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The Eurostar terminal at St Pancras station

Man who died suddenly on Eurostar train was ‘drug mule’ killed by burst cocaine wrap

A man who died suddenly on a Eurostar train was a “drug mule” who had swallowed 110 wraps of cocaine, an inquest revealed.

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Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Council leader Sarah Hayward and Sir Keir Starmer in bid to replace Labour’s 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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A young campaigner outside Belsize fire station earlier this year

Fire authority shake-up could put public safety ‘at risk’

Public safety could be at risk if a proposed shake-up of politicians in charge of London’s fire services gets the green light, according to Camden’s communities chief.

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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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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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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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Sport See all

John Simpson of Middlesex. Pic: Sarah Williams

Middlesex need maximum points to keep cup hopes alive, says Simpson

John Simpson believes Middlesex must win all their remaining group fixtures to stay in the Royal London Cup after opening the tournament with back-to-back defeats.

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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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Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Council leader Sarah Hayward and Sir Keir Starmer in bid to replace Labour’s 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

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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