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31st July 2014

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Leading lawyer Raj Chada joins Sir Keir Starmer and Sarah Hayward in Labour selection contest

Raj Chada is the third candidate to declare an official interest in Labour's vacancy in Holborn and St Pancras

Published: 31 July, 2014
By RICHARD OSLEY

SIR Keir Starmer, the former director of public pros­ecutions  last night (Wed­nesday) confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in local politics and said he will put his name forward f

Patient's eyes accidentally glued shut at Royal Free Hospital

The incident is recorded in the hospital's complaints log

Published: 31 July, 2014
By TOM FOOT

A DOCTOR accidentally glued a patient’s eye shut and another was shaved against their wishes, ac­cording to the Royal ­Free’s annual complaints report.

Council approves plan to bulldoze Patrick Vieira's 'state-of-the-art' Hampstead mansion

The Town Hall has approved a planning application filed by Patrick Vieira's wife Cheryl Plaza. Picture: Julien Haler

Published: 31 July, 2014
By RICHARD OSLEY

IT was once seen as the ultimate pad for a multi-million pound footballer, a secluded hideaway in Hampstead which property journalists hailed as a “magnificent state-of-the-art bachelor pad&r

One man and his duck: New statue set for King's Cross station

SIR Nigel Gresley

An artist's impression of the statue of Sir Nigel Gresley planned for King's Cross

Published: 31 July, 2014
By DAN CARRIER

SIR Nigel Gresley, the engineer who broke speed records with his Flying Scotsman and Mallard steam locomotives, could be celebrated with a new statue at the heart of King’s Cross station.

Prestigious private school stages playground gun massacre for end of term film

A scene from the playground shooting spree in Highgate School's 'leavers' film

Published: 31 July, 2014
By TOM FOOT

PUPILS and teachers at one of London’s most prestigious private schools have staged a playground gun massacre as part of their end-of-the-year celebrations.

Sir Keir Starmer makes it official: Former chief prosecutor WILL stand for Labour selection

Sir Keir Starmer, the former director of public prosecutions

Published: 30 July, 2014
By RICHARD OSLEY

FORMER Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer said this afternoon (Wednesday) he will stand for the Labour parliamentary selection in Holborn and St Pancras, if an all-woman shortlist is

New baby delight for squirrel monkey keepers at London Zoo

Published: 30 July, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

A MINISCULE squirrel monkey has become one of the latest additions to the menagerie at London Zoo, after being born three weeks ago.

Camden Council leader Sarah Hayward declares interest in Holborn and St Pancras selection

Sarah Hayward will run for selection in Holborn and St Pancras

Published: 29 July, 2014
By RICHARD OSLEY

CAMDEN Council leader Sarah Hayward has tonight (Tuesday) confirmed she will throw her hat into the ring when Labour opens its selection contest to find a parliamentary candidate in Holborn and St

Camden street style #21: Denim shirts and floral jumpsuits

Published: 29 July, 2014

IN our weekly online column, ALINA POLIANSKAYA looks at who's wearing what in Camden Town this week

Abi Guest, 18, from New Zealand, is coming to the end of her year travelling and is out on the hunt for some shoes in Camden Market.

Hit miner's strike play Wonderland made available to watch online for free

Wonderland

Published: 28 July, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Wonderland, the play which transformed the Hampstead Theatre's stage into a miner's pit, is available to watch free online for one more night.

Coroner's failed demand for post-mortem could cost £50k in legal bills

Rabbi Mordechai Weiss

Rabbi Mordechai Weiss

Published: 28 July, 2014
By ALICE HUTTON

TAXPAYERS could be hit with a £50,000 legal bill after the St Pancras coroner lost a High Court bid to force a Jewish family to let her carry out an invasive post-mortem on a rabbi against th

Architect Lord Richard Rogers says new restaurant will 'do great harm' to Brunswick Centre

Architect Lord Richard Rogers says new restaurant will 'do great harm' to Brunsw

Artist’s impression of the proposed ‘Eyecatcher’ at the Brunswick Centre

Published: 28 July, 2014
By DAN CARRIER

BLOOMSBURY’S Modernist masterpiece the Brunswick Centre is in danger of being permanently disfigured by a bid to build a new restaurant on its second floor, world-renowned architect Lord Rich

Labour rebels criticise 14-storey tower block plan for West Hampstead

Protesters urge Camden Council to re-think Liddell Road project

Published: 28 July, 2014
By ALICE HUTTON

A LABOUR councillor who has been at the Town Hall for just two months and a parliamentary candidate have joined forces to defy their own party over council plans to build a 14-storey tower block in

Ponds dam project: 74 construction trucks a day on Hampstead Heath

Published: 28 July, 2014
By DAN CARRIER

UP to 74 heavyweight construction vehicles could be traversing Hampstead Heath paths every day for more than two years, if City of London plans to rebuild pond dams are given the go-ahead.