August 2010 Archives
KINDHEARTED employees at an Uxbridge law firm are putting on their running shoes in aid of a cancer centre at Mount Vernon Hospital.
A team of 17 staff from Bird and Lovibond Solicitors in Vine Street have signed up for the ninth Moor Park 10k to raise money for the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, a source of support, advice and information for cancer patients, based at the hospital in Northwood.
The group's efforts have been spearheaded by Lorraine Keogh, a PA at the firm, who has taken part in the run for the past five years.
THE body of a man who was found in the Fray's River has been identified as bus driver Adam Cree.
Cree, 51, lived in Attlee Road, Hayes, and his family described him as 'very sociable- with lots of friends'.
His body was discovered early on Sunday morning by a walker, floating in the Fray's River, close to the Abrook Arms pub, in Harefield Road, Uxbridge.
2 TURNPIKE LANE - Use of dwelling as HMO (for use as House Multiple Occupancy)
162A HIGH STREET - Application to establish sales of Hot food under existing use class A1 (shops).
4 ELM LAWN CLOSE - Part two storey part single storey side/rear extension involving the demolition of existing side extension.
POLICE are treating the body found in the Frays River in Uxbridge on Sunday as 'unexplained'.
Marine forensic experts scoured the river on Sunday morning after a walker reported seeing a dead body in the River, near to the Abrook Arms pub in Harefield Road, Uxbridge.
The body was recovered by police at 10.15am.
A MAN has been arrested after his BMW ploughed into the back of a horse and cart.
The accident happened in Thorney Lane North, off Iver Lane, Iver, at 10am on Sunday.
The victim was a man in his 60s from Packet Boat Lane, Uxbridge, who was riding his horse and cart.
A DEAD body was discovered in a river in Uxbridge on Sunday.
The gruesome find was in the Fray's River at Frays Lane, Uxbridge on Sunday morning.
Police attended the scene and were there for several hours.
Jackie Baxter, who runs the Abrook Arms, in Harefield Road, Uxbridge, said: "There was a floater in the Frays, it was discovered at about 8.30am.
"The police were down all morning and we had forensic marine teams down as well.
"At the moment the circumstances are a bit of a mystery. We did a headcount of all our regular customers at the pub on Sunday lunchtime.
"There was one man in his 50s who usually comes in who didn't so we are a little worried about him at the moment."
UXBRIDGE COLLEGE recorded a 99 per cent pass rate with 67 per cent of its pupils achieving A* to C grades.
Students collected their results from the Park Road campus in Uxbridge this morning (Thursday).
Dr Darrell DeSouza, vice principal for curriculum and standards, said: "I am extremely pleased that Uxbridge College has been able to maintain this upward trajectory in terms of its results. In such a competitive environment for university places, every grade becomes important to our learners and it is terrific to see so many people doing so well.
UXBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL students have achieved a record average point score for their A-level results this year.
Students at the school in The Greenway, Uxbridge, have been receiving their results today (Thursday) with the campus a hive of activity.
The star student was Mostafa Chebbo, who racked up four A* grades, in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.
A LIFESAVING emergency volunteer organisation is facing homelessness and may have to fold altogether if a new base is not found.
The St John Ambulance Service in Hillingdon were based at RAF Uxbridge, on Hillingdon Hill, but since it closed earlier this year, they have been told to look for a new home.
They currently remain there, but have been told they must be out by November, as plans to develop the site gather apace.
In total there are currently around 70 members of the Hillingdon division who give up their time to save lives.
THE man responsible for smashing the Uxbridge JobCentre with an axe has had his sentence date pushed back.
Daryl Rowe, of no fixed abode, admitted to causing ÃÂ£20,000 worth of damage to the centre in Belmont Road.
He carried out the frenzied attack with a 4ft axe at around lunchtime on April 30, in plain view of passers-by, smashing every window before giving himself up to police.
He appeared at Harrow Crown Court on Monday for sentence, but the hearing was adjourned for medical reports to be drawn up. He is due to appear back in court on August 31.