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1:29pm Wednesday 31st December 2008 in News
- A community was in shock as two Orthodox Jews were stabbed in apparently unprovoked attacks. The men were attacked separately, just yards apart in two streets off Golders Green Road.
- Figures revealed a soaring rise in the number of families living in temporary housing in Barnet. Research showed since 1997, the number of households in temporary accommodation in the borough had risen from 800 to 2,456 — almost double the London average.
- Teenager Lucy Irvine, 16, died just weeks before she was due to sit her GCSEs at Compton School in Finchley. She had been found hanged at her home in Enfield.
- Singer Paul Young, famous for the hit ‘Wherever I lay my hat’, satisfied his appetite for cooking by serving up food at the Cajun eatery, N20 in Whetstone.
- The Times-series petition of more than 500 votes failed to overturn the decision to close all eight post office branches under threat in the borough.