Libraries to close over Easter

Enfield Independent: Libraries will be closed from tomorrow until Monday

5:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Students who have made local libraries their second home in the lead up to important exams will have find somewhere else to revise this Easter.

Enfield man makes Masterchef debut

Enfield Independent: Joe Davis, 34, focusing hard on Masterchef

2:47pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A life-long obsession with cooking led an Enfield man to the studios of a top cookery competition.

Body at Hilly Fields 'foreign national'

Enfield Independent: Appeal for witnesses after zebra crossing collision

11:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have revealed that the body found in Hilly Fields yesterday was that of a foreign national.

Children's comics look back to Great War

Enfield Independent: Children with artist Karen Rubins

11:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Children looked back to when the lights went out across Europe this week as they created comic books to mark the centenary of the First World War.

New cycleway opens in Hadley Wood

Enfield Independent: Members of the Hadley Wood Association commemorating the opening of the new pathway

9:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

Cyclists and walkers can enjoy a new path that has opened in Hadley Wood.

Morrisons worker takes up Britain's Got Talent challenge

Enfield Independent: Carl Whitman of Enfield Morrisons

6:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

TV show Britain’s Got Talent often features the weird and wonderful that the UK has to offer.

Rush hour traffic mounts after three-way crash

5:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Traffic is heavy at the Enfield junction of the M25 following an accident between two lorries and a van.

Infamous former drug smuggler Howard Marks is writing a sequel to Mr Nice

Enfield Independent: Mr Nice

5:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The pill-popping pensioner will be in Crouch End this month

Residents 'shocked' after body found in Hilly Fields

Enfield Independent: Appeal for witnesses after zebra crossing collision

4:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

People who live close to the park where a body was found this morning have described their shock after hearing the news.

Children from special school take to the wheel

Enfield Independent: Pupils from West Lea school had the chance to expireance driving

2:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Ten children from a special school in Edmonton took the wheel at a driving taster day.

Breaking news Unexplained death in Enfield park

Enfield Independent: Appeal for witnesses after zebra crossing collision

11:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A man has died in ‘unexplained circumstances’ at a park in North Enfield this morning.

Comedian Eddie Izzard visits Enfield to support Labour party

Enfield Independent: Eddie Izzard on his tour of Enfield Town

10:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Labour councillors had their phones at the ready in preparation for a ‘selfie’ when comedian and actor Eddie Izzard came to Enfield Town.

Pickpocket who preyed on the elderly jailed for six years

Enfield Independent: Constantin Gonaciou

9:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A pickpocket who preyed on elderly people using buses has been jailed for six years.

Spurs star helps launch post cancer exercise scheme

Enfield Independent: Tottenham Hotspur player Gylfi Sigurdsson at the launch of After Cancer Exercise programme

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Spurs star Gylfi Sigurdsson joined the club’s charitable foundation for the launch of a new exercise scheme for people recovering from cancer.

Parking tickets issued once every six minutes, figures reveal

Enfield Independent: Enfield had the seventh highest number of parking tickets issued in the country

5:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A parking ticket is issued every six minutes in Enfield, according to figures that show more than 90,000 fines were handed out last year.

Health watchdog appeals for volunteers

Enfield Independent: Lorna Reith, Healthwatch Enfield

5:07pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A health watchdog is appealing for volunteers to consult with patients about social care services.

Big bluffer found guilty of money laundering

4:05pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A member of an illegal poker den has been found guilty of money laundering.

Accident causes lane closure on Enfield junction of M25

11:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A lane has been closed at the Enfield junction of the M25 because of an accident.

MPs step up campaign to improve rail services

Enfield Independent: Nick de Bois and David Burrowes are pushing for urgent rail imrpovements

10:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Two MPs have stepped up their campaign to improve train services for the people of Enfield.

Animal trust still going strong after more than 30 years

Enfield Independent: Yvonne Treon (second from right) with volunteers helping the wildlife in Broomfield Park

9:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A trust that has been looking after wildlife in a Palmers Green park for more than three decades has appealed to people not to harm the animals.

Flats sold in record time

Enfield Independent: Fairview homes sold in record time

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

As houses become sought-after in Enfield, a housing company has revealed it sold every apartment in record time.

Workers given option on pension settlement

Enfield Independent: Workers of Visteon who protested in 2009 following its closure

6:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

Motor industry workers left out of pocket when their pension scheme collapsed must choose between a compensation offer or taking their former employer to the High Court.

Theatre 'humbled' by marathon support

Enfield Independent: Modal Amy Willerton and father Bruce after their marathon finish

3:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

A theatre has expressed its delight after supporters raised nearly £80,000 for it in the London Marathon.

Children hunt for Easter eggs in Palmers Green high street

Enfield Independent: Enfield Mayor Chaudhury Anwar with children who took part in the hunt

2:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

More than 100 children in Palmers Green searched for Easter eggs which had been hidden across Palmers Green high street.

5,000th member for Over 50s Forum

Enfield Independent: Membership secretary, Joyce Pullen, awarding a Certificate to 5,000th member Petula Papadopoullou

12:37pm Monday 14th April 2014

An Enfield over 50s group has hit a new milestone by welcoming its 5,000th member.

Coffee shop aims to promote community spirit

11:37am Monday 14th April 2014

A new coffee shop and tea house is to open in Palmers Green, occupying the space vacated by a previous cafe.

Marathon runners raise thousands for charities

Enfield Independent: Modal Amy Willerton and father Bruce after their marathon finish

11:01am Monday 14th April 2014

Star of TV show I’m a Celebrity...Get me out of here, Amy Willerton completed the London Maraton in just over six hours in aid for a charity theatre.

Special school to hold driving lessons for disabled this week

9:06am Monday 14th April 2014

A school in Enfield will this week be offering driving lesson taster days for anyone over the age of 17 with special needs.

Charity book sale 'a great success'

Enfield Independent: A group of Quakers check out what books are on offer.

8:10am Sunday 13th April 2014

Dozens of book lovers turned out to a charity book sale in Winchmore Hill.

'Smart' M25 to reopen

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Roadworks on the M25 near Enfield are set to be completed as it becomes England’s first “smart” motorway.

Football club to hold charity tournament

5:27pm Friday 11th April 2014

A football club will be holding a tournament to raise money for a sports foundation for children and teenagers.

Help the sick by looking after a pet

3:58pm Friday 11th April 2014

A charity that helps elderly and terminally ill people and their pets is looking for volunteer dog walkers in Edmonton.

College to build £3.3million sports centre and library

Enfield Independent: A computer image of what the new college sports facility will look like

12:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

A college has invested £3.3million to build a new sports centre and library which will be ready for its September intake of students.

UK's first free shredding day comes to Enfield

8:40am Friday 11th April 2014

The first UK free shredding day is coming to Enfield this month.

Flipping fantastic - tennis club uses frying pans to raise money

Enfield Independent: Members of Bush Hill park club

5:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A tennis club in Enfield has been raising money in an unorthodox way.

Cabinet passes landlord register scheme

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

6:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Cabinet members have passed proposals to bring in a licensing scheme for private landlords.

Confusion over police officer numbers

Enfield Independent: Appeal for witnesses after zebra crossing collision

4:10pm Thursday 10th April 2014

The number of police officers in Enfield remains unclear following two sets of recent figures suggesting police numbers have dropped in the past four years.

Woman taken to hospital following collision

1:50pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A woman has been airlifted to hospital following a collision in Hertford Road.

Temple rebuild will cause 'chaos' say campaigners

Enfield Independent: Hindu Tamil Cultural Association are rebuilding their current temple

1:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Protesters say the decision to allow the rebuilding of a temple will cause parking chaos.

Appeal for burglar following vicious attack

Enfield Independent: Appeal for witnesses after zebra crossing collision

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a vicious attack on a Palmers Green woman during a burglary.

Sea cadet teen honoured

Enfield Independent: Maisie Davis, 14, with her award

9:21am Thursday 10th April 2014

An Enfield teenager has been honoured with a Jack Petchey achievement award for her role in the sea cadets.

Pupils shortlisted for human rights reporter award

5:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

Two Enfield pupils have been shortlisted for a human rights journalism award.

MP votes on freeze on energy bills

5:21pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

An MP voted for a freeze on energy bills which he said would have left thousands of Enfield homes £120 better off.

Free pet checks for dogs

5:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Dog owners can bring their pooches along to a free health MOT event.

Pupils learn to Grow Your Own

Enfield Independent: Year 5 teacher and science lead Tammy Moodley with Ibrahim, Emily and Lauren, all aged ten.

12:06pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

As researchers suggest people increase their intake of fruits and vegetables to seven portions a day, the children and staff at Capel Manor Primary School are going one step further.

Multi million transport upgrade to Ponders End agreed

9:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

More than £3million will be spent on transport improvements in Ponders End following new funding from Transport for London.

Water works closes busy Enfield road

5:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

The eastbound carriageway of Southbury Road in Enfield will be closed for the reminder of the week due to roadworks.

International school to 'shatter' resident's silence

5:10pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

An international language school in Cockfosters will go ahead despite opposition from people living nearby.

Workers win long struggle for pension settlement

4:50pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Workers at a former car parts factory are rejoicing after winning a four-year battle to get the pension they were promised.

Councillors tour schools as expansion works take shape

Enfield Independent: Councillors along with headteacher of Highfield Primary School  Maria Kemal

2:56pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Enfield borough councillors have been touring schools that are being refurbished or rebuilt as part of a multi-million pound programme.

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