9 April 1982: Cockroaches bring misery to Highgate New Town

A plague of cockroaches is making life a misery for tenants in the Highgate New Town estate. The recent warm weather has led them to multiply alarmingly , tenants say, and they claim that the a

9 April 1982: Cockroaches bring misery to Highgate New Town

A plague of cockroaches is making life a misery for tenants in the Highgate New Town estate. The recent warm weather has led them to "multiply alarmingly", tenants say, and they claim that the adjacent Whittington Hospital is to blame.

Between 2000 and 5000 people attend a birth rights rally on Parliament Hill to oppose a ban imposed by Royal Free consultants against more natural childbirth methods. The original intention to meet at South End Green had to be scrapped because so many people turned up.

The sooner the Falkland Islands are restored to legal British administration the better, says Hampstead MP Mr Geoffrey Finsberg. Mr Frank Dobson MP said that being nice to all sorts of South American tinpot fascist dictators had done ''a fat lot of good.


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