During a time when mass development is changing Harrow's skyline forever,it was great to learn that two of its historic landmarks have been restored to their former glory.
The former Kings Head Hotel and walls surrounding George V Memorial Garden in Canons Park were officially taken off English Heritage's At Risk Register this week. Harrow Council will now have to ensure maintenance work is still carried out to stop them falling into disrepair again. But eight buildings are still in danger of collapsing and urgent action is needed to stop them suffering from further decay.
The council has the difficult task of balancing the needs of local heritage with other priorities like schools and social services. But in a borough steeped in history,restoring such structures is vital for the preservation of Harrow's rich heritage.
Justice has been done
WHEN Pinky Patel directed her ex-boyfriend to a darkened car park she knew exactly what the end result was going to be. Irrespective of whether or not she actually stabbed him is beside the point and it was refreshing to see the courts put her crime in the same box as the thug who carried out her plan.
Her callous premeditated involvement deserved to be treated in the same fashion and it sends out a clear message that any involvement in knife crime will be punished. Knife crime has become the most prominent of talking points and sentences like this will hopefully serve to act as a deterrent for those carrying or using knives.
The only remaining hope is that victim, Rakesh Patel, can now get on with his life - safe in the knowledge that his ordeal has come to an end and justice has been served.