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21st August 2014

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Charity discovers unseen snap of The Beatles filming A Hard Day's Night in Fitzrovia

Charity unearths unseen snap of The Beatles filming A Hard Day's Night in Fitzro

The Children's Society's picture of the fab four

Published: 21 August, 2014
By TOM FOOT

A PHOTOGRAPH of The Beatles filming in the Scala theatre has been revealed by the Children’s Society.

Next up for Camden High Street: Poundland

Poundland will operate opposite Waitrose and Marks and Spencer

Published: 21 August, 2014
By GEOFFREY SAWYER

POUNDLAND is set to open a new store in Camden High Street opposite the new Waitrose. It is due to operate in the Currys electrical shop, next to Waterstones.

Lord Ashcroft poll shows Labour steaming ahead in 'marginal' Hampstead and Kilburn seat

Lord Ashcroft poll shows Labour steaming ahead in 'marginal' Hampstead and Kilbu

Labour's Tulip Siddiq has a big lead, according to Lord Ashcroft's latest poill

Published: 20 August, 2014
By RICHARD OSLEY

POLLING commissioned by Lord Ashcroft has revealed a huge Labour lead in Hampstead and Kilburn, one of the few three-way marginal constituencies in the country at the last general election and a ke

Please sir, can we have some beer? Charles Dickens Museum asks for alcohol licence

Charles Dickens Museum

The museum in Bloomsbury

Published: 20 August, 2014
By RICHARD OSLEY

“There is no such passion in human nature as the passion for gravy among gentlemen,” declared old Mrs Todgers, the boarding house keeper in Charles Dickens’ epic story Martin

'The pub that never leaves you sad': Battle to save the Admiral Mann in Kentish Town from developers

'The pub that never leaves you sad': Battle to save the Admiral Mann in Kentish

Fans of the Admiral Mann plead for it to stay open

Published: 18 August, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

REGULARS at one of Kentish Town's last traditional pubs are battling to stop it being shut down as a brewery prepares to sell it on to developers.

Another estate agent for West Hampstead? Foxtons set to open in old Post Office

Foxtons want to open an office in West End Lane

Published: 19 August, 2014
By GEOFFREY SAWYER

WEST Hampstead is set to get another estate agent with property firm Foxtons set to move into an old Post Office.

Tributes to flower seller Donna Brunt, 'the Queen of Queen's Crescent market'

Tributes to flower seller Donna Brunt, the Queen of Queen's Crescent market

Donna Brunt with her husband, Dave

Published: 18 August, 2014
By PAVAN AMARA

TO her fellow traders, in mourning this week, she was the “Queen” of Queen's Crescent's market.

Artist appeals for help after losing backpack full of 'irreplaceable' artwork in Camden Town

Artwork by Xabi Mendosa

Artwork by Xabi Mendosa

Published: 19 August, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

AN ARTIST has covered lamposts, phone boxes and bus stops in Camden Town with posters appealing for the return of a lost backpack which contained “irreplaceable” sketches and notebooks.

Ivana Bartoletti declares interest in Labour selection contest for Holborn and St Pancras

Ivana Bartoletti declares interest in Labour selection contest in Holborn and St

Ms Bartoletti out campaigning with MPs Frank Dobson and David Lammy, and Hornsey and Wood Green PPC Catherine West

Published: 19 August, 2014
By RICHARD OSLEY

IVANA Bartoletti has become the latest Labour Party member to declare an interest in standing in Holborn and St Pancras.

Tetris world champion takes on all-comers as Mind Sports Olympiad begins

Paul Erdunast (pink t-shirt, centre) is looking to defend his Tetris world title

Paul Erdunast (pink t-shirt, centre) is looking to defend his Tetris world title

Published: 19 August, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

THE current world champion of Tetris – the 1980s computer game classic – will defend his crown at the Mind Sports Olympiad in Finchley Road this week.

Skunk Anansie guitarist Ace starts new life as Kilburn teacher

Ace travelled the world with Skunk Anansie

Ace travelled the world with Skunk Anansie

Published: 19 August, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

GUITARIST Ace from legendary rock band Skunk Anansie counts playing for the Dalai Lama and headlining at Glastonbury among his career highlights.

Thousands enjoy Camden Mela in Coram's Fields

Deputy Mayor Councillor Larraine Revah has a henna design inked on her hand

Published: 19 August, 2014
By GEOFFREY SAWYER

THOUSANDS enjoyed a family fun day in the sun when Camden Mela festival was staged at Coram’s Fields.

Tricycle u-turn: Kilburn venue lifts ban on Jewish Film Festival

Indhu Rubasingham is director at the Tricycle

Indhu Rubasingham is director at the Tricycle

Published: 19 August, 2014
By TOM FOOT

THE Tricycle Theatre has abandoned its stand against Israeli Embassy funding of the Jewish Film Festival and agreed to host the event after all.

Camden's top cop: 'Police are not sitting on backsides'

Camden police BJ Harrington

Borough commander BJ Harrington

Published: 19 August, 2014
By ALICE HUTTON

CAMDEN’S top policeman has denied the force has been “sitting on our backsides” during the wave of violent moped crime in Hampstead after the first known arrests and a special tri