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 of a ‘selfie’ with global 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 that preyed on the elderly 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

Tottenham Hotspur star Gylfi Sigurdsson joined the team’s 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.

Nursery owner 'overjoyed' by unanimous playtime decision

Enfield Independent: Staff and pupils at Nursery on the Green can rejoice as outdoor playtime is approved

10:44am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A nursery has rejoiced in the news that children will be assured its outside playtime is safe after a unanimous vote in favour at a planning meeting.

Edmonton churches sleep rough in aid of homelessness

Enfield Independent: Andy Love with church workers following their 'sleep out'

9:40am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Edmonton MP Andy Love has welcomed the work local churches have done to raise awareness of homelessness in the borough.

Town centre taken over by Big Apple icon

Enfield Independent: Enfield Business and Retailers Association manager Mark Ruddling with yellow cab in Enfield Town

5:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Enfield Town centre shoppers were given a surprise when it was taken over by an unexpected international cab.

First war memorial in 70 years to be built

5:35pm Monday 7th April 2014

The first war memorial in almost 70 years will be built in Enfield.

Egg-cellent number of donations made for easter egg hunt

1:20pm Monday 7th April 2014

Almost 1,000 eggs will be hidden around Enfield parkland as part of an Easter egg hunt in aid of a children’s hospice.

Three-way collision causes road closure

Enfield Independent: The mercedes which collided with a van which in turn caused a traffic light to fall on a woman

11:00am Monday 7th April 2014

A three-way accident has closed an Enfield junction.

Primary schools perform operas on grand stage

Enfield Independent: Caterhatch Primary school pupils with soprano Danielle De Niese

9:23am Monday 7th April 2014

Two Enfield primary schools performed their very own opera on one of the grandest stages of them all.

Projects to create jobs

5:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Enfield Borough council has unveiled a new scheme to try to cut unemployment and bring more people into apprenticeships.

Hundreds enjoy football fun day

Enfield Independent: Children enjoyed the fun day at Ashmole Academy, put on by Woody's Sports Academy

5:20pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Hundreds of children took part in a free fun day when a children’s football school celebrated its sixth year.

Push for businesses to sign up to relief scheme

Enfield Independent: Enfield Town high street

2:22pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Enfield Borough Council is urging small businesses to take a new relief scheme to help pay towards their rates.

Record number of schools enter athletics cup

1:50pm Saturday 5th April 2014

An athletics centre in Edmonton welcomed a record number of schools to its annual indoor competition.






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