Camden’s new top cop has criticised proposals put forward by Hampstead residents to fund their own police officers – saying it would “not set a good precedent” for the rest of London.

Athlone House, taken in 2011. Picture: Michael Hammerson

The owners of historic Athlone House near Hampstead Heath are to take their bid to demolish the mansion to the High Court.

A 22-year-old man was stabbed at Walker House in Phoenix Street, Somers Town

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a man was stabbed at a block of flats in Somers Town, Camden.

Comedian David Baddiel with highly commended Young Person of the Year James Curtis. Picture: Richard Tatham

Fourteen-year-old James Curtis was just eight months old when he was diagnosed as deaf.

Yesterday, 17:55
Sydney Road in Muswell Hill. Picture: Polly Hancock

A 40 year old man has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and grievous bodily harm.

Yesterday, 17:31
Rimon Jewish Primary School in Golders Green. Picture: Polly Hancock

A Jewish free school has been criticised by the government after its admissions policy was found to favour families who paid subscription fees to certain synagogues.

Yesterday, 15:20
The meeting will see the Syrian refugee crisis discussed Picture: Angelika Warmuth/ DPA Germany

Community groups in Haringey are meeting to decide how best to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Yesterday, 12:56
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson opens the new Archer Academy campus. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A free school’s £14million new campus has been officially opened by Paralympic champion Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Yesterday, 10:06
Art dealer and Channel Four star Jeff Salmon

As a celebrity art dealer, Jeff Salmon appreciates the finer things in life – so he has no time for plastic plants.

Mon, 18:30
The Dorchester Hotel in London was just one of several five-star hotels targeted by the pair

A Hampstead pensioner who went on a drink-fuelled spree of unpaid fine dining in some of London’s most luxurious hotels was only caught because he left his spectacles behind, a court heard.

Mon, 15:00
Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child visits Highgate Pre-Preparatory School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The author of popular children’s book series Charlie and Lola signed books and gave an assembly for young pupils.

Mon, 13:44
The LA Fitness gym in Highgate Road, Kentish Town

A petition has been launched to save a Kentish Town swimming pool threatened with closure because a gym is changing hands.

Mon, 10:49
The suspected brothel is in Lyme Street

Three women have been arrested at a suspected brothel in Camden Town following complaints from residents.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Headteacher Elizabeth Kitcatt, pupil Rachael Allen, Keir Starmer MP and parent fundraiser Francis Butler at the solar panel launch party. Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton

Eco-warriors threw a party to celebrate raising enough money to buy solar panels for the roof of their girls’ school.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Old Elysians Brian May, Ken Brown, Derek Holden, Roy Causton, John Jeanes and Terry Richmond revisit their old school. Picture: Polly Hancock

Pensioners returned to their old boys school 70 years after they first started in the final year of the Second World War.



More than 1.1 million households were sitting on mortgage debts worth more than 4.5 times their income in 2013, with a quarter of these concentrated in London.

Charnwood C-FIVE

Nothing beats huddling round a cosy fireplace with all the family during the bleak winter months, but a fireplace can be so much more than just a method to melt your marshmallows. Here’s how to get the most out of your fireplace this autumn

Higher house prices and smaller urban properties mean self storage is booming

The UK is a nation of city dwellers with 82 per cent of the population now living in urban areas according to new research by storage company FEDESSA and property consultant JLL.

Yesterday, 19:22
North End, Hampstead Heath, NW3

Properties from the Georgian era (1714-1830) are less common in Hampstead and Highgate than in areas like Islington, but some of the houses from this period that do exist are among the most beautiful of their kind. We’ve rounded up three of the best currently on the market

Yesterday, 10:12
Mark Winship, lettings manager at Hadleigh Residential

Former athlete Mark Winship, lettings manager at Hadleigh Residential, would love to move from Enfield to the Amalfi Coast, although the commute to Belsize Park might be a challenge

Mon, 15:11
The bedroom with luxurious grey carpet and Allen Jones print featuring Moss

For someone who writes about property and interiors, the news that Kate Moss is branching out into interior design is something of a godsend. Not only does it mean that home decor must be cool, but it should provide ample scope for editorial.

Mon, 10:42
Herbert Street, Kentish Town, NW5

This four-bedroom Kentish Town house has been given an oriental-inspired contemporary interior design forming a striking living space.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Worcester Boiler available at, PA Photo/Handout

A boiler that’s 15 years old or older is only around 60-70 per cent efficient, meaning that as much as 30-40p of every pound spent on heating and hot water is wasted. Investing in a brand new A-rated condensing boiler could mean a jump to 90 per cent efficiency, and a heavier purse to boot.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
A Coniferous Forest. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

Gardeners who love a riot of colour throughout the seasons may dismiss conifers as dull, boring specimens which add little to the glory of the garden.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Wall storage units, from £1,200 per linear metre, available from from Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture. PA Photo/Handout

If all your possessions bring unadulterated pleasure, you are not only blessed but unusual. Most of us are apparently struggling with too much stuff, and half of it we don’t even like.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Modernist Estates, Stefi Orazi, £25, Frances Lincoln

Accessorize your coffee table, gaze at some gorgeous photography, embark on some arty diy, or get down to some serious research with these weighty new tomes

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Espresso cups by O.W. London

If you’re planning to jazz up your coffee break, you could do worse than serve your finest single-origin blends in O.W. London’s colourful bone china cups.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
A coffee table for one, NW3 Interiors

A coffee table is a fantastic way to tie a room together and is a fun piece of furniture that treads the line between function and decorative statement

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Prince Albert Road, NW1, £6,950,000

The stucco-fronted Regency terraces surrounding the park offer some of the grandest and most distinctive homes in London

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Gloucester Gate

Regent’s Park has a glitzy monied legacy stretching back as far as it’s origins as a grand royal project in the Regency era. Nowadays an international crowd, headed by the US ambassador and the Sultan of Brunei, and several celebrity newcomers, including recent arrival Damien Hirst, maintain this glossy image, while the Park’s use as a free public space with sporting and cultural facilities and its popularity with dog walkers helps keep the area’s feet on the ground.


Belsize Park racked up more than 60 points for the second game in a row, scoring 10 tries to thump Stevenage Town in Regent’s Park and climb to third place in London North-West Division Three.

Highgate Harriers' Andy Maud. Pic: Dieter Perry

Andy Maud stole the show in only his second appearance for Highgate Harriers on Saturday, recording the best time of all the club runners at the National Six Stage Road Relays.

David Cooper (left, on the floor) celebrates his opening goal for Hampstead & Westminster. Pic: Mark Clews

Hampstead & Westminster’s ladies were unable to maintain their perfect start to the season as they suffered their first defeat in the National League – but the men’s team earned a second successive victory in the Premier Division.



This is a breathtaking view of one of the 20th century’s greatest daredevil stunts, says Michael Joyce.

Composer Benjamin Britten. Picture: PA

The Britten Canticles are coming to Hampstead Parish Church on October 17, says Michael White.

Yesterday, 17:30
Macbeth. Picture: Studio Canal

This is a very dour vision; a bleak-as-a-point-of-principle take on Shakespeare’s tragedy, says Michael Joyce.

Yesterday, 16:46
Fig and blue cheese flatbread ready to bake. Picture: Tom Bissell

Dividing her time between Hampstead and Gozo, Frances Bissell indulges her weakness for this highly versatile fruit which can suit either climate.

Mon, 13:09
Dennis the Menace

Scarlet Howes talks to John Patrick Reynolds about his collection of classic comic prints.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Joris Lyendrjik

Bridget Galton talks to the writer who spent 18 months penetrating the secretive world of London’s finance workers, only to find they are victims of a rotten system.

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