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Friday, December 16, 2016

Camden Council has proposed a 3.99 per cent rise in council tax to ward off a crisis in social care that could have a “significant human cost”.

Senior Haringey councillors have come under fire over revelations that they have been wining and dining with a top property PR firm.

We have created this moving tribute video of the heartwarming day a community came together and marched to free West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe from jail in Iran.

Expense claims for MPs representing Camden, Haringey and Barnet have fallen for the first time in five years - after three new faces took office at the last general election.

Fears are growing for the health and mental state of a West Hampstead mother who is being held in an Iranian jail after she went on hunger strike and wrote a suicide note.

Shadow foreign minister Catherine West says the British government must keep a strong relationship with the United States under Donald Trump as long as he upholds the values of freedom and tolerance.

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

Circuses that use animals on Hampstead Heath are to be reconsidered after a petition with more than 10,000 signatures was handed to Heath managers.

Planners threw out an application to stack six phone masts on the roof of a block of flats on Lawn Road

Plans to develop Hornsey Town Hall into a hotel were approved by Haringey Cabinet on Tuesday, despite an impassioned last minute plea from campaigners

Anger spilled over last night as Camden leaseholders confronted councillors about the “arbitrary” and “unfair” charges they say they are being clobbered with – as one councillor admitted it was “embarrassing” for him to hear their complaints.

Residents and Camden Conservatives have poured scorn on the council for “failing to deliver” new homes.

‘In post-referendum Britain it is vital we defend our pluralistic society.’

Holborn and St Pancras MP Keir Starmer said he “isn’t bothered at all” about being branded a “second-rate lawyer” after Tory Iain Duncan Smith apologises in the Commons today.

A huge community backlash is gaining force against Haringey council’s plans to turn part of Hornsey Town Hall into a hotel.

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has been appointed to the role of shadow minister for early years in Jeremy Corbyn’s new shadow cabinet.

Vulnerable service users at a mental health day centre have expressed anger after plans were submitted to Camden Council to sell the building to a developer to transform into private flats and office space.

Hampstead Theatre is known for its high quality plays, but drama of a different kind could happen outside the famous venue tomorrow as rival sets of protestors come face to face over Cycle-Superhighway 11.

Keir Starmer has been brought back into Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet as shadow Brexit secretary just four months after he quit in the wake of the Brexit vote in June.

Radical alternative boundary proposals drawn up by Labour would see Hampstead split down the middle and create two new seats – West Hampstead and Kilburn and Camden Town and Hampstead.

The controversy surrounding the sale of Hornsey Town Hall has intensified after the council recommended a bid to convert the building into a hotel.

A petition to save the number 13 bus route has been handed to City Hall by Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party campaigners - setting up local members for a clash with Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has the final say on proposed changes.

Anger over the proposed cycle-superhighway CS-11 has fuelled calls for Hampstead to become an independent parish council, granting the area planning powers separate from Camden.

Both of Camden’s Labour MPs who backed Owen Smith in the leadership contest have called for party unity as speculation mounts over whether they will serve on Jeremy Corbyn’s front bench team if invited.

Jeremy Corbyn may have called for unity after decisively seeing off Owen Smith in the Labour leadership challenge, but his plea fell on deaf ears with Lord Mitchell of Hampstead, who announced this weekend that he has quit the party.

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