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    The vet and the lawyer who spend their weekends restoring Highgate's phone boxes

    Allan Ratley and Andrew Sulston are upset with plans to use the boxes for advert
    Allan Ratley and Andrew Sulston are upset with plans to use the boxes for advertising rather than phone calls
     
    Published: 1 August, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    Knives, hammers and metal poles uncovered as police search parks for weapons

    POLICE officers have ramped up searches for knives hidden by gang members and dr

    Police have ramped up weapons searches in Camden

    Published: 1 August, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE officers have ramped up searches for knives hidden by gang members and drug dealers in parks and housing estates across Camden. 

    ‘You’re not too poor to keep this £3m homes promise’

    Campaigners outside the reception area of Argent

    Campaigners outside the reception area of Argent, where they presented the King’s Cross developer with a large petition

    Boxing champ’s father who fought for travellers’ rights

    Traditional travellers’ caravan was part of the cortege at the funeral of Johnny

    Traditional travellers’ caravan was part of the cortege at the funeral of Johnny (pictured, right)

    Published: 30 July, 2015

    Hampstead public garden must stay under lock and key due to bad behaviour, council rules

    Oriel Park Gardens, just off Hampstead High Street

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    CAMDEN Council says it will keep the gates to a municipal garden in Hampstead locked bec­ause of anti-social beha­viour.

    The estate agency set to put a Routemaster office on stilts

    The plan to hold the Camden Bus Routemaster on columns

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    TO some it is a marketing gimmick past its sell-by date, but other passers-by see the big red bus permanently parked in a Camden Town side street as another landmark to celebrate in NW1’s fam

    Camden Labour members nominate Jeremy Corbyn in leadership contest

    Camden Labour members nominate Jeremy Corbyn in leadership contest

    Jeremy Corbyn is mobbed as he leaves a meeting in Bloomsbury

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LABOUR members in Camden have nominated Jeremy Corbyn to become the next national leader of the party.

    Elderly driver who killed mother in West Hampstead crash loses appeal against conviction

    Desreen Brooks, pictured with husband Ben, died when Geoffrey Lederman's car lef

    Desreen Brooks, pictured with husband Ben, died when Geoffrey Lederman's car left the road in West Hampstead

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A RETIRED stockbroker found guilty of killing a young mother when he drove his vintage Mercedes through a crowd of pedestrians in West Hampstead has lost an appeal against his conviction. 

    Council leader says she was overlooked by some Labour members in parliamentary selection contest for being a woman

    Council leader says she was overlooked by some Labour members in parliamentary s

    Liz Kendall and Sarah Hayward hosted a discussion on women in politics at the Town Hall

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN Council leader Sarah Hayward has told how she was overlooked in a parliamentary selection contest by some local Labour Party members because she is a woman.

    Inspectors sent into council's brand new dementia home as staff raise alarm over care

    Inspectors sent into council's brand new care home as staff raise concerns about

    The rebuilt Wellesley Road home in Gospel Oak

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by TOM FOOT

    INSPECTORS have been sent into Camden’s flagship new care home just five weeks after it opened to investigate staff concerns over how its vulnerable residents have been treated.

    Neighbours call on Town Hall to order removal of deluxe children's playhouse built in Hampstead back garden

    Neighbours call on Town Hall to order removal of deluxe children's playhouse in

    The playhouse in Maresfield Gardens

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    WITH a climbing net, fireman’s pole and gleaming slide, it is a structure which would feature in any youngster’s dream garden.

    Water streams down York Way after pipe bursts

    Large puddles of water remain in York Way 

    Published: 30 July, 2015 
    By JOE COOPER 

    YORK Way was deluged this morning (Thursday) after a pipe burst overnight.

    Swiss Cottage swimmers take home medals in children's paralympics

    Pupils from Swiss Cottage School show off their awards

    Published: 30 July, 2015 
    By TOM FOOT

    A TEAM of disabled students from Swiss Cottage School won silver medals in a special swim championship at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre.

    Power surge closes Kentish Town swimming baths for five days

    Power surge closes Kentish Town swimming baths for five days

    The refurbished Kentish Town swimming pool

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    SWIMMING baths which the council spent £25million refurbishing were shut down for five days after an electrical power surge led to a boiler breakdown.

    Smash-and-grab motorbike robbers jailed

    Boz Burbidge, left, and Vincent Kamara have been jailed for their part in the raids 

    Published: 30 July, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    TWO Camden men have been sentenced for their part in stealing £300,000 worth of Rolex watches in a smash-and-grab raid on a high-end jewellers. 

    Residents invited to summer party for Camden's 50th birthday celebrations

    The party takes place on Monday (August 3) at Camden Beach at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road [Photo: Stoli images, Stuart Leech]

    Published: 29 July, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    CAMDEN turned 50 this year and residents are invited to join in the celebrations on the borough's very own beach. 

    The Libertines play surprise gig in Camden Town

    The Libertines warm up at the Dublin Castle, before heading to The Blues Kitchen [Photo: Dublin Castle]

    Published: 29 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    IT was a moment that many fans have been waiting for, as The Libertines took to the stage last night for an impromptu gig in Camden Town.

    WATCH: Film by Fitzrovia Youth in Action about dangers of online job adverts

    An actress in the film, based on a true experience of a member of Fitzrovia Youth in Action 

    Published: 28 July, 2015
    By TOM FOOT 

    A YOUNG woman has made a film about the dangers of online job adverts after she became trapped in an interview by a sexual predator.

    Historic footage released by British Film Institute explores Camden through the ages

    A still of King's Cross station in 1924 from the film Barging Down the Canal 

    Published: 28 July, 2015
    By BEN LUCAS

    The British Film Institute have released a series of historic clips based in and around Camden as part of the Britain on Film collection.

    Year of disruption ahead as work begins to replace water pipes around Finchley Road

    Year of disruption ahead as work begins to replace water pipes around Finchley R

    Thames Water are inviting people to have their say at a drop in session at the O2 Centre tomorrow Pic: Eelke

    Published: 28 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    PEOPLE around Finchley Road may be in store for a year of disruptions as works begin to replace water pipes in the borough. 

    Kentish Town teen fundraiser who did not let the bullies win gets British Citizen Award

    Patsy Elliott receiving her award, with Baroness Judith Ann Wilcox and Martin Field from Pall Ex

    Published: 27 July, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A 16-YEAR-OLD girl from Kentish Town who suffered at the hands of bullies for many years, has been handed a prestigious award, which recognises "

    Outstanding young athletes celebrated at school sports awards ceremony

    Young football players from Eleanor Palmer Primary School take home the Spirit of the Games prizes

    Published: 27 July, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    THERE were prizes fot the most promising young athletes and those with the best team spirit, at an awards ceremony that marked Camden schoolchildren's sporting achievements.

    Fairhazel Housing Co-Op turns 40

    Fairhazel Housing Co-Op turns 40

    Residents in West Hampstead celebrate the Fairhazel co-op's birthday 

    Published: 27 July, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    THE Fairhazel Housing Co-operative recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a summer garden party that featured live music and a group photograph that included some of its original founding me

    Neighbourhood split over plan to turn garden square into BMX track

    Neighbourhood split over plan to turn garden square into BMX track

    Harrington Square Gardens could become a BMX track

    Published: 27 July, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    A GARDEN square near Mornington Crescent could be transformed into a BMX track for young cyclists after the council opened talks with a sports charity.

    McDonald's objects to Camden plan to limit takeaways near schools

    McDonald's 'Hamburger University' in north London Pic Martin Addison

    Published: 27 July, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    GLOBAL fast-food giant McDonald’s has objected to a proposed policy to ban hot-food takeaways from opening near schools.

    Opera celebrating female scientists comes to the borough as part of Tête à Tête festival

    Frances Lynch gets into character as Dame Miriam Rothschild in Minerva Scientifica 

    Published: 27 July, 2015
    By KUBA SHAND-BAPTISTE

    A SHOW which uses music to celebrate the overlooked achievements of female scientists is coming to the borough, as part of the 

    "Fairy tale" church in Gospel Oak nominated for Historic England award after rescue project

    Father Chris Bryce outside St Martin's Church in Gospel Oak 

    Published: 27 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A “FAIRY tale church” in the heart of Gospel Oak has been nominated for a prestigious award after its dilapidated tower was restored and t

    Culture Secretary John Whittingdale writes to Town Hall over Air Studios basement battle

    Culture Secretary John Whittingdale writes to Town Hall over Air Studios basemen

    Mr Whittingdale told officials that he wasn't trying to undermine the 'independence' of the council's planning system

    Published: 27 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CONSERVATIVE culture secretary John Whittingdale has written to Camden Council over a family’s plans to dig out a swimming pool basement next to the world-famous AIR Studios in Hampstead.

    Topping out ceremony at Kiln Place as residents celebrate renovated tenants hall

    Topping out ceremony at Kiln Place as residents celebrate renovated tenants hall

    From left: Gospel Oak district management committee chairman Terry Wiggett, Pat Callaghan, Camden’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Madam Mayor Lorraine Revah, John Finnerty, divisional director at Keepmoat, and Keepmoat Camden operations manager Stephen Barker

    Published: 27 July, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    KILN Place residents recently marked the renovation of their tenants’ hall with a topping-out ceremony.

    WATCH: Fans pay tribute to Amy Winehouse on fourth anniversary of her death

    Amy fans Paul Allen, Rachael Harding, Zeki Sali, Daniel Jackson and seven-year-old Remzi-Sofia Salih

    Published: 24 July, 2015 
    By JANE CLINTON 

    At midnight on Wednesday Christer Gustafsson stood at a tree and paid his respects to "beautiful" Amy Winehouse who died four years ago, yesterday (Thursday). 

    Faucet Inns lose appeal to turn upper floors of Steeles Pub into flats

    The pub in Belsize Park 

    Published: 24 July, 2015 
    By DAN CARRIER 

    THE pub company hoping to turn the upper floors of a historic Belsize Park pub into homes were dealt a blow yesterday (Thursday) when a Whitehall planning inspector dismissed an appeal to reverse a

    Woman suspected of approaching boys in Euston sectioned under Mental Health Act

    Police were told a woman approached two young boys around Euston

    Published: 24 July, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and has since been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. 

    'The Lock Gates': the Kentish Town Road pub which never got built

    How the pub was going to look

    Published: 23 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

     

    IT had a working title of the “Lock Gates” and would have brought Alpine Lager flowing in Camden Town.

    Sad farewell to the Paul Foot Awards

    Paul Foot

    Published: 23 July, 2015
    PEEPS: the week in local politics

    l AS journalism prizes go, the annual Paul Foot Award for Investigative Journalism has been one of the most coveted among those aspiring to the West Hampstead writer’s standards.

    Popdogs beats Top Dog in hot dogs trademark case

    The Popdogs van

    Published: 23 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A STREET food seller says he felt he was fighting a “David against Goliath” battle after winning the right to keep the name of his business – Popdogs – in a trademark disput

    Town Hall to wipe thousands off the waiting list for council homes with new allocations policy

    Town Hall to wipe thousands off the waiting list for council homes with new allo

    Protests outside the Town Hall last night

    Published: 23 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY and TOM FOOT

    MORE than 20,000 people on the waiting list for council homes are set to be kicked out of the queue as Camden Council gets tough on who can apply for housing.

    New Swiss Cottage skyscraper would have one door for the rich and another for the poor, planning inquiry told

    Protesters in Swiss Cottage yesterday as a blimp is raised to show how high the tower would be

    Published: 23 July, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    DEVELOPERS aiming to build a massive £100million skyscraper in Swiss Cottage cannot claim the project is “socially inclusive” when it will segregate the rich from the poor, a plan

    Athlone House demolition row set to be decided in High Court

    Athlone House has been at the centre of a 10-year planning saga

    Published: 23 July, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A DECADE-long saga over the fate of a Heath-side mansion is heading to the High Court after its mystery owners began judicial review proceedings against a block on their demolition plans.

    Anger as 'Baron of Camden' Andrew Adonis takes new role on HS2 board

    Anger as 'Baron of Camden' Andrew Adonis takes new role on HS2 board

    Lord Andrew Adonis came up with the HS2 scheme, which will lead to decades of disruption and demolition in Camden

    Published: 23 July, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A DECISION to appoint the “Baron of Camden” to the board running the HS2 rail project has been slammed as “deeply depressing” amid renewed calls for him to be stripped of hi

    Homes or trains? David Lammy pitches up at Euston with HS2 warning

    Homes or trains? David Lammy pitches up in Euston message with warning message o

    David Lammy addressing passers-by at Euston

    Published: 23 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    FROM a soapbox outside Euston station, Labour mayoral hopeful David Lammy told passers-by how the colossal budget for HS2 could pay for nearly a quarter-of-a-million social homes.

    Council face battle with residents and businesses over West Hampstead development

    The site in West End Lane

    Published: 23 July, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    COUNCIL-OWNED land in the heart of West Hampstead has become a battleground between residents and businesses on one side and the Town Hall on the other.

    White Horse pub in Hampstead set for a Lebanese revamp

    The White Horse is having a change of look

    Published: 23 July, 2015
    By BEN LUCAS

    A HAMPSTEAD pub is to get a facelift and reopen with a Lebanese kitchen, writes Ben Lucas.

    Somers Town children celebrate infants school graduation ceremony

    St Aloysius Infants School graduates Harry and Matthew 

    Published: 22 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    CHILDREN at an infants school in Somers Town stepped up to receive their scrolls this week at their graduation ceremony.

    Police appeal for information after woman spotted approaching young boys in Euston

    Police are calling for anyone who may know who the woman is to call Camden CID on 101

    Published: 22 July, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    POLICE in Camden are appealing for help in identifying a potentially vulnerable woman, who has been approaching parents with young boys around Euston.

    WATCH: Blimp raised in Swiss Cottage to show planning inquiry how high new skyscraper would be

    The blimp goes up to show how high the new Swiss Cottage skyscraper would be

    Published: 22 July, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A BLIMP has been raised above Swiss Cottage this morning (Wednesday) to show the height of a new skyscraper proposed for the area.

    Dog killed in car fire

    Dog killed in car fire

    The wrecked car in Dartmouth Park

    Published: 22 July, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A FAMILY pet was died in horrific circumstances last night (Tuesday) after ferocious car fire in Dartmouth Park.

    Haverstock PE teacher leaving after a decade

    PE teacher Amy Brown at the year 11 prom

    Published: 22 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A PE teacher who is leaving Haverstock School after a decade, counts visiting Senegal to build a school and watching the 2012 Olympics at the stadium in Stratford, as some of the best times she has

    MP Tulip: 'I agonised over decision to defy Labour whip, but you can't cap need'

    Tulip Siddiq defied the Labour whips on her first major vote in the House of Commons

    Published: 21 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    TULIP Siddiq told today (Tuesday) how she agonised over her decision to defy the Labour whip as she voted against party lines and opposed the government's welfare bill.

    Dartmouth Arms regulars tell developers: 'We want our pub back!'

    Dartmouth Arms regulars tell developers: 'We want our pub back!'

    Protesters outside the Dartmouth Arms last week

    Published: 21 July, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    REGULARS who want their local pub to be reopened have sent a message to controversial pub chain Faucet Inn – get on with building work!

    Parliament Hill girls show off their moves at Sweet Summer Dance Show

    Students from Parliament Hill School dancing at the end of term show 

    Published: 21 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    TWO hundred young dancers took to the stage at Parliament Hill School, for what proved to be an emotional and exciting evening of dance. 

    Labour councillor tells colleagues to 'take library closures off the table'

    Labour's Phil Rosenberg unseated former Lib Dem leader Keith Moffitt at last year's council elections

    Published: 21 July, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A LABOUR councillor has demanded library closures be “taken off the table” and that his colleagues running the Town Hall should “think long term” about any future cutbacks.<

    New Holborn and St Pancras MP Keir Starmer: Why I abstained on welfare bill

    Keir Starmer followed the Labour Party whip and abstained in the welfare bill vote last night

    Published: 21 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    NEW Holborn and St Pancras MP Sir Keir Starmer said today (Tuesday) that he abstained in a vote on the government's £12 billion cuts to welfare spending because the bill also supported mo

    George Orwell's son helps return bust of Animal Farm writer to Hampstead bakery wall

    George Orwell's son helps return bust of Animal Farm writer to Hampstead bakery

    Richard Blair, George Orwell's son, and David Kitchen from the South End Green Association

    Published: 21 July, 2015
    By STEVE BARNETT

    ANIMAL Farm novellist George Orwell returned to the scene of one of his most creative Camden spots on Saturday after mysteriously vanishing for five years. 

    Camdenites take on Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charities close to home

    Joe Paley training for his climb in Wales, near Worm's Head, Gower

    Published: 21 July, 2015 
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    TWO Camden residents will be climbing three of the UK's highest mountains in just 24 hours, to raise money for charities close to home. 

    New Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq votes with Labour rebels against welfare bill

    Tulip Siddiq broke the Labour whip

    Published: 21 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    NEW Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq last night (Monday) joined rebel Labour MPs opposing the government's welfare bill in a Commons vote.

    Relatives of police officer shot dead in Hampstead mark 100th anniversary of his death

    North Area Commander Christine Jones, DC Steve Wright, Anthony Fuller with wife Linda, Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker and Reverend Prebendary Jonathan Osborne, the Met’s senior chaplain

    Published: 21 July, 2015
    By MIRANDA LARBI

    RELATIVES of a police officer who was shot dead 100 years ago have paid their respects at a tearful ceremony in Hampstead Cemetery. 

    Leadership hustings: Yvette Cooper condemns Jeremy Corbyn for using word 'friends' in meeting with Hamas

    The panel at the JW3 Centre

    Published: 20 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    YVETTE Cooper tonight (Monday) gave Labour leadership rival Jeremy Corbyn a public dressing down about his casual use of the word ‘friends’ for representatives from Hamas and Hezbollah.

    WATCH: Roundabouts and army recruitment in historic film of 1915 Hampstead fair

    A still from the film, called Khaki Bank Holiday, which was released by the British Film Institute as part of the Britain on Film collection 

    Published: 20 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    The year is 1915 and a fair like no other is in full swing on Hampstead Heath.

    Death of David Sullivan. Lawyer played key role in fight to save Burgh House

    David Sullivan
    David Sullivan: ‘A victor probably forgotten by today’s generation, but for whom we need to create a worthwhile memorial’

    Published: 16 July, 2015
    by PIERS PLOWRIGHT

     

    Sir Keir Starmer visits Addison Lee as cab company celebrates 40th anniversary

    Addison Lee chief operarting officer Catherine Faiers with Sir Keir Starmer and apprenticeship graduate Dominic Moran

    Published: 20 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    LABOUR MP for Holborn and St Pancras Sir Keir Starmer, met with a successful young apprenticeship graduate today at car company Addison Lee, one of th

    Performers take over King's Cross in celebration of busking

    King's Cross was taken over by members of percussion group Stomp on Friday 

    Published: 20 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    Dancers threw down some shapes outside King's Cross station on Friday as part of a celebration of busking.

    King's Cross double murderer sentenced to 32 years in jail

    Paul O'Shea leaving the flat in Penton Rise after the murder

    Published: 20 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A MAN who killed two people in a King's Cross flat before setting it on fire, has been jailed for a minimum of 32 years. 

    Bravery award for good samaritan who rescued drowning man from Camden Lock

    The young man was rescued from the Regents Canal 

    Published: 17 July, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A MEMBER of the public is in line to receive a special commendation from police after he rescued a man who had fallen into the Regents Canal and disappeared beneath the surface. 

    Short films made with the BFI examine teenagers’ experiences of depression

    Stills from the two films made by youngsters and parents

    Stills from the two films made by youngsters and parents in collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre in Hampstead and the BFI

    Stills from the two films made by youngsters and parents

    Published: 17 July, 2015
    by TOM FOOT

    Camden beach returns to Roundhouse today

    Camden beach on the terrace in Chalk Farm Road [Photo: Stoli Images, Stuart Leech]

    Published: 17 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    WITH 150 tonnes of sand in the heart of Camden Town, the urban beach is back at the Roundhouse once again. 

    In pictures: Music and art take centre stage at Haverstock School creative festival

    Young singers at Haverstock get ready to go on stage 

    Published: 15 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    FROM larger than life portraits to singing sensations, it was a celebration of all things artistic at Haverstock School, as the students showed off their best work from the past year. 

    Camden's last Lib Dem councillor says new party leader Tim Farron must learn from grass roots and new members

    Camden's last Lib Dem councillor says new party leader Tim Farron must learn fro

    Flick Rea is the sole Lib Dem councillor in Camden and Tim Farron, who was named the party's new leader today

    Published: 16 July, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN'S last Liberal Democrat councillor said tonight (Thursday) that newly-elected party leader Tim Farron must come up with a message better than 'we're not as bad as the other two&#

    Town Hall set to rule on six-storey block planned for Kentish Town Road canal site

    How the site could look

    Published: 16 July, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    TWO influential conservation area advisory committees are urging the Town Hall to throw out a plan for a long-empty strip of land on the towpath of the Regent’s Canal.

    Support emerges for 'motivation' behind anti-gentrification protests in Camden Town

    Support emerges for 'motivation' behind anti-gentrification protests in Camden T
    Clashes with police followed the Class War group's protest in Camden Town on Saturday night Pic: @carlcasagrande
     

    Published: 16 July, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A PROTEST against property developers “ripping the heart out of Camden” organised by anarchists has picked up a broad base of support this week.

    Hundreds of couples renew their marriage vows as church celebrates 150th anniversary

    Rita and Chris Kolade were able to look back to the day they were married in 199

    Rita and Chris Kolade were able to look back to the day they were married in 1997, below

    Published: 16 July, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    Rita and Chris Kolade were able to look back to the day they were married in 199

    IT was 1997 when a lovestruck Rita Kolade nervously walked down the aisle to tie the knot with her husband Chris.

    Public vote 'yes' in West Hampstead referendum on planning rulebook

    Public vote 'yes' in West Hampstead referendum on planning rulebook

    Former council leader Keith Moffitt backed the 'yes' campaign

    Published: 16 July, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER and TOM FOOT

    VOTERS have emphatically swung behind a new planning rulebook for West Hampstead and Fortune Green in an unprecedented referendum.

    Teenagers battle each other with knives and broom handles in Camden Town

    Residents described the chaotic scenes as 'World War Three'

    Published: 16 July, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    TERRIFIED residents have described how “World War Three” broke out on the Maiden Lane estate when an “army” of teenagers ran riot armed with broom handles and knives.

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