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5th September 2015

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    The Libertines play the back room of the Dublin Castle, crowd-surfing to their loo breaks: How it unfolded

    The Libertines play the back room of the Dublin Castle, crowd-surfing to their l

    The Libertines turned up three hours late for their gig in Camden Town

    Published: 5 September, 2015

    BEER flew around the back room, the band crowd-surfed to the toilets and our music editor Roisin Gad El Rab spent eight hours in the Dublin Castle in Camden Town covering the chaotic scenes. Scroll through to see how she reported the frenzy with live tweets.

    In pictures: Dressed up revellers take over King's Cross for Diner en Blanc

    Hundreds of foodies gathered in Lewis Cubitt Square last night [Photo: Benedict Johnson]

    Published: 4 September, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    KING'S Cross was taken over by thousands of diners, all dressed in white last night for a secret pop up picnic. 

    Ebola survivor Will Pooley returns to Royal Free to work in A&E

    Will Pooley is back at the Royal Free and working in the A&E

    Published: 4 September, 2015
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    WILL Pooley, the healthcare worker who was airlifted back to the United Kingdom after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone, has begun work at the Royal Free, the hospital where he 

    Teenage soul singer Kianja in running to be named London's best busker

    Teenage soul singer Kianja in line to be named London's best busker

    Kianja lives in Camden Town

    Published: 4 September, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A 17-YEAR-OLD who is in the running to be crowned London’s best busker is hoping to become the latest singing sensation to come out of Camden Town.

    I thought I was too old for X-Factor, says Camden Town carer who wowed Simon Cowell

    Jennifer Phillps Mary Mary Shackles

    Jennifer Phillips absolutely nails it at the X-Factor auditions

    Published: 4 September 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A CARER from Camden Town won a standing ovation from The X Factor judges as she stormed the TV talent show’s first auditions, writes Alina Polianskaya.

    Christopher Eccleston and Juliet Stevenson unveil line-up for tomorrow's charity 'Pinknic' in Waterlow Park

    Christopher Eccleston and Juliet Stevenson unveil line-up for tomorrow's charity

    Stars of stage and screen Christopher Eccleston and Juliet Stevenson are backing the Alexandra Wylie Foundation's fund-raiser. They are pictured with Lindsey Wylie and three-year-old Alexi Mutasa.
    Picture: Ruth Corney

    Published: 4 September, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    GET ready for a Frozen sing-a-long, a champagne tea and a leap on a bouncy castle as a charity turns Waterlow Park pink tomorrow (Saturday).

    Departing hospital chief executive warns of 'labyrinthine bureaucracy' in job

    Departing hospital chief executive warns of 'labyrinthine bureaucracy' in job

    Sir Robert Naylor has been in charge of UCLH for 15 years

    Published: 4 September, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

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

    Quakers HQ picketed by protesters who say ethical image has been tarnished in row over catering staff

    Quakers HQ picketed by protesters who say ethical image has been tarnished in ro

    Members of Industrial Workers of the World protesting outside Friends House lasy week

    Published: 4 September, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN and ROSE NUGEE

    THE national headquarters of the Quakers has been besieged by protesters who claim that the “ethical image” of the Christian movement is being used to make money, while catering staff a

    Council fears private rental tenants will miss out as landlords chase 300 percent profit boost on AirBNB

    Council fears private rental tenants will miss out as landlords chase 300 percen

    The council ordered probe into how sites like AirBNB are used in Camden following a New Journal investigation into lettings in council flat

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    PRIVATE tenants are being dumped by landlords searching for profit boosts of up to 300 per cent by targetting the short-stay tourist market instead.

    Camden's Labour finance chief: Ed Miliband's advisers spent their time pretending they were in the West Wing

    Camden's Labour finance chief: Ed Miliband's advisers spent their time pretendin

    Theo Blackwell said 'Team Ed' saw advice from local government chiefs as rude interruptions

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ONE of the Town Hall’s most experienced Labour councillors has told the party it needs to start talking to  the leaders of local authorities if it wants to  mount a comeback, accusi

    Disused toilets in Kentish Town transformed into underground music studio

    The former public conveniences in Kentish Town Road

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A MUSIC production company has asked Camden Council for permission to change the use of their facilities – from a disused toilet in Kentish Town Road into a music studio. 

    Fashion designer turned sculptor Nicole Farhi launches appeal after planners rule her garden room is too big

    The Town Hall says Nicole Farhi's new garden room is bigger than planning permission allowed

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    NICOLE Farhi, one of the country’s best-known fashion designers, is locked in a planning ­battle with the Town Hall in a bid to save her new garden house after officials ruled it was too

    Music teacher hit by fine and court summons says penalty for cycling on Hampstead Heath paths is too harsh

    Music teacher hit by fine and court summons says penalty for cycling on Hampstea

    June Stoll, who says she was caught on a rainy day when nobody else was around, and, right, Olympic champ Victoria Pendleton pedals about on a designated Heath path for a bread advert last year

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    A MUSIC therapist says Hampstead Heath managers are too tough on cyclists after being hit with a three-figure fine and a court summons.

    Partner of West Hampstead barmaid is convicted of stabbing her to death in 'frenzied attack'

    Natalia Czekaj was found dead at her home

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    The boyfriend of a popular West Hampstead barmaid has been convicted of killing her in what police described as a “frenzied attack”.


    Hipsters? We just like good beer: Clapton Craft opens growler shop in Kentish Town

    Hipsters? We just like good beer: Clapton Craft opens growler shop in Kentish To

    William Jack and Tom McKin at Clapton Craft

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    THEY’VE got beards, they are from Clapton in east London and they are selling craft beers – but William Jack and Tom McKin, proprietors of Kentish Town’s latest beer outlet, look

    'It never made any money but I loved it': Highgate bookseller to close Ripping Yarns shop

    'It never made any money but I loved it': Highgate bookseller to close Ripping Y

    Celia Mitchell said Ripping Yarns would continue to trade online

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    RIPPING Yarns, the eight-decade-old bookshop in Highgate, is to close after its owner was hit by a rent hike

    Doris Lessing's former West Hampstead home sells for £2.1 million

    Doris Lessing

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    NOBEL Prize-winning author Doris Lessing’s former home in West Hampstead has sold for £2.1million.

    Official: Duck statue which caused controversy among railway buffs will be cut from King's Cross station plan

    Official: Duck statue which caused controversy among railway buffs will cut from

    How the duck was going to accompany a statue of Sir Nigel Gresley

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    IT has prompted resignations, caused charitable donations to be returned, and pitted rail enthusiast against rail enthusiast. The culprit: a small, ornamental duck. 

    Squatters in Mamelon Tower pub say Camden must say no to more 'yuppie flats'

    Squatters in Mamelon Tower pub say Camden must say no to more 'yuppie flats'

    Protesters say they object to the gentrification of north London

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By ROSE NUGEE and RICHARD OSLEY

    SQUATTERS who have taken over a disused Gospel Oak pub say their occupation is making a point about the lack of affordable housing and rampant gentrification, insisting: “We don’t want

    'Nan is incredibly shaken up': 90-year-old comes home to find Camden Town flat in flames

    'Nan is incredibly shaken up': 90-year-old comes home to find Camden Town flat i

    Firefighters in Lewis Street, and the damage after the blaze

    Published: 3 September, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    A 90-YEAR-OLD woman watched as the ground-floor flat she has lived in for more than 50 years went up in flames on Tuesday afternoon. 

    Camden urged to become a 'city of refuge' for families fleeing Syria

    Sarah Hayward

    Sarah Hayward said it was impossible to ignore pictures of dead toddlers washing up on beaches

    Published: September 2, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    TOWN Hall leader Sarah Hayward was in the thick of negotiations today (Wednesday) as the council sought to find a way to help refugees trying to escape Syria.

    Sian Berry says Corbynmania can help her campaign as she becomes Green Party's mayoral candidate

    Sian Berry is standing to be Mayor of London

    Published: 2 September, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    HIGHGATE councillor Sian Berry said tonight (Wednesday) that she hoped to capitalise on the surge in support for left-wing Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn as she was named the Green Party

    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.

    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.

    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

    '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.

    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).

    Farewell to Forks And Corks, the deli departing Swain's Lane parade ahead of re-development

    Farewell to Forks And Corks, the deli departing Swains Lane parade ahead of rede

    Mary Maddison from Forks And Corks

    Published: 27 August, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A SHOPPING parade in Highgate – due to be re-developed as part of a multi-million-pound homes and shops scheme – said goodbye to one of its final tenants last night. 

    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.

    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.

    Amy Winehouse souvenir hunters keep pinching Camden Square road signs

    Amy Winehouse souvenir hunters keep pinching Camden Square road signs

    Amy Winehouse passed away at her home in Camden Square in 2011

    Published: 27 August, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE Town Hall has pleaded with Amy Winehouse souvenir hunters to stop stealing road signs from the walls near her former home in Camden Town.

    Future of Queen's Crescent Market in doubt as managers quit

    Labour's Chuka Umunna collects a 'I Love Queen's Crescent Market' tote-bag durin

    Labour's Chuka Umunna collects a 'I Love Queen's Crescent Market' tote-bag during a visit last December

    Published: 27 August, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE future of Queen’s Crescent Market has been plunged into uncertainty after its managers quit in a row with the council over running costs.

    New Acland Burghley headteacher Nicholas John says 'fit for purpose' staff can revive school

    Nicholas John: I value Oftsed's values

    Nicholas John: I value Oftsed's values

    Published: 27 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE new headteacher of a Tufnell Park secondary school ordered to improve by Ofsted inspectors has explained that staff were asked to reapply for their jobs so he could set up a leadership team whi

    'Re-open the Black Cap' call as Breakfast Club diner deal falls through

    'Re-open the Black Cap' call as Breakfast Club diner deal falls through

    The Black Cap in Camden High Street was one of the UK's best known LGBT bars

    Published: 27 August, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    National Dog Day: Camden's best loved pets in pictures

    Little Tinkerbell relaxing at home in Primrose Hill [Photo: Phil Cowan]

    Published: 26 August, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    We celebrate National Dog Day with a gallery of some of the best dog photos sent in by New Journal readers.

    Police tell of dramatic rescue in Camden Town as drowning man is hauled from Lock waters

    Police tell of dramatic rescue in Camden Town as drowning man is hauled from Loc

    Police officers feared the man who fell into the canal waters at Camden Town would die

    Published: 26 August, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A POLICE officer has described the heroic moment that he saved a drowning man's life by pulling him from the canal in Camden Town. 

    'Natural troublemaker' - filmmaker and poet, Tom Joseph

    Tom Joseph: ‘A notorious face around Camden picking up waifs and strays and putt

    Tom Joseph: ‘A notorious face around Camden picking up waifs and strays and putting them under his belt’ [Photo: Clifford Gabb]

    Published: 26 August, 2015
    by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    Christopher Wade, Hampstead's remarkable historian, dies at 95

    Christopher Wade

    Published: 25 August, 2015
    By GERALD ISAAMAN

    Christopher Wade, Hampstead's own history man, the passionate yet forever modest community champion and creator of the Burgh House Museum, died on

    No more Mr Timid! Leadership hopeful Andy Burnham insists he is a break from Ed Miliband as he meets Labour members in Euston

    Leadership hopeful Andy Burnham insists he is a break from Ed Miliband as he mee

    Andy Burnham addresses supporters at St Pancras Church

    Published: 25 August, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    ANDY Burnham says he will bring a sea change to the “timid” politics that lost Labour the general election in May and “run those Tories ragged”.

    Plans for new 'Danish style' cycle route revealed for Camden Town

    Designs showing what Pratt Street might look with the new cycle paths 

    Published: 25 August, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    PLANS for a new “Danish style” cycle route through the heart of Camden Town have been revealed. 

    New youth centre to open at former Swiss Cottage post office

    Camden Councillor Georgia Gould called the project a "bold new way" to support young people 

    Published: 25 August, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI 

    THE site of a former Swiss Cottage post office is to be home to a new youth centre, it was revealed over the weekend. 

    Parents and carers invited to LivingWell Day at Kentish Town Community Centre

    There will be a chance to talk about nutrition over a vegetarian lunch [Photo: Martin Cathrae]

    Published: 25 August, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A DAY devoted to making people feel better is coming to Kentish Town Community Centre.

    Unions call off tube strike as 'gesture of good will'

    Two 24-hour tube strikes that were planned for this week have now been called off 

    Published: 24 August, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    TRANSPORT unions have called off strike action that was planned to start tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday).

    Hampstead hero who saved children during Holocaust to be honoured with stamp

    Sir Nicholas Winton, dubbed 'Britain's Schindler,' will be honoured with a stamp after a campaign by Jewish News [Photo: Li Sung]

    Published: 24 August, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI 

    ROYAL Mail have today said that it will be releasing a new stamp to honour one of the UK Jewish Community’s greatest heroes, after an online cam

    Camden Town goes upmarket? Estee Lauder set to open MAC outlet near the Lock

    Camden Town goes upmarket? Estee Lauder set to open Mac outlet near the Lock

    The shop in Camden High Street will be covered by a 'Art Of The Lip' hoarding while the shop is preparing to open

    Published: 24 August, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THERE will soon be a new addition to the changing face of Camden Town, as a high end make up brand prepares to move in next door to a tattoo parlour.&

    Councillors reveal support for Jeremy Corbyn's leadership campaign

    Eleven councillors from Camden are supporting Corbyn

    Published: 24 August, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A COLLECTION of Labour councillors at the Town Hall have publicly declared their support for Jeremy Corbyn to be made the party’s leader.

    Man injured in Roundhouse stage collapse receives four-figure payout

    Man injured in Roundhouse stage collapse receives four-figure payout

    Inside the Roundhouse on the night the stage collapsed last January [Picture: Steve Johns] 

    Published: 24 August, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A MAN who was injured when a set collapsed during a show at the Roundhouse in Camden Town has received a four-figure payout. 

    Major landlord claims Camden Council let him down after asking him to promote empty homes deal

    Major landlord claims Camden Council let him down after asking him to promote em
    Erik Alexander, centre, with Cllr Julian Fulbrook and Helen Williams, of the Empty Homes Agency 
     
    Published: 24 August, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A MAJOR landlord who the council used in a photoshoot to parade a new empty homes project says he is close to quitting after the deal turned sour over cleaning bills running into thousands of pound

    Distance runner Lou Myers takes cancer in his stride

    Lou Myers

    Lou Myers goes to Armoury gym every day

    Published: 24 August, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    VARIETY has been the spice of life for Lou Myers who joined the army aged 14 and went on to become an actor, dancer, butler and merchant seaman.

    Objectors to new Heath flood defences call for planning process to be re-run over dam companies' link

    Work has already begun on new flood defences at the Hampstead Heath ponds but protesters say the Vale Of Health could still be spared

    Published: 22 August, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE controversial £23 million dams project on Hampstead Heath should be halted immediately because a crucial report that led to planning permission being granted by the Town Hall was flawed,

    Streets for sale: Secret marketing deal between Town Hall and major e-cigarettes firm collapses

    Streets for sale: Secret marketing deal between Town Hall and e-cigarettes firm

    Camden Council was set to be paid thousands of pounds to allow E-Lites to run a promo in Holborn

    Published: 22 August, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    TOWN Hall bosses have held secret discussions with an e-cigarette company with a view to collecting £15,000 in return for allowing a week-long promotional stunt to be staged on public pavemen

    Boy, 15, arrested for dealing crack cocaine

    The teenager was arrested in Hampstead Road 

    Published: 21 August, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of dealing crack cocaine after he gave officers the slip while being chased through the Regent's Park Estate. 

    ‘Forgotten war’ is remembered

    Veterans gathered at Regent’s Park Barracks after the memorial event for a recep

    Veterans gathered at Regent’s Park Barracks after the memorial event for a reception 

    Published: 20 August, 2015
    by JANE CLINTON

     

    Charity shop in old Marine Ices restaurant robbed twice in a fortnight

    The charity shop in Chalk Farm

    Published: 20 August, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    A CHARITY shop which has taken over the original Marine Ices restaurant in Chalk Farm has been robbed this week for the second time in a fortnight.

    Anger as Town Hall approves overhaul of £20 million Hampstead home dubbed 'another rich boy's mansion'

    Anger as Town Hall approves overhaul of £20 million Hampstead home dubbed 'anoth

    How the property in Frognal mansion would look after the work

    Published: 20 August, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    EVERYTHING But The Girl musicians Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn have warned of “anti-social” plans to rebuild a £20million mansion in Hampstead, as neighbours openly questioned why pr

    Results day joy for GCSE students across Camden

    Girls at Parliament Hill School with their GCSE results 

    Published: 20 August, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA, MIRANDA LARBI and WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THOUSANDS of teenagers across Camden nervously opened their brown envelopes today to discover how they had done in their GCSEs. 

    Church does deal with mobile giants over mast on roof... but vicar warns: Don't get addicted to your smartphone

    Guy Pope at St Mary's Brookfield which is set to get an EE mast

    Published: 20 August, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    A CHURCH has struck with a deal with a mobile phone company to bring in extra cash in return for allowing a mast to be put on the roof of its Grade II*-listed building.

    Don't be jealous, says student half way to funding masters degree by simply asking for money from internet users

    Freegan crowd funder Keziah Conroy

    Freegan crowd funder Keziah Conroy

    Published: 18 August, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    A STUDENT is half way to funding her masters degree fees by simply asking for people to give her the money on the internet.

    Challenging play about sex work moves stage from theatre to women's centre

    Sarah Xanthe and Jenny Kondol 

    Published: 19 August, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A CHALLENGING play which includes an actress playing a prostitute being tied up as part of a sex game in front of an intimate audience is to be put on at a women’s centre in Kentish Town, wri

    WATCH: Highgate School students pay special fist-bump tribute to tragic classmate Josh Dorgu in 'leavers video'

    The tribute fist bumps

    Published: August, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    SIXTH-FORMERS have filmed a touching “fist bump” tribute to a student who died after collapsing in class earlier this year, writes Tom Foot.

    Elderly tenant says he will find a church doorway to sleep in after he is evicted for £9000 rent arrears

    Geoffrey and Carol Tracey. ‘We are absolutely screwed,’ said Mr Tracey

    Geoffrey and Carol Tracey. ‘We are absolutely screwed,’ said Mr Tracey

    Published: 19 August, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A MAN with serious health problems says he will look for a church door to sleep in tonight (Thursday) after his family is evicted this morning.

    Activists picket social housing landlords over boss's 'private' homes comments

    The protest in Camden Town on Monday

    Published: 19 August, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    HOUSING activists demonstrated outside the headquarters of social housing landlords Genesis after its top boss said he wanted to focus on building properties for private market sale in the future.<

    Police raid squat in former Labour Party offices

    Police raid squat in former Labour Party offices

    Police at the former Labour Party offices in Camden Town on Monday night

    Published: 19 August, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    POLICE raided the Labour Party's former headquarters in Camden Town and arrested three people for squatting offences. 

    Night of music in Camden Town supports fight to end mental health stigma

    The flyer logo for Take Five, which is organised by band manager Andy Koufou and takes place at The Monarch in Camden Town tonight

    Published: 19 August, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A BAND manager who spent two years battling anxiety has organised a charity music event in Camden Town tonight to get people talking more openly about mental health issues.

    New warning signs for swimmers after teenager drowns in Hampstead Heath ponds

    Moses Grunfeld

    Moses Grunfeld had a "basic" swimming ability 

    Published: 18 August, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    HAMPSTEAD Heath bosses are to introduce additional signs warning people not to enter the bathing ponds after hours, following the drowning of a teenager.

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