A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "Harvil Road is still closed between Skip Lane and New Years Green Lane for the foreseeable future".

Progressive development in the north Middlesex area over the next two decades led to the gradual opening of additional stations along the Uxbridge branch to encourage the growth of new residential areas. On 25 September 1905 a small halt was opened as Ickenham Halt by the Metropolitan Railway, following lobbying by the Ickenham Parish Council. The railway company had been reluctant to open a station in the area due to a perceived lack of revenue and so a compromise was reached with the halt.[2]

Only the very centre of the old village remains well preserved, although on the outskirts there are three moated sites that are scheduled ancient monuments. Ickenham Marsh, managed by the London Wildlife Trust, has open oak woodland and scattered scrub, with damp meadows and marsh bordering Yeading Brook. Ickenham Green has an area of unimproved acidic grassland.

She said: "I was outside [neighbouring bakery] Wenzel's, saw what happened and ran. It was horrible."

Primary schools in Ickenham include Breakspear School,[51] Breakspear Junior School,[52] and Glebe Primary School.[53] Secondary schools include Douay Martyrs School[54] and Vyners School.[55]

During the Second World War Swakeleys House was requisitioned by the military and a searchlight battery established in the grounds.[35] The house was Grade I listed in 1956, and the head gardener's cottage on the junction of Swakeleys Road and The Avenue was Grade II listed in 1959.[36]

Ickenham is a suburban area in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The village was originally split into four manors, which became two: Ickenham and Swakeleys. Ickenham expanded with the sale and development of much of the Swakeleys estate in 1922 and became part of what was later termed 'Metro-land'.

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Ickenham is a suburban area centred on an old village in Greater London, part of the London Borough of Hillingdon.

The morning peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[8]

Ickenham tube station is served by the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.[61]

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The silver Ford Focus was wedged outside Wetherspoon pub, The Tichenham Inn, for hours until a recovery vehicle arrived on Wednesday (February 10).

Both were treated as a priority and are still currently in hospital.

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The new halt brought with it travellers from London seeking a day-out in rural surroundings. Villagers living near the halt sold flowers from their gardens and served teas.[2] The parish council later requested shelters for passengers on the platforms, which were built in December 1905. A booking hut followed in 1910.[3] The platforms, which had been too short for trains to call at fully, were extended in 1922.[4]

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"There was one car in collision with a stationary vehicle. There were no injuries."

West Ruislip station (opened as Ruislip & Ickenham)[62] is on the border of Ruislip and Ickenham and is served by the Central line and Chiltern Main Line.[63]

Traffic at standstill on A40 at Swakeleys roundabout while police deal with an incident

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The local library was closed for a complete refurbishment in 2009 and reopened in March 2010.[44]

It gives Ickenham residents the opportunity to publicly show their interest in this building. Please go if you can. Groups of up to 15 at a time will be admitted every 20 to 30 minutes.

Alfie desperately tried to use a chip shop advertising board as a shield, but died from the wounds hours after the attack near the Tesco store in High Road, Ickenham

A man who raped a 15-year-old girl he met online, a mother who stabbed a teenager to death and two would-be jihadists were among those put behind bars

Maxine Benson was jailed for 23 and a half years for stabbing to death the 18-year-old in Ickenham in a row over stolen pasta


A garden commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II was opened in September 2012 in Swakeleys Park.[45] The garden, featuring a landscaped area and benches around a stone obelisk, was designed by the local council's Green Spaces Team. The opening had been scheduled for 26 May 2012, although this was postponed after vandals destroyed the stone obelisk overnight shortly after it had been installed.[46]

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Ickenham's residents' association was established in 1924, and it plays an active role within the community;[37] in recent years the association has been involved in preventing developments by Tesco and IKEA, which in the association's view would have adversely affected the town.[60]

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The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line through Ickenham between Harrow on the Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on 4 July 1904 with, initially, the only intermediate stop being at Ruislip. At first, services were operated by steam trains, but track electrification was completed in the subsequent months and electric trains began operating on 1 January 1905.

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Ickenham appears in the Domesday Book three times under the name "Ticheham". Translated from Latin, the second entry reads:

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