Ilford primary reveals £10m move

By Robyn Rosen, May 12, 2011

Ilford Jewish Primary School has announced that its 370 pupils will move to the the nearby King Solomon High site in Barkingside as part of a £10 million project with its current premises being used for a Hindu school.

In August, Redbridge Council invited proposals for a new school on the IJPS site.


Lucky escape from falling tree

May 5, 2011

An Edgware Synagogue member ran for his life as a 20-tonne tree crashed into his Borehamwood flat, destroying wedding gifts stored in the loft.

Daniel Raphael, 28, saw the tree starting to fall as he went to his car. He was hit by branches but managed to take shelter. "It's amazing no one was hurt. The whole block caved in." The Farm Close flats may have to be demolished.


Stanmore speeds towards eruv launch

By Jay Grenby, May 5, 2011

An eruv covering most of the Jewish residential areas in Stanmore and Canons Park could be operational by the end of June.

Construction of the religious boundary began this week and - if there are no unforeseen hitches - will be completed within the month. This leaves a further four weeks for essential inspection and testing before the eruv is ready for use.


Noam is on the move

April 14, 2011

Independent Orthodox primary Noam has purchased a site for its first permanent building.

The seven-acre site in Grahame Park Way, between Hendon and Edgware, is closer to the majority of its 156 pupils than its current base at Wembley Synagogue.

Noam has operated from three temporary homes since launching with five pupils 11 years ago.


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Noshers hold-up: He battered both of them

By Marcus Dysch, March 31, 2011

A fishmonger has described how he fought off a gunman during an armed robbery at his delicatessen.

Adam Bernholt was working alone at his Noshers Smoked Salmon Company shop in Edgware when two robbers came in, pointed a handgun at him and demanded money.


Armed robbery at Edgware kosher deli

By Marcus Dysch, March 24, 2011

Staff at a kosher delicatessen were held up at gunpoint during an armed robbery this morning.

Police were called to Noshers Smoked Salmon Company in Edgware, north west London, at around 8.45am after two men threatened them with a handgun and demanded money.

Firearms officers arrived at the scene but the men had already fled empty-handed after staff refused to hand over cash.


Kindertransport refugee dies after flooding evacuation

By Robyn Rosen, March 17, 2011

An 85-year-old German refugee who came to the UK on the Kindertransport has died after being evacuated from her home following flooding.

Ruth Borger, who had not previously left her Edgware house for 15 years due to illness, died hours later in hospital. Her funeral was at Edgwarebury Lane.


Scroll down memory lane

February 24, 2011

Members of a young professionals' minyan at Edgware Synagogue have raised more than £2,000 to restore a scroll from the defunct Hammersmith Synagogue for use in Shabbat services.


Knife attack thwarted

February 17, 2011

Police have praised a couple who chased away a knife-wielding teen attempting to rob an 11-year-old JFS boy in Edgware.

Officers have urged the couple, thought to be aged around 40, to come forward to help with the investigation. They had been walking their dog when they saw the attack.

The incident happened at the junction of Station Road and Edgwarebury Lane in the afternoon of February 10. The suspect is described as black, aged around 13, 5ft 7in tall and dressed in a black hooded jacket.