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St John's Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent's Park.

St John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex. The name derives from its mediaeval owners, the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers), an Augustinian order, which took over the land from the Knights Templar in 1323. After the Reformation and the Dissolution of monastic orders, St John’s Wood became Crown land, and Henry VIII established Royal Hunting Grounds in what became known as Marylebone Park, to the north of which lay St John’s Wood. Apart from short periods during the reign of Mary Tudor and Cromwell’s Protectorate, the area known as The St John’s Wood Estate remained Crown land until 1688.

Until the end of the eighteenth century, the area remained in agricultural use.

St John's Wood was developed from the early 19th century onwards. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density 'villa' housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century, even in expensive districts. Parts of St John's Wood have been rebuilt at a higher density, but it remains a highly desirable residential district, and one of the most expensive areas of London.

St John's Wood is the location of Lord's Cricket Ground, home of Middlesex County Cricket Club and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), and original headquarters of the sport. It is also famous for Abbey Road Studios and the street Abbey Road, where The Beatles recorded, notably the Abbey Road album, the cover of which features the band crossing the road. Sir Paul McCartney has owned a property in the area since the 1960s and is regularly seen strolling along St John's Wood High Street.

The Rolling Stones referenced St John's Wood in their song Play With Fire. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones lived on Carlton Hill, at the northern edge of St John's Wood, in the 1960s.

St John’s Wood station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road when the Metropolitan Line's services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo Line. It was transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee Line when it opened in 1979.
With the opening of St John's Wood station, two nearby stations on the Metropolitan Line were closed. These were Lord's (which had originally been opened in 1868 as St John's Wood Road) and Marlborough Road.

The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road. The station is the nearest one to Lord's Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. For this reason Beatles memorabilia are sold at the station.

The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, and was designed by Harold Stabler.

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27 Jun 2017
08:28
IP: 54.81.130.86
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Aspiring model left covered in burns after being 'attacked with acid' whilst celebrating her 21st birtday in Newham
A young aspiring model has been left with burns across her face and body after a man allegedly hurled acid at her as she celebrated her 21st birthday in east London.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/aspiring-model-left-covered-in-burns-after-being-attacked-with-acid-whilst-celebrating-her-21st-a3572766.html
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25 Jun 2017
09:02
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Shane Warne puffs on a cigarette after lunch in London
Australian cricket icon Shane Warne looked tired and weary on Thursday, stopping for a sneaky cigarette after lunch at London eatery The Ivy Chelsea Gardens

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4634768/Shane-Warne-puffs-cigarette-lunch-London.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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24 Jun 2017
16:51
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Grenfell Tower contractors 'pocketed cash for cladding'
Camden Council in north London said it was considering legal action over the panels installed on several of its high-rise tower blocks, claiming they were not the safe ones it had paid for.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4631144/Did-cladding-contractors-cut-corners-pocket-difference.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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23 Jun 2017
09:15
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Laura Kenny displays blossoming bump for gym visit
orld Champion cyclist Laura Kenny, 25, showed she was still sticking to her active fitness routine, despite heavily expecting.

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23 Jun 2017
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Wealthy owners criticise Grenfell families moving in
Wealthy owners criticise Grenfell families moving in

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21 Jun 2017
05:57
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Simon Cowell supports Grenfell Tower charity single
Simon Cowell supports Grenfell Tower charity single

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21 Jun 2017
05:57
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Geri Horner shows tattoo removal scar
The 44-year-old singer looked sensational as she stepped out of her waiting car, highlighting her petite frame in a Breton-inspired bardot style body on Tuesday in London.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4620838/Glamorous-Geri-Horner-flaunts-svelte-figure.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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27 Jun 2017
01:10
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'Forever loved', 17-year-old boy who drowned in Thames on hottest day
Tributes were today paid to a teenage boy who drowned in the Thames on the hottest day of the year.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/forever-loved-17yearold-boy-who-drowned-in-thames-on-hottest-day-a3573066.html
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26 Jun 2017
19:15
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Protesters angry at the death of Edir Frederico Da Costa confront police in Forest Gate. Da Costa, 25, died six days after being arrested by officers in east London. Anger spilled over into the streets, as bins were set alight and objects were thrown at riot police.Demonstrators confront police in east London over Da Costa death Continue reading...
Protesters angry at the death of Edir Frederico Da Costa confront police in Forest Gate. Da Costa, 25, died six days after being arrested by officers in east London. Anger spilled over into the streets, as bins were set alight and objects were thrown at riot police.Demonstrators confront police in east London over Da Costa death Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2017/jun/26/edir-frederico-da-costa-death-protesters-forest-gate-video
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26 Jun 2017
19:15
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Music is at the very heart of one East End school | Letters
Music is at the very heart of one East End school | Letters

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jun/25/music-is-at-the-very-heart-of-one-east-end-school
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26 Jun 2017
16:44
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Latest transfer news LIVE: Arsenal to swap Alexis Sanchez for Sergio Aguero, plus Chelsea and Tottenham gossip
This could be the start of a big week for London's top Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window as the 2017-18 season draws ever nearer.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news-live-breaking-stories-rumours-gossip-arsenal-chelsea-tottenham-london-a3572836.html
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25 Jun 2017
22:06
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Post from Royal Oak
Camden tower residents say they won't leave tower block
Tower residents yet to be evacuated from four 'dangerous' high rises in Camden, London (pictured) claim they are being intimidated by security guards into leaving against their will.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4637160/Camden-tower-residents-say-won-t-leave-tower-block.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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25 Jun 2017
20:24
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Probe launched as young father dies after being detained by police in east London
The police watchdog has launched an investigation as a young man died in hospital after being detained by police in east London.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/probe-launched-as-young-father-dies-after-being-detained-by-police-in-east-london-a3572301.html
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Glastonbury 2017: Stormzy demands Government is 'held accountable' for Grenfell Tower disaster
Grime artist Stormzy demanded the Government is "held accountable" for the Grenfell Tower disaster as he paid tribute to the victims during his set at Glastonbury.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/glastonbury-2017-stormzy-demands-government-is-held-accountable-for-grenfell-tower-disaster-a3572561.html
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25 Jun 2017
18:37
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Post from South Hampstead
Freshly resurfaced Black Path is positively gleaming in the June sunshine
It may have taken many months, community clear ups (instigated by West Hampstead Life), and a number of meetings and site visits, but regular users of The Black Path, which links West End Lane and Broomsleigh/Ravenshaw Streets, can't fail to have noticed the transformation that's come about in the last few weeks with less foliage […]

http://westhampsteadlife.com/2017/06/23/freshly-resurfaced-black-path-is-positively-gleaming-in-the-june-sunshine/19997
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25 Jun 2017
14:14
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Post from Royal Oak
Chaotic scenes as residents flee death trap high-rises
Already, 4,000 residents in Camden, North London, have been forced to abandon their homes without warning. They were evacuated from the Chalcots Estate with less than an hour's notice.

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25 Jun 2017
05:22
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Camden officials evacuate residents from fire-trap tower blocks
Residents in properties with the same cladding at Grenfell Tower are being told to leave their homes so the work can take place. Some are refusing to goEver since the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire less than five miles away, Artan Moallim has barely slept a wink in the 16th-floor, one-bedroom Camden apartment he, his wife and three young daughters call home.Yet they were still unprepared for the knock on their door at 2am on Saturday morning ahead of the evacuation of thousands of people from five high-rise tower blocks on north London's Chalcots Estate, and like many others he was still asking questions later in the day outside the community centre where households were being told to register. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/24/camden-officials-evacuate-tower-block-residents
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25 Jun 2017
02:36
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London tower blocks' residents tell of 'chaos' of overnight evacuation
London tower blocks' residents tell of 'chaos' of overnight evacuation

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24 Jun 2017
11:05
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Police fear some Grenfell victims will never be identified
Scotland Yard's Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack today told of the horrific scenes investigators face in the devastated London tower block.

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Grenfell Tower charity single tops chart two days after release
Cover version of Bridge over Troubled Water by 50 UK musicians becomes second-fastest selling single of 2017Simon Cowell's Grenfell Tower charity single has soared to the top of the singles chart just two days after its release.Fifty of Britain's biggest musical names contributed to the cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water, which has now been declared the second fastest-selling single of the year, according to the Official Charts Company. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jun/23/grenfell-tower-charity-single-tops-chart-two-days-after-release-bridge-over-troubled-water
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24 Jun 2017
06:46
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Oxford Street stores call on Mayor Sadiq Khan to tone down traffic ban plans
Businesses believe making the street pedestrianised will create gridlock on nearby roads

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/oxford-street-stores-call-on-mayor-sadiq-khan-to-tone-down-traffic-ban-plans-a3571551.html
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24 Jun 2017
03:07
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Homeless families and relatives of those who died will receive thousands of pounds in aid
Homeless families and relatives of those who died will receive thousands of pounds in aid

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/evening-standard-to-hand-out-landmark-aid-package-as-fund-hits-46m-a3571766.html

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