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Police arrived on the scene after the tree fell across Chester Road in Highgate, narrowly missing a driver. Picture: Colin Taylor

Fallen tree narrowly misses driver in Highgate as Hurricane Gonzalo hits

A driver narrowly avoided being crushed by a large tree in Highgate this morning as the dregs of Hurricane Gonzalo hit Britain.

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This scorpion, named Sansa, was found in the Hampstead home of former Everything But The Girl singer Ben Watt. Picture: Dave Clarke/ZSL

Scorpion found in Hampstead home of Everything But The Girl singer

London Zoo has come to the rescue of an unusual continental visitor in Hampstead.

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Miquel Tomlinson says ending the stigma of having a mental health condition will mean more people will get the help they need. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Schizophrenia in focus: ‘Jesus told me to go to prison and men made me strip’

It was five years ago that Archway resident Miquel Tomlinson first started hearing voices telling her to self-harm.

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Community gardener Louise Pennington Legh is remembered at a memorial rose planting at Hampstead Town Hall by family members Susie Osbourne, Tom Pennington Legh, Grorgia Lawrence, Isis Amram Lawrence, Charles Pennington, Jo Pennington and Tania Simon. Picture: Dieter Perry

Memorial roses at Hampstead Town Hall celebrate life of community gardener

Rose bushes have been planted at Hampstead Town Hall to commemorate the life of a dedicated community gardener.

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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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Harry Kane celebrates his goal against Besiktas in the Europa League at White Hart Lane

Inside Lane: It’s time to give Kane a chance up front for Spurs

Tottenham blogger Mike Williams believes the in-form 21-year-old Harry Kane deserves to be starting up front ahead of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado in the Premier League.

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Sport See all

Mark Liebling touched down twice for league leaders Belsize Park. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Burton stars on his debut as leaders Belsize Park edge past Stevenage

Jeremy Burton starred for Belsize Park on his first-team debut as the league leaders survived a late scare to triumph 20-19 away against Stevenage in London North-West Division Three.

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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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