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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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Gary Watts (second left) with fellow radiographers picketing at the Royal Free Hospital. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Case study NHS pay dispute: ‘We almost went under, my wife was forced into early retirement to keep us afloat’

Radiographer Gary Watts took to the picket line along with colleagues on Monday in protest over the government’s refusal to approve a recommended 1 per cent payrise for NHS staff. Here Gary explains how a real terms decrease in wages has left his family close to going under.

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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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Holy Trinity and St Silas pupils Xander Russell and Luke Von Herkomer, both eight, with their artwork at the star-studded exhibition. Picture: Polly Hancock

Jonathan Ross and Adam Ant view art by Camden schoolchildren at exclusive Pall Mall gallery show

Paintings by Camden schoolchildren hung on the walls of an exclusive gallery alongside works by renowned professionals at a star-studded exhibition to fund art courses for disadvantaged pupils.

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A man was said to have exposed himself at a park in West Hampstead

Police search for man who exposed himself in West Hampstead park

Police are searching for a man said to have exposed himself to a woman in a park in West Hampstead.

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Arsenal's Lukas Podolski celebrates with Alexis Sanchez (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Lucky Arsenal celebrate manager’s birthday with dramatic comeback against Anderlecht

Arsene Wenger celebrated his 65th birthday with an enormous slice of good fortune as two late goals saved Arsenal from embarrassment and secured a 2-1 win in Brussels.

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Sport See all

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski celebrates with Alexis Sanchez (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Lucky Arsenal celebrate manager’s birthday with dramatic comeback against Anderlecht

Arsene Wenger celebrated his 65th birthday with an enormous slice of good fortune as two late goals saved Arsenal from embarrassment and secured a 2-1 win in Brussels.

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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

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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