The Independent London Newspaper
3rd March 2015

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    New cinema in Chalk Farm will have ice cream mural to mark Marine Ices history

    How the new cinema will look - and the first look at the ice cream cone

    Published: 2 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A GIANT ice cream cone will be built into the side of a cinema and block of flats set to replace the iconic Marine Ices restaurant in Chalk Farm, in tribute to the site’s long history of prod

    Former Quintin Kynaston head Jo Shuter said Mohammed Emwazi taught an 'ethos of tolerance'

    Quintin Kynaston Mohammed Emwazi

    Mohammed Emwazi went to the school in Marlborough Hill until 2006

    Published: 2 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A FORMER headteacher at Quintin Kynaston has defended the school's efforts to tackle extremism while she was at the helm, following claims that three former pupils had travelled abroad to take

    Woman found guilty over fire at Swiss Cottage flat where daughter lay sleeping

    The accused was cleared of three charges

    Published: 2 March, 2015
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A TEACHER has been found guilty of attempted arson whilst being reckless after a fire at a Swiss Cottage flat where her seven-year-old daughter was asleep, a court has heard.

    Care home staff offered bonuses if they sign new lower pay contracts

    Councillor Pat Callaghan (left) and George Binette from Unison

    Councillor Pat Callaghan (left) and George Binette from Unison

    Published: 2 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A PRIVATE company preparing to take over the last two Camden Council-run dementia care homes is offering every member of staff a five-figure bonus if they sign up to new lower pay contracts.

    Children's design contest launched with profits to go to winner's school

    An example of some of the outfits at That's Not Fair, where staff say they want youngsters to have a say in what they want to wear

    Published: 3 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A CHILDREN'S clothes shop in Tufnell Park is inviting primary school kids to design an outfit, which could be made and sold in store, with profits going to the winner's school. 

    Guide dog boarders wanted in Camden

    Boarders Tina and Michael Frost, who have already looked after 30 Guide Dogs in training

    Published: 3 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THE Guide Dogs charity is looking for people in Camden to look after their canines in training.

    Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after fatal collision in Camden Road

    The scene of the collision in Camden Town today [Pic: Rebekah Cummings]

    Published: 1 March, 2015
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous and drunk driving after a pedestrian was killed in a car crash in Camden Town this morning (Sunday).

    WATCH: Trailer for new movie starring Dame Maggie Smith filmed in Camden Town

    Film crews in Gloucester Avenue shooting The Lady In The Van 

    Published: 27 February, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THE trailer has been released for a new movie starring Dame Maggie Smith based on Alan Bennett's memoir about a woman who lived in a van outside his home.

    Celebrity party PR man lured glamour model to fake photo shoot, court told

    Published: 27 February, 2015
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A FAMOUS glamour model from Camden cried as she told how a man secretly filmed her doing a sexual act and then conned her into doing a semi-naked photo shoot by pretending to work for men’s m

    Firefighters forced to tear down ceiling to put out suspected electrical fire in Hampstead flat

    Pilgrims Lane fire

    Fire-damaged insulation outside the flats today

    Published: 27 February, 2015
    By WILLIAM MCLENNAN and ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    FIREFIGHTERS tore down the ceiling of a Hampstead home to tackle a suspected electrical fire last night. 

    Mystery as missing housing estate sculptures turn up in West End gallery

    Artist Gilbert Bayes and some of the finials still in place in Somers Town

    Published: 27 February, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    THEY were installed on Somers Town’s housing estates nearly 90 years ago, the work of a leading sculptor charged with brightening up balconies and courtyards.

    WATCH: Film student uncovers secret world of Camden's squatters

    A still from the video by Leutrim Ratckoceri and Sebastian Nita, shows street artist 'Hymn', one of the stars of the documentary

    Published: 27 February, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    WHEN film student Leutrim Ratkoceri began speaking to a pair of buskers in Camden Town, he had no idea that he would end up spending the next six months delving into the hidden world of squatters.&

    Last gasp veto? Environment minister Elizabeth Truss says it's too late to stop Hampstead Heath dams project

    Environment minister Elizabeth Truss says it's too late to stop Hampstead Heath

    Environment minister Elizabeth Truss with Simon Marcus, left, and Marc Hutchinson

    Published: 26 February, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A LAST-gasp attempt to block the £22million dam-building project on Hampstead Heath has failed after a senior government minister refused to use her power of veto to stop the scheme.