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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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A suspected of cooking crystal meth in Primrose Hill has been arrested

Suspected crystal meth lab raided in Primrose Hill

A man suspected of cooking crystal meth at his Primrose Hill home was arrested during a police raid.

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Detectives would like to speak to the two men pictured

CCTV images: Police appeal over cash point scam at King’s Cross station

Detectives have released CCTV stills of two men wanted for questioning after a claw device was used to tamper with a cash machine at King’s Cross station.

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Businessman Jonathan Laidlaw outside Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court. Picture: Central News

Primrose Hill vampire fangs seller bitten by law after child’s mouth sliced open

A businessman who sold hazardous Halloween vampire fangs to children has narrowly escaped jail.

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Education See all

Students from Acland Burghley launch an anthology written by the First Story group at the school. Pictured front are Year 7s, Alex Lutman, Connor Brimelow and Phoenix Bergman. Picture: Polly Hancock

New book exposes ‘genius and madness’ of Acland Burghley School pupils

Travel to somewhere between genius and madness and you’ll find the pupils at Acland Burghley School.

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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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