The Independent London Newspaper
28th July 2016

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    Camden local news

    Eyewitnesses describe horror of unmarked police car crash at pizzeria

    The scene at Pizza East in Highgate Road on Tuesday evening [Pic: Zora Suleman]

    Published: 28 July, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    DINERS who narrowly avoided being hit by an undercover police car that careered off the road outside a Kentish Town restaurant have described their “extremely lucky” escape. 

    Celebrations as ultra rare berry - the world's shiniest - is planted in Highgate allotment

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    Published: 28 July, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    IT has been named by scientists as “the shiniest berry in the world” and is so rare that the only specimen in the UK was, until recently, found in a seed archive at Kew Gardens.

    'It's like a warzone': Families in Chalk Farm fear for safety after man is shot in the stomach

    Juniper Crescent

    Published: 28 July, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    PARENTS have describ­ed how they feel unsafe in their own homes after children witnessed a bloody escalation of street violence at the start of the school summer holidays.

    Anyone for duckweed soup? Researchers probe whether green canal sludge could be new superfood

    Tim Mulligan clearing duckweed from the canal: ‘I see plenty of ducks tucking into it, so I guess it could be the next super-food craze’

    Published: 28 July, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    IT is the thick carpet of green slime that clogs the canal each year in the sweltering summer heat – but could Camden Lock’s duckweed help solve a world hunger crisis? 

    Opponents says they will fight 'mafia-like' levy on Hampstead businesses

    Hampstead BID supporters: Karen Howell, Caroline Goldsack, Andrew Lavery, Mayank Patel, Cllr Oliver Cooper and Helen Duncan

    Published: 28 July, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A GROUP of business owners in Hampstead village say they want to quash a “mafia-like” new levy to pay for a body tasked with improvements to the area. 

    Housing association apologises for failing to clean fourth-floor windows for eight years

    Amina and Yousofi Haroon at home where sticky grime covers their windows

    Published: 28 July, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A HOUSING association has apologised to a family who claimed political asylum in Camden Town for not cleaning their windows for eight years.

    Disabled couple challenges Camden Council in High Court over new housing allocations policy

    The Town Hall has reduced its waiting list for council homes by changing its rules

    Published: 28 July, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A DISABLED couple have launched a High Court legal challenge against the Town Hall’s new housing allocations system which saw them stripped of points needed to bid for a council home.

    Off-duty doctor saves life of rough sleeper collapsed in Camden Town

    The scene outside the Nat West bank on Tuesday afternoon

    Published: 28 July, 2016
    EXCLUSIVE by WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A HOMELESS man who collapsed in the doorway of a bank was dramatically saved by a passing doctor – the second time an off-duty medic has intervened to bring a stricken rough sleeper back to l

    It's cat vs bird watcher in Hampstead, says Bill Oddie

    Bill Oddie

    Published: 28 July, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    CATS and twitchers are perhaps unlikely to ever be the best of friends, but one of the country’s best known birdwatchers has revealed just how fraught their relationship can get when the feat

    Patients in wheelchairs stranded as hospital's lifts break down for three days

    St Pancras Hospital

    Published: 27 July, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    NHS chiefs have apologised for an “unacceptable situation” after dozens of weak and frail patients were stranded at the top of a Victorian hospital building.

    Burglars with suitcases raid new Kentish Town boutique Diverse

    Owners Burn and Saskia Lamche

    Published: 27 July, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    THIEVES pulled off an audacious  Supermarket Sweep-style burglary this week at a new clothes boutique in Kentish Town – using suitcases on wheels to carry off a haul worth thousands of p

    Bin collections to go fortnightly in some streets in Camden

    Conservative leader Claire-Louise Leyland says residents haven't been properly consulted

    Published: 27 July, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SOME homes in Camden are to see their bin collections switch to a fortnightly service, but the council is yet to reveal exactly where.

    Children have tree stolen as plant thefts continue in Kentish Town

    Sumiyya and Sajid outside Susan’s Mini Market, at the junction of Torriano Avenue in Kentish Town

    Published: 27 July, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A GREEN-FINGERED thief is tormenting gardeners in Kentish Town, who have had their prized pansies and tomato plants disappear overnight. 

    Writer Hunter Davies says council bureaucracy is blocking plan to provide rent-free flat to hospice nurse

    Hunter Davies and the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead

    Published: 27 July, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ONE of the country’s best-known writers says his plans to provide a rent-free flat for a nurse from the hospice which cared for his wife have been put at risk by council bureaucracy.