The Independent London Newspaper
28th June 2017

Bloomsbury

    More traders in Belsize Park hit by break-ins

    A break in at the Late Late Store which the New Journal reported on last week

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A SPATE of burglaries targeting independent businesses in Belsize Park continued this week with more traders hit over the weekend.

    ‘Mind over batter’ It’s a brainy bake off fund-raiser at Bloomsbury hospital

    Sophie Thompson and Joanna David inspect a cake

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    TELEVISION actresses Sophie Thompson and Joanna David judged a “bake off” competition at the country’s leading brain hospital. 

    Woman suffers 'potentially life-changing' injury after collision with bus

    Published: 3 December, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a bus this morning (Saturday), which left a woman with "potentially life-changing" injuries.

    For rent: Scene of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath's first night

    18 Rugby Street

    Published: 30 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    IT is the grade-II listed townhouse in Bloomsbury where two giants of the literary world, poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, began their romance amidst “Victorian torpor and squalor”.

    Scottish football fans turn Russell Square fountains into soapy mess

    The scene in Russell Square at lunchtime. (Pic: Phillip Jones)

    Published: 11 November, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    IT is one of the oldest tricks in a jokebook, a prank which could have come straight out of the pages of the Beano.

    Poet’s plaque: Tribute at Charlotte Mew former home

    Heather Greetham and Julia Copus at the unveiling [Pic: Marchmont Association]

    Published: 8 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    RELATIVES of a celebrated 19th-century poet attended the unveiling of a plaque outside her former home, writes Tom Foot.

    Results of 'biggest ever' council consultation show support for Bloomsbury cycle route

    The new road layout at Torrington Place and Tavistock Place

    The new road layout at Torrington Place and Tavistock Place

    Published: 7 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    SAFER streets campaigners appear to have drawn first blood in a massive row over a new cycle lane through Bloomsbury.

    Planners approve move to turn historic Belsize Fire Station into private flats (and one affordable housing unit)

    Belsize Fire Station was closed down by the London Fire Brigade despite angry de

    Belsize Fire Station was closed down by the London Fire Brigade despite angry demonstrations from residents

    Published: 6 October, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    PLANNING chiefs have approved the division of a 100-year-old fire station into 11 modern flats.

    Camden Council under pressure to rip up controversial bike lane in Bloomsbury

    On trial: Tavistock Place cycle lane

    Published: 15 September, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    THE Town Hall is under pressure to rip up a cycle lane and one-way route it has championed in Bloomsbury as critics say it has led to unbearable traffic congestion.

    Mayor helps unveil plaque to 'father of modern day socialism'

    The plaque is unveiled at the former home of Robert Owen in Bloomsbury

    Published: 13 September, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A PLAQUE dedicated to one of the fathers of modern day socialism has been unveiled outside his former home.

    Sweet seller who has run stall outside Goodge Street tube station for 40 years faces eviction threat

    Sweet seller who has run stall outside Goodge Street tube staton for 40 years fa

    Bobby Long has been told his sweet hut is too large

    Published: 25 August, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A STALLHOLDER who has sold sweets and drinks outside Goodge Street station for more than 40 years says he fears for the future after being slapped with an eviction threat because his kiosk is a few

    Thief swipes phone from Pokemon Go player in Russell Square

    Published: 18 August, 2016

    THE Met’s anti-moped crime taskforce is hunting for a thief who snatched a smartphone from a tourist playing Pokemon Go in Bloomsbury.

    No evidence Russell Square knife attack was 'motivated by terror,' police said

    Police remained at the scene in Russell Square

    Published: 4 August, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE have said that a knife attack in Russell Square that left one woman dead and five others injured was likely to have been “triggered by mental health issues”. 

    It's Camden Council vs British Museum as unpaid tax row heads to court

    The British Museum is contesting demands made by Camden Council

    Published: 16 June, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE country’s most prestigious museum is locked in a legal dispute with Town Hall tax collectors over an unpaid bill of £720,000. 

    Poet Charlotte Mew to be honoured with a blue plaque in Bloomsbury

    Charlotte Mew

    Published: 7 June, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    POET Charlotte Mew is to be honoured with a blue plaque at her former home in Bloomsbury.