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Tories dubbed 'out of touch' as candidate returns to old school

Borehamwood Times:

8:30am Saturday 18th April 2015

A Labour peer criticised ‘out of touch’ Conservatives at a political debate hosted by a school.

Council signs £37 million contract for IT services

Borehamwood Times: Council racism investigation cost £15,000

7:00am Sunday 19th April 2015

A £37 million contract has been signed to provide IT services for the council.

Hope for student in danger of going blind

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Friday 17th April 2015

A 20-year-old's sight may have been saved after he became the 1,000th patient to receive a rare treatment.

Labour top brass hit the doorsteps

Borehamwood Times:

11:52am Friday 17th April 2015

Labour Party general secretary Iain McNicol sopke to householders in Harrow East as part of party candidate Uma Kumaran’s campaign.

Urgent plan in place after medical centre gets 'inadequate' rating

Borehamwood Times:

10:15am Friday 17th April 2015

A medical centre that ‘failed to meet the fundamental aspects of good care’ says it has put an urgent plan into action.

Suspected dealers charged after police seize cash and drugs

Borehamwood Times:

2:01pm Thursday 16th April 2015

Police have charged two suspected drug dealers.

Man used garden as scrap metal dealership

Borehamwood Times:

1:30pm Thursday 16th April 2015

Arrests were made and thousands of pounds worth of scrap was seized in police raids.

Summer weather sees surge in green bin sign-ups

Borehamwood Times: If Knutsford resident Zoe Eckersley wants her garden waste emptying before spring, she’ll have to decant the contents and take it to the tip herself.

9:00am Friday 17th April 2015

More than 200 homes are signing up to Brent Council’s garden waste collection each day.

Is your seat safe, or too close to call?

Borehamwood Times: UKIP finished a close second to the Conservatives in the European Parliamentary elections in Herefordshire.

5:00pm Thursday 16th April 2015

The General Election may be the closest in recent years, but a group calling for changes to the UK's electoral system say most results are a foregone conclusion.

Tennis club to hold charity open day

Borehamwood Times: Llandybie Ladies have secured promotion to Division One of the South Wales Winter Tennis League

1:10pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A lawn tennis club is to host an open day to raise money for a hospice.

School gives parents alternative choice for their children

Borehamwood Times:

11:33am Thursday 16th April 2015

Parents can find out more about a proposed new community primary school.

Final preparations underway for annual wheelbarrow race

Borehamwood Times: Festivities centred around the traditional annual wheelbarrow race

5:00am Friday 17th April 2015

Final preparations have begun for a village's annual St George’s Day wheelbarrow race.

Free meeting for landlords and tenants

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

Landlords, agents and tenants can learn about changes to licensing laws at a free forum.

Voters to hold candidates to account in hustings

Borehamwood Times: VOTE: Diane Cameron, aged 20, from Seaham, casts her vote at the ballot box

5:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

Voters can ask parliamentary candidates the questions that matter at a hustings event.

Council pays tribute to former Mayor

Borehamwood Times:

1:50pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

Harrow Council has paid tribute to a former Mayor who has died aged 99.

Candidate delighted by frontbench support

Borehamwood Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A Labour frontbencher told voters not to ‘suffer’ another Tory MP as he handed out leaflets.

Trial date set for man accused of stabbing neighbour

Borehamwood Times:

12:43pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A satellite TV engineer accused of stabbing a woman to death will face trial in June.

VIDEO: Conservatives 'only ones with a plan' for new homes says David Cameron

Borehamwood Times:

11:37am Wednesday 15th April 2015

The Prime Minister claims the Conservative Party are the only ones with a ‘plan’ for providing more homes for Harrow.

Care home rated 'good'

Borehamwood Times:

11:10am Wednesday 15th April 2015

Inspectors were told a care home was “safe without a doubt” during a surprise visit.

'Heartbreaking' - Child homelessness increased by more than a third

Borehamwood Times: The number of children living in poverty is set to rise by 41 per cent over the next six years, according to Save The Childen

5:30pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

Homelessness in children has increased by more than a third in just two years.

Police join partnership to tackle anti-social behaviour

Borehamwood Times: A generic photo of a homeless man with a cardboard box for comfort.

9:00am Wednesday 15th April 2015

Police moved on homeless people and men waiting for jobs in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Candidate takes campaign online

Borehamwood Times:

6:20am Wednesday 15th April 2015

A prospective politician has turned to new technology as she continues her election campaign.

Care home gets 'good' inspection report

Borehamwood Times:

3:53pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

Staff at a care home are caring and responsive, according to a recent CQC report.

VIDEO: How to make the perfect coffee

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

A barista is celebrating being the ‘crema’ of the Starbucks crop after winning the district round of a national competition.

'There isn't really a safe option to cross'

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

Concerns have been raised about road safety after a woman and two girls were injured in a crash.

Firefighters tackle blaze in flats

Borehamwood Times: London Fire Brigade is investigating the cause of the fire.

1:36pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

Firefighters are tackling a blaze that has started in flats above shops.

Woman who was bullied at school crowned 'curve queen'

Borehamwood Times:

1:04pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

After suffering years of bullying, a trainee police officer won a competition to become a professional lingerie model.

Volunteer awarded British Empire Medal for 50 years service

Borehamwood Times:

10:16am Tuesday 14th April 2015

A woman who has served as a volunteer for more than 50 years was awarded a British Empire Medal.

Campaigners told to double effort for 'pivotal' constituencies

Borehamwood Times:

5:37pm Monday 13th April 2015

A senior Tory urged campaign volunteers to double their efforts as the General Election draws closer.

High school celebrates 'outstanding' success

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Tuesday 14th April 2015

Students, staff and parents at a high school are celebrating another 'outstanding' Ofsted report.

Salon sessions and cinema screenings on offer at care home

Borehamwood Times:

2:50pm Monday 13th April 2015

Cinema screenings and spirituality will be on offer at a new care home.

Princesses and pirates showed off their performing skills

Borehamwood Times:

12:21pm Monday 13th April 2015

Brave pirates and fearless princesses went on a swashbuckling adventure at an Easter holiday drama course.

Pupils get on their bikes in new scheme

Borehamwood Times:

5:00am Tuesday 14th April 2015

Schoolchildren who rode their bikes to school were given a hearty, healthy breakfast.

Event hosts wanted for community pub calendar

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Sunday 19th April 2015

Free meals will be on offer to anyone who hosts an event night at a community pub.

Community pub hosts volunteer weekend

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Friday 17th April 2015

Pub-goers can polish the brass and put up hanging baskets at a volunteer weekend at a community pub.

Community pub to run volunteer weekend ahead of grand opening

Borehamwood Times: Members of the Antwerp Arms Association outside the Antwerp Arms. Photo taken by Peter Remke

1:00pm Monday 13th April 2015

A community group is urging volunteers to come forward to prepare a new pub for its official opening.

Man who pointed imitation gun at police officer given suspended sentence

Borehamwood Times: Harrow Crown Court.jpg

10:25am Monday 13th April 2015

A man who pulled out an imitation gun in a police station has avoided being sent to jail.

Woman and two children hit by car

Borehamwood Times:

10:07am Monday 13th April 2015

A teenager has been left with serious leg injuries after a car collided with three pedestrians this morning.

Drug dealer jailed for more than two years

Borehamwood Times:

4:49pm Friday 10th April 2015

A cannabis dealer has been jailed for more than two years.

Drug dealer given six month suspended sentence

Borehamwood Times:

4:43pm Friday 10th April 2015

A 25-year-old man has been given a six-month suspended sentence for cannabis dealing.

Crowds gather as Mayor of London poses for selfies in town centre visit

Borehamwood Times:

4:39pm Friday 10th April 2015

Crowds of fans demanding ‘selfies’ gathered this afternoon as Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited Harrow.

Leisure centre to host disability open day

Borehamwood Times:

5:00am Monday 13th April 2015

A leisure centre that specialises in helping people with spinal injuries will host its first ‘disability exercise’ open day.

Bidding for new Overground operator to begin

Borehamwood Times: CROY Free Wi_Fi for Overground Stations

2:40pm Friday 10th April 2015

The bidding process to find a new operator for London's Overground rail service has begun.

Former prime minister returns to medical centre

Borehamwood Times:

11:36am Friday 10th April 2015

A former Prime Minister returned to a medical clinic five years after his first visit.

Bride and groom-to-be could be winning millionth customer

Borehamwood Times: A traditional tiered affair or individual cupcakes - make the cake the centre piece of your reception

1:30pm Friday 10th April 2015

One lucky couple could win the wedding of their dreams.

Five reasons Uma Kumaran wants your vote in Harrow East

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Monday 13th April 2015

The Harrow Times has asked each parliamentary candidate to list five reasons why they should become MP for Harrow East at the General Election on May 7.

Flat damaged in ground floor fire

Borehamwood Times:

4:06pm Thursday 9th April 2015

An empty ground-floor flat has been partly damaged by a fire.

Charity shows off positive engagement programme

Borehamwood Times:

5:00am Friday 10th April 2015

Politicians saw how a charity is helping keep young people out of trouble.

'Distressing' bad smell from composting plant plagues neighbours again

Borehamwood Times:

3:45pm Thursday 9th April 2015

People living near a compost plant say their homes have been ‘tainted’ by a ‘revolting’ smell.

'Distressing' bad smell from composting plant plagues neighbours again

Borehamwood Times:

3:44pm Thursday 9th April 2015

People living near a compost plant say their homes have been "tainted" by a ‘revolting’ smell.

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