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Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

Hampstead mother’s campaign to change law on domestic violence reaches United Nations

A mother’s campaign to scrap a legal time limit that is robbing countless domestic violence victims of justice has been taken to the United Nations.

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James Ibori

Former Nigerian state governor from Hampstead claims he ‘did not make penny’ in £157million fraud

A former Nigerian state governor who defrauded some of the poorest people in the world out of £157million of public funds may not have to pay back a penny.

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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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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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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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Police are concerned for this man's welfare after he visited the Whittington Hospital on March 21

Islington police concerned over welfare of Whittington Hospital patient

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who attended the Whittington Hospital last month.

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Juliette D’Souza, 59, of Perrin’s Lane, Hampstead, will stand trial at Blackfriars Crown Court charged with 20 counts of obtaining property by deception and three counts of fraud. Picture: PA/Sean Dempsey

Hampstead spiritual healer charged with fraud over Amazon shaman healing scam

A spiritual healer from Hampstead has been charged with fraudulently taking money from people to send to a Shaman in the Amazon jungle on the promise of carrying out healing.

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Timothy Gardner. Picture: Central News

Priest who downloaded 5,000 indecent images of children awaiting Rome’s decision on future

A priest who downloaded thousands of child abuse pictures will not be returning to his lodgings or work at a Gospel Oak church.

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Barnet Council has reported the councillor to the Met.

Labour councillor reported to police by Barnet Council over unpaid council tax allegation

Barnet Council has reported one of its Labour councillors to the police for allegedly voting to set council tax levels having failed to pay their own council tax bill for two or more months.

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'Serious financial problems' were discovered by the new CEO of Disability in Camden (DISC)

Police investigate ‘two year fraud’ at Camden disability charity

A police investigation has begun into a disability charity in Camden after it reported suffering “serious financial problems”.

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Accountant Tolu Kalejaiye was allegedly murdered by her son in the home they shared

Camden Council accountant ‘murdered in frenzied knife attack by her own son’

An accountant with Camden Council was allegedly murdered in a “meticulously” planned killing by her son, a court heard.

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Danny Shine shouts his message outside Euston station. Picture: Polly Hancock

Euston ‘megaphone man’ in court for reading railway byelaws outside train station

A musician was hauled into court for breaking railway byelaws – by reading those very restrictions with a megaphone outside a train station.

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Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley. File picture: PA

PC Blakelock murder: Police tell witnesses it’s ‘not too late to come forward’

The Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner Mark Rowley has said it is “not too late” for witnesses to PC Keith Blakelock’s brutal murder to come forward, after Nicky Jacobs was this afternoon cleared of his killing by a jury.

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Buskers congregate outside Camden Underground Tube as they protest against Camden Council's new licences (Picture: Jim Jepps)

Thug buys new guitar for Camden Town busker after smashing his instrument in drunken rage

A thug who destroyed a busker’s guitar in a drunken rage has purchased a new instrument for his victim after being “mortified” by CCTV footage of his actions.

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Education See all

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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Heritage See all

Brad Pitt

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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Obituaries See all

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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Competitions See all

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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