Friday, 24 February 2017 16:56

Barnet’s royal pastry chef

Celebrations for the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee, marking her 65 years on the throne, brought back fond memories for former Buckingham Palace pastry chef, George O’Connor, who lives in sheltered housing in Barnet.

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Friday, 17 February 2017 08:45

Derelict eyesore gets worse

Yet again NHS Property Services appears to be in a state of indecision about the future of the derelict Marie Foster home that continues to blight High Barnet’s Wood Street conservation area.

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Saturday, 04 February 2017 11:49

New Year’s Day parade success

Pupils of the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School from the Old Bull, High Barnet, were guests of the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor David Longstaff, when he presented them with medals for winning sixth place in the awards for London’s New Year’s Day parade.

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Saturday, 04 February 2017 11:26

Red Lion re-opens

Mitchells and Butlers say they have created ten new jobs following the conversion of the Red Lion public house into a Stonehouse pizza and carvery.

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Saturday, 04 February 2017 11:15

Protecting war memorials

East Barnet war memorial is one of tens of thousands across the country that is being considered by Historic England for possible listing for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:28

Underhill super school rejected

Barnet Council’s planning committee has voted unanimously to reject plans to build a massive all-through academy school on the site of Barnet Football Club’s former stadium at Underhill.

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Sunday, 22 January 2017 17:46

Widening High Street pavement

A plan to widen the pavement on one side of Barnet High Street, from the Post Office to just beyond the entrance to the Spires shopping centre, is about to go out for public consultation.

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Sunday, 22 January 2017 17:36

Library protests ignored

Downsizing of the Chipping Barnet Library – with much of the floor area being converted into commercial office space – is proceeding apace after planning permission was granted by Barnet Council.

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Sunday, 22 January 2017 17:23

Wanted: Battle project co-ordinator

The job of promoting and explaining the Battle of Barnet of 1471 is to be undertaken by a project co-ordinator whose appointment has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 11:35

Free to speak her mind?

After what for her personally – and for the rest of the country – has been a momentous political year, the Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers, will be the guest of the Barnet Society at our annual question and answer session at 3pm on Friday 20 January.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016 11:22

Red Lion closing for re-launch

High Barnet’s landmark public house, the Red Lion at the top of Barnet Hill, will be closed for most of January so that it can be refurbished ready for re-opening as an upmarket eatery.

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 17:01

BBC4 joins hunt for Barnet battle site

Two promising pointers towards locating the precise site of the 1471 Battle of Barnet were examined in the final television programme of the current archaeological series, Digging for Britain on BBC4.

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Friday, 16 December 2016 13:31

Barnet Museum’s future assured

After years of uncertainty about its future, Barnet Museum is finally being promised security of tenure – a 125-year lease at a peppercorn rent.

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Friday, 16 December 2016 12:16

Extra seating in Roman Catholic church

As work continues constructing an extension to the Roman Catholic church in Union Street, Barnet, mass and other services are being held in neighbouring churches and halls.

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Monday, 12 December 2016 17:07

Green Belt prices soar

There has been another indication of the growing commercial interest in, and rising value of Barnet’s Green Belt land – just as Arkley residents step up their campaign against local farmland being developed as a natural burial site.

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 23:28

Outrage at library closure

Outraged Barnet book lovers staged a mass read-in outside the closed front doors of Chipping Barnet Library to demonstrate their dismay and anger at the downgrading of a much-loved community asset.

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Sunday, 04 December 2016 19:49

High Street packed for Christmas Fayre

Brilliant sunshine and crystal blue skies put some added sparkle into the annual Barnet Christmas Fayre which filled the High Street with a wide variety of stalls and plenty of seasonal cheer.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:11

Lottery win for Battle of Barnet

A grant of almost £100,000 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the cost of promoting and celebrating the 1471 Battle of Barnet.

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If residents are prepared to back a mass campaign of objection, the Barnet Society believes there might still be a chance to limit, if not prevent, the downgrading of Chipping Barnet Library.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 18:29

Chipping Barnet Library closure

Barnet Council is being urged by the Barnet Society to postpone the two-month temporary closure of Chipping Barnet Library planned to take effect as from Monday 5 December in order to allow time for further consultation on the building alterations and redundancies that have been proposed.

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