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Camden Council is tonight set to reject calls to bring leisure centre contracts back in house, with its cabinet instead expected to say an external provider should keep running them.

Haringey Council is set to raise council tax for the first time in nearly a decade.

Highgate resident and “gang of four” member Lord Bill Rodgers has welcomed seven MPs splitting from the Labour Party, 38 years after he did so.

Barnet councillors have hit out at outsourcing giant Capita for failing to act on a “high priority” recommendation made after a former employee stole £2million.

The Court of Appeal have upheld High Court judge Sir Ross Cranston’s ruling that the controversial CS11 cycle route is unlawful in its current form and denied TfL permission to appeal further.

Hampstead Town councillor Maria Higson has stepped down as a governor at the Royal Free Hospital Trust.

Camden had the second highest number of rough sleepers in the country when the annual one-night ‘street-count’ was conducted last autumn, government figures released today show.

A Muswell Hill gymnastics and dance group is fearing a Brexit where immigration controls aren’t flexible enough to let top coaches into the country.

Proxy voting has been introduced for MPs who are new parents after Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq delayed giving birth to vote in the Brexit debate a fortnight ago.

After receiving written assurances that she would receive medical treatment last week and ending her hunger strike, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is still waiting for the Iranian prison authorities to sign off on appointments her family have organised, the Ham&High can reveal.

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is celebrating as £50million plans for two new stands at Lord’s have been approved.

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has delayed having a caesarean section in order to vote in today’s Brexit vote – and if the Labour Party table a no-confidence motion tomorrow, she’ll vote on that too, “under any circumstances” possible.

With Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe having begun her hunger strike in Iran’s Evin prison, her husband Richard revealed she was left “terrified” by pressure to become an agent for the Iranian authorities over Christmas.

Days before Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is set to go on hunger strike over her treatment in Iranian prison, Amnesty UK have slammed a “sinister and disturbing” release of documentary footage.

Barnet and Camden’s London Assembly member Andrew Dismore will not contest his seat at next year’s election.

Haringey’s Lib Dem opposition has called for “transparency” over funding for the possible multi-million pound deal between Fortismere School and Haringey Council.

The £35.9million set aside in Haringey Council’s budget for work at Fortismere School in Muswell Hill will include building council housing next to the school site if it goes ahead, the Ham&High can reveal.

Camden Council has appointed a new chief executive, after a three month process.

Days after announcing she will embark on a hunger strike later in January, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has had her weekly phone call with husband Richard blocked and been given a decreased food ration.

A King’s Cross charity has called for homelessness intervention to happen earlier and for local authorities to be given more resources to tackle the issue.

Jailed West Hampstead woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will go on hunger strike later this month over “concerns for her health and survival”, she has announced.

The last 12 months have seen heartening tales of community action interspersed with trauma, tragedy and political intrigue. Harry Taylor and Sam Volpe take a look back at the biggest stories we’ve brought you in 2018 – and a couple of the weirdest, too.

Two figures interwoven with Camden’s political scene are set to be honoured by the Queen as they have been named in the New Year’s Honours List.

Saturday marks 1,000 days since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – who turned 40 in Evin jail, Iran on Boxing Day – was first detained in Iran.

While Hampstead families tuck into their Christmas dinner today, Kristiana Marton will be doing the same more than 5,000 miles away.

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