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20th October 2017

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    Hundreds sign petition urging council to halt closure of dementia care centre

    Campaigners at the Netherwood Day Centre

    Published: 19 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    MORE than 600 people have signed a petition against the closure of a dementia centre. 

    'We just want to grow leeks': Camden Council to hive off control of allotments to volunteers

    Ray Long, from the Fitzroy Park Allotments Association

    Published: 19 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE Town Hall will end decades of managing allotments from February – leaving reluctant plot-holders to take on the task of collecting rent, resolving disputes and maintaining four sites.

    Public exhibition reveals how new entrance to Camden Town Underground could look

    TfL's plans for a new site in Buck Street

    Published: 19 January, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A MAJOR facelift for Camden Town, this is how City Hall hopes to finally solve the Underground station’s chronic overcrowding problems.

    Police officer fired for unlawfully confiscating driver's keys

    Published: 19 January, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A POLICE officer has been fired after he unlawfully confiscated a drunk driver’s car keys and then lied to colleagues to cover his tracks. 

    Moving final farewell for hero Lido lifeguard Glyn Roberts

    Mourners outside the Lido on the day of the funeral

    Published: 19 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE sheer number of people who wanted to say goodbye to Lido lifeguard Glyn Roberts, who died on New Year’s Day, meant scores who had come to pay their respects had to wait outside the chapel

    Police say they will no longer punish cyclists riding on pavement in Primrose Hill... to make roads safer

    Sergeant Nick Clarke said it was time to understand what forced cyclists onto the pavement

    Published: 18 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE are to stop punishing cyclists who ride on the pavement in Primrose Hill – and instead investigate the conditions that led them to leave the road.

    Fresh bid to re-open famous Black Cap bar is unveiled

    The Black Cap

    Published: 18 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE famous Black Cap – which has been empty in Camden Town for nearly two years – could reopen as a gay pub sharing its space with a theatre company. 

    Man ruled 'fit for work' dies from heart attack on way home from Jobcentre

    Lawrence Bond

    Published: 18 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A MAN collapsed and died in the street after being ruled “fit to work” and forced to sign on. 

    Mayor's pledge to restore neighbourhood policing is merely 'window dressing' for cuts

    Sadiq Khan with Sophie Linden and borough commander Catherine Roper 

    Published: 13 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE Mayor of London’s high-profile pledge to bolster the number of bobbies on the beat has been further knocked by claims that it will amount to a “net gain of zero” additional po

    Teenager guilty of rape and attempted murder of schoolgirl in Hampstead Cemetery

    Hughes stabbed the girl in the neck in a quiet corner of the graveyard 

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A TEENAGER has been found guilty of raping a schoolgirl in Hampstead Cemetery before trying to kill her so she could not report him to police. 

    Threat to school jobs as headteachers grapple with 'zombie budgets' after funding formula change

    Kevin Courtney: 'Begging letters to parents are common'

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SCHOOLS have begun mapping out drastic measures to cope with funding cuts – and jobs are on the line, unions have warned.

    Final farewell to Lido lifeguard Glyn Roberts

    Published: 12 January, 2016

    THE funeral of Parliament Hill Lido lifeguard Glyn Roberts is to be held at midday tomorrow (Friday) at St Pancras cemetery, in East Finchley. Glyn, 48, died on New Year’s Day.

    Official: Torriano School has the best school chef in London

    Terri Carpenter qualifies for a cook off with the other regional winners

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A DINNER lady from a Kentish Town school has been named London’s best school chef in a Masterchef-style cooking comp­etition.

    More traders in Belsize Park hit by break-ins

    A break in at the Late Late Store which the New Journal reported on last week

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A SPATE of burglaries targeting independent businesses in Belsize Park continued this week with more traders hit over the weekend.

    Marilyn Monroe treat for Hampstead bookseller Keith Fawkes at his 75th birthday party

    Keith Fawkes with Antonia Moore

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    HAMPSTEAD antiques and bookseller Keith Fawkes was serenaded by Marilyn Monroe on his 75th birthday.