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3rd August 2015

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    Belsize fitness centre blaze leaves sauna and steam room damaged after fifteen escape building

    Firefighters arrive at the scene at SpringHealth in Belsize Park 

    Published: 3 August, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A FITNESS instructor was commended for their quick action in getting people to leave a Belsize Park leisure centre as a fire spread through the sauna and steam room. 

    The vet and the lawyer who spend their weekends restoring Highgate's phone boxes

    Allan Ratley and Andrew Sulston are upset with plans to use the boxes for advert
    Allan Ratley and Andrew Sulston are upset with plans to use the boxes for advertising rather than phone calls
     
    Published: 1 August, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    Knives, hammers and metal poles uncovered as police search parks for weapons

    POLICE officers have ramped up searches for knives hidden by gang members and dr

    Police have ramped up weapons searches in Camden

    Published: 1 August, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE officers have ramped up searches for knives hidden by gang members and drug dealers in parks and housing estates across Camden. 

    ‘You’re not too poor to keep this £3m homes promise’

    Campaigners outside the reception area of Argent

    Campaigners outside the reception area of Argent, where they presented the King’s Cross developer with a large petition

    Boxing champ’s father who fought for travellers’ rights

    Traditional travellers’ caravan was part of the cortege at the funeral of Johnny

    Traditional travellers’ caravan was part of the cortege at the funeral of Johnny (pictured, right)

    Published: 30 July, 2015

    Inspectors sent into council's brand new dementia home as staff raise alarm over care

    Inspectors sent into council's brand new care home as staff raise concerns about

    The rebuilt Wellesley Road home in Gospel Oak

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by TOM FOOT

    INSPECTORS have been sent into Camden’s flagship new care home just five weeks after it opened to investigate staff concerns over how its vulnerable residents have been treated.

    Council leader says she was overlooked by some Labour members in parliamentary selection contest for being a woman

    Council leader says she was overlooked by some Labour members in parliamentary s

    Liz Kendall and Sarah Hayward hosted a discussion on women in politics at the Town Hall

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN Council leader Sarah Hayward has told how she was overlooked in a parliamentary selection contest by some local Labour Party members because she is a woman.

    Elderly driver who killed mother in West Hampstead crash loses appeal against conviction

    Desreen Brooks, pictured with husband Ben, died when Geoffrey Lederman's car lef

    Desreen Brooks, pictured with husband Ben, died when Geoffrey Lederman's car left the road in West Hampstead

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A RETIRED stockbroker found guilty of killing a young mother when he drove his vintage Mercedes through a crowd of pedestrians in West Hampstead has lost an appeal against his conviction. 

    Camden Labour members nominate Jeremy Corbyn in leadership contest

    Camden Labour members nominate Jeremy Corbyn in leadership contest

    Jeremy Corbyn is mobbed as he leaves a meeting in Bloomsbury

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LABOUR members in Camden have nominated Jeremy Corbyn to become the next national leader of the party.

    The estate agency set to put a Routemaster office on stilts

    The plan to hold the Camden Bus Routemaster on columns

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    TO some it is a marketing gimmick past its sell-by date, but other passers-by see the big red bus permanently parked in a Camden Town side street as another landmark to celebrate in NW1’s fam

    Hampstead public garden must stay under lock and key due to bad behaviour, council rules

    Oriel Park Gardens, just off Hampstead High Street

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    CAMDEN Council says it will keep the gates to a municipal garden in Hampstead locked bec­ause of anti-social beha­viour.

    Neighbours call on Town Hall to order removal of deluxe children's playhouse built in Hampstead back garden

    Neighbours call on Town Hall to order removal of deluxe children's playhouse in

    The playhouse in Maresfield Gardens

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    WITH a climbing net, fireman’s pole and gleaming slide, it is a structure which would feature in any youngster’s dream garden.

    Water streams down York Way after pipe bursts

    Large puddles of water remain in York Way 

    Published: 30 July, 2015 
    By JOE COOPER 

    YORK Way was deluged this morning (Thursday) after a pipe burst overnight.

    Swiss Cottage swimmers take home medals in children's paralympics

    Pupils from Swiss Cottage School show off their awards

    Published: 30 July, 2015 
    By TOM FOOT

    A TEAM of disabled students from Swiss Cottage School won silver medals in a special swim championship at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre.