• Warning over handbag thefts

    A spate of “heartless” handbag thefts has forced police to issue warnings to vulnerable motorists. At least 11 bags along with other valuable have been snatched from cars while they are stationary at traffic lights since mid-January. A Barnet police

  • Dinosaur in a PC jam

    My first encounter with political correctness came in the Eighties when I was taken to task for a reference to an accident "blackspot" in a report in this paper on a Road Safety Committee meeting. The swift response via my Editor's Comment on the

  • Next up for Bees - Notts County

    Notts County vs BARNET . . . Coca-Cola League Two. Meadow Lane, Saturday, 3pm. ANALYSIS. Notts County, the oldest club in the Football League, continue to struggle to get out of the bottom tier. The Magpies have failed to deliver in recent

  • Outstanding contributions to the borough rewarded

    THE work of people who have made outstanding contributions to the life of the borough was recognised at a Civic Awards ceremony last week. From a road sweeper to a multi-millionaire philanthropist, figures from across the community were awarded with

  • Fencers head for Paris

    Barnet fencers James Brosnan and Jessica Medhurst are travelling to Paris this weekend to compete in a top international competition. They will be representing Great Britain at the Paris CEP Marathon, one of the toughest U15 competitions on the European

  • Cricket club gain benchmark award

    Old Elizabethans (Barnet) CC, based in Mays Lane, have reached another landmark in their continued development - ECB Clubmark accreditation. The club have gone through a thorough two-year examination process to achieve the award, which is seen as a

  • FC Team riding high

    Finchley-based FC Team have come a long way in the three years since being formed. The club's men's team play in the Middlesex County League on Saturdays, but there are also two Sunday teams that compete in local amateur leagues. The club, which was

  • Superb season for volleyball club

    VK Barnet volleyball club are having their best season ever this year. All three teams (two men and one ladies) remain unbeaten at the halfway mark, having seen off all other Hertfordshire teams with convincing wins. The club have 40 registered players

  • Vicar's in a twist over mast plans

    A vicar is facing stiff opposition from residents concerned about renewed plans to install three telephone masts at the top of a church. The Rev Laurence Hill, of Holy Trinity Church, in East Finchley, is pushing ahead with the unpopular proposals

  • 'Bonkers' cuts to cold weather budget

    As extreme weather continued to batter the borough this week, Barnet Council rejected claims it is going to cut funding to crucial winter services. Further snow-falls, torrential rain and strong winds caused disruption to commuters, schools

  • Criticism is unfounded

    In response to Geoff Bradley’s letter (‘Clever words may backfire’, Opinion, February 5), I think it is becoming obvious that Andrew Dismore will try to rubbish anything that anyone, apart from himself, says. In addition to the criticism of Councillor

  • Ice created by car wash

    Next time it freezes, it would be a great help if peope would avoid washing their cars in their drives or front gardens — the water runs down the pavement, freezes, and creates an ice-rink until the thaw. Jean Cardy, Woodfall Avenue, Barnet