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Community groups are celebrating after the owners of the “landmark” Alliance pub in West Hampstead had planning permission for extensive remodelling and redevelopment refused.

This year’s Remembrance Day will see a remarkable multi-faith ceremony bring together the Highgate community to remember the horrors of the First World War on the centenary of its conclusion.

Christmas came early for activists in West Hampstead last night after Camden Council refused to grant christmas tree sellers Pines and Needles a licence to trade from Fortune Green.

“With Universal Credit on one hand and Brexit causing uncertainty over immigration on the other, we’ll probably have queues out of the door.” That’s the warning from Sean Canning, director of the Camden Community Law Centre, as it celebrates its 45th birthday.

As the City of London Corporation (CoLC) consults the public over how to put a radical 10-year “Heath Vision” plan into action, the Heath and Hampstead Society’s John Beyer has emphasised the need to make the Heath accessible to groups who don’t take advantage of it at present.

A rainy Sunday failed to put any snouts out of joint as a band of determined Schnauzer-owners and their four-legged friends took to the Heath last weekend.

Three years after a controversial merger saw Torriano Primary School formed, teachers and governors are celebrating a top-of-the-class Ofsted rating that Camden Council’s education chief said “vindicated” the decision to amalgamate the schools.

Barnet Council’s finances came under scrutiny last week as the fallout continued from the fraud that saw a Capita employee swindle £2m from council coffers.

Hampstead Business Improvement District (BID) rebel Jimmy McGrath – who continues to defy requests to pay the BID levy – saw his day court appearance adjourned for a month yesterday at Highbury Corner magistrates’ court.

The buyer of Branch Hill House in Hampstead has been revealed as Almax Group after it wrote to around 1000 local households informing them of plans for public consultation over the future of the building – including how it could accommodate affordable housing on-site.

When Acland Burghley schoolteachers Celia Greenwood and Teresa Noble were hopefully asking around Camden for a space to hold arts classes back in 1978, they hardly imagined the impact their charity would have on the local community.

A defiant pub landlord is set to appear before magistrates today after refusing to pay the Hampstead Business Improvement District (BID) levy for two years.

Westminster’s Labour opposition is proposing changes to the planning system it claims could stop landmark buildings – such as the St John’s Wood barracks – from lying empty and give local people more of a chance to stand up to developers.

A Muswell Hill building site has been abandoned for nearly two months after the builders went “AWOL”.

Despite a campaign that saw a 4,000-name petition presented to Post Office Ltd and Westminster Council doing “everything it could”, bosses this morning announced they will be proceeding with the planned closure of the crown post office in St John’s Wood.

The 79 Fitzjohn’s Avenue development towers over the centre of historic Hampstead.

Police in Highgate and Crouch End are joining forces at a community open day in order to give the local community the information they need to help prevent crime happening to them.

Primrose Hill schoolchildren are desperate for help uncovering the secrets of their local war memorial.

The Highgate Care Home is tackling the epidemic of loneliness and isolation in elderly people with a hotly-anticipated tea dance this Saturday to celebrate Silver Sunday – a national event drawing attention to the needs of older people.

A father has admitted fraudulently trying to buy his Kilburn council flat under the government’s right-to-buy scheme – despite having lived in Watford for five years.

Hubert de Camillis, known as Hugh, was an artist whose work was exhibited alongside Cezanne, a music critic who befriended the greats of classical guitar music, and a loving father who never stopped being eager to learn.

Alexandra Palace’s theatre has a long history. Unfortunately for lovers of the stage, though, this history is mostly one of dereliction.

Camden’s parking wardens are in the middle of a five-day walkout over demands for a “fairer” pay rise.

Betting chain William Hill Ltd was responsible for a “dangerous muddle” during construction of the shop sign that fell and killed lawyer Jacob Marx in Camden Road, a court heard yesterday.

Hampstead Garden Suburb cellist Wendy Max has helped thousands of children fall in love with music over a 40-year career in music teaching.

The voluntary director of a pioneering Muswell Hill soup kitchen, who also created NextMeal.co.uk, has been honoured by the Prime Minister.

The annual general meeting of Whittington Health – the trust who run the Whittington Hospital in Archway – saw the board’s chairman Steve Hitchins admit community engagement is not up to scratch.

Campaigners have delivered a petition with over 4,000 signatures to the Post Office in hope of persuading it to keep a crown post office operation going in St John’s Wood.

A man who drunkenly attacked and killed an 80-year-old Kentish Town woman in broad daylight at a Camden Road bus stop has been jailed for six years.

Mark Stewart implored the Infected Blood Inquiry to investigate “why he was given contaminated Factor 8 when it was not necessary” by doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

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