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Antonio Conte refused to comment on whether Chelsea could go back in for Virgil van Dijk in January but labelled the Southampton defender as a "really good player".

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Boy, 12, dies after being hit by bus in Brondesbury Park
The child was struck by a 206 bus in Brondesbury Park, north-west London.

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Residents lead the way on Camden’s future
On Thursday 7 December, residents from across the borough met to share their thoughts and ideas about the future of Camden with local councillors and partners, including the police and health service. Topics discussed included how to make sure everyone in Camden has access to jobs to feel financially secure, to better and more affordable homes, making sure communities are safe, strong and open, that the environment is cleaner, and how to make sure Camden is a place that everyone respects. Above all, residents felt that in 2025 everyone should be treated fairly and equally and have access to the same opportunities, wherever they live. The Citizens’ Assembly has now met three times for in depth discussions about Camden’s strengths and to share ideas about how to tackle the borough’s challenges. Leader of Camden Council, Cllr Georgia Gould, said: “I wanted us to try a different approach where we handed over to a group of residents representing every part of our community to shape together our vision and priorities for the future. The results have been beyond anything I expected and it has been a privilege to follow the discussions. The Assembly has strengthened my view that Camden’s citizens are the most important resource we have. One Assembly member said that we can’t afford for there to be any lost voices in Camden. And I want this Assembly to be start of a new approach that draws on the ideas and energy of every resident of Camden.” The Citizens’ Assembly is just one way we’re looking to bring residents closer to the decision-making process in Camden. We are currently developing a new plan for Camden up to 2025 and invite anyone who lives, works or studies in Camden to share their thoughts and ideas. These will be fed back to councillors to help shape the borough’s future over the next seven years. Join the conversation: Visit our Camden 2025 website Tweet us using #camden2025 Pop into your local Camden library and add your idea to our comment boards Come along to one of our eight community events across the borough in January 2018.

http://news.camden.gov.uk/residents-lead-the-way-on-camdens-future/
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Taskforce to help young people stay safe
Camden has launched a new Youth Safety Taskforce to look at this growing issue of concern. The borough has seen an eight per cent rise in knife crime with injuries in the last year, according to the latest official crime figures, with young people often the victims of this crime. This is well below the London-wide increase of 18% over the same period (October 2016 to September 2017), compared with the previous year. The council, police and other local partners, such as voluntary youth services, are keen to look at the causes of the smaller but still significant increase in Camden and come up with possible solutions to the problem before it gets any worse. Our local politicians and senior council officers will be getting together with local police chiefs, voluntary youth services, young people and parents as part of the Camden Youth Safety Taskforce, which will also look at how young people are sometimes the victims of knife crime. We want every young person to grow up safely in our borough with access to all the opportunities Camden has to offer. The taskforce will be working with parents and carers, young people, voluntary youth services, our local police and MPs. At the same time, the council is continuing to invest in youth services, ensuring young people have the support they need to thrive. Councillor Abdul Hai, Camden Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People and Cohesion, is co-chairing the borough’s new taskforce with Holborn and St Pancras MP Keir Starmer. Cllr Hai said: “We have a good record in Camden of promoting community cohesion and helping to prevent youth violence. However, recent trends mean we have to take a fresh look at this issue and how best to tackle it. The taskforce will help us to hear from as wide a group of people as possible. Young people are sometimes the victims of violent crime and we need to make sure our young people can feel safe on the streets of Camden and that we listen to their concerns.” Keir Starmer MP said: “This is a really important initiative from Camden Council. There has been a worrying increase in youth violence in Camden and indeed across London. There is no doubt that more must be done to tackle this issue and ensure young people have the support they need to stay safe and avoid being caught up in the criminal justice system. I’m absolutely committed to working with the council and the community on this issue, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to co-chair the taskforce with Councillor Hai.” Detective Superintendent Caroline Haines, the senior Met Police lead for knife crime in Camden and Islington, said: “Rising youth violence and knife crime is sadly a reality facing much of London. We are absolutely committed to the Youth Safety Taskforce and welcome the opportunity of working together with our community and partners to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep the young people of Camden safe and confident. We will look to build on some of the excellent partnership activity that is already ongoing, but having input from the local community is also key and that is why I am really excited about the new taskforce.” The Youth Safety Taskforce, which held its first extended meeting for community partners today (Friday, 15 December), will: examine patterns of youth offending and violence in Camden and across London, using the latest data and research look at youth services in Camden, which are still relatively well-funded compared with other parts of the country and despite cuts to our budget by the government see what we can learn from initiatives in other cities – for example, recent work to combat youth gangs and violence in Manchester look at the role of social media in provoking or helping to instigate youth violence and victimisation find out how it feels to be a young person in Camden and hear from victims of youth violence and their families. Further information: Members of the Camden Youth Safety Taskforce include representatives from the Metropolitan Police, voluntary youth sector, Camden’s Youth MP, senior council officers and local politicians, including the Leader of the Council and Leader of the Opposition The taskforce is co-chaired by Councillor Abdul Hai, Camden Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People and Cohesion, and Holborn and St Pancras MP, Keir Starmer Its initial findings will be shared in March 2018, with a report due in June For more details, visit camden.gov.uk/youthsafetytaskforce Camden is also supporting the Mayor of London’s campaign to deter young people from carrying knives, which is called ‘London Needs You Alive’.

http://news.camden.gov.uk/taskforce-to-help-young-people-stay-safe/
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Arsene Wenger delighted Mesut Ozil 'took gamble' with Arsenal volley goal
Arsene Wenger hailed Mesut Ozil's risk-taking spirit as he struck a spectacular volley to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates.

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Tottenham were the latest victims on Manchester City's relentless march towards the Premier League title as Pep Guardiola's side humbled Spurs in a 4-1 win on Saturday night.

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’Selfieccino’ - Putting your face on a coffee
The selfie cappuccino cafe, where customers can sip on a portrait of their own face.

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From Edinburgh’s tram to Boston’s Big Dig: readers’ urban white elephants
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VIEW THE SOMERS TOWN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE SOMERS TOWN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE SOMERS TOWN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE SOMERS TOWN AREA IN THE 1860s
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Somers Town

Somers Town is a district close to three main line rail termini - Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross.

Historically, the name Somers Town was used for the larger triangular area between the Pancras, Hampstead, and Euston Roads, but it is now taken to mean the rough rectangle bounded by Pancras Road, Euston Road and Eversholt Street.

Somers Town was named after Charles Cocks, 1st Baron Somers (1725–1806). The area was originally granted by William III to John Somers (1651–1716), Lord Chancellor and Baron Somers of Evesham.

In the mid 1750s the New Road was established to bypass the congestion of London; Somers Town lay immediately north of this east-west toll road. In 1784, the first housing was built at the Polygon amid fields, brick works and market gardens on the northern fringes of London. The site of the Polygon is now occupied by a block of council flats called Oakshott Court.

The Polygon deteriorated socially as the surrounding land was subsequently sold off in smaller lots for cheaper housing, especially after the start of construction in the 1830s of the railway lines into Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross. In this period the area housed a large transient population of labourers and the population density of the area soared. By the late 19th century most of the houses were in multiple occupation, and overcrowding was severe with whole families sometimes living in one room, as confirmed by the social surveys of Charles Booth and Irene Barclay.

When St Luke’s Church, near King’s Cross, was demolished to make way for the construction of the Midland Railway St Pancras Station and its Midland Grand Hotel, the estimated twelve thousand inhabitants of Somers Town at that time were deprived of that place of worship, as the church building was re-erected in Kentish Town. In 1868 the lace merchant and philanthropist George Moore funded a new church, known as Christ Church, and an associated school in Chalton Street with an entrance in Ossulston Street. The school accommodated about six hundred children. Christ Church and the adjacent school were destroyed in a World War II bombing raid and no trace remains today, the site being occupied by a children’s play area and sports court.

Improvement of the slum housing conditions, amongst the worst in the capital, was first undertaken by St Pancras Council in 1906 at Goldington Buildings, at the junction of Pancras Road and Royal College Street, and continued on a larger scale by the St Pancras House Improvement Society (subsequently the St Pancras & Humanist Housing Association, the present owner of Goldington Buildings) which was established in 1924. Further social housing was built by the London County Council, which began construction of the Ossulston Estate in 1927. There remains a small number of older Grade 2 listed properties, mostly Georgian terraced houses.

During the early 1970s the neighbourhood comprising GLC-owned housing in Charrington, Penryn, Platt and Medburn Streets was a centre for the squatting movement.

In the 1980s, some council tenants took advantage of the ’right to buy’ scheme and bought their homes at a substantial discount. Later they moved away from the area. The consequence was an influx of young semi-professional people, resulting in a changing population.

Major construction work along the eastern side of Somers Town was completed in 2008, to allow for the Eurostar trains to arrive at the refurbished St Pancras Station. This involved the excavation of part of the St Pancras Old Churchyard, the human remains being re-interred at St Pancras and Islington Cemetery in East Finchley.

Land at Brill Place, previously earmarked for later phases of the British Library development, became available when the library expansion was cancelled and was used as site offices for the HS1 terminal development and partly to allow for excavation of a tunnel for the new Thameslink station. It was then acquired as the site for the Francis Crick Institute (formerly the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation), a major medical research institute.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Agar Town:   Agar Town was a short-lived area, built in the 1840s, of St Pancras.
British Library:   The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. Its building at St Pancras was the largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century.
Euston:   London Euston is the southern terminus of the West Coast Main Line - serving Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Ossulston Estate:   The Ossulston Estate is a multi-storey council estate built by the London County Council in Somers Town between 1927 and 1931.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldenham Street, NW1 · Ampere Way, CR0 · Barnby Street, NW1 · Barnby Street, NW1W · Bridgeway Street, NW1 · Brill Place, NW1 · Burton Street, WC1H · Cardington Street, NW1 · Centa Housebirkenhead Street, WC1H · Chalton Street, NW1 · Charrington Street, NW1 · Chenies Place, NW1 · Christopher Place, NW1 · Church Way, NW1 · Churchway, NW1 · Coach Road, N1C · Cobourg Street, NW1 · Cooper’s Lane, NW1 · Cranleigh Street, NW1 · Crowndale Court, NW1 · Crowndale Road, NW1 · Doric Way, NW1 · Doric Way, NW1 · Drummond Crescent, NW1 · Duke’s Road, WC1H · Dukes Road, WC1H · Endsleigh Gardens, WC1H · Euston Road, NW1 · Euston Road, WC1H · Euston Street, NW1 · Eversholt Street, NW1 · Flaxman Terrace, NW1 · Flaxman Terrace, WC1H · Godwin Court, NW1 · Goldington Crescent, NW1 · Goldington Street, NW1 · Grafton Place, NW1 · Hamilton House, WC1H · Hampden Close, NW1 · Lancing Street, NW1 · Lidlington Place, NW1 · Mabledon Place, WC1H · Mayford, NW1 · Medburn Street, NW1 · Melton Street, NW1 · Midland Road, N1C · Midland Road, NW1 · Oakley Square, NW1 · Oakshott Court, NW1 · Ossulston Street, NW1 · Pancras Road, NW1 · Penryn Street, NW1 · Phoenix Road, NW1 · Polygon Road, NW1 · Purchese Street, NW1 · Seymour House, NW1 · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC1H · Somers Close, NW1 · St Pancras Cruising Club, N1C · Stephenson Way, NW1 · Tavistock House South, WC1H · Tavistock House, WC1H · The Polygon · Tiger House, WC1H · Unity Mews, NW1 · Upper Woborn Place, WC1H · Upper Woburn Place, NW1 · Upper Woburn Place, WC1H · Werrington Street, NW1 · Woburn Walk, WC1H · Woolf Mews, WC1H ·


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Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
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