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Heron Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area



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American evangelist who preached to millions all over the world and advised US presidentsBetween 1947 and 2005, the US evangelist Billy Graham, who has died aged 99, conducted more than 400 crusades around the world, preaching to millions of people. He was one of the first western Christian leaders to speak beyond the iron curtain, first in Hungary, then in Poland and Russia. In 1973, more than a million people attended the closing ceremony of his crusade in Seoul, South Korea. He gained access, with great difficulty, to China in 1988 and North Korea four years later.Like thousands of others in the UK, I first heard Graham at Earls Court stadium in 1966, on one of his London crusades. Though fewer had turned up than to Harringay stadium in 1954 (when he ministered to more than 1.3 million people in three months), the numb

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Westminster deputy leader refers himself to monitoring officer
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London posh-home lettings hit record high
London posh-home lettings hit record high

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KFC chicken shortage: These are the branches around west London which are still open
There won't be much finger lickin' going on in the capital as KFC stores are forced to close due to delivery problems

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Academic who addressed the politically sensitive challenges of school standards and affordable careDuring a glittering academic career, in which he became vice-chancellor of two universities, London and then Edinburgh, Stewart Sutherland, Lord Sutherland of Houndwood, who has died aged 76, acquired two further distinctions. He was the first head of Ofsted, the schools regulator established in 1992, and the last person to chair a UK royal commission. Both were politically sensitive roles.Ofsted was set up as the guardian of quality in the Conservative government’s quasi-market for schools, involving more parental choice, wider school autonomy and league tables of exam and test results. It was required to discharge this function not through the central team of inspectors (known as HMIs) that had existe

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Denham station police incident: Man pronounced dead at scene after being struck by train
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Police Scotland chief who quit over car crash deaths joins Met
Sir Stephen House tasked with improving disclosure of evidence after collapse of rape cases A former police chief who resigned after a woman was left critically injured in a car wreck for three days is being brought to Scotland Yard to tackle disclosure of evidence.Sir Stephen House left Police Scotland in 2015 after outrage over the deaths of Lamara Bell, 25, and her partner John Yuill, 28, who lay undiscovered in the vehicle near Stirling despite a call from a member of the public. Bell was still alive when officers found her, but later died. Continue reading...

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Norwegian plans more flights from London to Latin America and Asia
Low-cost airline’s first flight from Gatwick to Buenos Aires departs this week as part of expansion The low-cost airline Norwegian is planning further expansion of its long-haul flight network with London Gatwick as its major global base, and more routes to Latin America and Asia. The carrier’s first direct flight from the UK to South America departs on Wednesday, with a 787 Dreamliner taking its maiden flight from Gatwick to Buenos Aires. Continue reading...

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The community gym where the kit is made from confiscated knives

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Designs for Las Vegas build unveiled as company confirms plan for similar London projectThe venue will be futuristic, vast and host to some of the biggest acts in music. But would-be concert goers will be faced with a quandary: do they want to bankroll the owner, a company led by a US billionaire backer of Donald Trump and former business associate of Harvey Weinstein?The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) confirmed on Friday that it wants to build the Sphere, a glazed orb with up to 18,000 seats and room for 5,000 standing, beside the Olympic Park in east London. Continue reading...

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Sir Alan Dawtry obituary
Sir Alan Dawtry, who has died aged 102, survived combat in the second world war to become a leading figure in local government.In 1956 he became the town clerk of Westminster city council (the post was later renamed chief executive, and I followed him in that job 30 years later). In 1958, he introduced the first parking meters in Britain. He played a major part in the reorganisation that resulted from the London Government Act 1963 and created the present pattern of 32 London boroughs. Continue reading...

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Uxbridge

Uxbridge, a Middlesex market town, lies at the end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.


The name is derived from "Wuxen Bridge" which was likely to have been near the bottom of Oxford Road where the "Swan and Bottle" now stands. The Wuxen were a seventh-century Saxon tribe.

The town centre today comprises large retail outlets and major office buildings, including the main European offices of several international companies. Uxbridge is also the home of Brunel University and the civic centre of the London Borough of Hillingdon. The civic centre is an award-winning building designed at the peak of the 1980s trend towards a new, postmodernist architectural style. Adjoining the town is RAF Uxbridge, where many Royal Air Force personnel are based. It was from here that much of the Battle of Britain was controlled by 11 Group.

Archaeologists found Bronze age remains (before 700 BC) and medieval remains when the new shopping mall The Chimes was being built. Two miles away at Denham Upper Paleolithic remains have been found.

Uxbridge is not mentioned in the Domesday Book of the 11th century, but a hundred years later the existing church, St Margaret’s, was built. The existing pub, "The Queens Head", has a sign depicting Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII. The pub was previously called "The Axe" and possibly dates from the 1540’s. A tunnel connects the pub to the church. At the bottom of Windsor Street there is a cemetery with an archway. It was here on Lynch Green that three heretics were burned to death in 1555. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs gives the names as John Denley, Robert Smith and Patrick Packingham, but other sources call the last one Patrick Rockingham. He was found guilty of denying the trinity.

Under Elizabeth I, Roman Catholics were subject to severe constraints. Edmund Campion was a Catholic priest, trained in Douai, to give covert support to Catholics. He travelled around England on horseback, giving sermons in secret and pretending to be a diamond merchant. In 1580 he came to Uxbridge and hid for a couple of weeks, in a house owned by William Catesby. In 1581 Campion was caught. He was hanged, drawn and quartered in London. The 40 or so Catholics who died in this period are called the "Douai martyrs" which is also the name of the local Catholic secondary school, in Ickenham.

In 1605 the Gunpowder Plot was uncovered. The flamboyant six-foot leader, Robert Catesby (son of William), escaped and hid in his house in Uxbridge. He was later shot. There were negotiations between Charles I and the Parliamentary side in Uxbridge, January 30 to February 22 1645, commemorated in the name of a local pub and restaurant, the Crown and Treaty. This latter is on the A4020 Oxford Road where it leaves the town, at the canal overbridge.

The covered market was built in 1788, but the previous building was about twice as big, creating big problems for traffic.

The former Grand Junction Canal now Grand Union Canal, which connects London with Birmingham, passes immediately to the west of Uxbridge, and forms the borough boundary. The first stretch was built in the late eighteenth century from Brentford to Uxbridge. Further upsteam is Uxbridge Lock, and nearby is a flour mill belonging to Allied Mills. This was bought in the nineteenth century by a Mister King, who called it "Kingsmill". This brand name is still one of the best-selling bread-makers in the UK.

In the early 19th century, Uxbridge had an unsavoury reputation. The jurist William Arabin said of it residents "They will steal the very teeth out of your mouth as you walk through the streets. I know it from experience."

In the 1930s George Orwell was a teacher at Frays College, now Frays Adult Education Centre. His novel A Clergyman’s Daughter was based on his experiences there.

For about 200 years most of London’s flour was produced in the Uxbridge area. There were also breweries, but the last one was closed down in the 1930s. Near here Ellen Terry the Shakespearean actress spent her final years, as a pub landlady.

There were once three railway stations - Uxbridge Vine Street (originally just Uxbridge Station), Uxbridge High Street, and Uxbridge Belmont Road. All three have now closed. The line formerly to Belmont Road now terminates at the present station, Uxbridge, fronting the pedestrianised High Street, and is served by the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines from Rayners Lane.


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Uxbridge:   Uxbridge, a Middlesex market town, lies at the end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
, UB8 · A4007, UB8 · A413, UB8 · Amersham Road, UB8 · Andover Close, UB8 · Arundel Road, UB8 · Bakers Road, UB8 · Baker’s Road, UB8 · Barchester Close, UB8 · Barlee Crescent, UB8 · BARNSFIELD PLACE, UB8 · Bawtree Road, UB8 · Beacon Close, UB8 · Beasley Court, UB8 · Beasleys Yard, UB8 · Belmont Close, UB8 · Belmont Road, UB8 · Benbow Way, UB8 · Black Horse Place, UB8 · Blackmore Way, UB8 · Boulmer Road, UB8 · Brand Avenue, W3 · Braybourne Close, UB8 · Brearley Close, UB8 · Buchan Close, UB8 · Bullrush Grove, UB8 · Burness Close, UB8 · Cambridge Road, UB8 · Canal Cottages, UB8 · Caxton Drive, UB8 · Chapel Street, UB8 · Chartridge, UB8 · Chequers Square, UB8 · Chiltern View Road, UB8 · Church Close, UB8 · Cleveland Road, UB8 · Colnedale Road, UB8 · Cornwall Road, UB8 · Cotswold Close, UB8 · Cowley Crescent, UB8 · Cowley Road, UB8 · Cricket Field Road, UB8 · Cricketfield Road, UB8 · Cross Street, UB8 · Cumbrian Way, UB8 · Dagnall Crescent, UB8 · Dukes Way, UB8 · East, UB8 · Elm Lawn Close, UB8 · Elthorne Road, UB8 · Enfield Close, UB8 · Eskdale Road, UB8 · Fairfield Road, UB8 · Fairlight Drive, UB8 · Fernes Close, UB8 · First Base House The Grand Union Office Park, UB8 · Florence Way, UB8 · Frays Lea, UB8 · Fray’s Waye, UB8 · George Street, UB8 · Gravel Hill, UB8 · Gray’s Road, UB10 · Gray’s Road, UB8 · Grove Road, UB8 · Hardy Mews, UB8 · Harefield Road, UB8 · Hercies Road, UB8 · Heritage Close, UB8 · Heron Close, UB8 · High Road, UB8 · Highbridge Industrial Estate, UB8 · Hillingdon Hill, UB8 · Hillingdon Road, UB10 · Hillingdon Road, UB8 · Hillman Close, UB8 · Hilton Close, UB8 · Hinton Road, UB8 · Hogarth Close, UB8 · Honeycroft Hill, UB8 · Hornbill Close, UB8 · How’s Close, UB8 · Iffley Close, UB8 · Isambard Close, UB8 · Jackson Close, UB8 · Kendal Mews, UB8 · Kent Close, UB8 · King’s Road, UB8 · LAMBOURNE COURT, UB8 · Lancaster Road, UB8 · Lancresse Close, UB8 · Lawn Road, UB8 · Lindie Gardens, UB8 · Lodge Close, UB8 · M25, UB8 · Market Square, UB8 · Maylands Drive, UB8 · Mead Road, UB8 · Mercer Walk, UB8 · Merryfields, UB10 · Mill Bridge Place, UB8 · Millennium Close, UB8 · Montague Road, UB8 · Morris Avenue, UB8 · Myddleton Road, UB8 · Newcourt, UB8 · Norfolk Road, UB8 · North Common Road, UB8 · Norton Road, UB8 · Orchard Waye, UB8 · Osborn Road, UB8 · Packet Boat Lane, UB8 · Packetboat Lane, SL0 · Packetboat Lane, UB8 · Pages Lane, UB8 · Pantile Walk, UB8 · Park Road East, UB8 · Park Road, UB8 · Point West Building, UB8 · Press Road, UB8 · Queen’s Road, UB8 · Ratcliffe Close, UB8 · Redfern Close, UB8 · Redford Way, UB8 · Robins Close, UB8 · Rockingham Close, UB8 · RUSHES MEAD, UB8 · Saint John’s Road, UB8 · Salisbury Road, UB8 · Salthill Close, UB8 · Sanderson Road, UB8 · Sarum Complex, UB8 · Sidney Close, UB8 · Sidney Close, UB9 · Slough Road, UB8 · South Common Road, UB8 · Spencer Close, UB8 · St Johns Road, UB8 · St Laurence Close, UB8 · Stirling Close, UB8 · Terry Place, UB8 · The Gouldings, UB8 · The Grand Union Office Park, UB8 · The Greenway, UB8 · The Hermitage, UB8 · The Lynch, UB8 · Thomas Drive, UB8 · Thompson Road, UB8 · Topping Lane, UB8 · Towergate Close, UB8 · Union Buildings Wallingford Road, UB8 · Union Buildings, UB8 · Uxbrdige Road, UB8 · Uxbridge Scouts, UB8 · Verona Close, UB8 · Victoria Road, UB8 · Villier Street, UB8 · Walford Road, UB8 · Wallingford Road Trading Estate, UB8 · Wallingford Road, UB8 · Warwick Place, UB8 · Water Tower Close, UB8 · Waterloo Road, UB8 · Waterside, UB8 · Wellington Road, UB8 · West Common Road, UB8 · West Spur Road, UB8 · Wharf Court, UB8 · Whitehall Road, UB8 · Wilmar Close, UB8 · Woodhall Close, UB8 · York Avenue, UB3 · York Road, UB8 ·


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