Thursday, October 20, 2016

Netley primary pupils will perform a play based on adults’ replies to their questions about growing up

Anger spilled over last night as Camden leaseholders confronted councillors about the “arbitrary” and “unfair” charges they say they are being clobbered with – as one councillor admitted it was “embarrassing” for him to hear their complaints.

Anger over the proposed cycle-superhighway CS-11 has fuelled calls for Hampstead to become an independent parish council, granting the area planning powers separate from Camden.

As Parliament returns, the MP for Holborn and St Pancras writes for the Ham&High on why tackling pollution is one of his top priorities.

Hampstead residents face the prospect of hundreds of HGVs thundering down Finchley Road twice a day for years to come after the O2 centre car park was named by HS2 as a potential lorry holding area for the construction of the railway.

Hampstead actress Janet Suzman has blasted Transport for London (TfL) for its determination to press ahead with Cycle-Superhighway 11 (CS-11) without factoring the likely construction of High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) into their modelling.

The controversial Cycle-Superhighway 11 scheme was today given the green light by Mayor Sadiq Khan - but opponents say the views of local people have not been properly listened to.

A Camden school could be demolished, re-built and expanded because of the planned High Speed 2 Rail route.

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).

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

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

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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