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Seven people have been arrested.

Police arrest designer handbag smash-and-grab suspects in Highgate and Kentish Town raids

Seven people have been arrested in Highgate and Kentish Town after a luxury designer shop in St John’s Wood became the latest store to be targeted by smash-and-grab robbers.

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Highgate Primary School pupils have created their own version of the ancient Chinese terracotta army. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Highgate’s own Chinese terracotta army marches into primary school

Standing proud with weapons, armour and stony glares, these clay soldiers may only be a fraction of the size of the real Chinese terracotta army but children at a Highgate primary school have handcrafted them to look just as fiercely intimidating.

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Pride in the House finalists (from left) Fernando Nonohay, Elaine Ginsburg, overall winner Sholto Williams, director of Lauderdale House Katherine Ives and finalist Peter Faulkner. Picture: Polly Hancock

North Londoners reign strong at annual Pride in the House art prize

Among the highlights of Lauderdale House’s arts programme are the renowned Pride in the House art prize and the hugely popular Annual Photographic Competition.

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Festival founder Linda Chung (left), principal sponsor Kaveh Shakib, a surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital, and Keats Community Library trustees Steven and Vicky Bobasch

Community library and day centre share £21,000 raised by Hampstead Summer Festival

Two charities received a welcome boost as they shared a pot of £21,000 raised by the Hampstead Summer Festival.

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10-year-old Caspar Herberg plays in an end-of-term concert at Highgate Primary School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Music lessons pay off for Highgate Primary School pupils at end-of-term concert

Pupils at Highgate Primary School proved their music lessons have paid off with a celebratory concert to mark the end of the school term.

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Morgan Schneiderlin. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Spurs dealt huge transfer blow over audacious double bid

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has ruled out the possible sales of key men Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin.

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Morgan Schneiderlin. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Spurs dealt huge transfer blow over audacious double bid

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has ruled out the possible sales of key men Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin.

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Entertainment See all

concert conducted by Ralph

Music Review: North London Chorus at Barbican

Last year, the North London Chorus travelled to Berlin to perform Britten’s War Requiem with Cantus Domus in front of 1,200 people. The flier for this concert carried the line “Themes for reconciliation and remembrance” and included a picture of a red poppy. Mindful of the centenary of the start of the First World War, the careful selection of works continued these themes which are so deeply embedded in Brittten’s great work.

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Education See all

Highgate Primary School pupils have created their own version of the ancient Chinese terracotta army. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Highgate’s own Chinese terracotta army marches into primary school

Standing proud with weapons, armour and stony glares, these clay soldiers may only be a fraction of the size of the real Chinese terracotta army but children at a Highgate primary school have handcrafted them to look just as fiercely intimidating.

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High Speed 2 See all

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the government would not support the Double Deck Down 2 design. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

Blow as government refuses to support Camden-backed HS2 Euston station design

Efforts to save hundreds of Camden residents from seeing their homes demolished have been dealt a blow after the government revealed it would not be supporting a community-backed design for the redevelopment of Euston station.

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Professor Orla Gough has died aged 60

Obituary: Hampstead academic Prof Orla Gough had gift for business and friendship

Psychotherapist Marian O’Connor remembers her friend, academic and long-time Hampstead resident Professor Orla Gough.

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