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29th May 2016

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    Third placard appears on the Brexit vote balconies near Hampstead Heath urging people to spoil their ballot papers

    The third placard at Lissenden Gardens

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    YOU might be forgiven for thinking there is not much room for a third way in the upcoming EU referendum vote.

    London's Congolese community in mourning as tributes are paid to knife victim Maria Mbombo

    Maria Mbombo was found stabbed at her home in Maitland Park and flowers outside the house

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    FRIENDS and family of a popular mother-of-three who was stabbed to death in her own home have paid tribute to a “good woman” who was renowned for her “beautiful smile”.

    Appeal court: Sabrina Moss's killers told they must serve 37-year jail terms for Kilburn High Road murder

    Sabrina Moss was killed outside a Kilburn High Road takeaway in 2013

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THREE drug dealers jailed for life for murdering a nursery teacher in a bungled gangland hit have had their appeal bids thrown out by the High Court.

    Woman rushed to hospital after being hit by train at Kilburn High Road station

    The woman is being treated for head and leg injuries

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A WOMAN is being treated in hospital after being hit by a train at Kilburn High Road station this afternoon (Thursday). 

    Tourists stop to snap hatched Camden Town goslings

    Canal life: Before the little ones hatched

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    GOOSE eggs nested in a secluded nook on the Regent’s Canal have begun to hatch.

    Film crews come to Hampstead as Diane Keaton shoots scenes for new movie

    Film crews come to Hampstead as Diane Keaton shoots scenes for new movie

    Diane Keaton in Gayton Road this week Pics: Samantha Greenway

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By AARA SYED

    A HAMPSTEAD street got an extra lick of paint as film crews descended to shoot a major new movie starring Hollywood actress Diane Keaton on Tuesday.

    In and out: Meet the neighbours behind the EU referendum balcony banner battle

    Neighbours Frank Chalmers, left, and Tony Barnett, who are carrying out their own EU debate from their balconies overlooking Hampstead Heath

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    THE EU referendum debate is playing out across the balconies of a Gospel Oak mansion block after a banner battle was sparked between neighbours on opposing sides, writes Ella Jessel.

    Camden Council sends out 16,000 emails urging businesses to vote REMAIN in EU vote

    Former Labour councillor and businessman John Mills favours Brexit but Theo Blackwell - the council's finance chief - wants the UK to stay in Europe

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    THE Town Hall has sent a mass email to 16,000 firms stressing the importance of voting for the United Kingdom to remain in Europe at the EU referendum, sparking claims of “scare-mongering&rdq

    'House basement dig is not about making money' insists family in Flask Walk home improvement row

    Some residents fear plans to excavate a basement in Hampstead will lead to disruption from construction traffic

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A FAMILY who triggered a series of objections with plans to dig out a new basement in a historic Hampstead street have pleaded with neighbours not to see them as money-grabbers who are simply inter

    Man wants compensation for home raided by cold case Lana Purcell detectives

    Craig Geddis's home was searched in March by officers investigating the disappearance of Lana Purcell

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE man whose home was searched by murder squad detectives in the hunt for a woman who disappeared five years ago has insisted he has nothing to do with the case.

    Solved: Riddle of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch's home improvement plan

    Benedict Cumberbatch bought a home for £2.7 million in Dartmouth Park

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    IT was a mystery that had neighbours reaching for their deerstalkers to play detective: why had the gorgeous four-storey Victorian house in their road  been left empty and wrapped with hoardin

    New bid to erect eruv boundary poles in Camden, Primrose Hill and Hampstead

    Architect Daniel Rosenfelder

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A GROUP of synagogues has applied to create a new Camden “eruv” – a series of poles connected by thin fishing wire which form a boundary for observant Jews.

    THIN RED LINE: Research study finds dramatic increase in fire service response times

    Press officers protect former mayor Boris Johnson from the New Journal last year as we tried to ask him about fire cuts

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    THIN RED LINE INVESTIGATION
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    FIRE brigade response times have soared in neighbourhoods where stations were axed as part of £29million cutbacks, a study has found. 

    Row over Damian Lewis's appearance at Acland Burghley birthday event 'attracted new families to school'

    Actor Damian Lewis with Acland Burghley student Louis Cooper and the school's headteacher Nicholas John

    Published: 26 May, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE old adage goes that “all publicity is good publicity”, and so it seems to be the case at Acland Burghley Secondary School amid claims that press attention around its decision to ask