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Tue, 17:08

Barnet Council’s finances came under scrutiny last week as the fallout continued from the fraud that saw a Capita employee swindle £2m from council coffers.

Haringey is “prostituting” Finsbury Park out for Wireless Festival and should scrap the event, neighbours argued at a licensing sub-committee meeting last night.

Westminster’s Labour opposition is proposing changes to the planning system it claims could stop landmark buildings – such as the St John’s Wood barracks – from lying empty and give local people more of a chance to stand up to developers.

Camden Council’s chief executive has announced that he will retire next year after 14 years working for the council, seven of those at the top of the authority.

Mark Stewart implored the Infected Blood Inquiry to investigate “why he was given contaminated Factor 8 when it was not necessary” by doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

Local Lib Dems have invoked arcane council rules to hold an extraordinary town hall meeting to hammer out Haringey’s position on Brexit.

The prime minister and foreign secretary have ramped up pressure on Iran to release Nazanin, during talks in New York.

Gospel Oak restaurant Ravel’s Bistro became a film set for a day as anti-Brexit campaigners including former government spin doctor Alastair Campbell and his daughter Grace filmed a sketch satirising Brexit and calling for a second Brexit referendum there.

Prime Minister Theresa May was today set to personally petition for the release of Hampstead’s Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who remains in Iran’s Evin prison.

Seven months to the day after a single winter night saw two young men stabbed to death, Camden’s youth safety task force – led by Holborn and St Pancras MP Keir Starmer and Cllr Abdul Hai – last night recommended a series of measures to arrest the alarming upwards trend in youth violence in the borough.

“Today’s ruling [...] focuses on procedure rather than the merits of the scheme.”

Tulip Siddiq’s Hampstead and Kilburn seat could be under threat as the final boundary commission proposals see the new Hampstead seat take in a number of Conservative areas.

Anti-suicide measures at the Archway Bridge have been approved in a move that should bring an end to a 15-year campaign.

Highgate councillor Sian Berry has been elected co-leader of the Green Party - winning 74 per cent of the vote.

Anti-suicide measures could finally be installed on the Archway Bridge after well over a decade of back and forth that has cost lives.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has collapsed and is undergoing medical assessment just three days after being forced to return to prison.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s temporary release from Iranian prison left the Hampstead mother – and her husband Richard – under the impression her freedom is “a game” to the Iranian authorities.

Jailed West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been ordered to return to her Iranian prison following a three-day release, her husband has said.

After months of broken promises from the Iranian government and 873 days in jail, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been temporarily released from Iran’s Evin prison and reunited with her four year old daughter Gabriella.

A bereaved woman fears Barnet Homes is about to make her and her husband homeless – less than two months after her mother died and she suffered an accident that left her with two toes amputated.

In just over six months, Britain will leave the European Union. As concerns about the prospect of a “no-deal” build, we speak to shop owners, councillors and business leaders to find out how it could affect the area.

Haringey Council is set to look at a proposal to get rid of council tax altogether for its lowest paid residents, according to a paper that will go before the cabinet on Tuesday.

A planned basement excavation in the heart of Hampstead that supposedly ignores the new neighbourhood plan has campaigners up in arms.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed he “will do everything” to bring Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe home.

A former staffer who worked on the contract between Capita and Barnet Council has been jailed for five years over a £2million fraud.

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