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On this day:

  • Opposition profile: Chester Times Series:

    Chester will look to go some way towards avenging their 5-0 opening-day defeat at home to Barnet when they visit The Hive on Saturday. read more

  • Teenage beauty queen to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Anaemia Times Series:

    A teenage beauty queen who has dedicated her life to raising awareness about a blood disorder is holding a sports day to raise money. read more

  • Barnet's trip to Grimsby moved for TV coverage Times Series:

    Barnet's visit to Grimsby Town will kick off earlier than scheduled after being selected for live television coverage. read more

  • Image released of man wanted for grievous bodily harm Times Series:

    A hunt is underway for one of London’s most wanted individuals. read more

  • MP leads debate about eye health Times Series:

    An MP who almost went blind took part in a Parliamentary debate about eye health. read more

  • Barnet Homes fined £37,000 for engineer’s death Times Series: Joel Andrews admitted his crime at Southwark Crown Court

    Barnet Homes has been fined for safety failings after a heating engineer died on one of its housing estates. read more

  • Public meeting on future of libraries Times Series: Special report: How Brighton and Hove schools places are running out

    A meeting will take place on the future of Barnet’s libraries. read more

  • Government announces funding cut for borough council

    Council tax will be frozen for the sixth year running, despite cuts to funding. read more

  • Gasworks development

    On one of our usual strolls in Victoria Recreation Park in New Barnet, we suddenly hit on a great idea for the huge gas container that has been on the north-west corner for many years. As far as we know there are plans to preserve this wonderful piece of industrial architecture for future generations, even though the gas supply has long since ceased. read more

  • Setting the record straight on proposed cuts

    I would like to address concerns and dispel some myths that have arisen over the upcoming bus consultation. read more

  • Policies are driving people into poverty

    It is difficult to convey just how horrifying this council is. On Tuesday, December 2, there was a meeting of the policy and resources committee. Tom Davey, head of housing, was asked about the plan to impose 80 per cent market rates on council house and housing association tenants. He confirmed this was now the goal but with the caveat that it would not be imposed on those already receiving housing benefit because they are too poor. How ostensibly reasonable that sounds and how staggeringly economically and socially illiterate. read more

  • Firearm owners should pay full cost

    Did you know that the cost of a five-year licence for a firearm has now been frozen for more than 13 years? Incredibly the cost of a firearm licence is just one quarter of the real cost facing the police in administering the system and ensuring vital security checks are undertaken. read more

  • We will fight this threat to our libraries

    Many congratulations to local Finchley resident Frances Crook and the organisation she leads, the Howard League for Penal Reform, who won their High Court challenge and defeated Tory Justice Secretary Chris Grayling by overturning his illiberal ban on sending books to prisoners. read more

  • Pressing housing and development issues

    Over recent months, we have heard a lot in your news and letters columns about the problems of overdevelopment in Colindale and West Hendon, including the lack of affordable housing in the huge schemes being built (or on the way) in those wards. read more

  • Barnet v Chester preview Times Series:

    Martin Allen only has two injury concerns for Barnet's visit from Chester on Saturday, with Jon Nurse and Keanu Marsh-Brown the only absentees. read more

  • Pupils create 'powerful' show about mental health Times Series:

    Pupils got the chance to put on an “extremely moving” show which explored mental health issues. read more

  • Animals seek new homes Times Series:

    The RSPCA is seeking new homes for pets it is looking after. read more

  • Dave Cox

    In loving memory of Dave Cox 17th December 1986 28 years since we saw you last. Still loved and missed everyday. Love Jean, Mark & Jason xxx read more

  • Robert Crump

    CRUMP, Robert 'Bob' Passed away peacefully on 10th December, aged 92 years. Bob will be sadly missed by sons Alan and Derrick, daughters-in-law Sue and Trudy, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will he held on 31st December at 10am at Park Street Baptist Church, where friends and neighbours are very welcome. A short service at West Herts Crematorium will follow for family members. Family flowers only. Donations can be made in Bob's memory to 'Save the Children'. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare 01727 856050 read more

  • Karl Ernst Ruge

    Karl Ernst Ruge 27 January 1912 – 19 December 2011 Still much honoured, much loved, much missed. read more

  • Gordon Spence

    SPENCE, Gordon (For many years, the Radlett architect ) Sadly passed away on 10th December 2014. He will be missed by his daughters Vicky and Janet, Sons in law, 4 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral on Monday 22nd December at West Herts Crematoruim at 10.20am. All enquiries to Phillips Funerals Borehamwood. Tele: 0208 953 1444 read more

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