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Fitzrovia – Results of local elections

By News Reporters Labour swept back into Bloomsbury with three newly elected councillors. Conservative councillor Rebecca Hossack lost her seat as Labour surged ahead in Camden regaining seats lost in 2006. Labour’s Adam Harrison topped the polls with 1670 votes (13.97%) in Bloomsbury. In Fitzrovia’s Westminster wards the Conservatives held onto all six seats, with […]

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Fitzrovia – Pity the London Plane tree in Whitfield Gardens

Camden Council again carried out tree surgery to protected trees in Whitfield Gardens during the spring growth period without regard for their own tree protection policies. Tree surgeons used chainsaws at the end of April to cut off branches during routine tree maintenance. According to Camden’s own regulations the work should only be done during […]

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Fitzrovia – Galleries of variety in between exhibitions

By Linus Rees Saturday in Fitzrovia will be quiet this holiday weekend, when many people will escape for a short break. It’s an ideal time to wander around Fitzrovia’s streets and visit the galleries without the hordes of people and motor traffic normally around in the week. Two of Fitzrovia’s galleries are between exhibitions of […]

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Fitzrovia – Neighbourhood under threat from Fitzrovia Partnership and developers

By Sam Bueno de Mesquita, Green Party candidate for Bloomsbury Ward On Tuesday 20 April, I spoke at the Charlotte Street Association hustings. It was an exciting night, with the Lib Dems and Tories coming under heavy attack from the audience for their decision to expand South Camden Community School instead of building a new […]

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Fitzrovia – Labour campaigning in Great Titchfield Street

By News Reporters Labour candidates for Westminster City Council’s West End Ward were joined by Parliamentary candidate David Rowntree this Saturday canvassing support in Great Titchfield Street. Local candidates David Bieda and Damian Dewhirst are trying to loosen the Conservatives’ grip on Westminster City Council’s West End Ward. David Rowntree is up against Conservative Mark […]

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Fitzrovia – Skip wagon collides with police car

100_0641.jpg Originally uploaded by fitzrovianews A skip wagon collecting waste material from works at Crabtree Fields open space collided with a police car parked outside the British Transport Police station in Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia this morning. No-one was hurt in the collision and police are still investigating. Witnesses said they heard a lot of shouting […]

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Fitzrovia – Spring sun-seeker on Charlotte Street

Since the demolition of the Middlesex Hospital, the streets surrounding the site have benefited from extra daylight. A tree on the corner of Tottenham Street and Charlotte Street has over time twisted slightly northwest, and reached over towards where the hospital once stood to take advantage of the afternoon light. In midsummer, Tottenham Street is […]