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The daily school-runs cause traffic queues in Fitzjohn's Avenue and Arkwright Road. Picture: St Anthony's School

Residents warn Hampstead school expansion will worsen school-run traffic plague

A row has broken out over plans to expand a Hampstead school to improve pupil safety in a road described by frustrated residents as “plagued by school-runs”.

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Civilian award winner Aydarus Ahmed (centre) with family members Salan Abdilleh and Shukri Abdi, at a police commendation ceremony at Camden Town Hall.

Father of murdered Mohamed Abdullahi hailed as ‘incredible man’ for response to killing

A grieving father who sought to calm community tensions after his son’s murder has been lauded as an “incredible man” by Camden’s top police officer.

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Cab driver Norman Stone discovered the camera that falsely fined him had issued almost £1million in fines in just one year. Picture: Polly Hancock

Finchley Road camera earns TfL £1million in parking fines in just one year

A CCTV camera overlooking a tiny stretch of a road in Swiss Cottage has led to motorists being fined almost £1million in penalty charges over the past year alone – and many could be due for a refund, a London cab driver has discovered.

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Labour's Sarah Sackman, Finchley and Golders Green parliamentary candidate, outside Hendon Town Hall. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Labour demands Eric Pickles intervene over Barnet Council legal woe

“There is no-one who understands local government law in depth at Barnet. Barnet employs no lawyers.”

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John Major’s press secretary and former Belsize councillor dies

A former Conservative councillor in Camden who served as press secretary to Sir John Major has died.

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Harry Kane's treble took his tally to seven goals in 10 games for Tottenham this season

Kane nets hat-trick while Lamela scores wondergoal as Spurs thrash Asteras Tripolis

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick while Erik Lamela netted a brace, including a wondergoal, as Tottenham thumped Asteras Tripolis 5-1 in the Europa League at White Hart Lane.

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Sport See all

Harry Kane's treble took his tally to seven goals in 10 games for Tottenham this season

Kane nets hat-trick while Lamela scores wondergoal as Spurs thrash Asteras Tripolis

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick while Erik Lamela netted a brace, including a wondergoal, as Tottenham thumped Asteras Tripolis 5-1 in the Europa League at White Hart Lane.

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Entertainment See all

Jane McAdam Freud

Sculptor Jane McAdam Freud on war, family and getting to know her great granddad Sigmund

Award winning sculptor and artist Jane McAdam Freud is the daughter of artist Lucian Freud and great-grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud.

Her exhibition Dance of Disapproval War Works runs at the London Jewish Cultural Centre until November 10 and includes works created while she was artist in residence at the Freud Museum in 2005/6. She talks to Features Editor Bridget Galton about art, family and legacy.

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Education See all

The daily school-runs cause traffic queues in Fitzjohn's Avenue and Arkwright Road. Picture: St Anthony's School

Residents warn Hampstead school expansion will worsen school-run traffic plague

A row has broken out over plans to expand a Hampstead school to improve pupil safety in a road described by frustrated residents as “plagued by school-runs”.

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High Speed 2 See all

Andrew Marr will be speaking about his new novel. Picture: Doug Peters

Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

An evening with broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr, a tour giving a history of London Zoo’s architecture and the Belsize Festival are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

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Obituaries See all

Lynda Bellingham at the Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival in 2010. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Former Crouch End and Muswell Hill resident Lynda Bellingham dies after losing cancer fight

Actress and Loose Women presenter Lynda Bellingham, who was battling cancer, died yesterday in her husband’s arms, her agent has confirmed.

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Competitions See all

Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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