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12th February 2016

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    A biblical return? Former Hampstead and Kilburn MP Glenda Jackson to play King Lear at Old Vic

    Glenda Jackson, pictured with her son Dan Hodges, the Daily Telegraph columnist, stepped down from the House of Commons last year

    Published: 12 February, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    FORMER Hampstead and Kilburn MP Glenda Jackson is preparing to return to her acting career by playing King Lear at the Old Vic.

    Teenager jailed for 18 years for attempted murder after frenzied Camden Town off licence stabbing

    Ibrahim Sowe

    The scene in Camden High Street in September and Abdul Rahim Sowe, who has been jailed for 18 years

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A TEENAGER has begun an 18 year prison sentence for a frenzied attack in a Camden Town off licence which left a customer so badly injured that he is fed through a tube in his stomach.

    Boris Johnson to force through plans to scrap 13 more fire engines despite opposition

    A man died at a blaze in Camden Town as a second fire raged in Finchley Road, above

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    THIN RED LINE INVESTIGATION
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    The Mayor of London will force through plans to scrap 13 fire engines if members of his own fire authority vote against the move, it can be revealed. 

    Mother wins Mini Milk battle after six month quest to get London Zoo to stock healthier ice creams

    Amelia Hill

    Amelia Hill

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    LONDON Zoo has agreed to stock healthier ice creams and lollies after a mother raised the alarm in the New Journal last week.

    THIN RED LINE: Public say no to fire engine cuts but Brigade chief presses ahead with overhaul

    Ron Dobson has recommended axing 13 fire engines in latest wave of cuts

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    THIN RED LINE INVESTIGATION
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE head of the fire service has been accused of showing “complete disrespect for public opinion” after vowing to push on with plans to scrap 13 fire engines – despite opposition

    Charity Commission called in as row over King's Cross duck statue rumbles on

    Charity Commission called in as row over King's Cross duck statue rumbles on

    Hazel Reeves working on the statue [Pic: Roger Bamber]

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE Charity Commission is investigating claims of foul play by members of a society torn over whether King’s Cross station should have a one-foot-high bronze statue of a duck.

    Traders fear for future as overhaul of Lock market gets planning permission

    Lock

    Artist’s impression of how Camden Lock could look under new scheme

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    TRADERS from Camden Lock Market fear their businesses are under threat after a scheme to redevelop the market was given the green light with no guarantees that stallholders would be rehoused.

    How to stay married for 70 years? The secret is having a 'feisty' relationship say platinum couple

    Wilfred and Mary Greenleaf on their wedding day 70 years ago

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A “FEISTY” relation­ship is the secret to a successful marriage, the daughter of a couple who marked their 70th wedding anniversary this week has revealed.

    The 'godsend' loo: Camden set to close public toilet used 88,000 times a year

    The 'godsend' loo: Camden set to close public toilet used 88,000 times a year

    The public toilets in Pond Square, Highgate

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    HIGHGATE residents are up in arms over the Town Hall’s plans to close public toilets that were used an estimated 88,000 times in a year.  

    Trident? It’s not a Yes or No issue, insists undecided MP Tulip Siddiq

    Tulip Siddiq says she will take the views of her constiuents and the national interest into account when making up her mind about nuclear weapons

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    BOTH Camden’s MPs say the issue of spending billions of pounds on new nuclear weapons is too complicated to give a simple Yes or No answer over whether they support the renewal of Trident.

    My dog died after eating sweets left on street in West Hampstead, says devastated pet owner

    Alessandra Bester with Coco

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A FAITHFUL labrador trained to help a young autistic boy is believed to have died after eating discarded jelly sweets in the street, according to its distraught owner. 

    Celebrated pizza chain Franco Manca sets sights on new branch in Kentish Town

    Franco Manca

    Plans filed at the Town Hall show Franco Manca would like to open a restaurant in shop currently used by Sam's Chicken

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    FRANCO Manca - the sourdough pizza operators celebrated by food critics as one of London's best small restaurant chains - has set its sights on Kentish Town with plans to take convert a chicken

    Camden Council marks Pancake Day with video asking people to register to vote

    Published: 9 February, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    THE Town Hall has marked Shrove Tuesday by making a three minute film in which it reminds residents that it takes as long to register to vote as it does to make pancakes.

    Camden Council orders resident to remove muddy wellies from doorstep on health and safety grounds

    The Chester Balmore estate, one of Camden's flagship regeneration projects

    Published: 6 February, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A YOUNG mother was ordered to remove muddy wellington boots from her own doorstep by council officials on the grounds of “health and safety” after a complaint from a neighbour. 

    Town Hall in compensation dispute with building contractors on flagship regeneration estate

    Published: 6 February, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    TOWN Hall chiefs are locked in a dispute with one of Britain’s biggest building contractors over compensation payouts to residents who have suffered months of defects at their homes on one of

    Killer fumes measured above safe levels across the borough including in leafy streets of Hampstead

    Mmembers of the Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum monitoring air quality 

    Published: 5 February, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    KILLER fumes spewed out by cars are breaking all air pollution safety limits across Camden, researchers say.

    Regent High school begins search for new headteacher as Rosemary Leeke announces retirement

    Published: 5 February, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    REGENT High School is looking for an “ambitious leader” to take over when its headteacher retires this summer.

    Former councillor refuses to apologise as 'quisling' comment sparks row inside Labour Party

    Labour party members Theo Blackwell, Neil Fletcher and Richard Olszewski

    Published: 4 February, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LABOUR Party organisers want to stop their own members using Nazi analogies in internal rows over policy.

    Battle to stop NINTH betting shop opening on 'Bookmakers' Mile'

    There are eight betting shops and four slot arcades already open on Kilburn High Road

    Published: 4 February, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    IT lacks the black-tie glamour of the casinos of Monte Carlo or the kitschy-ritz glow of the Las Vegas lights, but the unhappy joke on the Kilburn High Road is that it has almost as many places to

    'We'll buy it!', says residents group as it bids to save Hampstead housing block from luxury flats developers

    Sanya Polescuk and Linda Chung in Wells Court

    Sanya Polescuk and Linda Chung in Wells Court

    Published: 4 February, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A GROUP of residents have hatched a plan to stop a block of council-owned flats in the heart of affluent Hampstead village being turned into luxury homes by bidding for the property themselves.

    Backlash in Kentish Town as Starbucks is warned it faces fight to open new branch

    The former newsagents in Kentish Town Road set to become the coffee chain's latest branch

    Published: 4 February, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    GLOBAL coffee giant Starbucks is facing a ­battle over its plans to move into Kentish Town.

    New owners of Jazz Cafe tell CNJ they will 'make venue great again'

    Refurbishment of the Jazz Cafe in Camden Town begins

    Published: 4 February, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE renowned Jazz Cafe music venue in Camden Town has been sold, with its new owners vowing to return the nightspot to what they say was its 1990s heyday.

    Former Haverstock School student Mahdi Hashi jailed for nine years for supporting Al Shabaab

    Former Haverstock School student Mahdi Hashi jailed for nine years for supportin

    Mahdi Hashi was educated at Rhyl and Haverstock before leaving the UK

    Published: 4 February, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    THE family of a former Haverstock schoolboy say they are “sad to be rejoicing” after he was sentenced to nine years for training with a militant organisation.

    Actor Greg Wise calls on Town Hall to axe plans for housing complex at former council offices in West Hampstead

    Greg Wise

    Greg Wise, who is married to Emma Thompson, is opposed to the plans for 156 West End Lane

    Published: 4 February, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ACTOR Greg Wise has joined the protests against plans to demolish the council’s former offices in West Hampstead for a new housing complex.

    Mother's six month quest to get London Zoo to sell healthier ice creams

    Mother's six month quest to get London Zoo to sell healthier ice creams

    Amelia Hill: 'I'm not being all Gwyneth Paltrow'

    Published: 4 February, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A MOTHER is urging London Zoo to stock healthy alternatives to its sugar-packed ice creams and lollies.

    Haverstock School head tells pupils to stop using 'gay' as derogatory comment

    John Dowd

    Published: 2 February, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    THE headteacher of Haverstock School has reminded parents that homophobic language will not be tolerated at school during “LGBT History Month”.

    Paramedic 'amused and flattered' after David Beckham delivers a cup of coffee

    Beckham and paramedic Catherine Maynard

    Published: 1 February, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    FOOTBALL icon David Beckham bought a paramedic and an elderly man she was treating a cup of tea and coffee today (Monday).

    Swimmers knit scarf around Ladies Pond as it closes for three months

    Swimmers at the Ladies Pond prepare for a three month break from the water

    Published: 1 February, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE Kenwood Ladies Pond closed for an estimated three months on Sunday as part of the on-going Ponds projects – and to mark the event, swimmers knitted a gi

    Former boxing champ found dead five weeks after 'falling off hospital staff's radar'

    Christoper Oyediran's body was found in an advanced state of decomposition

    Published: 1 February, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE family of a former champion boxer whose body was found five weeks after going missing from a Highgate hospital may never know how he died because of delays in sending police to check on him.&nb

    Furious running champ David Bedford says he's boycotting Hampstead Heath during dam dig

    David Bedford trained on Hampstead Heath before breaking the 10,000 metres world record

    Published: 1 February, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    BRITISH athletics icon Dave Bedford says he has stopped walking on Hampstead Heath where he trained to become a world record breaker because of the dam building works.

    Afro-Caribbean barbers hope to help black men open up about mental health worries

    Promotional graphic featuring the Camden barbers who have taken part in the Mental Health First Aid training

    Published: 1 February, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A QUINTET of barber shops is aiming to help more black men to open up about their mental health problems.

    Argent boss Roger Madelin defends King's Cross deal as he leaves company after 30 years

    Roger Madelin

    Published: 1 February, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    ROGER Madelin joined developers Argent when they employed just five people.

    Town Hall accused of censoring youth protesters for webcast blackout during lobby of councillors

    Town Hall accused of censoring youth protesters for webcast blackout during lobb

    Protesters at the Town Hall on Monday

    Published: 30 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    COUNCILLORS fell over themselves to congratulate four young people who spoke at the Town Hall against swingeing cuts to youth services.

    Conservative councillor's 'deep regret' as he is fined for private landlord offence

    Jonny Bucknell was fined for failing to improve a home he was letting on private

    Jonny Bucknell was fined for failing to improve a home he was letting on private rental market

    Published: 30 January, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A CONSERVATIVE councillor has apologised after being fined for failing to meet orders to improve a home he was letting to a private tenant.

    Teenage demonstrators protest outside Town Hall in appeal to save youth services from heavy cuts

    Teenage demonstrators protest outside Town Hall with appeal to save youth servic

    Teenagers at the Town Hall on Monday campaign for youth services to be saved

    Published: 30 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    DEMONSTRATORS gathered outside the Town Hall on Monday evening to protest against the council’s “devastating” proposals to slash £1.6m from the youth service budget.

    VIDEO: Craig David drops in on Camden Market record seller . . . as his song is playing

    The "Walking Away" star with Danny Haywood
     
    Published: 29 January, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    Craig David made a surprise visit at a Camden Market record store this week. 

    Paranormal investigators volunteer to look into mystery clanging sound at flats

    The Spectrum Paranormal Investigations team want to visit Grasmere House

    Published: 28 January, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A MYSTERIOUS clanging that has plagued a block of flats in Regent’s Park for more than five months could be being caused by “entities” from a nearby burial ground, according to &l

    THIN RED LINE: Boris Johnson describes fire engines facing axe as 'pointless vehicles'

    Andrew Dismore produces a copy of the Camden New Journal at City Hall

    Andrew Dismore produces a copy of the Camden New Journal at City Hall

    Published: 28 January, 2016
    THIN RED LINE INVESTIGATON
    by WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE Mayor of London has been slammed for describing fire engines as “pointless vehicles” in a muttered reply to a question at City Hall, with another 13 facing the axe.

    Locals want planning protection for The Alliance pub in West Hampstead as it goes up for sale

    The Alliance in Mill Lane

    Published: 28 January, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A PARADE of independent shops and businesses could wither and die if a popular pub shuts, according to West Hampstead campaigners.

    Gospel Oak train station evacuated after freight train fire

    Gospel Oak train station evacuated after freight train fire

    Trains at Gospel Oak station after the fire alert

    Published: 28 January, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    GOSPEL Oak station was evacuated this morning when a freight train set on fire as it pulled in. 

    Could a cable-car system link Archway with Highgate village?

    Could a cable-car system link Archway with Highgate village?

    A CNJ mock-up of how cable cars could link Highgate village with Archway

    Published: 28 January, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    A RADICAL project to reintroduce a Victorian-style cable car system linking Highgate Village with Archway is to be discussed by a community group charged with working out how money collected by the

    Will Bubo Bubo the owl at Golders Hill Park zoo be the next victims of Heath cuts?

    Will Bubo Bubo the owl be the next victims of Heath cuts?

    Bubo Bubo

    Published: 28 January, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    BUBO Bubo the giant eagle owl is among much-loved birds and animals whose future is in doubt under new cuts proposed for Hampstead Heath.

    Town Hall leader Sarah Hayward faces leadership challenge from cabinet colleague

    Sally Gimson speaking at Monday's full council meeting and, far left, seated, co

    Sally Gimson speaking at Monday's full council meeting and, far left, seated, council leader Sarah Hayward

    Published: 27 January, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN Council leader Sarah Hayward is facing a challenge to her top job at the Town Hall from one of her close cabinet colleagues, the New Journal can reveal.

    You've missed the point! Damian Lewis hits back at protesters who wanted to block him from school party because he went to Eton

    Actor Damian Lewis with Acland Burghley student Louis Cooper and the school's he

    Actor Damian Lewis with Acland Burghley student Louis Cooper and the school's headteacher Nicholas John

    Published: 27 January, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    HOLLYWOOD film star Damian Lewis has responded to critics who tried to stop him launching Acland Burghley school's 50th anniversary because of his old Etonian past, insisting their protest had

    Prince Andrew makes first royal visit to Camden Lock in 40 years

    Prince Andrew makes first royal visit to Camden Lock in 40 years

    Prince Andrew in Camden Town earlier

    Published: 27 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    PRINCE Andrew browsed market stalls, toured a gin distillery and popped into an ice cream parlour yesterday morning (Wednesday) during the first royal visit to Camden Lock in 40 years.

    Ex-pupils start petition against Damian Lewis opening Acland Burghley anniversary party because he went to Eton

    Acland Burghley headteacher Nicholas John and Homeland actor Damian Lewis

    Acland Burghley headteacher Nicholas John and Homeland actor Damian Lewis

    Published: 26 January, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    FORMER pupils of Acland Burghley school are calling on the organisers of a 50th anniversary party to re-think their decision to ask Eton-educated film star Damian

    Mother of young woman in #Match4Lara search for stem cell donor warns 'we're really up against clock'

    Mother of young woman in #Match4Lara search for stem cell donor warns "we're rea

    Lara Casalotti

    Published: 26 January, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    THE mother of a young woman who has been given a few weeks to live has warned “we're really up against the clock” in the race to find a matching s

    EastEnders star Steve McFadden cuts cake as Highgate theatre celebrates birthday

    Steve McFadden with Racky, Katie, John and Jessica Plews at Upstairs At The Gate

    Steve McFadden with Racky, Katie, John and Jessica Plews at Upstairs At The Gatehouse

    Published: 26 January, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    EASTENDERS star Steve McFadden cut the cake as a fringe theatre venue celebrated its 18th birthday.

    Town Hall in housing fraud probe

    A member of Camden Council staff has been suspended while an internal investigat

    A member of Camden Council staff has been suspended during an internal investigation

    Published: 26 January, 2016
    by TOM FOOT

    Surprise party for Eleanor Botwright, community worker who has run Castlehaven centre for 30 years

    Eleanor Botwright is congratulated on her long service by Camden mayor Larraine

    Eleanor Botwright is congratulated on her long service by Camden mayor Larraine Revah, and colleagues at the Castlehaven Community Association

    Published: 25 January, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    A COMMUNITY worker who has raised £17million for good causes was thrown a surprise party to mark 30 years of dedication.

    Retired colonel's fears for war memorial next to Hampstead homes development

    The war memorial near Whitestone Pond

    Published: 25 January, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A RETIRED army colonel has warned that plans to convert a historic house into six new flats will disrespect soldiers killed in conflicts by crowding Hampstead’s war memorial with car-parking

    Starbucks insists there is 'significant demand' as it applies to open new branch in Kentish Town

    Published: 23 January, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    MULTINATIONAL coffee giants Starbucks are set to become the latest big chain to move into Kentish Town with a new outlet planned for a site close to the underground station.

    Whittington hospital chairman tells how his leg was amputated after he was struck down by rare flesh-eating bug

    THE chairman of Whittington Hospital has told how his life was saved by his expe

    Whittington chairman Steve Hitchins with Mikel Arteta and David Ospina during the Arsenal players’ annual visit to the hospital before Christmas

    Published: 23 January, 2016
    EXCLUSIVE by TOM FOOT

    THE chairman of Whittington Hospital has told how his life was saved by his expert NHS colleagues after he was struck by a rare flesh-eating bug.

    How much should we pay our local politicians? Camden councillors set for pay rise

    Labour leader Sarah Hayward and her Conservative counterpart, Claire-Louise Leyland

    Published: 22 January, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    TOWN Hall leader Sarah Hayward has warned that a public debate on how much councillors are paid may be needed “in the not too distant future” after Camden Council’s Labour group w

    Hampstead Heath for hire... but will the price be too high?

    Protesters on Hampstead Heath

    Protesters on Hampstead Heath. ‘It doesn’t feel like the Heath at the moment – it feels like a park,’ said one. Below: Campaigner Kiki Kendrick: ‘Dams a Trojan horse’

    Kiki Kendrick

    Published: 21 January, 2016
    by DAN CARRIER

    Plans for 25-storey tower in heart of Somers Town attacked as council 'vanity project'

    Protesters, including Labour councillors Paul Tomlinson and Roger Robinson, gather to make clear their objections

    Published: 21 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    THE Town Hall is facing a rebellion in Somers Town as a campaign mounts against plans for a 25-storey tower of luxury flats to be built on a public park.

    Leading TV news anchors back campaign to save 'greasy spoon' cafe near ITN headquarters

    Owner Erdogan Garip with Andrew’s café staff members Elly Bakir and Chelsiu Anca

    Published: 21 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A TRIO of the country’s best-known TV news anchors have backed a campaign to save a much-loved greasy spoon café from being bulldozed to make way for luxury flats.

    Imelda Staunton tells Town Hall: New housing development will ruin 'village feel' of West Hampstead

    Imelda Staunton tells Town Hall: New housing development will ruin 'village feel

    The designs for the former council offices in West End Lane

    Published: 20 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    OSCAR-nominated actress Imelda Staunton has urged the Town Hall to reject proposals to bulldoze its former offices in the heart of West Hampstead to make way for a new housing complex.

    Sleepless tenants urge council to investigate unexplained 'Ghost of Grasmere' noises

    Sleepless tenants urge council to investigate unexplained 'Ghost of Grasmere' no

    The block where the unexplained noises can be heard late at night

    Published: 20 January, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    YOU could be forgiven for thinking that the “Ghost of Grasmere” was a whimsical title dreamed up by fans of the supernatural. 

    Dame Joan Bakewell warns elderly will be worst hit by public toilet closure plan

    The public toilets in Pond Square, Highgate, are set to close

    Published: 20 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    TV PRESENTER Joan Bakewell has spoken out against the council’s plans to close public toilets, warning that elderly residents will be worst hit.

    Gatehouse in Highgate village set for gastropub makeover after being sold by Wetherspoon's

    Gatehouse in Highgate village set for gastropub makeover after being sold by Wet

    The Gatehouse has a history dating back centuries

    Published: 20 January, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    IT’S farewell to the curry club deals, and goodbye to £2.99 fry-up breakfasts in Highgate village, after gastropub operators confirmed they have bought one of Camden’s oldest pubs

    Remember their names? Students stage own version of hit musical Fame

    They wanna learn how to fly: Some of the cast of Fame at Parliament Hill School

    They wanna learn how to fly: Some of the cast of Fame at Parliament Hill School

    Published: 20 January, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    IT might not be the level of recognition sought by Carmen, the leading lady in hit musical Fame, but pupils at Parliament Hill took their turn in the spotlight this week.

    Police appeal for help 40 years after mysterious death of schoolboy Peter Watts in Euston

    Peter Watts

    Peter's final hours remain a mystery

    Published: 19 January, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    WHEN Peter Watts' parents returned home on a wintery Sunday night, they expected to find their 15-year-old son sat at his desk finishing schoolwork. 

    Exclusive: Athlone House to be sold by mystery owners who failed to win permission to bulldoze historic mansion

    Developers lost their legal fight to bulldoze Athlone House

    Published: 19 January, 2016
    EXCLUSIVE by DAN CARRIER

    THE mysterious owners of Hampstead Heath-side mansion Athlone House have sold the property after more than a decade of legal wrangling over its future, the New Journal can reveal.

    Esther Rantzen and Tom Conti join protest against luxury homes development

    Esther Rantzen and Tom Conti join protest against luxury homes development

    Tom Conti with Esther Rantzen on Friday

    Published: 19 January, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    A LUXURY housing project in Hampstead faces opposition over plans to build an underground car park for nearly 100 vehicles and a lack of transparency over how many affordable homes are included.

    Five Guys burger chain set for Lighthouse building in King's Cross

    The Lighthouse building during its refurbishment

    Published: 19 January, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    AMERICAN hamburger chain Five Guys is set to continue its expansion in London by opening a new branch in the Lighthouse building in King's Cross.

    Hundreds of objections filed over redevelopment plan for West Hampstead council offices

    West Hampstead

    How the West End Lane development could look

    Published: 18 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    RESIDENTS battling against plans to build blocks of flats on a plot of council-owned land in the heart of West Hampstead have handed hundreds of individual objections to the Town Hall. 

    Here we go again, warns TV campaigner as crack cocaine dealers return to crazy golf council estate

    Silla Carron
    Community campaigner Silla Carron at the Clarence Way Estate, where she campaigned against drug dealers ten years ago

     

    Published: 18 January, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A COMMUNITY activist who won national acclaim for tackling drug dealers has warned that plans to cut back frontline council officers who patrol the streets will see crack cocaine flood back onto he

    Doctor in stem cell match plea to save daughter’s life

    Lara Casalotti

    Published: 18 January, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A YOUNG woman has been given just a few months to live unless a rare stem cell transplant match is found.

    Planners refuse plan for 'windowless hotel' in Bloomsbury

    Planners refuse plan for 'windowless hotel' in Bloomsbury

    An image showing how the entrance would look

    Published: 18 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    PLANS to build London's first underground hotel in Bloomsbury have been thrown out by Camden councillors.

    'We're sorry', say Black Mamba pranksters who sparked lost snake panic

    Black Mambas are highly venomous and known as Africa's most dangerous snake [Pic

    Black Mambas are highly venomous and known as Africa's most dangerous snake [Pic: Herman Pijpers]

    Published: 18 January, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    PRANKSTERS who sparked panic across London by pinning up posters telling passers-by that a highly venonous Black Mamba snake had been lost in King's Cross hav

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