A NEW breast screening clinic has opened in Uxbridge, and women are being urged to get a check-up while out shopping.
The specialist unit at Uxbridge Health Centre in Chippendale Waye was opened on Thursday last week by local wellbeing author, Julia Hague.
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 RETIRED baker who lived through two world wars has celebrated her 105th birthday.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Herring, a resident of Clare House, in Harefield Road, Uxbridge, was born back in 1906, in Hackney, east London.
On her birthday on March 17, she received another special card from The Queen, congratulating her on reaching such a grand age.
A CHARITY is hosting drop-in sessions in Uxbridge this week to provide support and information for people affected by cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support will host the sessions at Boots in The Chimes Shopping Centre, High Street from today (15) until next Tuesday (22).
Cancer information specialists from the charity will be on hand to offer personalised information and answer questions.
A TEAM of swimmers made a giant 75 in the Uxbridge Lido to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its original opening.
Through the years it has had its ups and downs, being closed for several, before being restored this year, and is now part of the Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex.
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.
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.
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.
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.