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Veterinary student had 'no intention of harming himself'

Harrow Times: Benjamin Ingledew had a love of animals and had always talked about studying at veterinary college. Credit: Facebook

1:45pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A veterinary student who was struck by a train after a drunken night out with friends had “no intention of harming himself”, an inquest heard.

Beekeepers toast the end of summer with 100th honey show

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5:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Beekeepers toasted the end of the summer season by holding a honey show to raise money for their club.

Grandmother fined for not displaying parking permit - after council failed to deliver it

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3:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A grandmother says she feels “browbeaten” after receiving a fine for not displaying her parking permit – even though the council failed to deliver it.

Barnet Council fraud investigations aired on television

Harrow Times: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

1:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Investigations carried out by Barnet Borough Council’s anti-fraud team have been aired on national television.

Film about living with special needs wins award

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11:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A film about life at Jewish special needs schools has picked up an award.

Young music scholars named by mayor

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9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Two children have been given music scholarships by the Mayor of London because of their talent.

Family had to wait more than two days for information into son's death

Harrow Times: Mr Ingledew pictured with friends. Credit: Facebook

5:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A family had to wait more than two days for information after their son was hit by a train, an inquest heard.

Student was "happy and exuberant" in hours before death

Harrow Times: Benjamin Ingledew had a love of animals and had always talked about studying at veterinary college. Credit: Facebook

1:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A promising veterinary student seemed "happy and exuberant" in the hours before he was hit by a train after a drunken party, an inquest heard.

Spooky themed Halloween event

Harrow Times: Family Halloween Disco

9:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Shoppers feeling brave enough are invited to take part in a spooky-themed event for Halloween.

Man proposes to girlfriend in school classroom where they first met

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11:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Teenage romances usually fizzle out when the school years are over – but one man proposed to his sweetheart in the classroom where they first met.

Win a team of volunteers from the Times & Independent Series this Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: The news team with British Trust of Conservation Volunteers at Coldfall Wood.

5:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

A competition to find a good deed for the Times & Independent Series to carry out has been launched.

Footballers raise cash for cancer charity

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5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Footballers raised thousands of pounds for a cancer charity during a match in memory of two friends.

Siblings nominated for award after bone marrow campaign

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3:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

A brother and sister who helped save their mother’s life by launching a campaign for more bone marrow donors have been nominated for an award.

MP Matthew Offord remains 'upbeat' after losing vision in one eye

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1:13pm Monday 29th September 2014

Hendon MP Matthew Offord says he is determined to stay upbeat after going blind in one eye.

Meeting about free school plans

Harrow Times: 'We'll help teaching come alive' - church launches campaign for new free school

9:16am Monday 29th September 2014

Parents will meet to discuss plans to open a church-run free school.

Film project for teenagers

Harrow Times: Film to tackle homelessness

11:10am Monday 29th September 2014

Creative teenagers who want to find out more about the arts can take part in free training sessions.

Man seriously injured after Edgware fight

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11:52am Saturday 27th September 2014

A man was left seriously injured after a fight in Edgware.

Children take part in heated debate about school meals

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6:20am Saturday 27th September 2014

Children took part in a heated debate over whether they should be entitled to free school meals.

Family of mother who died of brain tumour donate cash to hospice

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11:10am Thursday 25th September 2014

The family of a mother who died of a brain tumour donated £17,500 to the hospice that cared for her.

More than 1,800 older people take part in activities

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5:10am Thursday 25th September 2014

A service that provides activities for older people reached almost 1,800 people in its first year.

Do you need any inspiration this Mitzvah Day?

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5:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

With a range of challenges to choose from, there is no excuse not to get involved in this year’s Mitzvah Day.

Brothers brave choppy waters as they kayak the channel

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1:30pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A group of friends braved freezing temperatures as they kayaked across the English Channel for a dementia charity.

Devout Christian celebrates 100th birthday

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11:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A 100-year-old says her love for Jesus helped her reach the milestone birthday.

Twirling at tea dance

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1:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

People strapped on their dancing shoes and jived to the music at a tea dance.

Mother drops eight clothes sizes in two years with weight loss programme

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11:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A mother embarrassed by her size in photographs of her 40th birthday celebrations dropped eight clothes sizes.

Donate food to harvest festival

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8:57am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Shoppers are urged to donate food and toiletries to charity as part of a harvest festival.

Cash grant to help children get into sport

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5:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A scheme to help children and teenagers get fit has received a £194,000 grant.

Peace celebration 'livened up' area

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5:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A peace celebration “livened up” a high street as hundreds gathered for the annual event.

'Ghastly, overbearing eyesore' - anger as new houses built inches away from maisonettes

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3:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Neighbours claim they are facing “gloom and despondency” after a new estate was given planning permission – just inches from their kitchen and bedroom windows.

'It's got an energy of its own' - fight to save historic farmhouse

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5:30pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Campaigners are fighting to stop the historic farmhouse a suffragette lived in from being bulldozed so they can turn it into a “living entity”.

Persian night brings in hundreds

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1:25pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Refugees who fled a war-torn Iran were invited to a multicultural evening of music, food and dancing.

Man arrested for arson after allotment fire

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2:16pm Friday 19th September 2014

A 38-year-old man has been arrested for arson after a fire in allotments.

College courses for disabled people

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9:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A college for people with learning disabilities has launched a new range of courses for adults.

Museum volunteer commended at awards ceremony

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1:20pm Friday 19th September 2014

A museum volunteer who goes the extra mile was commended at an awards ceremony.

Man jailed after drugs raid

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11:10am Friday 19th September 2014

A 22-year-old man has been jailed after a drug raid in Edgware.

London Jewish Cultural Centre to leave Golders Green

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5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A centre that provides care, support and activities for people in the Jewish community is set to leave its Golders Green home.

Traders 'kept in the dark' over phone line glitch

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3:20pm Friday 19th September 2014

Shopkeepers feel “badly let down” after their phone lines went down two weeks ago and are yet to be fixed.

Fun day at army centre

Harrow Times: Hundreds of people lined the streets of High Barnet to see the British army's most decorated regiment on parade.

9:20am Friday 19th September 2014

People can find out about life in the army at a family fun day.

Free swimming sessions for foster carers and children in care

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5:10am Friday 19th September 2014

Foster carers and carers can enjoy free swimming sessions.

Drive-in cinema club wraps up successful season

Harrow Times: The drive-in cinema runs throughout October at Brent Cross

7:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

A drive-in American style cinema club is wrapping up for the summer.

New Rabbi joins synagogue

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2:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A new rabbi hopes to inspire the Jewish community to find out more about their faith.

Grandmother left badly injured after tripping over uneven pavement

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5:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

A grandmother was left “looking like she’d been battered and bruised” after she tripped on an uneven pavement.

Seven-year-old donates old toys and clothes to charity

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5:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A seven-year-old has been compared to Mother Theresa after she gathered bags of toys and clothes to send to children in need.

'Looking to the future' - JFS vows to turn bad Ofsted report around

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11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A "disappointed" headteacher has vowed to tackle the challenge of improving his school head on after it was criticised in an Ofsted report.

'Charlie carried me through' - mother completes charity race in memory of son

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1:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A mother said the atmosphere was "electric" as she crossed the finish line of a charity race she ran in memory of her seven-year-old son.

Fire walkers step out over sizzling hot coals for charity

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3:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Fire walkers stepped on sizzling hot coals to raise thousands of pounds for a hospice.

Farm holds open day for people with learning disabilities

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4:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Confidence levels soared as adults with learning disabilities visited a farm to take part in a variety of activities.

Free honey and apples to celebration Jewish New Year

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9:10am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Shoppers can celebrate the Jewish New Year with a Rabbi.

'Loveable' family dog mauled by three rampaging pitbulls

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2:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A dog owner has spoken of the terrifying moment her pet was pounced on and mauled by three rampaging pitbulls.

Detectives seize almost £10m of heroin

Harrow Times: Police warn heroin users after recent death in Watford

8:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Detectives arrested three men after swooping on a £9.5million drug handover.

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