The Independent London Newspaper
27th June 2017

Covent Garden

    Deliveroo rejects union’s ‘Camden Zone’ pay plea

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A TRADE union arguing for improved pay and working conditions for a group of Camden delivery drivers is expected to take legal action after the company refused to meet its demands. 

    Covent Garden residents fight plan to install roof terrace on warehouse

    Published: 21 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    COVENT Garden campaigners fear that plans for a huge new roof terrace on top of an office in the heart of Seven Dials could disturb residents.

    Police confiscate bongs in latest raid on Camden Town shop

    Some of the seized items

    Published: 10 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE continued to crack down on the sale of bongs in Camden Town this week with the seizure of glass pipes and rolling papers. 

    Investigation into Covent Garden flat blaze after man is found dead by firefighters

    Covent Garden fire: emergency crews at the scene [Pic: Gary Novak] 

    Published: 30 September, 2016
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A MAN believed to be in the his early 40s died in a Covent Garden flat fire.

    The blaze broke out on the ground floor of a block in Tavistock Street, on Wednesday afternoon.

    New security measures at Covent Garden estate where drug dealers hide in doorway

    Published: 7 June, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    NEW security measures are being installed at a council block in Covent Garden after its recessed doorway became a favoured spot for drug dealers.

    Planners’ fury as firm axes affordable homes at luxury development

    The Grade II-listed former school building in Covent Garden

    The Grade II-listed former school building in Covent Garden, which has also been used as offices for theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber, is to be converted into ‘spacious and luxurious’ apartments

    Cllr Sue Vincent: ‘Don’t come again to my ward’. Danny Beales: ‘They should be ashamed’

    Published: 19 May, 2016
    by RICHARD OSLEY

    Black Cap campaigners tell new operators to keep bar as LGBT venue

    Black Cap campaigners tell new operators to keep bar as LGBT venue

    The Black Cap in Camden High Street before it was closed and boarded up

    Published: 7 March, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A BAR company planning to take over the Black Cap is facing protests from former customers after revealing plans to change its name and stop it being “solely an LGBT venue”. 

    Town Hall told to stop developers buying their way out of affordable housing pledges with cash payments

    Town Hall told not to allow developers to buy their way out of affordable housin

    Ward councillor Sue Vincent and the development site in Tower Street, Covent Garden

    Published: 2 November, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    DEVELOPERS must not be allowed to buy their way out of building affordable homes with cash payments in planning deals.

    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. 

    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.

    'It's all shoe shops now!': Food For Thought manager laments changes as veggie restaurant closes after 40 years

    'It's all shoe shops now!': Food For Thought manager laments changes as veggie r

    Food For Thought was one of London's first vegetarian restaurants

    Published: 1 April, 2015
    By CAROLINE MORTIMER

    A COVENT GARDEN restaurant dubbed “one of the first vegetarian restaurants in London” will close its doors for the final time in June. 

    Game of Thrones fans flock to Covent Garden to sit on ice throne

    A sculptor adds the finishing touches to the ice throne in Covent Garden

    Published: 16 February, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    GAME of Thrones fans flocked to Covent Garden today to perch on the most coveted seat in Westeros, as the ice throne was unveiled.

    Student plans 'Rowathon' in Covent Garden to raise money for leading autism charity

    James Doble wants other people with autism to have as much support as he did

    Published: 13 February, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    AN autistic student from Camden has organised a 48-hour fundraising 'rowathon', set to take place in the heart of Covent Garden Market .

    Man jailed for managing brothel in Covent Garden and laundering money through charity

    Francis Uwagbae, 51, has been jailed for 15 months

    Published: 14 January, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A MAN who hid behind a charity to launder money made at a Covent Garden brothel has been jailed. 

    Snowflakes and raindrops as Christmas lights are switched on in Covent Garden

    The huge Christmas tree in Covent Garden covered in glowing red and white lights

    The huge Christmas tree in Covent Garden covered in glowing red and white lights

    Published: 5 November, 2014
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    IT MAY only be November, but Covent Garden is already set for the festive season as the switch was flicked on the Christmas lights in the square last night (November 4).