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18th November 2017

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    Camden Council rebuffs plea to help save King's Cross swimming pond

    Closed: The King's Cross Pond Club

    Published: 30 November, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SWIMMERS pleading with Camden Council to join their campaign to save a man-made pond in King’s Cross have been sent away from the Town Hall empty-handed.

    Police investigate claims that coach death woman ‘lay under its wheels’

    The scene in Midland Road last night (Tuesday)

    Published: 30 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE are investigating claims that a woman who was killed after being hit by a coach had been lying down under the vehicle’s wheels while it was stopped at traffic lights in King’s Cr

    Family of brave schoolboy tell of treatment ordeal as he fights rare form of leukaemia

    Tony Clark and dad Anthony meet Dele Alli during the Spurs star’s recent visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

    Published: 30 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A FAMILY have been turned upside down after a little boy was diagnosed with one of the world’s rarest forms of leukaemia.

    Python found in Highgate street sent to safe home

    The python found in South Grove last month

    Published: 30 November, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    A PYTHON found by a binman in Highgate Village has been re-homed with a snake expert.

    For rent: Scene of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath's first night

    18 Rugby Street

    Published: 30 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    IT is the grade-II listed townhouse in Bloomsbury where two giants of the literary world, poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, began their romance amidst “Victorian torpor and squalor”.

    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.

    Fancy a lock in? New 'escape game' attraction planned for former Camden Town pub

    Mary Portas and friends try Escape Plan at its current base in Kennington

    Published: 30 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A “LOCK-IN” usually means a few naughty after-hous beers in a backstreet pub with the blinds pulled down

    Woman dies after coach collision in King's Cross

    The scene in Midland Road

    Published: 29 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A WOMAN has been killed after a collision involving a coach in King's Cross this afternoon (Tuesday).

    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.

    Can you help find man who left pensioner fighting for her life after 'nasty' robbery?

    Stella Magarshack suffered a 'massive stroke'

    Published: 29 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE are hoping the public can help track down a suspect who carried out a “nasty robbery” that left an 87-year-old artist fighting for her life in hospital.

    Fly-tipping fines to increase amid claims West Hampstead has become rubbish bag 'obstacle course'

    Chantelle de Villiers at the Town Hall on Monday night

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    PENALTIES for fly-tipping are to be upped as the Town Hall comes under fire for piles of uncollected rubbish stacking up in West Hampstead.

    DJ Sara Cox lights up Christmas tree at St Pancras International

    Published: 25 November, 2016

    TRAIN passengers will light up a 12-foot Christmas tree as they donate to Oxfam at St Pancras International.

    Camden and Islington in police merger

    Penny Banham is leaving her post as Camden's most senior officer

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    CAMDEN’S dedicated police force will be combined with neighbouring Islington next year as part of a cost-cutting merger.

    Parade up for sale but Owl Bookshop is staying put

    Published: 25 November, 2016

    THE owners of a group of shops on Kentish Town Road – including the famous Owl Book Shop – have put them up for sale for around £4million.

    Bungling HS2 officials tell the wrong residents their homes may be demolished

    HS2 will cost a minimum of £56 billion

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    BUNGLING officials working on the controversial High Speed 2 rail link delivered demolition warning letters to the wrong housing block, telling residents their homes would be bulldozed even though