Ark Pioneer Principal Aishling Ryan
April 26, 2019 7

Greater choice for High Barnet school children

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Working together with other local primary and secondary schools and welcoming the involvement of community groups are among the key objectives of Aishling Ryan, newly-appointed principal of Barnet Ark Pioneer Academy which opens in September with its first…
David Richards and Pat Hicks fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition to descend the twelve steps to the underground tanks filled by spring water at the historic Barnet Physic Well.
April 23, 2019

Physic Well visitors rekindle childhood memories

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Several visitors at the first open day of the refurbished Barnet Physic Well fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition to descend the steps to see how the underground well chamber might have appeared when the renowned diarist Samuel Pepys drank its water in the 1660s.
Allie Munro stars as a feminist super hero in Vulvarine, the fifth production of the Fat Rascal theatre company
April 16, 2019

Starring roles for former Barnet schoolgirl

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After-school drama classes at the Bull Theatre provided an all-important source of inspiration for a Barnet schoolgirl who is now starring in musical comedy productions that have regularly sold out at the annual Edinburgh Festival.
Three shops in Barnet High Street – next to Barclays bank – were destroyed in the “great conflagration” of 1908 when firemen complained they had been hampered by a shortage of water
Apr 10, 2019

Reminder of High Street "great conflagration”

Yet another change of owner of a Barnet High Street shop with a distinctly checkered history, has evoked memories of the day the premises were destroyed in…
Trafic queues at Monken Hadley
Apr 10, 2019 3

Months more traffic disruption at Monken Hadley

Thames Water are warning that it will probably be the end of July before there is a final end to the roadworks that have led to road closures and restrictions…
The Family, a large granite sculpture, by Finchley sculptor Drew Edwards, may look like this at Chipping Barnet Library.
Apr 05, 2019 6

Granite sculpture divides opinion

An alcove in front of Chipping Barnet library has been chosen as the potential site of a large granite sculpture, depicting a family of four, by Finchley…
Mother of two Joanne Merchant with the judging panel for Barnet entrepreneurs’ award.  From left to right, Sharniya Ferdinand, Vanessa Fernandes, Joanne Merchant, Steve Leverton, Terry Magennis
Apr 04, 2019

When I Grow Up idea wins business award

A business plan for opening a combined space for a children’s play area and community activities in Barnet High Street has won this year’s Entrepreneurial…
A rampant lion is the centrepiece of Sir John Marney’s heraldic banner, one of 70 to be displayed this summer in Barnet High Street. From left to right, Geoffrey Wheeler, historian and photographer, who researched Wars of the Roses coats of arms, Hilary Harrison, who co-ordinated the painting, and volunteers Irene Nichols and Gwyneth Hibbett
Apr 01, 2019

Coats of arms the length of Barnet High Street

Twice as many Wars of the Roses heraldic banners will be hung from lamp standards along Barnet High Street this summer – just one of the attractions planned to…
Tracie Murchison (left) and Petra Patrick believe the Pink Shop offers creative businesses a valuable High Street outlet
Mar 29, 2019 1

High Street offers new trading opportunities

Injecting fresh life into High Barnet’s distressed High Street is a challenge for retailers, but two women entrepreneurs believe that their offer of a…