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1st November 2014

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    Camden local news

    Jamie Oliver to open pukka new restaurant in King's Cross

    An artist's impression of how Mr Oliver's restaurant will look

    Published: 31 October, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE COCKNEY-speaking, Italian-cooking and school dinner-campaigning celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is set to open a new restaurant in Victorian offices in the heart of the former King’s Cross ra

    Cock Tavern in Somers Town to win fight against closure

    The Cock Tavern in Somers Town [Pic: Ewan Munro]

    Published: 31 October, 2014
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    REGULARS at “the last real pub in Somers Town” are cautiously raising glasses in celebration after a property developer pledged to maintain its “character and historic fabric&rdqu

    TV presenter Matthew Wright helps launch new hyperlocal magazine in Primrose Hill

    TV presenter Matthew Wright helps launch new hyperlocal magazine in Primrose Hil

    The On The Hill team with Matthew Wright from The Wright Stuff

    Published: 31 October, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A NEW hyper-local magazine in Primrose Hill aims to raise money for community projects, writes Alina Polianskaya.

    Declassified: The MI5 surveillance files hidden from Eric Hobsbawm

    Eric Hobsbawm was told that 

    Published: 31 October, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    HE had asked politely to see the secret files that MI5 had kept on him, but celebrated Hampstead historian Eric Hobsbawm received a flat “no” from the British security services. 

    Rik Mayall pub quiz in Kentish Town

    A whole quiz on Rik Mayall...

    Published: 31 October, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A PUB quiz celebrating the life of comedy legend Rik Mayall is coming to Kentish Town.

    Call for curbs on canal 'cruisers' in King's Cross

    Yan Yates, who has lived in a boat on the capital’s canals for six years: ‘People think it’s an easy life but you get seven or eight months when it’s cold.’

    Published: 31 October, 2014
    By WILLIAM MCLENNAN

    A DRAMATIC increase in the number of people living on boats on Camden’s waterways has led to protests from neighbours on dry land who say they are being “choked with diesel and wood fum

    Halloween: Camden's top ten ghost stories

    Blood-drained animals were reportedly once found in Highgate Cemetery

    Published: 30 October, 2014
    In time for Halloween, our online reporter ALINA POLIANSKAYA and CHARLOTTE FLANNERY looks at ten possible hauntings in Camden

    1. KING WILLIAM IV, Hampstead High Street

    Halloween: Police order extra patrols for Camden

    Camden Town is expected to be awash with fancy-dress revellers

    Published: 30 October, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN police have orderd extra patrols to ward off trick-or-tricksters looking to wreck tomorrow's (Friday's) Halloween celebrations.

    Hampstead Heath users 'intimidated' by BBC film crews

    Film crews on Hampstead Heath this week

    Published: 30 October, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    HAMPSTEAD Heath users were warned by a film crew working on a major new BBC spy thriller that by entering the 800-acre open space it was “likely” they would be filmed and they were &ldq

    Four sculptures snatched in 'stolen to order' art heist

    Two of Tim Ellis's pieces of art

    Published: 30 October, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    FOUR sculptures by an up-and-coming artist have vanished from a gallery in what organisers fear was a “steal-to-order” art heist.

    Artist died after jumping from Regent's Park Estate balcony

    Published: 30 October, 2014
    By ALICE HUTTON

    AN artist and poet jumped from a balcony on the fifth floor of a block of flats in Regent’s Park after repeatedly telling doctors he wanted to commit suicide and begging to be hospitalised, a

    Camden girl wins place in Railway Children show pulling into King's Cross

    Pictured: Cast of The Railway Children. Inset, Charlotte Zone.

    Published: 30 October, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A nine-year-old girl from Camden has been chosen to star in a new production of The Railway Children, following an appeal to young actors through the New Journal. 

    Campaigners fear Town Hall U-turn on HS2 opposition

    Cllr Sarah Hayward

    Cllr Sarah Hayward, leader of Camden Council: 'There has been no change in the council’s position on HS2'

    Published: 30 October, 2014
    by TOM FOOT

    It survived Dunkirk, but little ship sinks in Regent's Canal

    The boat which saved lives fills with canal water

    The boat which saved many lives fills up with canal water

    Published: 30 October
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE Bay Queen is a Dunkirk veteran – one of the 100s of small boats who braved a Channel crossing and survived attack after attack by German dive bombers to save the lives of scores of Britis