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    Potter’s party – Grayson Perry turns 50

    Grayson Perry with wife Philippa

    Published: 9 April 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    ‘We’re binning the blades’: Killing tools turned into medals of honour

    100 deadly weapons dropped in church’s amnesty bin – with a little help from the Tribune

    Published: 9 April 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Promises, promises... from school meals to council tax and alcohol control zones

    Cllr Terry Stacy

    Published: 9 April 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    IT’S as if they didn’t know a council election was coming.

    Operation Save Emily Thornberry (and our government)

    Ed Balls at Thornhill primary school last week with Ms Thornberry

    Published: 9 April
    RóISíN GADELRAB
    surveys the election race nationally and locally

    Mystery of Bruce Gordon's balcony death fall

    Bruce Gordon

    Detective tells inquest it was unlikely that building worker was pushed from second floor

    Published: 9 April 2010
    by JOSIE HINTON

    ‘Elegant’ skyscrapers are given the go-ahead

    Artist impression of development

    New development will mean 21-storey towers standing over Finsbury Park

    Published: 9 April 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    Skeleton key sales spark a safety alert

    Martin Rutherford and Gary Doolan. A key purchased from a hardware store

    Hardware stores openly handing access to gated communities

    Published: 9 April 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Under-fire for being ‘posh’ Westminster North Conservative candidate Joanne Cash insists…'My background is ‘ordinary’

    Tory candidate Joanne Cash

    Published: 9 April 2010
    by TOM FOOT

    JOANNE Cash has denied claims she is too “posh” to represent Westminster North constituency.

    Easter surprise at Vue cinema in Angel

    Bunny Rabbit

    Published: 9 April 2010
    by NATALIE PECK

    Planners reject student halls appeal for White Lion Street

    White Lion Street

    Developer slams decision by council that ‘squandered’ chance to free up family housing

    Published: 9 April 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    Marshalling goodwill: Finsbury Park Station returns to the days of courtesy

    Finsbury Park commuters to get a helping hand and travel advice from new porter staff

    Published: 9 April 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Jennyfer 'Alex' Spencer – the unanswered questions

    Friends, neighbours and disability campaigners at the vigil for Jennyfer Spencer

    Friends and neighbours hold vigil for disabled woman found dead in flat amid calls for investigation into her care

    Published: 8 April 2010
    by TOM FOOT

    Forest Frederick Edward Yeo-Thomas – ‘Bravest of brave’ war hero honoured

    Mr Yeo-Thomas’ niece Carol Green  unveils the plaque

    Blue plaque for the decorated secret agent who escaped from Nazi death camp

    Published: 8 April 2010
    by DAN CARRIER

    Supermarket set to fund new council properties?

    Architects’ proposals for the site. Inset: The Chester Road block

    Ousted small traders could make way for Tesco or Waitrose store

    Published: 8 April 2010
    by DAN CARRIER

    End of an era as the ‘Queen of Primrose Hill’ closes her shop Welsh's

    June Beechey behind the counter at Welsh’s

    Popular hardware store was opened in Victorian era before couple took over

    Published: 8 April 2010
    by DAN CARRIER

    Who is he, Mr President? It’s that Nic Careem fellow with his autograph book!

    Nelson Mandela

    Nic travels the world to compile a special tribute to his hero Nelson Mandela

    Published: 8 April 2010
    by RICHARD OSLEY

    ZSL London Zoo hit by second male gorilla death

    Yeboah, who recently died at London Zoo.

    Welfare groups call for post mortem results to be released after ‘French Lothario’ Yeboah dies

    Published: 8 April 2010
    by NATALIE PECK

    Asian women being targeted by gunman

    The efit image of the suspect that has been released by police

    Published: 8 April 2010
    by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS

    POLICE believe the man who has carried out four robberies at gunpoint is targeting Asian women. 

    Theatre group up for Oscar as Wilde’s ‘never seen’ play The Duchess of Padua opens at Pentameters Theatre

    ‘Earnest’ excitement in world of drama for UK premiere of Irish playwright’s ‘cursed’ tragedy

    Published: 8 April 2010
    by JOSH LOEB

    News of Ms Glenda Jackson’s retirement was greatly exaggerated

    Chris Philp and David Aaronovitch

    Published: 8 April 2010
    ELECTION DIARY by RICHARD OSLEY

    THE ‘RACIST’ DOCS WHO LET MUM DIE

    Harinder Variah with her young son Ravi, who is now aged 11

    Cash settlement for son Ravi Jacques after Hong Kong hospital death of Harinder Variah

    Published: 8 April 2010
    by DAN CARRIER

    Health News - Why ‘disabled’ and ‘disability’ are more different than you’d think

    Danny Simani

    Polio victim and campaigner calls for change in attitude towards ‘differently-abled’ people

    Published: 8 April, 2010
    by JOSH LOEB

    Glasses raised as walkers win right to stroll in park by canal

    Delighted Leo Chapman: ‘It is a very good result for the public’

    Agreement assures access to space that flat-dwellers were claiming as their own

    Published: 2 April 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    CANAL campaigner Leo Chapman has toasted the news that the public can use a park at City Road Basin in Angel.

    It’s no joke as comic loses housing battle

    Richard Price and Manuela La Rosa. Inset: Jimmy Carr

    Stand-up Carr’s home ‘will be overlooked’ by flats

    Published: 2 April 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    WOMAN WHO HAS WHITTINGTON A&E FATE IN HER HANDS

    Rachel Tyndall

    NHS boss warns of ‘unpalatable’ decisions as £560m cuts loom

    Published: 2 April 2010
    by TOM FOOT

    Appeal for lower allotment price

    Dan Lester and Paul Knight from Veolia

    Published: 2 April 2010
    by JAMIE WELHAM

    US film producer supplies the magic to save occult bookshop

    White knight: Producer and gallery owner Etan Ilfeld

    Published: 2 April 2010
    by ALISTAIR KLEEBAUER

    A 113-YEAR-old occult bookshop which was close to extinction has been saved by a friendly neighbour.

    Algerian’s death in square ‘suspicious’

    Bedford Square: Tent where body was found

    Published: 2 April 2010
    by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS

    AN inquest was opened on Wednesday into the death of a man whose body was found in Bedford Square.

    Part of the union MP accepts Unite cash

    Unite regional secretary Steve Hart with Emily Thornberry – and that £2,000 cheq

    Published: 2 April 2010
    by RICHARD OSLEY

    MAYHEM IN CLASSROOMS - Lessons chaos as Westminster schools employ record numbers of supply teachers

    Jo Shuter,  headteacher at Quintin Kynaston

    Published: 2 April 2010
    EXCLUSIVE by JAMIE WELHAM

    SCHOOLS are employing unprecedented numbers of supply teachers, the West End Extra can reveal.

    Dying woman ‘was left lying in own faeces’ by hospital nurses

    Brenda Wright’s daughters, Violet, Doreen and Patricia. Inset: Brenda Wright

    UCLH bosses at pensioner’s inquest deny their nurses neglected her

    Published: 2 April 2010
    by JOSIE HINTON

    Royal approval! Queen opens futuristic Harley Street clinic

    The Queen is pictured, with Matron of the London Clinic, Amanda Hallums

    Published: 2 April 2010
    By JAMIE WELHAM

    HER Majesty the Queen opened a new pioneering cancer centre in Marylebone this week, writes Jamie Welham.

    ‘There’s no such thing as a bad dog’

    Dale Barter with  his Cairn terriers Betty, 6, and Zorg, 4

    Published: 2 April 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Boroughs issue new manifesto to boost capital’s prosperity

    Guest: Tony Travers

    Central London Forward warns of challenges 

    Published: 2 April 2010
    by JAMIE WELHAM

    Election 2010 – Tory Chris Philp hits back over ‘demeaning’ scrutiny of Conservative Party funding

    36 College Crescent, owned by the Conservatives

    Published: 1 April 2010
    by TOM FOOT

    THE big white mansion house on College Crescent had been Tory blue for more than 100 years.

    Whittington Hospital campaign warned of trade-offs due to funding cuts

    Rachel Tyndall

    Budget will mean ‘unpalatable options’ – NHS boss

    Published: 1 April 2010
    by TOM FOOT

    Walk for tragic Jessie Wright

    Friends walk through streets of King’s Cross in memory of teenager who was found dead

    Published: 1 April 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    THERE was no police escort, no road closures and no official starting time.

    Police hunting Paula Fields' canal killer link case to murder in Amsterdam

    Main image: Paula Fields; inset: Melissa Halstead

    Detectives investigate strikingly similar circumstances in gruesome deaths 11 years apart

    Published: 1 April 2010
    by JOSIE HINTON

    Election 2010 – Labour Party: ‘We’ll bring end to homes sell-offs’

    Ed Miliband with Camden Labour leader Cllr Nash Ali and Frank Dobson

    Comeback manifesto for Labour hinges on winning back estates, but opponents warn government has failed tenants

    Published: 1 April 2010
    by RICHARD OSLEY

    JENNYFER SPENCER DEATH: COPS PROBE

    M&S staff  collecting cash for Jennyfer Spencer’s funeral

    Shop staff launch appeal to give ex-teacher, known locally as Alex, a full funeral

    Published: 1 April 2010
    EXCLUSIVE by TOM FOOT

    Elderly flat-dweller dies in 5am blaze at junction of Grafton Place and Churchway, Somers Town

    Scene of the blaze

    Published: 1 April 2010
    by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS

    AN elderly man has died in a fire which ripped through his Somers Town home of more than 25 years.

    Larry leads way! Palm Sunday march

    Larry the donkey heads Palm Sunday procession along Camden High Street

    Published: 1 April 2010
    by ALISTAIR KLEEBAUER

    SHOPPERS had to look twice as a donkey and his followers stopped traffic in Camden High Street on Sunday.