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    Church holds special service for the 160 homeless men and women who died on London's streets

    Members of Streetwise Opera

    Published: 18 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    FOUR men who died in the past year while sleeping on the streets of Camden were honoured at a church memorial service that marked the passing of more than 160 homeless men and women.

    'What a tragic end to life': a coroner's verdict on death of homeless man found collapsed in Camden Town

    Steve Percival

    Published: 18 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A BIG Issue seller found dead with a cigarette believed to be packed with a “legal high” in his hand died from acute heart failure, an inquest has ruled.

    Ribbon is cut on new Hampstead Heath pond island

    Virginia Rounding (in blue beret) cuts the ribbon on new island

    Published: 18 November, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE new island on Hampstead Heath's model boating pond was officially declared open today (Friday) - bringing to an end the controversial two year, £23m dam strengthening project. 

    £1bn Google campus boost for King’s Cross

    The site near King's Cross station earmarked for Google's new base

    Published: 18 November, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    GOOGLE sent its chief executive to King’s Cross to confirm it is building a “campus” on the redeveloped railwaylands.

    Sold out audience watch live cheetah dissection in Camden Town

    The event was described st a once in a lifetime opportunity to see what makes big cats tick

    Published: 17 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT at the ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE

    TICKETS for a live show in Camden Town generally mean catching a rock ’n’ roll band in the back of a pub.

    RSPCA appeal for help in mystery over python found by roadsweeper in Highgate's celebrity row

    The python found in Highgate this week

    Published: 17 November, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    AN exotic python has been found on the loose by roadsweepers in Highgate – and now the RSPCA are hoping readers of the New Journal can help solve the mystery of how it got there.

    Caught on CCTV: Killer buys a bottle of beer minutes after stabbing his wife to death

    CCTV footage shows 56-year-old Jose Leonardo at the Super Choice off-licence in Queen’s Crescent 

    Published: 17 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THIS is the moment a man calmly walked into an off-licence to buy a bottle of beer after stabbing his wife of more than 30 years to death. 

    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.

    Britain's longest-serving prisoner denied parole 40 years after murder conviction

    John Massey in 1976 and after his escape in 2012

    Published: 17 November, 2016
    EXCLUSIVE by DAN CARRIER

    BRITAIN’S longest-serving prisoner has been denied parole for a third time in three years.

    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.

    Jogger goes extra mile to return boy's lost skullcap

    The kippah with Elliot’s mum Frederique Assor, her younger son Emmanuel, and ­Muhammed Abdullah who made a video in an effort to find the owner

    Published: 17 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A JEWISH boy from Belsize Park has been reunited with a skullcap he lost on his way to synagogue last month after being tracked down by a kind-hearted jogger.

    Live from Primrose Hill Library, cinema audiences tune into Alan Bennett’s diaries talk

    After the broadcast:Alan Bennett with Marijke Good, the library’s chairwoman 

    Published: 17 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A LIBRARY was awash with film crews last night (Wednesday) as a question and answer session with playwright Alan Bennett was broadcast live to cinema audiences across the country.

    Nicole Scherzinger brings the X-Factor to Camden pub

    Published: 17 November, 2016

    FORMER Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger could be found pulling pints as she brought an X Factor finalist to a Kentish Town pub.

    Rio's naturist spa blaze was caused by body oil poured on sauna hot stones

    Smoke from the Rio's sauna fire towered above Kentish Town [Pic: Sue Odell]

    Published: 17 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A LUNCHTIME steam session at a naturist spa ended in chaos when a man accidentally poured body oil onto a sauna’s hot stones and set the building on fire.

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan urged to investigate closure of Carpenters Arms

    Elisabeth Bond and Jacqueline Pursey outside the boarded-up Carpenter’s Arms in Frederick Street.

    Published: 17 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    DEVASTATED punters at a boarded-up King’s Cross pub are calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to investigate its closure as part of an inquiry into overseas property developers.