Council chief executive: Political leaders have their say

Harrow Times:

5:09pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Harrow Borough Council's ruling Labour group last week announced it would be consulting staff and the public on reinstating the authority's chief executive post, only months after the previous Tory administration axed the job. This week, the leaders of both groups set out their positions.

Council chief executive: Political leaders have their say

Harrow Times:

5:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Harrow Borough Council's ruling Labour group last week announced it would be consulting staff and the public on reinstating the authority's chief executive post, only months after the previous Tory administration axed the job. This week, the leaders of both groups set out their positions.

Former police officer to be charged with murder

Harrow Times: Azelle Rodney

3:18pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A former firearms officer will face prosecution for the murder of a man who was shot dead during a police operation.

Singer-songwriter finalist in national music competition

Harrow Times:

1:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A singer-songwriter in the running in a national competition is calling for help from the public in an online vote.

Council recognised as ‘gold standard’ employer

Harrow Times:

11:41am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Harrow Borough Council has been recognised with a national accreditation for its work looking after staff.

Severe delays during rush hour on underground line

Harrow Times: Metropolitan Line suspended between Watford and Moor Park

9:11am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Commuters face severe delays during rush hour this morning due to a signal failure.

Musicians to battle it out in London-wide busking competition

Harrow Times:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Young musicians from Harrow will battle it out with other singers and performers in a London-wide competition.

Man murdered woman with knife before stealing her car

Harrow Times: Nicolae Patraucean

5:19pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A sadistic construction worker murdered a popular Israeli woman with a Stanley knife before mutilating her body, a court heard.

Half a century of giving people a roof over their head

Harrow Times:

3:38pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A housing association that helps find homes for vulnerable people is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Community organisation celebrates 40th anniversary

Harrow Times:

1:11pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Hundreds of people from across the borough celebrated 40 years of an organisation's service to the community.

Number of derelict and empty homes in the borough increases

Harrow Times:

11:32am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Research has revealed that the number of derelict and empty homes in the borough has more than doubled in the past year.

Controlled parking zone consultation to end tomorrow

Harrow Times: CHINGFORD / HIGHAMS PARK: Debate rages over CPZ proposals

9:21am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A consultation on plans to introduce a controlled parking zone in more than 15 streets will close tomorrow.

Arrests made in latest neighbourhood crime crackdown

Harrow Times:

6:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A spate of arrests have been made in the latest neighbourhood crime crackdown.

Pupils make anti-drugs film

Harrow Times:

5:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

A group of teenagers are determined to make “radical changes” in the way children are taught about drugs.

Primary school pupil to compete in British Transplant Games

Harrow Times:

3:47pm Monday 28th July 2014

A primary school pupil is set to take part in a unique national sporting event for children who have had organ transplants.

Musical murder mystery evening to raise money for orthopaedic hospital

Harrow Times:

1:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

A musical murder mystery evening has been held to raise money for an orthopaedic hospital.

Heavy rainfall leaves house flooded

Harrow Times:

9:53am Monday 28th July 2014

Heavy rain left a house in Pinner flooded.

'We would be absolutely devastated if we had to leave' - Farmers face uncertainty over future

Harrow Times:

9:20am Monday 28th July 2014

A family running a prize-winning council-owned farm that could be sold to make way for housing and a country park say they want to invest in the site.

New all-through school will offer “outstanding education"

Harrow Times:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A new ‘all-through’ school to provide more secondary places will offer “outstanding education for local children of all ages”.

Centre hopes to become part of community after open day

Harrow Times:

1:50pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A successful open day is hoping to raise the profile of a community centre.

Mayor meets with borough's evacuees

Harrow Times:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

People evacuated from the borough to escape bombing in the Blitz met the Mayor of Harrow.

Students from around the world visit rotary club

Harrow Times:

3:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Students from around the world visited London as part of an exchange scheme by Rotarians.

Letter of the week: no local demand for country park

Harrow Times:

11:40am Saturday 26th July 2014

As a lifelong resident of Pinner and one who often walks or cycles through Pinner Park Farm, I protest most strongly about Harrow Borough Council’s proposal to convert the farm into a country park and housing.

Community centre fun day on today

Harrow Times:

8:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Musical performances, football matches and boxercise sessions are just some of the activities on at a community centre fun day.

Former councillor made Honorary Alderman

Harrow Times:

5:16pm Friday 25th July 2014

A former councillor who served the people of the borough for more than 30 years has been made an Honorary Alderman.

Council aims to find 'solution for all' over cemetery campaign

Harrow Times:

3:57pm Friday 25th July 2014

Mourners calling for "respect" for the graves of their loved ones have received backing from politicians.

Hospital bosses confident about the future of A&E services

Harrow Times:

1:46pm Friday 25th July 2014

Hospital bosses are confident about the future as they prepare to close a hospital’s A&E next month.

'Senseless' plans to turn office block into flats

Harrow Times:

11:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Hundreds of businesses fear being left homeless by “senseless” plans to turn their offices into a block of flats.

Consultation launched on new speed limit near school

Harrow Times: Should Watford be a 20mph zone?

9:16am Friday 25th July 2014

People are being asked for their views on the introduction of a 20mph speed limit near a school.

Engineering work on tube lines to continue this weekend

Harrow Times: TRAVEL: Engineering work on Tube

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Public transport users will face further disruption this weekend as major engineering works continue.

Cemetery campaign supported by council

Harrow Times:

10:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A campaign against the removal of personal items at graves in a cemetery has been given the support of councillors this evening.

Supermarket installs life-saving equipment

Harrow Times:

5:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A supermarket has installed a life-saving defibrillator in one of its stores as part of national roll out.

Detailed plans for new ‘all-through’ school revealed

Harrow Times:

3:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Plans to expand of a primary school and create a new secondary have been submitted to planners.

Pupils create mosaic for charity care village

Harrow Times:

1:28pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Creative schoolchildren have donated a mosaic for a charity's residential village following weeks of work.

Pub site plans submitted

Harrow Times:

11:47am Thursday 24th July 2014

Plans have been submitted to tear down a high street pub to make way for flats and shops.

Giant charity exercise class on this weekend

Harrow Times:

9:33am Thursday 24th July 2014

People are being invited to take part in a mass exercise class to help the fight against blood cancer.

Cemetery petition due to be presented this evening

Harrow Times:

6:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

A petition with more than 2,200 signatures calling for a halt to changes at a cemetery will be discussed this evening.

Woman pleads guilty to cultivation of cannabis

Harrow Times:

5:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A woman has pleaded guilty to growing cannabis after her farm was sniffed out by a policeman who followed his nose.

MP writes to council over plans for Pinner Park Farm

Harrow Times:

3:22pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An MP has written to Harrow Borough Council over proposals for new homes and a country park on a farm.

Fears over future of youth carers project

Harrow Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The future of a project supporting young carers is in doubt after months of delays with council funding.

Streets will be ‘dirtier’ under council proposals say opposition group

Harrow Times: Cleaning teams start work on borough's eyesore areas

11:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Opposition councillors say the borough will become a dirtier place to live following the announcement of cuts to services.

Free squash classes on offer this summer

Harrow Times: SQUASH: Wyvern Open attracts high quality field

9:18am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

People will be able to pick up a racquet and learn how to play squash for free thanks to a summer sport initiative by the Mayor of London.

Community centre fun day on this weekend

Harrow Times:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A community centre will hold its annual summer fun day with activities for all the family.

School celebrates Ofsted report after 18-month turnaround

Harrow Times:

5:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A school is celebrating after education watchdog Ofsted said it had turned itself around.

Mourners fight changes of graves at cemetery

Harrow Times:

4:32pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Mourners fighting to preserve the graves of their family members say they just want their loved ones to be treated with respect.

MP calls for public holidays to mark Eid and Diwali

Harrow Times: Bob Blackman MP (Chair of the APPG for British Hindus)

2:34pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

An MP has spoken in Parliament giving his support to a campaign to make Eid and Diwali public holidays.

Pupils take part in whole school dance

Harrow Times:

1:04pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A school kicked off celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary with all classes and teachers taking part in a dance performance.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area?

Harrow Times: Shoppers enjoy food festival

11:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

How many people in Harrow have a degree? What is the average age of people in Pinner? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Chief executive consultation shows Labour administration’s 'lack of decisiveness'

Harrow Times:

9:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The leader of the council has been attacked for consulting on proposals to bring back the role of chief executive.

Deadline looms for bus route consultation

Harrow Times:

6:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

People have until tonight to have their say about a scheme to improve congestion along a busy bus route.






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