Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone joined Muswell Hill teenagers clearing litter from Cherry Tree Wood as part of a Mitzvah Day venture. The Hornsey and Wood Green MP said she "really enjoyed the good clear up, with some spring bulb planting to top it off. I am always excited to join the local synagogue for this wonderful day of community action.
A gang of squatters who burgled the Golders Green area of Barnet on an "industrial scale" have been sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court.
Florin Pacuretu, 21, received two years and eight months in prison; Constantin Parcuretu, 23, two years four months; Catain Mogos, 25, three years and four months; and ninteen-year-old Victor Furcila received a 14-month sentence.
The London Jewish Cultural Centre's new chief executive is seeking to build on the interest of those "looking for other ways to identify being Jewish".
Louise Jacobs - who succeeds Trudy Gold at the LJCC this month - says that people "aren't necessarily identifying through their synagogue, or through Israel. Where they are identifying is through culture and education."