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All the latest News in Hendon & Finchley Press

From Wednesday, 23/Jul/2014 onwards

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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.


A-level results day: Pass rates at Woodhouse College rise again

A-level results day: Pass rates at Woodhouse College rise again

AFTER two years of exam stress and weeks of nervous waiting, emotions and tensions were high as students across Barnet picked up their A-level results.


Tributes after ex-mayor Don Goodman dies at 84

Tributes after ex-mayor Don Goodman dies at 84

FRIENDS, family and former council colleagues have paid tribute to the “dedicated” and “old-fashioned” ex-mayor of Barnet Don Goodman, who died last week, aged 84.


High Barnet shop's charity links in doubt

High Barnet shop's charity links in doubt

A “CHARITY” shop in High Barnet may be breaching fundraising rules after two registered charities denied having any connection to the high street store.


Police appeal following distraction theft in Potters Bar

Police appeal following distraction theft in Potters Bar

POLICE are hunting two distraction thieves who stole a pensioner's purse from the back seat of her car before withdrawing £250 from her account.


Bees fan's first step towards bringing club 'Back 2 Barnet'

Bees fan's first step towards bringing club 'Back 2 Barnet'

A FOOTBALL fan is raising funds to bring Barnet FC back to the borough by pledging to walk to the team’s stadium in Harrow for every home league match this season.


Atom bomb victims are commemorated

Atom bomb victims are commemorated

MORE than 70 people turned out on Saturday to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.


Police appeal for missing diabetic from Ireland

Police appeal for missing diabetic from Ireland

POLICE are appealing for help tracing a 37-year-old Irish man who has been missing since Thursday.


Barnet Council accused of "whitewash" over investigation into landlord Mayor

Barnet Council accused of

A LABOUR politician has attacked an investigation into whether Barnet’s Conservative mayor breached council rules, claiming that officers dismissed many of his complaints as “not relevant”.


Care workers to strike after pay negotiations collapse

Care workers to strike after pay negotiations collapse

BARNET care workers have voted to strike for a second time after rejecting an offer by the council's care provider to slash a proposed pay cut from 9.


Highways funding breached rules but 'not politically motivated'

Highways funding breached rules but 'not politically motivated'

FUNDING decisions by Barnet's former highways boss breached council rules and were "not as transparent" as they should have been, an investigation has revealed.


Mark shows that he can still pack a punch at 45

Mark shows that he can still pack a punch at 45

THE father of murdered teenager Kiyan Prince has made a winning return to professional boxing as he bids to raise awareness and funds for the youth charity he started in his son’s memory.


Finchley to mark 69th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing


A REMEMBRANCE ceremony commemorating the 69th anniversary of the “shameful” atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II will be held in Finchley on Saturday.


Pensioner arrested following complaints over anti-Israel stickers

Pensioner arrested following complaints over anti-Israel stickers

A PENSIONER has been arrested after police received complaints about “racially offensive” anti-Israel stickers being displayed in Golders Green, Hendon and Brent Cross.


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