New free schools approved by government

Harrow Times: The new free school application is for the site of Heathfield School which is due to close

11:34am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Three new schools will open in the borough after being given the go-ahead by the Department for Education.

Council "acted unreasonably" with Barnet FC planning enforcement notice

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

9:15am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Planning Inspectorate says Harrow Borough Council “acted unreasonably” during a long-running dispute with Barnet FC over the Hive stadium.

New hospital trust serving the borough launches today

Harrow Times:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A new hospital trust that will serve more than 850,000 people in north west London was launched today.

DJ Neil Fox quizzed by police on sex assault claims

Harrow Times: Neil Fox, 53, known as Doctor Fox, is being questioned at a police station in central London

5:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Harrow-born radio DJ Neil "Dr" Fox has been arrested by police investigating claims of historical sex offences.

Campaigns started to fight council budget cuts

Harrow Times: Headstone Manor and Museum

5:08pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The fightback against proposed council budget cuts has begun, with hundreds giving their support to save local authority-owned sites.

Team mates pay tribute to man who died after minicab fall

Harrow Times:

2:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Gaelic football club has paid tribute to one of its players who died after falling from a moving minicab.

Benefits fraudster jailed for falsely claiming thousands

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

1:31pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A fraudster has been jailed after claiming more than £55,000 in housing benefits.

Parliamentary candidate meets with transport secretary to campaign for extended Crossrail line

Harrow Times:

11:22am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A parliamentary candidate has joined a campaign to secure a proposed new train line to stop in the borough.

Cyclists get ready to pedal for hospice

Harrow Times: Families take on cycling challenge for hospice

9:26am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Families are gearing up to take part in a sponsored cycle of up to 30 miles in aid of a hospice charity.

Stoptober advice available this week

Harrow Times: Smokers are being challenged to go 28 days without a cigarette.

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

People will be able to get free advice this week to help them stop smoking this October.

Council to pay costs to Barnet FC over Hive stadium planning dispute

Harrow Times: The Hive will host the FA WSL Continental Cup Final.

5:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

Harrow Borough Council is set to reimburse Barnet FC for costs racked up during its long-running planning dispute over the Hive Stadium.

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.

Church to hold arts and crafts weekend

Harrow Times:

4:05pm Monday 29th September 2014

Volunteers have been putting the final touches to paintwork at a church in time for a two-day craft event.

Is your football pitch the worst in North London?

Harrow Times:

3:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

Football matches across North London are being postponed because of the state of local authority pitches.

Man dies after falling from moving minicab

Harrow Times: Police warning after thefts in car parks

12:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

A man has died after falling from the back of a moving minicab.

Views sought on school expansion plans

Harrow Times:

11:16am Monday 29th September 2014

People are being asked for their views on plans to expand two primary schools to provide more places.

Women’s group holds charity coffee morning

Harrow Times:

9:21am Monday 29th September 2014

A women’s charity hosted a coffee morning to help raise money for a cancer charity.

Post Office to close for refurbishment

Harrow Times: The Post Office is benefitting from investment

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A post office is set to close for a week and a half while it is refurbished.

People tap into creative side at art show

Harrow Times:

12:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Craftspeople tapped into their creative sides as they showcased their work at an artisan fair.

Man left with life threatening injuries after falling from minicab

Harrow Times: PROBE: Police carried out raids during investigations into false insurance claims

12:53pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A man suffered life threatening injuries after he fell from a moving minicab this morning.

Charity supporters to walk on hot coals for hospice

Harrow Times:

8:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

People are being given the chance to test their nerve by walking over hot coals for charity.

Letter of the week: 'The thought of Harrow without its museum fills me with dread'

Harrow Times:

12:20pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Earlier this month, Harrow Borough Council’s Labour administration proposed a series of controversial cuts to local services — one of which is to close Harrow Museum at Headstone Manor.

Man injured after Edgware fight

Harrow Times:

11:59am Saturday 27th September 2014

A man has been left seriously injured after a fight in Edgware.

Ambulance volunteers nominated for borough awards

Harrow Times:

8:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

A pair of ambulance volunteers have been nominated for their work as emergency first responders.

Leisure centre launches training scheme

Harrow Times:

5:17pm Friday 26th September 2014

A leisure centre is offering people in their teens and early 20s the chance take part in traineeships to experience work in the industry.

Borough's Navratri celebrations begin

Harrow Times:

3:04pm Friday 26th September 2014

An annual festival celebrated by the Hindu community began this week.

Library secret garden project launched

Harrow Times:

1:51pm Friday 26th September 2014

The man behind a project to restore a library’s secret garden is calling on the community to get involved.

'What happened to us as a family should never happen again' - Fridge freezer fire inquest ends

Harrow Times: Santosh Benjamin small.JPG

11:56am Friday 26th September 2014

A coroner will make recommendations to the Government over the death of a father after a fire caused by a faulty fridge freezer.

MP visits new hospice care centre as work nears competition

Harrow Times:

9:20am Friday 26th September 2014

An MP was given a tour of a new treatment centre at a hospice which is close to completition.

Medical centre to hold health fayre

Harrow Times:

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

People are able to get free advice about their family’s well being at a health fayre tomorrow.

Events for black history season announced

Harrow Times: Lee Jasper speaking at the launch of Harrow Black History season

5:27pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The borough’s annual black history season will this year focus on the life and work of Jamaican politician Marcus Garvey.

Date set for review of council chief executive decision

Harrow Times:

3:11pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Councillors will review the decision to reinstate the chief executive of Harrow Borough Council.

New project to tackle domestic violence announced

Harrow Times: ANGUISH: Domestic violence incidents have risen this year

1:33pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A new project with a proven track record of tackling domestic violence in America will be rolled out across the borough.

Horticulture project celebrates students graduation

Harrow Times:

11:16am Thursday 25th September 2014

More than a dozen students were awarded diplomas as part of a horticulture project to help them find employment.

Night Tube service to run to borough

Harrow Times: Signal failure at North Greenwich causing severe delays on Jubilee line

9:26am Thursday 25th September 2014

Underground trains will run to the borough for 24 hours at weekends starting from next year.

Pub plans to be heard next week

Harrow Times:

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Proposals to demolish a pub to make way for new flats will be heard by councillors next week.

Arts week to show off Pinner's creativity

Harrow Times:

5:46pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A photography exhibition, live music and artist’s open studios are some of the highlights of an upcoming arts week.

Anger over ‘forgotten’ site of demolished council garages

Harrow Times:

3:49pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Neighbours living near the site of garages demolished by the council say they have been forgotten about as their homes have been overrun by rats.

Calls for review into council chief executive decision

Harrow Times:

2:13pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

The decision to reinstate the role of chief executive at Harrow Borough Council could be reviewed.

Charity coffee mornings announced

Harrow Times: What's your favourite biscuit to accompany a cup of tea?

11:31am Wednesday 24th September 2014

People are being invited to a series of coffee mornings being held across the borough to raise money for a cancer charity.

People repair broken gadgets as part of recycle project

Harrow Times:

9:21am Wednesday 24th September 2014

People learnt how to repair broken gadgets and household goods as part of a recycling project.

Mentors needed to help young volunteers

Harrow Times:

6:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Professionals from across the borough are being encouraged become a mentor to help young volunteers take the lead with charity and community groups.

Do you need any inspiration this Mitzvah Day?

Harrow Times:

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.

Hospital told couple it had lost miscarried foetus

Harrow Times: Northwick Park Hospital

5:03pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A hospital told a couple it had lost their miscarried foetus.

People urged to be on the lookout for bogus builders

Harrow Times: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

3:48pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

People are being urged to be on the lookout for bogus builders preying on vulnerable people.

Society celebrates 60 years filming Harrow's history

Harrow Times:

1:41pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A film society is celebrating 60 years of documenting the historic events of the borough.

Anti-terror police arrest man in north west London

Harrow Times:

11:42am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of making improvised explosive devices in Iraq in 2007.

Hospital trust chief executive to leave next year

Harrow Times:

11:17am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The chief executive of a hospital trust has announced he will be leaving his role after overseeing a planned merger with a neighbouring trust.

Children helped by charity take to the streets for sponsored walk

Harrow Times:

9:22am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Children saved by a charity helping those suffering with severe burns took to the streets to raise money.

Leisure centre to mark fitness day with free activities

Harrow Times:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A leisure centre will be hosting free classes and activities as part of a national day of action.

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