Harrow Times

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:00:00 +0100
Perseid meteor shower: Shooting star display expected to peak
Stargazers are urged to keep their eyes peeled as a display of shooting stars is expected to peak, producing up to 150 meteors every hour in the sky.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0100
Harrow Council panel rejects low-traffic neighbourhoods
Plans for road closures to create low-traffic neighbourhoods in Harrow were rejected amid concerns they could have a “counterproductive” impact on the environment.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:42:06 +0100
Trial begins of Bushey father accused of murdering daughter
A man accused of murdering his 13-year-old daughter threw her across a room in a "fit of temper" when she was a baby because she would not stop crying, a court has heard.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0100
Shopkeeper urges Harrow Council to remove Covid-19 barriers
A shopkeeper said pavement widening measures put in place to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 are “crippling” businesses.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:27:00 +0100
Stop blaming coronavirus on ethnic minorities, says academic
People must stop “trying to blame” black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Brits for being worst hit by coronavirus, a health expert has warned.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:38:21 +0100
Debenhams to axe 2,500 jobs across stores and warehouses as Covid-19 hits retail
Debenhams is to cut 2,500 jobs across its stores and warehouses across the UK as the high street retailer looks to slash costs.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:30:00 +0100
Around 730,000 jobs lost since lockdown started
Around 730,000 UK workers have been removed from the payrolls of British companies since March when the coronavirus lockdown began, according to new data.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:24:57 +0100
How will A-Level and GCSE grades be decided and how to appeal
Thousands of students will receive their A-level and GCSE results this month after exams were cancelled amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:36:48 +0100
McDonald's cordoned off after a stabbing in Colindale
Updated story: Police say man stabbed does not have life-threatening injuries

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:35:29 +0100
Northwick Park Hospital worker alleged to hit Jewish patient
An elderly patient is alleged to have been hit by a healthcare worker after they were identified as Jewish, according to .

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +0100
Sadiq Khan responds to Dawn Butler stop and search
Dawn Butler, the MP for Brent Central, says police remain “institutionally racist” after officers stopped her in Hackney yesterday .

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:07:11 +0100
Brent Council considers PCN changes which could see £20 rise
Parking fines could go up across some parts of Brent if new proposals are approved by the council.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:54:15 +0100
Obese people and over 50s could be put into lockdown to fight second wave
The next national or local lockdown could be aimed at over 50s and people who are obese.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:23:03 +0100
Three garden sheds destroyed following blaze at Windsor Road
Three garden sheds were destroyed by a fire which spread across the road.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:01:34 +0100
Dawn Butler MP accuses police of racial profiling after being stopped in car
Labour MP Dawn Butler has accused police of racially profiling her and called on officers to “stop associating being black and driving a nice car with crime” after a vehicle she was travelling in was pulled over for questioning.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0100
Brent Council responds to new borough of culture programme
The leader of Brent Council said it would try and “make the very best” of what is left as its year as the borough of culture.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:33:06 +0100
Hong Kong buyers could 'underpin' London property market
The UK is set to welcome more residents from the island after China imposed a tough new security law that effectively bans opposition to the mainland Government.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:42:22 +0100
Coronavirus: Experts warn hairdresser 'visors' aren't enough
WEARING a plastic "visor" is not enough to protect customers from coronavirus in a barber shop or a hairdressers', scientific advisors have warned.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:11:22 +0100
Bus driver deaths report gives Sadiq Khan 'political cover'
A former Transport for London (TfL) board member has accused academics of providing “political cover” to the Mayor of London via a report on bus driver deaths during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 07:00:00 +0100
Morland Gardens heads up Brent Council August 7 planning
Plans to replace a 19th century building with new homes is at the top of Brent Council’s planning committee agenda on Wednesday (August 12).

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:00:00 +0100
Wonderful Barbara Windsor stayed behind to meet every fan
Welcome once again to my weekly ramble down Memory Lane and thank you for joining me. I have been self-isolating now since March and really should have got stuck into more writing but I find you get lazy. Bless everyone who has bought my book on the ...

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 07:00:00 +0100
Brent Council responds to mask and social distancing concerns
Brent Council said it cannot force people to wear masks in shops following concerns around people ignoring heath guidance in busy town centres.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:09:12 +0100
Cut to under 18 free travel pushed back to October half term
Free travel for London children will not be scrapped at the start of the new school year – but will be cut immediately after half term, the Local Democracy Service can reveal.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Missing public documents lead to Claremont School deferral
Brent Council was forced to defer a planning application at a school after it failed to disclose all available documents to the public.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:37:53 +0100
Met Office: 'severe thunderstorms' yellow weather warning
Severe thunderstorms may strike early next week.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:30:41 +0100
UK heatwave: Met Office issue heat-health warning as temperatures hit 30C
FORECASTERS at the Met Office have issued a heat-health warning as temperatures are set to soar to 30C this weekend.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 08:53:00 +0100
Travel disruption warning amid concerns France will enter quarantine list
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned holidaymakers of the risk of travelling abroad during the coronavirus crisis amid concerns France may be the next nation to be added to the quarantine list.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:30:38 +0100
William Hill to shut 119 betting shops and says it will repay furlough money
William Hill has confirmed it will not reopen 119 of its betting shops across the UK following the nationwide lockdown.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0100
Harrow Council responds to mixed Streetspace feedback
Harrow Council insists changes to some of the borough’s roads and pavements will be a positive step, despite residents’ criticism.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:40:00 +0100
Prison officer admits misconduct over sexual relationship with inmate
A female prison officer and a convicted killer engaged in a sexual relationship while he served time for murder.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:44:20 +0100
Councils can 'destroy' buildings to prevent second coronavirus wave
Buildings contaminated by Covid-19 can be "destroyed" by local councils, under new powers granted by the Government.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:30:03 +0100
ONS shows Harrow and Brent high Covid-19 excess death rate
North-west London was one of the hardest hit places in the country when it came to excess deaths during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:58:06 +0100
Shaun Bailey: Class is as important as race in London
Shaun Bailey said he has more in common with “a white kid from Dagenham than a rich black kid from Hampstead”.

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:02:04 +0100
Harrow Council urged to tackle massage services fly posting
A Harrow father has urged his council to tackle an increase in stickers offering ‘massages’ in the borough.

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0100
Covid-19 relief projects could receive £1,000 from SRMD
Covid-19 relief organisations are being urged to sign up to an initiative which could enable them to receive up to £1,000.

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:43:33 +0100
Range Rover driver from Harrow hit speeds of 140mph in M4 police chase
A 19-year-old drove his Range Rover to speeds of around 140mph as he was being chased by police.

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:40:20 +0100
WH Smith to cut 1,500 jobs due to ‘slow’ recovery from Covid-19 crisis
WH Smith have revealed plans to cut up to 1,500 jobs as bosses said its recovery from the nationwide coronavirus lockdown has been 'slow'.

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:00:00 +0100
Petrol prices to fall due to second coronavirus wave fears - AA and RAC
Petrol prices are set to fall in the coming weeks as fears over a second wave of coronavirus infections hit the oil market, experts have said.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:00:00 +0100
TfL launches free journey planning app
Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new journey planning app – and it could make travel easier as commuters return to work in the capital.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:40:00 +0100
Coronavirus infection rates rise in most London boroughs
Alarming figures show coronavirus infection rates have increased in most London boroughs.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:13:11 +0100
Harrow MPs respond to planning law changes on unused buildings
A Conservative MP criticised recent changes to planning laws that mean unused buildings can be demolished for redevelopment without full planning applications.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0100
Brent Council leader issues statement on more Covid-19 cases
The leader of Brent Council urged residents to take extra care to “prevent a second lockdown” in the region following a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:32:06 +0100
Man urges sexual abuse survivors to speak out like he has
A man indecently assaulted by a teacher as a child has spoken publicly for the first time about the impact the abuse has had on his life.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:51:54 +0100
Pizza Express to shut about 67 restaurants - with up to 1,100 jobs at risk
Pizza Express has announced it could close about 67 of its UK restaurants - with up to 1,100 jobs at risk.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:00:00 +0100
Brent Council repairs thousands of potholes during lockdown
Quieter roads brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic gave Brent Council the chance to make use of new technology tasked with improving its pothole repair services.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:34:26 +0100
Mental Health: Where to get support
We've put together a list of places to get support for mental health across the UK.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:47:31 +0100
Sadiq Khan didn't know about M25 coronavirus lockdown plans
London’s mayor knew nothing about Government plans to seal off the capital at the M25 if coronavirus cases rise.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:30:00 +0100
Harrow Council petitioned over Stanmore road closure plans
More than 2,000 people have signed a petition urging Harrow Council not to follow through with contentious road closure plans.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:29:15 +0100
North London woman died in fire accident while wearing emollient cream
A grandmother died after accidentally setting fire to herself while wearing a flammable skin cream.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:26:17 +0100
Coronavirus walking and cycling cash not spread evenly in London
Emergency funding for walking and cycling to help Londoners maintain social distancing is not being spread evenly across the city, Transport for London (TfL) figures reveal.