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Closure of ticket offices in London Underground stations begins

Borehamwood Times:

5:00am Friday 27th March 2015

A London Assembly Member has spoken out to condemn ticket office closures at Tube stations, days before the first are due to shut down.

'Inadequate' care home 'exposed people to risk'

Borehamwood Times:

2:57pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A care home that ‘exposed people to risk’ has been told that it must make urgent improvements.

'Real life miracle' girl wins national award after being born at 26 weeks

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A 22-month-old girl has won a national Tommy’s award after overcoming the toughest of starts in life when she was born at just 26 weeks.

Two years in prison for man who blackmailed and threatened student

Borehamwood Times:

1:21pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A man who blackmailed and threatened a student into handing over £7,000 in cash has been jailed for two years.

High streets among top ten healthiest in London

Borehamwood Times:

1:02pm Thursday 26th March 2015

High streets in Harrow have been ranked among the top ten healthiest high streets in London.

Public vote to restore historic marshland

Borehamwood Times:

10:48am Thursday 26th March 2015

A green space is to be transformed after almost 1,000 people backed it in an online poll.

Pupils bring home bronze in national maths competition

Borehamwood Times:

10:37am Thursday 26th March 2015

Primary school students were awarded bronze after entering a competition to find the country’s best young mathematicians.

Detective work cleans up dirty brook

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

Washing machines and showers will no longer empty their dirty water into a brook after a two year investigation.

Skater takes on 100 mile challenge for hospice

Borehamwood Times:

1:10pm Friday 27th March 2015

A rollerblading fan is to skate 100 miles to raise money for a hospice.

Work begins on new medical centre

Borehamwood Times:

5:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

Ground was broken as work began on a new medical centre.

BT silence as homes and business left weeks without landlines

Borehamwood Times: Hundreds woken by cold call promoting Government solar panel deal

5:30pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Hundreds of homes and businesses have been without their landlines after a telephone company failed to repair a broken cable.

'Have a voice and be heard': Baroness Doreen Lawrence visits college

Borehamwood Times:

3:10pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

The mother of a murdered teenager urged students to make sure they had a voice.

Parents pledge to keep children's rights safe

Borehamwood Times:

1:10pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Parents pledged to ensure their child’s human rights were protected at a primary school event.

Carer hopes experiences will help others in same situation

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Friday 27th March 2015

A man decided to use his years of experience as an unpaid carer to inspire young people in the same situation.

Artist to showcase work in national exhibition

Borehamwood Times:

9:40am Wednesday 25th March 2015

Watercolours by a Harrow-born artist will be shown at a national exhibition.

Children learn about food in Farm to Fork event

Borehamwood Times:

3:30pm Friday 27th March 2015

More than 800 children found out how their food gets from a farm to their fork.

Students shone at West End theatre

Borehamwood Times:

3:47pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

Young performers lived their theatrical dreams as they trod the boards of a West End stage.

Commuters to benefit from Tube modernisation

Borehamwood Times:

11:20am Friday 27th March 2015

Plans to improve the Metropolitan line have been announced in a bid to modernise 40 per cent of London Underground services.

Households could win £25,000 for direct debit council tax payments

Borehamwood Times: Pay your council tax by Direct Debit and you could win £25,000

9:00am Wednesday 25th March 2015

One lucky household could win £25,000 just for paying their council tax by direct debit.

Girls question politician over role of women in House of Lords

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Friday 27th March 2015

A girls-only sixth form questioned a Lord about the role of women in politics.

Mosque hosted anti-ISIS talk on Islam

Borehamwood Times:

1:16pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A mosque hosted a talk to demonstrate that ISIS does not represent the Muslim community.

Search begins for unsung sporting heroes

Borehamwood Times:

5:00am Wednesday 25th March 2015

Sports coaches or fitness instructors could win a year’s free gym membership for inspiring women.

'Full steam ahead' as campaigners prepare library business plans

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

Campaigners hoping to keep libraries open are urging volunteers to get in touch with their ideas.

Justine Miliband tells pupils 'if I can do this, you can'

Borehamwood Times:

10:48am Tuesday 24th March 2015

Students were told to aim high and be confident when Justine Miliband visited a school this morning.

Thousands raised at sunglasses fundraiser

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Thousands of pounds were raised when an opticians hosted a sunglasses event for charity.

Poetry, music and dancing as Harrow celebrates World Poetry Day

Borehamwood Times:

9:10am Tuesday 24th March 2015

There was music and dancing as well as words as poets celebrated World Poetry Day.

Community urged to join litter pick

Borehamwood Times: Isla Crosby with her litter-picker. Picture: OX61952 Denis Kennedy

6:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

Community-minded people are being encouraged to help clear their neighbourhood of litter this weekend.

School handed £250k for expansion programme

Borehamwood Times:

12:19pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A primary school will receive a £250,000 government loan for its expansion plans.

Drugs, tobacco and stolen goods seized in community action day

Borehamwood Times:

1:50pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Drugs and tobacco were seized when police carried out a community action day.

Sisters meet Bollywood stars after competition win

Borehamwood Times:

10:50am Monday 23rd March 2015

Sisters who won a trip to Mumbai to meet Bollywood stars said it was “a dream come true”.

VIDEO: Six arrested after synagogue break in

Borehamwood Times:

11:33am Sunday 22nd March 2015

A man was injured as he tried to stop a group of men breaking into a synagogue.

VIDEO: Police and demonstrators clash in high street 'mini riot'

Borehamwood Times:

11:14am Sunday 22nd March 2015

Police cars and officers flooded a town centre after clashes broke out in the street.

Families flock to lambing open weekend

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Monday 23rd March 2015

Hundreds flocked to a farm to meet newborn lambs.

Jewellery stolen in break in

Borehamwood Times:

1:48pm Saturday 21st March 2015

Gold jewellery was stolen after a home was broken into.

Staff pedal 146 miles for charity

Borehamwood Times:

11:10am Monday 23rd March 2015

Beauticians, sales assistants and managers were feeling geared up at the weekend as they tackled a mammoth fundraising challenge.

Council pledge to work with community over library options

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Friday 20th March 2015

Councillors have pledged to continue working with community groups as plans to close four libraries were approved last night.

Councillors call for stake reduction on gambling machines

Borehamwood Times: Some punters spend hours every day on the machines

5:20am Monday 23rd March 2015

Councillors are supporting a call for party leaders to commit to reduce the stakes on some gambling machines.

Young inventors celebrate science

Borehamwood Times:

12:50pm Friday 20th March 2015

Future inventors got a taste for science in a visit to a university.

Head to the hills for solar eclipse

Borehamwood Times: BEAUTY: The 1999 solar eclipse viewed from near Saarbruecken, Germany. Picture: AP PHOTO/BECKER&BREDEL

5:00am Friday 20th March 2015

Eyes will be on the skies this morning to view the rare sight of a solar eclipse.

Football fans could flood borough

Borehamwood Times: Picture from stock

6:00am Sunday 22nd March 2015

The boss of a train company warned that Harrow will be swarming with football fans today as a football final gets underway.

Almost 90 per cent of schools ranked as outstanding or good

Borehamwood Times:

12:48pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Almost 90 per cent of Ofsted inspected schools in Harrow have been rated as good or outstanding.

Face painting and tombola at March Madness fundraiser

Borehamwood Times:

10:00am Sunday 22nd March 2015

Adults and children can celebrate ‘March Madness’ at a charity shop fun day.

Thousands of jobs 'lost' due to planning changes

Borehamwood Times:

2:00pm Thursday 19th March 2015

The man responsible for planning policy in Harrow has warned legal changes allowing offices to be converted to homes could result in job losses.

Family calls on Government to invest more in brain tumour research

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Thursday 19th March 2015

The family of a seven-year-old who died of a brain tumour are calling on the Government to invest more in finding a cure.

Get on board with bus documentary

Borehamwood Times:

3:00pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Every crash, stall and emergency stop will be broadcast on television tonight in a documentary about trainee London bus drivers.

Ribbon cut on new performance space and park

Borehamwood Times:

11:04am Thursday 19th March 2015

People can enjoy new indoor and outdoor theatres and a revamped park.

Senior Harrow Council officer hands in resignation

Borehamwood Times:

4:29pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A senior council officer has resigned to move back to the country.

Mosque hosts talk on ISIS and Islam

Borehamwood Times:

11:20am Friday 20th March 2015

A mosque is holding a talk to show that ISIS does not represent the views of Harrow Muslims.

Performing acts school to tread the boards on West End stage

Borehamwood Times: Stagecoach Harrow school

9:00am Friday 20th March 2015

Young performers will pursue their West End dreams as they tread the boards this weekend.

What you said: Library users react to potential closures

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Before this week’s Harrow Council meeting into library closures, the Harrow Times looks at what library users have to say about the plans.

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