The Independent London Newspaper
25th September 2017

West Hampstead

    Locals want planning protection for The Alliance pub in West Hampstead as it goes up for sale

    The Alliance in Mill Lane

    Published: 28 January, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A PARADE of independent shops and businesses could wither and die if a popular pub shuts, according to West Hampstead campaigners.

    Imelda Staunton tells Town Hall: New housing development will ruin 'village feel' of West Hampstead

    Imelda Staunton tells Town Hall: New housing development will ruin 'village feel

    The designs for the former council offices in West End Lane

    Published: 20 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    OSCAR-nominated actress Imelda Staunton has urged the Town Hall to reject proposals to bulldoze its former offices in the heart of West Hampstead to make way for a new housing complex.

    Robber in £6k raid on church post office 'struggled with electronic doors'

    Published: 18 January, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A ROBBER almost trapped himself inside a church because he couldn’t work out how to use the electronic exit doors.

    Hundreds of objections filed over redevelopment plan for West Hampstead council offices

    West Hampstead

    How the West End Lane development could look

    Published: 18 January, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    RESIDENTS battling against plans to build blocks of flats on a plot of council-owned land in the heart of West Hampstead have handed hundreds of individual objections to the Town Hall. 

    WATCH: Dame Edna star Barry Humphries appears at Town Hall but fails to stop next door's basement

    Barry Humphries with his wife, Lizzie Spender, at the Town Hall

    Published: 22 December, 2015
    By ELLA JESSEL

    DAME Edna Everidge star Barry Humphries has told of his “disappointment” after he and his wife lost a bid to have their next-door neighbour’s plans for a basement excavation throw

    The Thick Of It actress Rebecca Front is star guest at West Hampstead Library

    Rebecca Front with West End Lane Books owner Danny Van Emden, right, and shop wo

    Rebecca Front with West End Lane Books owner Danny Van Emden, right, and shop worker Heidi Blackab

    Published: 14 December, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    THE Thick Of It star Rebecca Front has revealed how she once whacked a comedian on the head with her handbag to avoid being part of his “audience participation” routine. <

    Dame Edna star fears home is at risk to basement dig next door

    Dame Edna

    Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage

    Published: 3 December, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by ELLA JESSEL

    ONLY the very bravest would dare to ruffle the feathers of Dame Edna Everage, known around the world for her uncompromisingly sharp tongue.

    Evicted Camden Mothership squatters leave West Hampstead council offices

    Evicted Camden Mothership squatters leave West Hampstead council offices

    The scene at West End Lane this morning (Pic Ian Cohen)

    Published: 28 November, 2015
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    SQUATTERS who occupied vacant council offices in West Hampstead with the aim of turning them into a community centre and internet cafe packed up and left the building this morning (Saturday) after

    Judge tells squatters they must leave council buildings left empty for two years

    The squatters are joined by Green Party councillor Sian Berry outside court this morning (Friday)

    Published: 27 November, 2015
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A GROUP of squatters occupying Camden Council's former office buildings in West Hampstead have been ordered to leave immediately by a judge.

    Scotland Yard rules 'skeleton in the cemetery' murder case could still be solved 60 years later

    Marion Duignan's remains were found at Hampstead Cemetery in 1956 Pic:Oxyman

    Published: 26 November, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    AS cold cases go, the unsolved mystery as to how the skeleton of a murdered model found – above ground – in Hampstead Cemetery nearly six decades ago is close to freezing.

    Labour chiefs ignore pleas to work with squatters in council offices as they press ahead with legal action

    Councillors Flick Rea and Angela Pober meet the Camden Mothership squatters in W

    Councillors Flick Rea and Angela Pober meet the Camden Mothership squatters in West Hampstead

    Published: 26 November, 2015
    By ELLA JESSEL

    COUNCILLORS have criticised the Town Hall for the “criminal waste” of a public building after visiting squatters at a West Hampstead office block that has been left abandoned for almost

    Crowds turn out to hear astronaut Chris Hadfield explain what it's really like in space

    Chris Hadfield at the event organised by West End Lane Books

    Chris Hadfield at the event organised by West End Lane Books

    Published: 23 November, 2015
    By PAUL COWLING

    HUNDREDS of space fans landed in Swiss Cottage this week to hear astronaut Chris Hadfield talk about his time orbiting the Earth.

    Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers says Camden would be 'stupid' to evict squatters from council offices

    Piers Corbyn is a 'negotiator' for the Camden Mothership

    Published: 18 November, 2015
    By ELLA JESSEL

    PIERS Corbyn – brother of Labour Party leader Jeremy – has urged the Town Hall not to evict a group of squatters occupying a disused council office block in West Hampstead.

    Former council offices in West Hampstead squatted

    Squatters inside the former council offices in West Hampstead this afternoon (Friday)

    Published: 13 November, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE by ELLA JESSEL

    A GROUP of squatters has occupied the former council offices in West Hampstead.

    Rebus author Ian Rankin urges book lovers to shop local on visit to West Hampstead

    Rebus author Ian Rankin urges book lovers to shop local on visit to West Hampste

    Author Ian Rankin at West End Lane Books in West Hampstead with event organiser Danny van Emden and shop manager Kim Morris

    Published: 13 November, 2015
    By STEVE BARNETT

    INSPECTOR John Rebus creator Ian Rankin urged readers to keep using independent bookshops as he visited West Hampstead on Saturday.