Opticians Halloween party raises money for charity

Harrow Times:

5:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

An opticians held a Halloween party for children to help raise money for charity.

Scout hut given new lease of life

Harrow Times:

3:46pm Friday 31st October 2014

Supermarket staff volunteered their time to help give a Scout hut a new lease of life.

Fracking for shale gas to come to Harrow

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

12:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

A fracking company has applied for a licence to search for shale gas under Harrow.

Bill payers to benefit from energy switch scheme

Harrow Times: ENERGY BILLS: Prices are set for another leap

9:33am Friday 31st October 2014

More than 600 people are set to benefit from lower energy bills this winter thanks to a supplier switch scheme.

Hospital's stroke unit best in the country

Harrow Times:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A hospital’s stroke unit is the best in the country according to figures released.

Halloween craft workshop on tomorrow

Harrow Times:

5:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Families are being invited to a free Halloween mask workshop where they could be in with a chance of winning shopping vouchers

Campaign launched to save borough's children centres

Harrow Times:

3:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A petition has been launched to save the borough’s children’s centre services from closure under budget cuts.

Man arrested after stand-off with police

Harrow Times:

1:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A man has been arrested following a two hour stand-off with police after barricading himself in his home.

New Eruv granted planning permission

Harrow Times:

10:52am Thursday 30th October 2014

Plans to erect an Eruv to allow the Jewish community carry out activities during the Sabbath have been given the go ahead by councillors.

Mitzvah Day competition drawing to a close

Harrow Times: The news team with British Trust of Conservation Volunteers at Coldfall Wood.

9:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

The competition to find a good deed for the Times and Independent Series team to carry out is coming to a close.

Underground line partially closed for four days

Harrow Times:

6:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

Commuters face disruption as an underground line will be partially closed for four days.

More cash made available to improve access to GPs

Harrow Times: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

5:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A second round of funding has been made available by NHS to give patients better access to GPs surgeries in the borough.

Recycling campaign calls for people to recycle more plastic bottles

Harrow Times:

3:27pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

People are being urged to recycle more of their plastic bottles to help reduce the size of a waste train.

Ambulance car in crash on the way to call

Harrow Times:

1:32pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A road was partially closed after an ambulance car crashed into another vehicle on the way to a call.

Five men jailed for drugs and firearms

Harrow Times:

11:55am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Five men have been jailed for drugs and firearms offences.

Man jailed for armed burglary in which woman was stabbed in the face

Harrow Times:

11:06am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A man has been jailed for eight years for his part in a violent burglary in which a woman was stabbed with a screwdriver.

Distraction burglars strike twice in 24-hours

Harrow Times:

9:23am Wednesday 29th October 2014

People are being warned to beware of distraction burglars after two cases within 24-hours.

Children enjoy half term craft event at library

Harrow Times:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Children and parents enjoyed a story and craft day to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a much loved children’s book.

Voluntary sector meets with councillors about proposed cuts

Harrow Times:

5:18pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Leaders from the charity and voluntary sector made their case to councillors over proposed budget cuts.

Neighbours call for action over ‘horrendous’ stench coming from pavement

Harrow Times:

4:18pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Neighbours say they have been left in a bureaucratic limbo after trying to deal with a “horrendous stench” coming from drains outside their homes.

Mosque to hold adoption event for national week of action

Harrow Times:

3:01pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

An adoption charity is urging members of the Muslim community to come forward to help give children a loving home.

Chance to remember loved ones with hospice festive tree

Harrow Times:

12:46pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

People are being invited to remember a loved one by sponsoring a light for the festive season.

Women’s bike club on the lookout for new members

Harrow Times:

10:26am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A free bike club for women will be moving indoors for the winter - and is still looking for new members.

MP backs campaign to create 'Nation of Life Savers'

Harrow Times:

8:45am Tuesday 28th October 2014

An MP has joined calls for people to be trained in life-saving CPR as part of a national campaign.

Charity in need of Mitzvah Day volunteers

Harrow Times:

5:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

A charity is calling for volunteers to help with its Mitzvah Day events.

School expansion needed to cope with increasing demand says council

Harrow Times:

3:25pm Monday 27th October 2014

Harrow Council claims the latest round of school expansions will help the borough cope with the increasing demand for places.

Surgeon 'unlawfully killed' in Syria

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

12:48pm Monday 27th October 2014

A surgeon who travelled to Syria to help people affected by the country’s civil war was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury concluded.

Petition launched to extend medical centre’s opening hours

Harrow Times:

11:10am Monday 27th October 2014

A campaign has been launched to extend the opening hours of a walk-in medical centre to help ease the pressure on A&E.

Temple community enjoys annual festivities

Harrow Times:

9:33am Monday 27th October 2014

Thousands of worshippers brought an end to days of annual celebrations at a Hindu temple.

Children's reading challenge to start next week

Harrow Times: Turn over a new chapter at book fair

6:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Children and teenagers have been set a reading challenge to find their favourite book.

First World War poetry competition winners announced

Harrow Times:

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

The winners of a school poetry competition held in the run-up to Remembrance Day have been announced.

Keep taking the tablets - computers to help nurses with care

Harrow Times:

8:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

Nurses have been given new technology to give them more time to care for patients.

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.

Harrow'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 service's 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 period 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 Premiership rugby club Saracens.

MP calls for polyclinic opening hours to be extended

Harrow Times:

1:29pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

An MP has called for weekday opening to be restored at a clinic to help ease the pressure on A&E services.

Councillor joins in with bin collection

Harrow Times:

11:34am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A councillor 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 can attend a workshop 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.

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