Exasperated shopkeepers have branded a council traffic spy camera a waste of taxpayers’ money after it was revealed that it hasn’t been switched on in the seven months since it was installed.

Organisers were hoping to bring a slip & slide to Hampstead Heath. Picture: Facebook/University Socials

Plans to bring an enormous water slide to Hampstead Heath this summer have received so much support from the public, organisers say they’ve had to abandon the idea.

Yesterday, 20:38
A coroner today ruled Golders Green student Jeremiah Duggan did not commit suicide in Germany in 2003 after his family's decade-long campaign for justice

A Golders Green student who died in Germany in 2003 after attending a youth conference organised by a far-right wing “cult” did not commit suicide, a coroner ruled today, after his family’s decade-long campaign for justice.

Yesterday, 17:18
Jeremiah Duggan died on a motorway in Wiesbaden, Germany

The coroner in the inquest into the death of Jeremiah Duggan in Germany in 2003 has reached a narrative verdict. Here it is in full.

Yesterday, 16:04
Volunteer helpers and organisers behind the Tombola stand, Margaret Rodgers, Joyce Mouzas and Angela Walker.

Hampstead Parish Church opened to visitors on Saturday for a spring fair.

Yesterday, 15:13
Jeremiah Duggan

A Golders Green student who died in an apparent suicide in Germany had fallen under the influence of an extreme right-wing anti-Semitic cult which placed its members under “significant psychological pressure”, an inquest has heard.

Yesterday, 14:56
(Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Good news for rail travellers - the bank holiday train strike that was set to bring London to a ‘standstill’ has been called off, it has just been announced.



With our long grey winters, and somewhat unreliable summers, many of us dream of owning a home on the continent.

Yesterday, 18:14
Parolles Road Archway N19

The prettiest and most impressive properties in Archway can be found in the Whitehall Park conservation area, a sloping zone of Victorian residences with lovely views of London.

Yesterday, 14:46
Whitehall Park

Not quite Highgate, not quite Holloway, Archway is often regarded as a bit of a hinterland, its centre an unprepossessing junction connecting a series of main roads. There are plans to completely remodel the area but until then, residents and visitors enjoy the quiet residential streets and the area’s thriving independent shopping and dining scene.

Wed, 17:38
East Heath Road Hampstead Heath NW3

Imagine living in a famous person’s former abode. Strolling through north London’s streets you’re likely to chance upon a blue plaque on a building, marking the former home of everybody from artists and musicians to scientists and sportsmen. Here are three of the best on the market at the moment.

Wed, 14:49
Antrim Mansions, NW3, Hadleigh Residential, £1.3million

Following months of low stock vendors are returning to the market with a vengeance.

Tue, 15:24
This converted chapel on Fellows Road was listed the day after the election with Benham & Reeves for £3million and is now under offer

House prices in London are nearly 40 per cent higher than they were at their previous pre-crash peak in 2008.

Tue, 10:16
Listed building consent is required to make alterations. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

With listed buildings, home improvements are often not as simple as they seem, but you must play by the rules.


Yesterday, 11:46

Justin Langer, Chris Rogers and more recently Adam Voges… there are some distinguished footsteps for Middlesex’s latest Australian import Joe Burns to try and follow.

Yesterday, 08:00
Saracens'  Chris Wyles has scored two tries in each of this season's games against Northampton Saints, but he has been on the losing side on both occasions

Chris Wyles admits Saracens face a huge challenge as they travel to face the Premiership’s top team Northampton Saints in Saturday’s play-off semi-final.

Wed, 23:06
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger conceded that his players were still drained from their efforts against Manchester United after being held by Sunderland on Wednesday night.

Wed, 14:49
A number of international runners were on the track at Parliament Hill on Saturday. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers hosted their third annual Night of the 10,000m Personal Bests at Parliament Hill on Saturday – and the club’s runners responded with top times.

Wed, 13:21
Freddie Fairhead hit 30 with the bat and then took 3-38 with the ball. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead recovered from their opening-day defeat against Ealing by triumphing by 33 runs away at Indian Gymkhana in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Wed, 09:02
Hendon striker Leon Smith says he is considering hanging up his boots

During pre-season Leon Smith told his followers on Twitter that he was going to have a good season – 25 goals and two cup winner’s medals later it’s safe to say he was true to his word.



David Birrell tells Bridget Galton why Peter Pan was originally the baddie and why Captain Hook was once a minor character.

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John Hegley. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The veteran performance poet tells Sanya Ali why his latest show involves potatoes, New York and bungalows.

Yesterday, 13:00
The Father at the Tricycle Theatre. Kenneth Cranham (Andre). Photo credit: Simon Annand

This savagely powerful play takes us inside dementia, says Marianka Swain.

Yesterday, 09:00

Asif Kapadia’s documentary, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival, unearths old photos of a younger Amy and footage of her performing live.

Wed, 17:57
Latitude, one of the festivals in our big ticket giveaway. Picture Dan Wilton

We’re giving away a free Summer Festivals Guide with every copy of tomorrow’s paper.

Wed, 15:13
Only Angels Have Wings

It might be politically incorrect, but Cary Grant shines in this classic piece of slick Hollywood entertainment, says Michael Joyce.

Wed, 11:33
Flora postcard image clerkenwell design week

Catch a festival of world-class design in showrooms and historic venues in Clerkenwell before it ends tomorrow, says Alison Oldham.

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