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22nd May 2015

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    Camden has a new mayor! Larraine Revah becomes borough's first citizen

    Outgoing mayor Lazzaro Pietragnoli hands over the mayoral chain to Larraine Reva

    Outgoing mayor Lazzaro Pietragnoli hands over the mayoral chain to Larraine Revah

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THE red robe and gold chain were transferred to Camden’s new mayor at the Town Hall last night (Wednesday), writes Alina Polianskaya.

    The King's Cross code: Why Northern Line passengers are ignoring station signs to get to their trains quicker

    The King's Cross code: Why the signs send you the long way round to the Northern

    The long way - signs direct you away from the speediest route to the Northern Line at King's Cross

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    IT is known as the “King’s Cross code”: two fast-track routes to what, for those who take the long walk, might seem like the promised land of the Northern line platforms.

    Neighbours fail to stop philosopher Alain de Botton's guesthouse plan for Hampstead back street

    ALAIN de Botton’s plan for a modern hotel in the heart of Hampstead village has

    The proposed hotel for Streatley Place, and philosopher Alain de Botton, who founded social enterprise Living Architecture

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    ALAIN de Botton’s plan for a modern hotel in the heart of Hampstead village has won planning permission from councillors, despite a welter of objections from neighbours.

    Is your toothache related to emotional problems? Retiring dentist links teeth and the mind

    Is your toothache related to emotional problems? Retiring dentist links teeth an

    Vicky Lee – seated, wearing red – with patients and friends at her  birthday party

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    FOR many, a trip to the dentist is a dreaded affair and people will often put up with excruciating toothache before making an appointment.

    Row builds over future of Travis Perkins site in West Hampstead

    Row builds over future of Travis Perkins site in West Hampstead

    The site in West End Lane

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A ROW over plans to turn a block of offices and shops in West Hampstead into affordable and private housing has erupted after a leading UK building supplies firm accused the council of putting mone

    Protesters storm National Gallery demanding sacked union rep is reinstated

    Protesters storm National Gallery demanding sacked union rep is reinstated

    The 'Reinstate Candy' demo at the National Gallery

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    PROTESTERS stormed the National Gallery on Friday after its bosses sacked union rep and well-known Camden activist Candy Udwin.

    Former Haverstock pupil faces prison in United States after admitting aiding terrorist group

    Former Haverstock pupil faces prison in United States after admitting aiding ter

    Mahdi Hashi said he was left to sleep on a marble floor in a 'scalding room' and fed only beans and bread

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A FORMER Haverstock school boy is facing up to 15 years in prison after admitting he had aided a terrorist group in Somalia.

    Shooting victim forced to relive trauma of the night her best friend was gunned down

    Sabrina Gachette

    Sabrina Gachette, right, and her mother Pauline Aubrey 

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    When Sabrina Gachette hears an ambulance tearing past her Camden Town flat, she is cast back to the night she was caught in the crossfire of a gangland shooting which left her best friend dead and

    Greens’ Sian Berry wants to be Mayor of London

    Green councillor Sian Berry. Photo:Sven Klinge

    Green councillor Sian Berry. Photo:Sven Klinge

    Published: 21 May, 2015

    Monty Python star launches edible playground at Queen's Crescent school

    Michael Palin helps youngsters at Carlton Primary School plant some herbs

    Published: 19 May, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    MONTY Python star Michael Palin told children at a Queen's Crescent school that when he was young, he loved any opportunity to get outside.

    Pregnant woman left with broken bones after King's Cross robbery

    Police are searching for the teenage suspect 

    Published: 19 May, 2015
    By LEANNE PHINIKAS 

    A HEAVILY pregnant woman has been left injured after being violently robbed in King's Cross on Saturday afternoon (May 16).

    Maajid Nawaz blames tactical votes for election loss, insisting 'nation did not want Lib Dems to be hit so hard'

    Maajid Nawaz blames tactial votes for election loss, insisting 'nation did not w

    Maajid Nawaz has analysed why the Lib Dems lost votes in Hampstead and Kilburn

    Published: 18 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    MAAJID Nawaz has partly blamed “tactical voting” for the searing defeats suffered by Liberal Democrats, including the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency.

    IN PICTURES: The Great Hampstead Bark Off

    Scarlett Villa with Yuko, the long-haired Akita, and Clare Anderson (right) with Snoop

    Published: 15 May, 2015
    By STEVE BARNETT

    THERE was only one message leading the pack on Sunday as pooches of all shapes and sizes went on parade at Hampstead Heath: “Keep Calm and Adopt A Dog.” 

    Trembly knees in Camden Town: Spurs legends Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa drop in on La Patagonia

    The last time Villa won the cup: Ossie and Ricky meet restaurant manager Noah Mi

    The last time Villa won the cup: Ossie and Ricky meet restaurant manager Noah Mirelman

    Published: 18 May, 2015
    By STEVE BARNETT

    THEY might have kept their fans waiting, but the cheers still rang out loud when Tottenham legends Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa finally rolled into Camden Town last week.

    Keir Starmer says he's not experienced enough as he rules himself out of Labour leadership contest

    Activists campaigned for Keir Starmer to run in Labour's leadership contest

    Published: 18 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    NEW Holborn and St Pancras MP Keir Starmer has ruled himself out of a bid for the Labour Party leadership.

    WATCH: Haverstock School beat school from Merseyside in UK Schools Cup Final

    Published: 18 May, 2015

    Haverstock School have won the Playstation Schools Cup Final this afternoon (Monday) after beating Stanley High from Southport, Merseyside, in a penalty shootout. The Chalk Farm school fell behind to a goal in the fourth minute at Reading's Madejski Stadium but fought back with an equaliser from Charlie Clark. With the scores level, Haverstock went onto win 4-3 in a tense shoot-out.

     

     

    In pictures: Jamie Oliver visits Kentish Town school for Food Revolution Day

    Jamie Oliver with some of his famous pals and children from Rhyl Primary School at the Food Revolution Day 

    Published: 15 May, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA 

    IT was a day of foodie fun at a Kentish Town School today when TV chef Jamie Oliver came to visit as part of a drive for all kids to be taught about food. 

    Bookmakers shorten odds on new MP Keir Starmer taking over as Labour Party leader

    Keir Starmer is listed among bookmakers as possible successor to Ed Miliband

    Published: 15 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    BOOKMAKERS have shortened their odds on new Holborn and St Pancras MP Keir Starmer becoming the next leader of Labour Party.

    Funeral for lifelong library campaigner this Saturday

    Belsize Park poet Beata Susanna Duncan has died aged 93 

    Published: 15 May, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A LIFELONG supporter of Camden's libraries, Beata Susanna Duncan, has died aged 93.

    Up for rent: Former Belsize Park home of Dutch master Piet Cornelis Mondrian

    Up for rent: Former Belsize Park home of Dutch master Piet Cornelis Mondrian

    The flat once home to artist Piet Cornelis Mondrian is yours for £475 per week

    Published: 15 May, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A UNIQUE artist’s studio that was home to the geometric, abstract Dutch master Piet Cornelis Mondrian after he fled the growing threat of Fascism, is available to rent.

    For Maude: BAFTA's best actor Jason Watkins and his partner Clara on the heartache of losing daughter

    For Maude: BAFTA's best actor Jason Watkins and his partner Clara on the heartac

    Jason Watkins, named best actor at the BAFTAs, and his partner Clara Francis at their Camden Town home

    Published: 15 May, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    When the bright lights flash and the cameras begin to roll, actor Jason Watkins temporarily conceals with make-up the tattoo bearing the name of his daughter that is etched into his arm.

    Patients taught DIY dialysis care at St Pancras Hospital

    Patients taught DIY dialsyis care at St Pancras Hospital

    Twenty-seven-year-old William Tackie is now able to spend more time following his passion for music while managing his own dialysis treatment at St Pancras Hospital

    Published: 15 May, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    NHS patients are being shown how to treat themselves in a new “self care” dialysis unit in St Pancras Hospital.

    In pictures: Star-studded night at Latin UK Awards in Camden Town

    La Patagonia restaurant staff Adrian Cocco, Mila Salvatierra and Noah Mirelman celebrate winning the award for best Argentinean restaurant 

    Published: 14 May, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A CAMDEN Town restaurant scooped a prestigious industry award at a star-studded ceremony last night. La Patagonia scooped the prize for best Argentinean Restaurant at the Latin UK Awards (LUKA

    Boy George loses planning appeal over glazed extension

    Boy George loses planning appeal over glass extension

    A planning inspector ruled against Boy George's home improvement plan

    Published: 14 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    CULTURE Club frontman Boy George must continue to endure “poor levels of natural lighting” at his Hampstead home after his attempt to overturn a Town Hall planning decision was dismisse

    Keir Starmer insists voters did not reject Labour's 'progressive ideas' but message was not clear enough

    Labour MPs Tulip Siddiq and Keir Starmer

    Published: 14 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SIR Keir Starmer insisted yesterday (Wednesday) that voters had not rejected Labour’s “progressive” policies at the general election, but conceded that the party had not been clea

    'Kids are more interested in video games than pets': Palmers pet store in line to become new Camden Town bar

    The original Palmers pet store, and its current site in Parkway

    Published: 14 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    IT was once one of London’s most famous pet shops, with a vast array of exotic creatures and able to count Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin among its customers. 

    British Museum hires terror security consultants

    The museum will use bollards to stop 'hostile vehicles'

    Published: 14 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    SECURITY experts have been called in by the British Museum to keep the building and visitors safe from terrorist attacks. 

    Conservation group objects to Stefano Gabbana's garden lights plan for new Primrose Hill home

    Conservation group objects to Stefano Gabbana's garden lights plan for new Primr

    Italian designers Dolce and Gabbana

    Published: 14 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    PLANS to brighten up the garden at the new Primrose Hill home of the founder of fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana are hanging in the balance after neighbours objected to the works. 

    Police find block of cannabis the size of a 'house brick' floating in Camden Town canal

    Grand Union Canal cannabis

    The class-b drug was found floating in the Grand Union Canal. Picture: Met Police

    Publishd: 14 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE officers in Camden Town found a block of cannabis the size of a house brick floating in the Grand Union Canal

    Coroner tells mental health staff to learn from death of woman who jumped from balcony

    Published: 14 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    MENTAL health hospitals in Camden have been told they must learn from their mistakes after a suicidal woman was wrongly discharged less than an hour before she took her own life. 

    Cereal Killer Café, complete with beds, launches in Camden Market

    Twin brothers Alan and Gary Kerry at the new Cereal Killer Café in the Stables Market 

    Published: 13 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A NEW café where you can eat cereal in bed has opened in the Stables Market. 

    Elderly man rushed to hospital with broken leg after collision in Camden Town

    Camden High Street accident

    Police closed Camden High Street after the collision

    Published: 13 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    AN elderly man was left with a broken leg and badly bleeding after being trapped under a van in Camden Town this afternoon. 

    Bridging the gap between young and old at Camden Intergenerational Week

    Students at Haverstock School join some older people to discuss everything from food to films 

    Published: 13 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    PEOPLE young and old have been coming together this week to share their wisdom, play a spot of bingo and build bridges as part of Camden Intergenerational Week. 

    WATCH: Gluten Free Festival to take over Camden Market

    A gluten-free wrap from Feed Me Primal, who will have a stand at the festival this weekend 

    Published: 13 May, 2015
    By ELLIE DALIGAN

    AS healthy food trends continue to gain in popularity, Camden Market is getting ready to host its own Gluten Free Festival. 

    Charity bike ride to Tavistock Square for tenth anniversary of 7/7 bombings

    Miriam Hyman, left, who was killed on a bus in Tavistock Square, pictured with her sister Esther, who runs a charity in her memory 

    Published: 12 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    CYCLISTS are gearing up to ride in memory of those lost in the London bombings, as the tenth anniversary of the attacks approaches.

    Female comedians stand up against domestic violence at Camden fundraiser

    Comedian Shazia Mirza will be among those taking to the stage

    Published: 12 May, 2015
    By ELLIE DALIGAN 

    TOP comedians are coming out in force to support women and children who have faced domestic violence.

    Driver held up at gunpoint in West Hampstead for a watch and a diamond ring

    Armed robbery in Dynham Road

    Armed officers attended the scene in Dynham Road

    Published: 11 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A DRIVER was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight on Thursday just metres away from a polling station that was busy with people casting their ballot. 

    Stars come out in Camden Town for celebration of Latin culture

    Phantom of the Opera star Geronimo Raunch will receive an award for vocalist of the year [Picture: Nicky Harwood]

    Published: 11 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    STARS from the worlds of music, sport and entertainment will be heading to Camden Town on Wednesday to celebrate the best of Latin culture in the UK. 

    Swarm of bees hitch a ride on car in Belsize Park

    The Smart car covered in bees in Belsize Park 

    Published: 11 May, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THERE was quite a surprise in store for one unlucky driver, when a swarm of bees hitched a ride on their Smart car in Belsize Park. 

    Man charged with murder after body found lying in road opposite Castlehaven Open Space

    Police arrested a man in Leicester on Saturday

    Published: 11 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A 23-year-old will appear in court today charged with the murder of a man who was found collapsed in Camden Town last week.

    Why do Brits fancy themselves as baristas?

    A cup of coffee - Why do Brits fancy themselves as baristas?

    BUYING hot drinks from stylish high street establishments has become an integral part of the day to day lives of millions of Brits.

    Look out for your limited edition New Journal election special with full results service on the streets today!

    Look out for your limited edition New Journal election special with full results

    The New Journal election special beat the presses at 8am

    Published: 8 May, 2015

    BEATING the presses at 8am this morning, the New Journal's limited edition election special is on the streets today (Friday), just hours after the general election results in Camden

    Holborn and St Pancras gets its first new MP since 1979: Sir Keir Starmer elected

    Holborn and St Pancras gets its first new MP since 1979: Sir Keir Starmer electe

    Sir Keir Starmer is the new MP in Holborn and St Pancras

    Published: 8 May, 2015
    By TOM FOOT and DAN CARRIER

    THE Labour baton was passed from Frank Dobson to Sir Keir Starmer this morning (Friday) as the former director of public prosecutions was elected in Holborn and St Pancras with a landslide majority

    Full story: Tulip Siddiq defends Hampstead and Kilburn parliamentary seat for Labour

    Tulip Siddiq on stage at the election count in Somers Town with her family

    Published: 8 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN got its first new MPs for 23 years this morning (Friday) as Labour held the knife-edge Hampstead and Kilburn constituency, and extended its lead in its traditional power base of Holborn and

    PEEPS: Election day special

    Lorna Russell trying to get the vote out in the final moments

    Published: 8 May, 2015
    PEEPS: the week in local politics

    l THE key to Labour’s success in Hampstead and Kilburn was an army of determined members and volunteers getting the vote out.

    Eighty-year-old man found dead at Hampstead Tube station

    British Transport Police are not treating the death as suspicious [Photo: Lachlan Fearnley]

    Published: 8 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    AN elderly man has been found dead at Hampstead tube station this morning. The death is not being treated as suspicious 

    Eco Warriors and Year Two for Change victorious in Camden Town primary school elections

    The winning team from Year Two for Change at Holy Trinity and St Silas School 

    Published: 8 May, 2015
    By ELLIE DALIGAN 

    THE adults weren't the only ones casting their votes yesterday.

    Live updates: General Election 2015

    LIVE UPDATES FROM HOLBORN AND ST PANCRAS AND HAMPSTEAD AND KILBURN FROM THE CNJ REPORTING TEAM 

     

    Resignations as row over King's Cross station duck statue goes on

    How the Gresley statue (with duck) was initially planned to look

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE row over whether a bronze statue of railway engineer Sir Nigel Gresley should include a duck has taken a bizarre twist – with a series of high-level resignations at the society which comm

    Exclusive: Thieves dig through wall of bureau de change in bank holiday weekend tunnel heist

    Exclusive: Thieves bury through wall of bureau de change in bank holiday weekend

    The hole created by the thieves

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    AS tunnelling heists go, crawling through the rubble of a smashed charity shop wall may well not be in the same territory of an Ocean’s Eleven movie or the recent diamond raid on a j

    Revealed: Tesco enquired about turning Sir Richard Steele pub into new supermarket

    Protesterds at Faucett Inn's offices in Marylebone on Friday

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    TESCO wanted to turn the celebrated Sir Richard Steele pub into another supermarket, the New Journal can reveal.

    Cyclist escapes uninjured after collision in Camden Town

    A van swerved into a tree to avoid a person on a bicycle

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A VAN narrowly missed hitting a cyclist in a collision in Camden Town, it is believed, before ploughing into a tree. 

    WATCH: Former Health Secretary Frank Dobson opens new health centre in Kentish Town

    Retiring MP Frank Dobson says we should all be a bit more like Usain Bolt

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    By STEVE BARNETT

    FORMER health secretary Frank Dobson praised a “team effort” that Olympic champion Usain Bolt would be proud of as he opened a new health centre in Kentish Town on Saturday.

    Thick Of It creator Armando Iannucci visits Euston school, tells pupils: 'Iraq war went against all logic'

    Armando Iannucci spoke to students at Maria Fidelis

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    POLITICAL satirist Armando Iannucci told sixth-formers old enough to vote in their first election that they must not let the opportunity to slip by, insisting: “Every vote will count in an el

    Camden says 'serious error' led to council magazine about government cuts reaching residents on eve of election

    Camden says 'serious error' led to council magazine about government cuts reachi

    The Camden Magazine reached some residents today, despite orders from the Town Hall that it should not be circulated until after the general election

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE Town Hall has admitted it was a mistake to send out a council magazine - which included commentary on funding decisions made by central government - just 24 hours before the general election.

    Residents in Dartmouth Park demand 'quality of darkness' in area is protected

    Planners are reviewing the application for a new skylight

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

     

    PROTESTS to planning applications in Camden often focus on neighbours’ worries about their loss of light, but in Dartmouth Park objectors say the  “quality of darkness” needs

    Behind the art: The creatives helping save a Camden Town church

    Steven Williams, who works for a fashion company, will be selling his designs at the show in Holy Trinity Church

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    FOURTEEN local artists are joining forces with primary school children to put on a vibrant exhibit to raise funds for a Camden Town church tower. 

    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

    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. 

    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.

    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

    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. 

    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

    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).

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