A 24-year-old history of art graduate has taken on the tenancy of one of High Barnet's notable public houses -- Ye Olde Monken Holt which is at the Hadley Green end of the High Street.

High Barnet's historic Tudor Hall has been declared an asset of community value -- a safeguard which gives the town six months to see whether the building can be secured for public use.

Banners around the town are promoting the annual Barnet Classic Car Show on Sunday 19 May -- and what promises to be an engaging weekend starts on Saturday afternoon with the return of Arkley community fayre at Brickfield Lane.

Beating the Bounds of the parish of Chipping Barnet -- an ancient custom first recorded in Barnet in 1658 -- was re-enacted on May bank holiday Monday for the first time for nearly 30 years.

Rehearsals are well underway for a concert to be held at Monken Hadley Church on Thursday 6 June to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Retails experts say high streets must diversify to survive and Barnet High Street is no exception: a former hardware shop has been transformed into a tuition centre for mathematics.