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22nd December 2014

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    In pictures: Arsenal stars bring joy to children spending Christmas in hospital

    Arsenal striker Theo Walcott was among the special visitors at the hospital in Hampstead

    Published: 19 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    ARSENAL heroes spread some Christmas cheer this week, when they handed out presents to children in hospital.

    Camden Council scrooges ban grandmother's Christmas lights on new estate

    Camden Council scrooges ban grandmother's Christmas lights

    Lily, 12, and Max, 10, hold the offending fairy lights with Janet Sparks

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A GRANDMOTHER has accused Camden Council of lacking “the Christmas spirit” after being forced to remove festive lights from her balcony on a pioneering housing estate in Highgate Newtow

    ‘Hurtling towards doomsday’ – union protests as councillors prepare for £73m budget cuts

    Unison members picket Monday’s cabinet meeting

    Unison members picket Monday’s cabinet meeting

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    by RICHARD OSLEY and WILLIAM McLENNAN

    Santa Claus vicar: 'Use credit unions - not pay-day loan companies'

    The Rev Mark Wakefield dressed as Santa at the credit union in Kentish Town

    The Rev Mark Wakefield dressed as Santa at the credit union in Kentish Town

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A VICAR has urged people to use credit unions for loans instead of borrowing from high-interest pay day loan companies.

    School whistleblowers reveal chaotic picture behind the scenes at award-winning primary

    School whistleblowers reveal chaotic picture behind the scenes at George Eliot

    Police were called when parents demanded answers at the school gates earlier this year

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    EXCLUSIVE by WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A CACHE of documents seen by the New Journal has revealed a chaotic picture at an award-winning primary school – with one class being led by five different teachers in a year, a lack

    Leaning on lamp post adverts for income is 'disgraceful idea'

    Kentish Town historian Gillian Tindall

    Kentish Town historian Gillian Tindall: 'The lack of any proper period to allow time for discussion leads us to suppose that Camden is attempting to hustle this one through as a done-deal'<

    Camden Labour Party mourns sudden death of Somers Town councillor Peter Brayshaw

    Camden Labour Party mourns sudden death of Somers Town councillor Peter Brayshaw

    Peter Brayshaw (right) with ward colleagues Roger Robinson and Samata Khatoon

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN'S Labour Party, friends and residents are this afternoon (Thursday) mourning the death of long-serving councillor Peter Brayshaw.

    Killer driver 'held gun at court's head' to delay trial

    Convicted dangerous driver 'held gun at court's head' to delay trial

    Desreen Brooks, pictured with her husband Ben, died in November 2012

    Published: 18 December, 2014
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A PENSIONER convicted of killing a young mother by dangerous driving in West Hampstead was accused by a judge of valuing his “moral code” above “his duty to the victim’s fam

    Camden student found guilty of terrorism charges

    David Souaan was found guilty of planning acts of terror

    Published: 17 December, 2014
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A STUDENT from Camden has been found guilty of planning to join rebel fighters in Syria.

    Exclusive: TfL tells fruit stand at Kentish Town tube station it can stay

    Stall owners Sally Keable and Bajram Zeqiri

    Published: 17 December, 2014
    EXCLUSIVE by DAN CARRIER

    THE greengrocer who runs the fruit stand at Kentish Town Tube station is celebrating after crunch talks with Transport for London saved her business f

    Boxes of food from people moving home to be sent to the homeless

    Head of MoveHub Ben Tyrell with Camden Mayor Lazarro Pietragnoli and a represen

    Head of MoveHub Ben Tyrell with Camden Mayor Lazarro Pietragnoli and a representative from Interdean

    Published: 17 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA 

    DOZENS of boxes of food, that had been destined for the scrap heap, were saved and ready to be delivered to those in need in Camden last week. 

    WATCH: Commuters burst into song at Kentish Town tube station after Erasure gig

    Neil Francis leads the impromptu singalong

    Published: 17 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    IT was a far cry from the usual tube etiquette when hundreds of commuters at Kentish Town station spontaneously burst into song last week. 

    Bah Humbug! A 101-year-old panto star shows you're never too old for the stage

    The cast of the Third Age drama group raise a glass in their production of A Christmas Story 

    Published: 16 December
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA 

    IT was a Christmas show with a difference in Euston last week, where the stars included a 101-year-old singing sensation.

    Ponds campaigners end bid to halt Hampstead Heath dams scheme

    Heath superintendent Bob Warnock

    Published: 16 December, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    A LEGAL bid to halt the City of London's controversial £17m Hampstead Heath ponds scheme has been scrapped.

    James Bond comes to Camden Town as 007 film crews take over canal

    Camden Lock becomes an elaborate film Pic Gideon Hart Photography www.gideonhart.com

    Published: 16 December, 2014
    By SAMUEL OSBORNE

    THE canal waters of Camden Town were shaken but not stirred today (Tuesday) as the producers of the new James Bond film shot scenes with Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear.

    WATCH: Camden's housing divide? Swiss Cottage timelapse suggests expensive homes have been left empty

    Published: 15 December, 2014
    EXCLUSIVE by TOM FOOT

    A SHORT "time lapse" film of two very different housing blocks appears to show expensive private flats are being brought and left empty by big money investors.

    Developers promise tweaks to Bloomsbury sorting office site redevelopment

    New plans include a roof garden open to the public

    Published: 15 December, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    DEVELOPERS planning a controversial scheme in the heart of Bloomsbury have told opponents they will tweak their project after listening to objections.

    Kentish Town pub staff track down missing rare guitar thrown out with the rubbish

    The guitar owned by John Clancy, the subject of a Twitter appeal by his sister Abbey last week

    Published: 15 December, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    A RARE guitar feared stolen from model Abbey Clancy's brother was discovered in a kebab shop.

    Let's hear it for the boys (and girls) at Haverstock School as pupils stage Footloose

    Year nine student Kamil Animashaun donned a leather jacket to play the leading man role of Ren McCormack, with Rina Jakupi starring as love interest, Ariel.

    Published: 15 December, 2014
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    AS the song from the soundtrack goes, let’s hear it for the boys (and girls) from a Chalk Farm school, who have brought the 1980s hit 

    IT switch at Royal Free hospital 'threatens patient care'

    Consultants have voiced fears over scanning of patients’ records into computer system 

    Published: 15 December, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    A LEAKED report has revealed senior hospital consultants’ concerns that a massive programme to scan millions of pages of medical records into a new computer system could be putting patients a

    Sir Keir Starmer is emphatic winner of Labour selection contest in Holborn and St Pancras

    Sir Keir Starmer with his wife Victoria this evening

    Published: 13 December, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SIR Keir Starmer is celebrating tonight (Saturday) after being declared the emphatic winner in Labour's parliamentary selection contest in Holborn and St Pancras.

    Labour members pack out church for parliamentary selection meeting

    Labour members queue up to pick their new candidate

    Published: 13 December, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    HUNDREDS of Labour Party members have gathered to choose their next parliamentary candidate in Holborn and St Pancras this afternoon (Saturday).

    Labour members pack out church for parliamentary selection meeting

    Labour members queue up to pick their new candidate

    Published: 13 December, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    HUNDREDS of Labour Party members have gathered to choose their next parliamentary candidate in Holborn and St Pancras this afternoon (Saturday).

    Bill Oddie opens hospice fair with memory lane speech including claim he was once beaten up by a policeman

    Bill Oddie opens hospice fair with memory lane speech including claim he was onc

    Bill Oddie opens the Christmas fair at the Marie Curie Hospice

    Published: 11 December, 2014
    By STEVE BARNETT

    ORNITHOLOGY expert Bill Oddie took visitors through a virtual tour of his life in Hampstead on Saturday as he opened the Christmas fair at the Marie Curie Hospice. 

    Daphne's restaurant returns after 20 month re-fit

    Nicholas Lymbouri with his wife Meglena outside the restaurant. ‘We’re pleased to still be here,’ he said

    Published: 11 December, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    IT has been a culinary landmark in Camden Town since the 1950s – and now renowned Greek Cypriot restaurant Daphne is back open.

    Kelly Street again! Car company takes over colourful Kentish Town road to film ad

    Film crews depart Kelly Street earlier on Thursday

    Published: 11 December, 2014
    By AGNES CHAMBRE

    FILM crews took over a quiet corner of Kentish Town today (Thursday) to film a car advert for car maker Vauxhall.
     

    Ben Brooks-Dutton blogs after pensioner driver is found guilty of causing his wife's death: 'At no time have we been shown any true sign of remorse'

    Ben Brooks-Dutton, Desreen Brooks

    Ben Brooks-Dutton with his wife Desreen, who was killed when Geoffrey Lederman's car left the road in West Hampstead

    Published: 11 December, 2014
    By ALICE HUTTON

    THE husband of a young mother killed when a pensioner's car mounted the pavement in West Hampstead has urged elderly people to reconsider driving saying: “Confusion killed my wife.”

    Parliament Hill is alive with The Sound Of Music

    Pupils at Parliament Hill School go all Von Trapp for Christmas

    Published: 11 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    PARLIAMENT Hill was alive with The Sound of Music this week as students staged their own version of the musical.

    Wrong message? Fried chicken bar opens inside Whittington Hospital

    Fried chicken and onion rings are available at Yard Bird

    Published: 11 December, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    NHS staff say their bosses are sending out the wrong message on healthy eating by allowing a fast food-style fried chicken bar to open inside the Whittington Hospital.

    Tom Conti tells Christmas shoppers to avoid Amazon as he turns on Belsize Park lights

    Tom Conti tells shoppers to avoid Amazon as he turns on Belsize Park lights

    Tom Conti with five-year-old Olivia Jeon

    Published: 11 December, 2014
    By STEVE BARNETT

    ACTOR Tom Conti has called for shoppers to show their support for businesses in Belsize Park by not buying their presents online this Christmas.

    Holborn and St Pancras selection: Labour's final 5 answer the same 5 questions

    Published: 10 December, 2014
    With just days before Labour Party members decided who they want to follow Frank Dobson as their parliamentary candidate in Holborn and St Pancras, we asked the five hopefuls battling out Saturday's final showdown the same five questions.

    What is the number one challenge facing Holborn and St Pancras constituency ahead of the next general election?

    Lord Neil Kinnock backs Sir Keir Starmer in selection contest

    Lord Kinnock wants members to vote for Sir Keir Starmer

    Published: 10 December, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    FORMER Labour Party leader Lord Neil Kinnock said today (Wednesday) that he is endorsing Sir Keir Starmer in the Holborn and St Pancras selection contest.

    Elderly driver found guilty of causing death of mother Desreen Brooks in West Hampstead collision

    Desreen Brooks with her husband Ben

    Published: 10 December, 2014
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A PENSIONER has been found guilty of killing a young mother when his car mounted a pavement in West Hampstead at 50mph. 

    Camden Markets to be floated on the London Stock Exchange

    Market owners could make £100 million from the floatation

    Published: 10 December, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    CAMDEN Market is set to be floated on the London Stock Exchange in the New Year – marking a new milestone in the area's journey from a flea market in the 1970s to becoming a multi-million

    Monkey business! New baby gorilla born at London Zoo

    Mother gorilla Mjukuu cradles her newborn at the zoo

    Published: 10 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A NEW baby gorilla has been born at London Zoo this morning. 

    WATCH: Celebrities surprise shoppers at Chalk Farm supermarket charity bag pack

    Stephanie

    X Factor hopeful Stephanie Nala mans the checkout with St Dominic's pupils Emma Louise Robbins, Alyssa Salino, Oliver Jones, Jamie Ivory, Katie O’Donnell and Saakinah Boateng

    Published: 10 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    Decked out in Santa hats and reindeer antlers, celebrities joined forces with Camden schoolchildren to take part in a big bag pack at Morrisons, all in the name of charity.

    Pub quiz raises nearly £2000 for New Journal hamper appeal

    Sheephaven Bay staff, from left, Belen Reyes, Hughie O'Donnell, Daisy Williams, Begona Romero, landlord Pat Logue and Sarah Bergin, celebrate their fundraising efforts

    Published: 9 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A GRAND total of £1925 was raised for the New Journal's hamper appeal last night, at a pub quiz in Camden Town.

    Pubs row: Camden Council plans 'late night levy' on bars that stay open after midnight

    Not happy: Henry Conlon from the Dublin Castle

    Published: 8 December, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    BARS in Camden which stay open later than midnight are set to be charged a new levy by the council to pay for policing and clean-up teams.

    Town Hall considers setting up a photograph database of all council tenants

    Camden Council says it may need photos of tenants to combat housing fraud

    Published: 8 December, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN is reviewing plans to set up a photograph database of all its council tenants.

    WATCH: Flashmob of partying Santas invade Camden Town

    A group of Santas in Albert Street on Saturday [Pic: Tim Bruce-Dick]

    Published: 8 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A SWARM of Santas descended upon Camden Town on Saturday, as rowdy revellers celebrated the lead up to Christmas.

    Schoolchildren sing in the snow at Camden Market to mark the start of Christmas season

    Youngsters from Torriano Junior School sing in Camden Lock Place

    Published: 8 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    As snowflakes swirled through the air outside Camden Market on Friday, dozens of schoolchildren in Santa hats, raised their voices in song.

    Chuka Umunna visits Queen's Crescent Market to support Small Business Saturday

    Chuka Umunna, centre, and Daniel Lassman, right, join the team from Queen's Crescent Community Association

    Published: 06 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    TRADERS at Queen's Crescent were in the limelight this week, when they were visited by Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna and the rest of the team behind Small Business Saturday.

    Memorial meeting for Hampstead's first Labour MP Ben Whitaker

    Ben Whitaker

    Published: 5 December, 2014
    By GERALD ISAAMAN

    A MEMORIAL meeting at Hampstead Town Hall will pay tribute to the late Ben Whitaker, Hampstead’s first Labour MP.

    Meet the first person to install home solar panels in Camden - and find out what happened next

    Architect Varda Sarnat

    Published: 5 December, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    PLACING high-tech solar panels on your roof to power your home and create a surplus for your neighbours to use sounds like a money-saving and altruistic project.

    Eliza Doolittle switches on Primrose Hill's Christmas lights

    Eliza Doolittle switches on Primrose Hill's Christmas lights

    Eliza Doolitte (left) and actress Kathryn Drysdale at the big switch-on

    Published: 5 December, 2014
    By STEVE BARNETT

    SINGER Eliza Doolittle became the latest famous face to join in the festive fun on Sunday when she turned on Primrose Hill Christmas lights. 

    Camden street style #32: Boots weather

    Camden street style #32: Boots weather
    Published: December 5, 2014
     
    In our weekly online column, ALINA POLIANSKAYA looks at who's wearing what in Camden Town
     

    Jean Rene, 20, from Paris, France, is enjoying a weekend in London.

    Camden Town tube station closed due to "emergency"

    People wait outside Camden Tube tube, where the shutters were down

    Published: 5 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKSAYA

    CAMDEN Town underground station was temporarily closed today (December 5) due to a fire scare.

    Comedians and writers star at school's book fair

    TV star Arabella Weir with David Schneider

    Published: 4 December, 2014
    By STEVE BARNETT

    COMEDIENNE and writer Arabella Weir was in the literary line-up at Camden School for Girls on Saturday for its Christmas Book Fair and Literary Festival. 

    New threat to Euston homes from Crossrail 2 plans

    New plans for Crossrail 2 were revealed this week

    Published: 4 December, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    DOZENS of homes and shops are threatened with demolition from another huge railway development – Crossrail 2.

    Mystery over graffiti artist King Robbo's death as coroner delivers open verdict

    King Robbo was in a coma for three years before he died

    Published: 3 December, 2014
    By ALICE HUTTON

    PIONEERING graffiti artist and Banksy rival “King Robbo” died of pneumonia three years after slipping into a coma after fracturing his skull falling down the stairs in King’s Cros

    Battle over former nurses' home in Hampstead rumbles on at planning inquiry

    Protesters against the New End at the Town Hall earlier this year

    Published: 3 December, 2014
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    DEVELOPERS are dragging Camden Council through a costly appeal of their decision to throw out plans to bulldoze a former nurses’ home in Hampstead Village. 

    Labour candidates hoping to succeed Frank Dobson meet for open hustings

    Sarah Hayward, Raj Chada, Patrick French and Keir Starmer

    Published: 3 December, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SIR Keir Starmer has stopped short of an absolute guarantee that he will vote against the controversial High Speed 2 project in Parliament if he becomes an MP.

    Bid to turn Alexander The Great restaurant into new craft beer pub

    Alexander The Great is among the top 150 restaurants in London, according to Trip Advisor

    Published: 3 December, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    A LONGSTANDING Camden Town Greek restaurant is set to clean out its charcoal grills for the last time – and re-open as a trendy craft beer pub.

    Royal Free to ban political photo-shoots ahead of General Election

    Lib Dem Maajid Nawaz, Tory Simon Marcus and Labour's Tulip Siddiq may find it hard to get a snap inside the Royal Free

    Published: 3 December, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    POLITICIANS wanting to pose for photos drinking tea with nurses or landing a smacker on a newborn baby will not be allowed in the Royal Free in the build up to May’s General Election.

    Burrito firm Wahaca promises not to move into Kentish Town station site if it means end of Fruit Bowl stand

    Stall owners Sally Keable and Bajram Zeqiri

    Stall owners Sally Keable and Bajram Zeqiri

    Published: 3 December, 2014
    EXCLUSIVE by DAN CARRIER

    MEXICAN food restaurant Wahaca are joining forces with Kentish Town greengrocers, The Fruit Bowl, to save the street-side stall from closure.

    Youngsters in Gospel Oak plant tree as tribute to inspirational former head teacher

    Children, staff and Thelma Marcus at the tree planting ceremony at Gospel Oak Primary School

    Published: 3 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A TREE was planted in Gospel Oak today (December 3) to honour a late headmaster who transformed a school and inspired hundreds of youngsters. 

    Pensioner driver accused over crash which killed young mother may have suffered 'medical episode'

    Desreen Brooks, with her husband Ben, died in November 2012

    Published: 3 December, 2014
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A PENSIONER who steered his car into a busy pavement in West Hampstead, killing a young mother and leaving a student with brain damage, "accidentally" pressed the accelerator instead of t

    Billie Piper to switch on Christmas Lights in Steele's Village

    Actress Billie Piper, pictured on stage at the Almeida, will be in Steele's Village on Thursday

    Published: 2 December, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    She has taken a trip with Doctor Who aboard the Tardis and lived the high life in Secret Diary of a Call Girl, but now Billie Piper will be lending a hand a little closer to home, after signing up

    Police investigate death of man who collapsed outside Kilburn pub

    A man in his 30s died early on Sunday

    Published: 1 December, 2014
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A MAN has collapsed and died following an altercation outside a pub in Kilburn.

    'Unreasonable force': Celebrity minder wins £108,000 in compensation from Met after leg is broken in police arrest

    Jimmy Browne

    Published: 1 December, 2014
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A CELEBRITY minder whose leg was broken when he was arrested alongside comedian Noel Fielding has won more than £100,000 damages from the Metropolitan Police.

    New Kentish Town bar in old public loos will have drink named after NIMBYs who tried to stop it opening

    Vodka expert William Borrell is the man behind the Ladies And Gentlemen bar in Kentish Town

    Published: 1 December, 2014
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    A NEW bar set to open in the converted public toilets in Kentish Town will have a drink named after the NIMBYs who tried to stop the new nightspot opening.

    Everything must go! Kentish Town woman gives away possessions every day for a month

    Kate Groves plans to give something away for every day Advent

    Kate Groves plans to give something away for every day Advent 

    Published: 28 November, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    WHILE hordes of desperate shoppers battle it out to try and grab a bargain this "Black Friday", one Camden woman is providing an antidote to the consumer madness. 

    Blow for Heath campaigners as £17m ponds project is given the go-ahead

    How Hampstead Heath could look under City of London plans

    How Hampstead Heath could look under City of London plans to strengthen its flood defences

    Published: 28 November, 2014
    by DAN CARRIER

    Snatch movie villain Alan Ford backs Primrose Hill pub crawl

    First stop on the pub crawl, The Albert in Princess Road  

    Published: 28 November, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    HE HAS starred as the East End villain who threatened to feed his enemies to the pigs, but now actor Alan Ford will be on hand for the far less messy

    Labour selection contender Angela Pober: 'I can offer broader experience than a career politician'

    Angela Pober with Frank Dobson

    Published: 27 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ONE of the contenders in Labour’s parliamentary selection contest in Holborn and St Pancras has warned members against choosing a “Westminster bubble” candidate to follow Frank Do

    Hampstead alley to be named after horror novel The Day Of The Triffids

    David Kitchen stands outside the alley in question

    David Kitchen stands outside 'Triffid Alley'

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE bestselling sci-fi novel The Day of the Triffids and its links with South End Green is set to be celebrated with a plaque and a new road name.

    Expenses scandal head Jo Shuter clears first hurdle in bid to return to classroom

    Expenses scandal head Jo Shuter clears first hurdle in bid to return to classroo

    Jo Shuter is set to get the chance to appeal against her ban from teaching

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A “SUPERHEAD” who was banned from teaching for life after an expenses scandal could be back in the classroom in just two years after a dramatic U-turn by the Department for Education.&n

    Labour organisers told it would be 'short-sighted' to block women from selection shortlist

    The final shortlist in the search for a successor to Frank Dobson will have up to six names on it

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LABOUR Party organisers are under pressure to include up to six names on a final shortlist of contenders in the Holborn and St Pancras parliamentary selection contest.

    Lib Dem president Tim Farron calls Camden Council 'mugs' over homes deal

    Tim Farron with Maajid Nawaz on Tuesday evening

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LIBERAL Democrat president Tim Farron waded into controversy surrounding a development in West Hampstead, branding the council “mugs” for failing to demand more affordable homes.

    Councillor recovering from concussion after punch attack

    Maryam Eslamdoust is a Labour councillor representing Kilburn

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A COUNCILLOR has told how she was punched in the street as she guided her blind brother home.

    Married: Couple who got engaged in last moments of the Crown and Goose pub

    Married: Couple who got engaged in last moments of the Crown and Goose pub

    A love story made in Camden Town

    Published: 26 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    WHEN the Crown and Goose pub was reduced to rubble by a bulldozer earlier this year, thousands mourned the passing of one of Camden Town’s most popular watering holes.

    Planners block 'sore thumb' Hampstead house design

    How the house in Christchurch Hill was going to look

    Published: 27 November, 2014
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ARCHITECTS were left disappointed as planning chiefs threw out designs for a striking new house in a Hampstead street after being told it would “stick out like a sore thumb”.

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