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Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Camden climate group has urged the borough to "hear our alarm" as it shut down part of Finchley Road in protest over environmental "inaction".

Boris Johnson has given HS2 the go-ahead, despite fears over its cost and impact on the environment.

In January the London Scottie Club visited the Heath as part of their mission to take over the city's green spaces.

Another site in the Vale of Health has been saved from developers after the planning inspectorate rejected a plan to build seven permanent static caravans after a three-year long dispute.

A Camden brewery is selling hedgehog hideaways in its pledge to support the preservation of the spiky creatures.

A Camden climate group has held an exhibition in Kentish Town to protect the oceans.

Hampstead residents will be able to find out about their legal rights when trees damage or overhang their property at an upcoming talk.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) could ban swimming on the Heath "at any time" if bosses don't show "meaningful engagement" with safety advice it has given.

The number of people subjected to on-the-spot searches in north London skyrocketed in 2019 for the first time in a decade.

A "healthy school street" zone banning cars at certain times of the day is set for Hampstead.

It was fantastic to see one of the UK's most elusive finches - the hawfinch in Highgate Wood - and hear reports of sightings in the local area including Hampstead Heath.

The swimming community on Hampstead Heath has been split by news the City of London Corporation (CoLC) is reviewing arrangements for taking a dip.

Camden has launched an ambitious project to recycle 570,000 paper coffee cups.

Cricket clubs using Paddington Rec have been left baffled by booking fees after confusion over new prices for 2020.

Four Ladies' Pond swimmers are preparing to brave the cold January waters of Parliament Hill Lido as part of a fundraiser for homelessness charity Crisis.

Barnet residents will have to pay £70 to dispose their green bin waste in a move labelled a "garden tax" by opposition councillors.

A Euston homeowner will bring legal proceedings against HS2 after the High Court granted a judicial review into the major rail project's tunnel design.

Camden climate activists today (January 16) created a "crime scene" at Siemens' UK headquarters in Euston.

The New River is neither new, nor a river. Built when Shakespeare was alive, the aqueduct is Thames Water's oldest man-made asset, pre-dating some of London's more famous historic sites like Buckingham Palace and St Paul's Cathedral by decades.

A new public consultation into the ideas people living and working in Crouch End have for the Liveable Coruch End Scheme is now live.

Changes could be afoot at the Hampstead Heath bathing ponds after the City of London Corporation (CoLC) announced a new "review" of swimming facilities in light of a record number of visitors taking a dip in 2019.

Christmas trees in Highgate were collected by electric vans yesterday (January 7) to champion the use of zero-emission cars.

Camden comedy mogul Martin Bessemer is donating the profits from all of the gigs at the Monkey Business Comedy Club and Camden Cabaret this week to help the animals caught up in Australian wildfires.

A young family was made homeless after Haringey Council wrongly claimed they owed £8,000 in housing benefit - when in fact, it owed them money.

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