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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.

The Green Party will stand in Hampstead and Kilburn unless Labour agrees to pull out candidates in Brighton and the Isle of Wight by noon tomorrow.

The Conservatives have selected their parliamentary candidate to contest Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, in one of the most marginal constituencies in the country.

Opinion: An open letter to MPs on pollution

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jessica Learmond-Criqui, of NW3, writes:

Camden and Haringey’s Labour MPs have pledged to fight the Conservatives after the prime minister said she will seek an election on June 8.

Sarah Hayward is stepping down as leader of Camden Council.

Bank customers have hit out at plans to close the Hampstead branch of Nat West Bank as part of a cull on 158 branches across the country.

Jessica Learmond-Criqui, of Hampstead, NW3, writes:

Exclusive: Guide Dogs for Blind to be kicked out by HS2

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The training centre for guide dogs will be forced to move so HS2 can expand Euston station.

The tragic death of nine-year-old chess champion Michael Uriely from an asthma attack is hearbreaking enough.

Cyclists have slammed a picture of children in face masks protesting against pollution as “ridiculous propaganda” that “has no logic to it.”

Schoolchildren and parents staged a protest against the pollution around schools throughout Hampstead and Highgate which they claim is choking them to death.

The WHO Chief has this week announced the link between air pollution and the deaths of 600,000 children

Community campaigners are demanding Camden councillors intervene to reduce the impact of the Cycle Superhighway 11 (CS11) as the High Speed 2 rail route (HS2) is going full speed ahead.

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