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Skidmarks on the Shepherd's Hill road show where the woman was hit

Woman in ‘critical condition’ after being hit by car during police chase in Highgate

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young woman has been left in a critical condition after being hit by a car being pursued by police in Highgate.

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Gareth Bale. Picture: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport.

Swiss Cottage festival-goers could meet Gareth Bale and party with Jennifer Lawrence

Visitors to a long-awaited street festival returning to Swiss Cottage on Sunday are in with a chance of meeting world-famous footballer Gareth Bale and partying with Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence.

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Kyriacos Phantis, who has been convicted of helping the murderers of Mohammed Abdullahi, is on-the-run amd may have fled to southern Cyprus. Picture: Metropolitan Police

International arrest warrant issued for on-the-run cabbie who helped Kentish Town murderers

An international arrest warrant has been issued for an on-the-run minicab driver after he was convicted of helping the murderers of a student from Kentish Town.

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Cllr Sarah Hayward will lead her Labour group to Trafalgar Square. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Camden Council meeting cancelled for Scotland rally in Trafalgar Square

Camden Council has cancelled its full council meeting this evening so councillors can attend a rally in Trafalgar Square calling on Scotland to remain part of the UK.

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Police were pursuing the Ford Focus, which was reported stolen, at the time of the accident.

Woman hospitalised after being hit by car during police chase in Highgate

A woman has been left with leg and facial injuries after she was hit by a car being pursued by police in Highgate this morning.

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Three men were arrested.

£9.5million of heroin seized in East Finchley

Detectives recovered heroin with a street value of almost £10million and arrested three men after swooping on a car in East Finchley.

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Asking prices have risen in Haringey this month

Haringey’s property prices rebound in September, while Camden’s fall again

Haringey is the best performing borough for property value this month, with house prices rising 3.9 per cent from August’s figures.

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The Amy Winehouse statue is unveiled, surrounded by family and friends. Picture: Dieter Perry

Picture gallery: Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in Camden

A life-size statue of late singer Amy Winehouse was unveiled in an emotional ceremony in Camden yesterday.

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High Point, Lubetkin & Tecton

Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

A week celebrating Hampstead’s restaurants, a market held by Antonio Carluccio and a talk by Esther Walker are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

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Leader of Camden Council Cllr Sarah Hayward hands over keys of new council homes to new tenant Jocelyne Lesin. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Lone tenant gets up to £12,000 of taxpayer money to free up eight-bed council house for families in need

A lone tenant who was given thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money to move out of her eight-bedroom council house is one of hundreds to benefit from financial incentives to free up homes for larger families.

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Vandals threw a brick through the window of the Archway charity shop

Vandals throw brick through Archway charity shop window days before grand reopening

Vandals threw a brick through a charity shop window just days before it was due to hold a grand reopening to celebrate its extensive refurbishments.

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The Whittington Hospital in Archway has taken a step closer to seeing a big investment made in its maternity ward

Whittington hospital set for £20m baby boom

A £20million project set to bring a new baby boom to the maternity wards of the Whittington Hospital has taken a step closer after funding received initial approval from the Department of Health.

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Reggae legends Rico Rodriguez and Bunny 'Striker' Lee. Picture: Ron Vester

Reggae legends Rico Rodriguez and Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee unite in Camden Town

Reggae fans witnessed a slice of music history over the weekend as Jamaican legends Rico Rodriguez and Bunny “Striker” Lee joined arm-in-arm at a gig in Camden.

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Actor Christopher Eccleston judges the Pinknic in the Park's

Christopher Eccleston and Juliet Stevenson among stars at charity Pinknic in the Park in memory of Highgate teen

The favourite park of a Highgate schoolgirl who died of cancer nearly four years ago glowed pink for a day at a charity picnic to raise thousands of pounds for disadvantaged youngsters in her memory.

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Lucy and Gordon Craig are opening their home in Yewtree Close as part of the SuperHome weekend. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Environment champions to open their doors to eco homes in Highgate and Muswell Hill

Champions of green “super-homes” are encouraging people to take a leaf out of their book by inviting the public to look around their environmentally-friendly houses this weekend.

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Matthew Wright. Picture: Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment.

My Primrose Hill: Matthew Wright slams wealthy residents’ rowdy mid-week parties

Matthew Wright, 49, has lived in Primrose Hill for almost 15 years. He is a former Daily Mirror showbiz columnist and presents his weekday morning show The Wright Stuff on Channel 5

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Athlone House. Picture: Michael Hammerson

Campaigners left in dark over legal fight for Athlone House

Infuriated campaigners who have been fighting for more than a decade to save a historic mansion from demolition say they have been left in the dark over a legal battle to secure its future.

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Resident Tom Cox has created alternative drawings to reveal what he believes will be the true impact of the plans to redevelop the synagogue

Architects slam neighbour’s unofficial drawings of proposed new Highgate Synagogue

Unofficial mock-up images revealing how plans to redevelop a Highgate synagogue could heavily impact neighbours have been branded “incorrect and misleading” by the project’s architects.

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Sophia Parvizi-Wayne and Amber Van Dam. Picture: Polly Hancock

Trailblazing Highgate schoolgirls to join Emma Thompson and academics at Highgate School mental health conference

Two schoolgirls campaigning to get mental illness onto the ­national curriculum will speak alongside eminent academics and Hollywood actress Emma Thompson at a trailblazing mental health conference.

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An artist's impression of the new Swiss Cottage tower in Avenue Road

Councillors reject Swiss Cottage tower plan following huge opposition

Thousands of residents opposing the construction of what would be one of the highest towers in Camden have seen a significant victory tonight after councillors chose to reject planning permission for the project.

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A policeman and driver were hospitalised after the collision. Picture: PA/Lewis Stickley

Police motorcyclist and driver hospitalised after collision with motorcade in Primrose Hill

A police motorcyclist and driver have been hospitalised after being involved in a collision in Primrose Hill this morning.

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An artist's impression of the new Swiss Cottage tower in Avenue Road

Councillors set for crucial vote on Swiss Cottage tower plan tonight

Thousands of residents who signed a petition to stop developers building what would be one of Camden’s tallest towers in the centre of Swiss Cottage will see the outcome of their campaign at a crucial vote this evening.

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Raj Prem. Picture: Kate Power.

Rolling Stones art dealer set for High Court libel battle with ex-girlfriend

A Hampstead art dealer is being sued for up to £50,000 by a former girlfriend who claims he bombarded her with abusive emails from aliases and tried to damage her career as a top art auctioneer.

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Shireen Jamil. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Shireen’s law: Victory in sight for campaign to remove time limit on domestic violence prosecutions

An historic change in the law to abolish a time limit on prosecuting cases of domestic violence is set to be considered by the government as a result of a campaign by a Hampstead mother.

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Right to left: Cllr Sarah Hayward, Prof Tony Travers, Prof Christine Whitehead and Kathleen Scanlon. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Camden vision for ‘German-style’ private housing market with capped rents

Plans to transform the private housing market in Camden by capping rent increases for tenants at risk of being priced out have been unveiled by one of the country’s leading housing experts.

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Residential street in Camden

Camden homeowners wishing to upsize face 180% price hike

Camden home owners who want to take their second step on the property ladder face an average price hike of 180 per cent.

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Hampstead Cemetery is included on Camden Council's draft 'Local List. Picture: David Howard/Flickr

Camden community treasures to receive new protection from developers

Much-loved Camden buildings, gardens, cemeteries and even postboxes will receive greater protection from developers under new council rules.

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Cllr Sian Berry. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Council should be ‘ethical’ with Camden digital advertising plans

Camden Council has been urged to adopt a “strong ethical policy” on plans to introduce digital advertising on public buildings, amid fears payday lenders and gambling companies could exploit the marketing opportunity.

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From left to right: Mikey Reynolds and Paul Elliott with Andrew Pierce and Jon Moss. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

New handmade soap and candle store opens in Hampstead

A pair of friends celebrated the opening of their new soap and candle store in Hampstead with a champagne reception.

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Headteacher James Fornara. Picture: Polly Hancock

New Wac Arts free school for excluded pupils in Belsize Park will teach mathematics through baking

The country’s first free school to teach maths and English through drama and dance to pupils excluded from mainstream schools is to open its doors next week in Belsize Park.

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The family of missing 14-year-old Alice Gross from Ealing are appealing for information to find her

Both murder suspects linked to missing Alice Gross, 14, released by police

Two men arrested by detectives investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old Alice Gross have been released.

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An artist's impression of what the new academy will look like

Admissions open for Camden’s first primary academy school in King’s Cross

Admissions for Camden’s first primary academy school at the heart of a multi-billion pound development have been opened for applications.

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Residents in the newly formed Highgate Action Group show their disapproval at the proposed development on the site of the former Highgate Magistrates Court. Picture: Polly Hancock

Campaigners rally to fight ‘prison-like’ tower plans for former Haringey Magistrates’ Court

A 100-strong group of campaigners is rallying to fight plans for a seven-storey tower on the site of the former Highgate Magistrates’ Court, branding proposals “ridiculous” and “like a prison”.

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Gabrielle du Plooy with the gallery's Horst P Horst prints. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Signed Horst P. Horst prints on sale in Hampstead to mark V&A exhibition

A top Hampstead photography gallery has secured a selection of signed prints from late world-famous fashion photographer Horst P. Horst.

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Left to right - Marc Herman, chair of the Children’s Aid Committee (CAC), winner Leora Robinson, 18, of West Hampstead with runner-up Ryan Peysner  for CAC 18 and under Award, Martyn Lewis event compere, former broadcaster and chairman of the National Council of Volunteering Organisations

West Hampstead teenager wins national Jewish volunteer award

A West Hampstead teenager has won a national Jewish volunteering award for her work with disabled children and the elderly.

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The ladies' pond is currently closed while a dams project survey is carried out. Picture: Richard Lea-Hair

Hampstead Heath ladies’ swimming pond closes for dams project survey

Ladies’ pond swimmers have been unable to take to the water after a survey for the controversial dams project temporarily closed the pool.

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The child was admitted to hospital from an address in Haringey

Murder investigation underway after Haringey baby dies in hospital

A murder investigation is underway after a 10-month-old baby boy died days after being admitted to hospital.

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Dr Chris Page with his 'Turks Head Turban Squash' at Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society's autumn show. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead Garden Suburb flower show strikes the right floral notes

The air was fragrant with a host of flowers and homemade treats on offer at the Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society’s flower show on Saturday afternoon.

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Should Billy Fury Way be closed? Picture: Nigel Sutton

Future of West Hampstead’s Billy Fury Way uncertain after complaints of drugs and human excrement

The future of a troubled alleyway in West Hampstead that was transformed into an iconic tourist attraction for diehard fans of English singer Billy Fury is up in the air after proposals to close it off were floated by a local councillor.

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Liberal Democrat campaigners Jonathan Davies, Charlotte Henry and Cllr Jack Cohen, who hoped to save the pub, outside The Castle . Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Historic live music pub The Castle to be replaced by flats

A historic Barnet pub famed for its live music heritage will be bulldozed and replaced with a block of flats.

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Education See all

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne and Amber Van Dam. Picture: Polly Hancock

Trailblazing Highgate schoolgirls to join Emma Thompson and academics at Highgate School mental health conference

Two schoolgirls campaigning to get mental illness onto the ­national curriculum will speak alongside eminent academics and Hollywood actress Emma Thompson at a trailblazing mental health conference.

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War correspondent Oggy Boytchev was the producer for BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson

MY BELSIZE PARK: War correspondent producer Oggy Boytchev says Belsize keeps him calm

Oggy Boytchev, 59, has enjoyed a long career as a producer working with BBC war correspondent John Simpson. He is now a freelance journalist and TV producer.

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Obituaries See all

Human rights campaigner Helen Bamber who has died aged 89. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Obituary: Emma Thompson and Colin Firth lead tributes to pioneering human rights activist Helen Bamber

A trailblazing human rights campaigner who has died aged 89 has been remembered as a “beacon of hope for humanity” by family, celebrity figures, charities and Jewish organisations.

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