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All stories for 05 Jun 2008

St Jos win county cup

St Josephs under-10 girls secured the Middlesex Cup in a dramatic penalty shoot-out after their final against Hampstead had ended deadlocked at 1-1 after extra time.

Town centre evacuation

Hundreds of Harrow workers were evacuated from their offices following a fire alarm.

Bus robber sentenced

A Pinner robber who threatened to stab people on buses has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

Pupils searched for weapons

Police in Brent targeted schoolchildren on their way home from school in a bid to crack down on young people carrying knives.

MacDonald offer snubbed

Brentford have had a reported £15,000 bid rejected for Southend's transfer-listed striker Charlie MacDonald.

School extension plans approved

Plans for a specialist sixth form block at a Pinner high school have been approved by Harrow Council.

New underground line unveiled

A £2bn plan to link towns in west London with a new underground rail line has been announced today.

West Mid on target

Waiting times at West Middlesex Hospital are among the lowest in London, new figures have revealed.

Moses' hard work already started

New boy Moses Ademola is wasting no time beefing up for next season after his 'dream' move to Brentford.

Abusive shoplifters banned

Traders are breathing sighs of relief after two shoplifters were slapped with ASBOs following separate campaigns of violence and abuse.

Laughing matters

Giant games of Connect 4. witty five-minute sketches and jokes about the soaps.

Mongol: He 'Khan' do it

Sergei Bodrov's biggest and best film to date bursts from the screen to take you on an epic adventure through the early life of Genghis Khan and his rise to power.

Bachchans on tour

IN my four years of writing about Bollywood, I've never come across a film that has been hyped so much, and not just because it's a film starring the Bachchans.

'Darlings, you were wonderful'

The newly-formed Harrow amateur dramatics group, The Hill Players, were impressive in their debut, sold-out performance at Harrow School's Ryan Theatre.

He 'khan' do it

Sergei Bodrov's biggest and best film to date bursts from the screen to take you on an epic adventure through the early life of Genghis Khan and his rise to power.

Stunning performance from Grier family

Every now and then, we are lucky enough to attend concerts which uplift the spirit and fill us with gratitude at being alive and hearing such music.

Stanmore are sunk by seven wicket Fleming

After gaining their first County League Premier Division win last week, Stanmore disappointingly followed it up with their first defeat in a low scoring game at Southgate.

Stones are spot on at St Albans

After losing on penalties in the Wealdstone Summer sixes final two weekends ago to a select Chelsea Academy team, Wealdstone under-11s learned from experience with their own shoot-out win to claim the St Albans City Youth tournament.

Wembley let it slip after Amunugama's six of best

Wembley set up a likely Middlesex County League Division Two victory on a wet wicket at South Hampstead on Saturday, but then blew their chance of returning to winning ways when their batting let them down.

Weald ladies make great start with win over Harrow

Harrow Weald Ladies 2nd team got the season off to a great start with an 18-6 win away to Harrow.

Octane shows spirit

With Suzanne Hearnden navigating, and her husband Lee Smith driving, the Honda 150 octane powerboat Spirit of Octane scored a good third place in their first race meeting of the season.

More games as league expands

Harrow will face more league games next season following the Rugby Football Union's expansion of the London League Four North West from 10 teams to 12, along with all the London leagues, to bring them into line with the other divisional leagues.

Parkfield are beaten by the weather again

The weather again defeated the Parkfield and Headstone first team on Saturday, but the seconds and thirds both completed their games in the Saracens Hertfordshire League.

Ton up Thacker in good form for Borough

Harrow Town had the better of Saturday's Middlesex County League Division Three derby clash with Bessborough on Headstone Manor, despite the home side's batsman Rupert Thacker scoring an unbeaten ton.

League wipeout - but Harrow go through in Cup

HARROW'S 1st XI game at home to Twickenham had to be called off at 10am on Saturday due to the very wet outfield after five days of rain.

Lesley makes her mark - but Jayaratne is the HSM star

Harrow St Mary's had their Middlesex Championship derby match with Old Lyonians called off on Saturday due to a waterlogged ground, but on Sunday they won their annual match with Sussex club Wisborough Green, a fixture which has been featured for over 50 years.

MCB course is boost for girls cricket

A two-day coaching course, run by the Middlesex Cricket Board at Canons High School last week, attracted 21 girls aged 14 to 16 years of age.

Mayor's team take back the trophy

The Mayor's Shield was eased away from Harrow Bowls Club by the Mayor's Harrow and District Bowling Association team in their annual match on Sunday.

'Granddaughter's cries woke me from coma'

After spending six weeks in a coma following a devastating traffic accident, things were looking bleak for Devbai Patel.

Hillside hub expected to transform the area

"More than a just a block of flats." That is said to be the inspiration for the Hillside Hub, Stonebridge Estate's latest community facility, set to open in September.

Kenton rider under hour in event over 'ski jump' course

KENTON Road Club's Carl Bond rode his fastest 25 mile time trial of the year, finishing with a 58.27 in the Westerley CC event on the Marlow-Twyford 'ski jump' course on Sunday.

Kenton scrape home to take over at top

Kenton recorded their third consecutive victory with a tense one wicket win over Ickenham on Saturday, a result which saw them move eight points clear at the top of the Middlesex County Cricket League's Division Three table.

League leaders denied as Pinner hang on for draw

Pinner were left hanging on grimly for a draw in their home game against Middlesex Championship Division Two leaders Glaxo on Saturday.

Acorn Open Day is success

ACORN Tennis Club's Open Day proved to be a great success.

Blunders by builders leave tenant at point of breakdown

A disabled tenant has described the last three years of his life as a living nightmare after careless builders made a series of blunders in his home.

Blind boy has eye op

A blind boy whose sight could be restored with a series of operations has gone under the knife for the first time.

Bowden smashes club 5000m record

Adam Bowden continued his excellent start to the track season by smashing the Harrow Athletic Club 5000 metres record at the British Milers Club Grand Prix in Manchester on Saturday.

Doubles delight for Elms tennis

The Elms School of Excellence tennis groups this week focused on developing their doubles match play.

Byatt back at Stones

Wealdstone FC have appointed their former player and team manager Dennis Byatt to the key role of commercial manager to the club.

England places at stake in EPA Grand Prix event

HARROW Petanque Club are to host the final English Petanque Association Grand Prix Event this Sunday.

Appeal for missing mother of five to come out of hiding

A mother who went missing from her Sunderland home with her five young daughters may be hiding out in the Harlesden area, police believe.

10k places are up for grabs

The Middlesex Association for the Blind has six places for runners in the British London 10K Run on Sunday.

Hospital which had its merits

Shenley Hospital with its forbidding walls was an intimidating institution and source of ridicule for many that misunderstood its purpose and the illnesses it treated.

New home for City

Oriental City is one of north London's hidden treasures that has taken more than two decades to establish.

Tartuffe @ The Rose Theatre, Kingston

The Rose Theatre is gearing up for a week of French farce with a touring production of Molière's play Tartuffe.