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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Robert Okello admitted offering to supply class A drugs to a constable

Camden man tried to sell paracetamol to undercover police after offering them ecstasy

A man who tried to sell paracetamol to undercover officers after offering them ecstasy has escaped jail.

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Jonathan Culverwell-Landsberg

Family vow to challenge coroner’s verdict over son’s suicide at Archway Bridge

The family of a Highgate man who plunged to his death at Archway Bridge are preparing a legal battle.

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Former Hampstead Police Station. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Revealed: Hampstead Police Station was sold for £14million

The sale price of the former Hampstead Police Station can finally be revealed following weeks of speculation.

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View accross Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park warden attacked by tennis cash robbers and locked into his own depot

A park warden was attacked by two thugs who bundled him into his own hut and locked him inside in a terrifying robbery at Waterlow Park.

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Revealed: Sale of Golders Green police station made £5.3million

A former police station that was axed by the Mayor of London last year has been sold for £5.3million.

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Highbury Corner Magistrates Court

Aspiring costume designer from Highgate illegal claimed £20k in benefits fraud

An aspiring costume designer who worked on films including Disney’s box office hit Maleficent has been handed a community sentence after Haringey Council caught her illegally claiming nearly £20,000 in benefits.

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Picture shows Tanya Vasileva, 39, outside London's High Court. She has won her battle  against TV heir hunter Peter Birchwood over the £1.3m estate of holocaust survivor Gertrude Stanley. Picture: Sian Harrison

Carer to Belsize Park widow wins High Court battle against TV heir hunter over £1.3million legacy

The devoted carer of an elderly widow who fled the Nazis has triumphed over a TV-featured heir hunter in a High Court battle over the widow’s £1.3million legacy.

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Gregory Stevens was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court charged with 10 counts of burglary and one attempted burglary. Picture: PA/Sean Dempsey

Serial burglar jailed after stealing from Camden schools and charity

A serial burglar who targeted schools, an old people’s day centre and even a charity that was providing him help, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

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Popular local pensioner Philip Silverstone was found dead at his flat in Spencer House sheltered accommodation block. Picture: Nigel Sutton

West Midlands man to stand trial over murder of Belsize Park pensioner Philip Silverstone

A 32-year-old man will stand trial accused of the murder of a Belsize Park pensioner at his home in supported accommodation.

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The 21-year-old suspect is led away by police after the raid.

Man, 21, linked to Hampstead moped watch robberies arrested in Islington dawn raid

Police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with a string of violent moped robberies of expensive jewellery and designer watches during an early morning raid.

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Edward Brooks and his dog Dido. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Warning over ‘rabid’ bull terrior roaming streets after vicious dog attack in Swiss Cottage

A Swiss Cottage pensioner has warned dog owners and parents of small children to be on their guard after his border terrier had its back “torn apart” during a vicious mauling by another animal.

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Alexander Spencer-Churchill arrives for a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden hosted by the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle.

Aristocrat linked to Pippa Middleton loses tax fight over £43million Hampstead house deal

An aristocrat who was romantically linked with Pippa Middleton has lost a battle with the taxman after helping to seal an astonishing £43million property deal with a Russian oligarch.

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Police raided the flat in Southwood Lawn Road

Mum’s shock after police find £3,000 worth of cannabis in raid on Highgate flat

A mother was shocked to discover police had arrested her son after finding £3,000 worth of cannabis in a raid on her flat while she was at work.

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Fazer on stage at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards at Wembley Arena in 2012. Picture: PA/Ian West

Former NDubz star and Belsize Park resident Fazer appears in court

Former NDubz rapper Fazer has appeared in court accused of driving his Audi Q7 while disqualified.

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Leo Barnes, of Runcorn Road, Balsall Heath, is appearing at Dudley Magistrates Court today.

Belsize Park killing: Police charge man with murder of two pensioners

A 32-year-old man is due in court today charged with the murder of a Belsize Park pensioner and an 80-year-old woman in the West Midlands.

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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 on trial for killing son, 12, by shaking him when five-week-old baby in South Hampstead

A father who caused “catastrophic brain injuries” to his newborn baby has gone on trial for manslaughter following the child’s death 12 years later.

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The man pleaded guilty to possession of the class B drug with intent to supply

Queen’s Crescent cannabis dealer given curfew after police raid

A man has been given a curfew after pleading guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

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David Souaan will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged under the Terrorism Act

Serbian student living in Camden is charged with preparing for acts of terrorism

A 20-year-old Serbian student living in Camden has been charged with preparing for acts of terrorism.

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Camden Town Hall, in Judd Street

Camden Council ordered to improve on data protection by government watchdog

Camden Council has been ordered to overhaul procedures after a data protection blunder potentially endangered residents.

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Education See all

Camden primary school children outside the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus for the screening of their silent films at the London Silent film Festival. Picture: Polly Hancock

Camden primary schoolchildren are the stars at West End silent film festival

Silent films created by primary schoolchildren have been screened in the West End at a glamorous film festival.

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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

Professor Orla Gough has died aged 60

Obituary: Hampstead academic Prof Orla Gough had gift for business and friendship

Psychotherapist Marian O’Connor remembers her friend, academic and long-time Hampstead resident Professor Orla Gough.

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