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18th October 2017

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    Toilet in Camden Town is the second most used in Europe

    Jonathan Simpson said the toilet was a 'Camden success story'

    Published: 3 February, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A POP-UP toilet in Camden Town is the second-most used in Europe, with approx­imately 500 visits per weekend, Camden Council has said.

    Plea to protect dementia day centre from closure threat

    Social services chief Cllr Georgia Gould (right) disagreed with campaigner Jane Clinton at the Town Hall meeting

    Published: 3 February, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    CAMPAIGNERS aiming to save a dementia day centre from being axed have accused the Town Hall of using false figures as it outlines the case for its closure.

    'Circle of life' talk for pupils after school chickens are killed

    Hinge and Bracket

    Published: 3 February, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A HEADTEACHER has said his school is being frank with pupils over the sad death of its playground chickens in a ­suspected animal attack.

    Woman abandoned as a baby 70 years ago finds family after New Journal appeal

    Linda Wright with a 1945 newspaper clipping about the day she was abandoned in King's Cross, and her father Carl Durnen

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    EXCLUSIVE by TOM FOOT

    A GREAT-grandmother who has been searching for information about her parents all her life after she was abandoned as a baby has discovered who her father was – and been chatting with her new

    Deselected: The axe-wielding, loose cannon councillor who wanted to fight the flak

    Jonny Bucknell

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ONE of Camden’s best known councillors says his political career has been brought to a crashing end by his own party, after he was stopped from defending his seat at the next Town Hall electi

    Bowling club bid for luxury housing gets Whitehall approval

    How the Mansfield Bowling Club site will look

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    MORE than 100 years of sporting history in the heart of Dartmouth Park is set to end forever after a Whitehall planning inspector ruled a luxury housing development can be built on the site of a bo

    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.

    Plaque unveiled to Madness at Dublin Castle pub

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    MADNESS having a pint in the Dublin Castle?

    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