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20th December 2014

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    In pictures: Arsenal stars bring joy to children spending Christmas in hospital

    Arsenal striker Theo Walcott was among the special visitors at the hospital in Hampstead

    Published: 19 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    ARSENAL heroes spread some Christmas cheer this week, when they handed out presents to children in hospital.

    Camden Council scrooges ban grandmother's Christmas lights on new estate

    Camden Council scrooges ban grandmother's Christmas lights

    Lily, 12, and Max, 10, hold the offending fairy lights with Janet Sparks

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A GRANDMOTHER has accused Camden Council of lacking “the Christmas spirit” after being forced to remove festive lights from her balcony on a pioneering housing estate in Highgate Newtow

    ‘Hurtling towards doomsday’ – union protests as councillors prepare for £73m budget cuts

    Unison members picket Monday’s cabinet meeting

    Unison members picket Monday’s cabinet meeting

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    by RICHARD OSLEY and WILLIAM McLENNAN

    Santa Claus vicar: 'Use credit unions - not pay-day loan companies'

    The Rev Mark Wakefield dressed as Santa at the credit union in Kentish Town

    The Rev Mark Wakefield dressed as Santa at the credit union in Kentish Town

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A VICAR has urged people to use credit unions for loans instead of borrowing from high-interest pay day loan companies.

    School whistleblowers reveal chaotic picture behind the scenes at award-winning primary

    School whistleblowers reveal chaotic picture behind the scenes at George Eliot

    Police were called when parents demanded answers at the school gates earlier this year

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    EXCLUSIVE by WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A CACHE of documents seen by the New Journal has revealed a chaotic picture at an award-winning primary school – with one class being led by five different teachers in a year, a lack

    Leaning on lamp post adverts for income is 'disgraceful idea'

    Kentish Town historian Gillian Tindall

    Kentish Town historian Gillian Tindall: 'The lack of any proper period to allow time for discussion leads us to suppose that Camden is attempting to hustle this one through as a done-deal'<

    Camden Labour Party mourns sudden death of Somers Town councillor Peter Brayshaw

    Camden Labour Party mourns sudden death of Somers Town councillor Peter Brayshaw

    Peter Brayshaw (right) with ward colleagues Roger Robinson and Samata Khatoon

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN'S Labour Party, friends and residents are this afternoon (Thursday) mourning the death of long-serving councillor Peter Brayshaw.

    Killer driver 'held gun at court's head' to delay trial

    Convicted dangerous driver 'held gun at court's head' to delay trial

    Desreen Brooks, pictured with her husband Ben, died in November 2012

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A PENSIONER convicted of killing a young mother by dangerous driving in West Hampstead was accused by a judge of valuing his “moral code” above “his duty to the victim’s fam

    Camden student found guilty of terrorism charges

    David Souaan was found guilty of planning acts of terror

    Published: 17 December, 2014
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A STUDENT from Camden has been found guilty of planning to join rebel fighters in Syria.

    Exclusive: TfL tells fruit stand at Kentish Town tube station it can stay

    Stall owners Sally Keable and Bajram Zeqiri

    Published: 17 December, 2014
    EXCLUSIVE by DAN CARRIER

    THE greengrocer who runs the fruit stand at Kentish Town Tube station is celebrating after crunch talks with Transport for London saved her business f

    Boxes of food from people moving home to be sent to the homeless

    Head of MoveHub Ben Tyrell with Camden Mayor Lazarro Pietragnoli and a represen

    Head of MoveHub Ben Tyrell with Camden Mayor Lazarro Pietragnoli and a representative from Interdean

    Published: 17 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA 

    DOZENS of boxes of food, that had been destined for the scrap heap, were saved and ready to be delivered to those in need in Camden last week. 

    WATCH: Commuters burst into song at Kentish Town tube station after Erasure gig

    Neil Francis leads the impromptu singalong

    Published: 17 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    IT was a far cry from the usual tube etiquette when hundreds of commuters at Kentish Town station spontaneously burst into song last week. 

    Ponds campaigners end bid to halt Hampstead Heath dams scheme

    Heath superintendent Bob Warnock

    Published: 16 December, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    A LEGAL bid to halt the City of London's controversial £17m Hampstead Heath ponds scheme has been scrapped.

    Bah Humbug! A 101-year-old panto star shows you're never too old for the stage

    The cast of the Third Age drama group raise a glass in their production of A Christmas Story 

    Published: 16 December
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA 

    IT was a Christmas show with a difference in Euston last week, where the stars included a 101-year-old singing sensation.