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28th November 2014

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    Labour selection contender Angela Pober: 'I can offer broader experience than a career politician'

    Angela Pober with Frank Dobson

    Published: 27 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ONE of the contenders in Labour’s parliamentary selection contest in Holborn and St Pancras has warned members against choosing a “Westminster bubble” candidate to follow Frank Do

    Hampstead alley to be named after horror novel The Day Of The Triffids

    David Kitchen stands outside the alley in question

    David Kitchen stands outside 'Triffid Alley'

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE bestselling sci-fi novel The Day of the Triffids and its links with South End Green is set to be celebrated with a plaque and a new road name.

    Expenses scandal head Jo Shuter clears first hurdle in bid to return to classroom

    Expenses scandal head Jo Shuter clears first hurdle in bid to return to classroo

    Jo Shuter is set to get the chance to appeal against her ban from teaching

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A “SUPERHEAD” who was banned from teaching for life after an expenses scandal could be back in the classroom in just two years after a dramatic U-turn by the Department for Education.&n

    Labour organisers told it would be 'short-sighted' to block women from selection shortlist

    The final shortlist in the search for a successor to Frank Dobson will have up to six names on it

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LABOUR Party organisers are under pressure to include up to six names on a final shortlist of contenders in the Holborn and St Pancras parliamentary selection contest.

    Lib Dem president Tim Farron calls Camden Council 'mugs' over homes deal

    Tim Farron with Maajid Nawaz on Tuesday evening

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LIBERAL Democrat president Tim Farron waded into controversy surrounding a development in West Hampstead, branding the council “mugs” for failing to demand more affordable homes.

    Councillor recovering from concussion after punch attack

    Maryam Eslamdoust is a Labour councillor representing Kilburn

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A COUNCILLOR has told how she was punched in the street as she guided her blind brother home.

    Fruit stall evicted from Kentish Town tube station as trendy burrito bar prepares to move in

    Stall owners Sally Keable and Bajram Zeqiri: ‘It is unfair’

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    A POPULAR fruit-and-veg stall in Kentish Town has been told it must close in the New Year – with Transport for London about to strike a lucrative deal that would replace it with a trendy Mexi

    Married: Couple who got engaged in last moments of the Crown and Goose pub

    Married: Couple who got engaged in last moments of the Crown and Goose pub

    A love story made in Camden Town

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    WHEN the Crown and Goose pub was reduced to rubble by a bulldozer earlier this year, thousands mourned the passing of one of Camden Town’s most popular watering holes.

    Cash-strapped Whittington Hospital discuss closing down 'ISIS' ward

    Cash-strapped Whittington Hospital discuss closing down 'ISIS' ward

    The Whittington Hospital has a £5.3 million deficit

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    THE top boss of the Whittington has warned that its finances are “of major concern” as board chiefs weigh up the closure of a central plank of the Highgate hospital’s accident and

    Planners block 'sore thumb' Hampstead house design

    How the house in Christchurch Hill was going to look

    Published: 27 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ARCHITECTS were left disappointed as planning chiefs threw out designs for a striking new house in a Hampstead street after being told it would “stick out like a sore thumb”.

    Holborn underground station evacuated amid reports of 'armed incident'

    Holborn tube evacuated

    Commuters reported seing armed police searching trains. Picture @Hamilton_Films 

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    Snapshots by Camden's finest amateur photographers go on display

    The winning photo called The View From My Kitchen Balcony by Lucy Ayettey 

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    Some of the borough's best amateur photographers came together to show off their work at a special exhibition event this week, as prizes were give

    Camden hair stylist wins global title in prestigious hairdressing contest

    Hairdresser Nestor Sanchez (centre) collects his trophy on stage at the Wella International TrendVision Awards in Monaco, with industry experts and his model 

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A Camden hair stylist has been branded a global hairdressing champion this week, after representing the UK at one of the industry's most prestigio

    Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt's former school slams Labour threat to remove tax relief from private schools

    Tristram Hunt has been challenged to see what UCS does beyond its school gates

    Published: 25 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE headmaster at shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt's former school in Hampstead has warned the Labour Party that it risks 'offensive bigotry' after threatening to remove tax bre