Unwanted bunnies in need of a new home

Times Series: Animal care assistant Kerry Barnes with one of the bunnies.

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

An RSPCA animal centre is appealing for new homes for an influx of unwanted bunnies.

Grandfather forced to sleep in lounge after 'rancid' mould appears in bedroom

Times Series: He claims contractors have told him the mould will be wiped clean and painted over – but fears this is only a temporary solution

5:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A grandfather who woke up to find his bedroom flooded has been forced to sleep on the floor in his living room after “rancid” mould began eating away at the walls.

Jewish organisation says store associated with neo-Nazis is not welcome in North Finchley

Times Series: Thor Steinar's logo which can be seen on its new shop front in North Finchley.

4:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An organisation aimed at protecting the Jewish community from anti-Semitism has spoken out against a clothing brand associated with the far-right which has opened a store in North Finchley.

Marco Polo Academy scrapped - but what does this mean for school places in Barnet?

Times Series: Parents Andrew Hong, Laura Chan, Anthea Abery and Karen Kwong.

3:57pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Parents and campaigners faced a “bitter blow” at news that a Chinese school they had been fighting to open has been scrapped.

Plans to revamp The Spires Shopping Centre submitted

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

3:09pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Plans to revamp a shopping centre in High Barnet have been submitted to Barnet Borough Council.

Plans for Marco Polo Academy scrapped

Times Series: Parents Andrew Hong, Laura Chan, Anthea Abery and Karen Kwong.

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Chinese free school that was given the green light earlier this year has been “quietly dropped” by the Department for Education.

Barnet FC chairman delighted with council U-turn over planning enforcement

Times Series: Chairman Tony Kleanthous has led the move away from Underhill.

1:35pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Barnet FC chairman Tony Kleanthous has expressed his delight at news floodlights and a new stand at The Hive stadium will be allowed to stay.

Anti-fascist campaigners to stage protest outside store associated with neo-Nazis

Times Series: The Viking Thor Shop in Ballards Lane, North Finchley.

1:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Anti-fascist campaigners plan to stage a protest outside a North Finchley store selling a controversial clothing brand associated with the far right in Europe.

'These cannot be the right priorities' - parents to question Mapledown School cuts at meeting

Times Series: Christine Canavan, centre, is leading a campaign against the cuts. She is pictured with her son Liam, Faris Ahmed and his sister Hana (left), and Sue Wilkins and her daughter Faye

11:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Parents will call on Barnet Borough Council to reconsider its decision to cut “vital” services at a special needs school this evening.

Calls for improvement to mental health care

Times Series: Consultant clinical psychologist, Kajori Mukherjee calls for more to be done for mental health patients

9:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A mental health chief has pledged to improve care for people with mental illnesses.

Middlesex University nominated for higher education awards

Times Series: The Sheppard Library in The Burroughs, Hendon.

5:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Middlesex University has been shortlisted for two higher education awards for its student services and library.

Sink or swim? Reporters play water polo

Times Series: I was breathing pretty hard after the first few laps, but after I found my flow I began to really enjoy it

5:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Barnet Borough Council has launched the Give it a Go scheme to encourage more people to take up sport. Reporters Anna Slater and Natalie O’Neill headed down to Queen Elizabeth Boys’ School, in Queens Road, to join Watford Water Polo Club and try a sport they had never played before. Here’s how it went...

Man fears he could lose foot after eight-year wait for treatment

Times Series: Mr Ashby has seen countless doctors in the last eight years

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A man who has faced an agonising eight years with a gaping hole in his ankle fears he could lose his foot after a doctor told him “there’s nothing more we can do”.

Struck off solicitor jailed for conning clients

3:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A struck off solicitor who “misled and cheated” his unsuspecting clients has been jailed.

Man to appear in court over violent burglary charges

2:52pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Harrow man will appear in court this week charged in connection with a violent burglary in Finchley.

Singers perform at Mayor of London's Feast of St George celebrations

Times Series: Tyler Rix with his band at yesterday's Feast of St George festival.

2:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A group of Barnet singers entertained crowds at the Mayor of London’s Feast of St George celebrations yesterday.

Children given surprise visit from Easter bunny in hospital

Times Series: Children given surprise visit  from Easter bunny in hospital

1:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Children who spent the weekend in hospital were given a surprise visit from the Easter bunny.

Churchgoers parade through streets in annual Walk of Witness

Times Series: Reverend Tim Seago leads a Walk of Witness from Totteridge and Whetstone station.

12:16pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Churchgoers carried a large wooden cross through the streets of Barnet as part of a traditional religious walk.

Scout leader to jet off to Japan

Times Series: Meera, 19, will jet off to Japan for the jamboree

11:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A scouting leader has been chosen to jet off to Japan for a world scout jamboree.

Staff donate cash to Potters Bar carnival

Times Series: Staff donate cash to Potters Bar carnival

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Shop assistants donated cash to help make this year’s Potters Bar Carnival a success.

Take part in last leg of Mayor of Hertsmere's cycle ride

Times Series: Councillor Morris said he has taken part in many long-distance cycle rides and knows 'anyone who takes part will have a tremendous experience'.

1:50pm Monday 21st April 2014

Cyclists are encouraged to get their wheels spinning and join in with the last leg of the Mayor of Hertsmere’s cycle ride.

Schoolchildren to put on Easter art show

5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

Armed with pens, paints and paper, a bunch of schoolchildren are preparing to put on an Easter art show.

Do you remember the old Christ Church School?

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Former pupils of a school in Barnet can join in its 170th anniversary celebrations later this year.

Storage company donates Easter treats to disadvantaged children

Times Series: Self Storage store manager Joanne Tyler with Sonya Doherty from The Children's Society.

7:10am Sunday 20th April 2014

A self storage business has collected dozens of chocolate eggs for disadvantaged children this Easter.

New trees planted in Hendon as part of Mayor of London's Street Tree plan

Times Series: MP Matthew Offord and Councillor Maureen Braun admiring the new trees.

12:20pm Saturday 19th April 2014

New trees have been planted in Hendon as part of the Mayor of London’s Street Tree initiative.

Teenager to raise awareness about bipolar disorder through modelling contest

Times Series: Elisabeth Spyrou

11:50am Friday 18th April 2014

A teenager hopes to raise awareness about bipolar disorder when she takes part in a modelling competition.

Just the Ticket

Times Series: Aldenham Country Park will host Easter events including duck racing

8:40am Friday 18th April 2014

Your guide to the best things to do in the week ahead.

Exercise scheme to get women moving

Times Series: Exercise scheme to get women moving

7:10am Friday 18th April 2014

Women and girls can get into shape with a new project designed to help them take more exercise.

Walking wounded: how a short walk to the hospital can be a gruelling ordeal

Times Series: Reporter Natalie O'Neill gets ready to walk from Finchley Memorial Hospital with patient, Cecilia Boosey.

5:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

As the Times Series campaigns to create a direct bus route to Finchley Memorial Hospital, reporter Natalie O’Neill finds out just how long – and painful – a trip to the site really is.

Anger over new entrance to allotments - through homeowners' back gardens

Times Series: Mr and Mrs Rolfe, Mr Bezchi and Cllr Sury Khatri

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Neighbours are fighting "grossly unfair" plans to open a new entrance to allotments – in their back gardens.

Ask Mr Mustard: Are blue badges being used fraudulently?

Times Series: Fraudsters use blue badges belonging to dead

2:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Many residents have commented on the large number of blue badges they have seen on cars in our high streets and their doubts whether all of these are being used legitimately.

Teenager charged with armed robberies in chemists

1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A teenager will appear in court charged with two armed robberies in Potters Bar.

Police dog finds vulnerable man

11:21am Thursday 17th April 2014

A police dog proved better than teams of officers and a helicopter when it found a vulnerable elderly man who had gone missing.

"I am not prepared to put taxpayers' money at risk" - council to offer no evidence in Barnet FC planning appeal

Times Series: Planning process over Barnet FC stadium at The Hive a "shambles" says councillor

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

A councillor who voted for Harrow Borough Council not to fight Barnet FC’s planning appeal over the Hive stadium says he does not want to put taxpayer’s money at risk.

Volunteers clear filthy river

Times Series: Volunteers clear filthy river

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police volunteers and an MP got their hands dirty when they delved into a river to clean it of rubbish.

Council leader will not be taking action over member's 'disgusting' Facebook posts

Times Series: Conservative cabinet member Tom Davey said Councillor Moore's position was 'untenable'

5:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The leader of Barnet Borough Council has refused calls to “take action” after one of his Tory councillors posted derogatory comments about “benefit claiming scum”, black people, lesbians and disabled people on Facebook.

Council will not fight Barnet FC planning appeal

8:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Harrow Borough Council will not defend any of its reasons for refusal at a planning appeal over Barnet FC’s stadium the Hive.

Council stands by decision to report member to police

Times Series: Councillor Kath McGuirk

3:27pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Barnet Borough Council is backing its decision to report one of its members to police over claims she was in arrears with her council tax when she voted in a budget meeting.

Poll: 97 per cent of people disagree with Mapledown cuts

Times Series: Christine Canavan, centre, is leading a campaign against the cuts. She is pictured with her son Liam, Faris Ahmed and his sister Hana (left), and Sue Wilkins and her daughter Faye

1:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Times Series readers who took part in an online poll are overwhelmingly against plans to slash after school activities for disabled children.

Barnet FC chairman hopes to move forward after council enforcement notice decision

Times Series: Planning process over Barnet FC stadium at The Hive a "shambles" says councillor

12:37pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The chairman of Barnet FC says the club wants to move forward after the withdrawal of a planning enforcement notice at its stadium the Hive.

Gang jailed for 'terrifying attack' on mother

Times Series: Theo Cruikshank

12:51pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Four men who carried out a “terrifying attack” on a woman as she arrived home after picking up her ten-year-old daughter from school have been jailed.

Race against time to raise cash for little boy's life-changing operation

Times Series: Ethan Gibbs, aged five, suffers from cerebral palsy, which severely stiffens his muscles and joints

10:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A mother has less than three months to raise £40,000 for her young son’s life-changing operation after he was refused treatment on the NHS.

Police help spruce up homeless centre

Times Series: Police were joined by a group of volunteers to help give a spring clean to Homeless Action in Barnet

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police joined forces with councillors and volunteers to help spruce up a homeless hostel.

Campaign group denies claims it is distributing 'childish' election leaflets

Times Series: BAPS' recent election leaflet encouraging people to vote "Anyone But Conservative".

5:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A campaign group has hit back at claims it is engaging in “student politics” and producing “childish leaflets” in the run-up to the local elections.

Claims Tory Councillor is 'not fit for office' after 'disgusting' Facebook posts

Times Series: Conservative cabinet member Tom Davey said Councillor Moore's position was 'untenable'

4:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

The leader of Barnet's Labour group claims a Tory councillor is “not fit for office” after it was revealed he made derogatory comments about “benefit claiming scum”, lesbians, black people and disabled people on Facebook.

'Victory is in sight' - but green belt campaigners cautious over mausoleum setback

Times Series: 'It will be astronomical'  - anger over plans to build mausoleum

3:27pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Campaigners are “reserving their joy” over a setback for plans to build a huge tomb in the middle of the greenbelt.

'My council tax payments were not in arrears': Labour Councillor condemns council for reporting her to police

3:36pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Labour councillor reported to police over accusations she voted ‘inappropriately’ in a budget meeting has come forward to deny the claims.

Stalwart councillor to retire after 24 years

Times Series: Stepping down: councillor Monroe Palmer

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A councillor who says he despises party politics is set to retire after 24 years of trying to make “real changes” to Barnet.

Colleagues pay tribute to 'talented' former Hendon Times group editor

Times Series: A photograph of John Killeen when he worked at Newsquest.

1:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Colleagues have paid tribute to a “talented” former Hendon Times group editor who has died aged 51.

Seventy-one-year-old man dies following collision with motorbike

12:25pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A 71-year-old man has died after he was in collision with a motorcyclist in Potters Bar.







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