A hard-fought community campaign to save the Squirrel has been dealt a hammer blow after the Maida Vale pub was deemed no longer viable due to Covid-19.

The financial toll of Covid-19 has forced a school in Hampstead Garden Suburb to ask parents for emergency support as it looks to plug a £47,000 shortfall.

The government has announced Camden, Haringey, Barnet and Westminster will all be in Tier 2 as part of the latest Covid-19 measures.

Camden Council has rejected a review of its rubbish collection services after the opposition claimed the town hall was “marking its own homework”.

Civic groups in Hampstead and Highgate are united in their opposition to the government’s much-maligned Planning for the Future White Paper.

An ant-infested estate is making life “miserable”, says a Camden woman whose four-year-old daughter has found insects in her porridge.

Streets outside primary schools will be closed to cars across Haringey to improve air quality for pupils.

Funding to support rough sleepers faces a “significant and urgent shortfall”, warned Camden Council leader Cllr Georgia Gould this week.

Camden Council’s housing chief has promised that a new procurement strategy for major works to the Chalcots Estate will see residents have “a central role” in the selection and monitoring of a new contractor.

Swimmers, a local MP and Tony Blair’s former communications chief have urged Downing Street to reconsider the closure of the Hampstead Heath Bathing Ponds.

Cycle lanes in Haverstock Hill have been approved by Camden Council but slammed as a “ludicrous waste of money” by the opposition.

MPs for Camden, Haringey, Barnet and Westminster have thrown their support behind the Ham&High’s Shop Local campaign.

“Squatters” breaking into the empty Hampstead police station led to the mass rave in Rosslyn Hill on Halloween, according to a senior police officer.

A Muswell Hill rabbi says the Jewish community has been “vindicated” by the EHRC report into antisemitism in the Labour Party which showed “there was no witch-hunt”.

A Camden councillor is defying calls to step down after being named in an investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has not been sent back to prison today – but her ordeal at the hands of Iranian authorities continues after the trial set for this morning was adjourned before she could give a defence.

The NHS will be overwhelmed within weeks without a national lockdown in England, Boris Johnson has warned, as he ordered the country to stay at home in a bid to reverse the spread of coronavirus.

Camden Council has renewed its deal with a three debt collection firms who were rebuked last year for “confusing and intimidating” letters to people who owed the town hall cash.

Nearly 150 people were found to be sleeping rough in Barnet when the coronavirus pandemic struck – significantly higher than the council’s estimate of 24.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been summoned to court in Iran –and warned to pack a bag for prison – just days after it was announced that a High Court hearing into the debt the UK owes Iran has been postponed again.

Police are investigating a collision involving the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in Kentish Town, which saw a cyclist taken to hospital.

Camden Council says the noise of HS2 construction is making nearby homes “virtually uninhabitable” ahead of the Euston rail works “ramping up”.

An East Finchley campaigner is calling on the government to maintain the legal right of child refugees to reunite with their families in the UK.

North London councils in Camden, Haringey and Barnet have backed the new Covid-19 rules as the capital prepares to enter Tier 2 of the government’s “high” alert measures.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

Collège Français Billngue de Londres in Kentish Town offers the best of French and English education to Nursery pupils through to Year 10.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

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