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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Transport for London has announced this morning that work will begin on the controversial CS11 cycle route at Swiss Cottage in mid July.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

If a week is a long time in politics, the last seven years has seen key decisions fundamentally change our lives in Camden.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Back in 2010, they said it was about connecting Glasgow, Scotland to England, then they said it was about saving 11 minutes on the journey from London to Birmingham (really? that was worth £56billion?), then it was about capacity, but they would only have to add more carriages and make the platforms longer, so then it was an “engine for growth” regenerating the north and creating jobs.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

January is well underway but it’s not too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

In his latest column, Holborn and St Pancras MP Keir Starmer outlines his priorities for the year ahead.

The collapse of outsourcing firm Carillion has led campaigners battling high speed rail scheme HS2 to call for a halt to its progress.

Construction giant Carillion has said it has “no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect” after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company’s debts.

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan is pushing ahead with plans to build a cycle superhighway in spite of bumps in the road.

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

Camden residents held a final memorial for 61,000 souls buried in St James Gardens before the process of exhuming all of the bodies in preperation for HS2 begins.

No trains will be running in or out of Euston station over the August bank holiday weekend, potentially causing chaos for people looking to get away.

Every green space that can be saved from concrete and desolation must be celebrated, writes Hampstead solicitor Jessica Learmond-Criqui.

The sparing of a nature reserve from closure following its take over by the HS2 High Speed railway line firm “pales into insignificance” when compared to disruption caused to homeowners, a critic has claimed.

The merger of Camden and Islington borough police forces was presented as a way of modernising the service. But according to chair of the Frognal and Fitzjohns Safer Neighbourhood Panel, Jessica Learmond-Criqui, the initiative is not working.

Grenfell proves once and for all that neoliberalism is failing all but a few profiteers, but the reaction to a call to requisition empty homes reveals just how twisted our real estate market has become. Here’s what we need to do about it

Demand for property in Camden has supposedly fallen to 16.09 per cent in the spring, making it the eighth worst performing borough in London. But falling rates of sale don’t equate to falling demand say experts

Labour were celebrating general election victories in both Hampstead and Kilburn, and Holborn and St Pancras where both Labour’s Tulip Siddiq and Keir Starmer increased their majorities.

Barclays report names Camden as an investment hotspot for HNWIs for the next five years, with average house prices set to rise almost 34 per cent by 2021. But can we predict the result of next week let alone five years into the future?

Holborn and St Pancras Labour candidate Keir Starmer visited Kentish Town City Farm today to meet his daughter’s favourite horse, chat with volunteers and discuss the upcoming election.

Concerned parents and residents are determined to make the threat of toxic air a local election issue, as figures reveal that almost 55 per cent of schools in Hampstead are exposed to toxic fumes.

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