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    Pop star Will Young pulled over by police in Bloomsbury as he drove to Glastonbury Festival

    Will Young

    The singer was stopped by a volunteer police officer Picture: Neal Whitehouse Piper

    Published: June 29, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    WILL Young's trip to Glastonbury was drawn to a halt by police officers in Bloomsbury when they spotted the pop star using his mobile phone behind the wheel. 

    WATCH: Dog chases emu around Golders Hill Park

    Published: 29 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A YAPPY white dog ruffled the feathers of a “emu” on Saturday (June 27) when it chased it around the Golders Hill Park zoo enclosure for ten minutes.

    Kindness Offensive and Speak Street join forces for Midsummer Mix

    Social groups mingle at the Kindness Offensive HQ in Camden Road 

    Published: 29 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    WITH hard hats and luminous jackets galore, people gathered together at the Kindness Offensive headquarters in Camden Town for the Midsummer Mix.

    Labour's deputy council leader sparks row by blaming rail suicides on austerity measures

    Pat Callaghan

    Pat Callaghan said the number of people dying on the tube was 'all to do with austerity'

    Published: 26 June, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    DEPUTY council leader Pat Callaghan has been criticised for linking government cuts with train suicides in Camden.

    Mugger targets woman as she waits in line at Camden Town bank

    Nationwide in Camden Town

    The victim was waiting to pay in her birthday cash

    Published: 26 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A WOMAN whose purse containing birthday present cash was snatched from her hands as she lined up inside a bank has issued a warning for people “to be more careful” when visiting Camden

    Music fans to say goodbye to Purple Turtle with doors set to close this weekend

    The Purple Turtle in Crowndale Road [Photo: Ewan Munro]

    Published: 26 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    ONE of Camden's best loved music venues is set to close its doors for the last time this weekend.

    ‘Ghetto’ warning over changes that will take thousands off homes waiting list

    Protesters outside the Town Hall on Monday

    Protesters outside the Town Hall on Monday

    Published: 26 June, 2015
    by RICHARD OSLEY

    Swimmers' plea to Heath bosses: Don't hand Lido over to private company

    Swimmers's plea to Heath bosses: Don't hand Lido over to private company

    Parliament Hill Lido

    Published: 25 June, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    REGULAR swimmers who bathe at the Parliament Hill Lido have warned Heath managers the City of London not to hand over control of the Grade-II listed pool to a private company after it was revealed

    All eyes on Kentish Town: Property giant linked to bid to buy up swathes of NW5

    The roads around Regis Road could be in line for a King's Cross-style makeover

    Published: 25 June, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by WILLIAM McLENNAN

    ONE of the world’s largest property development companies is making a bid to buy up vast swathes of Kentish Town, it can be revealed. 

    Fresh plea for Ruth Ellis pardon ahead of 60th anniversary of execution

    Fresh plea for Ruth Ellis pardon ahead of 60th anniversary of execution

    Ruth Ellis was hanged in 1955 for shooting her boyfriend in Hampstead

    Published: 25 June, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMPAIGNERS demanding a pardon for Ruth Ellis – the last woman to be hanged in Britain – will make a fresh attempt to convince the Ministry of Justice to act ahead of the 60th anniversa

    Frank Skinner tries his hand at painting during art day at Whitestone Pond

    Frank Skinner tries his hand at painting during art day at Whitestone Pond

    Frank Skinner's brush strokes

    Published: 25 June, 2015
    By JANE CLINTON

    COMEDIAN Frank Skinner tentatively followed in the footsteps of painter John Constable as he spent the afternoon painting one of Hampstead’s mos

    Primrose Hill chain shop haters will not oppose arrival of wine merchant Bottle Apostle

    Bottle Apostle Primrose Hill

    Bottle Apostle will open its fifth branch in Regent's Park Road

    Published: 25 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    WINE merchant Bottle Apostle will not fall foul of the famous resistance to chain shops in Primrose Hill when it opens its fifth London branch in Regent’s Park Road.

    Rivals clash over 'imminent public health risk' claim as Camden looks at fortnightly bin collections

    Rivals clash over 'imminent public health risk' claim as Camden looks at fortnig

    Conservative councillor Don Williams has been accused of scaremongering by Labour's new bins chief Meric Apak

    Published: 25 June, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    AN “imminent” public health danger has been forecast by Conservative councillors who are opposing a move to cut weekly bin collections in Camden.

    'Unpleasant confrontations': Art group banned from Kenwood House after 'cold coffee' row

    'Unpleasant confrontations': Art group banned from Kenwood House after 'cold cof

    The Hampstead Heath Decotative and Fine Arts Society is in talks with English Heritage over 'unpleasant confrontations'

    Published: 25 June, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A GROUP of art enthusiasts has been banned from holding its meetings at Kenwood House after a row over cold coffee and car parking.

    Belsize Park church in fund-raising drive to fix leaky roof

    ​Reverend Paul Nicholson enjoys Saturday’s summer party with parishioners at St

    Reverend Paul Nicholson enjoys Saturday’s summer party with parishioners at St Saviour’s Church

    Published: 25 June, 2015
    By STEVE BARNETT

    A CHURCH in Belsize Park is planning a string of fundraising events that organisers hope will quite literally raise the roof – and replace it with one that doesn’t leak! 

    Revealed: How Green leader Natalie Bennett outspent rivals in failed bid to conquer Holborn and St Pancras

    Revealed: How Green leader Natalie Bennett outspent rivals in failed bid to conq

    Natalie Bennett's campaign cost more than £40,000

    Published: 25 June, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    GREEN Party leader Natalie Bennett massively outspent her rivals with a costly £40,000 election campaign as she tried to take a grip in Labour’s fortress constituency of Holborn and St

    Cocktail fans celebrate 'gentrification' of Kentish Town as bar bids for late licence

    Lliana Bird is a fan of Ladies And Gentlemen

    Published: 25 June, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    XFM radio DJ Lliana Bird and writer Esther Walker are among letter-writers backing a Kentish Town cocktail bar in its bid to secure a 3am licence from the council.

    Trendy cafe chain The Breakfast Club set to open in Black Cap

    The closure sparked protests in April

    Published: 24 June, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A FAMILY-RUN restaurant chain has been lined up to take over a historic Camden Town gay bar that was abruptly shut two months ago, it can be revealed.

    Withnail And I composer Rick Wentworth joins fight to 'save' AIR Studios from next door drilling

    Rick Wentworth worked on Withnail And I

    Published: 23 June, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE composer who recorded the score for cult film Withnail And I has become the latest big name to urge Camden Council to halt the excavation of a new family swimming pool close to the world-famous

    Not guilty: Lurcher dogs cleared of killing chihuahua

    The two lurcher dogs returned to their owners by police investigating a dog death in Primrose Hill

    Published: 23 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A PAIR of lurchers who were wrongly suspected of savaging a chihuahua in Primrose Hill have been returned to their owners after a week in police custody.

    School worker tells of family harassment after refusing to allow daughters to be used in sham marriages

    Shalem Miah

    Published: 23 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A SECONDARY school computer technician says his life has been ruined by bullies who have demanded tens of thousands of pounds and seized his dead father’s land after he refused to hand over h

    New MP Keir Starmer says Labour must 'abort' support for HS2

    New MP Keir Starmer says Labour must 'abort' support for HS2

    Sir Keir Starmer alongside Frank Dobson at a meeting earlier this month

    Published: 23 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    SIR Keir Starmer says he is on a mission to convince the upper echelons of the Labour Party to “abort” support for the £50billion HS2 rail project. 

    Top cop to answer questions as Hampstead moped crimes feature in Met documentary

    Borough Commander Richard Tucker is to attend a public screening of the documentary

    Published: 22 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE most senior police officer in Camden will be on hand to answer resident's questions tomorrow after a special screening of a new documentary that follows the work of the Metropolitan Police.

    Home-Start Camden celebrate twenty years of helping families

    Mum Linda with daughter Ayah, volunteer Lylia, and HSC co-ordinator Anna Francis holding Parmis at the party

    Published: 22 June, 2015
    By ROSIE QUIGLEY

    A CHARITY which helps vulnerable families in Camden has celebrated its 20th year with a fun-packed party in Kentish Town.

    Stars turn out as cookery writer Clare Latimer opens new shop in Primrose Hill

    Clare Latimer with Michael Palin and Yotam Ottolenghi in her new shop

    Clare Latimer with Michael Palin and Yotam Ottolenghi in her new shop 

    Published: 19 June, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    FROM works created by leading West Country artists to Cornish pasty-shaped dog treats, a new shop run by former New Journal cookery writer Clare Latimer aims to celebrate the very best of her adopt

    Hampstead peacock still at large after evading police and zoo staff

    The peacock strolls through a garden in Hampstead [Photo: Fifi Russell]

    Published: 19 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THE elusive peacock, which has been galavanting around the streets of Hampstead and Belsize Park has “given officers and zoo staff the slip” when they tried to catch it this week. 

    Frank Skinner reveals how he is settling down to life in Hampstead as he prepares to open art fair

    Frank Skinner reveals how he is settling down to life in Hampstead as he prepare

    Comedian Frank Skinner will be at Whitestone Pond on Sunday

    Published: 18 June, 2015
    By JANE CLINTON

    COMEDIAN Frank Skinner has revealed how he has settled into life in Hampstead as he prepares to open an art day in his new neighbourhood.

    Police appeal for witnesses after 10-year-old boy 'sexually assaulted' in Belsize Park

    The attack is reported to have taken place in Steeles Road on June 11

    Published: 19 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE have launched an investigation after a 10-year-old boy told officers how he was dragged into bushes and sexually assaulted by two men in Belsize Park.

    Gospel Oak school brass band shortlisted for grant to keep musical dream alive

    All pupils in years five and six play in the band 

    Published: 19 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    GOSPEL Oak school is urging people to help keep their musical dream alive, by voting for their brass band to win a grant.

    Two men arrested over suspected knife fight that left three in hospital are released on bail

    Adelaide Road stabbing

    Police at the scene of the stabbing in Adelaide Road

    Published: 19 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A TEENAGER who was stabbed in the stomach in broad daylight in Swiss Cottage on Tuesday remains in hospital today (Friday). 

    To let: Blustons back on the market as hopes of re-opening iconic clothing store falter

    Blustons

    The much-loved shop can be rented for £50,000 a year

    Published: 18 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    BLUSTONS is back on the market after plans to re-open the Kentish Town landmark as a c

    'People know me': Diane Abbott tells Labour mayoral hustings that star turns on TV will give her campaign lift-off

    The six contenders to be Labour's mayoral candidate were at the Camden Centre last night

    Published: 18 June, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    DIANE Abbott told Labour Party members last night (Wednesday) that her celebrity turns on television quiz shows gave her the perfect platform to engage with voters as she outlined her bid to be Lab

    Here come Foxtons: Firm to become 14th estate agent on Kentish Town Road

    Here come Foxtons: Firm to become 14th estate agent on Kentish Town Road

    Foxtons will open in the old Citizens Advice Bureau

    Published: 18 June, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    ESTATE agents Foxtons could be set to move into Kentish Town Road – prompting residents’ groups to call for stronger planning laws to protect diversity on high streets.

    Tulip Siddiq's maiden speech: Alex Salmond keeps Bangladesh's PM waiting as new MP breaks her duck

    Tulip Siddiq with her aunt, Sheikh Hasina, and husband Chris Percy
    Tulip Siddiq with her aunt, Sheikh Hasina, and husband Chris Percy
     
    Published: 18 June, 2015
    SKETCH by RICHARD OSLEY at the HOUSE OF COMMONS
     

    IT was Alex Salmond who kept the prime minister of Bangladesh waiting, although he may not have realised it as he argued on and on about how Scotland should fit into the handling of the European re

    WATCH: Wahaca opens in Kentish Town with film about its new site's t-shirt printing past

    WATCH: Wahaca opens in Kentish Town with film about its new site's t-shirt print

    Wahaca opened in Kentish Town today

    Published: 18 June, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    AS fans of The Clash and The Jam and fully involved in the punk scene of the 1970s, designers Cat Santos and Sodge Adams were right in the midst of the world famous fashions of the period.

    Hospital chiefs who are paid more than the PM face salary review

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and UCLH chief executive Sir Robert Naylor

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and UCLH chief executive Sir Robert Naylor

    Published: 18 June, 2015
    by TOM FOOT

    Committee chairman tells community centres to stop FIFA computer games in wake of corruption scandal

    How Councillor Olad could look as a FIFA character

    Published: 18 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    IT is one of the world’s most popular computer games, mesmerising players with the chance to live out their football fantasies on the screen.

    Diana Rigg 'saddened' by threat to libraries

    Dame Diana Rigg

    Published: 18 June, 2015
    By JANE CLINTON

    DAME Diana Rigg has lamented the threats to the future of libraries as she prepares to perform at fundraiser for one that the council hived off to volunteers.

    Two arrested after 18-year-old left in 'serious condition' in Swiss Cottage stabbing

    Adelaide Road

    Police at the scene in Adelaide Road on Tuesday afternoon 

    Published: 17 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    SPECIALIST gang crime detectives are investigating a suspected knife fight in Swiss Cottage that left three young men in hospital. 

    Thirty evacuated as blaze breaks out in Covent Garden shoe store

    Firefighters in Neal Street in the early hours of the morning [Photo: London Fire Brigade]

    Published: 16 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    FIFTY-EIGHT firefighters spent more than two hours battling a blaze in the basement of a Covent Garden shoe shop. 

    Roaming peacock spotted in the streets of Hampstead

    Peacock in Hampstead

    The peacock has been spotted in Fitzjohn's Avenue, Maresfield Gardens and Netherhall Gardens [Photo: Fifi Russell]

    Published: 16 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THERE have already been rogue partridges, parakeets and cockatiels wandering around the borough, but now it is a roaming peacock that has been paying the locals a visit. 

    Hundreds join party as squatters open doors to Black Cap for night of cabaret and music

    Black cap

    Protesters rallied outside the closed Black Cap in April 

    Published: 15 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A LEGENDARY gay bar in Camden Town roared back into life on Saturday night when squatters hosted an “illegal rave” two months after it was closed without warning. 

    Free bike checks and organised rides around Camden for National Bike Week

    A bike ride round the whole borough is to take place on Saturday (June 20) [Photo: Arun Katiyar]

    Published: 15 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    CYCLISTS in Camden can get their bike checked for free this week, find out more about routes and how to stay safe on the roads.

    Tweet tweet! Noisy cockatiel flies into former council leader's West Hampstead home

    The "friendly" cockatiel paid a visit to Keith Moffitt this morning, who "tweeted" the news [Photo: Keith Moffitt]

    Published: 15 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THERE was a bit of a flap in West Hampstead this morning when a cockatiel flew in through the window of a former Camden Council leader. 

    Pom poms and prints: London Collections Men Spring Summer 2016 hits Bloomsbury catwalk

    Male models have taken over Victoria House for the latest mens fashion extravaganza [Photo: Bob Comics]

    Published: 15 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    IT IS the time of year again when models are donning vibrant, stylish and downright outrageous outfits and strutting down Bloomsbury catwalks as part of mens' fashion week.

    Kinks icon Ray Davies named London Legend at Camden Roundhouse award ceremony

    The Kinks frontman Ray Davies with Boris Johnson at the London Music Awards [Photo: David Stark]

    Published: 12 June, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    KINKS frontman Ray Davies was branded a London Legend last night (June 11), as he received an award at a glamorous ceremony at Camden's Roundhouse. 

    New MP Keir Starmer: Why I'm backing Andy Burnham for Labour leadership

    Keir Starmer and Andy Burnham

    Published: 12 June, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    NEW Holborn and St Pancras MP Sir Keir Starmer today (Friday) swung behind Andy Burnham's campaign to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

    Rally told PC assault trial ‘raises questions’

    Rally told PC assault trial ‘raises questions’

    Actress Judith Jacob, Great Ormond Street Hospital

    Published: 12 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A CAMPAIGN rally in support of a woman who told a court she was repeatedly kicked and punched by a policeman at Great Ormond Street Hospital has questioned the way police and the Crown Prosecution

    What will the Mayor say? Poem about government cuts to be displayed on tube trains

    Judith Chernaik

    Published: 11 June, 2015
    By GERALD ISAAMAN

    THOUSANDS of travellers on the tube will surprisingly find themselves reading a poem attacking the government's austerity cuts – as from Monday.

    West Hampstead residents get a full scale yes/no referendum vote on planning guidance

    West Hampstead residents get a full scale yes/no referendum vote on planning gui

    James Earl believes that the Neighbourhood Plan can empower residents

    Published: 11 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    THOUSANDS of people are being given a unique chance to vote on new planning rules that will shape the future of West Hampstead and Fortune Green.

    Whittington chief exec confirms jobs are likely to be cut and buildings will be sold off

    Simon Pleydell, chief executive at the Whittington Hospital

    Published: 11 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    STAFF cuts and building sell-offs at the Whittington Hospital will be announced later this year, the chief executive has said.

    Whistl workers fear for jobs as Kentish Town post company cut door-to-door deliveries

    Published: 11 June, 2015
    By JOHN GULLIVER

    UNIONS representing workers employed by postal service Whistl say they are devastated by the company's decision to cut its door to door deliveries.

    Giant flowers lead way into Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead

    Isabel Langtry at the Affordable Art Fair

    Isabel Langtry at the Affordable Art Fair

    Published: 11 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    HAMPSTEAD School of Art principal Isabel Langtry has created two huge “huggable” flowers, which have pride of place at the entrance of the Affordable Art Fair on the Heath.

    At last! School dinner ladies set to win fight for a London Living Wage

    School dinner ladies campaigning outside the Town Hall earlier this year

    School dinner ladies campaigning outside the Town Hall earlier this year

    Published: 11 June, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by WILLIAM McLENNAN
    >>NEW JOURNAL COMMENT: Dinner ladies’ pay deal is a victory for common sense (click here)

    HUNDREDS of the lowest-paid workers in school kitchens across Camden will be paid an extra £2.55 an hour, following a four-month battle backed by the New Journal

    Camden Conservatives warns Labour council that residents want more than a blame game on spending cuts

    The Conservative group at the Town Hall

    Published: 11 June, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN Conservatives have warned they will not be the fall guys in weekly debates on budget savings at the Town Hall, insisting that they will not allow the Labour-run council to blame every cut to

    Could Britain's next Wimbledon champ hail from West Hampstead? One step at a time, says Harriet Dart

    Harriet Dart with Camden Mayor Larraine Revah and Labour councillor Samata Khatoon

    Published: 11 June, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    A RISING tennis star with eyes on qualifying for Wimbledon has warned armchair fans not to expect players to be able to beat Serena Williams and win Grand Slam tournaments overnight.

    Parliament Hill students help launch charity product line in time for Highgate Fair in the Square

    Parliament Hill students in Hampstead Heath model products from the new Alexandra Wylie range 

    Published: 10 June, 2015
    By ROSIE QUIGLEY

    A LOCAL charity has launched a new product range which will be showcased at the Highgate Fair in the Square this weekend.

    Water slide splashing into King's Cross

    A 100m water slide will soon pop up in King's Cross

    Published: 10 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    RUMOURS have been circulating about water slides popping up all over town, but it seems that one is finally on its way to King's Cross. 

    Flagship care home that cannot pay staff a London Living Wage

    The Maitland Park home, which opened in 2013

    Published: 9 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    UNION chiefs are calling for a “fundamental renegotiation” of a 30-year care contract to meet the needs of low-paid staff due to start work at a new care home later this month.

    Hero Wally May was boxer who fought for the underdogs

    Wally May with his grandaughter Jessica. Right: some of Mr May’s achievements ar

    Wally May with his grandaughter Jessica. Right: some of Mr May’s achievements are listed in a cutting from the New Journal in 1998 when he was nominated for an ‘Unsung Hero’ award

    Published: 4 June, 2015
    by DAN CARRIER

    Flats for those who lose homes to HS2

    HS2

    The HS2 train project is set to lead to ten years of demolition and disruption in Camden

    Published: 9 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    PROPOSALS to cram 116 flats into the Regent’s Park estate for residents losing their homes to the HS2 rail project have been lodged with the Town Hall.

    Strawberries and Screen: Wimbledon big screen to pop up in King's Cross

    Published: 9 June, 2015 
    By ROSIE QUIGLEY 

    TENNIS fans can catch all the Wimbledon action in King's Cross this summer, as once again a big screen will pop up in a new location in Lewis Cubitt Square.  

    Pub firm loses bid to strip Dartmouth Arms of protective planning status

    The Dartmouth Arms

    Published: 9 June, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A PUB company which closed a popular bar have lost an appeal against a Town Hall decision to give it extra planning protection.

    Swingers weekend: Jitterbug championships held in King's Cross

    The competition at the Camden Centre in full swing

    Published: 9 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    IT WAS a swingers weekend in King’s Cross as hundreds of dancers came to town for the National Jitterbug Championships. 

    How loving Lily Dye lived for family

    Lily Dye with her husband, George

    Lily Dye with her husband, George

    Published: 4 June, 2015
    by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    Inspector throws out plan to demolish historic Athlone House

    Athlone House

    Published: 8 June, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    ATHLONE House, the historic Victorian mansion on the fringes of Hampstead Heath, has been saved from the wrecking ball today (Monday) after a Whitehal

    Documentary following work of Camden police to air on BBC tonight

    Camden police

    Senior officers will be leading a question and answer session 

    Published: 8 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    SENIOR officers will be fielding questions from members of the public on Tuesday after a private screening of a new warts'n'all documentary that follows the work of the Met police. 

    Keir Starmer demands protection for human rights in maiden Commons speech

    New Holborn and St Pancras MP Keir Starmer delivers his first speech since being elected

    Published: 5 June, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    NEW MP Keir Starmer has used his maiden speech in the House of Commons to demand that the Human Rights Act is saved from the axe.

    Russian baking franchise opens pie shop in Camden Town

    Russian baking franchise opens pie shop in Camden Town

    Tamara Lordkipanidze and Tatiana Isaeva at the launch party for Stolle

    Published: 5 June, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A RUSSIAN baking franchise has opened its first branch in western Europe in the heart of Camden Town.

    Legal challenge launched over cut in affordable homes on King's Cross regeneration site

    Green councillor Sian Berry

    Published: 5 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    CAMDEN Council is facing a legal battle over its decision to allow a property company to reduce the number of social homes built on the £2billion King’s Cross development. 

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