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Published: 23 August 2007
An urgent need to abolish secrecy in the family courts

It is impossible to defend a system from accusations of bias and discrimination if it operates in secret. Family courts must be open, argues Trevor Jones

THE tragic death of Salma... > more
Campaigning must go on to keep day hospital open
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A big victory in corner shop dispute
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Closing the Stables door...
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Borough councils are not property agents
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The disjointed state of our government is exposed by passing the library buck

WHEN Tony Blair came to power 10 years ago the mantra from No 10 Downing Street was: The work of all departments at national or local level needs to be joined up.
Again and again and again that phrase was repeated by the Blair machine – parroted by their acolytes at local level. > more

‘Savings’ have cost me £40 - THE Lib Dem/Tory council is making much play of the fact that they have frozen council tax. > more

I like the 393 - I LIKE the 393 bus going down my way because it is good for the oldest people. > more

Unkind cut - IF readers of the Camden New Journal have ever wondered how their hard earned council tax is spent then let me enlighten them. > more

Our debt to the older generation - ANDY Higgins talked about cuts in the grant given to the Irish elderly network (Grant cut just a start, August 2). > more

Where the service to Careline is free - IN my letter to the New Journal (August 16) regarding Camden’s plans to cut Careline, I quoted from Councillor Martin... > more

Recycling drive-in - THE recycling centre in Regis Road has been reorganised. > more

Late for political partying? - THANK you for your article on the proposal by Camden Council to serve alcohol until 4am at weekends at their Camden Centre... > more

Trouble with trips to pool - THE mixed shower and changing room idea for Kentish Town baths is in danger of alienating many members of our diverse local community... > more

All change? - THE issue of changing facilities at Kentish Town Baths is further confused by Fiona Dean (Letters August 9). > more

Questions - MY family and I totally agree with the suggestion put forward by Jackie Pots (Village mix, no thanks, August 16) that the CNJ should get involved in finding... > more

Suit you? - KATHY Reid’s letter (Design for a costume drama, August 16) struck a chord. > more

Nasty way - REGARDING Carol O’Brien’s letter (Poor form, August 16), I too filled in a form regarding the Kentish Town swimming baths’ refurbishment. > more

Lido users - I AM a regular lido swimmer. The refurbishment of the Grafton Road baths is seen by myself and many other cold water swimmers as much anticipated. > more

Gripes and moans - SEVERAL people have expressed concern in this paper about the prospect of unisex changing facilities at the refurbished Kentish Town baths. > more

Flying the flag has a role with social cohesion - WE note with interest the recent comments on flying the Union Flag from the council offices. > more

This deprived area needs site to be used for people - THE site north of the British Library should be developed entirely for affordable housing and leisure facilities... > more

Results of a poor education - TODAY (Thursday) is the day for GCSE results and added values, hot on the heels of key stage and A-level results. > more

Reject more luxury homes - IT is now urgent that action is taken to stop the land behind the British Library in Somers Town being sold off to the highest bidder. > more

Secondary school will have high standards - PARENTS in Camden should welcome the proposal that University College London should manage the new... > more

Good business for the future - MY great compliments to University College London for their business acumen! > more

Of interest to students - MANY university students will currently be filling in their application forms for their student loan, but beware. > more

Knife Crime - I AM emailing you to say how angry I feel with the picture on the centre pages of the August 16 edition. > more

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