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New head announced for free school

Borehamwood Times:

4:52pm Friday 30th January 2015

A free school has announced the appointment of its new headteacher.

Which school has the highest percentage of GCSE passes?

Borehamwood Times: The Summer Reading Challenge will run at libraries throughout the district to encourage children to keep reading during the holidays

5:30pm Friday 30th January 2015

A league table showing the performance of 16-year-old secondary school pupils in Harrow have been released.

Entrepreneur launches hunt for generous warehouse owner

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Friday 30th January 2015

An entrepreneur is on the look-out for a generous warehouse owner to donate space for a humanitarian project.

School basketball team crowned borough champions

Borehamwood Times:

2:46pm Friday 30th January 2015

Celebrations have begun after a school basketball team won a borough-wide tournament.

'Mr Harrow High' takes home second award

Borehamwood Times:

1:00pm Friday 30th January 2015

A former pupil dubbed ‘Mr Harrow High’ has won a second award for his commitment to the school.

College unveils new community space

Borehamwood Times:

11:17am Friday 30th January 2015

Designs for a new performance space, café and park at a college have been released.

Find out what police are up to in street briefing

Borehamwood Times: Police sued over stair fall allegations

9:00am Friday 30th January 2015

People can find out what the police force are up to at a neighbourhood meeting today.

Weather warning of snow and ice

Borehamwood Times:

3:27pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A yellow warning of snow and ice has just been issued by the Met Office across North London.

Man arrested in £50 million money laundering swoop

Borehamwood Times:

3:22pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A Kingsbury man is among 11 men arrested on suspicion of laundering millions of pounds.

Under tens team thrilled with new kit

Borehamwood Times:

3:10pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Young footballers lined up in brand new shirts after a donation from restaurant chain.

Volunteer police cadets wanted

Borehamwood Times:

5:10am Friday 30th January 2015

Budding detectives aged between 13 and 18 can sign up to join the police as a cadet.

More calls than ever for debt help, says charity

Borehamwood Times: BAILIFFS: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council looking at setting up its own debt recovery service

1:19pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A charity says it expects to receive more calls for help than ever before.

Mum campaigns for children with diabetes

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A Harrow mother is backing a new helpline to help children with Type 1 diabetes make the most of their time at school.

Burglaries fall by more than half

Borehamwood Times:

11:39am Thursday 29th January 2015

Burglaries have fallen by more than half since the launch of a police operation.

Movie superstars visit excited schoolchildren

Borehamwood Times:

9:43am Thursday 29th January 2015

Rubbish-collecting film characters visited schoolchildren to encourage them to recycle.

MP speaks about Holocaust Memorial Day in Parliament

Borehamwood Times: Bob Blackman MP (Chair of the APPG for British Hindus)

3:11pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

An MP called for a permanent monument to the Holocaust in Parliament today.

Play centre for children with autism opens

Borehamwood Times:

6:00am Thursday 29th January 2015

A soft play centre for young families and children with autism has officially opened to the public.

South Tottenham Tesco Express to close

Borehamwood Times:

2:17pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Jobs could be lost after a supermarket chain announced a branch would close.

Wealdstone Tesco Express to close

Borehamwood Times:

2:09pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Jobs may be lost after a supermarket chain announced a branch closure.

More than one third believe police are not seen

Borehamwood Times: Police stand guard outside Harrow Central Mosque.

1:03pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

New research has found that 38 per cent of Harrow households do not believe that the police have a visible presence.

Volunteers recognised at City Hall ceremony

Borehamwood Times:

12:02pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Community members were praised for their volunteer work in a ceremony hosted by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

Traders say supermarket will force shops to close

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Traders say small businesses may be forced to close if plans for a supermarket beneath a new block of flats go ahead.

Holocaust survivor launches 70 days for 70 years project

Borehamwood Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A Holocaust survivor marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by taking part in a remembrance project.

Pupils perform poetry at Holocaust Memorial event

Borehamwood Times:

12:18pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Schoolchildren discussed dinosaurs, rainbows and concentration camps at a poetry session held to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Landlord convicted after risking tenants' lives

Borehamwood Times: Joel Andrews admitted his crime at Southwark Crown Court

10:40am Wednesday 28th January 2015

A Harrow landlord was given a suspended jail sentence and fined £10,000 after putting his tenants’ lives in danger.

Swap 'til you drop

Borehamwood Times:

9:10am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Fashionistas can trade old clothes for new at a ‘wardrobe diet’ event.

Shopkeepers encouraged to enter competition

Borehamwood Times:

5:50am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Shopkeepers with big ideas for their small businesses have until the end of this week to enter a competition that could take them to Westminster.

Labour candidate receives £10,000 for campaign

Borehamwood Times:

5:13pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A Labour Party candidate received surprise backing from a former Liberal Democrat peer.

New couple share wedding at care home they met in

Borehamwood Times:

1:09pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

When two members of staff found love at a care home, they knew they wanted to share their wedding celebrations with everyone who had helped bring them together.

Holocaust survivor returns to Edgware school

Borehamwood Times:

11:23am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A primary school celebrated Holocaust Memorial Day by inviting a survivor to speak about her experience.

General Election 2015: Who will get your vote?

Borehamwood Times: Polling Station (6858319)

5:30pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

With only 100 days left until this year’s General Election in May, the Harrow Times takes a look at who has put their name forward for the constituencies in the borough.

Step into a fantasy world with storytelling week

Borehamwood Times: More people are loaning books from Welsh libraries.

9:21am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Children and adults can join a world of fantasy for an hour or two as part of National Storytelling week.

Elderly man remains in critical condition after being hit by car

Borehamwood Times:

4:53pm Monday 26th January 2015

An elderly man remains in a critical condition after being hit by a car.

Trial date set for man accused of dangerous driving

Borehamwood Times:

2:44pm Monday 26th January 2015

A trial date has been set for a man charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Stolen medals found

Borehamwood Times:

2:44pm Monday 26th January 2015

Medals believed to have been stolen from a former RAF spitfire pilot have been recovered.

Council tax increase included in draft budget

Borehamwood Times: Council racism investigation cost £15,000

5:20am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Councillors will review a draft of Harrow Council's budget for the next financial year tonight.

Students to hear first hand experiences of Holocaust survivors

Borehamwood Times: HOLOCAUST: The theme of the 2015 Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘Keep the Memory Alive’, with January 27 marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

5:30pm Monday 26th January 2015

Schools have been invited to take part in educational workshops to learn more about the Holocaust.

Medals stolen from Spitfire pilot

Borehamwood Times:

1:14pm Monday 26th January 2015

Burglars stole medals belonging to a former Spitfire pilot.

Students call for support for international campaign

Borehamwood Times:

11:20am Monday 26th January 2015

Students are calling for their university to back a campaign to help overseas students remain in the UK.

Entrepreneurs encouraged to follow their business dreams

Borehamwood Times: MP Nick Hurd is supporting traders who are furious about plans for a Tesco to be built in Harefield village.

9:00am Monday 26th January 2015

Prospective entrepreneurs in Pinner are failing to take advantage of government start-up loans.

Get your running shoes on for hospice

Borehamwood Times:

5:30am Monday 26th January 2015

Runners are being encouraged to take part in a fun run to raise money for a hospice.

Thief jailed for threatening Tesco staff with a knife

Borehamwood Times:

5:43pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A thief who threatened staff at a Tesco store with a knife has been jailed for 18 months.

Arrests made during community action day

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Six people were arrested for drug offences and theft as part of a police community action day.

Teenager meets Ed Miliband in campaign event

Borehamwood Times:

11:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

An 18-year-old teenager is urging politicians to tackle poverty and climate change.

Community centre hacked by Islamic extremists

Borehamwood Times:

4:15pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A website for a community centre and museum has been hacked by a group claiming to be linked to Islamic terrorists.

Pair suffered serious injuries after car hit a pedestrian

Borehamwood Times: UPDATE: Motorcyclist in hospital after Chessington crash

2:53pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Ambulance crews took two elderly people to hospital today after they were hit by a car.

Paramedics called to road collision

Borehamwood Times: yellow SUTT: London Ambulance Service 'blacklists' 10 Sutton households

11:42am Friday 23rd January 2015

Paramedics have been called to reports of a crash on a main road in Stanmore.

Model society wins best in show

Borehamwood Times: Model behaviour

1:00pm Saturday 24th January 2015

A model enthusiasts' club triumphed at an annual exhibition of robots, trains and planes.

Drugs seized in flat raid

Borehamwood Times:

9:39am Friday 23rd January 2015

A man and a woman were arrested after police seized £800 of cannabis in a raid on a flat.

'This is what a feminist really looks like'

Borehamwood Times:

11:20am Friday 23rd January 2015

University students have joined together to protest for women’s right to equal pay.

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