A MAN using an air gun to kill rats sparked an armed police alert in Rickmansworth.
Police were called at about 2.55pm yesterday (25) after reports of a man acting suspiciously in Tudor Way.
BLOOD donation sessions will be held at St Mary the Virgin Church in Church Street, Rickmansworth, on Saturday, June 11.
Sessions take place from 9.30am - 12.30pm and 2-4pm.
For further information visit www.blood.co.uk or call the church on 01923 721002.
EASTBURY Residents' Association (ERA) will host their Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 6.
County and district councillors and neighbourhood police have been invited to answer questions about the local area.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about their local community and what the ERA has been doing on behalf of residents is welcome to attend and enjoy a glass of wine.
The meeting takes place at Eastbury Farm Primary School in Bishops Avenue, Northwood, at 8pm. For more information, visit www.eastbury-residents.org
A CHARITY summer fete organised by residents of a sheltered housing scheme in Rickmansworth takes place next Saturday (4).
The event, hosted by pensioners at Moneyhill Court, in Dellwood, will feature stalls with nearly new items, cakes, a tombola and much more.
Money raised will towards Arthritis Care Watford & District Branch, which encompasses Rickmansworth and is run by volunteers.
The fete takes place outside Moneyhill Court from 11am - 4pm.
TIME is running out to nominate outstanding members of the community for a Local Hero award.
This is the final week for entries into the ninth annual competition, run jointly by the Uxbridge Gazette and Leader Series, and Uxbridge College.
The Local Hero campaign acknowledges the hard work, dedication and determination shown by people who live, work or volunteer in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
It celebrates people who have put others first, overcome adversity or made a contribution to their local community.
A RECORD-breaking 30,000 people flocked to the annual Rickmansworth Festival to enjoy live music, canal boat rides and fairground attractions.
Visitors came from far and wide to attend the hotly-anticipated event, held on Saturday (21) and Sunday (22).
More than 100 boats were displayed along the tow path at Batchworth Lock, with owners taking part in a popular tug of war contest.
TRAGEDY has struck the family of Nick Hurd after the Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP's sister-in-law was found dead in New York.
Catherine Hurd, 46, was married to Nick's brother Thomas Hurd, a United Nations diplomat and Middle East expert.
MORE than 1,000 bargain hunters descended on Northwood to rummage around a giant jumble sale.
The hugely popular annual event, organised by 1st Northwood Scout Group, took place at their head quarters in Northwood Way on Saturday (21).
A TEENAGER who spat at a bus driver in Northwood Hills after being denied free travel has been jailed for 10 weeks.
Darren Altrudo, 18, admitted assaulting the driver on the 282 bus travelling from Northwood to Ealing, which had stopped outside Northwood Hills Tube station, in Joel Street, on December 9 last year.
CENTENARY celebrations at a Moor Park school were given the royal seal of approval, with two very special guests in attendance.
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester visited Northwood Prep School to officially open the Centenary Trail, which snakes through cricket and rugby fields on the historic 13-acre site, in Sandy Lodge Road.
Lying beneath the fields are the architectural remains of The Manor of the More, an ancient manor which can be traced back to the eighth century.