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Shadow chancellor Ed Balls. Picture: PA Wire/Stefan Rousseau.

Ed Balls: ‘Mansion tax won’t force Hampstead and Highgate residents out of homes’

Labour’s shadow chancellor Ed Balls has moved to reassure Hampstead and Highgate homeowners who fear they could be forced to sell their homes due to his proposed mansion tax, insisting the policy will be “fair and proportionate”.

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Dad Ben Watt 'couldn't quite believe it' when daughter Alfie told him there was a scorpion in her bedroom

Dad whose daughter snared scorpion in Hampstead home: ‘We’ll use UV light to hunt for more’

An unusual continental visitor with a sting in its tail was found lurking in a Hampstead home this week - and now the family who discovered it plan to hunt down more of the predators.

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Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls. Picture: PA Wire/Yui Mok.

Comment: ‘Mansion tax on Hampstead and Highgate homes will help save our NHS’

In London and across the country our NHS is going backwards. It’s getting harder to see a GP, nurses have been cut and waiting lists are going up. There’s a looming crisis as the pressure on NHS budgets gets tighter.

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Inquest hears Broadmoor patient died cutting wrist at West Hampstead care home

A former patient of high-security psychiatric hospital Broadmoor died after slitting his wrist at a West Hampstead care home, an inquest has heard.

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Noel Fielding

Highgate comedian Noel Fielding bundled to ground and handcuffed by police in Kentish Town, High Court hears

Comedian Noel Fielding has told the High Court of the “trauma” of ending up handcuffed on the ground clad in “gold boots and a boiler suit” while a friend was allegedly violently assaulted by police.

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Lukas Podolski scores Arsenal's winner against Anderlecht (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Wenger praises match-winner Podolski and reveals his plans for the ‘frustrated’ forward

Arsene Wenger insists he retains full faith in Lukas Podolski after the German forward’s late winner in Arsenal’s 2-1 Champions League victory against Anderlecht.

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Sport See all

Lukas Podolski scores Arsenal's winner against Anderlecht (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Wenger praises match-winner Podolski and reveals his plans for the ‘frustrated’ forward

Arsene Wenger insists he retains full faith in Lukas Podolski after the German forward’s late winner in Arsenal’s 2-1 Champions League victory against Anderlecht.

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Entertainment See all

Jane McAdam Freud

Sculptor Jane McAdam Freud on war, family and getting to know her great granddad Sigmund

Award winning sculptor and artist Jane McAdam Freud is the daughter of artist Lucian Freud and great-grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud.

Her exhibition Dance of Disapproval War Works runs at the London Jewish Cultural Centre until November 10 and includes works created while she was artist in residence at the Freud Museum in 2005/6. She talks to Features Editor Bridget Galton about art, family and legacy.

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Education See all

Headteacher Geraldine Davies with students at UCL Academy. Picture: Polly Hancock

UCL Academy ‘puts right problems’ after disappointing first Ofsted

Camden’s only academy school has been praised for “putting right its problems” after being ordered to improve by inspectors earlier this year.

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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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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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