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29th March 2015

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    Town Hall staff member leaves with £85,000 pay-off - but council won't say who and why

    Backbench councillor Douglas Beattie, left, asked staff whether politicians had been involved in any settlement cases, while Theo Blackwell said privacy of individual staff should be respected

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A MYSTERY member of council staff was paid off from their job with more than £85,000 of public cash, it has been revealed.

    Beauty salon changes its name from 'Isis' to 'Sis'

    The beauty salon has changed its name

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    FOR hundreds of years, the Egyptian goddess Isis has been worshipped the world over as a vision of female perfection.

    Third Ebola patient cured at Royal Free Hospital

    Corporal Anna Cross spent two weeks in isolation at the hospital in Pond Street

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT 

    AN army corporal who became the first person in the world to be cured from Ebola with a new experimental drug got through her ordeal watching David Attenborough documentaries.

    Man found hanged on Hampstead Heath

    Viaduct Pond death hanged

    The body of a man was found hanged at the Viaduct Pond. Picture: Laura Nolte/Flickr

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM MCLENNAN

    THE body of a man, believed to be in his mid-30s, was found hanged in Hampstead Heath this morning.

    Former top government chief Sir Tim Lankester brands HS2 a 'misuse of public money'

    HS2 is set to lead to years of demolition and disruption in Camden

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A FORMER top government chief who exposed one of this country’s biggest ever funding scandals has warned that HS2 will be another “misuse of public funds”.

    West Hampstead teenagers shave their heads in solidarity with friend diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    Luke Bell, Luke Constantinou, Henry Thompson, Joel Bateson, Joe Lisamore and Eric Gashi before, above left, and after the shaved-head challenge

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A GROUP of teenagers have shaved their heads in solidarity with a friend recently diagnosed with cancer.

    Tory candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn says Conservatives got it wrong on bedroom tax

    Tory candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn says Conservatives got it wrong on bedro

    Simon Marcus says he disagrees with 'several' government policies

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE Conservative candidate looking to unseat Labour in Hampstead and Kilburn has said he disagrees with his party on “several” issues, warning that it got it wrong over the controversia

    Frank Dobson attacks tax loopholes in final House of Commons speech

    Frank Dobson's time at the House of Commons has come to an end

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    FRANK Dobson used his final speech in Parliament this week to criticise the method used by governments to calculate tax levels. 

    WATCH: Film showcase hosted by Fitzrovia Youth in Action

    Hiva and Joao hosting the Fitzrovia Youth in Action event at the Camden Centre [Photo: Leo Garbutt]

    Published: 27 March, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    YOUNG people gathered in Camden to celebrate their achievements in the past year and screen a series of films which showed how they have made a difference in their community. 

    Robbers with kitchen knives attempt to raid Bloomsbury Post Office

    The Flying Squad have launched an investigation

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    ARMED robbers tried to raid a Bloomsbury Post office last week, but left empty-handed after staff triggered the alarm. 

    Quinn’s pub is told it can keep late hours

    Quinn’s pub

    Quinn’s, in Kentish Town Road, has been given the go-ahead to stay open until 2.30am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    Women in West Hampstead celebrate achievements as all complete course

    Camden Mayor Lazzaro congratulates the ladies at the Sidings Community Centre

    Published: 26 March, 2015
    By MATTIE LACEY-DAVIDSON

    People in West Hampstead, including many young mothers, were celebrating this week after completing a course that will help them get back in to work. 

    Century-old fire station axed by Mayor Boris all set to be sold

    Belsize Fire Station

    Belsize Fire Station, in Lancaster Grove, closed in February last year

    Published: 26 March, 2015

    Blustons bidder wants to keep iconic Kentish Town clothes shop just as it is

    Gavin Juniper, and the popular Blustons shop front

    Published: 25 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    INVESTORS are looking to secure the 84-year history of Blustons – the iconic ladies’ clothing store in Kentish Town – for generations to come with a bid to buy the shop and keep r