The Independent London Newspaper
19th January 2017

Kentish Town

    Police officer fired for unlawfully confiscating driver's keys

    Published: 19 January, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A POLICE officer has been fired after he unlawfully confiscated a drunk driver’s car keys and then lied to colleagues to cover his tracks. 

    Man dies from heart attack on way home from Jobcentre after being ruled 'fit to work'

    Lawrence Bond

    Published: 18 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A MAN collapsed and died in the street after being ruled “fit to work” and forced to sign on. 

    Mayor's pledge to restore neighbourhood policing is merely 'window dressing' for cuts

    Sadiq Khan with Sophie Linden and borough commander Catherine Roper 

    Published: 13 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THE Mayor of London’s high-profile pledge to bolster the number of bobbies on the beat has been further knocked by claims that it will amount to a “net gain of zero” additional po

    Official: Torriano School has the best school chef in London

    Terri Carpenter qualifies for a cook off with the other regional winners

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A DINNER lady from a Kentish Town school has been named London’s best school chef in a Masterchef-style cooking comp­etition.

    Kentish Town estate agency closes branch a year after big 'craft beer effect' launch

    The 'we have moved' sign (and a prankster's addition) at Greene and Co in Kentish Town

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    WITH Kentish Town now ranked as a million-pound neighbourhood in terms of London’s raging property market, estate agents have targeted NW5 in a stampede for business.

    Turtle Bay restaurant chain lined up for move into former Auntie Annie's pub in Kentish Town

    Published: 12 January, 2017

    TURTLE Bay, the nationwide Caribbean-themed restaurant, is set to become the latest chain to move into Kentish Town, with a branch proposed for the former Auntie Annie’s Porterhouse pub.

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan rejects warning that his extra bobbies plan will be undermined by loss of senior officers

    Sadiq Khan spoke to the New Journal during a visit to Kentish Town

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan yesterday (Wednesday) dismissed concerns that cuts to senior police jobs would undermine his pledge to introduce an extra officer to every neighbourhood. 

    Teenage boy killed in collision with motorbike in Queen's Crescent

    Police said the victim had been riding a bike in Malden Road

    Published: 10 December, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A TEENAGE cyclist has been killed in a collision with a motorbike in Queen's Crescent this afternoon (Saturday). 

    Momentum must not be divided by sectarian splits, warns Camden campaigner

    Laura Murray

    Published: 10 December, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ONE of the key organisers behind Camden’s branch of Momentum – the group supporting Jeremy Corbyn – has warned that the Labour Party leader’s “new generation” of

    Maintenance worker spent ten days in hospital after falling down shaft at disused South Kentish Town station

    The disused Kentish Town Station

    Published: 3 December, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    LONDON Underground Ltd has been fined £500,000 for breaches of health and safety law after a maintenance worker was injured at the disused South Kentish Town station.

    Two arrests as police drugs crackdown goes on

    Police smash their way into a property during the weekend’s raids

    Published: 2 December, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE have smashed a suspected drug-smuggling operation that was believed to be bringing cannabis into Camden.

    Motorbike rider rushed to hospital after Kentish Town crash

    Highgate Road was closed during rush hour PICTURE: Martin Hart

    Published: 01 December, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A MOTORBIKE rider was rushed to hospital this morning after a rush-hour collision with a lorry in Kentish Town. 

    Family of brave schoolboy tell of treatment ordeal as he fights rare form of leukaemia

    Tony Clark and dad Anthony meet Dele Alli during the Spurs star’s recent visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

    Published: 30 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A FAMILY have been turned upside down after a little boy was diagnosed with one of the world’s rarest forms of leukaemia.

    Parade up for sale but Owl Bookshop is staying put

    Published: 25 November, 2016

    THE owners of a group of shops on Kentish Town Road – including the famous Owl Book Shop – have put them up for sale for around £4million.

    Hammer horror reunion: Lust For A Vampire stars meet for the first time since shooting cult film

    Judy Jarvis (standing up) with Suzana Leigh

    Published: 21 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    FORMER Hammer Horror favourite Judy Jarvis admitted being a bit star-struck when she was reunited with actress Suzanna Leigh at the weekend.