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Traffic expected after unexploded bomb found

Borehamwood Times:

11:21am Friday 22nd May 2015

Motorists have warned of delays due to road closures put in place following the discovery of a World War Two bomb.

Celebrity dads make final cut for competition

Borehamwood Times: SR_1089_001     Peter Andre singing in Yate Shopping Centre before switching on their Christmas lights (12932987)

11:10am Friday 22nd May 2015

Two celebrity dads from Harrow are on the shortlist for a Dad of the Year competition.

'Nothing but praise' for care home rated good

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Friday 22nd May 2015

A care home has been rated as good after relatives said they felt their family members were “absolutely safe.”

Scouts selected for international jamboree

Borehamwood Times:

3:08pm Thursday 21st May 2015

Scouts are packing their bags to jet off for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Disabled ramp installed at station

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

5:00am Friday 22nd May 2015

A ramp has been fitted at an underground station as part of accessibility work.

Dying patients are being failed by NHS

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A hospice has highlighted its worries over a report which says doctors and carers are failing dying patients.

Brent elects new Mayor

Borehamwood Times:

1:41pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A woman who previously worked as a school teacher in Nigeria has been elected the new Mayor of Brent.

Campaigner laces up her running shoes for charity

Borehamwood Times:

11:20am Thursday 21st May 2015

A young mother is dodging rain and hail as she takes on a mammoth challenge for charity.

Cyclists hit the streets for sponsored ride

Borehamwood Times: Dozens turn out for Michael Sobell Hospice charity cycle ride

9:28am Thursday 21st May 2015

Cash is still being counted as thousands of pounds roll in following a charity bike ride.

'Rubbish' visit helps to slim bins

Borehamwood Times:

6:00am Thursday 21st May 2015

Recyclers who want to waste less and slim their bins visited a compositing site to see where their food and garden waste goes once it has been collected.

VIDEO: Princess Anne opens new Citizens Advice Bureau

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Volunteers who advise people in need had a royal visitor today.

Programme launched to teach football and development skills

Borehamwood Times:

1:30pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Budding sports stars will be given the chance to learn football and social at a programme aimed at toddlers.

'Smiley Mayor' makes way for 'community champion'

Borehamwood Times:

9:48pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

Harrow's new mayor is an actor with an international following.

Litter picked and weeds removed at 'dump run'

Borehamwood Times:

2:50pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A team shifted more than five tons of rubbish as part of their efforts to spruce up their neighbourhood.

Mayor gets in step for Walk to School week

Borehamwood Times:

11:20am Wednesday 20th May 2015

Harrow's outgoing Mayor made his last official visit a worthy one when he promoted walking to school.

UPDATE: Blaze rips through roof after lightning strike

Borehamwood Times:

3:23pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

The roof of a house was engulfed in flames after what was believed to be a lightning strike.

New library to be built despite council closing four others

Borehamwood Times: Hatch End Library is popular with local people

2:42pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A new library will be built in Harrow town centre under proposals confirmed today by Harrow Council.

Thousands raised at charity run

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Wednesday 20th May 2015

Runners paid a visit to the home of football as they raised more than £6,000 for a hospice.

Traders 'personally humbled' by Nepal Appeal donations

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

Crates of clothing, dried and tinned food, medicine and blankets have been collected by a restaurant in the aftermath of the two earthquakes in Nepal.

Swimming gala raises £100 for charity

Borehamwood Times:

5:30am Wednesday 20th May 2015

Young swimmers pushed themselves to their limits while raising £100 for charity.

Elton John shares laughter and memories at school reunion

Borehamwood Times:

10:22am Tuesday 19th May 2015

A world-renowned musician shared stories and sandwiches with old schoolmates at a reunion.

'I got the letter and my heart sank'

Borehamwood Times:

1:10pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A community group is "heartbroken" after Harrow Borough Council rejected its business plan to save a library.

Library to close after business plan rejected

Borehamwood Times:

4:19pm Monday 18th May 2015

A library will close after a community group's bid to keep it open was rejected.

TV host films new show with estate agents

Borehamwood Times:

5:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

A famous face from the world of TV property shows worked with an award winning estate agent on a new show to be aired this week.

Man arrested by counter terrorism officers

Borehamwood Times: Motorcyclist killed in crash

1:51pm Monday 18th May 2015

A man has been arrested as part of a counter terrorism investigation.

Blind community celebrates 40 years of talking newspaper

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

A talking newspaper celebrated 40 years of bringing current affairs to blind people in the borough.

Opinions wanted on flooding strategy

Borehamwood Times:

3:10pm Monday 18th May 2015

The council is asking for people's views on new plans to reduce flooding.

Congregation celebrate priest's 40th year in church

Borehamwood Times:

3:00pm Monday 18th May 2015

A church held a celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of its priest's ordination.

VIDEO: Scouts 'furious' after mattresses and wood dumped at hut

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Monday 18th May 2015

Scouts, leaders and community workers were ‘crestfallen’ to find mounds of rubbish dumped at their hut.

Woman injured after colliding with car

Borehamwood Times:

3:48pm Friday 15th May 2015

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a car.

Cake cut and money raised in Samaritans anniversary quiz night

Borehamwood Times:

9:10am Monday 18th May 2015

Volunteers raised more than £1,000 at a quiz night to mark the 50th anniversary of the Samaritans in Harrow.

New jobs created as shopping centre welcomes new stores

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5:00am Monday 18th May 2015

Shops have welcomed more than ten new staff members after opening new stores in a shopping centre.

Beauty queen 'like mother, like daughter'

Borehamwood Times:

10:50am Monday 18th May 2015

A mother and former beauty queen has said she is ‘over the moon’ her daughter is following in her footsteps.

School asks for views on expansion plans

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Friday 15th May 2015

A primary school is asking for people’s comments on its plans to expand each year group.

MP joins race for London Mayor

Borehamwood Times: MP Gareth Thomas slams proposals to close Harrow custody suites

12:05pm Friday 15th May 2015

An MP said he will push for more powers for the capital if he is selected as Labour's candidate in the London mayoral election.

Temple raises extra £60,000 for Nepal survivors

Borehamwood Times:

2:14pm Friday 15th May 2015

A temple has raised more than £100,000 for the Nepal earthquake appeal.

'No tears' for teenage murderers

Borehamwood Times:

10:38am Friday 15th May 2015

The family of a man killed in his home said they will ‘not shed a single tear’ following the sentencing of his murderers.

Man charged with murder of teenage boy

Borehamwood Times:

10:43am Friday 15th May 2015

A man will appear in court charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy.

Pupils go head to head to become headteacher for a day

Borehamwood Times:

6:00am Friday 15th May 2015

Election fever hit a primary school when children voted for a ‘headteacher for the day’.

Mother encourages new parents to vote for her baby blog

Borehamwood Times:

2:47pm Thursday 14th May 2015

A mother is urging people to vote for her parenting blog in a national competition.

Ladies sipped tea and sampled cake at WI centenary celebration

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Friday 15th May 2015

Women dressed in their glad rags and pinned up their victory rolls to celebrate 100 years of the Women’s Institute movement.

Buskers prove they have the X Factor

Borehamwood Times: Lewis Hooper playing at Victoria Station on August 2 for the Big Busk

9:00am Saturday 16th May 2015

Buskers keen to perform on the Underground will face a tough battle in new ‘X Factor’ style auditions.

'Juggernaut' health programme faces independent review

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Thursday 14th May 2015

NHS managers were quizzed by health and legal experts as an independent commission investigated cuts that led to pressure on Northwick Park Hospital's A&E services.

Photos released of four wanted men

Borehamwood Times:

10:38am Thursday 14th May 2015

Images of four men who are wanted by the police have been released.

Medical centre staff hold meeting about closure

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Thursday 14th May 2015

Patients are invited to attend a meeting to find out about a medical centre that was closed due to bankruptcy earlier this year.

Apprenticeships offered by specialist hospital

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6:00am Thursday 14th May 2015

Apprentices are being offered the opportunity to work in a renowned orthopaedic hospital.

Ribbon cut to mark unveiling of new cricket nets

Borehamwood Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

A cricket club unveiled new nets after a year of fundraising.

Pupils fly the flag for the environment

Borehamwood Times:

1:44pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

A school was told to keep up the good work after winning a prize for its environmental work.

Staff swap tills for paintbrushes in centre redecoration

Borehamwood Times:

11:10am Wednesday 13th May 2015

A mental health centre was given a lick of paint as Tesco staff swapped their uniforms for overalls.

FoI reveals extent of arson in North London

Borehamwood Times: The brigade was called to Southey Street, Penge, at 12.37pm yesterday.

7:00am Sunday 17th May 2015

Figures show there have been more than 3,000 cases of arson in North London in the past five years.

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