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The banksy mural in Jeffrey's Street defaced by Team Robbo in 2011. Picture: Polly Hancock

Banksy graffiti rival King Robbo dies after three-year coma

An underground artist who became embroiled in a graffiti turf war with stencil artist Banksy in Camden has died having been in a coma since 2011.

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Flowers have been placed where the man fell. Picture: Polly Hancock

Man who died after fall from West Hampstead flat identified locally as Harley Street doctor

A 34-year-old man who died after falling from a block of flats in West Hampstead on Wednesday evening has been identified locally as a Harley Street doctor who ran a Botox clinic in West End Lane.

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William Chapman-Purchas fell from five storeys up at the Lockhouse flats in Oval Road, Camden Town. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Mother found lawyer son’s lifeless body beneath her Camden Town balcony

A mother discovered the lifeless body of her lawyer son after he fell from her fifth-storey balcony, an inquest heard.

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Cllr Ashley Kissin, Mayor of Redbridge, presents Sapper Rene Coba-Castillo with the Volunteer Reserve Service Medal for more than ten years’ exemplary Reserve Service. Picture: Stewart Turking

West Hampstead beautician who serves as Army bomb-disposal expert awarded medal

A West Hampstead beautician who serves as a bomb-disposal expert for the Army Reserves has been decorated for giving more than 10 years’ “exemplary service” to her country.

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‘Hear me, feel me, fear me’: Meet the new Mayor of Kentish Town

It’s been less than two months since Camden saw the arrival of its new mayor, Cllr Lazzarro Pietragnoli, but residents now have a new chain-swinging “metallic peacock” to open their fetes and judge their dog shows.

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Arsenal's Daniel Crowley

Arsenal starlet Dan Crowley faces a decision between England and Ireland

EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal starlet Dan Crowley says he is still undecided on whether to declare his international allegiance to England or Ireland.

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Arsenal's Daniel Crowley

Arsenal starlet Dan Crowley faces a decision between England and Ireland

EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal starlet Dan Crowley says he is still undecided on whether to declare his international allegiance to England or Ireland.

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Entertainment See all

Mark Gatiss arriving for the final performance of the Monty Python Live (Mostly) show at the 02 Arena in London.

Doctor Who and Sherlock mastermind Mark Gatiss on Peter Capaldi, Britishness and the film that changed his life

Since he last graced these pages in the suspenseful aftermath of Sherlock’s second series, the snowballing success of the BBC drama has seen Mark Gatiss become one of the most coveted minds in television.

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Education See all

UCS headteacher Mark Beard. Picture: Dieter Perry.

University College School bid for new sport base rejected amid neighbours’ anger

A top Hampstead independent school has had its bid to build a new sport pavilion rejected by Barnet Council after a wave of objections from neighbours.

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High Speed 2 See all

Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Council leader Sarah Hayward and Sir Keir Starmer bid to replace Frank Dobson

Camden Council leader Sarah Hayward and former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer will go head-to-head in a battle to replace Labour’s outgoing Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson at next year’s general election.

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Obituaries See all

Barbara Foster, dress maker to Margaret Thatcher, has died aged 87

Obituary: Barbara Foster, Polish emigre, mother and dressmaker to Margaret Thatcher, dies aged 87

Barbara Foster, who was born Barbara Pszczolkowska on March 27, 1927 in Warsaw in Poland, the middle child of a family of four siblings.

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