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.
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.
Teachers at a school in north London have been criticised by school inspectors for being too scruffy.Read the full story ›
School watchdog Ofsted says casual dress of teachers at Acland Burghley School in Camden could have negative affect on pupil learning.
Schools watchdog, Ofsted, sent this letter to the headteacher of Acland Burghley School in Camden, reprimanding some teachers for being too casual.
Staff at Acland Burghley School in Camden have been criticised by Ofsted for being "too scruffy".
It is the first time a school has been reprimanded since the watchdog began its campaign to raise standards in classrooms.
A woman's body has been pulled out of the Regent's Canal in north London. Emergency services were called at 8:20am to Royal College Street. Police say it is not known at this stage how she died.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.