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28th June 2017

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    Fresh bid to re-open famous Black Cap bar is unveiled

    The Black Cap

    Published: 18 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE famous Black Cap – which has been empty in Camden Town for nearly two years – could reopen as a gay pub sharing its space with a theatre company. 

    Man ruled 'fit for work' dies from heart attack on way home from Jobcentre

    Lawrence Bond

    Published: 18 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A MAN collapsed and died in the street after being ruled “fit to work” and forced to sign on. 

    Mayor's pledge to restore neighbourhood policing is merely 'window dressing' for cuts

    Sadiq Khan with Sophie Linden and borough commander Catherine Roper 

    Published: 13 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE Mayor of London’s high-profile pledge to bolster the number of bobbies on the beat has been further knocked by claims that it will amount to a “net gain of zero” additional po

    Teenager guilty of rape and attempted murder of schoolgirl in Hampstead Cemetery

    Hughes stabbed the girl in the neck in a quiet corner of the graveyard 

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A TEENAGER has been found guilty of raping a schoolgirl in Hampstead Cemetery before trying to kill her so she could not report him to police. 

    Threat to school jobs as headteachers grapple with 'zombie budgets' after funding formula change

    Kevin Courtney: 'Begging letters to parents are common'

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SCHOOLS have begun mapping out drastic measures to cope with funding cuts – and jobs are on the line, unions have warned.

    Final farewell to Lido lifeguard Glyn Roberts

    Published: 12 January, 2016

    THE funeral of Parliament Hill Lido lifeguard Glyn Roberts is to be held at midday tomorrow (Friday) at St Pancras cemetery, in East Finchley. Glyn, 48, died on New Year’s Day.

    Official: Torriano School has the best school chef in London

    Terri Carpenter qualifies for a cook off with the other regional winners

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A DINNER lady from a Kentish Town school has been named London’s best school chef in a Masterchef-style cooking comp­etition.

    More traders in Belsize Park hit by break-ins

    A break in at the Late Late Store which the New Journal reported on last week

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A SPATE of burglaries targeting independent businesses in Belsize Park continued this week with more traders hit over the weekend.

    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.

    Protesters fight third bid to close West Hampstead dementia care centre

    Camden has been warned shutting down the Netherwood Day Centre would be a 'backward step'

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    CAMPAIGNERS have swung back into action after the council launched a third move to close a dementia day centre.

    Swiss Cottage School reveals proposals to break away from council control to be run as an academy

    Swiss Cottage School

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A SCHOOL is set to test opinion with a proposal to become the first in Camden to break away from council control to be run as an academy, it was revealed last night (Wednesday).

    Thieves pose as immigration officers in violent burglary leading to fears victim was ethnically profiled

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THIEVES posing as immigration officers carried out a violent burglary in Regent’s Park, leading to fears that criminals are picking victims on the basis of their nationality. 

    Kentish Town estate agency closes branch a year after big 'craft beer effect' launch

    The 'we have moved' sign (and a prankster's addition) at Greene and Co in Kentish Town

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    WITH Kentish Town now ranked as a million-pound neighbourhood in terms of London’s raging property market, estate agents have targeted NW5 in a stampede for business.

    50 metre tree in Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig's back garden faces chop over root cracks

    The tree in Camden Town and Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz [Pic: Georges Bard]

    Published: 11 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    A SOARING plane tree in the back garden of Hollywood stars Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig is under threat after a neighbour claimed its roots are damaging their home.

    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.