Descendants of the family that established the Thomas Watson Cottage Homes, which are tucked away at the end of Leecroft Road, have unveiled a commemorative stone to mark their centenary.
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 ...
Dr Gillian Gear, Barnet Museum’s archivist (far left), with Mrs Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, Martin Russell, Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Greater London, and Mike Noronha, co-curator of the museum

Barnet Museum’s garden party brings history to life

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…
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.

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An agitated Boris Johnson ordered Barnet GLA member Andrew Dismore to “stop endlessly attacking councillor’s reputations” during a meeting of the London Assembly.
Lights will be switched out at the council to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
DESPITE an upturn in Britain's economic fortunes, swingeing cuts to local government funding are set to continue, David Cameron has warned.
A SOCIAL worker who was told that a rare medical condition had made it almost impossible for her to have children is raising money to thank hospital staff who successfully delivered and cared for her two babies.
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Traffic lights in Wood Street

Proposed improvements for pedestrians in Barnet High Street

In spite of the Barnet Society having drawn up plans for improving the junction of the…
Barnet Fair in the High Street

Town centre to be transformed

Local shops and businesses are pulling out all the stops to ensure a spectacular line-up…
Redevelopment plans

Barnet Countryside Centre

Noah’s Ark Childrens’ Hospice has received planning consent for reserved matters for…
Waste not: under proposals, landfill would be used to 're-contour' the course and up to 60 poplar trees felled

Golf club wins first round in new Battle of Barnet

If planning approval can be obtained, Barnet Council will allow landfill to be used to…
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