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Cheers to beer festival

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5:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

Glasses were raised as pub-goers celebrated a beer festival in Potters Bar.

'Senseless' plans to turn office block into flats

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5:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Hundreds of businesses fear being left homeless over “senseless” plans to turn their offices into a block of flats.

New chapter for adults with learning disabilities

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11:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

Adults with learning difficulties have started the next chapter of their lives by moving into a supported living home.

Planning permission for revamped Brent Cross approved

Times Series: An artists impression of what the new and improved Brent Cross Shopping Centre will look like

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Planning permission for a revamped Brent Cross shopping centre has been approved.

Councillors delay voting on accounts

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2:34pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Councillors refused to approve Barnet Borough Council's accounts over claims they were not given time to read through crucial documents.

Pony meets children for end of term treat

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11:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A pony trotted into a nursery school to meet children as a special end of term treat.

First World War remembrance service

Times Series: Poppy Fields and Poetry

9:11am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A remembrance service to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War will take place this weekend.

Pupils take a trip down memory lane for school's anniversary

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1:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Pupils took a trip down memory lane as they celebrated eight decades of their school with a special party.

Appeal to trace family of man after plaque found in abandoned boys' club

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5:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A father who found a “beautiful” plaque in an abandoned boys’ club is trying to trace the family of the man it was dedicated to.

Quiz: How well do you know Barnet?

Times Series: Architects have proposed removing the iconic spires after which the High Barnet shopping centre is named

5:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

How many people in Barnet have children? What proportion of people in Finchley are Jewish? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Children perform on West End stage

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3:29pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Children had a taste of the glitz and glamour of the West End when they helped raise money for charities.

Scout leader took his own life after child porn arrest

Times Series: Coroner Andrew Walker said the reasons for the young man's death will forever remain a mystery

12:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A man who was arrested for downloading indecent images of children hanged himself, an inquest heard today.

Campaigners will continue protesting until mayor has 'integrity' to resign

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11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Campaigners have vowed to protest at the majority of Barnet Mayor Hugh Rayner’s events until he has the “integrity” to resign over claims he is a rogue landlord.

Good Ofsted result for new Jewish school

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1:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A school has a bright future ahead after it received a good rating in its first ever inspection.

Consultation on how council supports families with children

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5:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A consultation over how the council should support families with young children has been opened.

'They are frightening her' - disabled woman forced to repay benefits

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5:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

A disabled woman has been left tearful and confused over claims she owes thousands of pounds in repayments for benefits she tried to give up.

Children left concerned over selfish parkers near their school

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3:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

Children who have been left concerned by selfish drivers near their school spoke to an MP about the issue.

Households without electricity after power cut

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11:14am Monday 21st July 2014

Hundreds have been left without electricity after a power cut in Barnet this morning.

Pupils turn back the clock for First World War event

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1:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

Teachers and pupils turned back the clock to learn more about what life was like in wartime Britain to mark this year’s centenary.

Fasting volunteer delivers mouth watering cakes

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11:10am Monday 21st July 2014

A volunteer who is fasting as part of the Muslim festival of Ramadan handed out chocolate fudge cakes on doorsteps in Barnet.

Supermarket raise cash for elderly lunch club

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9:17am Monday 21st July 2014

A supermarket will support a lunch club for elderly and disabled people as part of a new campaign.

MP Matthew Offord continues to fight for Iranian freedom

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5:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

A group of Anglo-Iranians joined an MP at Parliament as part of a campaign to save their loved ones from massacres in their home country.

Nurse sentenced for causing death by careless driving

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12:51pm Friday 18th July 2014

A mental health nurse who drove away from a row with a drunken woman on her car bonnet will serve six months in jail.

First World War poetry competition

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5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

Aspiring poets have the chance to write their own verse about the outbreak of the Great War.

Golfers raise £50,000 for Jewish charity

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11:10am Friday 18th July 2014

People with learning difficulties got into the swing of things when they helped out at a charity golf day.

Students head to France for skills competition

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2:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

A product designer and an engineer will pit their skills against those of rivals from across the world at an international competition.

Afternoon tea for breast cancer charity

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1:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

People are invited to afternoon tea to help raise money for a cancer charity.

Free crime prevention tips

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9:10am Friday 18th July 2014

Police officers will give out crime prevention advice to householders in Woodside Park.

Boxing match to raise money for murdered teen

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11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A father will head into the boxing ring in memory of his teenage son, who was killed outside his school.

New homes to be built in Colindale

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5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A total of 177 new homes will be built as part of a wider regeneration scheme.

The circus comes to Edgware

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5:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

Free circus activities will keep children entertained at a shopping centre during the school holidays.

Floral tribute to murdered man

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5:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Flowers have been left at the scene where a 39-year-old man was murdered in an apparent robbery.

Brent Cross Regeneration Scheme: council searches for developer

Times Series: Brent Cross Regeneration Project: What do you think?

3:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Campaigners who lost the battle to block the Brent Cross Regeneration Scheme are “looking to the future” as the council searches for a developer.

Tories fail to move council meeting that clashes with Labour conference

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1:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Barnet Borough Council has failed to move a council meeting that clashes with a major date in the Labour calendar – despite the leader promising to do so.

'Disappointing' - landlord councillors allowed to vote on housing issue

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11:01am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Anger flared at last night’s full council meeting after several councillors were given special permission to vote on a housing issue - despite having a financial interest in the matter.

Committees reallocated after 'flawed' allocation

Times Series: Councillor Richard Cornelius

10:06pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The ruling Tory party came under fire tonight after it refused to weaken control of one of its most powerful committees.

Campaigners call for Rayner's resignation during peaceful protest

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7:06pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Chants of “Rayner resign” echoed through Hendon as campaigners staged a peaceful protest ahead of tonight’s full council meeting.

'It's a disgrace' - disabled boy denied place at 'perfect' school

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5:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A mother claims her disabled son has been treated “despicably" by "heartless" council officers after he was denied a place at a "perfect" high school.

Former Hendon Times delivery boy still hard at work at 85

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5:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A grandfather who began work as a newspaper delivery boy and has spent his whole lifetime working with newspapers says he has no intention of giving up.

Swastika painted outside home

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2:33pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A giant swastika was painted outside a house in Hendon in the middle of the night.

Protestors to urge Mayor Hugh Rayner to resign

Times Series: Lincoln-born Councillor Rayner has represented Hale ward since being elected to Barnet Council in 2006

2:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Campaigners will stage a protest before a council meeting tonight to put pressure on Mayor Hugh Rayner to step down.

'Hypocritical' - parking wardens are allowed to break the rules

Times Series: Parking campaigner Derek Dishman, also known as Mr Mustard

1:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Traffic wardens are allowed to break the rules if they are looking for people to ticket, it has emerged.

Missing teenager found

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4:13pm Monday 14th July 2014

A teenage boy who went missing from his home on Friday was found today.

Tulisa's drug trial to begin today

Times Series: Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Conotostavlos

1:49pm Monday 14th July 2014

Singer and former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos will stand trial today on a charge of supplying cocaine.

Open day at beehive

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6:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

An apiary will be abuzz with excitement as people learn more about the importance of the honeybee.

Learn more about the importance of the 'gorgeous' honeybee

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3:20pm Monday 14th July 2014

Beekeepers are keen to spread the message about the importance of the “gorgeous” insects across Barnet.

Name change for hospital

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5:10am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A hospital which first opened in the 1960s has changed its name.

Tech-savvy students win award for designing app

Times Series: They were inspired to build the app after attending a course on software design

8:50am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Tech-savvy students have won an award for designing an app to help people track their spending.

Children step back in time to learn more about Shakespeare

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1:10pm Monday 14th July 2014

Children stepped back into Shakespeare's London in a lesson on bringing his plays to life.

Volunteers learn about climate change

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3:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Volunteers were given tips on how to improve climate change for people living in Kenya.

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