Harrow's climbers are chalking their hands in anticipation ahead of the opening of a national climbing centre in February.
Grade I-listed Headstone Manor House has been transformed into a museum, with £3.6 million of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £2.1 million from Harrow Council.
Visitors and shoppers coming to Harrow will have more choice for overnight stays when a Travelodge opens on 22 December.
Harrow Leisure centre has been awarded with a 'very good' score in an independent industry assessment of UK leisure facilities, an improvement on its previous 'good'score.
Harrow Council and environmental consultant Ebsford Environmental are joining forces to improve a popular south Harrow park for local residents.
Land Securities received outline planning permission for the 23-ha former Kodak site in 2012 and is now preparing a fresh application for the huge project to build up to 1,800 homes, a primary school, medical centre, shops and offices.