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Ken Macleod, 70, says he is now receiving excellent care at UCLH after the Ham&High found him in a serious condition waiting for help from district nurses and the council

Pensioner left to rot in Mornington Crescent home now offered sheltered housing

A pensioner who was left unable to walk properly following a failure in his care has now been offered sheltered accommodation by Camden Council.

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Daphne du Maurier

Hampstead and Highgate ‘literati’ defended against snobbery charge from Daphne du Maurier’s son

A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature has rejected claims from the son of Daphne du Maurier that the “literati” of Hampstead and Highgate are guilty of snobbishness towards popular authors.

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Samba, one of the poor dogs who has been affected by the mystery intoxication. Picture: Village Vet London/Facebook

Poisoned dogs may have been ‘stoned’ on cannabis on Hampstead Heath

Drugs dumped on Hampstead Heath are thought to have poisoned five dogs that were rushed to a veterinary practice for life-saving treatment after apparently becoming ‘stoned’.

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Staff at the Whittington Hospital were said to be 'surprised' when they first learned of Mr Di Giacomo's research paper. Picture: Anthony Devlin

Whittington Hospital nurse accused of fabricating ‘groundbreaking’ research

A Whittington Hospital nurse has been accused of publishing a medical paper, described as “one of the most comprehensive studies in its field”, based on research that never took place.

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Jon Seymour. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Lollipop man sacked after ‘racist’ King Kong jibe

A long-serving lollipop man from a Camden primary school has been sacked by the council following allegations he racially abused a council employee.

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Mysterious Highgate explosions solved? local resident Alex Colias found a used flashbang and smoke grenade near the entrance to the tunnel on Parkland Walk. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Mystery of Highgate explosions that go bang in the night is solved

Grenades could be the cause of mystery “explosions” that have baffled residents in Highgate - and they pose a serious threat to a colony of bats roosting in abandoned railway tunnels.

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The case is taking place at the High Court. File picture: PA Wire

Haringey under fire for trying to block contact between siblings

Haringey Council is once again in the firing line after it was revealed it stopped a group of abused siblings seeing each other - despite a High Court ruling to the contrary.

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Archway Bridge

Son of philosophy professor who fell from Archway Bridge wanted to ‘end his pain, not his life’

The son of a prominent philosophy professor “wanted to end his pain and not his life” when he jumped from Archway Bridge, his family have said at an inquest into his death.

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Camden Town Hall in Judd Street

Camden Council could be fined over data protection blunder

Camden Council could be fined by a government watchdog after officers potentially jeopardised the safety of alleged victims of anti-social behaviour.

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Jurassic park: T-Rex to roam on Hampstead Heath with Chapman Brothers dinosaur installation

It is home to countless animals from swans to bats and even the odd wallaby, but now creatures of a more prehistoric nature are coming to Hampstead Heath.

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The tiger cubs get the once over from London Zoo's vets.

It’s a girl - and two boys - for London Zoo’s endangered tiger mum

Keepers have braved sharp claws and feisty personalities to discover the gender of London Zoo’s adorable tiger triplets - today revealing mum Melati has two boys and a girl.

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Almost 250 Haringey children had to be allocated places.

Nearly 250 Haringey children failed to win place at primary school of their choice

Nearly 250 Haringey children will not be starting reception at a primary school of their choice in September, figures released today have revealed.

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Cabinet member for children Cllr Angela Mason

26 children in Camden left without primary school place for September

Twenty-six children were left without a primary school place for September after Camden Council made its allocations today.

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Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena leaves Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday

Whittington Hospital doctor in court for alleged female genital mutilation

A Whittington doctor has appeared in court in the first UK prosecution for female genital mutilation.

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Adrian Whitaker holding the rat he caught and killed.

Daily Mirror to pay Highgate man ‘undisclosed fee’ for false rat story, as paper claims: ‘We were deceived’

The Daily Mirror has paid a Highgate man an undisclosed fee to compensate for publishing a front page picture of him holding a giant rat and falsely claiming the image showed a pest controller in Liverpool.

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Angela Mason is cabinet member for children at Camden Council

Camden and Haringey schools exclude nearly 1,000 pupils for sexual misconduct, racist abuse and physical assault

Sexual misconduct, racist abuse and physical assaults on teachers are just three of the reasons why nearly 1,000 children were excluded from Camden’s schools last year.

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Adrian Whitaker with a copy of the offending Daily Mirror. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Highgate man expresses shock at Daily Mirror ‘deception’ after front page giant rat story

A dismayed Highgate man has slammed a national newspaper for “deception” after it published a front page picture of him holding a giant rat.

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This year's vote is taking place on Thursday, May 22.

Time running out to stand as candidate in Haringey Council elections

Residents wanting to stand for a seat in next month’s Haringey Council elections are being reminded to apply now.

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Mary Rimington swimming at Hampstead Heath

Further education champion Mary Rimington warmly remembered at celebration of her life

A popular teacher was fondly remembered as a “force of nature” and an education “warrior” by friends, family and colleagues as they celebrated her life.

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Dr Caz Sayer, chair of Camden CCG

Check-ups over Skype to be introduced as Camden GPs adapt to ‘challenging finances’

Check-ups over Skype and more care in the home are just some of the ways GPs in Camden are trying to adapt patient care to an evermore challenging financial landscape.

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Joggers on Hampstead Heath last Friday, as London Ambulance Service has seen a rise in the number of people calling 999 for help with breathing difficulties, asthma and heart problems. Picture: Yui Mok

Efforts to reduce air pollution in Camden ‘hampered’ by HS2, campaigners claim

Efforts to reduce air pollution in Camden will be “seriously hampered” by the proposed construction of the High Speed 2 rail line, according to the council and environmental campaigners.

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Cabinet member for children Cllr Angela Mason

26 children in Camden left without primary school place for September

Twenty-six children were left without a primary school place for September after Camden Council made its allocations today.

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Brad Pitt, Archibald Knox and the bidding war at a Hampstead auction house

A Hampstead auction house was abuzz with excitement as a furious bidding war saw a prized lot sell for 10 times its estimate.

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The literary world today remembered Nobel Prize-winning author and West Hampstead resident Doris Lessing. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Doris Lessing memorial service: Literary world pays tribute to West Hampstead’s Nobel Prize winning author

Friends, family and figures from across the literary world gathered to pay tribute to West Hampstead resident and Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing today.

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You could get your hands on 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers.

Win 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers

You could get your hands on 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers.

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