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DIY SOS team transformed Barnet home of PC Kris Aves wounded in Westminster Bridge terror attack with help of Hoddesdon family business

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A Hoddesdon family run business will be featuring in a special episode of DIY SOS where the team transform the home of a police officer who was wounded in a terror attack. Newton’s Building Services, on Turnfield Road, answered the call from the BBC programme to lend a hand on the build in Barnet for PC Kris Aves, 35. Kris was mowed down by a car on Westminster Bridge on March 22 last year during a terror attack which left five people dead. He was returning from the London Police Commendation Ceremony where he had been honoured for his exceptional work as a police liaison officer in the Metropolitan Police.

Hoddesdon pub nearly burnt down by cigarette rebuilt by loyal regulars

Lee Newton (center) built the new bar

A Hoddesdon pub almost burned down by a fire that destroyed much of its outdoor area has been rebuilt by loyal regulars. The Galley Hall pub in Hailey Lane was saved from disaster by neighbour Angela Spencer, who was woken up by a car explosion at 5.30am on June 9 and saw flames and plumes of black smoke. Reportedly started by a careless cigarette smouldering from the night before, the fire tore through the wooden decking area and reduced the barbecue hut to ashes.

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