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Eliott Diffley

Data stick full of child porn falls out of Kentish Town pervert’s bottom

A data stick full of child porn fell out of a 24-year-old man’s bottom as he was being frisked by police for unrelated reasons.

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Butcher Jack O'Shea will sell foie gras at his new shop in Primrose Hill

‘My foie gras is ethical’, insists new celeb Primrose Hill butcher Jack O’Shea

It’s been top of their “most wanted” list for years, but news that a butcher’s is finally opening in Primrose Hill has not gone down well with all its residents.

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A 30-year-old jogger has been attacked on Hampstead Heath

Woman jogger tells of savage attack on Hampstead Heath – as police launch appeal

A jogger has today spoken of her ordeal after she was savagely beaten in a random attack on Hampstead Heath.

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Dr Clive Richards

Inquest can’t unwrap mystery of respected doctor’s death in Highgate bike crash

The death of a respected doctor described as “the best dad in the world” has remained a mystery after an inquest failed to reveal how he was knocked off his bike in a crash with a lorry in Highgate.

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Mary Powell (second from right) and early morning swimmers at The Ladies Pond concerned about impact the dams project on the ladies pond being worse than previously thought - with women having nowhere to swim for three months despite previous assurances to the contrary.

Ladies’ pond swimmers ‘will be stranded’ by Hampstead Heath dams project

Female swimmers have voiced their anger after discovering they could be barred from every bathing pond on Hampstead Heath during proposed dam engineering works.

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West Hampstead protesters showed their opposition to the 14-storey tower block proposed at the Liddell Road Industrial Estate over the weekend. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Battle for Camden’s ‘Manhattan’ skyline grows as West Hampstead tower is branded ‘raised middle finger’

A battle for Camden’s skyline is slowly spreading through the borough as communities launch impassioned campaigns against the construction of two tower blocks –described as representing “raised middle fingers to the whole community”.

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Boris Johnson appeared to distance himself from the Swiss Cottage tower development during Mayor's Question Time. Picture: London Assembly.

First victory for Swiss Cottage tower opponents as Boris Johnson says decision ‘up to council’

Campaigners fighting the construction of a 24-storey tower block in Swiss Cottage were handed what could be a major victory yesterday after the Mayor of London said a decision on the scheme “was a matter for Camden Council”.

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Squatters who have moved into the former Haringey Magsitrates' Court  have put up a notice warning people of their rights and a letterbox. Picture: Polly Hancock

Squatters move into Haringey Magistrates’ Court in Highgate

Squatters have moved into a derelict former police station and magistrates’ court in Highgate.

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Kay Hurwitz. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Obituary: Viola player and Hampstead Garden Suburb music teacher Kay Hurwitz dies at 94

Viola player and Hampstead Garden Suburb teacher Kay Hurwitz, who has died at the age of 94, has been remembered as a “remarkable woman”.

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Guests of honour Leslie and Betty Broughton at the street party in Estelle Road, Gospel Oak

Gospel Oak street holds 90th birthday party to honour oldest resident - WW2 veteran Les

Les was the guest of honour at a street party along with his wife Betty, who is only a few months younger than him and will turn 90 next February.

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Jeremy Hunt tours the Institute of Immunology and Transplantation at the Royal Free and meets patient Jessie Pione, who is receiving immunoglobulin replacement therapy. Pictured with Chris Burghes (Royal Free Charity chief exec), Cllr Simon Marcus, nurse Sary Workman (far right) and Dr Siobhan Burns (front). Picture: David Bishop

Boost for Royal Free as Jeremy Hunt backs £42m research building

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has publicly backed plans by the Royal Free Hospital to build a £42million medical research hub in the heart of Hampstead.

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Traders and residents celebrate victory as Sainsbury's drops plans for a new Local store in South End Green. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Victory: Campaigners ‘flabbergasted and delighted’ as Sainsbury’s shelves South End Green shop bid

Campaigners have reacted with jubilation to the sudden withdrawal of plans for a Sainsbury’s in South End Green.

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Peter Connelly

Haringey Council pays sacked Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith £680,000

Former child protection boss Sharon Shoesmith received a payout of nearly £680,000 over her unfair dismissal in the wake of the Baby P scandal, according to Haringey Council’s accounts.

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Traders and residents gathered in South End Road to demonstrate their objection to the proposed new Sainsbury's store. Picture: Polly Hancock

Sainsbury’s drops plans for store in South End Green after huge community backlash

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s announced today it has dropped plans for a new store on the edge of Hampstead Heath following a huge community backlash.

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Frank Dobson addresses constituency party members in his farewell speech. Picture: Mark Hakansson.

Tributes paid to ‘one of the greatest parliamentarians of our time’ Frank Dobson

Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson confirmed he will be ending his 35-year career in parliament at next year’s general election with an emotional departure speech to constituency party members last night.

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Becky Robertson was forced to miss her holiday after waiting months for her new passport. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead woman thanks Ham&High after passport chaos left her stranded in UK

A Hampstead woman who had to cancel her summer holiday after becoming one of half-a-million stranded in the UK because of a crippling passport backlog, has finally been allowed to travel.

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Sir Ian Johnston, Camden's representative deputy lieutenant, Titus Sharpe, CEO and co -founder of MVF, Mayor of Camden Lazzaro Pietragnoli and Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town. Picture: Mark Hakansson

Queen hands Kentish Town tech company prestigious business award

A Kentish Town company that received one of the most prestigious business awards handed out by the Queen earlier this year came in for yet more royal treatment last Thursday (July 17).

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Paddington Bear is coming to big screens in November.

Primrose Hill to get its own marmalade-loving Paddington Bear

Breathtaking views from Primrose Hill could soon be enjoyed by a 3ft 6ins marmalade-loving Peruvian bear.

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Executive producer Greg Ripley-Duggan in the foyer of Hampstead theatre which is due to be redeveloped. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead Theatre to lose ‘bleak airport’ feel as it closes for £450,000 revamp

Hampstead Theatre closes for refurbishment this week after successfully raising £450,000 towards a major revamp.

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Frank Dobson speaks at a public meeting about the Whittington Hospital closure plans at Archway Methodist Hall in February 2013. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Frank Dobson confirms retirement as MP: ‘Common sense and human decency have prevailed’

Veteran Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson has confirmed he will step down at next year’s general election after 35 years in the role.

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Henrietta Toth.

Hungarian trio jailed for 25 years for brutal Hampstead Heath attack on lone man

Two men and a woman who lured another man to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath before beating him to near death and stealing £200 have been jailed for a total of 25 years.

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Police have issued a warning over the distraction burglary. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA

Distraction burglar steals family heirlooms from elderly Hampstead Garden Suburb woman

Police have issued a warning after a burglar posing as a “water board” official stole treasured family heirlooms from an elderly woman after tricking his way into her home.

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Give it a go Festival at Parliament Hill

Photo gallery: 8,000 people enjoy Give it a Go! festival on Hampstead Heath

Thousands of people descended on Hampstead Heath to enjoy an array of sporty and energetic activities at the weekend.

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Joe Kenyon and Jake Hayman appearing on Dragons' Den on Sunday night

Camden duo who turned down historic Dragons’ Den offer smash crowdfunding target

Two Camden entrepreneurs who turned down a never-before-seen offer on BBC show Dragons’ Den to instead appeal for funding from the online community have seen their £20,000 target smashed in less than a day.

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Will Blair.

Tories name Holborn and St Pancras MP candidate as Frank Dobson prepares to stand down

The Conservative Party has selected its candidate to fight next year’s general election in Holborn and St Pancras at which veteran Labour MP Frank Dobson is expected to stand down.

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Allan Young outside the Old Bailey. He is accused of killing his 12-year-old son by shaking him when he was a baby.

Father accused of killing 12-year-old son fears for safety of new family, court hears

A father accused of killing his 12-year-old son by shaking him as a five-week-old baby insisted he could not have caused the fatal injuries this week.

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Meeting about the future of West Hampstead police station at West Hampstead library 07.03.13. Cllr Abdul Hai

Camden campaign for out-of-hours coroner service for Jewish and Muslim families wins minister’s backing

A government justice minister has thrown his weight behind a Camden councillor’s campaign for overnight and weekend coroner’s services to be rolled out nationally to meet the needs of Jewish and Muslim families.

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Camden Beach at the Roundhouse opens this Sunday

Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

A “floating” creative writing workshop on Regent’s Canal, a World War One exhibition in Hampstead and the opening party for the Roundhouse Beach are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

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Garden open day at St Albans Villas to celebrate the culmination of the gardening project there. Garden designer 
Dawn Hodgson with Mayor of Camden Lazzaro Pietragnoli. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Mayor of Camden opens new-look community garden

Tenants of a Highgate housing estate showed off their new-look communal garden at an open day.

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Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum stand, Janine Griffis (left) and Carissa Bub.

My Hampstead: Community activist Janine Griffis on lampposts, air pollution and her NW3 adventure

Janine Griffis, 57, is the chairman of the Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum, a new community group set up to help shape the future of Hampstead. She lives in Denning Road and also chairs the Pilgrim’s to Willoughby Residents Association.

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Lord Parry Mitchell of Hampstead, who is leaving Hampstead after living in the area for 41 years - despite having the area in his title. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Lord of Hampstead leaves... Hampstead as hills get too much for ageing legs

He is a life peer who holds the distinguished title of Lord of Hampstead.

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Cllr Abdul Hai in front of the 25m basement swimming pool. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Photo gallery: First tour of £123million leisure centre and council headquarters in King’s Cross

Two-and-a-half years in the making, Camden Council’s brand new headquarters, including an array of community leisure facilities, were opened to Ham&High reporter Tim Lamden for a grand tour last week

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Becky Robertson was forced to miss her holiday after waiting months for her new passport. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Passport chaos: Hampstead woman becomes one of thousands stranded in UK this summer

A Hampstead woman has branded the Home Office an “incompetent mess” after delays in renewing her passport has thrown her holiday plans into chaos.

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Haringey's children's services were found to require improvement by Ofsted.

Haringey’s children’s services ‘requires improvement’, says Ofsted

Haringey’s children services “requires improvement” - but independent inspectors have said there are “no widespread or serious failures” which leave children “harmed or at serious risk of harm”.

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The Personal Safety Guide for councillors

Revealed: The ‘Personal Safety Guide’ for when Camden’s councillors decide to meet the public

Britain’s most dangerous profession these days has become a toss-up between being a builder, a fisherman and – surprisingly – a farmer.

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Nebiat Tekleab died while swimming in Swiss Cottage

Charity worker who died in Swiss Cottage swimming pool suffered brain haemorrhage

A volunteer charity worker who died while swimming in Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre suffered a brain haemorrhage caused by high blood pressure, an inquest has heard.

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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe took part in a question and answer session at the school (pic credit: Angela Blake)

Hampstead campaigners cheered by promises of new neighbourhood policing model

A controversial shake-up of policing that many claim has contributed to “ultra violent” crime in Hampstead could be watered down – after the head of the Metropolitan Police appeared to admit the changes had gone too far.

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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the government would not support the Double Deck Down 2 design. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

Blow as government refuses to support Camden-backed HS2 Euston station design

Efforts to save hundreds of Camden residents from seeing their homes demolished have been dealt a blow after the government revealed it would not be supporting a community-backed design for the redevelopment of Euston station.

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Traders and residents gather in South End Road to demonstrate their objection to the proposed new Sainsbury's store, which would replace four businesses at 53-57 South End Road. Picture: Polly Hancock

Campaigners confident of victory in fight against Sainsbury’s in South End Green

Opponents of a proposed Sainsbury’s in South End Green are confident they can defeat the supermarket giant – and they are demanding a showdown with its top bosses.

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Education See all

Composer John Altman at Beckford Primary School fair playing the saxaphone for pupils. Picture: Mark Hakansson

Prolific composer who played with Hendrix and Clapton star guest at Camden school fete

A prolific composer and musician who has played with music legends like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Bob Marley lent his support to a carnival-themed school fair.

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High Speed 2 See all

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the government would not support the Double Deck Down 2 design. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

Blow as government refuses to support Camden-backed HS2 Euston station design

Efforts to save hundreds of Camden residents from seeing their homes demolished have been dealt a blow after the government revealed it would not be supporting a community-backed design for the redevelopment of Euston station.

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Obituaries See all

Kay Hurwitz. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Obituary: Viola player and Hampstead Garden Suburb music teacher Kay Hurwitz dies at 94

Viola player and Hampstead Garden Suburb teacher Kay Hurwitz, who has died at the age of 94, has been remembered as a “remarkable woman”.

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