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2nd September 2015

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    Three young women injured after being hit by car in King's Cross

    Police are appealing for witnesses and information 

    Published: 1 September, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A YOUNG woman is in a critical condition and two others have been injured, after being hit by a car in King's Cross this weekend. 

    Sir Robert Naylor warns hospital chiefs face "labyrinthine" bureaucracy as he steps down as UCLH chief executive

    Sir Robert Naylor warns hospital chiefs face "labyrinthine" bureaucracy as he st

    Sir Robert Naylor

    Published: 1 September, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SIR Robert Naylor is stepping down as chief executive of  University College London Hospital, warning that the job has got more difficult due to "labyrinthine" bureaucracy.

    Firefighters rescue pensioner from Camden Town flat blaze

    Published: 1 September, 2015
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    AN elderly woman was rescued by firefighters from flat blaze in Camden Town this afternoon (Tuesday).

    BT Tower opens to public for fiftieth anniversary celebrations

    The BT Tower in Cleveland Mews, Fitzrovia, was the UK's tallest building from 1965 to 1980 [Photo: David Castor]

    Published: 1 September, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THE BT Tower is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary by opening its doors to a few lucky members of the public this October.  

    Composer warns people are being 'treated like scum' as HS2 replacement homes complaints mount

    Award-winning composer Martyn Swain said 'there is a complete lack of accountability'

    Published: 28 August, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    AN award-winning composer has warned that residents feel they will be driven out of their homes by the High Speed 2 railway project. 

    Curious? Knowledge festival comes to King's Cross this weekend

    Activites at the festival in King's Cross will range from gourmet bug tasting to brain training games 

    Published: 28 August, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    KING'S Cross will be transformed into a hive of cerebral activity over the bank holiday weekend as a two-day festival of knowledge prepares to tak

    In pictures: Animals of London Zoo step up for annual weigh in

    An Emperor Tamarin follows a target onto the scale 

    Published: 28 August, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA 

    ANIMALS great and small at London zoo climbed, crawled and waddled onto the scales this week for the annual weigh in. 

    Elderly woman assaulted outside her Kentish Town home after plea for quiet

    Police car

    The woman was left "very shaken" by the assault 

    Published: 28 August, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    AN 80-year-old woman was pushed to the ground outside her Kentish Town home when she asked a group of young people to be quiet. 

    New urban woodland garden for Hampstead School of Art

    Student ​Abbi Yentis is looking forward to painting amongst the greenery 

    Published: 28 August, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    KIDDERPORE Avenue is soon to have its own patch of ecological paradise, thanks to Hampstead School of Art which is planning to create an urban nature reserve for birds, bats and butterflies.

    'Talented' and 'selfless' radiographer who died after being hit by bus had just been offered dream job

    David Wood

    David Wood died after being trapped under a bus last week

    Published: 27 August, 2015
    By JOE COOPER

    A UNIVERSITY graduate who died after becoming trapped under a double-decker bus had secured his “dream job” the day before the tragedy, his family has said.

    Actor Simon Callow: A world that discards this arts college is an unthinking, stupid world

    Simon Callow and Ann Mitchell

    Actors Simon Callow and Ann Mitchell. Below: Celia Greenwood

    Celia Greenwood

    Published: 27 August, 2015
    by JANE CLINTON

    Fire brigade warning after joss sticks fire at Kentish Town flat

    Fire brigade warning after joss sticks fire at Kentish Town flat

    The Fire Brigade say joss sticks caused last night's blaze in Kentish Town Pic: FlickR/Katrina.Alana

    Published: 27 August, 2015
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    FIREFIGHTERS have issued a warning over the use of joss sticks after tackling a fire in Kentish Town last night (Wednesday).

    Elderly, gay and... harassed: The hidden epidemic of hate crime against gay pensioners

    Elderly, gay and... harassed: The hidden epidemic of hate crime against gay pens

    Police are investigating claims that an elderly man committed suicide in Holborn after being harrassed over his sexuality

    Published: 27 August, 2015
    INVESTIGATION by WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A HIDDEN crisis of widespread homophobic abuse against vulnerable elderly men in Camden can be exposed today.

    Soaked selfies: Camden Tories take on rainy marathon trek challenge across the Yorkshire Dales

    Camden Tories take on marathon trek challenge across the Yorkshire Dales

    Tory fundraisers (left to right) Natalie Eliades, Oliver Cooper, Claire Louise Leyland and Joel Davidson

    Published: 27 August, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    CAMDEN Conservatives swapped Hampstead Heath for the Yorkshire Dales to take part in one of the country’s toughest endurance challenges for charity, writes Miranda Larbi.