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6th May 2015

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    Labour candidate Sir Keir Starmer repeats opposition to HS2 but won't guarantee 'no' vote in House of Commons

    Labour candidate Sir Keir Starmer outlines position on HS2, declines to guarante

    Keir Starmer has been pushed to clarify his position on HS2

    Published: 5 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SIR Keir Starmer - Labour’s candidate in Holborn and St Pancras at Thursday’s general election - has repeated his opposition to HS2 rail p

    Police appeal for witnesses after 'unexplained' death of man found collapsed in Camden Town

    Mahad Abdi Abshir was found in Castlehaven Road

    Detectives are investigating the death of Mahad Abdi Abshir 

    Published: 5 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE are investigating the death of a 28-year-old man found collapsed in Camden Town on Saturday morning.

    In Kilburn, Steve Coogan says Russell Brand's support for Labour is more important than an endorsement from The Sun

    Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan urges Labour vote with campaign visit to Kilbur

    Labour candidate Tulip Siddiq has a 'selfie' with Tom Watson, Steve Coogan and her husband Chris Percy

    Published: 5 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    COMIC actor Steve Coogan stood on a step ladder outside Kilburn tube station and rallied Labour's election team through a megaphone this afternoon (Tuesday).

    Police investigated after teenager crashes moped while being chased by officers

    Camden police

    The police watchdog have launched an investigation into the crash

    Published: 5 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE officers are being investigated after two teenagers were hospitalised when their moped crashed as they were chased by a patrol car in Mornington Crescent. 

    The Asbos are running out: Police fear drug dealers will return as historic banning orders expire

    A long-serving officer was candid about police worries

    Published: 2 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    CRACK cocaine dealers could be about to pour back into Camden as court-issued ­banning orders run out and cuts to neighbourhood policing budgets hit home, a long-serving officer has claimed.&nb

    UKIP candidate circulates incendiary election 'address' comparing growth of Islam in UK to carbon monoxide poisoning

    UKIP candidate circulates incendiary election 'address' comparing growth of Isla

    Magnus Nielsen is standing for parliament in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency

    Published: 2 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    NIGEL Farage and UKIP face difficult questions this weekend after the party’s candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn published ‘an address to voters’ in which he claimed the country w

    Ed Balls insists Labour will not shred homes levy plan as he visits constituency at heart of mansion tax row

    Ed Balls insists Labour will not shred homes levy plan as he visits constituency

    Ed Balls dancing at the Kingsgate Community Centre with Tulip Siddiq

    Published: 2 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LABOUR’S shadow chancellor Ed Balls refused to budge an inch on his party’s mansion tax policy yesterday (Friday), as he visited one of the constituencies with the largest numbers home

    WATCH: Ed Balls gets told off for 'showing off' during visit to line-dancing club

    Published: 1 May, 2015

    Ed Balls was told off for showing off on the dancefloor this afternoon (Friday) when he appeared to do the twist during a line-dancing session.

    Man convicted after unprovoked bottle attack on female cyclist in Parkway

    The 22-year-old man pleaded to the attack 

    Published: 1 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been convicted after he attacked a female cyclist with a bottle in Parkway. 

    Boris Johnson tours Hampstead with mansion tax warning

    Boris Johnson and Simon Marcus peruse the sturgeon and salmon at a fishmongers in Hampstead

    Published: 1 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson told the New Journal today (Friday) that how Labour's mansion tax plans might impinge on him personally was "irrelevant" to his opposition to the proposed c

    Dirty tricks in bowls club row? Actress Fay Ripley says her posters against development were torn down

    Fay Ripley with opponents to the development planned for the Mansfield Bowling Club, and one of the slashed posters

    Published: 30 April, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    CAMPAIGNERS fighting to halt a housing estate being built on land used for more than 100 years for sports claim they have been victims of a dirty tricks campaign – as a deadline nears for obj

    Car crashes in Kentish Town after 'being chased by hammer-wielding men on mopeds'

    Car crashes in Kentish Town after 'being chased by hammer-wielding men on mopeds

    The aftermath of the crash

    Published: 30 April, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A DRIVER reportedly being chased by hammer-wielding men on mopeds crashed into a barrier in Kentish Town and abandoned his car in the middle of the night. 

    Revealed: The face of Lenin’s true love, discovered by King’s Cross historian

    The photograph of Apollinariya Yakubova

    Above: The photograph of Apollinariya Yakubova discovered by Dr Robert Henderson. Below: Lenin in 1920 and his wife Nadezhda Krupskaya

     Lenin in 1920 and his wife Nadezhda Krupskaya

    Published: 30 April, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by TOM FOOT

    Residents complain of film crew disruption: 'Why weren't we asked whether we wanted The Apprentice house in our street?'

    Residents complain of film crew disruption: 'Why weren't we asked whether we wan

    John Street in Holborn, which residents say is the location for the so-called candidates house

    Published: 30 April, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA and RICHARD OSLEY

    RESIDENTS want camera crews fired from their picturesque corner of Holborn after a production company believed to be filming new episodes of The Apprentice began an eight-week shooting sch

    Where did you come from? Partridge waddles into dry cleaners and refuses to leave

    Where did you come from? Partridge waddles into dry-cleaners and refuses to leav

    Hassan Volkan with the mystery partridge

    Published: 30 April, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    IT'S a bit late for Christmas, but somebody, somewhere has sent a dry cleaner in Tufnell Park his very own partridge (minus the pear tree).

    Conservatives call in police over swastika marks on candidate placards

    The defaced poster

    Published: 30 April, 2015

    THE Conservatives will today (Thursday) call in police over posters defaced in the Hampstead and Kilburn area after a placard of Simon Marcus was marked with a Hitler moustache and a swastika.

    Primrose Hill hustings: Voters feel powerless over general election choice in Holborn and St Pancras 'safe seat'

    Green Party leader Natalie Bennet

    Published: 30 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    VOTERS last night (Wednesday) told candidates in the south of Camden that they feel powerless to have a say in next week’s general election because of the “safe seat” nature of th

    Support for sex attack victim who wrote open letter to teenager who assaulted her

    Ione Wells

    Published: 30 April, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A STUDENT who was subjected to a violent sexual assault in Primrose Hill has been flooded with support after she waived her right to anonymity and wrote an open letter to her attacker. 

    Dead duck? Protests as Mallard is axed from rail engineer's statue

    How the statue was going to look - before the duck was removed from the plans

    Published: 30 April, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    IT was meant to be a straightforward tribute to railway pioneer Sir Nigel Gresley, with a cute addition to mark his well-known love of wildfowl.

    Musician loses vintage trumpet in knifepoint robbery on Hampstead Heath

    Stolen trumpet

    The stolen Martin Committee Model trumpet. ‘Hopefully, someone might spot it in a music or pawn shop,’ said a friend

    Published: 30 April. 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    MUSIC lovers have been urged to be on the lookout for a vintage trumpet stolen from its owner at knifepoint on Hampstead Heath.

    Highgate School head blames school run traffic on house prices forcing families to live further away

    Highgate School head blames school run traffic on house prices forcing families

    Adam Pettitt (left) with members of the Highgate Society

    Published: 30 April, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE head of Highgate School has said traffic congestion in the mornings is caused by families driving their children to the fee-paying private school because they are unable to afford house prices

    UK rescue efforts 'a disgrace', says father of trekker stranded in Nepal

    UK rescue efforts 'a disgrace' says father of trekker stranded in Nepal

    Jonathan Blott with his girlfriend. Picture: John Blott

    Published: 30 April, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE father of a man stranded in a mountainous region of Nepal has criticised the “disgraceful” Foreign Office for not doing more to rescue his son from the country devastated by earthqu

    Refugee project which helped hundreds of asylum seekers celebrates 10th anniversary

    Ruth Appleton speaks at the Santé 10th anniversary celebrations

    Published: 29 April, 2015
    By EMILY HODGKIN 

    A POLITICAL refugee who was helped by a mental health project after discovering his family had died from ebola performed a song at the organisation's 10th anniversary celebration. 

    Police call for witnesses after man stabbed in busy Kilburn street

    Police are confident that someone must have seen the attack in Kilburn High Road 

    Published: 29 April, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    DETECTIVES in Camden appeal for witnesses after a man was stabbed in the middle of a busy street in Kilburn. 

    New immersive spider house to open at London Zoo

    Zookeepers hope In with the Spiders will change people's views on arachnoids, such as this Red Kneed Spider [Photo: ZSL]

    Published: 28 April, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    FOR some, the thought of walking through an enclosure filled with spiders is their idea of a nightmare, but these are the views that London Zoo are hoping to change with their new, immersive exhibi

    Leading Tory says party has not used billboards in Hampstead and Kilburn election fight because tactic is reserved for marginals

    The Conservatives used localised billboard promotions in Hampstead and Kilburn in 2010 - but have not used the same tactic this time

    Published: 27 April, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    JUSTICE secretary Chris Grayling tonight (Monday) responded to concerns from Conservative voters that the party was not campaigning hard enough in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency ahead of th

    Exclusive: Developers plan to turn swamped vaults under Camden Lock into underground exhibition village

    The underground tunnels near Camden Lock would need to be pumped clear of water

    Published: 27 April, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by DAN CARRIER

    A VAST new underground development bringing hidden vaults in the heart of Camden Town back to life is on the drawing board.

    Partner of West Hampstead barmaid admits stabbing her to death

    Natalia Czekaj

    Natalia Czekaj was found dead at her home

    Published: 27 April, 2015 
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE boyfriend of a West Hampstead barmaid has admitted stabbing his partner to death at her home. 

    Police call for witnesses after man's jaw is broken in Camden market assault

    CCTV images of the two men police want to speak to 

    Published: 27 April, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Camden Market which left the victim with a broken jaw.

    WATCH: Partner of doctor who died days after coming out to his family explains 8-day 'walk to find acceptance'

    Matthew Ogston gets some support from local councillor Flick Rea

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By STEVE BARNETT and RICHARD OSLEY

    THE partner of a doctor who killed himself after his family suggested he find a cure for his homosexuality has begun a walk from London to Birmingham in a bid to raise awareness about religious pre

    Patty battle in Camden Town: Fatburger moves in right next door to Byron burger

    CAMDEN Town is set for burger wars after a legendary US chain moved in next door

    The two burger restaurants next door to each other in Camden Town

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By EMILY HODGKIN

    CAMDEN Town is set for burger wars after a legendary US chain moved in next door to one of its biggest rivals.

    Writer pens play to draw attention to Huntington's Disease after sudden family diagnosis

    Writer pens play to draw attention to Huntington's Disease after sudden family d

    Charles Shetcliffe (centre) in his play, From The Cradle To The Bin

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A PLAYWRIGHT who discovered he will inherit Huntington’s Disease (HD) from his father is bringing a dark comedy about his experience to the stage.

    Probe into beds shortage for mental health patients after ‘cluster’ of deaths

    Camden and Islington Foundation Trust chief executive Wendy Wallace

    Camden and Islington Foundation Trust chief executive Wendy Wallace has written to the Department for Health asking for help with mental health services

    'Town planners are not always experts on what goes on underground', top structural engineer warns

    'Town planners are not always experts on what goes on underground', basements ex

    Michael Eldred

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A CIVIL, structural and geotechnical engineer with a lifetime’s experience of solving complicated building issues gave a talk about the problem of digging basements in Hampstead.

    Camden New Journal named among six best local newspapers in the UK on Regional Press Awards shortlist

    Published: 24 April, 2015

    THE Camden New Journal has been named among the six best high-circulation local newspapers in the UK after being shortlisted for a gong at the annual awards for regional press.

    Green Party pledge to vote against HS2 as candidates launch localised 'Camden Manifesto'

    Green Party pledge to vote against HS2 as candidates launch localised 'Camden Ma

    Parliamentary candidates Natalie Bennett and Rebecca Johnson flanked by Green Party supporters

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE Green Party has taken the unusual step of launching a separate manifesto just for Camden ahead of the General Election.

    It's the thought that counts: Priest tells congregation to stop giving money and vouchers as presents

    Rev Mark Wakefield dressed as the ultimate gift-giver, Father Christmas, last year

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A PRIMROSE Hill priest has told parishioners that it is wrong to give cash and vouchers as gifts and that people should be willing to take more of a risk when buying presents for friends and loved

    Grief-stricken family of boy who drowned in Heath ponds tell of battle to stop autopsy 'desecration'

    Moses Grunfield

    Moses Grunfield died last week after going swimming in Hampstead Heath's ponds

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE grieving family of a teenager who drowned in a Hampstead Heath pond have been forced to take legal action against Camden’s coroner to stop an invasive autopsy, which would have gone again

    Grotbusters clear rubbish to transform disused space in Kilburn into a community park

    Grotbusters clear rubbish to transform disused space in Kilburn into a community

    Volunteers get knee deep in muck in Netherwood Street

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    CAMPAIGNERS have been getting their hands dirty as they transform a “grotty” disused space in Kilburn into a small community park. 

    Tongue-in-cheek postcards highlight changing face of London in new King's Cross exhibit

    A postcard by Gram Hilleard points out identical buildings and shops 

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A “cluster of landmark towers”, “Manhattan-style apartments”,  and a “skyline legacy” - it is what Londoners are being sold every day as new developments co

    Labour Party officials meet police over 'smear' leaflet as election candidate Tulip Siddiq slams 'gutter politics'

    Labour Party officials meey police over 'smear' leaflet as election candidate Tu

    Tulip Siddiq says she judged on her record - not Sheikh Hasina's rule

    Published: 23 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE Labour campaign team in Hampstead and Kilburn has called in police after a ‘smear’ leaflet about general election candidate Tulip Siddiq was posted through letterboxes.

    Queen's Crescent mourns shopkeeper who ran Frank's for six decades

    Queen's Crescent mourns shopkeeper who ran Frank's for six decades

    Flowers outside Frank's Superstore, one of the most popular shops in Queen's Crescent

    Published: 23 April, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    MOURNERS from across Gospel Oak said goodbye yesterday (Wednesday) to Frank Streeter, the man who ran the landmark Frank’s Superstore in Queen’s Crescent for more than six decades.&nbsp

    Residents fear new 'pocket park' next to Camden Town canal will bring drunks to their doorstep

    Residents fear new 'pocket park' next to Camden Town canal will bring drunks to

    Objector Penny Gamez is fighting the plans for Reachview Close

    Published: 23 April, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    OWNERS of more than 50 flats have united against plans to reopen a disused strip of canalside land as a new nature reserve, known as a “pocket park”.

    Estate agents search for homes in Primrose Hill for next batch of MPs

    There will be new faces in the House of Commons after May 7

    Published: 22 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ESTATE agents are offering homeowners in Primrose Hill the chance to rent out their properties to a group of people who they suggest will make perfect tenants: Members of Parliament.

    Another white, male lawyer? Sorry folks, I was born that way, Sir Keir Starmer tells voters

    Sir Keir Starmer was asked whether the House of Commons needed another white, male lawyer

    Published: 22 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SIR Keir Starmer has told voters to deal with the fact he’s another “white, male lawyer”, or dismiss his election campaign without giving him a chance to make his case to be Camde

    Back to White: Amy Winehouse mural signed by her parents whitewashed after residents' complaints

    Before and after, the mural appears on Albert Street, but it was painted over last week

    Published: 22 April, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    THE largest mural in Camden Town’s trail of street art tributes to Amy Winehouse has been whitewashed after complaints from residents about the number of fans stopping in the side-street to s

    Kilburn High Road to get a new... betting shop

    Paddy Power

    Paddy Power courted controversy with its 'Chav Tranquiliser' advert

    Published: 22 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    WHAT does the Kilburn High Road really need now? 

    Beers all round as Kentish Town boozer celebrates winning CAMRA North London Pub of the Year

    Pub staff at Tapping the Admiral celebrate their award, along with Christine Cryne from CAMRA (left) and pub manager Phil Stewart (back row, second right) 

    Published: 22 April, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THERE were cheers and beers all round at a Kentish Town pub last night as they celebrated winning CAMRA North London Pub of the Year for the second time. 

    Tree to be planted in memory of Labour councillor Peter Brayshaw

    Tree to be planted in memory of Labour councillor Peter Brayshaw

    Peter Brayshaw, right, with fellow Somers Town councillors Roger Robinson and Samata Khatoon celebrate victory at last year's council elections

    Published: 21 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A TREE willl be planted in memory of Labour councillor Peter Brayshaw, who died just before Christmas.

    Fatburger to open first UK restaurant in Camden Town

    Fatburger produces a giant burger clocking in at 2,050 calories

    Published: 21 April, 2015
    By EMILY HODGKIN

    LEGENDARY US operators Fatburger are set to open their first UK restaurant in Camden Town.

    3,500 in last minute rush to get registered to vote in Camden

    3,500 in last minute rush to get registered to vote in Camden

    Voters were applying to register to vote in the May 7 general election

    Published: 21 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    AROUND 3,500 people scrambled to get registered to vote in Camden over the last weekend before the deadline closed.

    In pictures: Penny Farthings galore as tweed-clad cyclists take to Camden's streets

    Ladies and gentlemen on bikes dressed in tweed. PICTURES: HAZEL BEEVERS

    Published: 21 April, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    TWEED-CLAD cyclists leisurely pedalled their way through Camden Town on Saturday.

    Hampstead Heath police plant red flags next to dog poo in warning to pet owners

    Hampstead Heath police plant red flags next to dog poo

    The red flags on Hampstead Heath

    Published: 21 April, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    HAMPSTEAD Heath police officers stuck red flags in nearly 100 examples of dog faeces on an area in Parliament Hill Fields used for football and rugby training at the weekend – and issued an u

    Changes to hospital admissions after mother is killed by mentally-ill son

    Peter Holboll

    Peter Holboll pleaded guilty to manslaughter last year

    Published: 20 April, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

     

    CAMDEN'S mental health hospitals have changed the way they find beds for patients after a man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia murdered his mother just days after being told there was no r

    Four in hospital: Driver 'in his 90s' in serious collision with mum and child in Camden Town; teenager also injured

    Police on the scene in Harrington Square

    Published: 20 April, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A TEENAGER, a mother and child and a driver in his 90s were involved in a serious road accident this evening (Monday) that has closed most of Camden Town. 

    Clapton Craft set to open new 'growlers' off licence in Kentish Town

    The company's shop in Hackney

    Published: 20 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CRAFT beer operators from east London are set to open a new off-licence in Kentish Town.

    Traffic chaos after car sandwiched by buses in Fitzrovia

    The Mercedes wedged between two double-decker buses in Goodge Street on Sunday [Photo: Jon Gray]

    Published: 20 April, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    CONCERNS have been raised about traffic in Fitzrovia's streets after a Mercedes was sandwiched between two double-decker buses on Sunday (20 April). 

    Labour call in police over anonymous leaflet attack on candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn

    Labour call in police over anonymous leaflet attack on candidate in Hampstead an

    The leaflet was dropped at homes in Belsize Park

    Published: 18 April, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by RICHARD OSLEY

    THE Labour Party are calling in election officials and police to investigate an anonymous door-to-door leaflet drop which reprinted a newspaper article linking their candidate to Russian president

    Protesters and cabaret stars take to streets to voice anger over closure of Black Cap

    Black Cap Lolo Brow and Scralett O'Hora

    Cabaret starts Lolo Brow and Scralett O'Hora join protesters

    Published: 18 April, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    Fans of the Black Cap flocked to Camden Town this afternoon to protest against the sudden closure of the iconic gay bar.

    Former Camden Town priest pops up on Match Of The Day

    Former Camden Town priest pops up on Match Of The Day

    The Bishop of Burnley cheers on the Clarets against his first love, Arsenal

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By VICTORIA SEABROOK

    A FORMER Camden Town priest made an unlikely appearance on Match of the Day on Saturday, writes Victoria Seabrook. 

    In Pictures: Dr Who star meets pigs in Parliament Hill and gives advice to young actors

    Dr Who, girls from Parliament Hill and volunteers from the Alexandra Wylie Foundation meet farmyard animals

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    FORMER Dr Who star Christopher Eccleston cuddled a piglet in Parliament Hill yesterday as he hosted a Spring Fling party.

    Protesters to hit the streets this weekend over closure of Black Cap

    Black Cap last night

    Cabaret performers dance on the bar on Sunday night 

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    HUNDREDS are expected to join a protest on Saturday against the closure of the Black Cap, which was shut without warning this week.

    Tessa Jowell warns Labour colleagues to think twice about calling for rent cap

    Tessa Jowell warns Labour colleagues to think twice about housing rent cap deman

    Tessa Jowell and Eddie Izzard joined Tulip Siddiq's Hampstead and Kilburn election campaign

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    DAME Tessa Jowell has warned that people pushing for a rent cap in London should think twice about the policy idea.

    Family refuse to move as council evicts them from Highgate allotment

    Family refuse to move as council evicts them from Highgate allotment

    Ali and Rosalind Juma outside their summer house with grandchildren, from left, six-month-old Zion, Malik, 6, Kenya, 10, and Jada, 5

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A RETIRED lecturer and her Commonwealth Games medal-winning husband are refusing to leave their Highgate allotment after a row with the Town Hall which they claim erupted over a single willow sapli

    Bookmakers reveal "most of the money" in Hampstead and Kilburn election fight has been bet on Tories

    Bookmakers reveal "much of the money" in Hampstead and Kilburn election fight ha

    Gamblers are having a punt on Simon Marcus

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ONE of the country's leading bookmakers today revealed how it had moved to cut the odds on the Conservatives winning the Hampstead and Kilburn parliamentary constituency after a series of bets

    Town Hall replaces easy-burgle windows after New Journal reports problem at dozens of council homes

    Council replaces easy-burgle windows after New Journal reports problem at dozens

    Dozens of easty-to-dismantle windows needed to be replaced

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    ENGINEERS were hurriedly dispatched to a housing estate in Gospel Oak after a burglary revealed that dozens of homes had been fitted with windows that could be easily dismantled by thieves.

    George Orwell plaque in Hampstead to be 'rededicated'

    A plaque to George Orwell can be found above a bakery in South End Green

    A plaque to George Orwell can be found above a bakery in South End Green

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    THE George Orwell Society will “rededicate” the writer’s new plaque in South End Green this summer.

    Weng Wah House restaurant to be replaced by wine bar

    Weng Wah has closed

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    ONE of London’s first Chinese restaurants is due to re-open as a “sleek and seductive” wine bar.

    Partner of doctor who killed himself after being told to find 'gay cure' starts London to Birmingham awareness walk tomorrow

    Matthew Ogston, pictured addressing election candidates earlier this month, is walking in aid of the Naz and Matt Foundation

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE heartbroken partner of a doctor who took his own life is walking 130 miles from London to Birmingham to mark his memory.

    Hampstead Heath ponds tragedy: Teenage victim named as Moses Grunfeld

    Moses Grunfeld

    Rescue teams scour the water

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A TEENAGER who drowned in a Hampstead Heath pond on Wednesday night has been named as Moses Grunfeld. 

    Campaigner claims new government guidance makes Hampstead Heath dams work unnecessary

    Campaigner claims new government guidance makes Hampstead Heath dams work unnece

    Helen Marcus

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A SENIOR member of a conservation group believes dam-strengthening work on Hampstead Heath could be halted by a legal challenge – after the Department for the Environment issued fresh guidanc

    Hit and run driver jailed for seven years after killing pedestrian in Camden Town

    Tributes by Camden Road station where Agron Gashi was run over by Tawanda Marau

    Published: 16 April, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A MAN has been jailed for seven years after killing a pedestrian with his car in Camden Town. 

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