In a first for schools in the London Borough of Barnet, the Pavilion study centre in Meadway, High Barnet, is offering vulnerable and excluded school children the opportunity to get an entry level qualification in horticulture.
The Barnet Society’s long-running campaign to try to secure a short period of free parking at the 63 parking meter spaces along the High Street featured prominently in Dom on the Spot, BBC television’s latest series about the people whose job it is to hand out on-the-spot ...
Years of friendly rivalry over which shop in Barnet High Street has the longest record of continuous service seems to have been finally resolved.
Sam Wilson, military archaeologist, shows Dorothy Cohen, the medieval penny that was found with metal detectors in the latest search of a likely site of the Battle of Barnet
September 16, 2016

Medieval finds excite Battle of Barnet military archaeologists

in Barnet History
After an extensive search with metal detectors a highly-experienced team of military archaeologists has unearthed a host of medieval items that might be linked to the 1471 Battle of Barnet.
Unanimous show of hands residents decide Underhill is an inappropriate site for a school of 2,000 pupils
September 06, 2016 7

Residents revolt over super-size school

in General News
After facing a barrage of complaints and criticism over proposal to build a new school for almost 2,000 pupils on what was formerly the Barnet Football Club stadium, the Ark Academy network admitted its plans were “not yet a done deal”.
Paula Gabb proud owner of Milly, the feisty feline
Sep 02, 2016

Milly the cat puts road safety first

In the feline appreciation stakes there is currently no contest in determining High Barnet’s most sociable – and safety conscious – cat.
Scaffolding in Union Street is about to be removed
Aug 22, 2016 1

Ground-breaking housing for women

After months of construction work, the last remaining scaffolding and hoardings are about to be removed from 25 new flats in Union Street, Barnet – the UK’s…
TalentEd has yet to finalise plans but hopes to support Totteridge Academy's Year 10 students next year
Aug 11, 2016

Retired teachers help students to graduate

Nine pupils from Totteridge Academy have been awarded special commendations by the educational charity TalentEd which enlists retired teachers to help pupils…
Usain Bolt in the latest Virgin Media advertising
Aug 10, 2016 2

Virgin Media to offer ultra fast broadband

Virgin Media hopes to be able to offer its ultrafast broadband network to 40,000 homes and businesses across the Borough of Barnet by the end of 2018.
Nichola Peasnell, chair of the Barnet Guild of Artists (left), shows the Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers an oil painting, Staithes Sunrise, chosen as the poster illustration for the Guild’s 68th annual exhibition
Jul 28, 2016

Harbour scenes capture attention at artists’ exhibition

Well over 300 members, friends and supporters attended the preview of the Barnet Guild of Artists’ 68th annual exhibition which continues at Christ Church, St…

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A Barnet police officer has been dismissed from service for using ‘threatening behaviour’ while off-duty and drunk.
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A Cricklewood landlord’s dodgy dealings have finally caught up with him as Barnet Council fine him for a record-breaking amount.
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Derelict nurses’ home at Elmbank now being demolished

Bulldozers move in at Elmbank

Work has finally started at the Elmbank site, opposite the Arkley public house, to…
From left to right: Christine Bateson (sister), Jenny Chapman, David Chapman (son), Laura Woods (daughter), Andy Woods and Claire Chapman

Hadley Green oak tree for former MP

An oak tree in memory of the former Chipping Barnet MP Sir Sydney Chapman has been…
The hunt is on: Sam Wilson (right) project supervisor for the Battle of Barnet archaeological investigation with metal detecting volunteer, Eric Weinrabe at work in fields off Kitts End Lane last autumn

New site of Battle of Barnet?

Farmland to the west of Wrotham Park, alongside Kitts End Lane and the St Albans Road, is…

Rambles Round Barnet Updates Nov 2015

Lime Grove Footpath Reopened
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