Barnet Mayor Reuben Thompstone Sworn in

New Zealand-born Councillor Reuben Thompstone, a 42-year-old who represents the Golders Green ward, has become the 54th, and youngest-ever, mayor of Barnet, North London.

Thompstone has a background in education and has served on the board of governors at several of the borough’s schools.

As a councillor, he has chaired the children, education, libraries and safeguarding committee and the Barnet children’s partnership board.

The mayor’s chosen charities for this municipal year will be Live Unlimited, which was launched by the council earlier this year as a charity to help looked after children fulfil their dreams and aspirations, and Kisharon, which supports Jewish children with learning needs and is partnered with the Childs Hill Library.

Thompstone said: “To become the Mayor of Barnet is a tremendous honour and privilege. I am very much looking forward to the year ahead, and to the many opportunities it will offer to meet and serve the many people who make Barnet such as wonderful place.”

Original article by Simon Allin, Times Series, May 23, 2018.

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Unique Prehistoric Dolphin Discovered

Unique Prehistoric Dolphin Discovered

A prehistoric dolphin newly discovered in the Hakataramea Valley in South Canterbury appears to have had a unique method for catching its prey, Evrim Yazgin writes for Cosmos magazine. Aureia rerehua was…