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The families left homeless by the fire that destroyed the upper floors of Willow House in East Finchley last week said Barnet Council treated them “like ants to be squashed” in the immediate aftermath of the fire.

Tens of thousands of pounds, weapons and drugs were seized after searching a garage in the Peckwater Estate on Tuesday morning.

A passing mechanic saved the day after a “rogue Diwali firework” set the roof of a Hornsey bar on fire a week ago last Thursday.

Altered plans for the controversial development of 100 Avenue Road in Swiss Cottage won’t go before Camden Council’s planning committee – after council officers defied councillors and approved them.

Tenants in Maida Vale’s Scottish Towers were furious to discover the CityWest Homes estate’s most recent fire risk assessments detail a litany of “high and medium priority” issues that, almost a year later, have not been dealt with.

A third-floor room was badly damaged in a fire in Golders Green on Saturday night.

The leader of Camden Council has defended its decision to evacuate the Chalcots Estate – after an independent review criticised the lack of communication with residents, some of whom were left “extremely traumatised”.

Barbecues are the only thing that won’t be sizzling in Camden parks this weekend, as the council has banned them after advice from the fire brigade.

Around 100 firefighters spent hours tackling a blaze overnight at a mansion block in West Hampstead.

Perhaps inspired by World Cup fever or Wimbledon, thousands of eager sporting heroes flocked to Hampstead Heath last weekend to take part in activities ranging from football to sack races, with some trying sport for the very first time.

You may have seen in the media recently a story about the auction and subsequent purchase of a small piece of land surrounded by Hampstead Heath which belonged to the late Henry Hallowes, known to many of us and his friends as Harry.

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After the devastating fire at new build block of flats in West Hampstead yesterday saw families evacuated and five balconies destroyed, London Fire Brigade revealed they believe a discarded cigarette butt caused the blaze.

The independent review of the Chalcots evacuation brings to light important issues around how Camden can cope with large numbers of displaced residents in emergencies, but it surprisingly misses some important details.

People evacuated from the Chalcots Estate in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire felt “humiliated” and “stigmatised”, according to a report published today.

A cigarette was responsible for the fire at a popular Euston pub on Friday night, but staff hope it will reopen within weeks despite the blaze.

A fire – caused by sunlight shining onto a concave mirror – destroyed a seven-bedroom maisonette in Camden Town yesterday afternoon.

A gastropub’s dirty extraction system caused a fire in Granary Square, King’s Cross, last night.

Police are searching for a motorbike driver who ran from the scene on foot after knocking down a pedestrian at traffic lights in Crouch End.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

The senior coroner for Camden has slammed the town hall’s fire checks after a woman died last year. And she is concerned the same thing could happen again if changes aren’t made.

Detectives investigating the horrific moment a car mounted the pavement in Golders Green hitting two pedestrians before ploughing into a pharmacy are appealing for anyone with footage of the incident to contact them.

Every window on all five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in Camden needs to be replaced as part of urgent safety works.

A fire engine was left marooned for nine hours at East Finchley Allotment, home to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s vegetable patch, after it responded to a fire on Thursday morning.

An investigation is underway into how a million pound five-bedroom house collapsed in West Hampstead on Monday, with builders making a lucky escape.

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