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Cars towed and arrests made in police action day

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

Arrests were made and cars towed away as part of a community day of action.

'Broken promises' - cuts pushed through at council meeting

Borehamwood Times: Councillor Susan Hall, leader of the Harrow conservative group

1:33am Friday 27th February 2015

Harrow Council was accused of "broken promises" as a budget bringing in years of cuts was pushed through tonight.

Minister visits 'cutting edge' charity

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A minister discussed accessible sports facilities and a training programme during a visit to a leisure centre.

Man suffers collapsed lung and fractured rib in robbery

Borehamwood Times:

4:12pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Muggers left a man with fractured ribs and a collapsed lung after robbing him in an alleyway.

Spitting and littering fines to come into force

Borehamwood Times:

3:08pm Thursday 26th February 2015

On the spot fines will be issued to anyone spotted spitting or littering.

Elderly couple's house burgled

Borehamwood Times:

10:46am Thursday 26th February 2015

Jewellery was stolen when an elderly couple’s home was broken into.

Winners scoop £1,000 lottery prize

Borehamwood Times:

10:50am Friday 27th February 2015

Lottery players scooped £1,000 when their postcode was selected as a winner.

Hospice charity shop celebrates ten years of trading

Borehamwood Times:

3:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

Shoppers were welcomed with cake and gift bags as a charity shop celebrated its tenth anniversary.

School celebrates Chinese new year

Borehamwood Times:

1:20pm Friday 27th February 2015

One of the UK’s largest Cantonese Chinese schools hosted its annual Chinese New Year festival.

Charity president steps down after more than eight years

Borehamwood Times:

12:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

A charity set up to help vulnerable children and families has announced its president has stepped down.

GPs put on extra emergency appointments

Borehamwood Times: Proposals to create a GP "super surgery " in the upper Amman and Swansea

2:59pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

Surgeries are putting on extra appointments to make it easier for families to see their doctor.

Walkers hope to raise £5,000 for teenager fighting cancer

Borehamwood Times:

1:20pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Supermarket staff are preparing their trainers and their wallets ahead of a sponsored walk.

Former councillor celebrates 100th birthday

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Friday 27th February 2015

A former Harrow councillor has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Students sip champagne in Downing Street visit

Borehamwood Times:

9:30am Thursday 26th February 2015

Media students sipped champagne with the Chancellor of Exchequer at a reception evening in Downing Street.

Director says farewell to Harrow

Borehamwood Times:

1:16pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

Harrow Borough Council’s acting chief executive is leaving the authority for a job in Bolton.

Council outlines budget 'highlights'

Borehamwood Times: Cllr David Perry took leadership of Harrow Council's Labour group in a surprise challenge last month

12:52pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

Harrow Borough Council's ruling Labour group has set out its ‘budget achievements’ before the authority sets its council tax tomorrow.

'The road is basically just a car park'

Borehamwood Times:

11:46am Wednesday 25th February 2015

Neighbours and motorists say a school expansion will bring 'chaos’ to their street.

Shoppers support women trying to get back to work

Borehamwood Times:

9:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

Shoppers can browse from food to clothing at a market hosted to help women back into work.

Three car collision blocks road

Borehamwood Times:

12:43pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A road was blocked after three cars crashed into each other this morning.

Charity shop benefits from toy exchange programme

Borehamwood Times:

5:00am Friday 27th February 2015

Children were treated to new toys after a charity shop received a bumper donation.

Hospital radio gets new mixer with grant

Borehamwood Times:

8:50am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A hospital radio station has been able to install new equipment after getting a lottery grant.

GALLERY: Solicitors go head to head for MasterMind title

Borehamwood Times:

11:09am Tuesday 24th February 2015

Lawyers put their heads together as they battled it out to be crowned MasterMind 2015.

Library campaigners put forward funding ideas

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

Campaigners hoping to save a library from closure have put forward their ideas.

Pull a funny face at family fun day

Borehamwood Times:

5:30am Wednesday 25th February 2015

Children can take part in an activity day for Red Nose Day.

Regeneration fund welcomed by London Assembly member

Borehamwood Times: Navin Shah, London Assembly Member for Harrow and Brent, outside Rayners Lane station

1:30pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A politician welcomed more than £30 million to help build new homes at landmark sites.

Councillors and MP to be locked up in police cell

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A hospice is on the hunt for more brave community members to be locked up as part of a charity fundraising effort.

Lawyers face MasterMind in Harrow competition today

Borehamwood Times:

2:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Teams of lawyers will go head to head today for their firm to be crowned Harrow's MasterMinds.

Housing development shortlisted for award

Borehamwood Times: Plans will turn RAF Bentley Priory into homes and a war museum

6:00am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A project to build new homes at a former RAF base has been shortlisted for an award.

Anti-cuts petitions to be presented to council

Borehamwood Times: Residents went to Harrow Civic Centre to complain about Kier

6:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

Petitions will be presented as councillors review the budget for the coming year.

Carer urges students to seek help over mental health worries

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A former carer is urging students suffering from mental health issues not to be afraid of seeking help.

School expansion to go ahead despite traffic concerns

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Concerns about traffic were not enough to stop the expansion of a primary school.

Libraries celebrate World Poetry Day with competition

Borehamwood Times:

1:30pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Budding poets have just under two weeks to enter a competition.

Crossrail campaign backed by Boris Johnson

Borehamwood Times:

11:07am Monday 23rd February 2015

The Mayor of London has backed a campaign to bring Crossrail to Harrow.

20 years of lunches

Borehamwood Times:

3:10pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Soup, sandwiches and singers helped a Christian group celebrate 20 years of lunches for the elderly.

Pupils take on half marathon - in stages

Borehamwood Times:

9:30am Monday 23rd February 2015

Schoolchildren are warming up for a half marathon to raise money for charity.

'Park keepers are the park’s heartbeat'

Borehamwood Times:

2:30pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

Park users have slammed Harrow Council over plans to remove park keepers.

Printmakers to showcase work at library exhibit

Borehamwood Times:

10:00am Sunday 22nd February 2015

A group of eight printmakers will display their work at a library.

'Gold dust' donor found for young dad

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Friday 13th February 2015

A father of two is “completely over the moon” after receiving the news that a stem cell match has been found for him.

Church group to celebrate 20 years of welcome lunches

Borehamwood Times: Elderly residents at a care home

1:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

A Christian group will celebrate 20 years of holding regular lunches for the elderly.

Free community football scheme launched for teenagers

Borehamwood Times:

2:40pm Friday 13th February 2015

Police have teamed up with a professional football club to help make young people better citizens as well as footballers.

Student speaks out against homophobia

Borehamwood Times:

11:30am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A student speaking out against homophobia in the Indian community says she wants to be a voice for people struggling to come out.

Economic secretary visits small businesses

Borehamwood Times:

10:04am Friday 13th February 2015

A government minister met children, students and businesspeople on a visit to learn about how banks are supporting business.

Artist selected for London Botanical Art Show

Borehamwood Times:

2:10pm Thursday 19th February 2015

A Harrow-born artist has been selected to exhibit her work at a botanical art show.

New club launched for people living with memory loss

Borehamwood Times:

11:00am Monday 16th February 2015

A new fortnightly club has been set up to help people suffering from memory loss.

DVLA pays out £1,300 for wrongly destroying car

Borehamwood Times: A wheel clamp

12:10am Saturday 14th February 2015

A teacher whose car was wrongly clamped and destroyed by the DVLA in Harrow has won her fight to claim back the cost of the vehicle.

Which councils had lowest take-up rates for 'mid-life MOT' checks?

Borehamwood Times:

8:00am Sunday 15th February 2015

The boroughs with the worst take-up rates in north London for free 'MOT' health checks have been revealed.

"Hypocritical" council's double yellow double standards

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Motorists say they are angered by Harrow Council’s ‘double standards’ over parking violations.

Did you lose these photo slides?

Borehamwood Times:

2:30pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Police are appealing for the owners of a box of slides to claim them.

Shoppers warned to protect themselves against pickpockets

Borehamwood Times: Disguising expensive shopping in bags from less designer stores can trick thieves

2:15pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Police have urged shoppers to be on their guard after two women almost fell victim to purse snatchers.

Fire damages clothes shop and flat

Borehamwood Times:

12:59pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Fire fighters were called to tackle a blaze that swept through a shop and a flat.

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