After a career switch from his previous job as a political researcher, an aspiring High Barnet furniture and cabinet maker is gaining recognition at a series of craft and design shows.
Support for Barnet Market’s annual classic car show has proved so strong that it has become a showcase event for the increasingly-popular Barnet Classic Car Club.
Fragments of pottery and tiles found during an excavation of land within Wrotham Park has confirmed that the hamlet of Kitts End did exist during the 1471 Battle of Barnet – and that in fact there was probably habitation there as early as the 11th century.
The Spires - the latest proposal
July 05, 2016 11

Spires upgrade a Brexit casualty?

in High Street The Spires
An announcement that had been expected in early June about a go-ahead for the Spires shopping centre redevelopment has still not materialised, and there is still no date when work might start.
View of Ark courtyard - the only playground currently proposed for 600 primary pupils
June 27, 2016 2

Barnet Society criticisms of Ark Pioneer Academy

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While we welcome educational use of the site, particularly if coupled with community access to the Academy’s indoor and outdoor sports and other facilities, the current proposal for 1,890 pupils plus 150 or so staff would be an over development.
Dominic Littlewood, presenter of Dom on the Spot, interviews Dave Williams who had been fined £55
Jun 25, 2016

Parking wars returns

High Barnet’s notoriety as a hot spot for parking fines is to be featured yet again on national television. Footage for a new series of Dom on the Spot was…
Proposed south facing car park of the Ark Pioneer Academy school
Jun 16, 2016 1

Ark say extra school places needed

Planners and consultants representing the proposed Ark Pioneer Academy to be built on the site of the former Barnet Football Club stadium at Underhill, insist…
Medieval military artist Graham Turner with his painting Challenge in the Mist. From left to right, Mike Noronha, curator, Barnet Museum; Graham Turner; and Fiona Jones who is leading the museum’s bid for financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Jun 13, 2016

A misty Easter Sunday morning, just north of Barnet

A print of Graham Turner’s celebrated painting of a young Richard III looking apprehensively across towards the Lancastrian army at the 1471 Battle of Barnet,…
Shawn Moore, construction director, at the Elmbank housing development, says the steep gradient of the site, looking across Dollis Valley, presents quite a challenge
Jun 10, 2016

Elmbank development: a challenge

Building houses and apartment blocks along a narrow, sloping 3.9-acre site, where the land falls sharply by 15 metres, is not a “builder’s dream” says Linden…
Architect Barnaby Johnstone (left) with trustee Mary O’Toole and the charity’s chief executive Ru Watkins
Jun 08, 2016

New plans for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

A radical redesign has been unveiled of the proposed new Noah’s Ark children’s hospice to be built at the environment centre off Byng Road, Barnet.

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A FORMER British diving champion is joining the fight to save Barnet’s only diving facility and calls the sport a ‘life saver’.
YOUNGSTERS again ruled the roost when Barnet Lawn Tennis Club held their annual club championships.
A woman whose family dog was hurt by damage to the footpaths on her street wants to know why Barnet Council won’t fix the pavement.
Pupils from a primary school in East Barnet have won a football coaching session with Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
PROTESTERS say the council's office move to Colindale will be 'dangerous and costly'.
A FILM project put together by Barnet students has been released online.
Police in Barnet were called out in the middle of the night by an elderly woman who was concerned that a fox was in her home.
A COMMUNITY programme is seeking volunteers to help raise £2,500 towards caring for young people in Barnet.
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Terence Atkins with choristers

Former choristers pay tribute to Barnet church organist and choirmaster

Maintaining the great musical tradition of Barnet parish church has been the outstanding…
The derelict Marie Foster home on Wood Street

Abandoned Marie Foster home could become GP surgery

Feasibility study begins on future use of abandoned Marie Foster Home: could it become…
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Barnet Then and Now

Old and new photographs of local buildings and views have been brought together in Barnet…
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Town Centre Uplift

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