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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.

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.

Sadiq Khan and Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed to the Ham&High that controversial cycling route CS11 “isn’t happening”.

A quick look at the terrifying collision map for Swiss Cottage junction shows that, in the last five years, about 60 collisions there have resulted in injuries.

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.

Disgruntled tenants and leaseholders in north Maida Vale’s Tollgate Gardens are despairing at the state of their homes and surroundings as a high-profile regeneration project continues.

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

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.

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed to the Ham&High it is working on the CS11 traffic modelling at the centre of its High Court defeat in September.

The Carlton Tavern could be reopened in April, nine months after the planning inspectorate told them to rebuild it.

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

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

Developers who illegally demolished a Maida Vale pub have put it up for sale before they have finished rebuilding it.

Despite a campaign that saw a 4,000-name petition presented to Post Office Ltd and Westminster Council doing “everything it could”, bosses this morning announced they will be proceeding with the planned closure of the crown post office in St John’s Wood.

Campaigners have delivered a petition with over 4,000 signatures to the Post Office in hope of persuading it to keep a crown post office operation going in St John’s Wood.

High Court judge Sir Ross Cranston, who last week blocked Transport for London’s (TfL) plans to begin building the CS11 cycle superhighway in Swiss Cottage, has denied TfL permission to appeal his judicial review ruling.

A cycling campaigner has blamed CS11’s legal defeat on Transport for London’s “watering down” of the project – and said it is time for London mayor Sadiq Khan to “improve his politics game”.

Westminster North MP Karen Buck joined parents and children to protest the sudden closure of Queen’s Park Nursery.

A Maida Vale family with an ill daughter, was left sleeping on the living room floor for almost a week after beleaguered housing provider CityWest Homes struggled to organise repairs.

Transport for London intends to press ahead with CS11 without Westminster Council’s consent because Sadiq Khan and the transport authority legally have the final say, a High Court judge has heard.

London’s new deputy mayor for transport has said legal action to block the CS11 and Swiss Cottage gyratory is a “disgrace.”

Campaigners against the CS11 cycle route that would tear up the Swiss Cottage gyratory have withdrawn legal action against TfL – saying they’re better off working with Westminster City Council to oppose it.

A judicial review bid by Westminster City Council against the CS11 cycle superhighway has been slammed as “petty political posturing”, as its future hangs in the balance.

A Maida Vale councillor has called on Historic England to “urgently consider” listing the area’s famous recording studios after the BBC announced it was to close the building after over eighty years.

A Maida Vale community fears the loss of another much loved pub after demolition notices appeared on the Chippenham Hotel.

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