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Thursday, May 26, 2016
An artist's impression of the cycling superhighway in Avenue Road

Camden Council has called on Transport for London (TfL) to conduct further traffic modelling for the propsed Cycle-Superhighway (CS11) scheme to take account of the likely impact of High Speed Rail (HS2).

Protest against Cycle Superhighway Regent's Park in March. Photo by Adam Tiernan Thomas

Campaigners against the proposed Cycle Superhighway 11 in Camden have welcomed a move by neighbouring Wesminster Council to oppose the scheme.

Pollution levels are high in Hampstead village  Picture: Nigel Sutton

Campaigners have accused Camden Council of breaking legal obligations on air quality as pollution levels in Hampstead soar above national safety levels.

Campaigning for cleaner air in Primrose Hill with Andrew Marr

Broadcaster Andrew Marr has suggested the reluctance of the HS2 authorities to provide clear evidence of the scheme’s impact on air quality could be seen as “slightly sinister”.

The proposed Cycle-Superhighway route will connect Swiss Cottage to Portland Place in the West End (pic: TfL)

The campaign co-ordinator against the CS11 scheme has blasted the leak of the public consultation results and has written to the Secretary of State for Transport to express his concerns.

A map showing the changes proposed in Swiss Cottage (Picture: TFL)

Two thirds of people support plans for the controversial Cycle Superhighway 11, according to figures leaked to the Ham&High.

Keir Starmer defied the Labour whip for the first time

Camden’s MPs both defied a three line Labour Party whip to oppose the High Speed rail (HS2) today, but the third reading of the bill easily passed through the Commons by 399 votes to 42.

Keir Starmer was placed in the

Local Labour MPs have been ranked for their loyalty in the already infamous ‘Corbyn’s list’ of Labour politicians.

Daniel Howard at Swiss Cottage Cycle super highway public meeting

A church meeting witnessed an almighty clash between furious residents and Transport for London (TfL) representatives last night over the proposed Cycle Superhighway 11 scheme, which will connect Swiss Cottage to the West End.

David Lee, Head of Sales, Pastor Real Estate

From celebrity shrines to mirrors on the ceiling, Head of Sales David Lee has seen it all, but he’s still working on his board game strategy

Dame Janet Suzman

Dame Janet Suzman has added her voice to a 2,500-strong petition against Boris Johnson’s “catastrophic” Cycle Super-highway.

The Hampstead meeting comes after a heated meeting on the cycle superhighway plans in St John's Wood on Monday (Pic: Jonathan Goldberg)

Hampstead residents have called an urgent meeting in opposition to London Mayor Boris Johnson’s plans for a cycle superhighway which they say will bring “traffic chaos” to their streets.

Sarah Hayward Labour leader of Camden Council

Camden Council leader Sarah Hayward is one of only twelve per cent of female leaders of local authorities in the UK. She has been in the top job for almost four years. Here the Labour leader reflects on the challenges and satisfactions of her work with RACHEL ROBERTS

Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate and member of the London Assembly and Leader of the LibDems in London

Caroline Pidgeon may be less high profile than some of her rivals in the mayoral race, but on a campaign visit to Camden this week, the Liberal Democrat candidate firmly denied she is the quiet woman of the race.

Mayor Boris Johnson will play a major role in the

Stanley Johnson, father of Mayor Boris Johnson, said his son’s decision to back the “leave” campaign in the EU referendum could prove to be a damaging career move.

Mornington Crescent

Come for the commute, stay for the culture. The area between Euston Station and Mornington Crescent harbours hidden delights, with museums, musical instruments and even a magical HQ.

Keir Starmer arrives with his wife Victoria at the election count. Picture: Polly Hancock

It’s been six months since Sir Keir Starmer won the safe Labour seat of Holborn and St Pancras by a huge majority.

A 'hot spot' of hedgehogs is said to reside around the area designated for a HS2 lorry depot. Picture: Tony Wills

The disruption set to hit Camden during the construction of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link has seen many in the borough aghast at the prospect of living next to a building site for years to come.

Should I trade in my inner London flat for a house further out?

This week our property expert Simon Gerrard answers reader Sadi Mannan’s question about whether to sell an inner London flat and trade up to a house further out

Anti-HS2 campaigners from Camden join hundreds in protest outside parliament on Monday. Picture: Polly Hancock

The government’s latest HS2 plans for Euston Station have “let down” Londoners and will create a decade of disruption with little concrete benefit, according to town hall chiefs.

Camden People's Theatre. Picture: Google Streetview

Dartmouth Park resident Benedict Cumberbatch has been at pains to remind his audience how distracting mobile phones can be during performances.

Picture from 10% and Rising by Leonora Saunders

Driven by a desire to employ women alongside men on her building sites, property developer and commentator Marta de Sousa has set up Built by Her, a campaign to inspire young women to enter the construction industry

Lord Adonis was said to have thought up the HS2 project while in his bath

A pioneer of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link currently on track to bring decades of building work to the heart of Camden is to be one of the first residents to benefit from the scheme – after taking a job as its promoter for £950-a-day.

Sir Keir Starmer gives evidence to the HS2 Select Committee

Children in Camden are to spend their entire young lives “knowing nothing other than construction work” should current plans for the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link go ahead, a parliamentary select committee has been warned.

Andrew Marr. Picture: PA/Ian West.

Andrew Marr, 55, is a former BBC political editor and now presents weekly politics programme The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One. The father-of-three, who lives with his wife, moved to Primrose Hill from south west London in 2013 after suffering a stroke.

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