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18:12

A man who threatened to burn down a bus packed with Jewish women and children has been jailed for five months for his anti-Semitic tirade.

17:00
Left to right: Jeremy Clynes, Deborah Warland, Hetty Colchester and Jonathan Seres, who all helped to set up Garden Suburb Community Library. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Campaigners who took over running their local library to save it from closure fear that new multi-million pound cuts will “decimate” Barnet’s library service.

16:45
Will Jenkins, of Highgate School, was a finalist in the 11-14 category at the 50th Wildlife Photograher of the Year Awards

When an 11-year-old Highgate schoolboy leapt out of a swimming pool to capture a striking dragon-like iguana on camera, he had no clue the snap would class him among the best young photographers in the world.

08:56
Patrick O'Leary

A member of a violent gang that burst into a woman’s home and stabbed her in the face with a screwdriver has been jailed.

11:39
Howard Jacobson at the LJCC. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Author Howard Jacobson may have missed out on a second Man Booker Prize recently, but it appears the planned closure of a historic Jewish community centre has caused him greater disappointment.

15:21
Members of The Highgate Bowl Action Group which includes members of The Highgate Society, Highgate Neighbourhood Forum, Highgate Village Business Association, Conservation Area Advisory Committee and the Harington Scheme, are hailing a victory in their fight to save the Bowl from development. Picture: Polly Hancock

Campaigners are hailing a victory in a 50-year fight to save a leafy stretch of land known as Highgate Bowl from development after a planning inspector threw out plans to build luxury homes.

15:00
Santa joined traders and fairies from the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation to appeal for help with the costs of Highgate's Christmas lights. Picture: Polly Hancock

A fundraising appeal to light up Highgate in time for Christmas has been launched by organisers of the village’s annual yuletide festival.

Sport

Eric Dier admits it has been a steep learning curve in the Premier League and that he has made mistakes – but the 20-year-old is thrilled to have been so heavily involved for Tottenham since his arrival.

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.

Yesterday, 09:00
Nils Mordt in action for Saracens. Pic by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

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.

Yesterday, 08:30
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.

Yesterday, 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.

Wed, 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.

Entertainment

Yesterday, 14:31

Two years on since their last sell-out shows in the UK, The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is returning back to Wembley to perform at the SSE Arena next month.

Lorraine King visited the stud farm and stables in Austria where the prestigious Lipizzaner horses are breed and trained to find out what makes them one of the most prestigious riding schools in the world.

Yesterday, 11:03
Feargus Woods Dunlop as Tim Diamond

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.

Yesterday, 06:10
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.

Competitions

Wed, 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.

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One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism venture crashed during a test flight. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket came down in the Mojave Desert in California. An eyewitness reported that the craft exploded in flight after ignition. A Virgin Galactic spokesman said the […]

Another two men were taken to local hospital with serious injuries.

There has never been better news on a Friday afternoon.

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