Barnet care cuts attacked

By Robyn Rosen, May 5, 2011

Barnet Council has been accused of a "short-sighted" attitude after cutting funding for day care services for the elderly.

Residents with more than £23,250 in savings or other assets will now have to pay the full charge for day care services, following the removal of council subsidies. The new policy will be rolled out from next month.


Helping to deal with disability

April 28, 2011

Staff, volunteers and members of other welfare organisations attended Jewish Care's disability awareness conference, held on the JCoSS premises in Barnet.

Titled "What does independence mean for you?" it shared innovative ways of understanding different disabilities.


Protesters fight 'selfish' site choice for school

By Jay Grenby, April 28, 2011

One of three Jews leading a campaign to stop a Mill Hill garden centre becoming the Etz Chaim Primary premises has accused the school's promoters of riding roughshod over the interests of residents.

Gaon Hart - who lives close to the proposed site for the school in Daws Lane - claims the garden centre is "the focus of community activity".


Monthly Chicago Bridge

By Alythbridge, April 18, 2011
Sunday 8 May
7:30pm - 10:30pm


Car jackers flee as businessman fights back

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

A father-of-two was left "battered and bruised" after fighting off would-be car thieves.

Posing as buyers for the BMW Golders Green businessman Jonathan Marriott was trying to sell online, two men attacked him, spraying a pepper-like substance in his face.

"One of them put his hand over my face and tried to push me, but I resisted" said Mr Marriott, 40.


Call for vigilance after synagogue burglaries

By Robyn Rosen, April 14, 2011

Police in Stamford Hill have stepped up patrols after a spate of burglaries at synagogues.

At least eight shuls have been broken into in the last two months. Small amounts of cash were taken.

Police believe the same group is behind the burglaries after two suspects were caught on CCTV.


Rush to view prime house in Stanmore

By Charlie Jacoby, March 17, 2011

Chester House, one of two large Octagon family homes in Reenglass Road, Stanmore, has been sold. Cavendish House remains at £2.4 million.


London screening for 'nuclear Iran' film

By Jennifer Lipman, March 9, 2011

A film featuring a detailed examination of Iran’s nuclear ambitions and their impact on international security will have its European premiere at a London synagogue next week.


Ladies Lunch in aid of Norwood

By Daniel Lyons Norwood, February 28, 2011
Wednesday 16 March
11:45am - 2:30pm


Ed Balls talks Glee and Shadow Cabinet

By Jennifer Lipman, January 27, 2011

New Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls spent Wednesday morning debating issues including recycling, school lunches and whether football is a man's game with a more youthful governing body - the student parliament at cross-communal secondary JCoSS.

Mr Balls was at the Barnet school to meet pupils from its first intake who have been elected by their peers to serve in the JCoSS cabinet.

Along with JCoSS chair Gerald Ronson, he talked to the representatives for education, health, sport and the environment.