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.

Carlton primary school is set to be closed and merged with Rhyl primary as part of sweeping new plans by Camden Council to address falling numbers of pupils in the borough’s school system.

Camden Council’s culture chief, Jonathan Simpson, has said he is standing down from the town hall’s top table after six-and-a-half years.

Mike Freer will be joining many of his constituents in leaving Finchley and Golders Green this weekend, but rather than enjoying a relaxing holiday - he’ll be clocking up 200 miles on his bicycle for Cancer Research UK.

Frantic discussions were held to ensure the fire escape route from a Hampstead school remains accessible after it emerged at the last minute that a path would be blocked because of work on a flagship new Royal Free Hospital building.

Anglers on the Heath have warned that signs telling people not to swim in the Model Boating Pond are ineffective, as dozens plunged in over the weekend.

Signs slamming the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic have been stuck to the front of the Hampstead and Kilburn Conservative Party’s office.

Two more Camden pubs may finally be on course to reopen, as Hampstead’s Magdala Tavern could be serving pints next year, and Primrose Hill’s the Albert is set to welcome back customers in the autumn.

Belsize councillor and former London MEP Luisa Porritt has told the Ham&High she is “seriously considering” standing to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoralty.

A much loved Hampstead pub at the heart of a dispute between campaigners and its owner could soon be welcoming drinkers once again.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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