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Social landlord fined for safety failings after death of engineer

Social landlord fined for safety failings after death of engineer

BARNET'S social landlord was fined for safety failings yesterday, three years after a heating engineer fell to his death from scaffolding at a housing estate and was not discovered until the following day.


£90,000 worth of jewellery stolen in Colindale burglary

£90,000 worth of jewellery stolen in Colindale burglary

POLICE investigating a burglary in Colindale have released pictures of several distinctive pieces of jewellery which were stolen, in the hope that they will be returned to their rightful owners.


Boost for jobseekers with mental health problems


JOBSEEKERS in Barnet with mental health problems including depression and anxiety will get a boost in their quest for work thanks to £1.


Labour pulls out of council standards panel


LABOUR has withdrawn its members from the panel that hears complaints against Barnet councillors after Conservative members voted to retain their political majority on it.


£50m council cutbacks given the go-ahead by slender Tory majority

£50m council cutbacks given the go-ahead by slender Tory majority

COUNCILLORS narrowly voted in favour of a whopping £50million cuts to services on Tuesday night after opposition to the proposals was defeated by the ruling Conservatives.


CORRECTION: Hundreds of children will spend Christmas in emergency accommodation

CORRECTION: Hundreds of children will spend Christmas in emergency accommodation

This article has been amended to remove the words "bed and breakfast" and "hotel".


Bid to halt waste depot plan foiled by mayor’s casting vote

Bid to halt waste depot plan foiled by mayor’s casting vote

AN attempt by Labour to stop Barnet Council relocating its waste depot to a site in New Southgate has been thwarted.


Hendon MP Matthew Offord abstains in equal pay vote

Hendon MP Matthew Offord abstains in equal pay vote

HENDON MP Matthew Offord abstained during the first reading of legislation aimed at forcing large companies to publish salaries for men and women – because it excludes firms employing fewer than 250 people.


Hundreds of suspected fake designer goods seized

Hundreds of suspected fake designer goods seized

RESIDENTS are being warned to look out for counterfeit goods on their Christmas shopping trips after hundreds of suspected fake designer products were seized last month.


Google executive: students should embrace digital future

Google executive: students should embrace digital future

STUDENTS should embrace their digital futures in an increasingly interconnected world, a Google executive told pupils at a school in East Finchley last week.


Motorcyclist who died after colliding with car in Finchley named


THE motorcyclist who died after colliding with a car in Finchley last month has been named.


Protesters to descend on Hendon town hall for council vote

Protesters to descend on Hendon town hall for council vote

DOZENS of anti-privatisation protesters are expected to descend on Hendon town hall tonight as councillors vote on “alternative delivery models” for a range of services.


Pensioner who died after colliding with bus in Barnet named


THE pensioner who died after colliding with a bus in Barnet High Street has been named as Pamela Sanderson from High Barnet.


Postcard secrets are out following charity sale

Postcard secrets are out following charity sale

ART lovers hoped to be lucky and grab a piece of original work by a famous name in a secret postcard sale at East Finchley Christmas Festival.


Anti-gang campaigner Temi wins yet another award

Anti-gang campaigner Temi wins yet another award

A STUDENT who decided enough was enough and set up a campaigning group to stop gang violence has been named campaigner of the year by a woman’s magazine.


Oak Hill parkrunners support New Barnet's Henry Atwooki Lutaaya

Oak Hill parkrunners support New Barnet's Henry Atwooki Lutaaya

RUNNERS will be wearing purple at tomorrow's to show their support for a fellow athlete and care worker from New Barnet who is facing deportation.


MP Mike Freer: ‘Power cuts are hurting businesses'

MP Mike Freer: ‘Power cuts are hurting businesses'

FINCHLEY and Golders Green MP Mike Freer has called for a review of the way business are compensated following power cuts.


Eldery urged to keep warm to stay well this winter

Eldery urged to keep warm to stay well this winter

CAMPAIGNERS for the elderly are running a “behaviour change” scheme to encourage older people to keep warm and well during the cold winter months – an initiative which could save lives.


Need for 'mandatory' affordable housing targets, commission told

Need for 'mandatory' affordable housing targets, commission told

LOCAL authorities need to outline “clear, mandatory targets” for the number of affordable homes built as part of new developments, Barnet Labour’s housing commission has been told.


Three people escape from blaze at Burnt Oak pub

Three people escape from blaze at Burnt Oak pub

THREE people escaped from a fire which destroyed the roof and second floor of a pub in Burnt Oak this afternoon.


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