WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES Simon Rowley was badly hurt when he lost control of his Yamaha 125cc bike while riding in Eastcote

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Copse Wood was later purchased by Middlesex County Council and London County Council in 1936 for £23,250, later joined by Mad Bess Wood in the same year. The urban district council purchased the 186 acres (75 ha) wood together with Middlesex and London County Councils for £28,000 in a compulsory purchase from Sir Howard Stransom Button.[25] Sir Howard became High Sheriff of Middlesex in 1937.[26]

Munear Abdelbaki, of Ruislip, was found guilty of possession of cannabis with intent to supply

M. Arnulf [Ernulf] of Hesdin holds Rislepe [Ruislip]. It is assessed for 30 hides.[a] Land for 20 ploughs. In lordship 11 hides; 3 ploughs there. There are 12 ploughs between the Frenchmen and the villagers; a further 5 possible.

At the time of Edward the Confessor, the parishes of Ruislip and Ickenham belonged to a Saxon named Wlward Wit, a thane of the king who owned land in 11 counties. Ruislip parish included what is now the modern Ruislip, Northwood, Eastcote, Ruislip Manor and South Ruislip.[2] Wit lost much of his land during the Norman conquest of England; Arnulf de Hesdin took control of Ruislip – his ownership is recorded within the 1086 Domesday Book.[3]

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious traffic collision between a car and a motorcycle in Ruislip on Wednesday August 17

RUISLIP: The busiest time at Ruislip station is 07:45 - 08:15 Monday to Friday. If you're able to travel outside of this time you could have a quicker and more comfortable journey.

National Rail said that trains between Reading and London Paddington are facing delays after flooding last night

Pasture for the village livestock; a park for woodland beasts; woodland, 1500 pigs, and 20d too.

Another petrol station cash machine has been blown up, but this time three men were arrested on suspicion of burglary

The parish church, St Martin's, has been dated to the mid-13th century. An earlier church is believed to have been built during the Norman period, as a stone was found within the grounds with markings from that time. The name St. Martin is believed to have been given to the church by the monks of the Bec Abbey, after Martin of Tours, a saint in Normandy. Before 1245, references to the church only name it as "Ruislip church".[7]

There is a designated wooden bird feeding platform area for this activity on Willow Lawn. Please only feed birds from this location.

An ATM explosion theft near Uxbridge on Thursday night left one suspect injured and police said it was 'a matter of luck' no innocent people were hurt

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Please note that barbeques and fires are strictly prohibited throughout Ruislip Woods, including Ruislip Lido. Please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided or take it home with you.

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Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve is the largest block of ancient, semi-natural woodland in Greater London and include one of the most extensive oak/hornbeam coppice woods in southeast England. The site also includes acid and neutral grassland, ponds, streams and marshland.

Rail lines were closed following the collision on Wednesday afternoon at Sudbury & Harrow Road station

London Buses routes 114, 331, 398, E7, H13, U1 and U10 serve the station.

Fishing is permitted from 16 June to 14 March. An Environment Agency rod license is required to fish the lake. Fishing rules apply. Fishing is only permitted from the designated wooden fishing platforms.

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[6]

In 1984, the Battle of Britain House, built within Copse Wood in 1905, was destroyed by fire and the ruins demolished. The house became a college in 1948 and included plaques with the crests of all Royal Air Force squadrons involved in the Battle of Britain as a memorial.[30]

Field End Road was closed in both directions after a two-vehicle crash left a woman trapped in her car

Lindsay Herlihy said she thought the spider was just a toy until it moved one of its legs, leaving her 'crying and hysterical'

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The Metropolitan Line is the only line to operate an express service, though currently for Metropolitan Line trains on the Uxbridge branch this is eastbound only in the morning peaks (06:30 to 09:30) Monday to Friday.[5]

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Picnics can take place on Willow Lawn and Beach side and other areas around the Lido.

Within the London Borough of Hillingdon, Ruislip is covered by three electoral wards: Eastcote and East Ruislip, South Ruislip and West Ruislip.[36] Ruislip is part of the Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner constituency within the UK Parliament, represented by Nick Hurd MP.[37]

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Half of all Piccadilly Line services on the Uxbridge branch start/finish at Rayners Lane, passengers are advised to take the first train and change at Rayners Lane if necessary.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Transport for London launching a new ticket allowing passengers to travel for one hour on two buses

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Wulfward Wight, a thane of King Edward's, held this manor; he could sell it to whom he would.[5]

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