Guns & Smoke, a new American-style bar and grill at the heart of the High Barnet conservation area, is announcing that it will be opening soon – possibly by mid-September – although planning permission has yet to be obtained from Barnet Council.
Face-painting, games, balloons and cups of tea were among the attractions at Barnet Police Station’s open day as a full complement from the uniformed ranks were on hand to welcome local residents, families and children.
Work is about to start in Union Street, just off Barnet High Street, on the construction of twenty-five flats for older women.
A Battle of Barnet heritage trail starting at Hadley Highstone is just one of the ambitious plans for providing a lasting legacy if funding can be obtained from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an archaeological excavation of the battlefield site.
Julian Stewart takes no more than a minute to find one out of thousands of items he stocks in Bargain Buys

Four candles please

“Four candles please” – a regular request at Bargain BuysBargain Buys is High Barnet’s answer to the decline of the High Street.
Barnet Museum is one of the few remaining community museums in Greater London, run by volunteers

Battle of Barnet dig could enhance the role of Barnet Museum

Barnet Museum is drawing up plans for a possible extension to its Wood Street premises and a programme of community activities if the go-ahead is given for an archaeological excavation on the site of the 1471 Battle of Barnet.
“Where is she?” . . . Steve Leveridge, education officer of the Barnet District Beekeepers Association, looking for the queen in a 50,000-strong bee hive at the Association’s High Barnet apiary

The busy bees of Barnet

Barnet’s bee population – and the borough’s beekeepers – are in very good shape thanks to the enthusiasm and good husbandry of the Barnet District Beekeepers…
From left to right Robert Colgate, Mrs Jenny Harrold, Mrs Sarah Housden and Ms Heather Colgate

Milestone for the almshouses

Descendants of the family that established the Thomas Watson Cottage Homes, which are tucked away at the end of Leecroft Road, have unveiled a commemorative…
Shameful excuses from BT mean slow internet speeds for many properties in High Barnet

High Barnet’s third-world broadband service

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…
Christ Church School is being extensively renovated to provide a drop-in facility for the elderly

New beginning for former schoolhouse

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…

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A mother who had two premature babies is holding a charity sale to say thank you to the “wonderful” hospital unit that saved their lives.
People who want to make a difference to their community are invited to become councillors.
A council was left having to plug a ‘black hole’ of funding for school places.
BARNET care workers will strike for two days next month after rejecting an offer by the council's care provider to slash a proposed pay cut from 9.
A MAN has been rushed to hospital after he was reportedly crushed twice between two cars while waiting for a jump start on North Finchley High Road this afternoon.
A grandmother says she feels “demonised” by council officers who refused to cancel the eleven parking tickets she received after her car was stolen.
More than 170 council homes have been sold under Right to Buy in Barnet but no replacement homes have been started, according to new figures.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was taken to hospital following an accident in Hendon on Friday morning.
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Barnet Council’s defeat in the High Court made headlines

Clamped! how petition spurred council to give up fight

A successful petition has helped to stop Barnet Council from appealing against the High…
The Old Ford Manor Golf Club at Monken Hadley

The new Battle of Barnet?

A plan to deposit landfill on the golf course that takes in part of the site of the…
Work commences on the long awaited upgrade to facilities at Barnet Market

“Terrific victory” for Friends of Barnet Market

Rarely has the presence of a mechanical digger been welcomed with such enthusiasm as…
Balloons, games and cups of tea were all on offer

Barnet Police Station’s open day

Face-painting, games, balloons and cups of tea were among the attractions at Barnet…
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