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A physiotherapist at the Royal Free Hospital is to run, hike and cycle the entire length of the “Iron Curtain” – with a little help from renowned explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and celebrity travellers Ben Fogle and Charley Boorman.

Councillor Abdul Hai has been campaigner for extended hours at coroner's courts for years

The government has announced a review into out-of-hours coroner services after members of Muslim and Jewish communities complained they were being prevented from providing their loved ones with proper religious burials.

Lindsey Wylie (centre) with the stars of All That Fall at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Dame Eileen Atkins (left) and Michael Gambon. Picture: Polly Hancock

Lindsey Wylie is the founder of the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation (AWTF) charity for disadvantaged children, which she set up in 2010 following the tragic death of her 17-year-old daughter Alexandra from cancer. She lives in Highgate with her family.

Edward the Sloth is being taught to feed and climb by surrogate mothers

Keepers at London Zoo have enlisted a teddy to help them rear a baby male sloth after his mother became unable to feed him.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the fire

A personal trainer has been praised after 15 people escaped a fire at a fitness centre in Belsize Park.

Thornton Way in Hampstead Garden Suburb

Two women were attacked and made hostages in their own home in a terrifying raid on their Hampstead Garden Suburb house.

Sir Nicholas Winton. Picture: Nigel Sutton

In life, Sir Nicholas Winton kept his Second World War heroics a secret for nearly 50 years but following his death earlier this month, he could now be immortalised with his very own postage stamp.

The University of Westminster's main campus in Marylebone. Picture: Polly Hancock

A new report has warned that a “culture conducive” to non-violent extremism has emerged at the former university of Isis killer Mohammed Emwazi - as it tops a list of “worst offenders” for hosting radical preachers.

Gok Wan has moved to Bloomsbury

It’s rare someone looks to trade one part of London for another because it’s “too quiet” – but Hampstead may have produced its first.

Crime & Court

Friday, July 31, 2015

Two women were attacked and made hostages in their own home in a terrifying raid on their Hampstead Garden Suburb house.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Fitzjohn's headteacher Rob Earrey said he had told the CPS of his holiday. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has apologised to a headteacher after shambolic blunders led to the collapse of a case concerning the theft of £4,600 worth of iPads at a Hampstead primary school.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Boz Burbridge was jailed for seven years for conspiracy to commit robbery

Two men from Camden have been jailed for a total of 19 years for their part in a smash-and-grab robbery at a high-end City jewellers.

Health

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A £42million project, backed by Prime Minister David Cameron, to build a world-leading centre helping to find cures for cancer and AIDS in the heart of Hampstead hangs in the balance after a planning blunder from Camden Council.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Highgate Mental Health Centre, which is run by C&I

A surge in the number of mentally ill people in Camden forced to travel hundreds of miles from their home for care has been condemned by the chief executive of a leading national charity as “unforgiveable and shocking”.

Monday, July 20, 2015
Lauren helps make the film

A teenager from Hampstead who saw her young life marred by panic attacks and severe depression has had a film based on her experiences screened at the British Film Institute (BFI) in a bid to “end the stigma” associated with mental health.

Environment

Monday, July 27, 2015

Families enjoyed a rare spell of good weather on Saturday to celebrate the transformation of their local park with a big picnic.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Linda Grove & Cllr Leila Roy campaign to clear rubbish outside Royal Free

A retired headteacher has used Youtube to call on the council to clean up its act and tackle a persistent litter problem outside the Royal Free Hospital.

Friday, July 24, 2015
The Sir Richard Steele in Steeles Village

A pub’s beer garden and upstairs function room has been saved after its owners lost a planning appeal to build flats above the tavern.

Politics

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Roads across Barnet are set to receive a multimillion pound makeover.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Tulip Siddiq

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has said she has no regrets after voting against the government’s controversial Welfare and Work Reform Bill this week – claiming it was a matter of conscience to put her constituents’ interests ahead of the Labour party whip to abstain.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Fleet Primary School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A counter-terrorism agency has intervened at a Hampstead primary school where a child was deemed at risk of being drawn into Islamic extremism.

Education

Friday, July 31, 2015

A new report has warned that a “culture conducive” to non-violent extremism has emerged at the former university of Isis killer Mohammed Emwazi - as it tops a list of “worst offenders” for hosting radical preachers.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Headteacher Christine Witham leaves Rhodes Avenue Primary School after 18 years. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A retiring headteacher who has taught thousands of children in her 18 years at the helm of a primary school has been given a jubilant week-long send-off by parents and pupils.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Pupils, parents, ex-pupils and local residents protest about the proposed merger of Torriano Infants and Junior Schools. Picture: Polly Hancock

Teachers who oppose the proposed merger of two schools have been threatened with disciplinary action, it has been claimed.

Heritage

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The mysterious owners of a historic Highgate mansion have announced they will take their six-year battle to demolish the former hospital to the High Court.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Women swimmers dive into an icy bathing pond on Hampstead Heath in 1931. Picture: Associated Press/Movietone

An old video clip of female swimmers breaking inches-thick ice on the top of a Hampstead Heath bathing pond in 1931 has been uploaded to Youtube for the first time.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Queen Mary officially opens Henrietta Barnett School's junior branch in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Picture: Associated Press/Movietone

Historic video footage uploaded to Youtube for the first time shows the Queen’s grandmother opening a Hampstead Garden Suburb school in 1938.

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