The Independent London Newspaper
17th August 2017

Holborn

    Boy injured in Holborn lorry collision

    Published: 3 December, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD boy is being treated in hospital after a lorry collision in Holborn this afternoon (Saturday).

    Fears for Camden's local history archives if flats scheme at Holborn Library is expanded

    How the library in Holborn could look if a redevelopment scheme is approved

    Published: 27 October, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    THE Town Hall has been accused of putting profits before the history of the borough with plans to shrink the archive collection at Holborn Library to make way for more flats on the site.

    School 'quietly shelves' controversial rule forcing pupils to walk with hands behind their back

    St George The Martyr School

    Published: 22 September, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A SCHOOL’S controversial rule that primary aged pupils should keep their  hands clasped behind the backs when walking has been “quietly shelved”.

    Dickens fans object to basement plan next to Oliver Twist writer's former home

    The Charles Dickens Museum in Doughty Street

    Published: 19 May, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A WORLDWIDE legion of Charles Dickens fans has joined the fight to block a basement development next to his former home, amid claims that it will ruin life at the museum set up in the Oliver Twist

    'R2D2? He's not just a cute Star Wars robot, he's like Moses', academic tells ethics debate

    Professor Francesca Stavrakapolou loves R2D2

    Published: 31 March, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    FOR decades he has been seen by the casual viewer of Star Wars as a bit of a comedy sidekick, a robot droid character who raised a smile by bleeping in all the right places.

    The Ethical Society is being unethical, says first member in its history to be expelled

    Conway Hall in Holborn

    Published: 18 March, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    THE Ethical Society has acted... unethically, claims a long-serving member of the group after being accused of running a “campaign of harassment”.

    Historic England conservation body hit out at Panther House redevelopment plan

    Panther House in Gray's Inn Road

    Panther House in Gray's Inn Road

    Published: 10 March, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A CAMPAIGN to save a cluster of buildings in Holborn that are home to scores of artists’ studios and a much-loved greasy spoon café has received a boost after Historic England urged co

    Former public toilets set to be turned into underground noodle restaurant

    Former public toilets set to be turned into underground noodle restaurant

    The toilets in Guilford Place

    Published: 18 February, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    UNDERGROUND toilets shut by Camden Council nearly 30 years ago are set to be converted into a noodle restaurant.

    Leading TV news anchors back campaign to save 'greasy spoon' cafe near ITN headquarters

    Owner Erdogan Garip with Andrew’s café staff members Elly Bakir and Chelsiu Anca

    Published: 21 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A TRIO of the country’s best-known TV news anchors have backed a campaign to save a much-loved greasy spoon café from being bulldozed to make way for luxury flats.

    Panther House artists and small businesses face eviction to make way for luxury flats complex

    Panther House

    Published: January 14, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    TENANTS of an industrial warehouse in Holborn have warned that redeveloping the building will force out a “unique” community of artists and small businesses cultivated over decades.

    Lena Jeger, Barry Sheene and Virginia Woolf among candidates to be honoured with new Holborn road

    Councilllors Awale Olad and Julian Fulbrook with Joanne Morgan from the Tybald's Estate Tenants Association and, below, Lena Jeger and Barry Sheene

    Published: 4 December, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A POLL has opened to decide who should be honoured by having a new road in Holborn named after them, with former MP Lena Jeger, motorcycle champion Barry Sheene, novelist Virginia Woolf and Mary Pr

    'Gone in 5 seconds': How long does it take to pinch your bike even if it has got a D-Lock?

    A man sought by police standing near Sarah Macken's bike, locked up in Lincoln's Inn

    Published: 26 November, 2015
    By ELLA JESSEL

    IN all, it takes a matter of five seconds and then the racing bike, worth around £1,000, is gone. 

    Hairdresser shuts up shop after '40 marvellous years'

    Hairdresser Ivan Sibilant is moving

    Published: 13 November, 2015
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A BLOOMSBURY hairdresser who closed his doors this week for the last time has thanked his loyal customers for 40 marvellous years.

    Camden's planning system under microscope again as councillors clash over Lincoln's Inn

    Planning chairwoman Heather Johnson warned the committee that they had only seven minutes left to decide the fate of Lincoln's Inn

    Published: 12 November, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A CRUCIAL meeting to decide the future of historic Lincoln’s Inn in Holborn descended into farcical scenes as councillors complained they were being rushed into voting yes-or-no without the c

    Parent backlash as primary school rules all pupils must spend day walking with their hands behind their backs

    Parent backlash as primary school rules all pupils must spend day walking with t

    St George the Martyr School

    Published: 5 November, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by ELLA JESSEL

    PARENTS have hit out at a “repressive” new school rule which demands that their children walk with their hands clasped behind their backs at all times.