March 2010 Archives
THE ongoing and vital need for blood stocks means Edgware Community Hospital is looking to sign up new donors.
Volunteers can find out more information at an open day at the Edgware Donor Centre at the hospital in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, between 9am and 3pm on Monday, April 5.
A WEBSITE for jobseekers created a little over a year ago by a Stanmore businessman has earned him a place in the final of some European business awards.
Nearly 12,000 members of the professional networking site LinkedIn.com voted for their favourite nominees and Richard Alberg's MyWorkSearch portal was among three shortlisted entries in the Best Business Startup category.
A WANTED burglar whose mugshot appeared in the Observer as part of a police appeal has finally been caught and convicted for a Stanmore break-in.
Michael Gordon, 48, was arrested at his home in Leytonstone, east London, in December last year only a short time after the image of his face was circulated in the press.
PUBGOERS raised more than ÃÂ£5,000 to help children and teenagers being treated at Stanmore's Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
DVDs and DVD players, televisions and laptops will be bought for patients on the 31-bed Coxen ward at the hospital in Brockley Hill where under-18s recovering from spinal surgery can spend up to three months.
BETTER disabled access is needed at Stanmore Tube station, believes Parliamentary candidate Nahid Boethe, who will be collecting signatures for a petition today.
The Liberal Democrat former Harrow councillor, who is contesting Harrow East constituency at the forthcoming General Election, is going to speak to passengers outside the station in London Road, Stanmore, from 5pm.
The petition was started by the Stanmore Society and asks Transport for London to install a lift so less mobile customers can reach the platform level.
There is an existing ramp but opponents say it is too long and its entrance sits dangerously in the station car park.
The only other choice is to climb 45 steps to get to the trains and the society feels even with the ramp the station does not conform to health and safety regulations.
Harrow Rotary Club president Ms Boethe's known opponents on the ballot paper will be incumbent Labour MP and ex-minister Tony McNulty, who held onto his seat in 2005 by 4,730 votes, and Conservative Brent councillor Bob Blackman.
A TALENTED schoolboy musician from Stanmore starred in a concert to celebrate his piano teacher's 25 years in the business.
Jonathan Wong, 17, of Dearne Close, Stanmore, played Grieg's Piano Concert in A Minor (1st Movement) at the show to honour Rena Delaney, of Radlett, Hertfordshire, whose pupil he has been since the age of four.
He earned the Special Achievement Cup on the evening after obtaining his Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music a year ago.
Jonathan - a sixthformer at Westminster School in Westminster, central London - passed passed his Grade 8 piano examination with a distinction when he was 11 and two years later graduated with a diploma from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, the level below the licentiate.
The concert took place at Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls in Elstree, Hertfordshire, on Sunday afternoon.
TEENAGERS from across Harrow have enrolled on a volunteering course that was launched in Edgware and is tied into the 2012 Olympics Games.
Up to 40 youngsters aged 14 to 19 joined the Harrow School Sports Leadership Academy 2010 through which they will undertake 20 hours of volunteering, such as helping out in physical education lessons at primary, assisting at after school clubs or providing reports on sport fixtures.
SAFETY campaigners have vowed to continue to fight against the confirmed introduction of a new bus service between Stanmore and Brent Cross this autumn.
The 324, to be operated by London Sovereign, will begin in October, running every 20 minutes during the day and each 30 minutes during the evening seven days a week.
HARROVIANS Speakers Club is holding a speech contest on Monday March 15 where members compete to present the best speech, and receive constructive feedback.
The club, part of Toastmasters International, meets at Glebe Hall, Glebe Road, Stanmore, on the first, third and fifth Monday of the month.
Anyone interested in improving their public speaking skills and confidence can turn up on the night or contact Ruth on 07760242108.