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Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

Hampstead mother’s campaign to change law on domestic violence reaches United Nations

A mother’s campaign to scrap a legal time limit that is robbing countless domestic violence victims of justice has been taken to the United Nations.

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James Ibori

Former Nigerian state governor from Hampstead claims he ‘did not make penny’ in £157million fraud

A former Nigerian state governor who defrauded some of the poorest people in the world out of £157million of public funds may not have to pay back a penny.

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Ken Macleod, 70, says he is now receiving excellent care at UCLH after the Ham&High found him in a serious condition waiting for help from district nurses and the council

Pensioner left to rot in Mornington Crescent home now offered sheltered housing

A pensioner who was left unable to walk properly following a failure in his care has now been offered sheltered accommodation by Camden Council.

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Daphne du Maurier

Hampstead and Highgate ‘literati’ defended against snobbery charge from Daphne du Maurier’s son

A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature has rejected claims from the son of Daphne du Maurier that the “literati” of Hampstead and Highgate are guilty of snobbishness towards popular authors.

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Samba, one of the poor dogs who has been affected by the mystery intoxication. Picture: Village Vet London/Facebook

Poisoned dogs may have been ‘stoned’ on cannabis on Hampstead Heath

Drugs dumped on Hampstead Heath are thought to have poisoned five dogs that were rushed to a veterinary practice for life-saving treatment after apparently becoming ‘stoned’.

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Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Sherwood admits Europa League qualification could hurt Spurs

Tim Sherwood admits the Europa League could undermine Tottenham’s top-four challenge next season, but he says he has no intention of dropping points in a bid to avoid qualification.

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Entertainment See all

Paulo Nutini Caustic Love

Album review: Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love

Like Howie B, Paolo Nutini is another Scotsman who’s spent half a decade perfecting his next release, and by this evidence, patience is a virtue.

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Cabinet member for children Cllr Angela Mason

26 children in Camden left without primary school place for September

Twenty-six children were left without a primary school place for September after Camden Council made its allocations today.

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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Archibald Knox and the bidding war at a Hampstead auction house

A Hampstead auction house was abuzz with excitement as a furious bidding war saw a prized lot sell for 10 times its estimate.

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The literary world today remembered Nobel Prize-winning author and West Hampstead resident Doris Lessing. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Doris Lessing memorial service: Literary world pays tribute to West Hampstead’s Nobel Prize winning author

Friends, family and figures from across the literary world gathered to pay tribute to West Hampstead resident and Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing today.

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Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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