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Residents of a tiny street in Kentish Town have given hope to opponents of basement builds across London after winning what could be a landmark victory against their neighbour.

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Porn star Rebecca More. Picture: Television X.

A porn star who was threatened with legal action by Camden Council if she entered the borough as part of a “sex tour of the UK” has slammed council bosses for overreacting.

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Anyone setting off fireworks or Chinese lanterns on Primrose Hill will be arrested, police have said

Camden police have reminded those planning to make the trek up to Primrose Hill on Bonfire Night not to bring their own fireworks or Chinese lanterns over fears they could set light to nearby homes.

Yesterday, 11:41
Retail guru Mary Portas has written to Eric Pickles to protest against offices-to-homes conversions. Picture: Matt Crossick

Mary Portas, Alan Bennett and Dame Joan Bakewell have joined fashion and digital business leaders in warning relaxed laws making it easier for offices to be converted into housing are “threatening to destroy many vibrant, mixed use communities forever”.

Yesterday, 11:39
Officials in charge of the High Speed 2 rail project have withdrawn a 'misleading' advert following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority

Officials in charge of the High Speed 2 rail project withdrew a “grossly misleading” advert following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) by a Camden campaigner.

Yesterday, 09:41
Just over a third of children in Camden and Haringey are living in poverty, new figures show

Children living in Camden and Haringey are enduring some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country.

Tue, 18:16
Eric Joyce. Picture: PA Archive/Stefan Rousseau.

Disgraced MP Eric Joyce was arrested for the fifth time in four years following a reported fight at a Chalk Farm convenience store during which he allegedly assaulted a teenage boy.

Sport

Nils Mordt is looking forward to taking to the field with Saracens’ young stars as they kick off their LV= Cup campaign with a London derby against Harlequins on Sunday.

Jan Vertonghen (right) in action against Brighton at White Hart Lane last night

Lifting the Capital One Cup could be the key to unlocking Tottenham’s potential, giving them a winning mentality and providing the spark that takes the club on to bigger things, according to Jan Vertonghen.

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The jubilant Highgate Harriers squad

Highgate Harriers swept the board with a devastating display at the North of Thames cross-country championships in Kingsbury on Saturday.

08:00
Ben Scott bats for Hampstead in the Middlesex County Cricket League. Pic: Max Flego

Hampstead CC’s former Middlesex wicketkeeper Ben Scott has been included in the MCC squad to tour Japan during the next 10 days.

Erik Lamela celebrates after putting Tottenham ahead at White Hart Lane

Erik Lamela came off the bench at half-time and got the crucial breakthrough nine minutes later as Tottenham earned a 2-0 home win over Brighton and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

Yesterday, 16:29
Hendon boss Gary McCann. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon boss Gary McCann is hopeful that one day the Greens will be able to build a fanbase like Dulwich Hamlet.

Yesterday, 15:55
Highbury Korfball Club captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal (right). Pic: Richard Hayward

Captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal struck seven goals as Swiss Cottage-based Highbury Korfball Club cruised to a comfortable 19-9 home win over Mitcham.

Entertainment

A Mexican dwarf with a mystery package, a femme fatale nightclub singer called Lauren Bacardi and super-slim arch criminal The Fat Man are among the characters in film noir spoof The Falcon’s Malteser.

Grayson Perry poses in front of 'Comfort Blanket' during a photocall for his Channel 4 series Who Are You? at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Disgraced MP Chris Huhne, a female-to-male transsexual, a white Muslim convert and reality TV star Rylan Clark are among the subjects of a new set of portraits by Grayson Perry exploring the nature of identity.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Joseph Connolly at Luigi's

I’ve just been thrown out of a NW3 restaurant. Never happened before. The whole story might be seen to be really rather amusing, in one way, though also it served as a masterclass in how not to run a restaurant, while wilfully alienating a reviewer. I am not now talking about Luigi’s, as the strapline atop this piece might have led you to believe: Luigi’s, that came later.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
children's bookshop column

With half-term upon us, parents and grandparents are busy planning family days out. This October, many of them are choosing to take their children to the Turner exhibition at Tate Britain or to Constable at the V&A. Several are also using the opportunity to introduce children to the works of these and other great artists ahead of their visits through a selection of appealing art books.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Ian James and Nick Selby at their grocer's shop Melrose and Morgan in Hampstead

Over a truly great cappucino in his Hampstead food emporium, Nick Selby is telling me how when he and his partner Ian James opened Melrose and Morgan a decade ago, they debated whether to install a coffee machine.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
James Roose Evans

A boutique arts festival of words and music runs in Hampstead next month. The small but perfectly formed programme of events takes place at St John’s Downshire Hill and Burgh House, in New End Square, from November 1 to 22.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Natalie Mendoza as Imelda Marcos with cast including Dean John-Wilson as Ninoy Aquino

With an Evita revival running in the West End, there seems a trend for musicals about despotic, spendthrift self-styled women-of-the-people who married international leaders.

Competitions

Yesterday, 17:16

It’s a fact of life that you can never have enough shoes. The opportunity to increase the size of your collection is especially tantalising when a free pair is on the cards.

Most read

Apple’s CEO has used an editorial piece in the US to come out as gay.

Party leader Nigel Farage and Ukip are to feature in a spoof Channel 4 documentary.

It’s not just a bit warmer, it will be eight degrees warmer than is normal for this time of year.

Rushing towards the bear for a photo is not the done thing!

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