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'Inspirational' grandmother celebrates 25 years as charity volunteer

Enfield Independent:

5:30pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

An "inspirational" 80-year-old grandmother is celebrating 25 years of volunteering at a charity shop.

Hundreds of schoolchildren attend graduations at university campus

Enfield Independent:

3:34pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Hundreds of schoolchildren got a taste of university life when they stepped on campus to pick up 'degrees' for a range of activities.

Students dress to impress at 'Oscars of Enfield'

Enfield Independent:

6:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

Media students got a taste of Hollywood when their movies were screened at the 'Oscars of Enfield'.

Teenager sentenced over 'terrifying' knifepoint robbery

Enfield Independent:

5:09pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A teenager who threatened a man at knifepoint during a “terrifying” robbery has been sentenced to three years in a young offender institution.

Care home residents celebrate songs from around the world

Enfield Independent:

3:37pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Residents and relatives at a care home celebrated songs from around the world during a special open day.

Optician's and church show charity vision with glasses collection

Enfield Independent:

12:08pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

An optician's and a church collected more than 850 pairs of second hand glasses for a global sight charity.

Library set to close for year-long makeover

Enfield Independent: GPs prescribe self-help books for children in Somerset

9:38am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Palmers Green Library is soon to close for more than a year as major refurbishment work gets underway.

No cash accepted on London buses from Sunday

Enfield Independent: Nine out of London's ten most overcrowded bus routes serve Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham

5:20pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Buses in London will no longer accept cash fares from Sunday as the capital’s transport provider moves to a cashless system.

New clock tower will be 'landmark for generations'

Enfield Independent:

3:19pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A new clock tower erected in Palmers Green will be “a landmark of the area for generations to come”.

Four banned from Enfield in latest gang-crime crackdown

Enfield Independent:

1:43pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Four men have been banned from Enfield for five years in the latest crackdown on gang crime in the borough.

Royal Free completes takeover of hospital services in Barnet and Enfield

Enfield Independent: Barnet Hospital

12:19pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

The Royal Free has completed its takeover of hospital services in Barnet and Enfield in a multi-million pound deal.

Woman gives birth in library in front of shocked staff

Enfield Independent: Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

4:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

A woman gave birth in Edmonton Green Library this morning with the assistance of paramedics and some surprised council staff.

'Emotional experience' at anti-violence rally

Enfield Independent: Freddie Martin (young soldier leader from Texas, USA), Steven Mervish (Drugsline) and Pastor Pat with Young Soldiers

1:20pm Monday 30th June 2014

Dozens of people turned out despite the rain for an anti-violence rally aimed at tackling gang culture in Edmonton.

Inclusive theatre group given mini-makeover by charitable volunteers

Enfield Independent: Trainees from Wilmott Dixon gave up their time to carry out the work at Chickenshed theatre company

10:20am Monday 30th June 2014

An inclusive theatre group was given a mini-makeover by volunteers from a building firm.

Young charity fundraiser inspired by World Cup in latest endeavour

Enfield Independent: The team made cakes, treats and rainforest themed crafts and sold them to pupils and parents at the end of the school day

2:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

A dedicated young fundraiser took a little inspiration from the World Cup for his latest charity endeavour to help save the rainforest.

Mystery still surrounds targeted vandalism of community art work

Enfield Independent: The mural before it was vandalised overnight

10:39am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Mystery still surrounds the desecration of a community art project advertising a cycling scheme due to start this afternoon.

Prince has a royally good time at garden party celebrations

Enfield Independent: Prince Edward joined the event at Capel Manor Gardens in Bullsmoor Lane

10:23am Monday 23rd June 2014

A royal visitor was the special guest at a garden party in Enfield this weekend.

D-Day hero determined to pass on remembrance legacy as veterans' association verges on closure

Enfield Independent: Mervyn Kersh, a member of the Southgate Branch (75th) of the NVA, met David Cameron on his trip to Normandy earlier this month

9:00am Friday 20th June 2014

A war hero who recently returned from the D-Day 70th anniversary celebrations says he is determined to pass on the legacy of remembrance to the next generation.

Red-faced lorry driver gets stuck in narrow street

Enfield Independent: The driver’s sat-nav diverted the 30-foot HGV down Norfolk Avenue, off Wolves Lane, south Enfield

3:56pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Life on the open road it was not for this industrial lorry driver when he accidentally found himself caught down a narrow residential street.

'It changes people lives' - Centre founders still passionate after 20 years

Enfield Independent: The Sound Learning Centre, which provides unique treatments for hearing and sound sensitivities, is celebrating its 20th year

10:48am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A centre that “changes the lives” of children and adults with complex hearing and sight sensitivity is celebrating its 20th year.

MP signs up to support cancer charity's caped crusader campaign

Enfield Independent: Mr Love has signed up to be a ‘caped crusader’ for Anthony Nolan, a UK-based blood cancer charity and bone marrow register

5:10pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a politician in a cape.

Council staff face redundancy in 'undemocratic' reshuffle

Enfield Independent: Leader of the Council, Doug Taylor

4:01pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Council staff are facing possible redundancies under major restructuring plans due to be passed tonight.

Enfield address raided in sex-trafficking investigation

12:17pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

An Enfield address was raided as part of a major investigation into a Hungarian sex-trafficking gang this morning.

Golf days raises thousands for cancer support charity

Enfield Independent: Event organiser Lesa Barker with some of the day's participants

6:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Golfers raised thousands of pounds for a cancer charity when they took part in a fundraising tournament at Enfield Golf Club.

Missing cat returns home to elated ten-year-old after four years

Enfield Independent: Ethan, ten, mum Mika and Darcy, six, reunited with the Leonie

11:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A ten-year-old boy and his beloved pet cat have been miraculously reunited four years after the moggy went missing.

Six months pregnant, but cancer survivor is taking on Race for Life

Enfield Independent: Jessica with her daughter Lili, who was just one when her mother was diagnosed

6:03pm Monday 9th June 2014

A pregnant mother who survived cancer will be among hundreds of people taking part in the Enfield Race for Life this weekend.

Scouts and Cubs get their hands dirty during volunteering week

Enfield Independent: Members of the 12th Enfield Scouts group helped spruce up the streets around their new headquarters in Clay Hill

4:37pm Monday 9th June 2014

Scouts and Cubs across Enfield got stuck into a series of community projects during a volunteering week.

Tory group leader confirms departure after heavy election defeat

Enfield Independent: Leader of the Conservatives Michael Lavender believes this is lowest the party has been since 1994

3:12pm Monday 9th June 2014

The leader of Enfield's Conservative opposition group says he will not be sad to step down after four years in the role.

Private members' club was front for high-rolling illegal poker tournaments

Enfield Independent: The man appeared at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday

11:29am Monday 9th June 2014

A man who made thousands of pounds running an illegal poker club in Palmers Green has been jailed for money laundering.

Teen cleared of Joshua Folkes murder

Enfield Independent: Trio to appear in court this month for Josh Folkes murder

3:23pm Friday 6th June 2014

A teenager has been cleared of the murder of a 17-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in Palmers Green in December.

Enfield man among five sentenced for cannabis offences

5:10pm Friday 6th June 2014

A man from Enfield was among five people sentenced after pleading guilty to supplying cannabis.

Siblings raise hundreds for youth club with charity mountain trek

Enfield Independent: Mentes Tural, 12, and his sister Ferda, 13, took on the Pyg trail up Mount Snowdon during half term

5:05pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

A brother and sister raised hundreds of pounds for their mosque’s youth group when they took on a challenging trek up the highest peak in Wales.

Community vineyard given new opportunity to grow

Enfield Independent: The Forty Hall vineyard describes itself as a community-led, horticultural enterprise

10:35am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A community vineyard has won cash and business advice from a London-wide initiative providing support to the capital's small food enterprises.

D-Day veteran recalls terrifying beach landing 70 years on

Enfield Independent: Mervyn Kersh, now 89, is set to revisit the beaches of Normandy for what could be the final time

1:08pm Monday 2nd June 2014

It was 4am on June 9, 1944, and Private Mervyn Kersh was awoken as his military ship neared the French coastline after a 14-hour crossing from Britain’s shores.

Do you recognise yourself in these old photographs from Southgate primary school?

Enfield Independent: Do you recognise yourself in this dated playground photograph?

6:00am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Children run around a busy playground at lunchtime and two young footballers pick up a school trophy from Arsenal football star Wally Barnes.

Enfield man jailed for 'brutal' Clapton murder

Enfield Independent: Jeremy Lewis, of Generals Walk, Enfield, was found guilty of fatally stabbing James Sweeney

5:40pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

An Enfield man has been jailed alongside his accomplice for the murder of a 30-year-old during a bungled robbery.

WATCH: CCTV footage shows moments leading up to gangland shooting

Enfield Independent: Natneal Tesfay is facing life behind bars for the murder of 19-year-old Mohammed Hussein

5:10pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

This chilling CCTV footage shows the moments leading up to a fatal gangland shooting that prosecutors described as "like something out of a Western".

Gang member guilty of fatal shooting that was 'like something out of a Western'

Enfield Independent: Natneal Tesfay is facing life behind bars for the murder of 19-year-old Mohammed Hussein

4:20pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

A gang member is facing life behind bars after being found guilty of murdering a rival in a shooting described as “like something out of a Western movie”.

'There's no such word as can't' - Meet Enfield's fittest great-grandparents

Enfield Independent: L-R: Arthur, Irene and Cliff are the walking club's eldest members

10:50am Wednesday 21st May 2014

They may be in their 90s but these great-grandparents could give most a run for their money when it comes to keeping fit and active.

Teenager who beat anorexia is nominated for award

Enfield Independent: Jack speaks openly about his own battle with anorexia

11:30am Tuesday 20th May 2014

A teenager who came through a battle with anorexia has been shortlisted for a national award for his work in helping others with the condition.

Murder trial start delayed until tomorrow morning

Enfield Independent: Trio to appear in court this month for Josh Folkes murder

12:34pm Monday 19th May 2014

A jury has been sworn in at the trial of three men accused of murdering New Southgate teenager Joshua Folkes, which is now due to start tomorrow morning.

Number of people renting homes in Enfield has risen at higher than national average

3:10pm Friday 16th May 2014

The number of people renting homes in Enfield increased by 120 per cent over a ten-year period, census figures show.

Fraudster jailed for selling non-existent lorry driving courses

Enfield Independent: The suspect appeared at Wood Green Crown Court today

1:30pm Friday 16th May 2014

A man who conned people out of thousands of pounds by offering non-existent lorry driver training has been jailed for nine months.

Nurses praised for hard work and dedication

Enfield Independent: Nurses were treated to a high tea to mark the international day of recognition

3:16pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Nurses at an Enfield hospital were recognised for their hard work and dedication during an international celebration of the profession.

Obscure police sign causes a giggle

Enfield Independent: The obscurely worded sign caused a giggle on Twitter when it appeared in Southgate

5:26pm Friday 9th May 2014

Residents of a road in Southgate were left giggling when a sign appeared warning of high visibility plain clothes police officers.

'We're not answerable to anyone' - Doctor's surgery found to be carrying out illegal operations

11:30am Friday 9th May 2014

Health inspectors are considering taking further action against a doctor’s surgery in Edmonton after discovering ongoing improper practices, including illegal operations.

Two thirds believe landlord licences will improve behaviour of tenants

Enfield Independent: Graham Roberts, landlord, spoke against the new scheme

1:00pm Friday 9th May 2014

Two thirds of Enfield Independent readers who took part in an online poll believe introducing licences for landlords will improve behaviour among tenants.

Tube staff on verge of second strike

Enfield Independent: The two trains were travelling on the Northern Line between Finchley Central and Mill Hill East

5:00pm Friday 2nd May 2014

Tube staff are on the verge of a second strike in as many weeks as talks between London Underground and union bosses continue.

Spitting ban success 'will not be measured by number of fines'

Enfield Independent: Anti-spitting by-law was championed by Monty Meth, president of Enfield Over 50s Forum and Councillor Chris Bond

5:30pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

A leading councilllor has defended a spitting ban in Enfield despite figures showing no-one has been fined in the first month of the scheme.

VIDEO: Spurs stars deliver Christmas presents to young hospital patients

Enfield Independent: Manager Andre Villas-Boas accompanied Jermaine Defoe, Etienne Capoue and Gylfi Sigurdsson at North Middlesex hospital

1:30pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Tottenham Hotspur players and staff delighted young football fans at North Middlesex University Hospital when they visited to drop off some early Christmas presents.

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