Harrow Times

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Harrow Council defends Northolt Road bus lane fine
Harrow Council defended its decision to fine a motorcyclist for driving in a bus lane despite it being overturned at a tribunal.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:40:26 +0000
Violent attacks on TfL staff up 25 per cent in three years
Attacks on Transport for London staff have risen by a quarter in the past three years, new figures show.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Harrow Council announces changes to 2020/21 garden waste fees
Summer garden waste charges in Harrow will cover an extra month this year but will cost users an extra £10 as a result.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:30:00 +0000
Harrow Tamil community celebrates their tenth Thai Pongal festival
The Tamil community celebrated Thai Pongal, a popular harvest festival.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
A new post office opens in Harrow Weald
A new Post Office has opened as part of a modernisation and investment programme.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:00:00 +0000
Campaigners call for better learning disability support at Northwick Park
Campaigners address their concerns that hospitals need to improve the standards for patients with learning disabilities.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:38:07 +0000
Morning update: M25 and A406 delays to start the day
Here is a round-up of some of the major delays on the road network this morning

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Goodfellas cafe owner says Harrow businesses are struggling
The owner of an independent café store for over 31 years is concerned that he may have to close-up the business as the “high street is dead”.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:00:00 +0000
Aldi staff are getting a pay rise
Aldi employees have received a huge boost to start the new year after finding out their latest pay rise will mean they're employed by the UK's highest-paying supermarket.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Harrow driver in crash with a police car criticises police
A driver whose car was wrecked when a police car crashed into it said he received little help from emergency services.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:30:00 +0000
Bannister Outdoor Sports Centre receives thousands to improve facilities
A sports centre will be receiving a huge grant over £10,000 to improve its facilities.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:24:45 +0000
Morning update - Roadworks causing delays on M25 anticlockwise between Enfield and Potters Bar
Good morning

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Brent Council cabinet approves Morland Gardens redevelopment
A council-owned site in one of Brent’s most deprived areas will be redeveloped to provide new homes and opportunities for work and education.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:10:00 +0000
Harrow Council sometimes charge to return ashes
Families who cannot afford a funeral for their loved ones could be charged by Harrow Council to receive the ashes – but only in “exceptional circumstances”.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:27:02 +0000
HS2 could cost £106 billion, says leaked review
HS2 could cost up to £106 billion, according to a widely leaked Government review.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
How to get through Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year
Blue Monday, the third Monday of January, is said to be the most depressing day of the year.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:00:00 +0000
'Most of my films were rubbish but I had a great life'
Well, it is time once again to put on our walking shoes for a stroll down Memory Lane. You notice I say stroll as that is my top walking speed these days.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Harrow councillors honoured for 25 years of service
A trio of councillors were praised for their dedication to the community after completing 25 years of service.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:00:00 +0000
Assembly Member calls on Londoners to stand together against anti-Semitism
A London Assembly member paid testament to her grandparents’ experience during the Holocaust as she called on Londoners to “stand up against prejudice and persecution”.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 07:00:00 +0000
Stroke patient attends granddaughter's wedding a day after surgery
A granddad was so determined to see his granddaughter get married he left hospital the morning after a two-and-a-half hour operation.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0000
Amnesty International launches Brave Awards 2020
Amnesty International UK has launched its first ever Brave Awards and is calling on members of the public to nominate people in their community carrying out amazing world for human rights issues.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Mayor promises more "bobbies on beat" as Met grows
There will be more ‘bobbies on the beat’ as new recruits join the Met police, the Mayor of London has said.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +0000
Steve O'Connell says Mayor should spend on outer London
City Hall is “institutionally biased” against outer London, a London Assembly member has claimed.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 +0000
Harrow councillors discuss motion on Universal Credit
Labour and Conservative councillors failed to agree on the wording of a motion on Universal Credit (UC), which some said shows cross-party engagement is not working.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 +0000
Watford born 7 year old with bone cancer to get treatment in USA
A family is desperate to try experimental treatment in America to save their seven-year-old son after running out of options in England.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0000
Tips to avoid your car failing an MOT test
MOT coming up and feeling nervous it's going to be pass?

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0000
Harrow Central Mosque donates £11,000 to Northwick Park Hospital
A mosque has donated thousands of pounds to provide specialist equipment for children in hospital.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Harrow Council targets fly-tipping hotspots after Wealdstone trial
Harrow Council is pushing ahead with a new “proactive” strategy to reduce fly-tipping in the borough.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:50:03 +0000
Drop "keep calm" attitude to heatwaves, warns climate expert
London must drop its “keep calm and carry on approach” to extreme weather, a climate expert has warned.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Brent Council report sets out plan for improving borough’s air quality
Brent Council has a “moral obligation” to do more on improving air quality in the borough, according to the chairman of a landmark report on the issue.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0000
Naked Attraction is looking for new contestants for 2020 series
Would you dare to bare all on a first date?

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:00:00 +0000
Harrow Council leader defends work at former Waxwell Lane car park
Opposition councillors urged the current administration to monitor development plans at a former car park to ensure it maintains its value.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0000
Watchdog says TfL must taken action on falling bus use
London’s travel watchdog has called for urgent action as bus passenger numbers “haemorrhage” in the city.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Council responds to claims of dogs poisoned in Harrow Recreation
Dog walkers are concerned over rumours of dogs being poisoned in a park.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:50:07 +0000
Zaghari-Ratcliffe must come home says Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan has called on the Prime Minister to fight for the release of a British woman imprisoned in Iran.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0000
Skydiver quit his office job after having large intestine removed
A patient decided to become a professional skydiver after having his large intestine removed.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:00:00 +0000
Picadilly Circus gets 48 hour Star Trek reboot
Star Trek fans are in for a space age treat at Piccadilly Circus, as the station rebrands ahead of a new series of the show.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:41:27 +0000
Harrow and Brent release draft suicide prevention strategy report
Men and young people have been identified as target groups as part of a suicide prevention programme in north-west London.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:36:35 +0000
Asda is to close its in-store meat and fish counters
ASDA said it will close its in-store meat and fish counters and replace them with something completely different.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Brent Council eighth-highest spenders in UK on public health funerals
Brent Council is among the top spending local authorities in the country when it comes to public health funerals.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:00:00 +0000
Sadiq Khan launches grassroots counter-extremism fund
The Mayor of London and Google will fund grass roots counter-terror work in the wake of November’s London Bridge attack.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0000
Harrow Freemasons donates money to Australian bushfire victims
A Freemasons group hopes to help victims of the Australian bushfires with a generous donation.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:44:03 +0000
HS2 will destroy 'huge swathes' of natural habitat, wildlife trust claims
The Wildlife Trusts has claimed the HS2 high-speed rail project will destroy and divide "huge swathes" of "irreplaceable" natural habitats, including 108 ancient woodlands.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Harrow three year old needs matching stem cell donor
The family of a “cheeky” and brave three-year-old boy with a rare genetic disorder are desperately looking for donors to rescue their son.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0000
Business rates are "tipping point" for many London shops
The high cost of business rates is “usually the tipping point” of viability on London high streets, retail leaders have warned today.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:40:04 +0000
Harrow mayor rejects Conservative General Election motion for full council
Harrow’s Conservatives said the borough’s mayor could be setting a “worrying precedent” by rejecting a proposed motion on the recent General Election result.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 07:22:29 +0000
Morning update - Severe delays on Northern Line and traffic on A406 and M25
Good morning

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 05:30:00 +0000
National Pothole Day: Most annoying thing about driving is potholes
Frustrated drivers have voted potholes as the most annoying thing about driving, we can reveal on National Pothole Day today.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Routemasters changed to front boarding only to tackle fare dodgers
New Routemaster buses will be converted to front boarding only in a bid to tackle criminal fare dodgers.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:00:00 +0000
Doctors urge vaccinations as admissions for influenza rise 20 per cent in a week
Doctors are urging parents to bring their toddlers in for flu vaccines following news intensive care admissions for influenza rose 20 per cent in the last week.