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Yesterday, 13:30

Forget tins of baked beans, Euston Foodbank needs more festive-themed items ahead of Christmas.

To say Tuesday lunchtimes are frantic at Euston Foodbank is an understatement.

Barnet Council rejected calls to cut ties with controversial contractor Capita last night.

Camden Council leader Georgia Gould will field questions from the public next week, at a Camden Leader’s Question Time event.

Westminster Council and a housing charity have launched a homelessness advice centre in Queen’s Park.

A group of former William Ellis schoolmates have banded together to raise £5,000 for an old classmate’s rent after the Home Office wrongly stopped him working.

A provider for vulnerable young people has pocketed more than £1m from councils despite running an unregulated facility for at least seven years.

A fractious meeting of Barnet Council’s audit committee saw a top internal auditor admit that the council did not spot fraudulent CPO orders made by disgraced worker Trishul Shah because the audit process was not detailed enough.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said he was “honoured” to receive his British citizenship at a ceremony in Camden on Wednesday morning.

Allegations of bullying in Hampstead and Kilburn’s Labour branch have surfaced with the resignation of its chair.

Under-fire contractors Capita have agreed to pay Barnet Council £4.12m to compensate for outsourced services which have been “not up to scratch”.

With Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe expecting to spend her third Christmas in Evin prison, the foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt used a visit to Iran to slam the middle-eastern nation’s imprisonment of UK dual nationals including the West Hampstead mum.

Dawn Barnes will be looking to upset the odds as she has been reselected as Lib Dem candidate for the Hornsey and Wood Green seat.

A Cumbrian couple have been left scared for their property after receiving a bailiff’s letter demanding council tax for a Maida Vale property they have no connection to.

Keir Starmer has said the government’s approach to Universal Credit is similar to the “hostile environment” policy that led to the Windrush scandal.

Camden Council has backed calls for a second referendum on Brexit, with councillors overwhelmingly supporting a motion last night.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell slammed Barnet Council’s controversial Capita contracts as “a really good example of the iniquities of outsourcing” – but Barnet leader Cllr Richard Cornelius hit back and appeared to rule out bringing the outsourced services back in-house under his administration.

Haringey Council leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor was “proud” to see his borough become a fully accredited London Living Wage employer and fulfil a manifesto pledge.

Camden leader Georgia Gould was among a team of Labour activists and councillors at Kilburn High Road Station gathering signatures for a petition against the roll-out of Universal Credit.

Angry adult social care campaigners in Haringey say service cuts have been “applied unfairly to the people least able to cope with them”.

Barnet Council’s pension scheme has a £2.387m hole in it thanks to beleaguered contractors Capita – who have failed to make contributions required on behalf of the council’s Capita Re and Capita CSG contracts despite actually managing the pension scheme for the council itself.

Barnet Council’s finances came under scrutiny last week as the fallout continued from the fraud that saw a Capita employee swindle £2m from council coffers.

Haringey is “prostituting” Finsbury Park out for Wireless Festival and should scrap the event, neighbours argued at a licensing sub-committee meeting last night.

Westminster’s Labour opposition is proposing changes to the planning system it claims could stop landmark buildings – such as the St John’s Wood barracks – from lying empty and give local people more of a chance to stand up to developers.

Camden Council’s chief executive has announced that he will retire next year after 14 years working for the council, seven of those at the top of the authority.

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