Monken Hadley Church was one of 800 locations across the country where beacons were lit to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Hadley Football Club -- the oldest playing in Barnet -- has a surprise away fixture playing a friendly match in the tiny European state of San Marino on Sunday 9 June when they take on a well-placed local team AC Juvenes Dogana.

Up to three free books can be taken on any one visit to a new charity shop established in The Spires shopping centre by Global Education Trust Bookshops.

Cyclists needing an emergency repair -- or perhaps to pump up a tyre -- can now take advantage of instant bike repair stands which have been installed by Barnet Council, including one outside the police station in Barnet High Street.

Three evening concerts are to be held this summer in a woodland glade beside Jack's Lake -- a chance to enjoy classical music in the open air while celebrating the popularity and appeal of Monken Hadley Common.

Barnet Museum is to take another step in its bid to try to convert the historic Tudor Hall into a national centre for explaining and commemorating the Wars of the Roses and the role of the 1471 Battle of Barnet.