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Barnet and Potters Bar Times


A preferred local newspaper in Barnet is the Barnet and Potters Bar Times.



Historic Picture of BarnetThe borough lies mostly within the historic county of Middlesex, but numerous of the borough's north districts (consisting of New Barnet and East Barnet) historically belong to Hertfordshire. It was produced in 1965 by the amalgamation of the former boroughs of Hendon and Finchley and the urban districts of Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet, which at one time formed different manors and ecclesiastical parishes. Barnet includes locations such as (around from north to south) Monken Hadley, Barnet, Cockfosters, New Barnet, Arkley, East Barnet, Edgware Bury, Totteridge, Oakleigh Park, Whetstone, Southgate (in part), New Edgware, Mill Hill, Edgware, North Finchley, Friern Barnet, Watling, Finchley, Church End, East Finchley, The Hyde, Hendon, Hampstead Garden Suburb, West Hendon, Golders Green, and Childs Hill.


Barnet and Potters Bar TimesRevenue for local newspapers such as the Barnet and Potters Bar Times comes largely from advertisements. In the latest issue, you can be sure to find adverts for restaurants, computer engineers, solicitors and tradesmen of every description. There may be specialists such as a cosmetic dentist in Barnet. Many opticians advertise in the newspapers and naturally include reference to their specialist frames which would include prescription Oakley sunglasses. Solicitors specialise according to their location and area of law. You will find divorce solicitors in Potters Bar and family law solicitors Edgware .
The name Barnet, which was recorded about advertisement 1070 as Barneto, is stemmed from the Old English bærnet ("burning"). Throughout the Middle Ages its industries were cultivated in turf for hay, and its strategic location on the main road in between London and St. Albans made it a center for industries and inns (especially Chipping [" Market"] Barnet). In 1471 the Battle of Barnet was fought at Hadley Green in between Lancastrians and Yorkists.
The area maintained its rural character long after the dissolution of the abbeys in the 1530s, when Barnet was wrested from the control of St. Albans. With the introduction of railways in the mid-19th century, nonetheless, the population began to increase greatly, and estates and ranches were changed by brick Victorian villas. Development increased during the 1920s and '30s with growth of the London Underground (metro) network. Modern Barnet is nearly completely residential, though some industry is concentrated along Edgware Road, its western boundary.
Couple of notable middle ages structures remain. The Monken Hadley parish church has a tower that was built in 1494. East Barnet parish church dates from about 1100, and there are Norman traces in the Hendon parish church of St. Mary. Tudor Hall (1577), now part of Barnet College, was built for the Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth I (founded 1573), whereas the Church Farm House Museum at Greyhound Hill, Hendon, is a mid-17th century farmhouse. The worldwide renowned Hampstead Garden Suburb was laid out eastern of Hendon by architects Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker in the early 20th century.
The training college and driving school of the Metropolitan Police Force are near the former Hendon Military Airfield (closed 1957) that now houses the Royal Air Force Museum. A vocational college is sited at Barnet, and there is a campus of Middlesex University at Hendon. The head office of the national Newspaper Library (a department of the British Library) is at Colindale.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher long represented the constituency of Finchley (1959-- 92) in the House of Commons. Ethnic minorities account for even more than one-fifth of the population, with South Asians the most various team. Golders Green and Finchley have huge Jewish areas. Barnet is an area with several excellent hotels where you will find weddings and bar mitzvahs several times each week. Several caterers advertise in the Barnet and Potters Bar Times. You will find numerous entertainers and a wedding magician, wedding magicianwedding bands or singers.
Barnet FC is a football club playing in the football organization. Since 1907 the club have played at Underhill Stadium, situated in the town of Barnet within the London Borough of Barnet. The club will move to The Hive Stadium, situated in Canons Park in the London Borough of Harrow, for the 2013-- 14 season.
Barnet's the majority of active year was the 1992-- 93 period. In spite of these troubles Barnet gained promotion to Division Two, however the Bees were not able to sustain themselves at this level and went down after one year with just five league wins in the campaign.

Small and Medium Enterprises - SMEs - Website Promotion

There is a thriving small and medium enterprise community in the Barnet and Potters Bar areas. Many regularly or intermittently advertise in the Barnet and Potters Bar Times. There are many ways to promote a business ranging from Radio, Leaflet distribution around London, adverts on bill boards around stations, and on buses.

Business inevitably produce a large amount of rubbish and it is helpful to have a firm specialising in rubbish clearance in London.


Barnet is at the end of one section of the Northern Line with frequent trains to Totteridge and Whestone, Finchley, Highgate the West End of London and the City of London. It is close to the M25 Motorway with easy road access to Edgware, Enfield, Epping, Chingford, Borehamwood, Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Radlett and Welwyn Garden City.

TrolleyBus at Finchley going to BarnetThe picture to the left shows a 609 trolleybus on its way to Barnet. Commuter transportation has revolutionised the way we live. Before trains, buses and cars, we lived our lives within a short radius. These days some businessmen regularly commute by plane hundreds and even thousands of miles. It is usually the business owner who does the travelling although sometimes it can be salesmen. All businessmen with employees need the services of specialist employment law solicitors in London if London is where they are based.
The M25 provides access to Luton Airport and Heathrow Airport.