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A Jewish LGBT charity based in West Hampstead has joined voices criticising a “harmful” open letter signed by a number of north London rabbis and community figures.

The husband of jailed West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe said yesterday’s vigil to mark three years since she was locked up gave “hope” that she wouldn’t spend another year inside.

Staff and pupils have quit an independent school in droves and council chiefs have stepped in amid claims of “appalling” management, safety issues and mis-selling.

Constituencies in Haringey and Camden are topping the billing in the “Revoke Article 50” online petition after thousands from north London marched in central London against Brexit last weekend.

The Conservative Party have selected a Barnet councillor as their candidate for the Barnet and Camden seat in next year’s London Assembly elections.

More than five thousand ex-council homes bought by social tenants under Right to Buy in Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster have been sold on since 2000, funnelling more than £1.3billion into private pockets.

Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West is asking for politically engaged teenagers from her constituency to apply for her summer school.

Westminster Council has stumped up a small fee to end a dispute with a sub-contractor that meant 8,000 street lights were left on 24/7 last week – including in St John’s Wood and Maida Vale.

Haringey Council’s finance chief has resigned this lunchtime, citing “decisions being taken over [his] head” and concerns about Cllr Joseph Ejiofor’s leadership of the council.

The overseas owner of the Hampstead building whose chimneys and scaffolding crashed into Pond Street amid high winds has remained tight-lipped over the horrifying near miss.

For the Save Barnet Libraries (SBL) campaign group, this year’s World Book Day was bittersweet.

Camden’s EU citizens spoke about the uncertainty they’re faced with ahead of Brexit, at a meeting held by the council on Monday.

If West Hampstead’s Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hadn’t been given diplomatic protection last night, she might have seriously considered another hunger strike, her husband Richard told the Ham&High.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is now subject to the UK’s diplomatic protection, the Foreign Office announced today,

A Haringey cabinet member has remained defiant after backing former Labour MP Chris Williamson, who was suspended last week for saying the party had been “too apologetic” about antisemitism.

Haringey Council used some of the cash raised from disposing of publicly-owned land and buildings to pay for redundancies, an investigation has found.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan was on hand to open phase one of Camden’s Abbey regeneration project.

Both Camden and Haringey councils passed budgets approving council tax increases this week as expected.

Belsize’s councillors all slammed plans to redraw the Camden council ward’s boundaries in a way that would “carve up” the area into different wards.

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.

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