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Sep 01 2012

Firefighters rescue three from flat fire in Harrow – August 30, 2012

Firefighters were called to a fire in a flat in a sheltered housing development on Harkett Close in Harrow this afternoon [August 30, 2012]. Three elderly people were rescued by fire crews wearing breathing apparatus and 15 others were evacuated by the Brigade. The fire damaged about half of a four roomed ground floor flat, …

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Jul 09 2012

Veolia Lifts Harrow’s Hosepipe Ban

Veolia Water Central is announcing the lifting of its temporary use ban, with immediate effect from today, 9 July. This means customers can now use hosepipes. The ban was introduced on 5 April 2012, following two consecutive autumn and winter periods of below average rainfall, which left much of the South East of England in …

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Jun 30 2012

Hosepipe Ban Still in Force in Harrow – June 22, 2012

Following a lot of searches on the current status of the hosepipe ban in Harrow, we can bring you this update from Veolia Water, published in June 22, 2012: We are in drought and a temporary use ban remains in place. A temporary use ban, restricting water-use through a hosepipe, is in place for Veolia …

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Jun 28 2012

Navin Shah in ‘Drop Dow Now’ Standoff

Navin Shah, London Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow, has been out enjoying the sunshine today, probably whilst you and I were stuck indoors. He’s obviously a busy man, what with his London Assembly job, and his job-on-the-side as well to deal with. He’s joined up with the ‘Drop Dow Now’ campaign group, to try …

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Jun 24 2012

Breaking News: Stabbing in Harrow – June 22, 2012

More news of another stabbing this weekend in Harrow. This one occurred on Friday afternoon, near the Civic Centre in Milton Road. Again, we have no further information,  but we do have a picture, from Twitter user @saifraja96 who was nearby at the time.   More news as we get it.

Jun 15 2012

Fake Thermometers Seized in Harrow

Following a disturbing case where parents of a young leukaemia sufferer were forced to rush their child to hospital for urgent care despite an apparently normal temperature reading, the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have seized more than 400 fake thermometers in raids across Harrow and Oxford. The incident came to light when the child was noticed as suffering a high temperature, despite the thermometer – …

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Jun 06 2012

Volunteer Gears up to Cycle 655 miles for Charity

A volunteer from a hospital radio station is gearing up to cycle from London to Scotland – a staggering 655 miles – for the charity this month. Charles Biggie is a volunteer at Radio Northwick Park, a charity that broadcasts to the patients of Northwick Park Hospital. As one of the charity’s longest serving members, …

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May 27 2012

Harrow Times and the Evershifting Goalposts

Local free paper, the Harrow Times seem to have got themselves in a bit of bother recently over trees, or all things – the irony of a printed newspaper and trees perhaps seems to escaped them. Following some severe damage caused when a tree or two fell over, the Times’ reporters were all over it …

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Apr 19 2012

Pizza Factory Fire in Harrow

Firefighters from London Fire Brigade were called to reports of a flaming pizza at a food production factory in Harrow in north west London this morning. It is thought that a pizza on a conveyor belt in the factory had caught fire. Around 420 people were evacuated from the factory before fire crews arrived on …

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Mar 31 2012

Hosepipe Bans from April 5, 2012 in Harrow

Veolia Water, who supply water to the Harrow area, amongst others (and you can check if you’re in their area by entering your postcode on this page) are implementing a hosepipe ban from April 5, 2012. This is a temporary ban, which currently runs for the next three months, in response to the drought and should enable …

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