Woo Hoo - only ten days until Christmas! And here we are at the Barnet Eye still going strong with our Advent Calendar!
Today we have a rather quaint video showing "new police training methods" from the old police training centre at Hendon. This was in the days when policemen looked like Policeman and there was not a shred of body armour or stab vest in sight. The days when villains said "It's a fair cop guv" and didn't pull out a knife and stab the arresting officer as all too sadly seems to be the expected outcome today if a villain isn't given a good Tazaring.
And as we are in Hendon, we focus on a really great little charity, one which can he;p transform the lives of the people it helps. We are focusing on the Hendon Branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind - http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/aboutus/local-to-you/fundraising-groups/hendon-and-district-fundraising-group#.VI6TPnv_GnQ something which we think is a brilliant cause.
Here's a little video to show the challenges faced by people with guide dogs. I hope that you take two minutes to watch and consider some of the issues raised.
For many people with issues of vison a guide dog can transform lifestyles and give freedom and independence. especially at Xmas, please consider a donation. Their Twitter hashtag is