They might not be allowed to prop up the bar - and Covid restrictions leave the near future uncertain - but drinkers can order a pint at The Albert in Primrose Hill for the first time in six years.

“One of the lessons of history, surely, is that we don’t learn the lessons of history.”

Camden Council has renewed its deal with a three debt collection firms who were rebuked last year for “confusing and intimidating” letters to people who owed the town hall cash.

Measures to widen pavements in parts of Hampstead and Highgate have been dropped by Camden Council due to a lack of people using them.

In the first of a two part series, Harry Taylor speaks to Long Covid sufferer Lizzie Nicholls on the virus’ impact seven months on, and why the long-term effects need more publicity

National Trust homes in Hampstead might not reopen until March next year, as the heritage charity refused to say whether the 1,112 announced redundancies in England will affect either home.

Businesses in Hampstead will not be taken to court if they do not pay the Business Improvement District (BID) levy this year, despite a letter threatening legal action if they didn’t pay within a week.

The owner of a Belsize Park restaurant who warned 60 jobs could be lost if a cycle route in Haverstock Hill goes ahead said he felt his concerns were ignored by Camden Council on Monday night.

A pub where George Orwell once propped-up the bar could be facing its second rebranding in as many years, as its lease has gone up for sale.

Luisa Porritt has been elected as the Liberal Democrats’ candidate in the London mayoral elections.

Works to revamp Oriel Place will not be completed until Spring 2021, due to delays from coronavirus.

The Phoenix Cinema is hoping to rise again and offer reduced audiences “something special” as it looks at how to reopen.

Conservative councillors in Hampstead were at loggerheads this summer over thousands of pounds set for South End Green’s ‘streatery’, with one demanding businesses stump up the costs themselves.

The words “Racoon City” were sprayed by vandals over the landmarks guide at the top of Parliament Hill.

Restaurants and cafes in South End Green are celebrating after extending their licence for the streatery until November, and they hope to get approval for heaters and covering for diners.

Camden Council should be more transparent about why the costs to refurbish its town hall have soared to £73million, according to a councillor on the steering committee for the project.

By the end of the planning inquiry into Abacus, nobody will be able to argue they haven’t had their say.

The detective in charge of the search for missing Lana Purcell said last week’s fresh appeal to try to find out what happened to her has had a positive response.

Nitrous Dioxide (NO2) levels at the old Hampstead police station are at an “unacceptable level”, according to an expert witness at the inquiry into plans for Abacus Belsize Primary school to move to the Rosslyn Hill site.

If the Liberal Democrats had known the amount of attention the election to choose their mayoral hopeful would have got within its first 72 hours - you suspect party chiefs may have been delighted.

Camden Council risks “shooting first and asking residents later” over its plans to remove parking on Haverstock Hill, a councillor claims after a survey saw hundreds of people come out against the proposals.

Changes in behaviour due to the coronavirus pandemic mean that Abacus Belsize Primary School should not move into the former Hampstead police station, a lawyer has told a planning inquiry.

The father and the daughter of Lana Purcell have launched a fresh appeal and a £20,000 reward for information about her disappearance.

Camden councillor Luisa Porritt is now the sole nominee to become the Liberal Democrats’ candidate to become mayor of London, after her opponent dropped out amid historic claims of antisemitism.

“Astonishing secrecy” over plans for two new cycle lanes to replace car parking in Haverstock Hill has been slammed by businesses and councillors.

The long-running saga over the future of the old Hampstead Police Station will continue next week, as a planning inquiry begins into Abacus Belsize Primary School’s bid to move in.

A consultation will begin on the closure of Carlton Primary School later this month, after Camden Council’s cabinet backed the move in a crunch vote on Thursday night.

A Highgate councillor will take on Camden’s culture, leisure and communities brief, after the Labour group’s AGM on Tuesday night.

The temporary relocation of a bus stand due to the South End Green ‘streatery’ has left a bitter taste in the mouth for a Fleet Road deli, with its owner saying it could lead to a serious car accident or drivers fighting.

A scheme to close roads near primary schools in Camden will be relaunched in Hampstead next week when children return for the new school term.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

Collège Français Billngue de Londres in Kentish Town offers the best of French and English education to Nursery pupils through to Year 10.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

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