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Yesterday, 16:29

The final plans for what would be one of West Hampstead’s tallest towers have been made available to the public after Camden Council submitted the planning application.

Pupils dress up for Highgate Primary School's nativity play. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A primary school put its own spin on a traditional nativity play by recruiting three Marys, three Josephs and a talking donkey.

La Sainte Union pupils sing Christmas carols. Picture: Dieter Perry

Schoolgirls raised their voices in song to treat a church congregation to Christmas carols at a festive concert.

Camden families have been defying new government rules and taking their children on holidays during school term time. Picture: PA File.

Dozens of Camden families have defied new government rules banning pupils from going on holiday during school term time, new figures reveal.

Cllr Peter Brayshaw.

Camden’s Labour councillors have expressed their shock at the sudden death of much-loved colleague Cllr Peter Brayshaw.

What the new building is expected to look like

Another conservation group has added to concerns over proposals to build a £42million world-leading research centre next to a Grade I-listed building, saying it will “substantially harm its setting”.

George Alexander Pikounius is charged with two counts of attempted abduction.

A Wood Green man will be spending the festive period behind bars after being charged with the attempted abduction of two teenage schoolgirls.

Hillcrest residents stand united against the proposed development of their treasured estate. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Haringey Council has reduced the number of new council homes proposed for a leafy Highgate estate in the face of strong opposition.

Hampstead SNP vice-chair Linda Chung

A ban on anti-social street drinking in Camden could be extended to cover Hampstead Heath to fight a plague of “aggressive” nuisance drinkers, police have revealed.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 10:35

A Wood Green man will be spending the festive period behind bars after being charged with the attempted abduction of two teenage schoolgirls.

Yesterday, 09:51
Hampstead SNP vice-chair Linda Chung

A ban on anti-social street drinking in Camden could be extended to cover Hampstead Heath to fight a plague of “aggressive” nuisance drinkers, police have revealed.

Wed, 17:12
David Souaan

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

Health

Yesterday, 10:47

Another conservation group has added to concerns over proposals to build a £42million world-leading research centre next to a Grade I-listed building, saying it will “substantially harm its setting”.

Thu, 07:30
Philip Wellman contracted Hepatitus C after being given a batch of 'killer blood'

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.

Mon, 16:23
The London Ambulance Service is in the grip of a waiting time crisis

Critically ill patients facing life-threatening emergencies are waiting longer and longer for ambulances to arrive as the service reaches a modern-day crisis point.

Environment

Thu, 16:45

Schoolchildren armed with signs and T-shirts emblazoned with protest slogans staged an impromptu demonstration against luxury flats plans to highlight the threat to a so-called “king among trees”.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Artists impression for the new South Hampstead Synagogue

Renowned actor Sir Derek Jacobi has spoken of his disappointment after planning permission was granted for a controversial £12million synagogue expansion likened to a “giant box burrowed into the hillside”.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Cllr Jonathan Simpson. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park could become hotbeds of crime and anti-social behaviour if nearly £9million is not spent on policing, according to Camden Council’s crime chief.

Politics

Thu, 16:05

Camden’s Labour administration has backed George Osborne’s stamp duty reforms, introduced as part of the government’s Autumn Statement.

Thu, 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.

Mon, 16:45
Sir Keir Starmer. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Outgoing Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson has tipped former director of public prosecutions (DPP) Sir Keir Starmer to become a “fine minister” should Labour take power at May’s general election.

Education

Yesterday, 16:00

A primary school put its own spin on a traditional nativity play by recruiting three Marys, three Josephs and a talking donkey.

Yesterday, 15:00
La Sainte Union pupils sing Christmas carols. Picture: Dieter Perry

Schoolgirls raised their voices in song to treat a church congregation to Christmas carols at a festive concert.

Yesterday, 13:00
Camden families have been defying new government rules and taking their children on holidays during school term time. Picture: PA File.

Dozens of Camden families have defied new government rules banning pupils from going on holiday during school term time, new figures reveal.

Heritage

Friday, November 28, 2014

It’s a “rather grim” alleyway that serves as a little else but a store for rubbish and recycling.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The refurbishment plans for the Victorian theatre and BBC studios at Alexandra Palace have been finalised.

Final detailed plans to repair and refurbish the entire eastern end of Alexandra Palace, home to a Victorian theatre and the BBC studios that first broadcast high-definition television, have at last been submitted to Haringey Council.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Memories of 1914-1918 a show devised and performed by Lee Montague and friends in support of Keats Library Michael Palin pictured with Lee Montague and Robert Powell

Tales of local life during the First World War helped to light up a star-studded Remembrance event.

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