Dozens of cars were given tickets for parking in a high street over the bank holiday in April.

Motorists who parked in High Road, Whetstone, on Monday, were shocked on returning to their cars, to find they had been fined.

Some believed parking restrictions on the bank holiday operated like a Sunday, whilst high street traders complained parking charges were stifling small businesses.

The manager of a well-known male stripping troupe, who was sentenced in her absence for tax and benefit fraud, is behind bars after more than a year on the run.

Laurel Goodman, 57, of Willifield Way, Barnet, co-managed the Dream Idols and ran away from Blackfriars Crown Court before being sentenced in absence to 28 months imprisonment in September 2016.

She was living under the alias of Chrissie Tatum and had been running Pet Superstars, a business making films advertising pet supplies, which had a turnover of more than £70,000 in 2016.

A mother spoke of how she was been unable to grieve for her murdered son - and how her fight to bring his killer to justice cannot stop.

Tracey Hanson’s only son, Josh, was at the RE bar in Eastcote on October 11, 2015, when he was stabbed in the neck in an unprovoked attack - He died at the scene.

Shane O’Brien, 29, was named on Europol’s most wanted list in connection with the murder of the 21-year-old Josh.

O’Brien, formerly of Ladbroke Grove is still on the run to this day.

Barnet Labour was embroiled in a row over anti-Semitism after a Jewish “lifelong socialist” defected to the Conservatives over alleged offensive remarks.

Adele Winston, who lives in High Barnet, joined the Labour Party in 1967 but said she had made the decision to campaign for the Tories after Labour did not take a member’s anti-Semitic remarks seriously.

The 75-year-old, who lives in High Barnet, said a Chipping Barnet Labour member had repeatedly claimed “all Jews are rich and corrupt” during and after a local party meeting – but no-one in the party seemed to care about the offensive comments.