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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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.

Labour's Sir Keir Starmer gives his victory speech. Picture: Polly Hancock

Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to “work tirelessly” for his constituents after being voted the next MP for Holborn and St Pancras.

Nigel Farage (left) and meets Hungarian Ivan Loncsarevity during a visit to hinge manufacturer NICO in Clacton, Essex.  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ukip’s manifesto offers “serious, fully-costed policies” for people who “believe in Britain”, Nigel Farage said as he prepared to launch the party’s detailed programme.

An artist's impression of how the new Parliament Hill School building will look. Picture: ASTUDIO Ltd

Hampstead Heath will be a “nightmare” for three years when hundreds of lorries descend as part of construction works for a £22million schools redevelopment and the controversial dams project, a conservationist has warned.

Maria Fidelis School in North Gower Street

A Catholic secondary school is to get a new building to minimise the impact of the High Speed (HS2) rail project on children’s education.

Frank Dobson. Picture: Mark Hakansson.

A cross-party group of politicians has been set up by Camden Council to demand the government grant “a fair deal” on compensation for Londoners affected by the High Speed 2 rail link (HS2).

Officials in charge of the High Speed 2 rail project have withdrawn a 'misleading' advert following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority

Officials in charge of the High Speed 2 rail project withdrew a “grossly misleading” advert following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) by a Camden campaigner.

Andrew Marr will be speaking about his new novel. Picture: Doug Peters

An evening with broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr, a tour giving a history of London Zoo’s architecture and the Belsize Festival are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

Cllr Sarah Hayward cuts the ribbon with pupils and staff outside the new campus. Picture: Polly Hancock.

A £30million education campus, comprising part of a Camden primary school, has been opened by council chiefs.

War correspondent Oggy Boytchev was the producer for BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson

Oggy Boytchev, 59, has enjoyed a long career as a producer working with BBC war correspondent John Simpson. He is now a freelance journalist and TV producer.

HS2 Ltd bought up 70 new flats

Half of all Camden residents who have houses earmarked for demolition as part of the construction of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link have been found new homes - allaying fears they would have to leave the borough.

Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Camden Council leader Sarah Hayward and former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer will go head-to-head in a battle to replace Labour’s outgoing Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson at next year’s general election.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the government would not support the Double Deck Down 2 design. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

Efforts to save hundreds of Camden residents from seeing their homes demolished have been dealt a blow after the government revealed it would not be supporting a community-backed design for the redevelopment of Euston station.

Highgate Society vice-president Michael Hammerson and Heath and Hampstead Society trustee Douglas Maxwell face a legal battle over the future of Athlone House (pictured). Picture: Polly Hancock

An onslaught of development battles poses the greatest threat to the landscape of Hampstead and Highgate in history according to two prominent conservation societies – in what has been dubbed a “planning apocalypse”.

Chris Naylor

Former Camden Town with Primrose Hill councillor Chris Naylor, 58, believes residents became more engaged with local politics in his eight years in office.

Frank Dobson MP and Cllr Sarah Hayward with Drummond Street traders who say they are under threat from HS2 proposals. Picture: Polly Hancock

Camden business owners joined their MP and council leader on a visit to parliament yesterday as Camden Council handed in its petition highlighting its concerns over the impact of the High Speed 2 rail link.

One of the proposed designs for Euston station that has surfaced

The future of Euston station continues to hang in the balance amid concerns from campaigners that the interests of private developers and property speculators are winning over senior political figures.

Camden Labour launch their 2014 election manifesto. Pictured front centre, Camden Council leader Sarah Hayward with Labour MP Dame Tessa Jowell. Picture: Polly Hancock.

The tagline for Camden Labour’s 2014 local election manifesto is “making a difference in tough times”.

Shopkeeper Phil Cowan is one of three independent candidates standing for election to Camden Council

Shopkeeper Phil Cowan, a familiar face in the campaign to protect Primrose Hill’s indie businesses, is one of three independent candidates bidding for a council seat later this month.

Camden Labour launch their 2014 election manifesto. Pictured front centre, Camden Council leader Sarah Hayward with Labour MP Dame Tessa Jowell. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Labour MP Dame Tessa Jowell launched the party’s council election manifesto in Camden last night but insisted she supported HS2, despite her local colleagues’ opposition.

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

Parliamentary candidates for Hampstead and Kilburn give the Ham&High readers their views on MPs voting in favour of the High Speed 2 rail link.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin. Picture: PA

The High Speed 2 rail link took a major step forward as MPs voted to pass the HS2 Hybrid Bill through its second reading yesterday.

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