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23rd April 2019

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    If you had to get to Midtown would you know where to go?

    ‘Midtown’ is already on posters in the area

    Locals say plan to rename historic area is ludicrous and an affront to heritage

    Published: 18 February 2010
    by JOSIE HINTON

    Nick Clegg’s caution on coalition

    Lib Dem PPC Ed Fordham and leader Nick Clegg buy fruit from a trader

    Lib Dem leader says voters want ‘transparency’ as he visits Camden businesses

    Published: 18 February 2010
    by TOM FOOT and RICHARD OSLEY

    Man left to live in ‘horror film’

    The interior of the pensioner’s Hampstead bedsit

    ‘No one speaks to me’: Shock condition of pensioner’s bedsit is revealed after car accident

    Published: 18 February 2010
    by TOM FOO
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    Hand it over! The fan who stole Smiths star’s guitar says, ‘I’m sorry’

    Johnny Marr was playing at the Scala when a Gibson guitar was stolen from him

    Man apologises to musician for snatching instrument after gig and keeping it for 10 years

    Published: 18 February 2010
    by JOSH LOEB

    Flat blaze artist Caroline Dyott: ‘I’ve been so lucky’

    Outside Caroline Dyott’s flat last October. Inset, Ms Dyott, right, with Penny

    Woman who set fire to her own home apologises to neighbours after three months in jail

    Published: 18 February 2010
    by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS

    Whittington Hospital experts fear for jobs as A&E axe looms

    Avril Castellazzo of Walter Castellazzo Design in Highgate

    Trade union tells how specialist staff are working under cloud of uncertainty as NHS officials defend plans that could mean end of Whittington Hospital

    Published: 18 February 2010
    by TOM FOOT

    CCTV appeal in hunt for road rage attacker who struck near Emirates Stadium

    Suspect's car

    Tuesday February 16, 2010

    By ROISIN GADELRAB

    THIS is the car detectives are trying to trace after a motorist stabbed a pedestrian in the face following a heated road rage row outside Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. Detectives released the CCTV images this morning in the hope they could provide vital clues as to the identity of the driver. 

    Police are treating the attack, which happened on Saturday February 6, as a racially aggravated assault. The stabbing followed a row between the motorist, who had two young children in car seats in the back of his car, and a 29-year-old man from Kilburn, at the junction with Benwell Road, Holloway, at lunchtime. Police say they think the driver lost his temper, shouted racial abuse at the victim and the exchange ended with both men spitting at each other. Minutes later, the victim was approached and struck from behind, only later realising he'd been stabbed in the face. The suspect being sought by police is described as stocky, about 5ft 6in tall, in his late 20s with short dark/brown hair, and was wearing blue jeans and a blue or dark coloured bomber type jacket. He spoke with a northern accent. 

    Detective Sergeant Tony Quinlan, investigating, said: "This was a vicious attack carried out for no apparent reason. "Islington Police treats all stabbings very seriously especially those which are racially aggravated. Anyone who recognises this vehicle or thinks they know who this man is should call the Community Safety Unit on 020 7421 0175 and ask for DS Tony Quinlan or DC Peter Smith."

    Anyone with information can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

     

    Islington man found by police in Northern Ireland is sent to jail, 13 years after rapes

    Wysocki

    Monday February 15, 2010

    A RAPIST has begun a prison sentence after being caught 13 years after being involved in attacks on two women. 

    Nick Clegg calls out to small businesses in Kilburn with rates pledge

    Nick Clegg and Ed Fordham

    PICTURED: Nick Clegg and Ed Fordham buy bananas in Kilburn High Road

    WEE EXCLUSIVE - LEAKED MEMO FUELS FRESH ROW ON WESTMINSTER PARKING TICKETS

    Detail from the November email about parking wardens’ performances

    We are pleased about this email, this is what we have been waiting for says warden

    Published: 12 February 2010
    EXCLUSIVE by JAMIE WELHAM

    Free school meals forced down Lib Dems throats?

    John Gilbert

    Lib Dems’ free school meals go-ahead

    Published: 12 february 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    Schools Secretary Ed Balls promotes "Teach First" at Westminster Academy

    Schools Secretary Ed Balls with pupils Kori and Joshua at Westminster Academy

    Published: 12 February 2010
    by  JAMIE WELHAM

    “WHAT does PR mean, sir?”

    Father of strangled Norwegian student Martine Vig Magnussen, launches emotional appeal

    Chief Inspector Jessica Wadsworth, Odd Petter Magnussen and Detective Chief Insp

    Father's walk from college to flat where Norwegian woman was killed

    Published: 12 February 2010
    by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS and CHARLOTTE SUNDBERG

    Bright Sparks – Shop pops up to save broken toasters

    Councillor Katie Dawson

    Electrical goods bound for the skip win reprieve at London’s first council-run repair service

    Published: 12 February 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Stephen Cook case dragging on

    Stephen Cook

    Published: 12 February 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Camden's oldest market in Inverness Street ‘could go under’

    Traders issue appeal for help after sharp decline in their takings

    Published: 11 February 2010
    by JOSIE HINTON

    FOR more than a century it has provided fresh fruit and vegetables to the people of Camden come rain or shine. 

    William Ellis School’s secret Steinway set for encore after repair

    Remus Bigg, Cosmin Modoran and Adoneyas Asfaw-Seyoum

    Musical pupils enjoy vintage piano left neglected for years in hall

    Published: 11 February 2010
    by DAN CARRIER

    THEY are the Ferraris of the piano world, the leading instrument every concert virtuoso wants to use.

    Row over oldest pub theatre (King's Head vs Pentameters): Are they rewriting the script?

    The Pentameters Theatre in Hampstead and the King’s Head in Upper Street

    As historian compiles a history of King’s Head, rival venue hits back with claim it was first

    Published: 11 February 2010
    by JOSH LOE
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    Political parties united against Northern line closures

    Boris Johnson and Nash Ali

    Disastrous effects feared for borough’s businesses

    Published: 11 February 2010
    by JOSIE HINTON

    The campaign for classroom equality and ethnic identity

    Eric and Jessica Huntley

    Dr Aggrey Burke explains how Eric and Jessica Huntley’s Supplementary School Movement gave new immigrants a sense of being Caribbean. By Tom Foot

     

    Published: 11 February 2010

    ERIC and Jessica Huntley shaped and influenced the course of black history in London.

    Fit to burst – Mornington Sport and Fitness Centre re-opens

    Councillors Keith Moffitt and Flick Rea celebrate with youngsters at the centre

    Published: 11 February 2010
    by CONRAD LANDIN

    THE new-look Mornington Sport and Fitness Centre opened on Monday. 

    STARS FIGHT FOR FUTURE OF WHITTINGTON HOSPITAL

    Steve McFadden, who plays Phil Mitchell, is backing the campaign

     Fight to save the lifeline Whittington Hospital gains momentum as more big names speak out and NHS chiefs admit campaigners’ efforts could affect its future

    Published: 11 February 2010
    By TOM FOOT and JOSH LOEB

    Health news - Fine is waived, but why issue a ticket at all?

    Annie Buckley: ‘There should be compensation for the time wasted and anxiety the

    Cushing’s Syndrome sufferer calls for ‘discretion and common sense’ for disabled motorists 

    February 11, 2010
    by TOM FOOT

    ANNIE Buckley gets a lot of parking tickets, despite her “Blue Badge” free parking pass.

    Gay's The Word bookshop hit by rent rocket

    Gay's The Word

    Thursday February 11, 2010

    By CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS

    Indian restaurant closed after discovery of rat droppings in kitchen

    Rat droppings at Lords Indian restaurant in Whitfield Street

    Tuesday February 9, 2010            PIC: Camden Council

    Tributes pour in after John Rety, radical Torriano poet, dies from a heart attack

    John Rety

    JOHN Rety, the man behind the independent poetry performance space the Torriano Meeting House, has d

    Lib Dems: ‘We didn’t nick Labour’s budget!’

    Council leader Terry Stacy

    Lid Dems deny claims as they give the go-ahead to universal free school meals

    Published: 5 February 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    Short, sharp closure will limit Northern Line tube misery, pleads MP Jeremy Corbyn

    MP Jeremy Corbyn

    ‘This is going to be dragged out over 16 months’

    Published: 5 February 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Berthold Lubetkin’s daughter: Save the Finsbury health centre my father designed with love

    Sasha Lubetkin: ‘Consider what you will lose’

    Lubetkin’s favourite building, ‘timelessly beautiful... and much admired all over the world’

    Published: 5 February 2010
    by TOM FOOT

    West End Forum: Iraq Enquiry - Tony Blair’s ‘no regrets’ may return to haunt him, according to Philippe Sands QC

    Philippe Sands: battle-lines are being drawn

    I TOOK the Tube from Swiss Cottage to the Chilcot inquiry at 7am. I queued up and I was fourth in line for Lord Goldsmith. 

    Lisa the musical – a dramatic tribute to Ms Pontecorvo

    Sophie Talbot and Rob Inglis in front of the mural depicting Lisa Pontecorvo

    On stage, the life of inspirational environment campaigner tragically killed in road accident

    Published: 5 February 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Power of music transforms lives at Highbury Grove, Leycock Primary, Highbury Quadrant and Gillespie Primary

    Music First pupils from Highbury Quadrant School practising

    Young orchestra inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema revolution stages concert

    Published: 5 February 2010
    by JOSH LOEB

    ‘If we make voices heard, we can save our Whittington Hospital’

    Whittington Hospital

    HOSPITAL UNDER THREAT: Campaigners to take to streets as famous faces join protest to prevent closure of A&E department. Report by Tom Foot

    Published: 5 February 2010

    Broken Britain (the roads) – £1m repairs

    Council leader Terry Stacy with Councillor Ursula Woolley and Caspar Woolley

    Published: 5 February 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    West End news: Class act of curators for the museum- St Vincent Primary school youngsters take charge of Wallace Collection

    Shhh… it’s a secret: St Vincent’s pupils explore the mysteries of the Wallace Co

    Published: 5 February 2010
    by JAMIE WELHAM

    It sounds like a recipe for a big insurance claim. 

    Friends rally to back Camden Mayor Omar Faruque Ansari after heart attack

    Omar Faruque Ansari gets a health check

    From hospital, the suspended First Citizen tells the New Journal he’s concentrating on getting better as Lib Dems face criticism over reaction to his arrest

    Published: 4 February 2010
    by RICHARD OSLEY and JOSH LOEB

    ‘If we make voices heard, we can save our Whittington Hospital’

    Save Our Whittington Hospital

    HOSPITAL UNDER THREAT: Campaigners to take to streets as famous faces join protest to prevent closure of A&E department. Report by Tom Foot

    Published: 4 February 2010

    NHS out-of-hours doctors under threat

    Regan Scott, from Camden Keep Our NHS Public

    ‘Cheaper’ nurses could take over roles as bidders line up for new NHS contract

    Published: 4 February 2010
    by TOM FOOT

    Fears over safety of fatal-crash junction of Kentish Town Road and Hawley Road

    Victim Jozef Valabik

    Warnings of near-misses at spot where Jozef Valabik died

    Published: 4 February 2010
    by JOSIE HINTON