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British Ebola sufferer William Pooley is returning to the country where he caught the disease [Picture: Andrew Matthews]

British Ebola survivor treated at Royal Free Hospital returns to Sierra Leone

The Ebola survivor who was treated at the Royal Free Hospital has flown back to the country where he caught the deadly virus.

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Martin Besseman at Monkey Business Comedy Club, upstairs at The Steeles. Picture: Polly Hancock

Pub plans threatening Belsize Park comedy club dubbed ‘cultural vandalism’

Stand-ups and comedy club regulars have accused a pub of “cultural vandalism” over plans to transform its function room into flats or a hotel.

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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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Richard MacKenzie, who went missing on Wednesday

Family fears over uncharacteristic disappearance of King’s Cross man

The family of a 29-year-old King’s Cross man who has been missing for four days are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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Radiographers at the Whittington Hospital in Archway take to the picket line in industrial action over NHS pay. Picture: Unison

Radiographers at Royal Free and Whittington hospitals strike for first time since 1980s

Radiographers at the Royal Free, Whittington and University College London hospitals are on strike this morning - many for the first time in their career - in the latest industrial action over NHS pay.

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Mauricio Pochettino shows his frustration during Tottenham's 4-1 defeat at Manchester City

Pochettino’s punished for abandoning Tottenham’s defensive stability

Spurs correspondent Ben Pearce reflects on Tottenham’s 4-1 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday.

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Sport See all

Hampstead try-scorer Will Pettit. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead coach sees signs of progress despite defeat against Chiswick

Hampstead coach Peter Breen believes his side showed signs of progress against high-flying Chiswick despite Saturday’s 40-23 defeat and a second successive defeat in London North-West Division Two.

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Entertainment See all

national youth theatre performs Selfie

Theatre review: Selfie at Ambassadors Theatre

The National Youth Theatre’s modern take on The Picture of Dorian Grey, is confident and energetic. Loud and clear, it proclaims that, in spite of different times, different mores, technical advances, the human race has learned nothing since Oscar Wilde wrote the original story. We are vain, greedy, self-deluding, superficial, cruel and stupid – and the cause of our own downfall.

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Education See all

Schoolchildren from St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Primary School mark World Porridge Day with associate headteacher Greg Donohue and Mim McCulloch from charity Magic Breakfast. Picture: Polly Hancock

World Porridge Day goes down a treat at West Hampstead primary school

Children at a West Hampstead primary school have celebrated World Porridge Day by tucking into big bowls of one of Britain’s best-loved breakfast dishes.

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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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