid of Michael Sobell House hospice (MSH), based at Mount Vernon Hospital.
Women of all ages, abilities and backgrounds transformed Northwood into a sea of pink, the event's trademark colour, as they strolled through the town.