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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.

Alan’s Records in East Finchley opened its doors in 1994 and now features in a guide to the top 80 record emporia around the globe.

“It stank. It smelt like the goat pen at London Zoo.”

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.

Hampstead Business Improvement District (BID) rebel Jimmy McGrath – who continues to defy requests to pay the BID levy – saw his day court appearance adjourned for a month yesterday at Highbury Corner magistrates’ court.

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.

Despite a campaign that saw a 4,000-name petition presented to Post Office Ltd and Westminster Council doing “everything it could”, bosses this morning announced they will be proceeding with the planned closure of the crown post office in St John’s Wood.

A Muswell Hill charity breaking down barriers between people with and without learning difficulties is looking for a permanent home.

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.

Highgate’s The Red Lion and Sun has been named pub of the year at the annual Great British Pub awards.

Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West has criticised “shortsighted” plans to close Muswell Hill’s Royal Mail delivery office, while locals say the plans are “very concerning”.

Campaigners from Greenpeace staged a protest outside the Camden High Street Marks and Spencer on Saturday to urge the high street giant to crack down on its use of single-use plastic.

The new Co-op in Belsize Village is set to go ahead, despite a meeting between Lib Dem Belsize councillors and the supermarket giant.

The elegant frontage of Vale Antiques on Elgin Avenue is a reassuring sight to many, even featuring in several films.

Former staff at Rosslyn Hill restaurant Cafe Hampstead allege workers are owed thousands of pounds – and there are questions over the cafe’s links to disqualified director Robert Newmark. Harry Taylor investigates

With the Post Office proposing to close the St John’s Wood Post Office and replace it with a franchise-run branch, the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) are calling on local residents to boycott the shop which will run the franchies, SW Foods on Charlbert Street.

Camden’s last remaining LGBTQ+ venue, drag club Her Upstairs, has shut its doors under mysterious circumstances.

Locals in Belsize Village are concerned a Co-op set to move into the area could destroy independent businesses, and change village life forever.

If you’ve been enjoying Hampstead Heath this summer, you may have come across an unusual slab of concrete amongst the greenery.

Users of St John’s Wood Post Office have raised concerns about the proposed branch move to Charlbert Street.

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.

A group of Muswell Hill neighbours and councillors are concerned the re-opening of a “magnet for crime and anti-social behaviour” in the Broadway will fuel disorder in the area.

A King’s Cross start-up has invented an interactive toothbrush that has games loaded onto it - and collects data about how clean your mouth is.

The Children’s Bookshop in Muswell Hill has been part of the community since the 1970s.

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