Monday, 12 October 2015 11:41

Showcase reopens

Number 89, the community-run pop-up shop selling local arts and crafts that was in the High Street until a few months ago, has reopened round the corner at 10 Union Street, and now trades under the name room 89.

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Monday, 12 October 2015 11:21

New future for abandoned Meadway woodland

Teachers, parents and volunteers are hard at work trying to convert an area of neglected woodland into an outdoor classroom for pupils at the Pavilion Study Centre in Meadway, High Barnet.

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Friday, 02 October 2015 18:12

Smartphone app for Barnet Ramblers

Walkers who have enjoyed following the popular trails featured in the Barnet Society’s Rambles Round Barnet guides are now being offered step-by-step outdoor guidance and narration instructions on an app that is available free on smartphones.

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 12:42

Death of historian who championed Barnet Museum

Dr Gillian Gear, who fought a heroic battle to save and maintain Barnet Museum when Barnet Council withdrew its financial support, has died after undergoing treatment for some weeks at Watford General Hospital.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 20:39

Battle of Barnet metal detecting starts

A training weekend for local metal dectorists in a freshly ploughed field off Kitts End Lane has kicked off an archaeological investigation to determine the precise site of the Battle of Barnet of 1471.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 20:10

Fibre4Barnet seeks support

Fibre4Barnet, the pressure group set up by Ken Rowland to try to force British Telecom to complete the rollout of high-speed broadband to the whole of High Barnet, says a possible wait of up to two years for further improvements is “totally unacceptable”.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:31

Oak tree reprieved

After a determined campaign by local residents the “mighty oak” of Whitings Road has been saved from the axe.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:56

High Barnet cottage industries to go

Almost 30 small businesses and workshops with premises on land behind Barnet High Street may have to relocate within months to make way for a massive redevelopment.

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Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:54

Barnet Market’s longest-running stall

“Pineapples, two for a pound!” – father and son David and Tyler Bone have both been shouting out prices for fruit and vegetables at Barnet Market since before they were ten, and together they are carrying on a tradition that was started by David’s father Albert in the 1950s.

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Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:26

British Telecom to upgrade broadband

After months of campaigning by the Barnet Society, British Telecom have finally given an assurance that it will improve the broadband service in High Barnet by upgrading at least half the cabinets that need to be fibre enabled.

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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 15:24

Barnet to match Tewkesbury’s banners?

Decorating the High Street with the banners of medieval noblemen might be one of the ways to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Barnet of 1471 if support can be obtained from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 15:09

Barnet’s hanging baskets

Barnet High Street has been bedecked once again with flowering hanging baskets. But please do not be fooled into thinking Barnet Council deserves the credit for adding this splash of colour to the town centre.

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Friday, 21 August 2015 10:15

Demolition could reveal medieval market

If permission is granted to demolish the empty After Office Hours bar next to the Bull Theatre, the Barnet Society says there must be stringent planning conditions, and time for a proper archaeological investigation.

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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 08:19

Ancient oak tree might be spared

A campaign to save what has been dubbed the “mighty oak” of Whitings Road has made significant progress.

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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 07:43

Homes to replace High Street shops

Two High Street premises will be extended to include flats if planning permission can be obtained from Barnet Council – and both applications have already sparked controversy.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 08:38

Broadband - will Virgin Media step in?

After endless delays and broken promises by British Telecom, High Barnet residents without high-speed broadband are being encouraged by Theresa Villiers MP to think of signing up for a rival service being that might be offered by Virgin Media.

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Monday, 27 July 2015 11:19

£7 million upgrade for the Spires

A Canadian investment fund is the new owner of the Spires shopping centre in High Barnet, having paid £40 million for what the agents say is prime retail space in “one of London’s largest and fastest-growing boroughs, as well as one of the most affluent”.

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Thursday, 09 July 2015 14:06

Union Street residents annoyed

Two new housing developments are changing still further the appearance of Union Street in High Barnet, which in recent years has lost shops, offices, a school and even its public house.

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Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:55

Green roof for countryside headquarters

A living roof planted with sedum is one of the eco-friendly features of the new Barnet Environment Centre, which is nearing completion at the end of Byng Road.

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:50

The Battle of Barnet Project

A re-enactment of scenes from a medieval battlefield was the highlight of the official launch of the Battle of Barnet Project – a two-year survey to determine the exact site of one of the grisliest battles of the Wars of the Roses.

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