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Friday, April 6, 2018

“Pretty much every day when I walk outside my building, all I can see is dog shit.”

Every window on all five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in Camden needs to be replaced as part of urgent safety works.

A developer has been urged to spare a 200-year-old Georgian villa from the wrecking ball.

A six-year-old girl from West Hampstead has started her own campaign to cut down on plastic waste.

The food’s been eaten, the lights have been taken down and the presents are forgotten about. But more than a month since Christmas Day, a reminder of the festive season can still be seen on Camden streets.

The fascinating history of the Heath is to be revealed with the Heath and Hampstead Society’s unsuccessful legal challenge forming part of the organisation’s first guided walk of 2018. Society member Thomas Radice offers a preview of what walkers can expect to find out.

Camden councillors pointed the finger at school traffic during a council meeting on Monday night as they became the first local authority in the country to adopt strict World Health Organisation (WHO) targets for air pollution.

The Brew House at Kenwood. the exclusive Belsize Park restaurant Artigiano and a famous floating Chinese restaurant are among the Camden food outlets to receive a zero hygiene rating.

The City of London Corporation are calling for plaque sponsors to come forward, as benches are deteriorating and the waiting list grows

Camden Council have revealed the changes to bin collection over the New Year period

Firework watching on Primrose Hill, to “unpretentious fun” in Crouch End, festivities on New Year’s Eve.

Camden Council have been urged to install more electric car charging points in Hampstead.

Fireworks and paper lanterns are to be banned again on Primrose Hill on bonfire night, with the park closed from 9pm.

The Belsize Park Christmas Lights have been axed after Camden Council are set to chop down two of the trees on the route.

The Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq paid tribute to “selflessness volunteers” during her visit to the Royal Free gardens last week.

Drivers who ‘idle’ are set to be given fixed penalty notices if a motion presented to Camden council is approved.

Idling coaches parked illegally in Primrose Hill are destroying the environment, according to John McCririck who has labelled the pollution as “disgusting”.

A new diving board on Hampstead Heath is already a hit with swimmers, and there’s hope it may encourage others to take the plunge.

Residents’ views are being sought on how to improve green spaces in places threatened by the high speed two rail development.

Residents are dismayed after Camden Council began cutting down trees in order to replace a wall in Hampstead Heath.

A planning row has erupted over developer’s threat to build on Hampstead Heath’s North Fairground site.

Fishing has been suspended on all the Hampstead Heath ponds due to an outbreak of the KHV virus which affects carp.

Radical cycling activists brought a major Holloway A-road to a standstill last night.

A radical cycling action group has arranged a “die-in” protest over the “horrendous” safety of Camden Road in Holloway.

The managers of Hampstead Heath and other North London open spaces have warned visitors to be aware of the dangers of contracting Lyme disease from tick bites.

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