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12th February 2016

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    Police make five arrests after collision in Camden Town that left car on its side

    The car in Oakley Square this afternoon

    Published: 12 February, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    FIVE men have been arrested following a car crash in Camden Town this afternoon (Friday). 

    'Local list' test as student flats scheme threatens 1930s heritage block

     42 Phoenix Road

    The ‘Local List’ property, above, at 42 Phoenix Road, and, below, how it might be developed

     42 Phoenix Road

    Published: 12 February, 2016
    by RICHARD OSLEY

    A biblical return? Former Hampstead and Kilburn MP Glenda Jackson to play King Lear at Old Vic

    Glenda Jackson, pictured with her son Dan Hodges, the Daily Telegraph columnist, stepped down from the House of Commons last year

    Published: 12 February, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    FORMER Hampstead and Kilburn MP Glenda Jackson is preparing to return to her acting career by playing King Lear at the Old Vic.

    Teenager jailed for 18 years for attempted murder after frenzied Camden Town off licence stabbing

    Ibrahim Sowe

    The scene in Camden High Street in September and Abdul Rahim Sowe, who has been jailed for 18 years

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A TEENAGER has begun an 18 year prison sentence for a frenzied attack in a Camden Town off licence which left a customer so badly injured that he is fed through a tube in his stomach.

    Boris Johnson to force through plans to scrap 13 more fire engines despite opposition

    A man died at a blaze in Camden Town as a second fire raged in Finchley Road, above

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    THIN RED LINE INVESTIGATION
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    The Mayor of London will force through plans to scrap 13 fire engines if members of his own fire authority vote against the move, it can be revealed. 

    Mother wins Mini Milk battle after six month quest to get London Zoo to stock healthier ice creams

    Amelia Hill

    Amelia Hill

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    LONDON Zoo has agreed to stock healthier ice creams and lollies after a mother raised the alarm in the New Journal last week.

    How to stay married for 70 years? The secret is having a 'feisty' relationship say platinum couple

    Wilfred and Mary Greenleaf on their wedding day 70 years ago

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A “FEISTY” relation­ship is the secret to a successful marriage, the daughter of a couple who marked their 70th wedding anniversary this week has revealed.

    Traders fear for future as overhaul of Lock market gets planning permission

    Lock

    Artist’s impression of how Camden Lock could look under new scheme

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    TRADERS from Camden Lock Market fear their businesses are under threat after a scheme to redevelop the market was given the green light with no guarantees that stallholders would be rehoused.

    THIN RED LINE: Public say no to fire engine cuts but Brigade chief presses ahead with overhaul

    Ron Dobson has recommended axing 13 fire engines in latest wave of cuts

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    THIN RED LINE INVESTIGATION
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE head of the fire service has been accused of showing “complete disrespect for public opinion” after vowing to push on with plans to scrap 13 fire engines – despite opposition

    Charity Commission called in as row over King's Cross duck statue rumbles on

    Charity Commission called in as row over King's Cross duck statue rumbles on

    Hazel Reeves working on the statue [Pic: Roger Bamber]

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE Charity Commission is investigating claims of foul play by members of a society torn over whether King’s Cross station should have a one-foot-high bronze statue of a duck.

    The 'godsend' loo: Camden set to close public toilet used 88,000 times a year

    The 'godsend' loo: Camden set to close public toilet used 88,000 times a year

    The public toilets in Pond Square, Highgate

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    HIGHGATE residents are up in arms over the Town Hall’s plans to close public toilets that were used an estimated 88,000 times in a year.  

    Trident? It’s not a Yes or No issue, insists undecided MP Tulip Siddiq

    Tulip Siddiq says she will take the views of her constiuents and the national interest into account when making up her mind about nuclear weapons

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    BOTH Camden’s MPs say the issue of spending billions of pounds on new nuclear weapons is too complicated to give a simple Yes or No answer over whether they support the renewal of Trident.

    My dog died after eating sweets left on street in West Hampstead, says devastated pet owner

    Alessandra Bester with Coco

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A FAITHFUL labrador trained to help a young autistic boy is believed to have died after eating discarded jelly sweets in the street, according to its distraught owner. 

    Celebrated pizza chain Franco Manca sets sights on new branch in Kentish Town

    Franco Manca

    Plans filed at the Town Hall show Franco Manca would like to open a restaurant in shop currently used by Sam's Chicken

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    FRANCO Manca - the sourdough pizza operators celebrated by food critics as one of London's best small restaurant chains - has set its sights on Kentish Town with plans to take convert a chicken