January 2012 Archives
A YOUNG couple have told of their terror at the moment they woke up and saw a burglar standing over them.
The burglar who was dressed all in black fled after being disturbed by their screams, but he took an expensive laptop with him.
The break-in took place last week in Bridge Road, Uxbridge. It is thought he gained entry to the property through a window which was left ajar.
TRAVELLERS on the Metropolitan line have suffered more delays, overcrowded trains and closures in the last week.
It was closed on Saturday and Sunday between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate for planned engineering works.
THE driver of a car involved in a collision that left a five-year-old boy critically injured has been given a suspended jail sentence for a string of driving offences.
A charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident was withdrawn.
York Road will close while a crane is used for work at Coca-Cola headquarters in Bakers Court.
The road affected is between George Street and Belmont Road junctions from 10pm on Saturday, January 28 to midnight on Monday, January 30.
THE appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a Lidl supermarket was heard last week.
A planning inspector is now expected to decide within the six weeks whether the store can be built in Cowley Road, Uxbridge.
He visited the site last week to see for himself the traffic issues which persuaded Hillingdon Council to refuse the original application.
Mic Singh, who runs G&T News in Cowley Road and petitioned against the proposal, said: "He came down and had a good look.
"It is just a case of waiting now."
Cowley Road is already a busy route in and out of Uxbridge and opponents of the store claim it will make the traffic worse.
Tickets have sold out for the always popular Burns Night event hosted by the Ickenham Festival Team.
The celebration of the Scottish poet will take place on Saturday, January 28 at Ickenham Village Hall, in Swakeleys Road, with a traditional haggis supper.
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy who was hurt in a road accident more than a week ago is now stable, police say.
Liam Moyo's condition had been described as critical ever since the collision in Cowley High Road, on January 5.
A police spokesman said today (Mon) that his condition had improved to stable, although he remains in hospital.
STAFF from Hillingdon Leisure Centre worked up a sweat in Uxbridge town centre on Wednesday, January 11, when they gave a demonstration of their new outdoor exercise classes.
A group gathered in the High Street to perform a series of 10-minute fitness sessions, led by instructor Chelsea McGuigan, with one costume-clad participant standing out more than the others.
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy is continuing to fight for his life nearly a week after he was involved in an accident with a car.
Liam Moyo was crossing Cowley High Road, near the junction with Benbow Waye, shortly before 4.15pm on Thursday when the accident happened.
He was taken to a central London hospital with serious head injuries.
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