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Good Buy Pinner Hill Road - Elton John's house snapped up in less than 72 hours

Borehamwood Times:

12:09pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The birthplace and childhood home of a musical icon has been sold within just three days of going on the market.

Library 'one step closer' to reopening after council approve business plan

Borehamwood Times:

11:18am Friday 3rd July 2015

A library that was closed by Harrow Council is due to reopen by the end of the year following the approval of a community group’s business plan.

Magician and world's oldest hip replacement star at annual sponsored walk

Borehamwood Times:

9:19am Friday 3rd July 2015

Walkers grabbed their umbrellas and ponchos as they took on an annual sponsored walk for charity.

Former Harrow pupil with 'big personality' among 27 killed in Tunisia massacre

Borehamwood Times:

3:10pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

School friends and football fans have paid tribute to a former Harrow schoolboy who was killed in the Tunisia beach massacre.

Cyclists drop bikes to the ground to stage London die-in

Borehamwood Times:

12:11pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Thousands of cyclists swarmed a busy London junction in protest against the deaths of two of their fellow riders.

Council pays tribute to community champion murdered in 'vile and cowardly manner'

Borehamwood Times:

2:23pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Leading councillors have paid their respects to an “engaged and sympathetic” volunteer and charity worker who was killed by her neighbour.

VIDEO: Schoolchildren create human rainbow to remember former pupil

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Pupils showed their true colours as they joined hands to create a bright human rainbow.

'It always humbles me how many people care about my special little man'

Borehamwood Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

A mother has said her family feels “humbled” as almost a hundred people turned up to a pamper evening to raise money for her son.

Family appeal for witnesses after 55-year-old stabbed to death

Borehamwood Times:

10:15am Wednesday 1st July 2015

Devastated family members are urging the public to come forward after a man was stabbed to death.

Walkers looking pretty in pink as charity walk pulls in £170,000

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Wednesday 1st July 2015

A sea of pink lit up the streets after the midnight darkness fell as walkers raised more than £170,000 for charity.

Murderer jailed for life for 'merciless' attack on defenceless charity worker

Borehamwood Times:

11:40am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Family members of a woman who was stabbed to death wept with relief as her murderer was jailed for life today.

Car thieves jailed following police chase across North London

Borehamwood Times:

10:22am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Car thieves have been jailed for a combined total of 17 months after being caught by a number plate recognition camera.

Step forward for library campaigners as charity commission accept bid

Borehamwood Times:

1:30pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

A library has taken its first step towards reopening its doors after its bid to become a charity was accepted.

Association that was 'once a force to be reckoned with' may be forced to wind down

Borehamwood Times: The man was shot in the car park behind his flat in Headstone Gardens.

5:30pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

The future of a residents association that has existed for around 90 years has been thrown into doubt after a drop in the number of ‘enthusiastic and dynamic’ members.

Workers harness themselves to roof to fly Armed Forces flag

Borehamwood Times:

2:46pm Monday 29th June 2015

Tributes have been paid to Britain’s Armed Forces as a flag flew high above council offices.

Walk in the park leads to 50-year love affair with bowling

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Monday 29th June 2015

A bowler and umpire has been honoured with a surprise party to celebrate half a century of club membership.

Armed robbers attack man in his own home

Borehamwood Times: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

1:22pm Monday 29th June 2015

A man was left with a fractured nose when two burglars repeatedly punched him in the face as they raided his home.

Shark attacks and sticky paper make up volunteering day for college students

Borehamwood Times:

2:40pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

College students had a day of discovery as they toured a television studio for a volunteering project.

Campaigners call for council rethink over approval of 'bulky, slab-like' tower blocks

Borehamwood Times:

12:32pm Monday 29th June 2015

A group who campaign on environmental issues say it is time Harrow Council has a rethink about their approval of new blocks of flats.

Driver remains trapped in overturned truck as fire crews battle to cut him free

Borehamwood Times:

11:50am Monday 29th June 2015

A driver remains trapped in his lorry after it overturned on a busy motorway.

Candlelit vigil to be held to honour life of cyclist killed in midnight crash

Borehamwood Times:

10:29am Monday 29th June 2015

Campaigners will light candles as a vigil and ‘die-in’ is hosted to mourn the loss of two cyclists.

Murderer who stabbed neighbour to death to be sentenced today

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Tuesday 30th June 2015

A man who was found guilty of stabbing to death his neighbour is to be sentenced today.

Morris dancing and science exhibitions on display at community festival

Borehamwood Times:

11:10am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Festival goers can sample Indian drumming and watch performances from schools as a community comes together.

Police appeal launched after man goes missing from mental health unit

Borehamwood Times:

7:58am Monday 29th June 2015

A man who was sectioned after exposing himself in public has gone missing from a mental health unit.

Supporters cheer on swimmers to raise money than £6,000

Borehamwood Times:

10:30am Saturday 27th June 2015

Swimmers undertook an ‘incredible feat’ as they raised more than £6,000 for charity.

Harrow's Heroes: Rotary Club feels 'tremendous affinity' with volunteers across the borough

Borehamwood Times:

3:04pm Friday 26th June 2015

A club who put their community above themselves says it is very proud to be a part of an annual competition to celebrate the work of volunteers.

Son tells of heartbreak of losing mum who was brutally murdered by neighbour

Borehamwood Times:

12:35pm Friday 26th June 2015

Family members of a woman murdered by her neighbour have told of their devastation of losing a much-loved mother, wife and sister.

Police officers pay their respects to mother who was stabbed to death

Borehamwood Times: Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens

11:23am Friday 26th June 2015

A top police officer has said ‘nothing can make up for the loss’ of a woman who was killed after being stabbed 33 times.

'Harrow deserves much better' - Campaigners criticise approval of 'slab like' development

Borehamwood Times:

10:44am Friday 26th June 2015

Campaigners who have opposed plans for a former Post Office have said the approval of ‘poor quality housing units’ will ‘wreck’ the landscape of Harrow.

Teacher 'proud' to work for award-winning baby signing company

Borehamwood Times:

9:47am Friday 26th June 2015

A woman who teaches signing to babies says she is ‘so proud’ to be part of an award-winning company.

Pupils buzzing as they fly through to spelling bee final

Borehamwood Times: Students are being ‘put off college’

9:00am Monday 29th June 2015

The crème de la crème of language students will showcase their skills in the final of a foreign languages spelling bee.

Husband supports campaign after wife gives ultimate donation

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A sight-saving surgery could be under threat after a drop in donations.

Restaurateurs to go head to head for Parliament cook-off

Borehamwood Times: Flavour favourites: A selection of Indian herbs and spices from Fish Indian Style, by Atul Kochhar. Photo PA Photo/David Loftus/Absolute Press.

2:25pm Thursday 25th June 2015

Curry chefs will tempt the tastebuds of politicians with aromatic herbs and spices as restaurateurs go up against one another in a national competition.

Mini celebrity 'extremely happy' to help mayor open new supermarket

Borehamwood Times:

12:22pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A ten-year-old has gone from being told she would never be able to talk to opening a new supermarket as a ‘child celebrity’.

Teacher brings victory to national side in World Cup qualifiers

Borehamwood Times:

10:49am Thursday 25th June 2015

A college teacher has swapped break times and detentions for a coaching whistle as he helps a national football team to victory.

Dealer banned from driving and jailed for 22 months

Borehamwood Times:

9:27am Thursday 25th June 2015

A drug dealer has been jailed for 22 months after being caught in possession of cannabis on several occasions.

Heads spun as families enjoy fun fair in the sun

Borehamwood Times:

9:21am Thursday 25th June 2015

Children scrambled to have a go on the go karts as families enjoyed a day in the sun.

Controversial plans for former post office site approved

Borehamwood Times:

9:31pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

Businessmen patted each other on the backs and shook hands after a controversial planning application was passed by Harrow Council.

Teen missing from home for 11 days could be in Harrow

Borehamwood Times:

2:28pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

A 14-year-old boy who has been missing for 11 days could have travelled to Stanmore, police believe.

Missing 14-year-old could be travelling all over London, say police

Borehamwood Times:

5:32pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A 14-year-old girl has been missing from her home for more than four days.

Mother uses electric drums and Lego cranes to help teach engineering to children

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

The whirring of electronics fills the air as a mother uses lego to teach children the basics of engineering.

Community Health Fund has final push for votes for £500 cash prize

Borehamwood Times:

9:00am Wednesday 24th June 2015

With just days left to vote, Times Series readers still have the chance to decide which charity or organisation will receive a cash prize.

Parents 'overwhelmed' by support after thousands donated to help keep three-year-old cancer patient smiling

Borehamwood Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

The parents of a three-year-old who is undergoing intensive radiotherapy sessions in Florida say they have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support of their friends and family.

WATCH: Dancers step and shimmy as they rehearse for their debut performance

Borehamwood Times:

12:50pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

The jangling of bracelets filled the air and dancers twirled ribbons as schoolchildren practiced for their big performance.

Fallen troops remembered as flag flies for Armed Forces Day

Borehamwood Times:

3:20pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Silence fell as the mayor of Harrow raised a flag to show the borough’s support for the men and woman who serve in the armed forces.

Expansion plans for school on show in drop in exhibition

Borehamwood Times:

11:00am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Plans for a school’s expansion will be unveiled at a drop-in event for neighbours.

Woman had lucky escape after blaze swept through home

Borehamwood Times:

12:42pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Firefighters say a woman was lucky to escape when a fire swept through her home.

Tyres screech as a wheelchair rugby club completes 500 lap challenge

Borehamwood Times:

12:31pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Wheels whirred across a sports hall as a club completed 500 laps of an indoor court for charity.

Harrow's Heroes: Talking newspaper very proud to serve community for 40 years

Borehamwood Times:

11:10am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A volunteer for a charity for visually impaired people says the team is very proud to be nominated for the Harrow’s Heroes award.

Cyclist killed in midnight crash named by police

Borehamwood Times:

9:41pm Monday 22nd June 2015

A cyclist who died after he was involved in a road traffic collision with a car in Harrow has been named.

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