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NHS workers on second four-hour strike over pay

NHS workers on second four-hour strike over pay

NHS workers including nurses, midwives, kitchen porters and lab technicians went on a four-hour strike at Barnet Hospital yesterday as part of an ongoing pay dispute.


Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt visits free school

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt visits free school

SHADOW education secretary Tristram Hunt visited a secondary free school in East Finchley today in in a clear sign that his party's changed attitude towards free schools – Labour opposed them until last year – is there to stay.


Pupils’ model plane is a tribute to war dead

Pupils’ model plane is a tribute to war dead

A TRIO of teens have worked together for almost a year to make a scale model of a World War II plane.


Fervent Spurs fan from East Barnet turns 100

Fervent Spurs fan from East Barnet turns 100

A GREAT-GRANDFATHER and fervent Spurs fan from East Barnet was delighted to receive a letter with congratulations from Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino for his 100th birthday.


Miliband insists that his reaction to Thornberry tweet will not alienate Golders Green voters

Miliband insists that his reaction to Thornberry tweet will not alienate Golders Green voters

Ed Miliband has insisted that voters in Golders Green and Finchley will not be put off from voting Labour after his reported “fury” at a tweet sent by one of his colleagues.


Top choir performs concert in aid of Barnet's dementia cafes

Top choir performs concert in aid of Barnet's dementia cafes


One of the UK's top choirs hopes to turn musical notes into pound notes to help towards the running of special cafes in Barnet which provide support to dementia sufferers and their carers.


North Finchley woman helped to crack codes of the Nazis

North Finchley woman helped to crack codes of the Nazis

A FORMER Royal Navy servicewoman who helped decipher secret messages sent by Nazi Germany about its military operations during World War II addressed an audience in East Finchley on Monday.


Labour launches new housing commission


A COMMISSION to investigate the homes crisis in the borough was launched last night.


Protesters stage anti-cuts demo outside East Finchley Library

Protesters stage anti-cuts demo outside East Finchley Library

RESIDENTS across the borough are fighting back against controversial plans to reduce the size of some of Barnet’s libraries as well as leave them unmanned for much of the day.


Soaring cost of surgery delays at Barnet Hospital

Soaring cost of surgery delays at Barnet Hospital

THE cost of clearing the “huge” backlog of patients waiting for surgery at Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals has rocketed from £2million last year to £4.


‘Conflict of interest’ concerns over GPs’ out-of-hours service

‘Conflict of interest’ concerns over GPs’ out-of-hours service

CONCERNS have been raised about the “large number of GPs” working as clinical commissioners in Barnet and holding shares in the company providing out-of-hours services.


Union fears over potential new council outsourcing drive

Union fears over potential new council outsourcing drive

A TRADE union has raised serious concerns over the future of public service jobs in Barnet because it fears that council chiefs are set to outsource another swathe of services.


Council pension fund condemned as ‘hypocritical’ over £16million tobacco shares

Council pension fund condemned as ‘hypocritical’ over £16million tobacco shares

THE council has been branded “hypocritical” after it was revealed that its pensions fund holds shares worth £16.


Cousin of grandfather murdered in Jerusalem synagogue attack pays tribute

Cousin of grandfather murdered in Jerusalem synagogue attack pays tribute

THE cousin of a Jewish grandfather killed in a gruesome terrorist attack in Jerusalem has paid tribute to the man she described as “a person who dearly valued life”.


MP admits to being "confused" by High Barnet's parking bay signs

MP admits to being


“CONFUSING” parking signs in High
Barnet town centre have left the MP
Theresa Villiers and her police protection
officers bemused and baffled.


Labour election hopeful raps "fewer police on Barnet's streets."

Labour election hopeful raps


BOBBIES were taken off their regular
neighbourhood beat in Barnet to help
with policing elsewhere on more than
2,000 shifts between April and September,
reducing their visibility on the streets
of the borough, it has been claimed.


Plan to move Mill Hill waste depot to New Southgate is binned

Plan to move Mill Hill waste depot  to New Southgate is binned



PLANS to move a Mill Hill waste depot
to a site in New Southgate have been
dropped by Barnet Council.


World War Two firearm handed in to Barnet police as part of gun amnesty sparks row

World War Two firearm handed in to Barnet police as part of gun amnesty sparks row



A HANDGUN amnesty across London
has prompted the surrender to Barnet
police of a weapon owned originally by
a World War II soldier.


Police release CCTV image of thieves who robbed man,86, in Potters Bar

Police release CCTV image of thieves who robbed man,86, in Potters Bar


THIEVES distracted an elderly man as he was loading shopping into his car in Potters Bar and used his bank card to take £200 from his account.


Pub is supporting countrywide quest for the worst football team

Pub is supporting countrywide quest for the worst football team

A PUB in Finchley is urging badly performing amateur football teams to take part in a competition that could see the country’s two “best-worst” sides win a sponsorship deal worth £1,000.


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