Councillors gave the nod to plans for a 100-room Premier Inn on the former site of Barnet Market in Chipping Barnet at a planning committee meeting in November.

The development had previously been turned down after people in nearby Chipping Close raised fears it could lead to high levels of noise, a loss of privacy and traffic problems.

But councillors judged that changes made to the plans – including moving the building further from the houses and adding partial glazing to the windows – would address those concerns.

This was even though 80 objections had been received from people in neighbouring properties,

Tributes were paid to those who lost their lives in conflict exactly 100 years after the guns fell silent in World War I.

Mayor of Barnet Cllr Reuben Thompstone attended the service of remembrance at the Hendon War Memorial to lay a wreath on Armistice Day.

Also, in attendance were councillors, ex-servicemen and women, Army Reserve personnel and cadets.

A landlord has been left to pick up his tenants’ rubbish after the council reduced its number of bin collections.

Barnet Council has reduced bin collections near Queens Mansions in Watford Way, Hendon, from three times a week to once a week.

Prakash Tanna is landlord of one of the flats and has been getting workers from his own construction firm to help him take rubbish to the tip.

He said: “I tell my tenants they have to comply with the rules surrounding rubbish and not leave it on the street, but how can I tell them to leave their rubbish in their homes because all the bins are now mounting up?”

A bingo player has bagged a £50,000 national prize. Businesswoman, Dannie WestburyBarnes had lady luck on her side when she managed to scoop the Full House National Bingo Game prize at Beacon Bingo Cricklewood, in November.

Dannie said: “It was amazing to win the national game and a complete shock.

“It got down to the final chance to win the big jackpot prize, and as I pointed at my machine, my number was called.

“I wasn’t sure if I’d won”