Plans to improve one of the busiest stretches of Barnet High Street by planting trees, and providing benches and cycle hoops, have been upstaged by the arrival of a super-size black kiosk for a new smart telephone.
Celebrations for the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee, marking her 65 years on the throne, brought back fond memories for former Buckingham Palace pastry chef, George O’Connor, who lives in sheltered housing in Barnet.
Yet again NHS Property Services appears to be in a state of indecision about the future of the derelict Marie Foster home that continues to blight High Barnet’s Wood Street conservation area.
Miriam Nyarko (14) sang Beyonce’s Crazy in Love for the float from the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School
February 04, 2017

New Year’s Day parade success

in High Street The Spires
Pupils of the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School from the Old Bull, High Barnet, were guests of the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor David Longstaff, when he presented them with medals for winning sixth place in the awards for London’s New Year’s Day parade.
Mayor of Barnet, David Longstaff, tries his hands at making Pizzas with the Red Lion’s Matt Baker
February 04, 2017 5

Red Lion re-opens

in High Street The Spires
Mitchells and Butlers say they have created ten new jobs following the conversion of the Red Lion public house into a Stonehouse pizza and carvery.
East Barnet war memorial
Feb 04, 2017 1

Protecting war memorials

East Barnet war memorial is one of tens of thousands across the country that is being considered by Historic England for possible listing for its special…
Theresa Villiers joins Barnet Society committee members before her annual question and answer session. From left to right, Gail Laser, vice-chair, Theresa Villiers and Frances Wilson, minutes secretary
Jan 27, 2017

Theresa Villiers MP under fire

A ready supply of lively and forthright questions kept the politics and views of the Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers firmly under the spotlight at her…
The internal courtyard of the proposed school
Jan 26, 2017 9

Underhill super school rejected

Barnet Council’s planning committee has voted unanimously to reject plans to build a massive all-through academy school on the site of Barnet Football Club’s…
The built-out pavement will extend from the Post Office to the entrance to the Spires Shopping Centre
Jan 22, 2017 6

Widening High Street pavement

A plan to widen the pavement on one side of Barnet High Street, from the Post Office to just beyond the entrance to the Spires shopping centre, is about to go…
A last-minute attempt by the Barnet Society to challenge the loss of community space was unsuccessful
Jan 22, 2017 5

Library protests ignored

Downsizing of the Chipping Barnet Library – with much of the floor area being converted into commercial office space – is proceeding apace after planning…

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A total of £12,000 has been collected from litterbugs in Barnet Council’s latest push against environmental abuse.
An MP is meeting with government officials to try and prevent damage to Barnet schools from incoming reductions in funding.
It’s official – the man who can make you the UK’s best kebab is right here in Barnet.
Two job centres in Barnet are set to close, with their closest “neighbouring” alternatives being a considerable journey away by public transport.
People are being asked for their opinions on where they think new council ward boundaries should be drawn across Hertsmere.
Barnet’s shoplifting ‘hotspot’ was the target of one of the highest numbers of offences in the country in 2016.
Several roads in the area will cause delays this week.
Man hunted by police after woman sexually assaulted on bus in Barnet
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Imfamous Barnet resident Ronnie Biggs

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies

Ronnie Biggs, who spent the final years of his life at the Carlton Court Care Home in…
Proposed new-look entrance for The Spires

Preview - The new look Spires

New look for Spires shopping centre: a continental cafe-style culture for Barnet High…
The late Dr Gillian Gear

Death of historian who championed Barnet Museum

Dr Gillian Gear, who fought a heroic battle to save and maintain Barnet Museum when…
Scaffolding in Union Street is about to be removed

Ground-breaking housing for women

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