The Independent London Newspaper
2nd September 2014

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Kylie Minogue's guitarist Luke Fitton tells inquest how falling masonry killed his cab driver

Inquest opens into death of Julie Sillitoe, cab driver killed at traffic lights

Julie Sillitoe died in February

Published: 1 September, 2014
By TOM FOOT

KYLIE Minogue's guitarist told an inquest this morning (Monday) how a giant slab of concrete dislodged from the top of a five storey building in high winds fell on top of the taxi he had caught

Funeral for Donna Brunt, florist known as the 'the Queen of Queen's Crescent'

Donna Brunt

Donna Brunt was one of the most popular traders in Queen's Crescent

Published: 31 August, 2014
By PAVAN AMARA

QUEEN’S Crescent marker trader Donna Brunt’s funeral will be held on Tuesday.

Football tournament in honour of brave Cain Jeremie

Known for smiling in the face of adversity, Cain battled a heart condition all his life

Published: 29 August, 2014
By TOM FOOT

A FOOTBALL tournament in memory of a yo­ung man who battled for his whole life against a heart condition will be held this evening (Friday).

Police search for driver of Jaguar car which smashed into Dartmouth Park house

Jaguar crash Camden

The crashed Jaguar in Spencer Rise

Published: 29 August, 2014
By TOM OUGH

FOR Dartmouth Park’s Joy Hawker, it was a sleepy Sunday morning like any other – until a luxury car smashed through her garden wall.

Arsenal's mascot Gunnersaurus takes Ice Bucket Challenge - then nominates Chirpy and Stamford The Lion

Soaked: Arsenal's Gunnersaurus

Published: 29 August, 2014
By TOM FOOT

GUNNERSAURUS - the dinosaur mascot at Arsenal football club - joined in the craze for the “Ice Bucket Challenge” this week, a worldwide drive to raise awareness and money for those suff

PEEPS: Council leader Sarah Hayward's bizarre 'never said it' tweet

Council leader said the CNJ got it wrong... so we listened to the tape again

Published: 29 August, 2014
PEEPS: the week in local politics

* WHILE London Mayor Boris Johnson was plumping for Uxbridge as a place to be MP this week, his columnist sister Rachel was shopping in Camden Town’s Lidl.

Squatting charges dropped against Gospel Oak housing protesters

A protest banner outside the Highbury Corner Magistrates Court

A protest banner outside the Highbury Corner Magistrates Court

Published: 29 August, 2014
By TOM FOOT

CRIMINAL charges ag­ainst a group of housing campaigners who had oc­cupied a council-ow­ned house that was sold off at auction were dr­op­ped halfway th­rough a trial at Hig

Cluster of mental health patient deaths under investigation

Dr Sylvia Tang

Published: 29 August, 2014
By TOM FOOT

AN investigation has been launched into the second unexpected “cluster” of deaths of mental health Camden patients in just over a year.

Christopher Eccleston backs charity 'Pinknic' fund-raiser in Waterlow Park

The former Dr Who actor Christopher Eccleston helps launch the fund-raiser for t

The former Dr Who actor Christopher Eccleston helps launch the fund-raiser for the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation

Published: 29 August, 2014
By TOM OUGH

FORMER Dr Who Christopher Eccleston is backing a charity planning a colourful fund-raising picnic in Waterlow Park in memory of a Highgate student who died from cancer.

Belsize fire investigation: Woman charged with attempted murder

Police

Police have a charged a woman after a fire on Monday

Published: 29 August, 2014
By ALICE HUTTON

A WOMAN has been charged with the attempted murder of a child after a fire broke out in a flat in Belsize Park.

Piccadilly Circuses all over the borough? Bid to fill £70m budget gap

Councillor Theo Blackwell said: ‘We can’t have Piccadilly Circuses all over the borough. It has to be done carefully’

'Guerilla' gardeners set to plant new orchard in Primrose Hill

Phil Cowan is calling for volunteers to help plant the orchard

Published: 28 August, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

A GUERILLA gardening group in Primrose Hill are inviting people to join them this Saturday in planting a new community orchard.

Covent Garden window displays come to life for arts festival

Published: 28 August, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

AT first glance, it appears as though the mannequins in Covent Garden's window displays came to life on Tuesday.

A two minute ceremony and then a dive in the pool: Bioux Hayes marries Kitty Bang Bang in Las Vegas

Camden Town rock 'n' rollers Bioux Hayes and Kathryn McLoughlin aka Kitty Bang Bang celebrate

Published: 28 August, 2014
By ROÍSÍN GAD EL RAB 

IT must be one of the shortest and most unorthodox weddings in history.