Darryl Cunningham: Graphic Novel Author

By barnet1, March 16, 2012
Friday 27 April


Twisted London: Oliver Twist Comics Workshops - Character Design

By barnet1, March 14, 2012
Wednesday 11 April
2:30pm - 4:00pm


Twisted London: Oliver Twist Comics Workshops - Dickens' London

By barnet1, March 14, 2012
Wednesday 4 April
2:30pm - 4:00pm


Ex-mayor forced to say sorry for 'blackshirts' outburst

By Marcus Dysch, March 8, 2012

A controversial councillor has been ordered to apologise to two residents whom he likened to fascists during arguments over a company with links to Israel.

In heated emails, Barnet councillor Brian Coleman dismissed their complaints as "anti-Israel nonsense" and told one: "I suppose 70 years ago you would have been in the blackshirts."

The residents had written to Cllr Coleman about waste ma


Head quits JCoSS for Aussie job

March 1, 2012

Barnet cross-communal secondary school JCoSS is endeavouring to have a new headteacher in place for the September academic year following the resignation of Jeremy Stowe-Lindner.

Mr Stowe-Lindner - who was instrumental in the successful launch of JCoSS in 2010 and its subsequent development - will leave in the summer to become principal of Melbourne's Bialik College, another cross-communal scho


School supporters pack meeting but fail to sway council

By Marcus Dysch, March 1, 2012

A well-supported proposal to develop a former football ground into a Jewish school and wider facilities has been passed over by Barnet Council.

Hundreds of Jewish pupils and their parents attended the council's cabinet resources committee meeting on Tuesday night in the hope of swaying councillors.

But the committee voted to sell the four-acre site in Claremont Road, Cricklewood, to housing


Brady finds a home through London Maccabi collaboration

By Jennifer Lipman, February 9, 2012

Two major sporting and social organisations have joined forces with Brady Maccabi's relocation to London Maccabi's 52-acre site in Rowley Lane, Barnet. Brady Maccabi - whose Edgware premises closed in 2009 - was set up more than a century ago in London's East End.

London Maccabi is Britain's biggest Jewish sports club and home to close-on 30 football teams.


Gove marks JCoSS very

February 9, 2012

The student parliament at JCoSS has been a hot political ticket of late, with a visit from Education Secretary Michael Gove following Labour leader Ed Miliband's tour of the cross-communal Barnet school.

Pupils told Mr Gove of their parliamentary achievements over the past year and the minister noted with interest their favourite lesson - a history-based version of Deal or No Deal.


Judge hails mugger catchers

By Marcus Dysch, February 9, 2012

A judge has praised the efforts of seven Shomrim volunteers who caught gang members who mugged a man at a bus stop in August.

The Shomrim group stopped the gang escaping by car and held the robbers until police arrived.

Judge John Anderson praised their "brave" actions as "an excellent example of public-spirited willingness to take responsibility, at least partially, for the safety of member


Mill Hill school wins extra approval

By Jay Grenby, February 9, 2012

Barnet planners have once again approved a proposal for permanent premises for the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary in Mill Hill after a procedural failure by the council invalidated the original application.

However, the enforced delay means that the free school is unlikely to open on the new site in September as intended, and will have to remain in its temporary accommodation until a "more probable"