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Yesterday, 17:00

He wrote the book The Architecture of Happiness, but now celebrity philosopher Alain de Botton is making Hampstead residents unhappy with plans to build a modern three-storey hotel in the centre of the village.

Yesterday, 15:50
Pupils at Highgate School celebrate their A-level results last year. Picture: Polly Hancock

A handful of Camden, Barnet and Haringey schools are ranked among the best 100 schools in the country for 2014 A-level results.

Yesterday, 15:10
Charles Salmon QC said it was impossible for mothers with children to park on visits to the Heath.

A top barrister living on the edge of Hampstead Heath has urged Camden Council to re-think parking restrictions.

Yesterday, 13:20
Cllr Theo Blackwell.

Council tax is set to be increased in Camden for the first time in six years.

Yesterday, 12:30
A Haverstock School pupil celebrates her GCSE results last summer. Picture: Camden Council

A prestigious grammar school has ranked in the top ten schools in the country for its 2014 GCSE results.

Yesterday, 07:15
Pretima Champaneri-Phillips with her huge bill

A diner who went for a quick evening meal at Cote Brasserie, in Hampstead, came out with a bill for nearly £270,000

Yesterday, 07:04
Andrew Hunt, 27, had worked at Burgh House in Hampstead for 18 months. Colleagues are devastated at news of his sudden death

A manager described as “the light and soul” of Burgh House has died suddenly at the age of 27 leaving colleagues shocked and deeply saddened at the loss.

Property

Yesterday, 12:31

Once defined by slums and industry, the area around Lisson Grove represents some of the best value in Zone 1, with a lively market, antiques galore and a solid art scene.

Yesterday, 09:53
House on Heathgate in Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11. Available through Glentree for £3.76 million

The lowering skies and menacing Gothic spire that provide the backdrop to the opening scenes of the final Harry Potter film are not a typical presentation of life on a suburban street.

Wed, 18:02
Picture: Tim Ireland/PA

Stamp duty changes helped to boost the number of house hunters in December to the highest levels seen for that time of the year in a decade, estate agents have reported.

Wed, 09:30
Exterior of Attlee Court Apartments

Retired homeowners hoping to release equity from their homes are often encouraged to downsize, with a change of location increasing the potential to release large amounts of cash.

Tue, 19:39
Choosing carpet fabrics. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

It needs to be simultaneously hard wearing and feel pleasant underfoot and it’s a big enough expense that you won’t want to change it every time you redecorate so picking well is important.

Mon, 07:00
Simon Gerrard

The president of the National Association of Estate Agents, Simon Gerrard, answers your questions on buying a buy-to-let property in north London.

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Snowdrops with ivy and wild geranium. PA Photo/Naomi Slade

Naomi Slade has always had a soft spot for snowdrops. Growing up in west Wales where winters are cold and damp, she would gather a little posy of snowdrops for her mother on Valentine’s Day, when little else was in flower.

Sport

Yesterday, 23:33

Highbury Korfball Club produced a dominant display, beating Croydon II 19-9 in the London Regional League to put last week’s defeat behind them.

Yesterday, 12:30
Hendon midfielder Sam Murphy celebrates

Hendon’s Sam Murphy believes his days playing Futsal for England have given him the edge over his Ryman League rivals.

Christian Eriksen scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane last night to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup. Pic: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Tottenham hero Christian Eriksen says the 5-3 victory over Chelsea on New Year’s Day banished Spurs’ fears about facing the top teams after his dramatic late strike secured a League Cup final against the Blues at Wembley.

Yesterday, 12:09
Camden Swiss Cottage’s new head coach Matt Heathcock

Swimmers from Camden Swiss Cottage welcomed their new head coach Matt Heathcock with some impressive racing at the first two weekends of the Middlesex County age group and youth competition held at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre.

Yesterday, 12:03
Saracens' South African captain Alistair Hargreaves

Saracens welcome South African franchise the Blue Bulls to Allianz Park on Saturday for another northern hemisphere vs southern hemisphere clash in north London.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring from a free kick.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Tottenham will face Chelsea in the League Cup final – a replay of their last trophy triumph in 2008 – after overcoming a big scare to progress past Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Wed, 12:28
Emmanuel Adebayor (left) captained Tottenham against Sheffield United in last week's first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final

Tottenham blogger Sarah Bassett urges her fellow Spurs fans to stop booing Emmanuel Adebayor and get behind him for the good of the team, ahead of tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane.

Entertainment

Yesterday, 10:37

Ahead of his talk at Keats Library, Sir David Hare talks to Alex Bellotti about theatre, success and how technology is changing art.

Wed, 15:35
Milly Finch Jane Byass in Out of The Cage Production Photos. 
Park 90, Park Theatre. Photo Credit : Richard Davenport

This may be a worthy tale of the women of World War I, but it doesn’t sit naturally on the stage, says David Winskill.

Wed, 15:25
l-r: Jenna Augen, Gina Bramhill and Ilan Goodman in Bad Jews at the St. James Theatre. Picture: Robert Workman

Joshua Harmon’s razor-sharp play about Jewish culture could hardly be more timely, says Alex Bellotti.

Wed, 14:59
Actors Michael Pennigton (left) and Catherine McCormack during rehearsals for 'When The Night Falls' by Hanif Kureishi at the Hampstead Theatre, in north London. The psychological thriller, directed by Anthony Clark runs until Saturday 3 April 2004.

The veteran performer tells Bridget Galton about his new book, Let Me Play the Lion Too: How To Be An Actor.

Wed, 14:48
Jacket cover and image of author Lisa Williamson

The former admin assistant at the Tavistock tells Bridget Galton how she turned her experience of working alongside children struggling with their gender identity into a debut novel.

Wed, 14:21
Girl Power: Singer-Songwriter Cilla Raie

The self-assured musician tells Daniel Wittenberg why she’s putting music before image.

Wed, 14:12
Janet Kay Lover's Rock Monologues

Janet Kay, a star of the 70s musical movement Lover’s Rock, tells Alex Bellotti why she’s bringing its story to the stage at the Tricycle.

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