Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:53

Children to understand the Battle

Reaching out to local schools to explain and promote Barnet’s role in the Wars of the Roses is one of the key objectives of the lottery-funded Battle of Barnet project.
Sunday, 03 September 2017 14:59

Standing room only for church re-opening

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, re-opened High Barnet’s Roman Catholic church after the completion of a 100-seat extension and extensive refurbishment.
Thursday, 24 August 2017 14:11

Older women’s housing up for another award

New Ground co-housing, the innovative flats for older women in Union Street, High Barnet, have been declared overall winner of the prestigious 2017 Housing Design Awards – and are now up for another accolade.
Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:51

Views sought on Whalebones redevelopment

A survey is to be undertaken to discover the extent of local interest and reaction to the prospect of housing development on the Whalebones green space, between Barnet Hospital and Wood Street.
Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:36

Barnet teenage market a step closer

A £10,000 pledge of support from the Spires shopping centre has given an all-important boost to the crowd-funding campaign to raise £56,000 to stage a monthly teenage market in Barnet from Easter next year.
Friday, 04 August 2017 21:15

Archbishop to re-consecrate Barnet church

Internal fixtures and fittings are being added to a 100-seat extension to the Roman Catholic Church in Union Street, ready for its re-consecration by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, on Sunday 3 September.
Sunday, 30 July 2017 19:12

Childhood memories of 1930s Barnet

Roads running between High Barnet and New Barnet merge together almost seamlessly today, but in the 1930s, when farmland still separated the two towns, the footpath up to the shops in the High Street was through fields filled with cows.
Sunday, 30 July 2017 09:33

Blot on landscape lives on

To the dismay of its owner, Barnet Council has refused planning permission for a semi-derelict shop in Union Street, High Barnet, to be demolished and replaced with either a two-bedroom house or two one-bedroom flats.
Saturday, 29 July 2017 08:32

Barnet loses another link with past

The Barnet Press, once one of the most respected weekly newspapers in North London, has ceased publication after steadily losing circulation and struggling financially.
Monday, 17 July 2017 09:01

Captivating images of Battle of Barnet

An unrivalled display of images of Richard III, from his role in the 1471 Battle of Barnet until his death in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field, has been amassed by photographer Geoffrey Wheeler.
Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:09

Wood Street’s miniature railway

Generations of Barnet children have enjoyed a trip on the miniature railway that circles the Wood Street garden of Ian Johnson, a well-known retired doctor and skilled model engineer, famed his collection of model steam engines.
Six months to install a mini-roundabout – an entry perhaps for the Guinness Book of Records – but worth the wait if safety and traffic flow improves at one of High Barnet’s notorious traffic junctions.
Monday, 03 July 2017 15:52

Accolade for Normandy Avenue garden

A 120ft garden at a traditional Edwardian semi-detached house in Normandy Avenue, Barnet, has secured recognition from the National Garden Scheme – a long-held ambition for the owners.
Monday, 03 July 2017 15:42

Perfect weather for jazz afternoon

Enthusiasts and local residents gathered in their hundreds on Hadley Green for a picnic lunch and Sunday afternoon of music at the sixth annual Jazz on the Green, organised by Hadley Residents Association.
Friday, 23 June 2017 10:14

Teenage Markets come to Barnet

In recent years Barnet Market has been a shadow of what it once was, but a life-line is at hand.  Imaginative plans are being promoted to use the site for a monthly market place where teenagers can set up stalls and present live entertainment.
Monday, 19 June 2017 14:41

Make-over for historic Union Street

Plans to replace a semi-derelict vacant shop that has blighted Union Street for many years will go a long way towards finishing off a make-over for one of High Barnet’s historic thoroughfares.
Monday, 19 June 2017 14:32

Manorside's Great Get Together

Manorside, High Barnet, joined thousands of other communities around the UK in holding a street party in a memory of the murdered MP Jo Cox.
Sunday, 11 June 2017 17:38

Classic car show snubbed by Spires

Barnet High Street was lined with well-wishers cheering on the 30 classic cars that made their way to the market and bandstand to take part in the fourth annual show held by the Barnet Classic Car Club.
Sunday, 11 June 2017 00:00

Barnet's first medieval festival

A posse of Barnet police officers was on hand when members of the Medieval Siege Society gave a gunnery demonstration in support of Barnet’s first medieval festival.
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 14:59

Delay to High Street redevelopment

Barnet High Street’s historic Brake Shear House complex, which is boarded up ready for demolition, has gained a temporary reprieve, and former tenants of workshops and offices are being offered fresh short-term leases.
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