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Alison Morrison was "committed to creating a safer Harrow" says council leader

Harrow Times:

5:22pm Friday 19th December 2014

Harrow Council's leader says murder victim Alison Morrison was “passionately committed to creating a safer Harrow”.

Police borough commander pays tribute to murder victim

Harrow Times:

2:11pm Friday 19th December 2014

Harrow’s police borough commander has paid tribute to the woman murdered yesterday morning.

Tributes paid to “shining star” murder victim

Harrow Times:

12:16pm Friday 19th December 2014

Fellow community workers have paid tribute to murder victim Alison Morrison.

Murder victim named

Harrow Times:

11:19am Friday 19th December 2014

A woman who died after being stabbed in the street has been named.

Fears over impact of school amalgamation plans

Harrow Times:

9:02am Friday 19th December 2014

Concerns have been raised over the plans to merge an infant school and junior school.

Blood donation session announced for the New Year

Harrow Times: Blood donation sessions to be held in Ferryhill church

6:10am Friday 19th December 2014

People are being called to give blood to help maintain supplies during the winter months.

School donates presents to children's ward

Harrow Times:

5:07pm Thursday 18th December 2014

High school pupils visited a children’s ward to hand out presents to patients having to spend Christmas in hospital.

Murder investigation launched after woman is stabbed

Harrow Times:

3:14pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A murder investigation has been launched after woman died after being stabbed.

Families enjoy Christmas tree festival at church

Harrow Times:

1:37pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Families flocked to enjoy the display at a church's annual Christmas Tree festival.

Wealdstone Raider goes for Christmas Number One with charity single

Harrow Times:

11:10am Thursday 18th December 2014

A football fan filmed taunting rival supporters could be set to storm the charts and become Christmas number one.

Man in hospital after being hit by car

Harrow Times:

9:01am Thursday 18th December 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after an elderly man was hit by a car.

Plans for historic Headstone Manor and Harrow Museum to be heard this evening

Harrow Times: Headstone Manor and Museum

6:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

Proposal for the regeneration of a manor house and the borough’s museum will be discussed by councillors this evening.

Former mayor to stand for parliament

Harrow Times: Mayor of Harrow Nana Asante

3:51pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

The former Mayor of Harrow has announced she will stand for Parliament in the next general election.

Detectives hunt for gunman after shooting at party

Harrow Times:

1:22pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Police are hunting a gunman after a man was shot at an 18th birthday party.

Nightclub for disabled people celebrates tenth anniversary

Harrow Times:

11:51am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A nightclub run by and for disabled people has celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Council 'determined' to support local companies after business event

Harrow Times:

9:34am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Hundreds of people attended an event aimed at supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in the borough.

New micro-volunteering project launched

Harrow Times:

6:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A new volunteering project has launched giving those with hectic schedules the chance to donate a bit of free time to a good cause.

School making 'reasonable progress' since being put into special measures

Harrow Times:

5:19pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A school rated as inadequate and put into special measures is making “reasonable progress” according to the school’s watchdog.

Harrow Times' most read stories of 2014

Harrow Times:

3:32pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Stories about protests, shisha bars and court cases were just some of the most read stories on the Harrow Times website in 2014.

Money available to help reduce costs of making homes warmer

Harrow Times: Money and energy-saving loft insulation

2:23pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

People will be able to make their homes more energy efficient with money secured from the government.

School expansion consultation to end this evening

Harrow Times:

11:47am Tuesday 16th December 2014

People have until this evening to have their say on proposals to increase the size of an infant and junior school.

School children learn about the benefits of going green

Harrow Times:

9:34am Tuesday 16th December 2014

Pupils learnt about the benefits of going green in a poster design competition.

Hundreds take part in annual Santa Dash

Harrow Times:

6:00am Tuesday 16th December 2014

Hundreds of people took part in a Santa Dash to help raise money for a hospice charity.

Tributes "touched" family of tragic Whitmore High School pupil

Harrow Times:

3:23pm Monday 15th December 2014

The family of a 14-year-old boy who died of an injury he received playing football at school say they have been “touched” by tributes left by classmates.

School gets new mini-bus

Harrow Times:

1:37pm Monday 15th December 2014

A new minibus which will allow pupils at a special needs school to travel together.

Pupils wear Christmas jumpers for charity

Harrow Times:

11:58am Monday 15th December 2014

Primary school pupils donned Christmas jumpers to raise money for charity to make the world better with a sweater.

Harrow Council budget: More difficult decisions to come says councillor

Harrow Times: ROADSHOW: The Carmarthenshire public is being asked to attend events to discuss council budget cuts.

9:29am Monday 15th December 2014

Harrow Council's cabinet member for finance has warned the authority is not even half way through cuts it has to make and that it faces “difficult decisions” in the future.

Help on offer to keep vulnerable warm this winter

Harrow Times: GOOD CAUSE: The Dorset Community Foundation is helping to ensure the elderly keep warm this winter

9:30am Sunday 14th December 2014

Vulnerable people across the borough are being offered free help and support with heating their homes this winter.

Council welcomes brothel closure

Harrow Times: Police hunt burglary gang who stole jewellery from Bradford house

5:28pm Friday 12th December 2014

Harrow Borough Council has welcomed the closure of a brothel following a raid by police this morning.

Borough gearing up for London New Year’s Day parade

Harrow Times:

6:00am Monday 15th December 2014

Volunteers are preparing Harrow's entry for the London New Year’s Day parade.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: December

Harrow Times: Fletcher ward in Northwick Park Hospital came under investigation

8:00am Thursday 1st January 2015

Northwick Park Hospital and accident and emergency services were in the headlines again in December.

Olympic medallist visits hospital

Harrow Times:

4:30pm Saturday 13th December 2014

An Olympic, World and Commonwealth medal-winning gymnast visited the children’s ward of a hospital.

Church Christmas tree festival on today

Harrow Times:

9:00am Saturday 13th December 2014

A church will be opening its doors for the public to enjoy a display of more than 40 Christmas trees decorated by different groups.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: November

Harrow Times: More than half of those surveyed said they support natural gas production from shale

3:00pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

In November it was announced a fracking company had applied to search for shale gas under Harrow.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: October

Harrow Times: Planning process over Barnet FC stadium at The Hive a "shambles" says councillor

9:00am Wednesday 31st December 2014

A big story for October was the final report from the Planning Inspectorate into Harrow Borough Council’s handling of its long running dispute with Barnet FC and its stadium the Hive.

Tributes paid to schoolboy

Harrow Times:

2:29pm Friday 12th December 2014

Classmates took to social media to pay tribute to schoolboy Sugenth Jeyakumar.

Suspected brothel raided and shut down

Harrow Times:

1:06pm Friday 12th December 2014

A suspected brothel was shut down following a raid by police and immigration officers.

School pupil dies after being injured playing football

Harrow Times: Whitmore High School

11:26am Friday 12th December 2014

A secondary school pupil has died after being injured playing football.

Charity wins national award

Harrow Times:

9:08am Friday 12th December 2014

A charity that helps and supports people with learning disabilities in the borough has won a national award.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: September

Harrow Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

A business owner claimed he was being hounded by Harrow Borough Council for a parking fine issued to his vehicle’s former owner in September.

Plans for schools to amalgamate to move to next stage

Harrow Times:

6:10am Friday 12th December 2014

Plans to amalgamate an infants school and a junior school will move forward.

Draft council budget approved

Harrow Times: ROADSHOW: The Carmarthenshire public is being asked to attend events to discuss council budget cuts.

10:09pm Thursday 11th December 2014

Budget proposals including a 1.99 per cent council tax rise, a £75 charge for garden waste collection and investment in social workers have been approved by Harrow Council's cabinet.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: August

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9:00am Tuesday 30th December 2014

August saw the start of the inquest into the death of a man killed as he saved his family from a fire caused by a faulty fridge freezer.

School pupils donate to Harrow FoodBank

Harrow Times:

5:21pm Thursday 11th December 2014

Pupils from a Saturday school donated half a tonne of goods to the Harrow FoodBank.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: July

Harrow Times:

9:00am Monday 29th December 2014

July was the month when a meals-on-wheels delivery driver helped rescue a 92-year-old woman who was stuck in a lift.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: June

Harrow Times:

9:10am Sunday 28th December 2014

In June the Harrow Times revealed an independent investigation into institutional racism at Harrow Borough Council cost the taxpayer £15,000.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: May

Harrow Times: Mayor of Harrow Nana Asante

2:30pm Saturday 27th December 2014

In May it was revealed that the then Mayor of Harrow had overspent during her year in office by nearly £45,000.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: April

Harrow Times: Saddam Hussein picture 'human rights protest' says restaurant owner

9:00am Saturday 27th December 2014

A restaurant owner came under pressure in April for having a Saddam Hussein poster in his front window.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: March

Harrow Times:

3:30pm Friday 26th December 2014

March was the month the Harrow Times reported on Harrow Borough Council using spy plane technology to find beds in sheds.

Harrow Times Review of the Year 2014: February

Harrow Times:

9:40am Friday 26th December 2014

A huge protest from the Somali community over the planned adoption of a child by a lesbian couple made the front page in February.

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