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Crime Author Alex Clare Book Signing Waterstones

Waterstones Uxbridge has a special treat with a book signing in store on Saturday 24th March. Crime author Alex Clare will be signing copies of her new book, She's Fallen. So if you are a fan of the series, or just love finding a new crime novel to delve into, then...

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Easter Events at Waterstones Uxbridge 2018

Easter is fast approaching, and Waterstones are kindly putting on a few activities to entertain the children over the period. If you are at a loss for things to do over the Easter period, then the Easter events at Waterstones could well be the answer!  🙂 As indicated...

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The Pavilions Wins Environmental Award

The Pavilions shopping centre in Uxbridge has won a Green Apple  Environmental Award. The Green Apple Award in an international campaign to find the greenest and eco-friendly companies, and communities.   What Are The Green Apple Awards? Launched in 1994, Green Apple...

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Intu Christmas Light Switch On and Parade

DOn't forget that the Christmas light switch on and the parade are happening today at 3:30pm - 5:30pm. There will be fun for all the family, with stilt-walkers and marching band among other fantastic entertainment at the parade and Xmas light switch-on.   Official...

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Introducing Culture Bite 2017

The council's yearly festival - Culture Bite, celebrating the arts, literature and culture returns once again during September and October. We are going to list all the upcoming events and activities so you can find something that you'd love to do. We are listing all...

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Sizzling Selfies – Kids Club Intu Uxbridge

Tuesday 14th February (Valentines Day) 11 am - 4 pm @ The lower mall near Next Pass the cooks colouring challenge to receive your training certificate, before donning your head-chef hat and taking a photo or two at our fun selfie station.  

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Wagamama Masterclass – Kids Club Intu Uxbridge

Monday 13th February and Friday 17th February 11am - 1pm, lower mall near Next   Learn from Wagamama's top chefs about the ingredients they use, before trying some tasty samples. There will also be competitions, crafts and colouring in from 11am - 4pm (I'm not sure...

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About Uxbridge

Uxbridge is a town in west London, England, and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Hillingdon. Fifteen miles (24.1 km) west-northwest of Charing Cross, it is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan. Uxbridge historically formed part of the parish of Hillingdon in the county of Middlesex and was a significant local commercial centre from an early time. As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, it expanded and increased in population, becoming a municipal borough in 1955, and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. It is a significant retail and commercial centre, and is the location of Brunel University and the Uxbridge campus of Buckinghamshire New University. The town is close to the boundary with Buckinghamshire, which is locally the River Colne.

Several historical events have taken place in and around the town, including attempted negotiations between King Charles I and the Parliamentary Army during the English Civil War. The public house at the centre of those events, since renamed the Crown & Treaty, still stands. Uxbridge also houses the Battle of Britain Bunker, from where the air defence of the south-east of England was coordinated during the Battle of Britain. Situated in RAF Uxbridge, the No. 11 Group Operations Room within the bunker played a crucial rule during the battle and was later used during the D-Day landings.

The wards of Uxbridge North and Uxbridge South are used for the election of councillors to Hillingdon Council and for statistical purposes. The 2011 Census recorded population figures of 12,048 for Uxbridge North and 13,979 for Uxbridge South.

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