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26th October 2014

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    West Hampstead to get 30th estate agent as Camden Council gives green light to Foxtons

    Foxtons are coming to West Hampstead

    Published: 25 October, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN Council has approved plans for property firm Foxtons to move into West Hampstead – a decision which will bring the total number of estate agencies in the area to 30.

    Caught on camera: Cyclist vs Camden Council van

    A still from the footage shot by 'cycleoptic'

    Published: 25 October, 2014
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    A CYCLIST who captures the difficulties people riding bikes face in London on his headcam has revealed his latest opponent: a Camden Council van.

    Town Hall claims victory as porn channel backs out of 'sex tour' filming

    Rebecca More has been told Camden Council does not want her tour to stop the borough

    Published: 24 October, 2014
    EXCLUSIVE by RICHARD OSLEY

    THE Town Hall tonight (Friday) claimed victory in their mission to stop a porn channel bringing a 'sex tour' to Camden Town, a stunt which has seen a performer promising to have sex with co

    No basement jobs without council's say-so, planning councillors rule in 'test case'

    The Quadrant Grove application was seen as 'test case' for the Town Hall

    Published: 24 October, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    DIGGING out a basement extension can only be done with full planning permission, a Town Hall committee ruled last night (Thursday). 

    UCL Academy school 'puts right problems' - after help from council experts

    Baron Andrew Adonis offically opened the UCL Academy in Swiss Cottage - but Oftsed inspectors soon said the school 'required improvement'

    Published: 24 October, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    TWENTY-TWO teachers and an A-team of “expert advisers” from Camden Council have been parachuted into a flagship academy school following a devastating Ofsted inspection earlier this yea

    Royal Central School of Speech and Drama wants to build new teaching studios

    Published: 24 October, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE UK’s leading drama school wants to build a theatre and studio space at its Swiss Cottage home – and help turn the area into a world-class hub producing the actors, directors and bac

    Charlie Hedges, the council tenant who became housing chief

    Charlie Hedges was a respected councillor for 16 years

    Charlie Hedges was a respected councillor for 16 years

    Published: 24 October, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    HE was the lorry driver who rose through the ranks of the Town Hall, the council tenant at the top of Camden’s housing department.

    New school playground can 'absorb pollution'

    The new playground at St Paul's Primary School

    Published: 24 October, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    A PRIMARY school next to Primrose Hill has created a free playground that sucks dangerous pollution out of the sky.

    New charity wants to raise money to buy the 'Highgate Bowl' site

    The entrance to the old Highgate Garden Centre site

    Published: 24 October, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    A NEW charity aiming to protect one of Highgate Village’s last remaining open spaces has been formed – and is searching for wealthy philanthropists to help buy land worth millions of po

    Town Hall considers urgent injunction as porn channel's 'sex tour' heads for Camden Town

    Rebecca More's 'sex tour' is due to arrive in Camden Town

    Published: 24 October, 2014
    EXCLUSIVE by RICHARD OSLEY

    TOWN Hall bosses are today (Friday) locked in talks over how the council can stop porn actress Rebecca More from bringing a 'sex tour', in which she offers to have sex in a bus with competi

    Police searching for missing King's Cross man find body in river

    Police have appealed for help in finding Richard Mackenzie

    Published: 24 October, 2014
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    POLICE investigating the disappearance of a King's Cross man say they have retrieved a body from the River Thames. 
     

    Tories and former colleagues mourn death of former Belsize councillor Sheila Gunn

    Sheila Gunn

    Published: 23 October, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    FORMER Belsize councillor Sheila Gunn has passed away, it was announced today (Thursday).

    Disabled carer joins fight to save the Admiral Mann pub

    Barry Garnham

    Wheelchair user Barry Garnham came out of hospital to find the Admiral Mann has closed

    Published: 23 October, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A wheelchair user who said he has been left with nowhere to go after the closure of his “only accessible local” has now joined the fight to stop the pub in Kentish Town from being turne

    Fancy dress shop says 'liberal Camden' loves x-rated Halloween costumes

    The 'Down On The Count' costume available at Escapade is a big seller

    Published: 23 October, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A CHALK Farm fancy dress shop is sticking by its decision to stock one of Britain’s most outrageous Halloween costumes – which is too X-rated for the New Journal to print without some c