British Telecom reworks its ever-lasting litany of excuses and is finally being forced to admit to internet customers in High Barnet that it has no intention of honouring a much-repeated undertaking to deliver a high-speed broadband service.
After raising the staggering sum of half a million pounds, work has started on the first phase of an ambitious project to transform what was once Christ Church School into a drop-in facility for the elderly and a centre for the benefit of the wider community.
Tucked away at the end of Leecroft Road, unseen by many local residents, are the Thomas Watson Cottage Homes, which celebrate their centenary this July.  Barnet’s charitable housing for the poor and elderly has a long and distinguished history, and a special place in ...
Two local history projects connecting Barnet’s past to the present day have been officially unveiled at Barnet Museum as part of its annual Tea in the Park celebration in Courthouse Gardens.  
Carluccio's to open next summer in the revamped Spires

Carluccio's opening date set

Facelift for the Spires to be finished by the spring ready for Carluccio’s restaurant to open next summer. Building work is due to start in August constructing a new entrance to the Spires shopping centre, together with premises for a new branch of the…
The new Hadley Wood Hospital without the additional two floors

New private hospital for High Barnet

Even before the completion of its fitting out, an application has been made for planning permission to almost double the size of a new private hospital which is to open in Moxon Street, High Barnet.
Foulds Primary School - one of three High Barnet primary schools where demand for places exceeds supply

Petition for new primary school in High Barnet

Parents of children due to start school from 2016 onwards are being urged to sign a petition to support a campaign to establish a new Church of England free…
John Bye preparing meat at Butcher’s Hook, the last remaining butcher’s shop on Barnet High Street

Where have all the butchers gone?

Just imagine the bustle and activity of 1898 when such was the competition in the High Street of Barnet that shoppers had the choice of eleven butchers,…

Yet more BT delays

British Telecom has been forced to admit that there will be another lengthy delay in providing a fast broadband service to up to 3,000 High Barnet households.
Could the school do more to celebrate its local connections?

Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School – an academic hothouse at the expense of local boys?

Around 2,000 boys from across London and the Home Counties are again expected to apply to study at Barnet’s award-winning Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School, which…

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A FULL council meeting which was moved to coincide with the national Labour Party conference could go ahead as planned as Barnet Council's Conservative leader admitted he was struggling to reschedule it.
A consultation over how the council should support families with young children has been opened.
A mother claims her disabled son has been treated “despicably" by "heartless" council officers after he was denied a place at a "perfect" high school.
Campaigners who lost the battle to block the Brent Cross Regeneration Scheme are “looking to the future” as the council searches for a developer.
Barnet Borough Council has failed to move a council meeting that clashes with a major date in the Labour calendar – despite the leader promising to do so.
Anger flared at last night’s full council meeting after several councillors were given special permission to vote on a housing issue - despite having a financial interest in the matter.
A football club has announced the extension of its partnership with a London college.
BARNET'S Tory leadership have been accused of lacking “integrity” after they gave special permission for seven of its councillors to vote on an issue in which they had a financial interest.
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New frontage for Barnet Museum

Barnet Museum

Barnet Museum has been fighting for its life since December 2010 when the Council…
View from Church  Tower

Tower Openings and concerts

People have again been enjoying the view from the top the tower of our parish church, St…
High Barnet traffic mayhem

Loads of cash to improve Barnet’s traffic bottleneck

Barnet Council has almost £150,000 available which could be spent immediately on…
All the fun of the fair

The best ever Barnet Christmas Fair

All the fun of the fair filled the High Street for the annual Barnet Christmas Fair,…
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