July 2010 Archives
REACTION to the Gazette's story about autism sufferer Steven Neary being banned from returning home to his family generated a record-breaking online response.
Mark Neary, 51, of Penrith Close, Uxbridge, has been fighting to get his son returned home from the 'positive behaviour unit' in Colham Road, Yiewsley, and is now looking at taking the matter further with legal proceedings.
Steven, 20, a former Moorcroft School student, went into the centre for respite care in December for what was supposed to be just three days while his dad was ill.
TWO cricket spectators claim to have defied odds of one in a billion after being struck by a meteorite.
The pair were knocked for six during Saturday's cricket match at Uxbridge Cricket Club between Middlesex and Sussex.
Jan Marszal, 51, and Richard Haynes, 52, are both Sussex fans who travelled up for the day to see Monty Panesar take on Middlesex's Andrew Strauss and Eoin Morgan.
They described the rock landing five yards inside the boundary, before breaking in two, with one part bouncing up and striking Marszal on the chest.
170A HAREFIELD ROAD - Single storey side extension with habitable roof space with 2 rear rooflights and gable end window to front.
LOWER AND UPPER MALL SPACE (ADJ DEBENHAMS), THE CHIMES SHOPPING CENTRE, HIGH STREET - Change of use of part lower and upper level shopping mall space (Sui Generis) to retail use (use class A1).
RIVERBANK POINT, 114 HIGH STREET - To fell two sycamores (T8 and T9) on TPO 606.
RENOWNED DJ Goldie was presented with an honorary degree at Brunel University last week.
Goldie, real name Clifford Price, was made a Doctor of Social Sciences, at the ceremony in Kingston Lane, Uxbridge.
His career spans a range of art forms from electronic music to visual art and acting, appearing in the James Bond film, 'The World is Not Enough' and Guy Ritchie's 'Snatch'.
DANCERS and entertainers converged in front of a small crowd today (Monday) to mark the official opening of a new mental health centre.
The 'NHS wellbeing centre', the first of its type in the country, opened to the public earlier in July, but was officially declared today at 1pm by Mayor of Hillingdon Councillor David Yarrow.
The centre is based in Boots, in The Chimes, in Uxbridge High Street, and has a specially dedicated team of volunteers free to offer advice and talk with those seeking help.
THE owner of a newsagents who have been entrenched in their community for 23 years are fearing being uprooted for good if a Lidl supermarket comes to the area.
The budget supermarket has applied to Hillingdon Council to open up a new store at 121 Cowley Road, Uxbridge.
Mic Singh, who runs GT News, at 192 Cowley Road, believes the supermarket would be the last straw for himself and many small traders in the area if given the green light.
A FATHER has launched a petition to bring his autistic son home from being 'incarcerated' in care and has already gained the support of 2,500 backers.
Mark Neary, 51, of Penrith Close Uxbridge, is fighting to bring his 20-year-old son Steven home from a positive behavioural unit in Colham Road, Yiewsley.
Mr Neary, a counsellor in Uxbridge, had been hoping to bring Steven home this month, but has recently been told by Hillingdon Council, who run the care home, that his wish would not be granted.
HILLINGDON Council are not abandoning plans to demolish lock-up garages in Cowley to replace them with housing, despite the fact their own planning committee rejected the plans last month.
Last week, new plans were put forward to use land at the rear of St Peter's Road to tackle a lack of housing in the borough.
Instead of flats, the new plans involve a detached three bedroom bungalow. Seven car parking spaces would be lost.
A NEW Marks and Spencer's cafe could soon be opening in the Mall Pavilions in Uxbridge if planning permission is granted.
The former Tchibo coffee shop would become a designated cafe run by Marks and Spencers, opposite their large store.
If approved, then 17 jobs would be created, and it would open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 6pm on Saturday, and 10.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
THE 27th Uxbridge Autoshow revved into action at the weekend, as thousands of residents delighted in the motoring spectacle.
Hundreds of classic and specialty vehicles from decades gone by were paraded at the annual event, and a range of arena shows kept spectators of all ages enthralled.
The death-defying Over The Top motorcycle stunt team dazzled audiences with their hair-raising leaps and routines, and other attractions included a performance from the Northwood Volunteer Marching Band, and sheepdog trials which went down a storm with the crowds.