British Telecom reworks its ever-lasting litany of excuses and is finally being forced to admit to internet customers in High Barnet that it has no intention of honouring a much-repeated undertaking to deliver a high-speed broadband service.
After raising the staggering sum of half a million pounds, work has started on the first phase of an ambitious project to transform what was once Christ Church School into a drop-in facility for the elderly and a centre for the benefit of the wider community.
Tucked away at the end of Leecroft Road, unseen by many local residents, are the Thomas Watson Cottage Homes, which celebrate their centenary this July.  Barnet’s charitable housing for the poor and elderly has a long and distinguished history, and a special place in ...
Two local history projects connecting Barnet’s past to the present day have been officially unveiled at Barnet Museum as part of its annual Tea in the Park celebration in Courthouse Gardens.  
Carluccio's to open next summer in the revamped Spires

Carluccio's opening date set

Facelift for the Spires to be finished by the spring ready for Carluccio’s restaurant to open next summer. Building work is due to start in August constructing a new entrance to the Spires shopping centre, together with premises for a new branch of the…
The new Hadley Wood Hospital without the additional two floors

New private hospital for High Barnet

Even before the completion of its fitting out, an application has been made for planning permission to almost double the size of a new private hospital which is to open in Moxon Street, High Barnet.
Foulds Primary School - one of three High Barnet primary schools where demand for places exceeds supply

Petition for new primary school in High Barnet

Parents of children due to start school from 2016 onwards are being urged to sign a petition to support a campaign to establish a new Church of England free…
John Bye preparing meat at Butcher’s Hook, the last remaining butcher’s shop on Barnet High Street

Where have all the butchers gone?

Just imagine the bustle and activity of 1898 when such was the competition in the High Street of Barnet that shoppers had the choice of eleven butchers,…

Yet more BT delays

British Telecom has been forced to admit that there will be another lengthy delay in providing a fast broadband service to up to 3,000 High Barnet households.
Could the school do more to celebrate its local connections?

Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School – an academic hothouse at the expense of local boys?

Around 2,000 boys from across London and the Home Counties are again expected to apply to study at Barnet’s award-winning Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School, which…

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A SOCIAL worker who was told that a rare medical condition had made it almost impossible for her to have children is raising money to thank hospital staff who successfully delivered and cared for her two babies.
A consultation over how the council should support families with young children has been opened.
BARNET'S Tory leadership have been accused of lacking “integrity” after they gave special permission for seven of its councillors to vote on an issue in which they had a financial interest.
BARNET councillors have tonight voted to fix the make-up of its committees after they were declared “legally flawed” by council lawyers last month.
A LABOUR councillor who photographed a traffic warden parked on a yellow line on a “dangerous bend” has accused the council's parking contractor of imposing “one law for them and one law for everyone else”.
PLANS to ban all councillors from committee meetings where press and public are excluded have been axed, Barnet Council confirmed today.
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Former school buildings beside the Byng Road entrance

Go ahead for Barnet environment centre rebuild

A donation of £750,000 will enable work to start this summer on the construction of a new…
Barnet Physic Well

Barnet’s historic physic well now sad and forlorn

Is Barnet in danger of losing another historic link with the past? The well house…
The Battle of Barnet 1471

Archaeologists to find real site of Battle of Barnet

An application is to be made to the Heritage Lottery Fund to see if it would agree to pay…
Swiss Chalet Cladding

Church Passage Swiss Chalet to go

A planning inspector has ordered that unauthorised timber cladding must be removed from…
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