The Independent London Newspaper
20th January 2017

West Hampstead

    Hundreds sign petition urging council to halt closure of dementia care centre

    Campaigners at the Netherwood Day Centre

    Published: 19 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    MORE than 600 people have signed a petition against the closure of a dementia centre. 

    Teenager guilty of rape and attempted murder of schoolgirl in Hampstead Cemetery

    Hughes stabbed the girl in the neck in a quiet corner of the graveyard 

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A TEENAGER has been found guilty of raping a schoolgirl in Hampstead Cemetery before trying to kill her so she could not report him to police. 

    Protesters fight third bid to close West Hampstead dementia care centre

    Camden has been warned shutting down the Netherwood Day Centre would be a 'backward step'

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    CAMPAIGNERS have swung back into action after the council launched a third move to close a dementia day centre.

    Daughter raises funds for cancer patient who sold beloved caravan to pay for cost of living

    Cancer patient Andrea Dawson with the caravan she sold and, below, with her daughter Stephanie

     

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By ELLA JESSEL

    Motorcyclist injured in West Hampstead collision

    Published: 11 December, 2016

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was injured following a collision in West Hampstead.
     

    Air ambulance lands in West Hampstead after man falls onto railway line

    Published: 3 December, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    AN air ambulance helicopter landed in a builders yard in West Hampstead after a man fell onto a nearby railway line.

    Fly-tipping fines to increase amid claims West Hampstead has become rubbish bag 'obstacle course'

    Chantelle de Villiers at the Town Hall on Monday night

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    PENALTIES for fly-tipping are to be upped as the Town Hall comes under fire for piles of uncollected rubbish stacking up in West Hampstead.

    Stabbing in West Hampstead sparks plea for more CCTV cameras

    Veronica Beatty and Micky West, part of the cab office team 

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    THE owner of a minicab firm is demanding CCTV is installed in West Hampstead after a young man came rushing into her office after being stabbed.

    Churches open doors to rough sleepers

    Published: 21 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    HOMELESS men and women are bedding down in churches as part of a major night shelter scheme in the run up to Christmas.

    Blaze on Rowley Way Estate sparked by 'stray firework'

    Firefighters spent Bonfire Night tackling the fire
     
    Published: 21 November, 2016

    A FIRE which wrecked a West Hampstead maisonette was caused by a “stray firework”, investigators believe.

    No room to walk? West Hampstead residents warn of squashed pavements and dangerous crush at station

    Commuters on the packed pavement outside West Hampstead tube station

    Published: 21 November, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    THE Town Hall has been warned that parts of West Hampstead are struggling to cope with the number of people moving into the area, with pavements too crammed to walk down and an underground station

    Council threatens enforcement action over outdoor decking at Alice House pub

    One of the documents used in the Alice House's retrospective application for planning consent, published on Camden Council's website

    Published: 20 November, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    A WEST Hampstead pub which installed outdoor decking without planning permission has been told by the Town Hall that it cannot have retrospective consent for the work.

    Sixty firefighters spend Bonfire Night tackling West Hampstead blaze

    Firefighters at the Rowley Way Estate

    Published: 6 November, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    AROUND 60 firefighters were in action in West Hampstead last night (Wednesday) as they fought a blaze for more than two hours on the Rowley Way Estate.

    Roof terrace homes development will still overshadow West Hampstead, objectors claim

    West Hampstead

    An artist's impression of how the flats blocks in West End Lane will look

    Published: 27 October, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    CAMPAIGNERS who fear blocks of flats planned for West Hampstead will overshadow neighbouring homes have said that adding a private roof terrace to the scheme “adds insult to injury”.

    Test-tubes fitted to lamp-posts in West Hampstead to monitor air quality

    Ward councillor Phil Rosenberg sets up testing equipment

    Published: 27 October, 2016

    WEST Hampstead residents have attached test-tubes to lampposts as part of a scheme to gauge air quality in their streets.