Almost half of Edmonton children living in poverty

Enfield Independent:

5:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Almost half of children in Edmonton are living below the poverty line, figures have revealed.

More information released on attempted abduction suspects

Enfield Independent:

3:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

All schools have received information following the attempted abduction of two school girls.

Massive blaze could spell the end for laundry company

Enfield Independent:

1:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A fire that has ravaged a laundry business could spell the end for the company, according to its owner.

'It sounded like an earthquake'

Enfield Independent:

10:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A shocked neighbour thought an “earthquake” was happening after a crane counterweight fell through a couple’s home.

Firefighters battle huge blaze at industrial estate

Enfield Independent:

8:33am Tuesday 21st October 2014

More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a massive fire on an industrial estate.

Sign up for Dancing Strictly

Enfield Independent:

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

North London Hospice’s annual fundraising event Dancing Strictly returns in 2015 – and couples are now invited to take part.

Woman 'struggling to readjust' after makeshift ceiling repaired

Enfield Independent:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A woman who was forced to sleep on her sofa for almost two years due to a leaky ceiling is struggling to readjust to the comfort of her own bedroom.

Mitzvah Day "offers us a great opportunity to look beyond ourselves" says charity director

Enfield Independent:

5:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

A charity director says Mitzvah Day is a great opportunity for people to connect with the local community.

Residential care home deemed 'inadequate'

Enfield Independent:

4:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

A residential care home has been deemed inadequate in its latest inspection.

Enfield's 50th anniversary celebrations to be decided at cabinet

Enfield Independent:

2:35pm Monday 20th October 2014

A campaign to celebrate 50 years since the formation of Enfield borough will be discussed this week.

Free 15 minute parking slots brought in to boost trade

Enfield Independent: Enfield Town high street

10:37am Monday 20th October 2014

Shoppers will now have the chance to park free of charge for 15 minutes in five town centres.

Man fined for using mother's blue badge

Enfield Independent:

9:20am Monday 20th October 2014

A driver who constantly used his mother’s disabled blue badge to park outside a pub has been fined.

Radiographers to go on strike

Enfield Independent:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Radiographers will take strike action today.

Couple escape crane counterweight crashing into kitchen

Enfield Independent:

2:34pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A couple had a miraculous escape after a crane jib and counterweight crashed through their kitchen.

Teachers take on mastermind for Black History Month

Enfield Independent:

10:40am Sunday 19th October 2014

Teachers took on a quizmaster as one of television’s most iconic masterminds helped them Black History Month at a primary school.

Mother felt 'violated' after finding faeces outside flat

Enfield Independent:

12:51pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A mother felt “violated” after someone defecated outside her flat – before cleaning themselves up with a dishrag and leaving it on her front doorstep.

Hell's kitchen 'chef' swings by cafe for carers event

Enfield Independent:

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

Cafe staff may have felt nervous when a chef renowned for making kitchen life hell walked through the door.

Men fined for spitting in the street

Enfield Independent:

5:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Two men have been ordered to pay more than £700 after being convicted of spitting.

Just the Ticket: October 17, 2014

Enfield Independent: Your guide to the best of what's on this week in the area

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Your guide to some of the best things to do in the week ahead.

Calls for parents to remain cautious following attempted abduction

Enfield Independent:

2:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Parents have been warned not to let their children talk to or go with strangers following an attempted abduction.

Burst water main causes havoc on North Circular

Enfield Independent:

1:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

A burst water main has caused havoc on the North Circular.

MP supports scheme to help disabled people seek legal advice

Enfield Independent:

12:16pm Friday 17th October 2014

An advice project will be launched to help disabled people and carers seek legal advice.

Meeting called to help boost small businesses

Enfield Independent:

9:33am Friday 17th October 2014

Calls have been made for more small businesses to bid for contracts from Enfield Borough Council.

Woman fined £300 after avoiding 40p parking fee with mother's blue badge

Enfield Independent:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A woman who used her mother's blue badge to park illegally has been fined more than £300.

Councillor heralds veg scheme on World Food Day

Enfield Independent:

5:20pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A green-fingered councillor is calling on Enfield to get behind a borough-wide scheme on World Food Day.

Councillor bailed until new year

Enfield Independent:

3:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A councillor charged with assault will have to wait until the new year before his trial begins.

Operation launched to crack down on violence

Enfield Independent:

1:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A new operation has been launched to reduce the number of violent crimes in the area.

Graduate helps others tell their life stories

Enfield Independent:

12:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A graduate who completed her degree despite becoming a mother during the first year of her course is now helping people tell their life stories.

House prices set for 39 per cent rise in five years

Enfield Independent:

9:27am Thursday 16th October 2014

House prices in Enfield are set to rise by 39 per cent in the next five years, figures have revealed.

Councillor to appear at crown court today

Enfield Independent:

5:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A councillor will appear in court charged with assault today.

Woman 'highly recommends' being 100

Enfield Independent:

5:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A centenarian admitted she never thought she would make it to 100.

Star pupil receives award at House of Commons

Enfield Independent:

4:11pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A star pupil was presented with an achievement award at the House of Commons.

Young care group wins Diana award

Enfield Independent:

2:31pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A group that helps to train foster carers and helps young children in care has won a prize.

GPs make electronic prescription switch

Enfield Independent: New digital NHS service for Hounslow commuters

11:09am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Twelve GP practices in Enfield have gone live with a new electronic prescription service.

Burglary team set up ahead of long winter nights

Enfield Independent:

9:36am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police have set up a dedicated burglary team as they prepare for a winter nights.

New council housing scheme is 'competing against first-time buyers'

Enfield Independent:

5:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

First-time buyers may be forced out of the housing market if Enfield Borough Council goes ahead with its new housing scheme, it has been claimed.

Children taken into care on the rise

Enfield Independent:

5:40pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The number of children that are being taken into care because of abuse or neglect is on the rise, figures have revealed.

Blood test unit relocated at Chase Farm

Enfield Independent: Chase Farm Hospital

5:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The blood test unit at Chase Farm Hospital has been relocated within the site.

Performer hoping to put magic 'back on the map'

Enfield Independent:

3:25pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A magician is calling on younger generations to take up their wands and get involved in magic.

School premiere cyberbulling video on personal safety day

Enfield Independent:

12:06pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A group of pupils premiered their cyberbullying campaign on social media as part of National Personal Safety Day.

Man dies after Ocado van collision

Enfield Independent:

8:51am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A man died after he was hit by a supermarket van in Ponders End.

Pupils take part in first schools festival at London 2012 venues

Enfield Independent:

5:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Pupils at a Southgate school were some of the first to take part in a festival to promote the London 2012 Games legacy.

Church raises money for Harvest Fast Day appeal

Enfield Independent:

6:30pm Monday 13th October 2014

A church held a soup lunch and car wash to raise money for people going hungry around the world.

Transport for London removes Edmonton encampment

Enfield Independent:

5:10pm Monday 13th October 2014

People living in a makeshift shantytown in Edmonton have been evicted from the site.

Scouting trio hail 'unique' adventure in Switzerland

Enfield Independent:

2:44pm Monday 13th October 2014

Three scouts have described a ten-day hiking adventure as "unique".

Enfield becomes Fairtrade borough once more

Enfield Independent:

10:58am Monday 13th October 2014

Enfield has been reaccredited as a Fairtrade borough.

Vets jet to South Africa to help white rhino plight

Enfield Independent:

9:12am Monday 13th October 2014

A vet has described his experiences tagging a white rhino in South Africa as “too good an opportunity to miss”.

MP welcomes cash boost for community projects

Enfield Independent:

5:30am Monday 13th October 2014

An MP has welcomed the news that community projects have received more than £40,000 in Big Lottery Fund grants.

Benefits cheat fined

Enfield Independent:

2:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A fraudster has been fined for claiming more than £7,500 in benefits.

Park hub to host car boot sale

Enfield Independent:

6:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Albany community hub is set to host its car boot sale today.







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