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23rd March 2017

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    Occupy activist Tom Palmer feared police protest spies before sudden drug death, inquest hears

    Tom Palmer had camped near Camden Lock

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE mother of a prolific activist told an inquest into her son’s death from a drug overdose that his paranoia over state surveillance was “exacerbated and heightened” by undercove

    Before and after, schoolgirl Lucie has the charity chop to donate hair to cancer patients

    Lucie McNicholas during her haircut

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    WITH a deep breath, 10-year-old Lucie McNicholas saw her locks get the chop on Saturday as she cut off her hair to help a cancer charity.

    Revealed: How consultancy firms have already netted £2 million in NHS shake-up

    Candy Udwin, from Camden Keep NHS Public

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    A CONTROVERSIAL shake-up in the way north London’s health services are run has already led to a cash bonanza for private companies.

    Daughter's agony after she was told her dead father was alive by care line operator

    Peter Handley with daughter Sara, who said: ‘I was screaming at them’

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A GRIEVING daughter has said she was told by a telephone care-line operator they had just spoken to her elderly father, when in fact he was lying dead on the floor of his sheltered housing flat.

    It's a Cappucci-NO! Starbucks lose planning appeal bid to open branch in Kentish Town

    A Starbucks franchise store was set to open in the old Best One shop

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    STARBUCKS has been frustrated yet again in its attempt to conquer Kentish Town after a planning inspector ruled the council did not act unfairly when it blocked the opening of a new branch in the h

    First conviction in Camden Town bong ban 'sets precedent' for more police raids

    Police said court ruling gives them "confidence" to push on with operation

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE have vowed to push on with an operation to make Camden Town a bong-free zone after a shopkeeper was convicted yesterday (Wednesday) of selling thousands of items of drug paraphernalia.

    'I'm not a robot': MP Tulip Siddiq tells CNJ why she felt she had to quit over Brexit vote

    Accused of being a 'Brexit blocker', Tulip Siddiq explained her thinking to the New Journal today

    Published: 27 January, 2017
    EXCLUSIVE by RICHARD OSLEY

    HAMPSTEAD and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq today (Friday) said that the parliamentary whip system needed reform after she felt forced to walk away from Labour's shadow front bench over her stance on

    Police could deploy drone cameras as Camden identified as a 'good pilot site'

    Catherine Roper

    DCS Roper said Camden would be a 'good place to trial drones'

    Published: 27 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    CRIME hotspots in Camden could be among the first areas to see drone surveillance cameras deployed by police. 

    Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq quits Labour's front bench over Brexit vote

    Tulip Siddiq sent her resignation letter to Jeremy Corbyn today

    Published: 26 January, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    HAMPSTEAD and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq this evening (Thursday) resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s front bench at Westminster, telling the party leader that she would not be forced into voting for B

    West Hampstead club owner rejects police claims that gangs used it to 'settle their disputes'

    Published: 26 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A LATE-NIGHT bar in West Hampstead that police say was being used by gang members to ­“settle their disputes” has been told it must close one hour earlier in an attempt to end a pat

    Neighbours planning new homes project buy empty Belsize Park church

    Artist’s impression of the two semi-detached houses being proposed for Glenilla Road, Belsize Park

    Published: 26 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    NEIGHBOURS living in a street in Belsize Park have clubbed together to buy an empty church and build new homes for themselves.

    I, Daniel Blake director Ken Loach joins vigil for 'fit to work' man who died on way home from job centre

    Ken Loach addressed the vigil for Lawrence Bond in Kentish Town

     
    Published: 26 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN
     

    Revealed: Where 'firewall' fight for control of the Town Hall could be won - or lost

    Labour winners celebrate a record-breaking win at the 2014 Camden Council elections

    Published: 26 January, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    LABOUR councillors have been told to monitor how the public react to changes to bin collections in order to ensure that the issue does not provide a “spark” for revolt at next year&rsqu

    Police start arresting users of spice as street drug is upgraded to a 'Class B' substance

    Spice, formerly a ‘legal high’, is considered ‘very unpredictable and dangerous’

    Published: 26 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    USERS of highly-addictive synthetic cannabis are being arrested on the streets of Camden for the first time following a controversial change in the law which has been criticised for criminalising t

    I've been vindicated, says Labour member readmitted to party after anti-semitism row

    Terence Flanagan and Councillor Phil Rosenberg

    Published: 26 January, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A FORMER print worker accused of anti-Semitism says he stands vindicated after the Labour Party lifted his suspension and re-admitted him to the party.