If Barnet Council gives approval, 26 hand-painted heraldic banners are to be hung along Barnet High Street to promote the Barnet Medieval Festival – a weekend of medieval displays and re-enactments of scenes from the battles of St Albans (1461) and Barnet (1471) to be held ...
Old Fold View was one of several roads in and around High Barnet that was closed off to traffic so that residents could hold a street party to celebrate the Windsor wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Bertie, a rare 1920s Bentley owned by Paul and Pina Griffin, will be one of the star attractions
May 17, 2018

Barnet’s classic cars sign up for Armed Forces Day

in High Street The Spires
Barnet’s annual Classic Car Show on Saturday 30 June is to be bigger and better than ever before – and will be held at a new venue, the Army Reserve Centre, in St Albans Road, Barnet, as part of the celebrations to mark National Armed Forces Day.
Fred Jarvis
May 08, 2018

“What’s a selfie?” – asked Fred, 94, next birthday

in General News
Before Selfies is the title of a collection of photographs taken during the lifetime of Fred Jarvis, Barnet’s oldest and most famous trade union leader.
Limbering up for their world record attempt at an endurance press up relay race, Sonny Reneti (left), supermarket assistant at Waitrose, and Shaun Wall, Spires shopping centre manager
May 08, 2018

Spires to host press ups endurance event

in High Street The Spires
An attempt to set a new world record for endurance in performing press ups is to be the highlight of a fun day at the Spires shopping centre in Barnet, which is being organised to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Noah’s Ark Hospice.
Hilary Harrison, a member of the Battle of Barnet project team, and Barnet Museum trustee Michael Noronha, with the newly-painted Henry VI banner
May 08, 2018

Heraldic banners for High Street

The coat of arms of Henry VI is the latest to be painted as part of the Battle of Barnet Project – and it is one of 30 heraldic banners that it is hoped will…
Richard Cornelius, Conservative leader, celebrating his party’s success in seeing off Labour’s challenge for control of Barnet Council.
May 04, 2018

Conservatives sweep back to power in Barnet

Barnet Borough Council is back firmly under Conservative control after the Labour Party failed to make its much-anticipated breakthrough and ended up losing…
Computer generated photo of the new Premier Inn
Apr 27, 2018 40

A Premier Inn with a difference?

A computer-generated image shows the proposed Premier Inn hotel and restaurant to be built on the site of Barnet Market, at the junction of St Albans Road and…
H & M in The Spires
Apr 26, 2018 7

Spires deny closure rumours

Footfall in the Spires shopping centre is up by over 50 per cent in the first three months of this year – just one of the statistics the management are quoting…
Ru Watkins, chief executive of Noah’s Ark, with two of the hospice team, Nicky Gowlett (left) fund-raising events manager and Jules Adams, specialist carer.
Apr 20, 2018

Topping out for hospice atrium

A ceremony was held at the construction site of the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Byng Road, Barnet, to mark the topping out of an atrium designed as a…
Premier Inns says its new hotel will blend in well with terraced houses in Chipping Close
Apr 19, 2018 12

A hotel worthy of historic site

Nearby residents have been given an assurance that the design of the new Premier Inn planned for the historic site of Barnet Market will respect the local…
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