Letter of the week: church housing scheme 'to maximise profit'

Harrow Times:

11:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

The vicar of St Michael’s Church in Bishop Ken Road, Harrow Weald, may well be excited about the plans for the demolition of her church hall, but we can assure you that her neighbours are not.

Firework fans' first aid advice

Harrow Times:

8:20am Saturday 25th October 2014

Remember, remember, first aid this November. That's according to St John Ambulance, which has issued a guide to staying safe during Bonfire Night celebrations.

Arrests made with the help of police sniffer dogs

Harrow Times:

5:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

Four people were arrested after being identified by police sniffer dogs outside an underground station.

Council teams hit the street for day of action

Harrow Times:

3:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

Dodgy DVDs and fly-tipped waste were just some of the areas of focus for council officers in a day of action today.

Borough's ambulance response times below London-wide target

Harrow Times:

2:12pm Friday 24th October 2014

Ambulance response times for Harrow are just above London’s average but well short of the services target.

Barnet's ambulance response times fifth worst in London

Harrow Times:

1:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

Barnet recorded the fifth slowest ambulance response times in London.

Two arrested during police drug raids

Harrow Times:

11:45am Friday 24th October 2014

A woman and a man have been arrested in a raid to tackle suspected drug dealers.

Police raid suspected drug dealers

Harrow Times:

9:24am Friday 24th October 2014

Police carried out raids this morning to strike at the heart of drug dealing in Harrow.

Deadline looms for school applications

Harrow Times:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The application process for secondary school places for the 2015 academic year will close next week.

Police campaign launched to tackle violent crime

Harrow Times:

5:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police have launched a new campaign to reduce the number of violent attacks during the winter months.

Hundreds take part in school tag rugby festival

Harrow Times:

3:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Hundreds of school children from across Harrow took part in an annual tag rugby festival with the help of Saracens.

MP calls for polyclinic opening hours to be extended

Harrow Times:

1:29pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

An MP has called for a polyclinic to be reopened during the week to help ease the pressure on A&E services.

Councillor joins in with bin collection

Harrow Times:

11:34am Thursday 23rd October 2014

An independent councillor took to the streets and joined the borough’s rubbish collectors for a morning shift.

New trees to be planted as part of new maintenance deal

Harrow Times: A tree surgeon examines the horse chestnet tree in St Mary’s Square, Coppergate

9:26am Thursday 23rd October 2014

More trees will be planted across the borough and two new apprenticeships have been secured as part of a deal agreed this week.

Workshop to tackle domestic violence announced

Harrow Times:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

People are being invited to a workshop aiming to find the best ways to tackle domestic abuse in the borough.

Have you entered our Mitzvah Day competition yet?

Harrow Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Have you entered our competition to win a team of volunteers for Mitzvah Day yet?

Mums group hosts community Diwali event

Harrow Times:

5:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A group of mums held a Diwali community evening to keep their cultural traditions alive.

Pair jailed for supermarket burglary

Harrow Times:

3:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A pair of thieves have been jailed for a spate of burglaries from supermarket tills.

School zebra crossing petition handed into council

Harrow Times:

2:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A petition from parents calling for a zebra crossing near a school has been handed into Harrow Borough Council.

Hundreds enjoy Diwali craft event

Harrow Times:

2:16pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

More than 600 people took part in a Diwali arts and craft event at a shopping centre.

Brothers complete war memorial bike ride for charity

Harrow Times:

1:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Intrepid brothers cycled between some of the world’s most historic war memorials to raise money for fallen soldiers.

Mayor lays wreaths at borough's war memorials

Harrow Times:

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Wreaths were laid at 11 war memorials to mark the start of the borough’s Poppy Appeal.

Leader of the council to meet with voluntary sector

Harrow Times:

11:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The leader of Harrow Borough Council has agreed to meet with members of the voluntary sector to hear about the possible impact of budget cuts.

Police release man arrested in connection with murder of Pakistani politician

Harrow Times: Imran Farooq

10:36am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man arrested at an airport in connection with the murder of a Pakistani politician has been released.

Former sorting office redevelopment ‘long overdue’ - and skyscraper will be part of plans

Harrow Times:

9:22am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Harrow Borough Council says the redevelopment of a town centre eyesore is “long overdue”.

Free employment fair on today

Harrow Times: Employers offered training and vacancies to dozens of jobseekers at the event

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A free jobs fair will be taking place today with information about the latest opportunities from employers.

Giant egg nest discovery inspires pupil's creative writing

Harrow Times:

5:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Pupils made an amazing discovery at their school as part a national project to encourage creative writing.

Teetering chimney a 'ticking time bomb' says roofer

Harrow Times:

4:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A roofer who raised the alarm about a teetering chimney says it was a “ticking time bomb” and someone could have been seriously hurt.

MasterMind in Harrow competition back for another year

Harrow Times:

3:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Legal firms from across the borough are set to battle it out in a charity quiz competition.

Voluntary sector calls for meeting with councillors to discuss impact of cuts

Harrow Times:

1:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Leaders from the voluntary sector have invited councillors to a meeting to hear about the impact of proposed cuts.

Winter quiz night raises thousands for hospice

Harrow Times:

11:46am Tuesday 21st October 2014

More than 140 people took part in a battle of wits to help raise money for charity.

Calls for car park charges to be reduced

Harrow Times:

9:19am Tuesday 21st October 2014

More than 1,300 people have called for charges in a car park to be lowered to encourage shoppers.

School in talks to find permanent home

Harrow Times:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A new free school that will teach pupils a second language from an early age is in negotiations to find a permanent home.

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 a collapsed chimney threatened to fall into the street.

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 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 open its winter shelter for another year and says the number of people in need of help 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 in free guided bike ride

Harrow Times:

11:21am Friday 17th October 2014

Cyclists are 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.







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