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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.

Glenda Jackson MP

See how your MP will vote as the High Speed 2 rail bill gets its second reading in parliament today.

Campaigners from SOS Camden and Save Camden from HS2 join the protest outside parliament today. Picture: Tulip Siddiq

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside parliament today to urge MPs to abandon the High Speed 2 rail link.

Former Conservative vice-chairman Michael Fabricant has tabled an amendment designed to derail the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill. Picture: PA

The government is facing a rebellion today over proposals to build a £50 billion high-speed rail link between London and the north of England.

Camden Council's assistant chief executive Sarah Mullen will leave her position at the town hall in July. Picture: Danny Robinson

The assistant chief executive of Camden Council has resigned after five and a half years.

Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Council leader Cllr Sarah Hayward believes the Labour administration can strengthen its overall majority, after four years of investment in the face of government “persecution”.

Magnus Nielsen is standing as a UKIP candidate in West Hampstead

Families “born and bred” in Camden should get priority for housing and school places, the chairman of Camden Ukip says.

Joggers on Hampstead Heath last Friday, as London Ambulance Service has seen a rise in the number of people calling 999 for help with breathing difficulties, asthma and heart problems. Picture: Yui Mok

Efforts to reduce air pollution in Camden will be “seriously hampered” by the proposed construction of the High Speed 2 rail line, according to the council and environmental campaigners.

Cllr Simon Marcus. Picture: Polly Hancock.

The Conservative parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn has launched a referendum on HS2 asking every resident in the constituency for a “Yes/No” vote on the controversial project.

Lead spokesman for HS2 Ltd Ben Ruse

Lead spokesman for HS2 Ltd tells readers of the Ham&High why the High Speed 2 rail project is good news for Camden.

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