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    Volunteers urge Camden Council to help find homes for more refugees

    Issy Good speaking at Monday night's full council meeting

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE Town Hall was thanked this week for resettling Syrian refugees in the borough, and then told to do much more.

    How companies bought their way to top of Camden Council's Twitter feed (without you knowing)

    Camden Council endorsed clothing firm Ted Baker on Twitter

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMDEN Council pumped out social media posts advertising a major clothing label without telling residents it had been paid to do so, writes Richard Osley.

    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.

    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. 

    Camden Town church gets go-ahead for live gigs

    Father Tom Plant (far right), the vicar at St Michael’s Church in Camden Town, with Brendan Collins, Jim Moreton and verger Richard Gosnold

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A CAMDEN Town vicar is rejoicing after plans to turn his church into a live music venue were approved, despite fears it could lead to an increase in violence.

    Stabbing in West Hampstead sparks plea for more CCTV cameras

    Veronica Beatty and Micky West, part of the cab office team 

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    THE owner of a minicab firm is demanding CCTV is installed in West Hampstead after a young man came rushing into her office after being stabbed.

    ‘No more cuts’ for fire brigade, warns review ordered by Mayor

    Crews were busy in Finchley Road when a fire broke out in Camden Town

    Crews were busy in Finchley Road when a fire broke out in Camden Town. Picture: Shademan Irvanipour

    Published: 24 November, 2016
    by WILLIAM McLENNAN 

    Pensioner left fighting for her life after 'nasty robbery' in Camden Town

    Stella Magarshick is in hospital in a 'critical' condition

    Published: 24 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    AN 87-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being the victim of a "nasty robbery" in Camden Town. 

    Hampstead Heath will look the way it did before, say City of London chiefs as controversial dam work comes to an end

    Virginia Rounding cuts the ribbon on the island with no name

    Published: 24 November, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE new island on Hampstead Heath’s model boating pond was officially declared open on Friday, bringing an end to the controversial £23million dam-strengthening project.

    'It's a total disaster': Model boating enthusiasts say their favourite pond has been ruined by dam work

    The new look to the boating pond on Hampstead Heath

    Published: 24 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    HAMPSTEAD Heath's famous model boating pond has been “ruined” by a recent overhaul, according to life-long enthusiasts.

    Final farewell to Big Issue seller with a 'terrific sense of humour'

    Donald Winters

    Published: 24 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A BIG Issue seller with Parkinson’s Disease was given a moving send-off this week by his carers and best friend. 

    Father-of-three killed in bus collision was 'loved by everyone'

    Brent Francis died in the early hours of Saturday

    Published: 24 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A DEDICATED father-of-three who was killed by a bus on his way home from a night out has been described by friends as a “lovely man” who was like “north London’s Del Boy&rdq

    Stressed-out councillors urged to meditate for ten minutes a day

    Members tried out Mindfulness techniques at the Town Hall on Monday

    Published: 24 November, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    STRESSED-OUT councillors and officers at the Town Hall are being urged to spend 10 minutes a day in meditation sessions in a bid to calm their racing emotions.

    Appeal to find Robert Duff: Daughter speaks for first time about family's pain over mystery disappearance

    A young Stephanie and Charlotte with their father Robert

    Published: 24 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE daughter of a man who has been missing for nearly four years has spoken for the first time of the heartache of not knowing if he is dead or alive. 

    My first Christmas

    Christmas

    Published: 21 November, 2016
     

    For the Christmas of 1984 there was only one toy brand on every boy’s list: Transformers.