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31st March 2015

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    Highgate Private Hospital hosts its first ever Women's Health Day

    Dr Sanchita Sen gives a talk at the hospital in View Road 

    Published: 31 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THE first ever Women's Health Day was held at Highgate Private Hospital last week, as visitors were given plenty of advice on how to improve their own wellbeing.

    WATCH: Free flying trapeze classes to take off in Hampstead

    A still from the InFlight YouTube video clip provides a glimpse of what is on offer in the circus classes

    Published: 31 March, 2015
    By HANNAH LOUISE GRUGEL 

    A NEW kind of keep-fit class is swinging into Hampstead that will having people flying from the rooftops.

    New job hub launched in Somers Town

    From left; Peter Baines, Sahil Khan from Origin Housing, Nigel Spencer from the British Library, Hannah Camm from The Francis Crick Institute, Chief Executive of Somers Town Community Association Sarah Elie, Head of Communities at Regent High Richard Harrison, Director of New Horizon Shelagh O'Connor and Afe Komolafe

    Published: 31 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A NEW job hub was launched today in Somers Town, which will bring together dozens of different services and organisations. 

    Children's music club in battle to stay at Finchley Road venue

    Kids and parents supporting the campaign for Mini Mozart to stay at the o2 centre

    Published: 30 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A TURF war has broken out between two rival children's activity centres in West Hampstead.

    Camden street style #39: 'There's no point following fashion, wear what you want to'

    Camden street style #39: 'There's no point following fashion, wear what you want
    Published: 23 March, 2015
     
    In our weekly online column, ALINA POLIANSKAYA looks at who's wearing what in Camden Town
     

    Nineteen-year-old drag queen James Gribbin works in underground clubs all over London, which he say is “rubbish money but good fun”.

    Inside Labour's campaign launch: Dobson and Starmer urge activists to fight other constituencies

    Inside Labour's campaign launch: Dobson and Starmer urge activists to fight othe

    The Labour baton is passed: Sir Keir Starmer launches his 'short' campaign on Frank Dobson's final official night as an MP

    Published: 30 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LABOUR supporters in Camden were last night (Sunday) urged to leave the general election battlefield in the south of the borough to help unseat Tories and Liberal Democrats in neighbouring boroughs

    John 'Hoppy' Hopkins - the man who defined an era

    John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins  photo: malcolm dickson

    John 'Hoppy' Hopkins at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2009 [Photo: Malcolm Dickson]

    Published: 26 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    JOHN “Hoppy” Hopkins was a familiar face of 1960s counterculture, capturing many of the images that defined the era through his camera lens.

    Readers fear Camden is poised to hive control of more libraries to volunteers

    Cllr Abdul Hai has a decision to make about Highgate Library

    Published: 30 March, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    READERS fear more libraries will be handed over to volunteers to run as new cash cuts loom. 

    Community worker needed plastic surgery after Camden Town dog attack

    Police arrested a 21-year-old man

    Published: 30 March, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE victim of a vicious dog attack which left her needing plastic surgery  has told the Town Hall it must introduce new dog control measures as soon as possible.

    Blanket protection for pubs included in neighbourhood plan for Kentish Town

    Protection for pubs included in neigbourhood plan for Kentish Town

    Members of the Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum steering committee: Caroline Hill, John Nicholson, Hilary Barnes, Wendy Munro, Neerja Vasishta and Celia Goreham

    Published: 30 March, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    KEY priorities for the future of Kentish Town have been unveiled in a new area plan by a neighbourhood forum.

    Legal challenge over £50 million out-of-hours health contract

    Richard Stein is part of the team working on the appeal

    Published: 30 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    CAMPAIGNERS who are fighting NHS privatisation have launched a legal challenge against the doctors’ group running the health service in north London.

    Appeal to restore historic folk music headquarters in Primrose Hill

    English Folk Dance and Song Society chief executive Katy Spicer in front of Ivon Hitchins’ mural at Cecil Sharp House

    Published: 30 March, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A BID to raise £200,000 to restore the main hall at the Primrose Hill home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society has been launched.

    Ethical fashion set to be paraded on Jazz Café catwalk

    Lucas Barrow-Townsend set up Continent Clothing, working with African print makers and tailors

    Published: 30 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A FASHION event that puts ethics right at the heart of the catwalk is coming to Camden Town. 

    London Zoo lemurs move into new barrier-free bachelor pad

    A pair of ring-tailed lemurs explore their new home [Photos:ZSL]

    Published: 30 March, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A TROUPE of bright eyed and stripy-tailed lemurs have moved into their brand new London Zoo bachelor pad. 

    Frank Dobson attacks tax loopholes in final House of Commons speech

    Frank Dobson's time at the House of Commons has come to an end

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    FRANK Dobson used his final speech in Parliament this week to criticise the method used by governments to calculate tax levels. 

    Tory candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn says Conservatives got it wrong on bedroom tax

    Tory candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn says Conservatives got it wrong on bedro

    Simon Marcus says he disagrees with 'several' government policies

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE Conservative candidate looking to unseat Labour in Hampstead and Kilburn has said he disagrees with his party on “several” issues, warning that it got it wrong over the controversia

    West Hampstead teenagers shave their heads in solidarity with friend diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    Luke Bell, Luke Constantinou, Henry Thompson, Joel Bateson, Joe Lisamore and Eric Gashi before, above left, and after the shaved-head challenge

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A GROUP of teenagers have shaved their heads in solidarity with a friend recently diagnosed with cancer.

    Former top government chief Sir Tim Lankester brands HS2 a 'misuse of public money'

    HS2 is set to lead to years of demolition and disruption in Camden

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A FORMER top government chief who exposed one of this country’s biggest ever funding scandals has warned that HS2 will be another “misuse of public funds”.

    Beauty salon changes its name from 'Isis' to 'Sis'

    The beauty salon has changed its name

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    FOR hundreds of years, the Egyptian goddess Isis has been worshipped the world over as a vision of female perfection.

    Town Hall staff member leaves with £85,000 pay-off - but council won't say who and why

    Backbench councillor Douglas Beattie, left, asked staff whether politicians had been involved in any settlement cases, while Theo Blackwell said privacy of individual staff should be respected

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A MYSTERY member of council staff was paid off from their job with more than £85,000 of public cash, it has been revealed.

    Third Ebola patient cured at Royal Free Hospital

    Corporal Anna Cross spent two weeks in isolation at the hospital in Pond Street

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT 

    AN army corporal who became the first person in the world to be cured from Ebola with a new experimental drug got through her ordeal watching David Attenborough documentaries.

    Man found hanged on Hampstead Heath

    Viaduct Pond death hanged

    The body of a man was found hanged at the Viaduct Pond. Picture: Laura Nolte/Flickr

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM MCLENNAN

    THE body of a man, believed to be in his mid-30s, was found hanged in Hampstead Heath this morning.

    WATCH: Film showcase hosted by Fitzrovia Youth in Action

    Hiva and Joao hosting the Fitzrovia Youth in Action event at the Camden Centre [Photo: Leo Garbutt]

    Published: 27 March, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    YOUNG people gathered in Camden to celebrate their achievements in the past year and screen a series of films which showed how they have made a difference in their community. 

    Robbers with kitchen knives attempt to raid Bloomsbury Post Office

    The Flying Squad have launched an investigation

    Published: 27 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    ARMED robbers tried to raid a Bloomsbury Post office last week, but left empty-handed after staff triggered the alarm. 

    Quinn’s pub is told it can keep late hours

    Quinn’s pub

    Quinn’s, in Kentish Town Road, has been given the go-ahead to stay open until 2.30am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    Women in West Hampstead celebrate achievements as all complete course

    Camden Mayor Lazzaro congratulates the ladies at the Sidings Community Centre

    Published: 26 March, 2015
    By MATTIE LACEY-DAVIDSON

    People in West Hampstead, including many young mothers, were celebrating this week after completing a course that will help them get back in to work. 

    Century-old fire station axed by Mayor Boris all set to be sold

    Belsize Fire Station

    Belsize Fire Station, in Lancaster Grove, closed in February last year

    Published: 26 March, 2015

    Blustons bidder wants to keep iconic Kentish Town clothes shop just as it is

    Gavin Juniper, and the popular Blustons shop front

    Published: 25 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    INVESTORS are looking to secure the 84-year history of Blustons – the iconic ladies’ clothing store in Kentish Town – for generations to come with a bid to buy the shop and keep r

    Sold for charity: Drum kit of blues explosion musician killed by tiger

    Sold for charity: Drum kit of blues explosion musician killed by tiger

    Dave Hunt, and his drum-kit

    Published: 25 March, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A DRUM kit which was used by a musician who met an untimely end when he was mauled by a tiger has been sold for charity by Camden Town’s dedicated rock and roll music shop.

    Ferret found wandering around West Hampstead: is it yours?

    Ferret found wandering around West Hampstead: is it yours?

    The ferret with Kerry Simpson and her pet dog, Rogue

    Published: 25 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A LUCKY ferret found its perfect match after stumbling across animal expert Kerry Simpson in West Hampstead on Monday.

    Camden's housing chief Julian Fulbrook to step down from council cabinet

    Julian Fulbrook has been Camden's housing supremo since 2010

    Published: 25 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN'S housing chief is to step down from his cabinet position.

    'Pearl and garnet necklace' scammers target Camden residents

    Euston resident Tony Pearce received the scam card through his letterbox

    Published: 25 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    PEOPLE in Camden are urged to be aware of a scam which suggests that they have won a “pearl and garnet necklace,” before tricking them into giving out their bank details.

    Camden Town youngsters take on Hamlet in school-wide Shakespeare extravaganza

    Children at Holy Trinity and St Silas as the characters of Hamlet

    Published: 25 March, 2015 
    By MATTIE LACEY-DAVIDSON

    To be or not to be?

    'Parli Girls Can': Olympic medallist tells schoolgirls not to be afraid to try new things

    Parliament Hill students enjoy a lesson with Olympic rower Catherine Bishop

    Published: 25 March, 2015
    By MATTIE LACEY DAVIDSON 

    BRITISH rower and Olympic silver medallist Catherine Bishop visited Parliament Hill School on Friday as part of the Sky Sports for Living Programme.&n

    Kentish Town pub burgled in spate of boozer break-ins

    Tapping the Admiral was broken into by burglars over the weekend 

    Published: 24 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A KENTISH Town pub, which was voted the North London Pub of the Year, was burgled in the early hours of Monday morning.

    Justine Miliband delivers pep talk - and stuffs some envelopes - for Labour election volunteers in Kilburn

    Justine Miliband joins Tulip Siddiq in Kilburn

    Published: 24 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    JUSTINE Miliband, the Labour Party leader's wife, gave a pep talk to election campaigners in Kilburn this morning (Tuesday), insisting that the party were headed for victory at the ballot box i

    Police close Camden High Street as moped rider crashes following suspected robbery attempt on pawnbrokers

    A cinder block lies in the window of Mybond Pawnbrokers, as police cordon off the area

    Published: 24 March, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    DOZENS of specialist police officers descended upon Camden Town this morning as they intervened in a suspected robbery attempt on a pawnbrokers. 

    The Winch to launch second hand bike shop at 100 Avenue Road

    Chief executive of the Swiss Cottage community centre, Paul Perkins, said the project will offer more job opportunities to young people

    Published: 24 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A Swiss Cottage community centre are launching a bike repair shop this week at the 100 Avenue Road, which has stood empty since developers took it over last year. 

    Camden street style #38: Blue tights, green jackets

    Published: 23 March, 2015

    In our weekly online column, ALINA POLIANSKAYA looks at who's wearing what in Camden Town

     

    LSE Law student Pascalle Palmer has put together old and new to create her, modern, laid-back look.

    WATCH: Demonstrators march through Hampstead in protest at luxury flats development

    WATCH: Demonstrators march through Hampstead in protest at luxury flats developm

    Jessica Learmond-Criqui rallies the demonstrators in New End

    Published: 23 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    WITH guitars, bells and whistles - and good old-fashioned chanting - protesters made their feelings clear as they marched through Hampstead on Saturday in protest at a planning inspector's deci

    Eric Pickles says Utopia Village offices can be turned into luxury flats

    Mary Portas joined a chorus of opposition to the plan

    Mary Portas joined a chorus of opposition to the plan

    Published: 23 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    ERIC Pickles has overruled Camden Council and said that developers can go ahead with controversial plans to convert workshops in Primrose Hill into a block of luxury flats. 

    Camden School for Girls reveals savings plans: No more free music lessons and a cut back on school trips

    Camden School for Girls

    Camden School for Girls

    Published: 20 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    FREE music lessons and some “under-subscribed” A-level courses will be scrapped at one of Camden’s most popular schools because of government cuts, the headteacher has warned.

    'I've smoked it for 15 years': Meet the candid cannabis candidate standing in Holborn and St Pancras

    Shane O'Donnell is standing for CISTA (Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol)

    Shane O'Donnell is standing for CISTA (Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol)

    Published: 20 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A CONSERVATIVE activist cancelled his membership so he could stand for Parliament for a party aiming to get cannabis legalised.

    Full moon, half moon...grey skies more like, as hundreds head to Primrose Hill for solar eclipse

    Smog and cloud cover blocked the skies Picture: Joanna Reeves/iLovePrimroseHill.com 

    Published: 20 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    HUNDREDS of who people streamed to the top of Primrose Hill to view the solar eclipse this morning were left disappointed by poor visibility and London smog.

    Speak Street 'language café' finds new home in Camden

    Jo Bevan, centre, with volunteers and language learners at a recent English session at Ay Caramba [Photo: David Rowe]

    Published: 20 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A “LANGUAGE café” has found a new home in Camden, as it carries on its mission to bring people together to improve and share their linguistic skills. 

    It's schtum at the top: Directors in dinner ladies pay row turn down interview requests

    The CNJ hand-delivers an invitation to Alastair Storey (top right), ahead of his company's talks with council leader Sarah Hayward

    Published: 19 March, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by WILLIAM McLENNAN

    BOSSES at a multi-million-pound catering firm under fire for  refusing to pay a living wage to Camden’s school dinner ladies met Town Hall chiefs last night (Wed­nesday) in an attemp

    Drones banned on Primrose Hill but allowed on Hampstead Heath

    Drones banned on Primrose Hill but not on Hampstead Heath

    Published: 19 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    DRONE cameras, which allow users to take stunning pictures from the air, have been banned on Primrose Hill - but not Hampstead Heath.

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond suggests 'punishing' mansion tax will force Londoners to live in Yorkshire

    Philip Hammond on a 'meat' and greet in West Hampstead

    Philip Hammond on a 'meat' and greet in West Hampstead

    Published: 19 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    FOREIGN Secretary Philip Hammond joined the election trail in West Hampstead, warning voters that Labour’s plan for a mansion tax would drive people away as far as Yorkshire.

    Call for cap on school run 'cuckoos' in Hampstead as primary looks to expand

    Ward councillor Andrew Mennear opposes the expansion of St Anthony's

    Published: 19 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    COUNCIL bosses have been urged to cap the number of pupils using Hampstead’s enclave of private schools

    Lord Fink warns plan to turn council offices into luxury hotel will be blot on King's Cross

    How the hotel could look

    Published: 19 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LORD Fink – the former Conservative Party treasurer – has warned that new proposals to turn ex-council offices into a boutique hotel will create a “blot” on King’s Cro

    It's been 17 years, but Menswear are coming back to Camden Town

    Menswear return to Camden Town in May

    Published: 19 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THEY found a home in Camden Town’s Britpop scene of the 1990s but then disappeared from view  for more than 15 years.

    Egg-citing times ahead with The Railway Children in King's Cross

    The cast of The Railway Children will be handing out clues on the quest for Easter eggs

    Published: 18 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THERE is an Easter treat in store for those going to see The Railway Children in King's Cross next month, as ticket-holders are invited to join in an egg hunt with the cast of the show. 

    Police hunt for men in connection with Primrose Hill burglary

    CCTV stills of the three suspects that police would like to speak to 

    Published: 18 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    POLICE are looking to speak to three people in connection with a burglary in Primrose Hill, in which two computers were stolen from a flat. 

    Music and 'Food For All' at charity gig in Stables Market

    Tayo Irvine Hendrix, the daughter of Jimi Hendrix, sings on stage at Gilgamesh restaurant with members of Tayouth [All photos: Concert Photography]

    Published: 18 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    PAUL McCartney's son and Jimi Hendrix's daughter were among the revellers in Camden Town, as the they came out to support a charity gig to feed the hungry. 

    In pictures: St Patrick's Day celebrations in full swing at London Irish Centre

    Pat Nugent and Mustang get the crowd on their feet

    Published: 17 March, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THE fun was in full swing at Camden's Irish hub today, as St Patrick's Day celebrations got underway. 

    Police hunt for man over sexual assault on a bus in Camden

    CCTV footage of the suspect aboard the 134 bus

    CCTV footage of the suspect aboard the 134 bus 

    Published: 16 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    POLICE are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman on the 134 bus in Camden.

    How Kentish Town underground station could look after Wahaca makeover

    The designs have been placed on public view at the Town Hall

    Published: 16 March, 2015
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    THE Mexican restaurant firm moving into Kentish Town Underground Station is set to honour the building's past with a reference to the t-shirt factory which once operated there.

    Exclusive: Legendary Kentish Town clothes shop Blustons to close

    Blustons will shut next month after a closing down sale

    Published: 16 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A clothing store that has become a cultural landmark in Kentish Town since it first began selling women's coats and dresses more than 80 years ago is to close next month.

    Students get set to face the music as Haverstock School does X Factor

    Haverstock School are searching for their best singers [Photo: R Sones]

    Published: 16 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    STUDENTS are getting ready to sing their hearts out at Haverstock School as they take to the stage to host their very own X Factor style contest.

    Paint your plate at pop up 'colouring cafe' in Camden Town

    'Diners' can choose from plenty of dishes to brighten up with glitter and paint 

    Published: 16 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    WITH red paint ketchup and salt and pepper glitter, a pop up 'colouring café' is coming to Camden Market.

    Red Nose Day: Kids in Camden make their faces "funny for money"

    Katie, Matilda and Lola from Beckford Primary School dress up to raise money

    Published: 13 March, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    FUNNY faces were pulled, games were played, and money was raised, as schools around the borough celebrated Red Nose Day.

    New End campaigners deliver petition to Eric Pickles' office

    Gathered outside the Home Office, children, parents and teachers continue their protest

    Published: 13 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    CAMPAIGNERS against plans for a controversial new development in Hampstead visited the Home Office today to hand in their petition to Eric Pickles. 

    Police foil 'network' of pickpockets who targeted mosh-pits at Enter Shikari gigs

    Enter Shikari in action Pic: Davidenter

    Published: 13 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE and club staff teamed up to block a gang of mobile phone thieves who were believed to be following a hit metal band across the country to target their teenage fans, the New Journal can revea

    Tapping the Admiral wins North London Pub of the Year award

    The pub in Castle Road prides itself on its "good beer" and "friendly atmosphere"

    Published: 12 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A Kentish Town boozer has been crowned the North London Pub of the Year.

    Revealed: How Camden's dinner ladies are waiting for a living wage from company with champagne portfolio

    Camden's dinner ladies protest make plea for a living wage, telling how they can hardly afford to feed their own families

    Published: 12 March, 2015
    INVESTIGATION by WILLIAM McLENNAN

    ON one side of Euston Road, Camden’s “poverty pay” school dinner ladies bashed pots and pans and told councillors they had nothing left to feed their families with but jacket pota

    Prime Minister pledges 500 new free schools - but government spikes parents' plan for new secondary in Holborn

    David Cameron revealed plans for a new wave of free schools on Tuesday, but his government has said no to the ten year campaign to open The Holborn School 

    Published: 12 March, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    PRIME Minister David Cameron promised to open 500 new free schools across the country on the same day that his government dashed the hopes of parents campaigning for a new secondary in Holborn.

    Who would be so cruel? Thieves steal tribute plaque from Hampstead Heath memorial bench

    Who would be so cruel? Thieves steal tribute plaque from Hampstead Heath memoria
    Jilli Royan appeals for help as she shows where the brass plaque was taken from 

    Published: 12 March, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    THIEVES have ripped a plaque from a memorial bench on Hampstead Heath – and now the family of the man whose life it commemorates are pleading for its return.

    Boris Johnson insists New Year's fireworks charge was not to blame for Primrose Hill mess

    Primrose Hill on January 1: the morning after the night before 

    Published: 12 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    BORIS Johnson has rejected claims that his decision to start charging revellers to watch the traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display over the Thames led to thousands descending on Primro

    Pupils claim ban on ripped jeans stems from Ofsted attack on school's scruffy teachers

    Holly Heartfield ripped jeans

    Holly Heartfield thought of the pupil campaign to change the dress code at Acland Burghley after being sent to the school's 'reflection room' in ripped jeans

    Published: 12 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    PUPILS at a Camden secondary school claim a ban on them wearing ripped-at-the-knee jeans in the classroom is part of a backlash over their own teachers being branded scruffy by Ofsted inspectors.

    Highgate Cemetery set for first new mausoleum in 100 years

    Highgate Cemetery set for first new mausoleum in 100 years

    How the new mausoleum may look

    Published: 12 March, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE grieving wife of a recently departed businessman wants to build a £2 million new mausoleum at Highgate Cemetery to provide a permanent resting place for her husband.

    From Thai jail to booming business: Young entrepreneur thanks The Winch for helping to turn his life around

    Amaru Fleary was held in prison for four weeks

    Amaru Fleary was held in prison for four weeks

    Published: 12 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A BUDDING entrepreneur who was locked up in Thailand for using counterfeit money says his life has been turned around with the help of a Swiss Cottage community centre.

    Computer cock-up dishes out incorrect parking penalties

    Sally Gimson admitted the council had 'messed up'

    Published: 12 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    THE Town Hall’s parking chief has apologised after a computer cock-up led to drivers in Gospel Oak being wrongly punished with parking fines, writes Tom Foot.

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