Thursday, July 20, 2017

A plan meant to safeguard the future of a 115-year-old library through its relocation has been condemned as “tragic”.

A threat to close a well-loved library. Angry neighbours forming a campaign in protest. A cash-strapped council accused of trying to make money from the sale of a public building.

A once-beloved Maida Vale hotel and bar is being neglected by its owners and Westminster council is failing to act, the area’s MP has complained.

The final plan for a town hall’s redevelopment has been met by a public outcry.

The iconic Golders Green Hippodrome, formerly a BBC concert venue, is back on the market after months of speculation about its sale.

Catherine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, and David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, called on Council leader Claire Kober to “pause” the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) in the wake of national fire safety concerns.

Concerns have been raised over a failure to begin restoration work on Alexandra Palace’s TV studios.

Two women who arrived in the UK as refugees have returned to the school where they became friends.

Campaigners have begged an arts centre to abandon plans to relocate a much loved library at a packed public meeting.

After receiving the results of independent fire safety tests, commissioned after the tragedy at Grenfell towers, Camden is being forced to remove all their cladding from five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in Swiss Cottage.

Supporters of a library faced with relocation are up in arms after discovering there are no plans to hold a full public consultation and an “in principle” decision to sell its site was approved.

A plan to relocate a 110-year-old library is causing consternation among users and led to a split among campaigners.

Ambitious plans to transform a church have been unveiled as part of a planning application.

Suspicions a much-loved public library could be moved have led to anxiety for its supporters.

A historical treasure trove has revealed its secrets during excavations and works to restore Alexandra Palace’s Victorian Theatre.

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor hopes to realise her mother’s dying ambition to become a famous artist.

The introduction of plans to relocate a 110-year-old library to a nearby arts centre has been met with resistance by users.

A developer’s plans for Grade II listed Hornsey Town Hall have sparked concerns.

Visitors to a library which could move from its Highgate home after 110 years have called for a rethink.

Members of the public will get a glimpse of plans for Hornsey Town Hall as they are unveiled this week ahead of a proposed multi-million pound redevelopment.

Organisers of the St John’s Wood Classic and Supercar Pageant are calling on all car enthusiasts to join them for their next show.

A new action group urges residents to make their views known on “the most significant re-landscaping of the Golders Green neighbourhood since its creation” – with new houses and shops and the demolition of the Clock Tower War Memorial proposed.

It will be a relief to many that a watering hole in St John’s Wood dating back more than 200 years will stand to serve another pint on May 2.

The cafés at Kenwood House, favoured by Hampstead’s literati, have reopened to the public after flooding and a collapsed ceiling forced them to shut on the weekend – just a few weeks after the Brew House was closed for major refurbishment works.

A secular memorial stands majestically in the centre of Golders Green a symbol of people’s desire to remember lives lost.


Navigating divorce or separation when there are children involved can be emotionally difficult and confusing for everyone involved. Here, Jessica Palmer of Streathers Solicitors in Hampstead, offers answers to commonly asked questions

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