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Day activities to be added to itinerary for Hertsmere Mencap

Borehamwood Times: Hertsmere Mencap was presented with a cheque and certificate by former mayor Councillor Carey Keates.

4:05pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Members of a charity will soon be able to enjoy a variety of new activities thanks to a cash boost.

Appeal launched after elderly man fails to return home after walk

3:10pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

An elderly man has gone missing after not returning from a walk.

Every little helps as more than two tonnes of food donated

Borehamwood Times: (Photo by Matthew Horwood) (33554251)

1:22pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Tins and packets of food have been piled high as generous shoppers donated more than two tonnes of food for charity.

UPDATE: Flowers left after elderly woman killed in collision with bus

Borehamwood Times:

12:16pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Shattered glass and sand line the pavement as floral tributes are laid for a woman who was killed in a collision.

Cash on offer for young sports stars

Borehamwood Times: Young sporting stars aged nine to 24-years-old could receive extra funding

10:15am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Aspiring young swimmers, runners and footballers could realise their sporting dreams thanks to a new funding project.

Shopping centre promises summer of fun

9:27am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Shoppers can try their hand at open heart surgery as a shopping centre holds a summer of interactive activities for children.

Shopping centre promises summer of fun

10:10am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Shoppers can try their hand at open heart surgery as a shopping centre holds a summer of interactive activities for children.

Parks celebrate after receiving Green Flag awards

Borehamwood Times: Friends of Canons Park hosting an Open Garden event. Pictured: Elisabeth Bowen (Membership Sec) and Sylvia Ring (Schools Liason Officer)

9:58am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Green flags will fly across the borough as five parks have been honoured with awards.

Former mayor's son-in-law jailed for molesting young girl 25 years ago

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2:56pm Thursday 16th July 2015

A parish councillor has been jailed for two years after making Facebook contact with a woman he molested when she was a child.

TOP TEN: Filthy facts you didn't know about cockroaches

Borehamwood Times: Madagascar hissing cockroaches

9:00am Friday 17th July 2015

Cockroaches have been around for more than 70 million years, but there are plenty of facts people don’t know about them. The Harrow Times takes a look at the top ten filthy facts about the pests.

Diners left shocked after finding cockroaches in sandwich counter

Borehamwood Times:

2:10pm Thursday 16th July 2015

Hungry for a lunchtime snack, a mother and daughter almost bit off more than they could chew after finding cockroaches in a sandwich shop.

RAF headquarters to feature in commemorative stamp collection

Borehamwood Times:

12:36pm Thursday 16th July 2015

A former RAF headquarters has been featured in a selection of stamps marking the anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

'Special and beautiful' church needs urgent fundraising support to save it from crumbling

Borehamwood Times:

11:05am Thursday 16th July 2015

Despite featuring bright stained glass windows and a historic organ, a congregation is now desperate to stop their church from crumbling at their feet.

Resuscitation met religion as a temple hosted a community health fair

Borehamwood Times:

12:00pm Friday 17th July 2015

Men and women had their heights measured as children learned how to save lives at a community health fair.

Education brought to life with LEGO summer sessions

Borehamwood Times: Animals brought to life with Lego

9:45am Thursday 16th July 2015

A new creative education programme is being launched across libraries this summer to help support children’s learning development.

Staff and volunteers celebrated at mobility charity anniversary

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Friday 17th July 2015

Volunteers were praised for their continuous contribution as a charity celebrated 21 years of service.

Train and tube upgrades up for discussion

Borehamwood Times: Metropolitan Line suspended between Watford and Moor Park

9:00am Monday 20th July 2015

Rail users can find out more about re-signalling and 24-hour tube plans at a public meeting.

Pupils take trip down memory lane with school reunion plans

Borehamwood Times:

11:00am Sunday 19th July 2015

Former school friends will look past the grey hairs as they step back into the past for a school reunion.

Pupils get up close with creepy crawlies as they explore the great outdoors

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Thursday 16th July 2015

Nursery students got to grips with nature as they explored a woodland trail.

Students learn the value of maths in Enigma experience

Borehamwood Times:

2:30pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Cogs whirred as students followed in the footprints of a man considered to be the father of modern computer science.

Swathes of coloured robes fill the streets in Hindu festival

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Bright colours and ornate chariots will flood the streets as a Hindu community celebrates the Rath Yatra festival this weekend.

Cost of high street betting: Gamblers see more than £12 million down the drain

Borehamwood Times: GAMBLE: Fixed odds betting machines

12:11pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Gamblers have sunk more than £12 million into controversial betting machines in the last year, according to new data.

Illegal blue badges confiscated in parking crackdown

Borehamwood Times: Sidcup woman fined for misusing deceased father's blue badge

11:07am Wednesday 15th July 2015

Drivers have had illegal blue disability badges confiscated as part of a council crackdown on parking fraud.

New agility course for nursery children after competition win

Borehamwood Times:

12:10pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Nursery founders say they cannot wait to start spending their winnings after coming first in a community competition.

US marines join Kingsbury commandos for week of tough military exercises

Borehamwood Times:

10:33am Wednesday 15th July 2015

Reserve commandos have hosted 75 combat engineers from America for a week of blowing up bridges and team bonding.

Hive of activity as football club hosts annual open day

Borehamwood Times: The amendments include the extension of the west stand and the relocation of the southern floodlights

10:17am Wednesday 15th July 2015

New kits will be launched as families enjoy an afternoon of fun and football at a community open day.

Budding chefs cooked up a storm at school's annual Masterchef competition

Borehamwood Times:

9:13am Wednesday 15th July 2015

Cookery students showed off their culinary capabilities in their school’s annual Masterchef-style challenge.

Giggles and skills shared as new support scheme for vulnerable adults launched

Borehamwood Times:

2:00pm Sunday 12th July 2015

Laughter filled a room as time and skills were swapped for a community support programme.

Harrow's Heroes: 'Stalwart' volunteers praised for annual Christmas lunch operation

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Friday 10th July 2015

Christmas could come early for a group of volunteer companions after being nominated for an award.

Former seamstress surrounded by friends and family as she turns 103

Borehamwood Times:

2:00pm Friday 10th July 2015

Hard work and cod liver oil were hailed as the secrets to long life as a former seamstress celebrated her 103rd birthday.

Burglar on the run after fleeing from court

Borehamwood Times:

12:46pm Friday 10th July 2015

A burglar who was due to be jailed for 21 months is wanted by police after making off from court before being sentenced.

Volunteers pack parcels to help put a meal on the table for country's poorest families

Borehamwood Times:

11:58am Friday 10th July 2015

Both young and old joined together to pack boxes of Pringles and coffee to help thousands of people across the country.

Crafts and fitness tips on offer at business event celebrating 'amazing women'

Borehamwood Times:

11:12am Friday 10th July 2015

Families and members of the public are being invited to attend an event held to celebrate female business owners in the community.

Pupils tread boards on West End stage as they took home poetry award

Borehamwood Times:

10:20am Friday 10th July 2015

Young poets slammed their fellow students as they took home one of three awards at a competition.

Author brings Shakespearean plays to life with graphic novels

Borehamwood Times:

10:00am Sunday 12th July 2015

Characters from a graphic novel came to life as an American author visited a school as part of a London tour.

People asked to help illustrate a happy and healthy Harrow in public survey

Borehamwood Times: Council racism investigation cost £15,000

11:30am Saturday 11th July 2015

Households are being asked to have their say on what they think a healthy and happy Harrow should look like.

Students in shock as legendary rugby player drops in for visit

Borehamwood Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

Jaws dropped to the ground as students taking part in a careers programme were given the opportunity to meet a world renowned rugby player first hand.

Prayers of peace and unity were said as a community remembered victims of London bombings

Borehamwood Times:

12:00pm Thursday 9th July 2015

People shared a meal and said a prayer as they remembered the day four bombs brought London to a standstill.

College student takes the plunge for youth cancer charity

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

An adrenaline-seeking student says she is “thrilled” to be taking part in a sky dive to help young cancer patients enjoy their childhood.

Promising musicians stun audience as they graduate from four-year scholarship programme

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Thursday 9th July 2015

Future virtuosos wowed audiences at their graduation performance following a four-year scholarship programme.

Children could become record breakers with summer reading challenge

Borehamwood Times:

1:08pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

Libraries are encouraging young readers to sign up to a reading challenge and take on a world record attempt.

Flowerbeds ripped apart as 'selfish' thieves steal community plants

Borehamwood Times:

10:50am Wednesday 8th July 2015

“Selfish” thieves have stolen dozens of plants from flowerbeds that had been planted by a community gardening group.

Youth teams return triumphant after gold medal success

Borehamwood Times:

7:35pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Young athletes did the borough proud as three youth teams took homes medals form the London Youth Games.

College student helps bring home silver as team rake in medals

Borehamwood Times:

9:30am Wednesday 8th July 2015

A 19-year-old student showed off her web design and coding skills to win silver in the regional heat of a national technology competition.

Faith groups join together to share food and speeches for London bombing anniversary

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Wednesday 8th July 2015

Members of community and faiths groups have come together to remember the lives of those lost in the London bombings.

'Hero' police officer hailed for service to community

Borehamwood Times:

3:56pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

A woman has paid tribute to a “hero” police officer who has now retired from the force.

Walkers warn of 'out of control' dog attacks in park

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Dog walkers are urging owners to keep their pets on leads following a string of dog attacks in a park.

School celebrates success after exam results in top four per cent worldwide

Borehamwood Times:

1:02pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Staff and pupils at an independent school are celebrating success following the release of their exam results.

Young and old have whipped up a storm at care organisation bake day

Borehamwood Times:

11:30am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Cake helped to unite a community as both young and old joined together for a bake day.

School 'delighted' to receive its first ever 'good' Ofsted report

Borehamwood Times:

10:52am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Pupils are leaping with joy after their primary school received its highest ever Ofsted rating in its history.

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