The Independent London Newspaper
20th January 2017

Regent's Park

    Thieves pose as immigration officers in violent burglary leading to fears victim was ethnically profiled

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    THIEVES posing as immigration officers carried out a violent burglary in Regent’s Park, leading to fears that criminals are picking victims on the basis of their nationality. 

    Visitor let butterfly escape from London Zoo

    Published: 21 November, 2016
     

    A VISITOR released a butterfly from its enclosure in one of only two police records of escaped animals from London Zoo in the five years leading up to Kumbuka the gorilla’s alleged breakout l

    His bags packed by the door, war hero died fearing HS2 home eviction

    George Phillips

    George Phillips, 97, died last week

    Published: 19 October, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A PENSIONER who survived a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp spent the final years of his life worried about HS2 and had boxed up his belongings in anticipation of being forced out of his home.

    Rare sighting of kestrel as bird of prey swoops to catch rat on Regent's Park Estate

    Kestrel spotted on the Regent's Park Estate

    Published: 19 October, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A KESTREL stunned residents of a council estate by swooping from the skies and catching a large rat.

    Victory pub landlord sleeping in his car after being left homeless by HS2

    Stephen Chapman, who used to run The Victory pub on the Regent's Park Estate

    Published: 14 October, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A PUB landlord has been sleeping in his car for months after being made homeless by the High Speed 2 rail scheme.

    Candy developer blocked from turning Regent's Park road into private garden

    How Mr Candy wants the garden to look

    Published: 15 September, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    PROPERTY developer Christian Candy was handed a shock on Thursday when councillors blocked his bid to turn a stretch of public road into a private garden at his Regent’s Park mansion.

    HS2 chief heckled by Camden residents quits £750,000 a year post

    The scene when Simon Kirby and HS2 bosses visited Camden earlier this year

    Published: 11 September, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    ONE of the senior figures running the government's HS2 rail link scheme, who was heckled by residents in Camden worst affected by the scheme, has quit the £56 billion project.

    Camden planners back developer's bid to turn lane of traffic into private garden

    Artist's impression: How Christian Candy's garden is due to look

    Published: 2 September, 2016
    EXCLUSIVE by ELLA JESSEL

    A MILLIONAIRE property developer has cleared a major hurdle in his bid to shut down part of a road near Regent’s Park to build a private garden next to his lavish mansion.

    Famous London Zoo aviary to be turned into new Regent's Park des res for monkeys

    The aviary [Pic: Daniel Spawson, ZSL]

    Published: 7 July, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    IT was designed to last around 25 years and is now on Historic England’s “At Risk” register – but this week London Zoo unveiled new plans to restore and re-use the historic

    Candy developer upsets Regent's Park neighbours with plan to turn traffic lane into private garden

    How the new garden could look

    Published: 4 July, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A PLANNING row has erupted in one of Regent’s Park’s most exclusive streets over property developer Christian Candy’s plans to close off a lane of traffic to make room for his pri

    'Ghost of Grasmere House' identified

    Grasmere House on the Regent's Park Estate

    Grasmere House on the Regent's Park Estate

    Published: 7 June, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A MYSTERIOUS banging sound that has plagued a Regent’s Park council block for more than nine months has been deliberately caused by one resident’s “anti-social behaviour”, t

    Flats facing years of HS2 chaos to be named after... Lakeland fells

    Ravenglass in the Lake District. Right, one of the blocks planned for the Regent

    Ravenglass in the Lake District. Right, one of the blocks planned for the Regent’s Park estate

    Published: May 10, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

     

    NEW housing blocks being built on little greens and open spaces at a housing estate facing 17 years of HS2 construction work are to be named after picturesque fells in the Lake District.

    Cyclists tell CS11 rally: Don't let car dinosaurs wreck super cycle lane scheme

    Mustafa Arif at the rally in Regent's Park on Friday evening

    Stop Killing Cyclists co-founder Donnachadh McCarthy at Regent's Park on Friday evening

    Published: 14 March, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    OPPONENTS to a new super cycle lane set to run from Swiss Cottage to Portland Place were dismissed as a “dinosaur” minority as cyclists held a rally i

    How to stay married for 70 years? The secret is having a 'feisty' relationship say platinum couple

    Wilfred and Mary Greenleaf on their wedding day 70 years ago

    Published: 11 February, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A “FEISTY” relation­ship is the secret to a successful marriage, the daughter of a couple who marked their 70th wedding anniversary this week has revealed.

    Sleepless tenants urge council to investigate unexplained 'Ghost of Grasmere' noises

    Sleepless tenants urge council to investigate unexplained 'Ghost of Grasmere' no

    The block where the unexplained noises can be heard late at night

    Published: 20 January, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    YOU could be forgiven for thinking that the “Ghost of Grasmere” was a whimsical title dreamed up by fans of the supernatural.