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Class act from a group of outstanding people

Class act from a group of outstanding people

THE latest work by writer David Lindsay-Abaire tackles the issue of class in America with aplomb – a snappy, smart script and outstanding performances bringing this much-lauded production to the London stage.


Police looking for wanted man

Police looking for wanted man

POLICE are asking for the public's help to trace a wanted man.


Councillors told to think again about Mapledown cuts

Councillors told to think again about Mapledown cuts

COUNCIL chiefs have been asked to reconsider the decision to slash funding for “lifeline” after-school clubs and respite care at a special secondary school in Cricklewood.


Marathon tennis trio net £4,000 for charity

Marathon tennis trio net £4,000 for charity

TENNIS coaches battled blisters, aches and pains to complete a 24-hour marathon for a children’s charity.


Chickenshed to revive resident writer’s story

Chickenshed to revive resident writer’s story

CHICKENSHED Theatre is bringing the life of one extraordinary member back to the stage, celebrating its writer-in-residence.


Vitamin D-iner at Brent Cross


PARENTS know just how difficult it can be to encourage their children to eat healthily, but now a new pop-up restaurant in Brent Cross Shopping Centre plans help with just that, in the form of a retro American-style diner.


No back-up gets Barnet Council critic's back up

No back-up gets Barnet Council critic's back up


INFORMATION relating to thousands of disabled and vulnerable adults was at risk of being wiped out due to “shocking” failings in Barnet Council’s IT system, investigators have revealed.


Olympic medal stolen as safe is taken in break-in


A PENSIONER has joined police in appealing for information after thieves stole a safe from his home containing an Olympic bronze wrestling medal from the 1924 Paris Games.


Patients voice concerns over waiting times


PATIENTS at Barnet Hospital are concerned about waiting times and the level of communication they receive from staff about procedures and operations, a survey has revealed.


Dialysis centre opens

Dialysis centre opens

A NEW service for kidney and diabetes patients has opened its doors.


Routine check-up saved mum's eyesight

Routine check-up saved mum's eyesight


A MUM has revealed how her first eye examination in more than a decade saved her from losing her sight completely.


Marco Polo free school axed over lack of 'inclusiveness'

Marco Polo free school axed over lack of 'inclusiveness'

PARENTS trying to open a Chinese/English free school in Burnt Oak have hit out at the Deparment for Education after it cancelled its opening over claims it was “not inclusive”.


Environment chief in highways funding row

Environment chief in highways funding row

BARNET’S environment chief has come under fire after it was revealed that one seventh of the highways budget has been spent on his ward.


Occupy campaigners join Cat Hill housing protest

Occupy campaigners join Cat Hill housing protest

CAMPAIGNERS protesting against a 231-home housing development in Cat Hill have teamed up with a band of environmental activists who have set up camp on the edge of the site.


Easter egg-citement for Noah's Ark

Easter egg-citement for Noah's Ark

THINGS got very egg-citing last weekend at Capel Manor as the gardens were overrun by children hunting for Easter eggs.


Tory parking chief announced free parking plan for West Hendon

Tory parking chief announced free parking plan for West Hendon
PARKING bosses have announced plans to turn a play area in the West Hendon Estate into a car park offering two hours free parking.


Celebrate St George's Day at shopping centre

SHOPPERS will have plenty to keep them entertained for St George's Day, thanks to the Broadwalk Centre which has created a special event to celebrate in style.


Pupils to take on Thalassaemia Fun Run


STUDENTS and staff at a school in Barnet are hitting a good stride when it comes to good causes, as they prepare to take part in a fun run next month.


Climbers tackle 21 peaks in memory of friend

Climbers tackle 21 peaks in memory of friend

SEVEN friends will don their hiking boots and climb 21 of the toughest peaks in the UK over four days to raise money for charity.


A positive attitude towards altitude...

A positive attitude towards altitude...
HE may be more used to riding his bike across the South Downs or the rolling hills of northern France – but later this month keen cyclist Geoff Lee will swap his bike for a pair of walking boots and tackle some of the world’s toughest peaks.


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