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19th August 2017

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    Residents warn: 'Safer' route through Camden Town will actually put cyclists at risk

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    A NEW route for cyclists between Camden Town and Regent’s Park is at the centre of a debate over whether it will improve road safety.

    Relatives of Short brothers aircraft pioneers want to restore crumbling graves in Hampstead Cemetery

    Great-great niece Liz Walker and husband Barrie and, below, the overgrown grave of Horace Short in West Hampstead 

     
    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By ELLA JESSEL
     

    Owners of famous Koko nightclub want to build boutique hotel next door

    A cupola on the former Camden Palace's dome roof will be reintated [Pic Archer Humphryes Architects]

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By ELLA JESSEL

    THE owners of KOKO nightclub have unveiled plans to build a boutique hotel on top of a disused pub as part of an overhaul of the Camden Town venue.

    ‘Mind over batter’ It’s a brainy bake off fund-raiser at Bloomsbury hospital

    Sophie Thompson and Joanna David inspect a cake

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    TELEVISION actresses Sophie Thompson and Joanna David judged a “bake off” competition at the country’s leading brain hospital. 

    Lost in Lapland: Mother calls for holiday refund after daughter goes missing on Northern Lights sleigh trip

    Charli Faux with her daughter Scarlett moments before they were separated on what should have been a dream Christmas holiday

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    A MOTHER is demanding a £3,000 holiday refund after her young daughter was “lost” in an Arctic Circle wilderness during a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas trip to Lapland.

    Farewell to Sybil Shine, former councillor dies at 80

    Sybil Shine

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By ERIC GORDON

    SYBIL Shine, a former Camden Labour councillor, who fought radical causes throughout her life, has died at 80.

    Top designer Sir Kenneth Grange urges Camden Council to block 'grotesque' basement plan

    Sir Kenneth Grange lives in Hampstead [Pic: Geoff Sheppard]

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By ELLA JESSEL

    DIGGING a basement under your home is a sure-fire way to upset your neighbours and in Hampstead it is not unusual to discover you have unwittingly ruffled the feathers of an A-list pop star or a Hi

    Parliament Hill Lido falls silent after sudden death of hero lifeguard

    Glyn Roberts pictured at the Hampstead Heath ponds on Christmas Day

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE Parliament Hill Lido fell silent and the waters were still this week after it was closed as a mark of respect to a hero lifeguard who died suddenly on New Year’s Day.

    Chorus of approval for care home piano

    Music therapist Gary Ansdell at the piano with Rathmore House resident John Beaver

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT and ZITA LANZARA

    THE triumphant conclusion of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy resonated through a care home as one resident rekindled childhood memories of playing the piano.

    Royal Free Hospital boss David Sloman is knighted among New Year's honours

    Sir David Sloman

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    THE top boss of the Royal Free Hospital and the artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre were among those collecting awards in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

    Go-ahead for new housing development behind Chalk Farm tube station

    How the new development will look

    Published: 3 January, 2017
    By ELLA JESSEL

    RESIDENTS say they are “disappointed” after plans for a 77-home development on former police garages by Chalk Farm tube station were given the go-ahead.

    How we spread Christmas hamper joy across Camden thanks to your generosity

    Rita Fitzgerald receives a hamper

    Published: 29 December, 2016

    THE scriptwriters of the Christmas Day episode of EastEnders had soap’s most famous pensioner Dot Cotton eating her dinner with only a stray cat for company, having pulled her table cracker h

    How did you spend Christmas Day? Jumping into ice cold pond water on Hampstead Heath

    The scene at the ponds on Christmas Day

    Published: 29 December, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    A GHOST from Christmases past appeared at the Hampstead Heath Christmas Day swim this year – in the form of a medal cast 101 years ago for the winner of the annual festive races.

    Man dies in fire tragedy on Boxing Day

    The damaged flat in Hawley Road

    Published: 29 December, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN and ELLA JESSEL

    DETECTIVES are investigating the circumstances behind a fire which killed a man in a Boxing Day blaze at his home in Camden Town. 

    Neighbour sends note to Christmas lights house: 'Your display is so bad I'm moving'

    The decorated house in Highgate, and below a 'disgruntled' neighbour's objection

    Published: 28 December, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER