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A pensioner who was among thousands infected by contaminated blood, in a scandal described by health experts as “the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS”, is facing Christmas living in poverty as a pledge by the prime minister to properly compensate victims expired this week.

06:45
James Fitzpatrick, who has severe autism and relies on Haringey's services, with his mother Mary Langan, left.

Disability and care groups say they are “shocked” and “devastated” at plans to close residential homes and day centres as Haringey slashes its budget by £70million.

Yesterday, 17:12
David Souaan

A Camden student planning to join extremists fighting in Syria has today been convicted of preparing for acts of terrorism.

Yesterday, 16:14
Rory Kinnear and Daniel Craig stand at the front of a speedboat on the  canal in Camden, as they film scenes for the new Bond film Spectre.

James Bond films are always filmed at the most glamourous of locations; Venice, the Bahamas, Istanbul and now, Camden Lock.

Yesterday, 16:00
X Factor host Dermot O'Leary with contestants at Fabrizio's restaurant

When a restaurant’s regulars include Kinks legend Ray Davies, actress Billie Piper, and film star Tom Wilkinson, X Factor contestants may seem like small fry in comparison.

Yesterday, 15:00
Headteacher Geraldine Davies with students at UCL Academy, which received a 'requires improvement' rating this year. Picture: Polly Hancock

Camden’s teachers’ union has criticised a “broken” Ofsted for not painting a fair picture of the borough’s schools – after an annual report revealed a chasm between the quality of its primaries and secondaries.

Yesterday, 09:00
From left Chadni, nine, Holly, 10, Erion, nine, Efaz, 10, with teaching assistant Melanie Hall. Picture: Polly Hancock

The sounds of gunfire and trench warfare exploded in the ears of visitors to a primary school’s immersive exhibition on the First World War.

Property

15 minutes ago

For years something of a secret among locals who loved Marylebone High Street for its independent boutique spirit a mere stone’s throw from Oxford Street, the area has been thrown into the spotlight recently with a series of high-profile openings drawing the hip crowd to the area in droves.

Yesterday, 16:50
A woodburner. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

Wood-burning stoves have experienced a huge upsurge in popularity over the past decade, with more than 1 million already installed in UK homes. As the weather gets colder and heating bills rise, people are even more likely to be considering new options for heating their homes.

Tue, 15:41
Bank of England Financial Stability Report

The UK housing market remains the biggest domestic risk to economic stability as household debt levels remain high relative to incomes.

Mon, 18:15
The house on Church Row, Hampstead, NW3 for sale through Savills for £5,950,000

Imagine an archetypal Hampstead village townhouse and chances are something along the lines of the terraced properties on Church Row, described by Victorian architectural historian Niklaus Pevsner as “the best street in Hampstead”, will spring to mind.

Mon, 12:51
London property market fell this month

Asking prices for property in Westminster fell by £50,327 between November and December, a 3 percent reduction, while Camden house prices dipped by £37,157 (3.5 pc) in the same period.

Mon, 09:28
HHE Propety

Built circa 1929 by the respected Scottish architect, Charles Stanley Peach is this exceptional five bedroom family home.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Poinsettias, PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

The shops are awash with poinsettias at this time of year in shades of red, pink and cream, the colourful bracts having taken an average of eight weeks to turn from green to red.

Sport

Tottenham strode into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with a resounding 4-0 home win over Newcastle, avenging October’s league defeat in the process.

Yesterday, 18:00
England captain Matt Dean at the Blind World Cup

England captain Matt Dean says his team have learned a great deal from their experience at the Blind World Cup despite defeat in the semi-finals.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini

Mathieu Flamini is convinced Arsenal can still enjoy success this season – provided their fortunes finally change on the injury front.

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud scores with a header against Newcastle

Arsenal 4 Newcastle Utd 1

Friday, December 12, 2014
Ben Davies

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Davies says he has no regrets about swapping Swansea for Spurs, and he is eager to start at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday as the Lilywhites seek to overtake his former club in the table.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Play was suspended during Tottenham's game with Besiktas due to a floodlight failure (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino was frustrated by the “laughable” floodlight failures at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium, although he was more annoyed by his players’ futility in front of goal in their defeat to Besiktas.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino

First the lights went out at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium and then on Tottenham’s hopes of topping their Europa League group as Besiktas eked out a hard-fought 1-0 victory.

Entertainment

Sunday, December 14, 2014

It’s worth saddling up for this Wild West-themed panto, says Aline Waites

Friday, December 12, 2014
Lionboy by Complicite

A cocktail of innovative storytelling, circus and live percussion, the stage adaptation of Zizou Corder’s Lionboy is coming to Kilburn’s Tricycle Theatre this month as it prepares for an ambitious world tour.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Edward Scissorhands. Picture: Johan Persson

A spiritful adaptation but perhaps not a spectacular one, says Alex Bellotti.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
the cast of Three Winters at The National Theatre

This dark, resonating epic keeps it in the family, says Marianka Swain

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Jack and the Beanstalk at the Park Theatre

Revamp of fairytale is chock full of beans, says Caroline David

Thursday, December 11, 2014
STANDALONE Photo. Author Julia Donaldson and the Gruffalo met children at the  Forth View Primary School, Edinburgh to launch the new program of literary events for the Scottish Book Trust. The festival aims to inspire children to read and write.

Bridget Galton talks to the writer about her Hampstead childhood and passion for children’s literacy

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Sara with a Galapagos giant tortoise at London Zoo

Kitted out in blue overalls and spade in hand I’m ready to shovel some poo. This might not sound like much fun but the poo in question is rather exotic - it came from a group of zebras.

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Report found there had been instances of ill-treatment during ‘tactical questioning’, but not deliberate torture or murder.

Sometimes Coral gets these freaky royal bet predications right…

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