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A resident in West Hampstead opened their front door on Monday morning to find a two metre-long snake in their recycling box.

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A torrent of water gushes out from underneath collapsed tarmac in Wells Rise

Residents were left wading through a torrent of water over the weekend after a huge water pipe burst, flooding the street and causing the road to collapse.

Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Hampstead & Kilburn Maajid Nawaz with Tim Farron MP campaigning outside West Hampstead tube station. Picture: Polly Hancock

Camden Council has denied accusations it is “profiteering off million pound penthouses” and going against its own policy on affordable housing after controversy over a West Hampstead development resurfaced this week.

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Hampstead actor Tom Conti will wander down the hill to turn on Belsize Park’s first Christmas lights.

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The Sun's Whitehall editor Clodagh Hartley. Picture: PA/John Stillwell

A Sun reporter has been cleared of plotting with a government press officer to illegally leak a string of stories, including secrets of Alistair Darling’s 2010 budget.

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Architects have mocked up an image of what the seven-storey tower on the site of the former Haringey Magistrates Court will look like

Plans for a seven-storey tower on the site of a former magistrates’ court would have a “detrimental” effect on a stretch of woodland in Highgate, according to the City of London.

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UCS headteacher Mark Beard says Mr Hunt's remarks were 'offensive bigotry'. Picture: Dieter Perry

The headteacher of the shadow education secretary’s old Hampstead school has said Labour’s plans to strip private schools of tax breaks unless they do more to help the state sector is “offensive bigotry”.

Property

As the weather cools, you may be worrying about affording increased heating bills over the winter. These five tips should help keep things manageable.

Lending to first time buyers in London at highest level since June 2007

Mortgage lending to first-time buyers in London has risen to its highest level since 2007 in the past quarter, with 13,300 loans worth £3.3 billion being offered.

Island of Sirene, Italy, available through Vladi Private Islands for £1,820,680

If you’re tiring of the November drizzle, a small home with little outside space and being surrounded by people at all times, why not consider swapping the hassles of north London living for life on your very own private island?

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To ensure your home renovations add value to your property avoid making the following errors.

Mon, 19:06
Painting a wall. PA Photo/Thinkstockphotos

Wallpaper as a concept may have come back into fashion - but that doesn’t mean every design of it is. So if your home is a nightmare of swirly, flowery or textured wallpaper (unless that’s your taste, of course), what can you do about it?

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Simon Gerrard

Simon Gerrard, the president of the National Association of Estate Agents shows how you can improve the saleability of your home and protect it over the winter months

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Copenhagen Rooms, King's Cross

The spread of high-speed and fibreoptic broadband and new laws designed to facilitate flexible working, alongside recent economic woes and the concurrent rise in freelance work and small startups, mean that working from home has never been more common.

Sport

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Arsene Wenger says Arsenal must go all out for victory in their final Champions League group match despite already clinching qualification for the last 16.

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Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo scores his side's first goal against Borussia Dortmund

Yaya Sanogo grabbed his first competitive goal for Arsenal as they sealed their place in the Champions League knockout phase for the 12th year running with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.

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Ryan McKinlay of Highgate Harriers. Pic: Dieter Perry

Ryan McKinlay roared to second place as a depleted Highgate Harriers side secured a top three finish in the North London Cross-Country Championships at Alexandra Park.

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Junior Gunners Screening Event at Emirates Stadium 
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Ice skating at Emirates Stadium, Santa’s grotto and hopefully three points against Liverpool – it sounds like the ideal Christmas for a young Arsenal fan.

Mauricio Pochettino. Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Mauricio Pochettino intends to show off the depth of Tottenham’s squad as they prepare to host Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League tomorrow.

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Hendon boss Gary McCann admitted this side were a little fortunate to edge past basement dwellers Bury Town 3-1 in Saturday’s away game.

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Tin-Tin Ho (left) and her partner Maria Tsaptsinos defended their girls’ doubles title at the junior national championships. Pic: Steve Parkin

Paddington’s Tin-Tin Ho won two doubles titles at the junior national championships but missed out on the singles title for the second year in a row.

Entertainment

Brit rockers wring every ounce of emotion from this debut set - but is it enough?

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Iamamiwhoami - Blue

Swedish audiovisual artist Jonna Lee has come up trumps with the year’s most joyously complex pop record.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Neil Young - Storytone

Young offers fans intimate solo and lavishly orchestrated versions of the same songs, with typically mixed results.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Brian Linden Marc Carver and Hope Love in Pentecost

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, David Edgar’s 1990s Iron Curtain Trilogy is staged together for the first time, offering wry, nuanced dramatisation of political and social upheaval.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
wildefire

Roy Williams’ drama takes urgent look at state of Met, says Caroline David.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Flip Webster and Maggie Bourgein, comedy duo Women of an Uncertain Age

Age isn’t something to be feared but to be embraced and laughed at, according to comedy duo Women of an Uncertain Age.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Amani Zardoe and Hatty Jones. Picture: Max Lacombe

Hatty Jones scored the kind of break most actresses dream of at the age of 10 – the title role in a major movie.

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Up to 3,000 people took to the streets of London in vigils for Mike Brown which turned into a protest march down Oxford Street.

The NHS have introduced a new pill for those who struggle to screw the lid back on that bottle of wine.

Today the doctor has received an eight-year sentence for a string of offences.

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