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An 80-year-old woman has told how she was left crying on the floor in agony after being viciously assaulted by a girl she had asked to keep the noise down.

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A 38-year-old man has died after being hit by a bus in East Finchley.

Juliet Stevenson and Christopher Eccleston join Lindsey Wylie and volunteers as they prepare for this years Pinknic in the Park in Waterlow Park. Picture: Polly Hancock

Actors Christopher Eccleston and Juliet Stevenson are urging as many people as possible to attend a pink-themed annual festival to raise money for a Highgate charity.

Members of the Friends of Parkland Walk are furious that heavy-goods vehicles (HGVs) could soon drive on the nature reserve. Picture: Nigel Sutton

More than 1,000 people, including Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West, have joined the fight to stop lorries invading a quiet nature reserve.

Lord Janner leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court by car last month. Picture: PA/Anthony Devlin.

Lord Janner, who is accused of 22 sex abuse charges, will have his trial of the facts heard in the new year.

Fire

An elderly woman was rescued from a blaze at her flat in Camden Town.

New Acland Burghley headteacher Nicholas John

A headteacher brought in to rescue a school still recovering from a damning Ofsted report has said he is committed to implementing “high professional standards” – including making sure all staff now abide by its dress code.

Hampstead actress was approached by bogus charity collectors

An actress has warned fellow residents to beware of two bogus charity collectors who approached her for money in a Hampstead street.

Maddy Hill, who plays Nancy Carter in EastEnders

EastEnders’ star Maddy Hill was among stars of screen and stage who took part in a performance to raise cash for Wac Arts.

Crime & Court

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An 80-year-old woman has told how she was left crying on the floor in agony after being viciously assaulted by a girl she had asked to keep the noise down.

Tue, 16:20
Lord Janner leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court by car last month. Picture: PA/Anthony Devlin.

Lord Janner, who is accused of 22 sex abuse charges, will have his trial of the facts heard in the new year.

Tue, 12:14
Hampstead actress was approached by bogus charity collectors

An actress has warned fellow residents to beware of two bogus charity collectors who approached her for money in a Hampstead street.

Health

Friday, August 21, 2015

Heathman was intrigued to discover Hampstead had become the talk of Kenya this week, as African newspapers reported an unusual ceremony taking place to “rescue the soul” of a much-loved former vice president.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Assya pictured before her accident

A ten-year-old girl who suffered severe burns in an explosion that tragically killed her father, sister and brother is to be operated on by a team of her father’s hospital colleagues.

Thursday, August 6, 2015
What the new Royal Free building would look like

A plan to build a world class medical research centre in the heart of Hampstead has been granted planning permission – for a second time.

Environment

Yesterday, 13:47

More than 1,000 people, including Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West, have joined the fight to stop lorries invading a quiet nature reserve.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Michael McIntyre switching on Hampstead's Christmas lights in 2011  Picture: Polly Hancock

Funnyman Michael McIntyre has upset members of the Heath and Hampstead Society for crudeness - not of his jokes but plans to renovate his home.

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Engineers inspect the failing temporary dam

The controversial Heath ponds project has been slammed as a “complete fiasco” as work on the Model Boating Pond was halted because a temporary dam threatened to give way.

Politics

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hornsey and Wood Green’s MP has hit out after her request to visit a controversial immigation detention centre was turned down.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Lynne Featherstone after her election defeat in May. Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton

Former Hornsey and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone will enter the House of Lords as a life peer having lost her parliamentary seat in May.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham talks in an event at St Pancras Parish Church, central London, in a question and answer session with Labour supporters.

Neighbouring Labour MPs are split over the candidates they will back in the party’s leadership race.

Education

Tue, 13:25

A headteacher brought in to rescue a school still recovering from a damning Ofsted report has said he is committed to implementing “high professional standards” – including making sure all staff now abide by its dress code.

Friday, August 21, 2015
From left to right: Katie Baxter, Bryony Gretton and Alex Smith. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Anxious frowns turned to smiles for thousands of teenagers who picked up their exam results last week after schools across Camden and Barnet smashed the national average for “good” GCSE grades.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Twins Tayyibah and Tamanna Rashid with their father Harun-ur at Haverstock School. Picture: Polly Hancock.

The headteacher of Haverstock School has described this year’s GCSE results as “confusing” after a slump in performance from last year.

Heritage

Monday, August 10, 2015

Seven years ago, the £2.3million renovation of an historic arts centre was just an ambitious dream.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Athlone House, taken in 2011. Picture: Michael Hammerson

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.

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