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Ellie Pollard and Sinead Odie open ther results at Parliament Hill School. Picture: Polly Hancock

Video: Significant rise in GCSE grades at Camden, Barnet and Haringey schools

Camden, Barnet and Haringey schools have celebrated a significant rise in “good” GCSE grades this year - in line with the first nationwide increase for three years.

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North Bridge House pupils Florence Shaul and Brendan Comyn celebrate top grades. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Girl with mumps forced to sit GCSEs in quarantine celebrates results

A Hampstead Garden Suburb schoolgirl was forced to sit her GCSEs in quarantine after falling ill with a highly-contagious viral infection the night before her first exam.

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The 'poor door' entrance for affordable housing residents of the Prince's Park development in Kentish Town. Picture: Polly Hancock

Anger as poorer residents of Kentish Town housing block are forced to use ‘shabby’ back entrance

Developers behind a new housing block in Kentish Town have been accused of turning some of its residents into second-class citizens after forcing its poorer families to use a more unsightly entrance at the back of the building.

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Darren Innes, CEO of Has My Identity Been Stolen, has urged people to check if their data is exposed. Picture: Polly Hancock

Stolen personal data of 86,000 north Londoners put up for sale on dark web

The personal information of more than 86,000 people living in Barnet, Camden, Haringey and Westminster has been put up for sale on the dark web, according to new data revealing the startling scale of online identity fraud.

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Students at Henrietta Barnett School in Barnet on GCSE results day 2013. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Live blog: GCSE results in Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster

Thousands of anxious teenagers across Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster will pick up their GCSE results today.

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Premier League See all

Tottenham's Danny Rose (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Spurs defender opens up on Redknapp and Pochettino ahead of QPR clash

Danny Rose has encouraged Tottenham fans to give Harry Redknapp a warm welcome when the QPR boss returns to White Hart Lane for the first time since his sacking this weekend.

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Sport See all

Kieran Longbottom of Saracens. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Saracens bow a blast for K-bomb

Prop Kieran Longbottom was delighted to have made his Saracens debut as the Londoners beat Ospreys 39-5 in a pre-season friendly at the HAC in the heart of the city.

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Entertainment See all

Oggy Boytchev with John Simpson in Afghanistan

The Bulgarian asylum seeker who became BBC icon John Simpson’s right hand man in Iraq and beyond

Tucked away in the serene streets of Belsize Park, the home of Oggy Boytchev is a treat to behold. Towering in that period red-brick style so typical of the area, its inside is a veritable treasure trove, with paintings by Barbara Hepworth and Julian Opie taking pride of place in the living room above a host of ornate antique furniture.

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Education See all

Ellie Pollard and Sinead Odie open ther results at Parliament Hill School. Picture: Polly Hancock

Video: Significant rise in GCSE grades at Camden, Barnet and Haringey schools

Camden, Barnet and Haringey schools have celebrated a significant rise in “good” GCSE grades this year - in line with the first nationwide increase for three years.

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High Speed 2 See all

HS2 Ltd bought up 70 new flats

HS2 Ltd buys new homes for Camden residents facing house demolition

Half of all Camden residents who have houses earmarked for demolition as part of the construction of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link have been found new homes - allaying fears they would have to leave the borough.

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Obituaries See all

Historian Jack Whitehead has died aged 98. Picture: Polly Hancock

Obituary: Inspirational teacher and historian Jack Whitehead left schools with learning legacy

Jack Whitehead, who has died aged 98, was an inspired teacher all his life, both in schools and just as much through his many friendships and publications.

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