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Family 'devastated' after teenager drowns in 'filthy' hotel pool

Family 'devastated' after teenager drowns in 'filthy' hotel pool

THE FAMILY of an “intelligent” and “inspirational” teenager who drowned in a “filthy” hotel swimming pool while on holiday in Cyprus are seeking answers over his death.


Royal Free Ebola patient showing signs of improvement, say parents

Royal Free Ebola patient showing signs of improvement, say parents

THE parents of a volunteer nurse who became the first British person to contract Ebola say he is showing signs of improvement while being treated at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.


Centenarian died following car crash after refusing to wear seat belt correctly

Centenarian died following car crash after refusing to wear seat belt correctly

A GREAT grandmother had refused her family's request to wear her seat belt correctly minutes before the car accident which led to her death, an inquest has heard.


Dates set for care workers' strike action


BARNET care workers will strike for two days next month after rejecting an offer by the council's care provider to slash a proposed pay cut from 9.


Broken down driver 'hit twice' by car while waiting for jump start

Broken down driver 'hit twice' by car while waiting for jump start

A MAN has been rushed to hospital after he was reportedly crushed twice between two cars while waiting for a jump start on North Finchley High Road this afternoon.


Man, 30, accused of drug possession and assualt


A 30-YEAR-OLD man from Finchley who was arrested after a car become embedded in the hallway of a house in East Barnet last week is due to appear at Wood Green Crown Court next month.


Pedestrian hurt in collision with van


POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was taken to hospital following an accident in Hendon on Friday morning.


Help to Buy branded a 'failure' in Finchley and Golders Green

Help to Buy branded a 'failure' in Finchley and Golders Green

LABOUR’S prospective parliamentary candidate for Finchley and Golders Green has branded the government’s Help to Buy scheme a “gimmick” after figures revealed it has helped none of the constituency’s residents on to the housing ladder.


Missing John Dowdall found safe and well


POLICE searching for Irish national John Dowdall, who went missing from his hotel in Cricklewood nearly three weeks ago, say he has been found safe and well.


Leaders’ panel to hear three mayor complaints

Leaders’ panel to hear three mayor complaints

BARNET Council’s party leaders will consider three complaints against the Mayor of Barnet Hugh Rayner at a disciplinary panel next week.


Landlord fined over tenants in loft room

Landlord fined over tenants in loft room
A LANDLORD has been fined for charging more than £400 per month for a loft room which tenants could only gain access to by crawling on their hands and knees.


Fun and Gamez are going from strength to strength

Fun and Gamez are going from strength to strength

THE organisers behind the fifth annual Urban Gamez say the event just keeps getting “bigger and better”.


Borough way above national average for GCSE results


BARNET’S education chiefs have moved to congratulate pupils on their GCSE results despite what appears to be a slight drop in the number achieving at least five A*s to Cs.


Schoolboy band’s sights set on busking contest


A BAND who formed in school through a shared love of music are hoping to busk their way to fame and fortune.


Parc life is perfect for a family break

Parc life is perfect for a family break

I GUESS you could call me a late starter.


House damaged after car ends up in hallway

House damaged after car ends up in hallway

A 30-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a car ended up in the front room of a house in East Barnet on Tuesday night.


Squatters evicted from Cat Hill protest camp

Squatters evicted from Cat Hill protest camp

PROTESTERS occupying the site of a large-scale housing development have been given seven days to vacate their adopted home.


Competition: win tickets to the London Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show

Competition: win tickets to the London Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show

THE London Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show is taking place next month.


Overgrown hedge a thorny issue for pedestrians

Overgrown hedge a thorny issue for pedestrians

A PENSIONER has called for urgent action to tackle a “dangerous” hedge that has taken over most of a pavement next to a busy main road in Potters Bar.


A-level results: Barnet students still making the grade

A-level results: Barnet students still making the grade

JUST two per cent of Barnet's students failed to achieve at least one passing A-level grade this year, Barnet Council has revealed.


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