The Independent London Newspaper
23rd April 2017

Hampstead

    Marilyn Monroe treat for Hampstead bookseller Keith Fawkes at his 75th birthday party

    Keith Fawkes with Antonia Moore

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    HAMPSTEAD antiques and bookseller Keith Fawkes was serenaded by Marilyn Monroe on his 75th birthday.

    Anger as couple tell inspector that basement next to Air Studios could be dug out during orchestra breaks

    Musicians at Air Studios are worried recording work will be brought to a halt by noisy construction, with Brian May among the opponents [Pics: Marcen27 and Paul Capeville]

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A COUPLE in a long-running battle to dig out a new basement at their home next to the world-famous Air Studios have suggested doing some of the work while orchestras are on their lunch breaks.

    Top designer Sir Kenneth Grange urges Camden Council to block 'grotesque' basement plan

    Sir Kenneth Grange lives in Hampstead [Pic: Geoff Sheppard]

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By ELLA JESSEL

    DIGGING a basement under your home is a sure-fire way to upset your neighbours and in Hampstead it is not unusual to discover you have unwittingly ruffled the feathers of an A-list pop star or a Hi

    How did you spend Christmas Day? Jumping into ice cold pond water on Hampstead Heath

    The scene at the ponds on Christmas Day

    Published: 29 December, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    A GHOST from Christmases past appeared at the Hampstead Heath Christmas Day swim this year – in the form of a medal cast 101 years ago for the winner of the annual festive races.

    Bird lover Bill Oddie asks for permission to cut down trees causing cracks to his Hampstead home

    Bill Oddie says he feels he has no choice

    Published: 14 December, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    WITH its array of bird-feeders dangling from tree branches, lush plant-life and collection of ponds, wildlife expert Bill Oddie’s garden is an oasis for his feathered friends.

    Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq votes against Brexit timetable

    Around 75 percent of Tulip Siddiq's constituents wanted the UK to stay in the EU

    Published: 8 December, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    Bar firm's plan to re-open Old White Bear, the Hampstead pub closed for three years

    The Old White Bear PIC: Ewan Munro

    Published: 2 December, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    IT has been gathering dust for almost three years but a plan has now been unveiled to turn a much-loved pub in the heart of Hampstead village into “a local institution” once again.

    Nurses’ revolt brews over Royal Free Hospital’s longer shifts

    Royal Free Hospital

    Published: 1 December, 2016
    EXCLUSIVE by TOM FOOT

    A NURSING rebellion is building inside the Royal Free with staff threatening to jump ship to neighbouring hospitals after they were “forced to work harder for less money”.

    I wasn't scared, says hospital worker who found Royal Free tarantula

    The tarantula found in a box of bananas in Hampstead

    Published: 30 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A KITCHEN-HAND used a stainless-steel pot to capture a large tarantula on the loose in the Royal Free – before offering the thirsty stowaway a drink of water.

    Tarantula found at Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead

    The tarantula believed to have got to Hampstead in a box of bananas Pic: RSPCA

    Published: 29 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A TARANTULA believed to have stowed away in a box of bananas from Costa Rica caused a scare after turning up at the Royal Free Hospital.

    Jenni Lomax steps down as director of Camden Arts Centre after 26 years

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By GERALD ISAAMAN

    THE director of the Camden Arts Centre is stepping down after 26 years at the helm.

    Camden Arts Centre officially listed as a community asset

    Published: 21 November, 2016
     

    AN arts centre in Hampstead has been listed for planning protection.

    Actor who lost leg in 7/7 bombings to take on lead role in King Lear

    David Gardner was injured in the Edgware Road tube bombing on 7/7

    Published: 17 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    AN actor who lost one of his legs in the 7/7 bombings is preparing to play the lead role in a Shakespeare production that has stirred memories of his late father.

    Katherine Mansfield fans call for writer's former Hampstead home to be protected

    The writer’s former home in East Heath Road Pic: Paul Capewell

    Published: 17 November, 2016
    EXCLUSIVE by ELLA JESSEL

    A LITERARY society has said it is “dismayed” at plans to develop the ­former home of author Katherine Mansfield where a private printing press was established.

    Obituary: Margaret Hepburn - codebreaker, swimmer and champion for the elderly

    Margaret Hepburn took up swimming at the Heath Ladies’ Pond in her 70s

    Margaret Hepburn took up swimming at the Heath Ladies’ Pond in her 70s

    Published: 3 November, 2016
    by ELLA JESSEL