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Jimmy Carr takes a selfie with fans at A Perfect Day. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Photo gallery: Comedian Jimmy Carr greets crowds at Swiss Cottage festival

Music and comedy stars threw their support behind a community street festival in aid of a Swiss Cottage special school.

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Lord Melvyn Bragg. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

My Hampstead: Lord Melvyn Bragg would not change a thing about Hampstead

Labour peer Lord Melyvn Bragg is one of Britain’s most notable broadcasters, best known as editor and presenter of The South Bank Show. The 74-year-old has lived in Hampstead Hill Gardens, Hampstead, for 40 years.

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Ciaran Flavin. Picture: Polly Hancock

Former parking attendant slams council after Camden becomes second top borough for tickets

A former parking attendant has called for Camden Council to be stripped of the power to issue parking fines after branding the number of penalty charges handed out in the borough “an embarrassment”.

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Gemma Cooper. Picture: Polly Hancock.

West Hampstead woman runs marathon for brothers diagnosed with incurable disease

A West Hampstead woman has run a marathon to support two young brothers diagnosed with an incurable degenerative disease.

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Highgate Horticultural Society new members Steve Hooper and Mary Alexander with her unusual duck-shaped potato. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Photo gallery: Duck-shaped potato is a winner at Highgate Horticultural Society’s autumn show

A duck-shaped potato and “bitter and twisted” runner beans were the unlikely stars of a horticultural autumn show in Highgate.

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Etienne Capoue (left) holds off Stephane Sessegnon

Spurs suffer second successive home defeat after shock loss against West Brom

Tottenham suffered their second successive home defeat of the season as West Brom earned a shock 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane thanks to James Morrison’s 75th-minute winner.

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Hampstead's Dan Dimoline (left) scored a match-winning penalty kick from 30 metres. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Dimoline kicks last-gasp penalty as Hampstead grab victory from the jaws of defeat

Hampstead lost the lead with 90 seconds left and looked to be heading for a heartbreaking defeat on Saturday – but Dan Dimoline snatched victory back with the last play of the match.

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Entertainment See all

The Subways (R-L Josh Morgan, Billy Lunn and Charlotte Cooper)

Billy Lunn shuns rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle as The Subways hit the road again

He doesn’t drink, he still lives in his home town, he even runs in local elections as a Labour councillor; as the old adage goes, Billy Lunn is the most revolutionary rock star you could hope to meet.

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Education See all

Actress Emma Thompson chairs a one day conference at Highgate School. Pictured with student speakers Amber van Dam and Sophia Parvizi-Wayne. Picture: Polly Hancock

Actress Emma Thompson joins Highgate schoolgirls to launch mental health conference

Two schoolgirls campaigning to get mental health awareness onto the national curriculum were joined by actress Emma Thompson as they opened a pioneering conference on the subject.

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War correspondent Oggy Boytchev was the producer for BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson

MY BELSIZE PARK: War correspondent producer Oggy Boytchev says Belsize keeps him calm

Oggy Boytchev, 59, has enjoyed a long career as a producer working with BBC war correspondent John Simpson. He is now a freelance journalist and TV producer.

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Obituaries See all

Human rights campaigner Helen Bamber who has died aged 89. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Obituary: Emma Thompson and Colin Firth lead tributes to pioneering human rights activist Helen Bamber

A trailblazing human rights campaigner who has died aged 89 has been remembered as a “beacon of hope for humanity” by family, celebrity figures, charities and Jewish organisations.

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