June 2010 Archives
A CHARITY set up in the wake of the death of a Stanmore girl weeks before her eighth birthday has raised enough money to expand the country's first dedicated lab-based brain tumour research centre.
Julie Phelan, of Hermitage Way, created Ali's Dream along with family and friends following the loss of her daughter Alison in June 2001 at the age of just 7.
CARJACKERS who robbed a Stanmore man of his BMW - having met him at his local Tube station - were the subject of a police television appeal.
A detective from Hertfordshire Police appeared on BBC1's Crimewatch Roadshow on Monday morning (June 21) to re-issue the closed-circuit television stills of the two crooks and to ask for the public's help to catch them.
SEVEN developers have submitted bids to turn Bentley Priory, the decommissioned RAF base in Stanmore, into a luxury Green Belt housing development.
Having been forced to take the site off the market during the height of the recession, landowners VSM re-advertised it in the Estates Gazette in March with a June 7 deadline for offers.
A CHARITY which funds research in to Crohn's disease at Harrow's St Mark's Hospital are inviting residents to enter a dance competition later this year.
Stanmore-based ForCrohns was set up eight years ago by Tasha Adley, 24, of Leavesden Road, Stanmore, and Lisa Meleck, 25, of Northwood, when the girls were just 16-years-old.
A SCHOOLGIRL from Stanmore has won a place in the UK finals of a Bollywood dance competition.
Jaymini Hirani, 15, a pupil at Stanmore's Park High School, battled against thousands to star in Sony Entertainment Television's Boogie Woogie Dance UK contest, to be held in Leicester in the Midlands on Sunday, June 13.
FORMER Harrow East Labour MP Tony McNulty, who lost his seat to Conservative rival Bob Blackman at the General Election, will receive a one-off resettlement grant of ÃÂ£40,154.92 to help him to adjust to non-Parliamentary life, according to The Taxpayers' Alliance.
The sum, equivalent to a redundancy payment and in addition to the departing MP's pension, is based on between 50 and 100 percent of his annual salary - dependent on age and length of service - while the first ÃÂ£30,000 is tax-free.
EXPLORE the historic Canons Estate with the Open Garden Squares Day this Saturday (June 12).
The Friends of Canons Park, North London College School (NLCS) and the congregation of St Lawrence Church will allow visitors to see some of the "hidden treasures".
A SELF-MADE millionaire from Stanmore has been appointed to the House of Lords, becoming the first Gujarati to represent the Tories in the second chamber.
Dolar Popat, of Stanmore Hill, is chief executive of hospitality and health care firm, TLC Group, based in Railway Approach, Harrow, and it was announced on Friday he will become a life peer known as Lord Popat of Stanmore.