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22nd July 2014

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The £1 million tuna fish that got away

Hannah Ford, Sarah Little, Shauna Creamer, Charlotte Chambers and Laura Pickerva

Hannah Ford, Sarah Little, Shauna Creamer, Charlotte Chambers and Laura Pickervance with their catch

Published: 22 July, 2014
By TOM FOOT

IT’S an adventure that could have been the plot of an Enid Blyton novel: a modern-day Famous Five and the “£1million” bluefin tuna fish.

Apostles and epistles: Post Office opens in West Hampstead church

Apostles and epistles: Post Office opens in West Hampstead church

The new play centre open at St James's Church in West Hampstead

Published: 22 July, 2014
By ALICE HUTTON

A CHARITY-run post office, café, deli and children’s soft play area for West Hampstead has opened between the pews of St James’ Church following an innovative campaign. 

Angry parents demand to know why headteacher is missing from school

George Eliot Primary School headteacher Beatrix Simpson. A notice was today pinned to the school gates, denying rumours that she had been arrested

Published: 18 July, 2014
by WILLIAM McLENNAN

THERE were angry scenes outside George Eliot Primary School today (Friday) as parents demanded to know why the headteacher was absent.

Real eel! Heath pond monster is discovered

The European eel spotted in a Hampstead Heath pond that was ‘thicker than a ranger’s arm’ and more than a metre in length

Published: 18 July, 2014
by DAN CARRIER

IT looks like a monster from the deep, something that would not have been out of place in Loch Ness – and it gave Hampstead Heath rangers the fright of their lives at the weekend.

Bid to win go-ahead for controversial Heath dams

MP Owen Paterson, right, with Simon Marcus, left, and Marc Hutchison of Heath and Hampstead Society

Published: 18 July, 2014
by DAN CARRIER

CONTROVERSIAL £17m plans to build huge new dams and flood defences on Hampstead Heath were lodged at the Town Hall this week.

London Zoo welcomes six baby crocodiles

Iri Gill checks on the Philippine crocodile hatchlings at ZSL London Zoo. Picture ZSL

Published: 17 July, 2014
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

LONDON Zoo has welcomed six new baby Philippine crocodiles – the first to be bred in the UK.

Long-serving MP Frank Dobson prepares to stand down

Labour backbencher Frank Dobson, who has represented Holborn and St Pancras since 1979, is set to announce his retirement

Celebrity butcher Jack O'Shea insists foie gras will go on sale at his new Primrose Hill shop

Jack O'Shea and his new butcher's shop being kitted out in Regent's Park Road

Published: 16 July, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

A CELEBRITY butcher who caused controversy by selling foie gras under the counter at Selfridges is set to open a new shop in Primrose Hill and has vowed to keep selling the fatty goose liver produc

Lights, camera, action: Town Hall gives green light to new cinema in Kentish Town

How the new cinema could look

Published: 16 July, 2014
By DAN CARRIER

FILM fans celebrated last night (Tuesday) as councillors approved plans to open a new cinema in Kentish Town.

Feminist Times magazine 'put on ice' due to lack of funds

Published: 15 July, 2014
By PAVAN AMARA

The Feminist Times, an online magazine launched in October, has produced its “last issue” due to a lack of funds. 

Michael Gove sung the praises of church free school in final visit to Camden as Education Secretary

Penny Roberts, chairwoman of governors, with Conservative parliamentary candidate Simon Marcus, formed Education Secretary Michael Gove and St Luke's headteacher Gill Tyler

Published: 15 July, 2014
By RICHARD OSLEY

A FREE school which opened in converted church buildings in West Hampstead celebrated another round of top exam results with a seal of approval from Michael Gove.