Mitzvah Day "offers us a great opportunity to look beyond ourselves" says charity director

Harrow Times:

5:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

A charity director says Mitzvah Day is a great opportunity for people to connect with the local community.

Road closed due to collapsed chimney

Harrow Times:

2:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

Homes and shops were evacuated after collapsed chimney threatened to fall down onto the street below.

MP's expenses to be investigated

Harrow Times: Bob Blackman, Conservative candidate for Harrow East

12:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

An MP’s expenses are being investigated by the Parliamentary standards watchdog.

Housing councillor raises concerns about office to flats conversion

Harrow Times:

11:24am Monday 20th October 2014

The councillor responsible for housing says the policy to convert offices into homes is "deeply flawed".

Warning over Asian gold thieves during Diwali celebrations

Harrow Times: Police predict rise in ‘Asian gold’ thefts

9:31am Monday 20th October 2014

People due to take part in Diwali celebrations are being warned about thieves targeting the Asian community during the festival season.

Opposition leader questions council's Community Champions scheme

Harrow Times: Calls for more neighbourhood volunteers

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

The leader of the opposition group has called into question Harrow Borough Council’s new Community Champion scheme.

Club holds 24-hour 'squashathon' for charity

Harrow Times:

1:14pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A squash club has taken on a marathon challenge in order to raise money for charity.

School’s short stories published

Harrow Times:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Secondary school pupils with a love of the written word have had their short stories published.

Care home hosts harvest festival

Harrow Times:

3:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A care home welcomed a school choir for a harvest festival to collect food for a homeless charity.

Display of plans for former mail sorting office to end today

Harrow Times:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The public exhibition of proposals for a town centre eyesore will end today.

Homeless charity to open winter shelter for another year

Harrow Times: Over 100 people are sleeping rough in Ludlow tomorrow in aid of homeless charities.

5:17pm Friday 17th October 2014

A homeless charity helping rough sleepers in the borough will be opening up its winter shelter for another year and says the number of people in need is increasing.

Mayor to lay wreaths at war memorials to mark British Legion's Poppy Appeal

Harrow Times:

3:57pm Friday 17th October 2014

The Mayor of Harrow will lay wreaths at war memorials around the borough to mark the start of the annual Poppy Appeal.

Shopping centre to hold Diwali lantern workshop

Harrow Times:

1:52pm Friday 17th October 2014

Children of all ages will be able to create their own lantern to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Cyclists invited to take part free guided bike ride

Harrow Times:

11:21am Friday 17th October 2014

Cyclists are being invited to take part in a challenging town and country guided bike ride.

More than 10,000 take part in youth consultation

Harrow Times:

9:35am Friday 17th October 2014

More than 10,000 children and teenagers from Harrow have taken part in a national consultation to highlight the political issues important to them.

Engineering work on tube lines this weekend

Harrow Times:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Two London underground lines will be closed for part of the weekend for scheduled engineering work.

Schoolgirl in the running for national writing award

Harrow Times:

5:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A young writer has been nominated for a national award encouraging creative writing in the Muslim community.

Donors needed to help treat blood disorders

Harrow Times: A donor giving blood. More people are required to become donors, particularly in the 17-24 age range after a drop-off in the number of  people giving

3:14pm Thursday 16th October 2014

People from ethnic minorities are being called to give blood as a part of a drive to recruite more donors.

Still time to view proposals for sorting office site

Harrow Times:

1:51pm Thursday 16th October 2014

People still have time view proposals for a town centre eyesore at a public exhibition this week.

Conference hears how borough is 'safest in London'

Harrow Times:

11:18am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police claim Harrow has been the safest borough in London for five of the last six months.

Town centre office block to be converted into flats

Harrow Times:

9:32am Thursday 16th October 2014

Another proposal to turn a town centre office block into flats has been submitted to planners.

Deadline looms for school expansion consultation

Harrow Times:

6:10am Thursday 16th October 2014

Time is running out for people to have their say about proposals to expand the size of a school.

Council launches Community Champion scheme

Harrow Times:

8:08pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Harrow Borough Council launched a new 'community champions' scheme aiming to encourage more people to volunteer.

Players needed for charity squashathon

5:24pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Members of a squash club will be taking part in a non-stop match to raise money for charity.

Man sentenced for 'sadistic' murder of prostitute

Harrow Times: Nicolae Patraucean

4:57pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A “sadistic” construction worker who murdered a prostitute with a Stanley knife before stealing her car has been jailed.

Man wanted in connection with dog attack

Harrow Times:

4:49pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A hunt is underway for a man wanted in connection with a dog attack.

Plans for town centre eyesore go on display

Harrow Times:

3:38pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Around 350 homes, a new central library and public space in the heart of Harrow are among proposals for a town centre eyesore - but there are no plans for a 19-storey skyscraper.

Muslim association holds peace conference

Harrow Times:

1:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A Muslim association hosted a peace conference with community leaders from across the borough.

Mothers 'horrified’ at proposals to close children's centres

Harrow Times:

11:48am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Mothers are working together to try to save the borough’s children centres from closure.

Bank branch holds charity week in aid of hospital foundation

Harrow Times:

9:28am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A bank helped a hospital foundation raise money as part of its charity week.

Gardening group holds apple day celebration

Harrow Times:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A community gardening group hosted an annual apple day to celebrate this year’s harvest.

Pictures reveal bird’s eye view of borough

Harrow Times:

5:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Here are pictures giving a bird’s eye view of Harrow taken with the help of a police helicopter.

Siblings call for safety measures after mother is hit by bus

Harrow Times:

3:24pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The son and daughter of a woman badly injured by a bus have called for a safety review of town centre streets.

Cash machine blown up in robbery in Greenford Road, Harrow

Harrow Times:

1:44pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Burglars blew up a cash machine to get to the money inside during an early morning raid at a post office.

Council lawyers praised at awards ceremony - despite damning report

Harrow Times:

1:45pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A joint legal team working between two councils was praised at an awards ceremony – a week after a damning report criticised its role in legal mistakes made by Barnet Borough Council.

Inquest into death of Harrow surgeon in Syria begins

Harrow Times: Dr Abbas Khan's family says he has died in a prison cell in Damascus

11:13am Tuesday 14th October 2014

The inquest into the death of a doctor who died in a Syrian prison has started.

Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone takes part in youth democracy event

Harrow Times:

9:28am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Young politicians quizzed former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone during an event to encourage more teenagers to participate in politics.

Job fair date announced by council

Harrow Times:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Jobseekers can attend a free employment fair to find out about the latest opportunities from a range of employers.

Seven-year-old in sponsored swim to help children in Albania

Harrow Times:

5:30pm Monday 13th October 2014

A seven-year-old who is collecting bags of toys to send to disadvantaged children in Albania is doing a sponsored swim to help ship them over.

Former teacher banned from profession after indecent assault conviction

Harrow Times:

5:01pm Monday 13th October 2014

A former teacher convicted of sex offences against a pupil nearly 40 years ago has been banned from returning to the country’s classrooms.

Hundreds cycle in aid of hospice charity

Harrow Times:

3:54pm Monday 13th October 2014

Hospice supporters jumped on their bikes to help raise more than £10,000 for charity.

Video: Fly-tipper fined after being caught red handed

Harrow Times:

1:36pm Monday 13th October 2014

A man was fined more than £400 after he was caught on camera dumping large foam blocks in the street.

Rotary club presents cheque to Ukrainian children’s charity leader

Harrow Times:

11:24am Monday 13th October 2014

A rotary club was visited by a doctor who has spent nearly 30 years helping children affected by the Chernobyl disaster.

Business as usual says hospital trust despite strike action

Harrow Times: Northwick Park Hospital

9:12am Monday 13th October 2014

A hospital trust says it will be business as usual today despite a four-hour strike by health workers over pay.

Grants available for sports clubs

Harrow Times: COST CALL: Residents have until August 25 to submit their views on proposed changes to the way Carmarthenshire County Council charges for the use of its sports pitches

6:00am Monday 13th October 2014

Sports clubs and youth groups are being given the chance to apply for money to run free events for the community.

Volunteers raise cash for hospital radio station

Harrow Times:

3:30pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A hospital radio station raised hundreds of pounds with the support of a supermarket.

Public health body to hold annual general meeting

Harrow Times: Half a million West Sussex residents left without a GP

8:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

The organisation responsible for the commissioning of public health services for the borough will be holding its annual meeting next week.

Letter of the week: once gone, they will be lost forever

Harrow Times:

12:10pm Saturday 11th October 2014

​I am writing to strongly oppose the possible closure of the Harrow Arts Centre and the Harrow Museum in your budget considerations.

Public exhibition announced for town centre eyesore plans

Harrow Times: 'Eyesore' site purchase welcomed

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

People are being invited to have their say about plans for a town centre eyesore.

Charity shop calls for people to donate 'a sari for Diwali'

Harrow Times:

5:20pm Friday 10th October 2014

A charity shop says it has been doing a roaring trade in Indian clothing after just two months since it opened.







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