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Allan Young has been cleared of manslaughter following a landmark trial at the Old Bailey

Father in Camden baby shaking trial is cleared of killing newborn son

A man who shook his newborn son, causing catastrophic brain injuries that were said to have led to the child’s death more than a decade later, has been found not guilty of manslaughter following a landmark trial.

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The banksy mural in Jeffrey's Street defaced by Team Robbo in 2011. Picture: Polly Hancock

Banksy graffiti rival King Robbo dies after three-year coma

An underground artist who became embroiled in a graffiti turf war with stencil artist Banksy in Camden has died having been in a coma since 2011.

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Flowers have been placed where the man fell. Picture: Polly Hancock

Man who died after fall from West Hampstead flat identified locally as Harley Street doctor

A 34-year-old man who died after falling from a block of flats in West Hampstead on Wednesday evening has been identified locally as a Harley Street doctor who ran a Botox clinic in West End Lane.

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William Chapman-Purchas fell from five storeys up at the Lockhouse flats in Oval Road, Camden Town. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Mother found lawyer son’s lifeless body beneath her Camden Town balcony

A mother discovered the lifeless body of her lawyer son after he fell from her fifth-storey balcony, an inquest heard.

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Glenda Jackson with Father Andrew Cain. Picture: Polly Hancock.

UK’s first Post Office in a church opened by Glenda Jackson in West Hampstead

The UK’s first Post Office located inside a church was officially opened by Hampstead MP Glenda Jackson today.

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Cllr Ashley Kissin, Mayor of Redbridge, presents Sapper Rene Coba-Castillo with the Volunteer Reserve Service Medal for more than ten years’ exemplary Reserve Service. Picture: Stewart Turking

West Hampstead beautician who serves as Army bomb-disposal expert awarded medal

A West Hampstead beautician who serves as a bomb-disposal expert for the Army Reserves has been decorated for giving more than 10 years’ “exemplary service” to her country.

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Steve Furst, aka

‘Hear me, feel me, fear me’: Meet the new Mayor of Kentish Town

It’s been less than two months since Camden saw the arrival of its new mayor, Cllr Lazzarro Pietragnoli, but residents now have a new chain-swinging “metallic peacock” to open their fetes and judge their dog shows.

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Terry Gilliam's image of a boot, in the style of his iconic foot of Cupid used in the opening titles of Monty Python's Flying Circus, squashing Athlone House

Billionaire’s plan to replace historic Athlone House with palatial home rejected by council

Owners hoping to knock down Athlone House and replace it with a palatial home overlooking Hampstead Heath will have to take their fight higher up after Camden Council rejected the planning application.

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Designs for the re-development of Swain's Lane shopping parade in Highgate were approved last night. Picture: Liam O'Connor Architects

Swain’s Lane shopping parade: Earl of Listowel’s controversial redevelopment approved

Plans for a controversial development of Swain’s Lane shopping parade in Highgate have won go ahead after 12 years.

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Traffic was delayed

Highgate residents who hire private security call for police to step up patrols

Highgate residents claim they have been forced to rely on private security firms and not the police for their safety.

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Music without frontiers,a music and culinary event at St Peter's church to promote Israeli/Palestinian unity, has been organised by Anna Marks, Violeta Barrena and Muna Ileiwat. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Belsize church hosts joint Israel/Palestine fundraiser concert this weekend

A joint Israeli and Arab fundraiser promoting Muslim and Jewish unity is set to take place at a church following what organisers say is a rising number of “hateful online posts” about the conflict in Gaza.

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Barbara Foster, dress maker to Margaret Thatcher, has died aged 87

Obituary: Barbara Foster, Polish emigre, mother and dressmaker to Margaret Thatcher, dies aged 87

Barbara Foster, who was born Barbara Pszczolkowska on March 27, 1927 in Warsaw in Poland, the middle child of a family of four siblings.

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Flowers have been placed where the man fell. Picture: Polly Hancock

Man, 34, dies after falling from West Hampstead flat

West Hampstead residents and shopkeepers have spoken of their “disbelief” as the body of a 34-year-old man who died after falling from a block of flats was left on the street for hours covered by just a thin blanket.

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Planned engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend Tube engineering works close parts of Piccadilly, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Overground lines

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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Homes for Haringey paid 50 staff £1.725m in redundancy.

Homes for Haringey spends £1.7million making 50 people redundant

Haringey’s housing arm has been slammed for spending £1.725million when making just 50 staff redundant last year – an average pay off of £35,000 each.

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Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena (front) leaves Westminster Magistrates Court earlier this year.

Whittington doctor denies carrying out FGM

A Whittington doctor facing the UK’s first prosecution linked to alleged female genital mutilation has denied any wrongdoing.

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The vehicle on fire in Prince of Wales Road.

Number 46 bus engulfed in smoke by blazing camper van in Kentish Town

A bus carrying pensioners was left stranded and full of smoke after a camper van in Kentish Town caught fire.

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The Eurostar terminal at St Pancras station

Man who died suddenly on Eurostar train was ‘drug mule’ killed by burst cocaine wrap

A man who died suddenly on a Eurostar train was a “drug mule” who had swallowed 110 wraps of cocaine, an inquest revealed.

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Kim Kalkowski, owner of Cakes 'n' Treats in Camden Town, says she has been unfairly targeted by anti-fascist groups

Vegan cake shop owner insists neo-Nazi accusations are ‘mistaken’

The owner of a vegan cake shop fears for her business after anti-fascist activists launched a “mistaken” campaign to stop people visiting her store.

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Road safety campaigners have condemned the proposed 20mph limit for Haringey. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Road safety campaigners lambast ‘pointless’ Haringey 20mph limit plans

Road safety campaigners have condemned Haringey’s plans for a blanket 20mph limit on residential roads after figures revealed that average speeds in neighbouring Islington have not decreased since a similar restriction there.

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Athlone House as seen from Hampstead Heath. Picture: Polly Hancock

5,470 formally object to ‘Stalinist wedding cake’ mansion plans for Athlone House

More than 5,000 people have formally objected to plans to replace historic Athlone House with a “Stalinist wedding cake” mansion – in what is thought to be a record-smashing number.

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Owen Paterson MP (second from right) recently visited the Heath to hear about the project from Marc Hutchinson (second from left). Picture: Polly Hancock

‘One week to save Hampstead Heath’ say campaigners

Campaigners against the Hampstead Heath dams project are urging the public to raise their objections with planning chiefs before it is too late.

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Conservative donor Debbie Dove. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Rich donors help Tories with £40k boost over Labour in Hampstead and Kilburn

The Conservative Party in Hampstead and Kilburn has banked almost £40,000 more in funding than its Labour rivals since the last general election – making the constituency one of the best-funded political battlegrounds in the country.

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Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Council leader Sarah Hayward and Sir Keir Starmer bid to replace Frank Dobson

Camden Council leader Sarah Hayward and former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer will go head-to-head in a battle to replace Labour’s outgoing Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson at next year’s general election.

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A young campaigner outside Belsize fire station earlier this year

Fire authority shake-up could put public safety ‘at risk’

Public safety could be at risk if a proposed shake-up of politicians in charge of London’s fire services gets the green light, according to Camden’s communities chief.

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An artist's impression of the proposed pavilion.

University College School bid for new sport base rejected amid neighbours’ anger

A top Hampstead independent school has had its bid to build a new sport pavilion rejected by Barnet Council after a wave of objections from neighbours.

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Highgate Primary School pupils have created their own version of the ancient Chinese terracotta army. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Highgate’s own Chinese terracotta army marches into primary school

Standing proud with weapons, armour and stony glares, these clay soldiers may only be a fraction of the size of the real Chinese terracotta army but children at a Highgate primary school have handcrafted them to look just as fiercely intimidating.

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Seven people have been arrested.

Police arrest designer handbag smash-and-grab suspects in Highgate and Kentish Town raids

Seven people have been arrested in Highgate and Kentish Town after a luxury designer shop in St John’s Wood became the latest store to be targeted by smash-and-grab robbers.

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10-year-old Caspar Herberg plays in an end-of-term concert at Highgate Primary School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Music lessons pay off for Highgate Primary School pupils at end-of-term concert

Pupils at Highgate Primary School proved their music lessons have paid off with a celebratory concert to mark the end of the school term.

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Pride in the House finalists (from left) Fernando Nonohay, Elaine Ginsburg, overall winner Sholto Williams, director of Lauderdale House Katherine Ives and finalist Peter Faulkner. Picture: Polly Hancock

North Londoners reign strong at annual Pride in the House art prize

Among the highlights of Lauderdale House’s arts programme are the renowned Pride in the House art prize and the hugely popular Annual Photographic Competition.

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Cllr Georgia Gould, cabinet member for young people

Camden youth centre to close gap between child and adult health services

A youth hub in Camden looks set to provide health and wellbeing support for young people.

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Festival founder Linda Chung (left), principal sponsor Kaveh Shakib, a surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital, and Keats Community Library trustees Steven and Vicky Bobasch

Community library and day centre share £21,000 raised by Hampstead Summer Festival

Two charities received a welcome boost as they shared a pot of £21,000 raised by the Hampstead Summer Festival.

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Peter Holboll

Son to stand trial for murder of mother and arson at Kentish Town flat

The son of a woman found dead by firefighters is due to stand trial after he denied her murder.

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Schoolboy Ryan Mcevoy with Dean DeBois.

Hampstead schoolboy interviews How To Train Your Dragon director

A Hampstead primary school pupil came face-to-face with an Oscar-nominated film director for a special one-off interview.

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Allan Young admitted to shaking his infant son when he just five weeks old.

Jury out over father accused of killing 12-year-old by shaking him as baby

A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a man charged with the manslaughter of his 12-year-old son after shaking him as a newborn baby.

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Director Katherine Ives has appealed for the community's help to raise the final £333,000 to secure the future of Lauderdale House. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Tiny team of volunteers raise £1.8million to secure future of Highgate’s historic Lauderdale House

A mammoth effort to secure the future of one of Highgate’s best loved historic houses has seen almost £1.8million raised by a tiny team of volunteers.

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Belsize Park author Barbara Bisco launches her new book Tiger with a Human Soul at Foyles bookshop. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Belsize Park author whose career began at 70 launches latest novel

An author from Belsize Park who took up writing later in life has launched her third novel at the age of 77.

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Hannah White during the race.

Kentish Town TV star Hannah White conquers Tour de France climb for charity

A Kentish Town sailor and TV personality has conquered one of the most gruelling mountain stages of the Tour de France cycling race in aid of a charity supporting young people with disabilities.

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Charlotte Harris, 46, was last seen near St Pancras Station on Wednesday, July 23

German woman missing after dumping luggage outside St Pancras Station

Police are attempting to trace a woman from Germany who has not been seen since dumping her luggage outside St Pancras Station.

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Education See all

An artist's impression of the proposed pavilion.

University College School bid for new sport base rejected amid neighbours’ anger

A top Hampstead independent school has had its bid to build a new sport pavilion rejected by Barnet Council after a wave of objections from neighbours.

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High Speed 2 See all

Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Council leader Sarah Hayward and Sir Keir Starmer bid to replace Frank Dobson

Camden Council leader Sarah Hayward and former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer will go head-to-head in a battle to replace Labour’s outgoing Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson at next year’s general election.

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Obituaries See all

Barbara Foster, dress maker to Margaret Thatcher, has died aged 87

Obituary: Barbara Foster, Polish emigre, mother and dressmaker to Margaret Thatcher, dies aged 87

Barbara Foster, who was born Barbara Pszczolkowska on March 27, 1927 in Warsaw in Poland, the middle child of a family of four siblings.

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