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28th June 2016

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    Keir Starmer quits Labour's front bench and tells Jeremy Corbyn that party needs new leader

    Keir Starmer was elected in Holborn and St Pancras last May

    Published: 27 June, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    HOLBORN and St Pancras MP Sir Keir Starmer called for a change of Labour Party leader for the first time this afternoon (Monday) as he joined the exodus from Jeremy Corbyn's shadow team.

    Yiannoulla Yianni murder: accused 'came up with story' based on news reports

    Yiannoulla Yianni, 17, was brutally killed in 1982

    Published: 24 June, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE man accused of killing Yiannoulla Yianni more than 30 years ago “came up with a story” about having a secret relationship with the 17-year-old based on information released by the p

    Dismay in Camden as heavy support for Remain cannot halt UK vote for leaving European Union

    Pro-EU Conservative campaigner Tim Barnes looks to the heavens as the results come in

    Published: 24 June, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THERE was dismay in Camden this morning (Friday) as clear support for remaining in the European Union on a local level was outflanked by a vote to leave outside of London, and the country headed fo

    Labour councillor attacks Camden Council for raising Armed Forces flag

    Doug Beattie and, left, the Armed Forces Day celebration

    Published: 23 June, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A LABOUR councillor has stoked controversy by criticising Camden Council for raising a flag above the Town Hall to mark Armed Forces Day, claiming the event was sending out the wrong message about

    'Think of the children': Headteacher pleads for end to protests over plan to turn police station into free school

    Vicki Briodi

    Published: 23 June, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A HEADTEACHER fears her “outstanding” school could be shut down if its application to move into a former police station in Hampstead is rejected by planning chiefs.

    MP Tulip Siddiq: 'We must stay resilient and not hide away after murder of our friend Jo Cox'

    Tulip Siddiq was elected to the House of Commons for the first time on the same night as Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox

    Published: 23 June, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    HAMPSTEAD and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq said she will not be put off from “facing the public” in the wake of the murder of Jo Cox.

    Tributes to Gloria Lazenby as former mayor passes away aged 87

    Gloria Lazenby

    Gloria Lazenby

    Published: 23 June, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    TRIBUTES have been paid to former Camden mayor Gloria Lazenby, who died on Sunday.

    Man stands trial at Old Bailey for 1982 murder of schoolgirl Yiannoulla Yianni

    Yiannoulla Yianni

    Yiannoulla Yianni

    Published: 23 June, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A “TERRIFIED girl” was chased through her family home before she was raped and killed, a jury has been told at the opening of the trial of a man accused of carrying out the brutal murde

    Revealed: Artist's film posters which will decorate new Kentish Town cinema hoardings

    Developer Uplift teamed up with the New Journal to find posters for the site.

    Published: 23 June, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    POSTERS inspired by Kentish Town filmgoers’ favourite movies are to feature in a new public art exhibition – on hoardings at a development where a new cinema and housing complex are bei

    'What homeless?': Rough sleepers shut out of doorway of empty building

    Notice on boarded up building prompts questions on dealing with the homeless

    Published: 23 July, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    HOARDINGS placed over a doorway in Kentish Town to lock out rough sleepers seeking shelter have been sprayed with the question: “What homeless people?”

    Six weeks on, why is 'brolly boy' attacker who tied up teen in Hampstead home still at large?

    George Zelonka with an umbrella outside his Hampstead home

    Published: 23 July, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    WHEN police reported a teenager had fought off an armed intruder who tied him up at his home on an exclusive Hampstead street, the news spread fast. 

    Bloody street brawl began at West Hampstead bar ‘being run with no licence’

    Police said that Lower Ground Bar was operating without a licence 

    Published: 21 June, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A BLOODY street fight which left a man with life changing stab wounds began at a West Hampstead bar which police say was operating without a licence.

    Armed officers challenge man 'carrying machine gun' in Camden Town

    Police discovered the firearm was an imitation 

    Published: June 20, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    ARMED police officers rushed to Camden Town this morning after a man was spotted walking along the street with what looked like a machine gun slung over his shoulder. 

    Police hunt for suspect making 'sexually explicit' prank phone calls in Hampstead

    The suspect is said to have a "female-sounding voice"

    Published: 17 June, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE are investigating a string of “sexually explicit” prank calls that have been targeting Hampstead residents.