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Community groups are celebrating after the owners of the “landmark” Alliance pub in West Hampstead had planning permission for extensive remodelling and redevelopment refused.

Christmas came early for activists in West Hampstead last night after Camden Council refused to grant christmas tree sellers Pines and Needles a licence to trade from Fortune Green.

Transport for London is trying to formally appeal the High Court’s decision to block CS11 – the controversial cycle route that would have ripped up the Swiss Cottage gyratory.

Nearly 20 people were arrested in a wave of early morning raids across north and south London, with drugs and cash seized linked to drug dealing and violence in Camden High Street, near Camden Lock Market.

“French” conmen in Hampstead targeting drivers at parking meters have struck again, stealing £3500 from a Highgate woman.

Three years after a controversial merger saw Torriano Primary School formed, teachers and governors are celebrating a top-of-the-class Ofsted rating that Camden Council’s education chief said “vindicated” the decision to amalgamate the schools.

Hampstead’s well-known ceramics workshop, Well Walk Pottery, has been made an Asset of Community Value (ACV), boosting hopes it will stay as a workshop despite its rumoured sale.

Pulses have been racing at a pilates class in Highgate Newtown Community Centre (HNCC) for some time.

The buyer of Branch Hill House in Hampstead has been revealed as Almax Group after it wrote to around 1000 local households informing them of plans for public consultation over the future of the building – including how it could accommodate affordable housing on-site.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

When Acland Burghley schoolteachers Celia Greenwood and Teresa Noble were hopefully asking around Camden for a space to hold arts classes back in 1978, they hardly imagined the impact their charity would have on the local community.

A defiant pub landlord is set to appear before magistrates today after refusing to pay the Hampstead Business Improvement District (BID) levy for two years.

The 79 Fitzjohn’s Avenue development towers over the centre of historic Hampstead.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

In his letter last week, Matt Winfield, London Director of Sustrans, disagreed with my letter of September 6.

Camden’s parking wardens are in the middle of a five-day walkout over demands for a “fairer” pay rise.

Betting chain William Hill Ltd was responsible for a “dangerous muddle” during construction of the shop sign that fell and killed lawyer Jacob Marx in Camden Road, a court heard yesterday.

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.

The 200kg William Hill sign which crushed and killed New Zealander Jacob Marx in Camden Town had been “dangerously insecure for a long period of time”, a court has heard.

Protesters picketed an “unlawful” Kentish Town supermarket at the shop’s poorly received opening party on Friday.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

There are more than 3,000 homeless families housed by Haringey Council in temporary accommodation in the borough and more than another 1,000 housed outside the borough according to Trust for London.

Camden Council has written to the Government in protest at how difficult it is to block planning applications for the new “unwanted” phone boxes that are telecoms companies are erecting around the borough.

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