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10 years ago: Council admits paying too much into officers' pensions

PUBLISHED: 15:25 09 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:28 07 September 2010

October 9 1998 Over £140,000 may have to be written off by Camden Council because it has been overpaying pensions to retired officers, including two chief executives, for up to 20 years. Thousands of fireworks will explode into life again a

10 years ago

October 9 1998

Over £140,000 may have to be written off by Camden Council because it has been overpaying pensions to retired officers, including two chief executives, for up to 20 years.

Thousands of fireworks will explode into life again above Primrose Hill when Camden stages one of London's biggest Guy Fawkes Night displays, expected to attract around 25,000 people. The council stepped in last year to guarantee its survival when the local community association was unable to meet the increasing safety costs of providing stewards, lights and fencing.

As many as 400 people attend a memorial service for Father Alan Cheales, the late priest of St Dominic's Priory, Kentish Town. A small lane running alongside the church has been renamed Alan Cheales Way, a tree planted in his memory outside the church, and a new sculpture put up inside. He served the parish of St Dominic's for more than 30 years and died, aged 84, in 1996.

Work is to start this month to transform the semi-derelict Hampstead Town Hall into an arts and media centre. The £4.8 million contract to revamp the building has been backed by the National Lottery.

Clergy from across the country join people from throughout the north London Episcopal area, at the funeral in St Paul's Cathedral of the Bishop of Edmonton, the Right Rev Brian Masters, who died of a heart attack at the age of 65. The Bishop of Edmonton for 14 years, he accepted women priests in his Episcopal area, but refused to ordain women.

Compiled by Anne Rowe

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