The fire at Camden Market has led to questions about safety. Stallholders are assessing damage but luckily it isn't as bad as in 2008.
HS2 link requires too many compromises in terms of impacts on freight, passengers and the community in Camden, says Transport Secretary.
Teachers at a school in north London have been criticised by school inspectors for being too scruffy.
London Fire Brigade say they are working hard to bring the fire under control and that there are no reports of any injuries.They also say the cause of the incident is not known at this stage.
Transport for London wrote on Twitter:
Due to the fire on Chalk Farm Road, Camden High St is closed. All traffic is diverted up Kentish Town Road. Use other routes, expect delays.
Camden is now on fire http://t.co/GjMdkPlkvP
It really looks like Camden market is on fire http://t.co/DqNkprKuXp
The fire at Stables Market on Chalk Farm Road can be seen from miles around. We were called just before 8pm #Camden
We've got 6 fire engines & 30 firefighters dealing with a fire in Stables Market in Chalk Farm Road. More soon.
Apparently the Stables Market is on fire. http://t.co/E40z1DSpcT”
- Install protected cycle lanes in a newly created Bradley Wiggins Way (Kilburn ward, Brent)
- Remove through motor traffic from the cycling corridor on Tavistock Place (Bloomsbury ward, Camden)
- Redesign Wimbledon's town centre to be walking and cycling-friendly (Hillside ward, Merton)
- Reduce motor traffic speed to 20mph in Carlton Hill and surrounding streets (Abbey Road ward, Westminster)
- Create safe cycle routes for children linking six schools in Tufnell Park (Junction ward, Islington)
- Make a cycle route through Russell Park as alternative to busy Woolwich Road (Barnehurst ward, Bexley)
Chief Executive of business representatives Camden Town Unlimited, Simon Pitkeathley said it was fantastic news and a victory for common sense.
Commenting on today’s report on HS2 by HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins, Chief Executive of Camden Town Unlimited, Simon Pitkeathley said:
Sir David is right to say that the current HS1-HS2 link is sub-optimal and needs to be reconsidered.
The link as it stands tears through the heart of Camden Town, potentially destroying our world-famous markets and causing over a decade of disruption to the area. Tunnelling the link instead of ripping through Camden Town above ground will mean that HS2 passengers get a better service, and Londoners don’t lose one of the most vibrant and creative areas of our city.
– Simon Pitkeathley, Camden Town Unlimited
We need urgent clarification from HS2 Ltd on the plans for the Link so that Camden Town is not left with years of blight due to uncertainty.