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Friday, June 15, 2018

This year’s Hampstead Summer Festival will again feature the “Picture the Heath” painting competition.

An exhibition celebrating Camden’s connections to the women’s suffrage movement opened last night at Holborn Local Studies and Archive Centre in Theobalds Road.

The Friends of Kenwood House in Hampstead fear English Heritage cost-cutting could diminish the property’s famous collection of artwork.

When Camden town hall was built – construction began in 1934 and was completed in 1937 – few would have imagined that just a couple of years later its basement would need to house air raid shelters behind heavy iron doors.

Ten students from a youth group based at Jacksons Lane Theatre in Highgate are preparing for the night of their lives — a one-night-only show at the National Theatre.

Haringey councillors on Monday voted to block a planning application neighbours had said would threaten the unique character of a century-old street.

On day 800 of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s incarceration in Iran, her family and supporters held a demonstration outside the Foreign Office in Whitehall – and called on the Prime Minister to personally meet Richard Ratcliffe to discuss his wife’s case.

Campaigners for the release of West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has spent more than two years in Iranian prison, will tonight mark her daughter’s birthday by lighting candles outside the Foreign Office.

Haringey’s new leader Joseph Ejiofor has said he has no regrets about his cabinet appointments, after appointing several councillors to the body who stood against him in last month’s election.

Camden councillors have slammed the owners of the site of the old Leighton Arms pub for “running roughshod” over the community.

The company behind the Park Road lido has moved to reassure customers after swimmers were evacuated on Saturday because of a chemical leak.

Sian Berry has said she won’t stand down as a Highgate councillor or member of the London Assembly if she wins her bid to lead the Green Party.

A Victorian water fountain originally set up to help tackle cholera in the 1870s has been reopened for public use at St Pancras station.

Camden Council’s outgoing mayor has criticised the cost of people becoming British citizens, and says it is pricing them out of doing so.

A left-right rift has opened up in the Hampstead and Kilburn Labour branch over reports that a minute’s silence for ex-councillor Tessa Jowell was disrupted.

Councillor Jenny Headlam-Wells was appointed as the new Mayor of Camden last night.

Jailed West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces being hauled back into an Iranian court to face new charges.

Cllr Joseph Ejiofor is the new leader of Haringey Council, after two rounds of voting by Labour councillors last night.

The Labour Party have met expectations and kept control of Haringey Council, however their majority has been reduced by a Lib Dem surge.

There were scenes of disbelief at Camden Town Hall today as a recount for the local election saw Conservative councillor Leila Roy lose her Belsize seat.

Join Harry Taylor and Jessica Frank-Keyes live from Alexandra Palace, as the votes are counted to see who Haringey has voted to run the council for the next four years.

The Conservatives have taken back control of Labour target Barnet Council in what many say is a protest vote against the antisemitism controversy surrounding Jeremy Corbyn.

Candidates in Belsize will have to head to the Town Hall later today, as a handful of votes is thought to separate candidates in the key swing area.

Camden Labour defied their nerves early in the night to take three seats from the Conservative Party, with one ward still yet to declare.

The Conservatives have taken back control of Labour target Barnet Council in what many say is a protest vote against the antisemitism controversy surrounding Jeremy Corbyn.

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