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30th September 2016

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    MP Tulip Siddiq tells conference meeting: 'Tax the rich more heavily to save public services'

    Holborn and St Pancras MP Keir Starmer, council leader Sarah Hayward, Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq and, holding Ms Siddiq's baby, Azalea, Nadia Shah, the mayor of Camden

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY in LIVERPOOL

    HAMPSTEAD and Kilburn MP Tulip ­Siddiq has called for the rich to be taxed more heavily in order to keep public services afloat.

    Corbyn's leadership win leads to calls for peace - but the strains show at Labour Party conference

    Camden members at conference this week

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    RICHARD OSLEY reports from LIVERPOOL

    LABOUR Party members from Camden were this week trying to stitch together a public truce after Jeremy Corbyn triumphed in a second leadership contest, with both local MPs calling for unity and look

    Supporters and opponents of CS11 cycle superhighway to hold rival street demos on the same day

    The meeting on Tuesday night where Jessica Learmond-Criqui urged people to fight CS11

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    CAMPAIGNERS against a cycling superhighway say they are ready to hit back with a street protest and a legal challenge in the courts. 

    LABOUR CONFERENCE: 'Billions of pounds of HS2 money could NOT be used on schools and hospitals instead'

    Louise Ellman speaking at a fringe meeting hosted by industry magazine, Transport Times, on Tuesday

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY in LIVERPOOL

    LABOUR remains supportive of the controversial HS2 rail project – set to drive people from their homes and businesses in Camden amid 15 years of demolition and disruption – despite warn

    A big change for Chalk Farm? How a new 77-home block next to the tube station could look

    The artist's impression for the proposed change at Eton Garage

    Published: 29 August, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A DEVELOPER’s plans to build 77 flats on a former police garage in Chalk Farm have sparked anger with residents who say a parade of shops will be turfed out by the scheme.

    Camden Council instructs builders to 'dispose of' historic fireplaces

    Camden Council are reviewing how they deal with historic fittings

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    HISTORIC fireplaces ripped out of walls in council-owned homes are being sold off by private contractors – with the Town Hall not getting any of the proceeds.

    Hampstead Emporium to shut on Sunday after 20 years of business in Finchley Road

    Mick Leigh with one of his masks

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    ONE of the last independent shops in Finchley Road is closing after 20 years trading African masks and Persian rugs, writes Tom Foot. 

    Operators of NHS 111 phone line make changes after death of diabetic student nurse Lisa Day

    Lisa Day

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    OPERATORS of the NHS 111 phone line have changed the way they deal with emergencies on busy days after a coroner uncovered missed opportunities to save the life of a student nurse who suffered a fa

    Outrage over ‘money-making’ phone mast on their council estate

    Angry and anxious: protesting residents say radiation risks from masts are as yet unknown

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    THE Town Hall is facing a backlash from tenants over its “money-making scheme” to allow a phone company to install a phone mast on a council estate roof. 

    Arriving soon: New public garden planned for King's Cross railwaylands regeneration site

    How the gardens in King's Cross will look

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    A NEW public garden and nature reserve is being planned for a patch of industrial land in King’s Cross.

    Quiet please, the players are ready: Planners set to umpire row over Hampstead tennis club's floodlights bid

    [Pic: Michael Duxbury]

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    FOR tennis fans the gentle sound of balls pinging to and fro across a lawn court might conjure up nostalgic memories of a spot of jovial mixed ­doubles on long, red-sky summer evenings. 

    Practical joker Joan celebrates turning 100: 'I don't smoke or drink but I like some sugar on my salad'

    Joan West

    Joan West at her party in Belsize Park

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By LUCY MANSFIELD

    WHAT’S the secret to living a long life? Joan West, who celebrated her 100th birthday with a party in Belsize Park yesterday (Wednesday), said there wasn’t one.

    The Gipsy Queen pub in Gospel Oak is put up for sale

    The Gipsy Queen

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE Gipsy Queen pub is up for sale.

    Plaque unveiled at home of pioneer who invented the bar of soap

    Dr Alphone Normandy's life was celebrated in Judd Street

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A CHEMISTRY pioneer who invented the soap bar and worked out how to purify salt water has been immortalised with a new plaque, writes Tom Foot.