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21st September 2014

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Camden Town Brewery in feud with Norfolk beer-makers over name of lager

Camden Town Brewery's Hells Lager has proved a roaring success

Published: 19 September, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

A BITTER row is brewing over the rights to the name of a lager.

Magdala pub to re-open in January

The Hampstead pub, the Magdala, has a famous place in history

Published: 19 September, 2014
by TOM FOOT

THE Magdala pub, where the last woman to be hanged in this country, Ruth Ellis, shot her lover, will reopen in January after a refurbishment.

WATCH: London Irish Centre celebrates 60th anniversary

The party at the London Irish Centre in Camden Square marked its 60th birthday

Published: 19 September, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

THE generation “who started it all” reunited on the dance floor at the London Irish Centre on Saturday, to celebrate the charity’s 60th anniversary.

Charity shops say they have been priced out of Camden High Street

Age UK's Peter Morrison

Age UK's Peter Morrison

Published: 19 September, 2014
By TOM FOOT and YOLANDA SHAMASH

TWO charity shops in the heart of Camden Town shut this week with “substantial rent increases” being blamed.

Membership of Heath and Hampstead Society tops 2,000 for first time

Published: 19 September, 2014
By DAN CARRIER

MEMBERSHIP of the campaigning civic group the Heath and Hampstead Society has topped more than 2,000 for the first time.

Ivana Bartoletti tells Labour colleagues she is perfect fit for Holborn and St Pancras

Ivana Bartoletti, seen here with David Lammy, Catherine West and Frank Dobson, is bididng to make the shortlist in Labour's seach for a candidate

Published: 19 September, 2014
By RICHARD OSLEY

AN NHS worker is hoping to secure a place on the Labour selection shortlist in Holborn and St Pancras and counter the idea that the contest to find a candidate is already a three-horse race.

Fundraising Monopoly walk for young victims of fire

Some of the youngsters who have been helped by the Children of Fire charity prepare for their Monopoly walk in Fleet Street

Developer’s ‘We’ll be back’ vow as tower is toppled

Objectors outside the Town Hall. ‘The height of the tower will cause substantial harm to views from conservation areas,’ they warned

Revealed: the homes that HS2 will build

Artist’s impression of the Rydal Water proposal

Published: 18 September, 2014
by TOM FOOT

WATCH: The famous annual 'Dads Dance contest' at the York Rise Street Party

The York Rise Street Party is one of Camden's most popular summer festivals

The York Rise Street Party is one of Camden's most popular summer festivals

Published: 18 September, 2014
By STEVE BARNETT and video by ALICE HUTTON

WITH a Disco Dance Off that only dads could enter, the annual York Rise Street Party on Sunday attracted hundreds of fun lovers – and helped raise enough to buy a horse. 

A couple - and their polecat - want to convert Kentish Town bookshop into 'London's first micropub'

James Duddy and Jessica Braviner with Piccolo the Polecat

James Duddy and Jessica Braviner with Piccolo the Polecat, and below how The Pickled Polecat could look

Published: 17 September, 2014
EXCLUSIVE by DAN CARRIER

A COUPLE want permission to open what they say will be London’s first “micro-pub’ in Kentish Town – and plan to name it after their pet polecat.

Runaway hamster found in Highgate

Fudge was locked in a spice rack until the owners could be traced

Fudge was locked in a spice rack

Published: 17 September, 2014
By ALICE HUTTON

A RUNAWAY hamster who survived in a Highgate garden for two weeks has been returned to its schoolgirl owner after crashing a couple’s dinner party.

GMB union backs Raj Chada for Labour selection contest

Raj Chada wants to be Labour's parliamentary candidate in Holborn and St Pancras

Raj Chada wants to be Labour's parliamentary candidate in Holborn and St Pancras

Published: 17 September, 2014
By RICHARD OSLEY

RAJ Chada has emerged as the preferred Labour candidate in Holborn and St Pancras for one of Camden’s biggest trade unions.

Feline fine again: The cat with the most matted fur in north London

Matt the Cat shows of his furdo

Published: 17 September, 2014
By ALICE HUTTON

HOW’S this for a short back and sides?