The Independent London Newspaper
14th December 2018

Swiss Cottage

    Neighbours object to plan to turn strip club into a nightclub

    Secrets in Finchley Road

    Published: 3 June, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    ATTEMPTS to turn a long-established strip club into a 300-capacity nightclub have come under fire from residents in West Hampstead. 

    Pensioner left fighting for his life in hospital after brawl outside Swiss Cottage pub

    Two men were taken to hospital by paramedics 

    Published: 30 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a fight in Swiss Cottage that left a 72-year-old man with life-threatening head injuries last night.

    'One of the worst pubs in the world' to be bulldozed for new flats development

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    A FORMER pub in Finchley Road will be demolished to make way for nine flats and a shop.

    Teacher jailed for fire in flat where daughter lay sleeping

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A TEACHER who set fire to the Swiss Cottage flat where her daughter lay sleeping has been jailed for three and half years.

    The Winch to launch second hand bike shop at 100 Avenue Road

    Chief executive of the Swiss Cottage community centre, Paul Perkins, said the project will offer more job opportunities to young people

    Published: 24 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A Swiss Cottage community centre are launching a bike repair shop this week at the 100 Avenue Road, which has stood empty since developers took it over last year. 

    From Thai jail to booming business: Young entrepreneur thanks The Winch for helping to turn his life around

    Amaru Fleary was held in prison for four weeks

    Amaru Fleary was held in prison for four weeks

    Published: 12 March, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A BUDDING entrepreneur who was locked up in Thailand for using counterfeit money says his life has been turned around with the help of a Swiss Cottage community centre.

    Head at Isis suspect Mohammed Emwazi's former school says it's 'business as usual' after week of press attention

    Alex Atherton outside Quintin Kynaston school

    Published: 5 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE headteacher at a Swiss Cottage school rocked by claims that three former pupils have travelled abroad to join terrorist groups insisted this week that it was “business as usual” in

    Former Quintin Kynaston head Jo Shuter said Mohammed Emwazi taught an 'ethos of tolerance'

    Quintin Kynaston Mohammed Emwazi

    Mohammed Emwazi went to the school in Marlborough Hill until 2006

    Published: 2 March, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A FORMER headteacher at Quintin Kynaston has defended the school's efforts to tackle extremism while she was at the helm, following claims that three former pupils had travelled abroad to take

    Woman found guilty over fire at Swiss Cottage flat where daughter lay sleeping

    The accused was cleared of three charges

    Published: 2 March, 2015
    By ALICE HUTTON

    A TEACHER has been found guilty of attempted arson whilst being reckless after a fire at a Swiss Cottage flat where her seven-year-old daughter was asleep, a court has heard.

    Movie money used to buy beehives for council estate

    Honey volunteers Sara Bell and Ron Fletcher check on the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate bees. 

    Published: 17 February, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THERE were tense scenes in Swiss Cottage this weekend as beekeepers checked in on their hives for the first time since a recent cold snap. 

    The Winch appeals for council help in search for new home

    Winch chief executive Paul Perkins

    Published: 13 February, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A COMMUNITY centre is calling on Camden Council to help them find a long-term solution for their ageing building after missing out on a new home in the row over plans to build a sky-scraper in Swis

    Reunited! Lost Burmese kitten returned to owner safe and sound

    Sam, 8, together again with Jax the kitten

    Published: 2 February, 2015
    By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

    A PEDIGREE kitten which had been missing for almost a week, has been reunited with his owners following the New Journal's appeal.

    'We must persevere', Nick Clegg tells Camden Liberal Democrats in visit to Swiss Cottage

    Maajid Nawaz and Nick Clegg

    Maajid Nawaz and Nick Clegg at the Tavistock Centre 

    Published: January 30, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    Developers appeal against block on Swiss Cottage skyscraper

    Published: 27 January, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A CONTROVERSIAL tower block scheme in the heart of Swiss Cottage is set to be considered by a Whitehall planning inspector after housing developers appealed against a Town Hall decision to block th

    Return of suspended primary school headteacher delayed

    Beatrix Simpson is returning to work at George Eliot in Swiss Cottage

    Published: 16 January, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE return of a headteacher who was suspended during an investigation into “safeguarding concerns” has been delayed at the last minute.