• Mayor surprised as PR stunt hi-jacked by angry campaigner

    London Mayor Boris Johnson was caught by surprise when a PR stunt at a Barnet redevelopment project he helped to fund was hi-jacked by an angry campaigner. During a visit to the Dollis Valley Greenwalk in Finchley this morning, the Conservative

  • Residents association says roads need serious repair

    Edgware Residents Association says Barnet’s roads need serious repair work before “someone is killed”. Chairman of the association, Robert Abby is outraged at the number of pot holes across the borough and has noted numerous road markings have

  • What it's really like to live in Barnet

    How have you been affected by the economic downturn and the austerity measures? Is it the cuts in local services that you used to rely on? Or the privatisation of support services that are so drastically affecting the elderly and disabled? Or perhaps

  • 'My mum was the inspiration for the book'

    Lisa Faulkner has played a woman who had her head plunged into a vat of boiling oil in Spooks, made a name for herself in Holby City, and has enjoyed a successful modelling career. But it is in her role as cook that she has found perhaps the most

  • Actors gutted by video theft

    Fundraising actors have been left gutted by the theft of a camcorder which contained the only video of their pantomime. Parishioners of St Mary’s Church, East Barnet, put on a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in February. All four

  • First time trial race promoted by Finchley Racing

    Finchley Racing promoted their first ever time trial race on Saturday. The race for teams of two riders took place near Biggleswade. Finchley's 'Dynamic Duo' of Trevor Burke and Nigel Stephens were strongly fancied for the win but their challenge

  • Muggers that left victim blinded to be sentenced

    A pair of muggers who left their victim blind in one eye after a vicious and unprovoked attack in Golders Green will be sentenced on Friday. Kembo Didonga, 21, and Placide Kamwiziku, 18, assaulted a 37-year-old man with a plank of wood as he walked

  • Cup defeat for Barnet Elizabethans

    Barnet Elizabethans were dumped out of the County Tankard competition in the semi-finals after a 41-5 defeat at Stevenage Town. The visitors had the better of the opening stagea in the Hertfordshire Presidents' Tankard match but Stevenage proved too

  • Parents protest at potential childcare centre closure

    Parents in East Finchley are in a state of outrage at the prospect that their childcare centre could be closed. Mother-of-two, Cheryl Connell, is leading a group of parents who use the Newstead Centre, Fallows Close, in the fight against funding

  • Exhibition of sport in the RAF opens in Colindale

    Colindale’s Royal Air Force Museum will open its latest exhibition tomorrow. From March 22 until September 20 the museum will display a free exhibition on sports in the RAF. Since 1918 the RAF has used sports as a way of teaching personnel the importance

  • Hendon reach Vase semi-finals

    Hendon RFC reached the semi-finals of the Middlesex Cup Vase competition after a 30-23 win over Upper Clapton. Hendon started well down the slope but without success having pushed the visitors backwards in the set pieces. It was against the run of play

  • Jones scores stunner as Hampstead win

    After being crowned champions of the Regents Park U13A division, an unbeaten Hampstead Stag's carried on where they left off with an impressive 5-2 victory over a strong Vcc Islington Red side. After being 2-1 down approaching half-time and missing

  • Health inequalities talk open to the public

    Barnet’s people are being invited to a talk on the growing health gap between the rich and poor in the UK. The free talk, which will be held at Middlesex University’s Hendon Campus, at 6pm on Monday, will be given by Professor Michael Marmot

  • Traders roast councillors over parking charge plans

    Hostile traders roasted East Barnet councillors last night over plans to introduce charges to a village centre car park. The ward’s three Conservative representatives were verbally lynched at the East Barnet Residents’ Association meeting by

  • Edgware man climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

    A store director from Edgware is to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Rakesh Kapoor, 41, works in Specsavers opticians in the Braodwalk Shopping Centre, Edgware. He will leave the UK tomorrow and

  • Sanchez: 'It was so important to not lose'

    Lawrie Sanchez admits it was important Barnet came away from their match against Dagenham & Redbridge with something to show for their efforts. The Bees fell behind in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw as Michael Spillane was unmarked to head home 25 minutes

  • GP cleared of nine charges of sexual assault

    A doctor from Mill Hill has been cleared of nine charges of sexual assault. GP, Dr Ayoola Makanjuola, 53, from Page Street, was found not guilty at Wood Green Crown Court on Monday. Dr Makanjuola was charged with six counts of sexual assault in April

  • Helicopter delivers memorial wreath to RAF museum

    Yesterday a helicopter landed at the Royal Air Force Museum to deliver a wreath which is to form the centre piece of a new national war memorial. The Chinook helicopter brought the bronze wreath which will lie at the head of the Bomber Command

  • Holocaust survivor celebrates 100th birthday

    A Holocaust survivor who found safety in the UK as a domestic servant has turned 100. Natalie Huss-Smickler celebrated her birthday yesterday with a party for her family and friends. The grandmother of five was presented with a card

  • Twitter row erupts at City Hall

    A Twitter row erupted at City Hall yesterday in the midst of accusations that Boris Johnson hijacked the official London Mayor’s online feed. Campaigners for rival mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone were outraged after the Conservative politician

  • Supermarket staff jumping from plane in aid of hospice

    Supermarket staff from Muswell Hill will jump out of an airplane to raise £2,000 for North London Hospice. A team of seven Sainsbury’s employees will skydive on Saturday, March 24 in aid of the charity which provides specialist end-of-life