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Monday, August 22, 2016
The O2 Centre carpark has been named as a potential lorry holding area by HS2 Ltd

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.

Actress Janet Suzman has spoken out against CS-11 and said that ordinary cycle lanes would be a better solution

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.

Mayor Sdaiq Khan has given the green light to Cycle-Seperhighway CS-11

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.

Proposed designs for Maria Fidelis School on Phoenix Road

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

An artist's impression of the cycling superhighway in Avenue Road

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).

Protest against Cycle Superhighway Regent's Park in March. Photo by Adam Tiernan Thomas

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

Pollution levels are high in Hampstead village  Picture: Nigel Sutton

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

Campaigning for cleaner air in Primrose Hill with Andrew Marr

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 proposed Cycle-Superhighway route will connect Swiss Cottage to Portland Place in the West End (pic: TfL)

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.

A map showing the changes proposed in Swiss Cottage (Picture: TFL)

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

Keir Starmer defied the Labour whip for the first time

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.

Keir Starmer was placed in the

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

Daniel Howard at Swiss Cottage Cycle super highway public meeting

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.

David Lee, Head of Sales, Pastor Real Estate

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

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

The Hampstead meeting comes after a heated meeting on the cycle superhighway plans in St John's Wood on Monday (Pic: Jonathan Goldberg)

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.

Sarah Hayward Labour leader of Camden Council

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, Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate and member of the London Assembly and Leader of the LibDems in London

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.

Mayor Boris Johnson will play a major role in the

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.

Mornington Crescent

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.

Keir Starmer arrives with his wife Victoria at the election count. Picture: Polly Hancock

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

A 'hot spot' of hedgehogs is said to reside around the area designated for a HS2 lorry depot. Picture: Tony Wills

The disruption set to hit Camden during the construction of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link has seen many in the borough aghast at the prospect of living next to a building site for years to come.

Should I trade in my inner London flat for a house further out?

This week our property expert Simon Gerrard answers reader Sadi Mannan’s question about whether to sell an inner London flat and trade up to a house further out

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

The government’s latest HS2 plans for Euston Station have “let down” Londoners and will create a decade of disruption with little concrete benefit, according to town hall chiefs.

Camden People's Theatre. Picture: Google Streetview

Dartmouth Park resident Benedict Cumberbatch has been at pains to remind his audience how distracting mobile phones can be during performances.

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