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Police have launched a witness appeal after a cyclist was attacked with a metal rod in Camden Town

Witnesses sought over metal bar attack on cyclist in Camden Town

Police have launched a witness appeal after a cyclist was attacked with a metal rod in Camden Town.

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Shay Thripp, Naomi Landau, Cristina Bruno and Clare Craig submitting their  petitions to the DfE back in May.

Blow for parents as government rejects bid for West Hampstead free school

A group of parents hoping to open a free school in West Hampstead next year have seen its bid rejected by the Department of Education.

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The east court as it could look in a few years.

Alexandra Palace unveils new images of restoration plans in time for public exhibition

Alexandra Palace has unveiled the latest designs for its multi-million pound regeneration project as it starts to welcome the public through its doors to hear their views.

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(From left) Russell Gilbert, trustee of the Royal Free Charity, Mark Pears of the Pears Foundation, Julia Palca, chair of the trustees of the Royal Free Charity, and Trevor Pears executive chair of the Pears Foundation. Picture: David Bishop

The Pears Foundation donates £5million for world class research centre at Royal Free Hospital

A family-run foundation in Hampstead has made its largest ever donation of £5million to help the Royal Free Hospital build a world class centre to research cures for cancer and HIV.

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House prices in Camden have fastest growing property prices in Britain according to Nationwide

Camden house price growth is the fastest in Britain

Camden house prices have seen the strongest growth in the country this quarter with a 42 per cent increase in average prices compared to 2013 figures.

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High Court bailiffs began seizing council-owned TVs, computers and printers at Camden Town Hall

Chaos at Camden Town Hall as High Court bailiffs seize council computers to repay debt to resident

Officers from Camden Council were left red-faced after High Court bailiffs gained entry to the town hall and began seizing thousands of pounds worth of council-owned TVs, computers and printers to repay money owed to a resident.

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Cannon Hall, Hampstead NW3, a Grade II* listed property in the heart of Hampstead

For sale: Daphne du Maurier’s childhood home in heart of Hampstead

A rare opportunity to purchase one of Hampstead’s most historic houses has arisen as Cannon Hall is put on the market.

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The general election takes place next May.

Labour surge ahead of Lib Dems in race for Hornsey and Wood Green, poll finds

Haringey’s Lib Dems have dismissed a poll which puts Labour 13 points ahead of them in next year’s general election - saying incumbent MP Lynne Featherstone’s local record will win through.

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Gospel Oak Parents Choir performing outside BBC Broadcasting House. Picture: Dieter Perry.

Gospel Oak parents choir perform on BBC Radio 3 for World Peace Day

Parents of primary schoolchildren have been stretching their vocal chords on national radio.

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Haringey Council are considering building new housing on Hillcrest estate in Highgate and residents are furious. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Fears grow over plans for three new council towers on Highgate’s Hillcrest estate

A spacious Highgate estate could turn into an overcrowded crime hotspot if plans to build three new towers of coveted council flats go ahead, its residents have warned.

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Left to right: Arlene Phillips, Morella Kayman and Fiona Phillips. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Choreographer Arlene Phillips backs Temple Fortune fashion show for charity

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips has lent her support to a fashion show to raise money for people living with dementia.

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Channel swimmers from left, Ella de Peretti, Madeleine Jenkins, Felicity Challinor, Millie Elson, Minnie Fawcett-Tang, Lily Ouldcott, with guest of honour Dame Athene Donald, professor of experimental physics at the University of Cambridge. Picture: Polly Hancock

Camden school’s new science lab is monument to English Channel swim schoolgirls

Intrepid schoolgirls who swam the English Channel to raise money for a Camden school have cut the ribbon on a new science laboratory funded by their daring feat.

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Freelance journalist Sarah Cope

Comment: ‘My Whittington Hospital nightmare’

Freelance journalist Sarah Cope is member of Camden Green Party and lives in Highgate. She describes her stay at the Whittington Hospital to have keyhole surgery to remove her gallbladder, which left her shocked at declining services.

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Dance performances and workshops at Old Hampstead Town Hall weekend 19/20 Sept 2014. Pictured front performer Kemi Durosinmi from the Alison Ray Dance Company. Picture: Polly Hancock

Belsize Park arts centre hosts explosion of African dance

An arts centre exploded into life this week with a three-day celebration of African dance styles.

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Charley Allan

Traffic lights campaigner proposes radical tunnel for Archway Road ‘motorway’

Journalist and father-of-two Charley Allan, 41, of Shepherd’s Hill, is a parent governor at Highgate Primary and leads the North Hill Nightmare campaign to install a safer pedestrian crossing for pupils in North Hill.

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Athlone House. Picture: Michael Hammerson

Reports reveal pigeons and vermin plague Highgate mansion Athlone House

Campaigners fighting to save Athlone House say council reports made public this week reveal that developers left the historic mansion to rot to justify demolition.

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John Plews of Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre, Highgate. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Camden fringe theatre thrives but actors pay remains too low: Only one in five on minimum wage

A comprehensive survey of London’s theatre industry has found that Camden has the most vibrant fringe scene in the capital – while also shining a spotlight on widespread pay deprivation in the sector.

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Ed Miliband making his keynote party conference speech this week. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

POLL - Do you support Labour leader Ed Miliband’s mansion tax plans?

Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised 8,000 new GPs and 20,000 more nurses under a Labour government funded by a controversial mansion tax.

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A 42-year-old man was charged yesterday.

Man charged over anti-Semitic incident on bus between Golders Green and Muswell Hill

A 42-year-old man has been charged with racially aggravated harassment following an anti-Semitic incident on a bus between Golders Green and Muswell Hill.

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Macmillan nurse Katie Sutton. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Highgate nurse launching new Macmillan care plan for Camden cancer survivors

A Highgate nurse is leading a drive to improve the lives of cancer survivors following their treatment at a Camden hospital.

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Steve Hitchins asleep at the clinical commission group's AGM last week.

Apology issued after Whittington Hospital chief falls asleep again in key meeting

The Whittington Hospital has apologised after its chairman fell asleep at a meeting for the second time in sixth months.

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Education See all

Shay Thripp, Naomi Landau, Cristina Bruno and Clare Craig submitting their  petitions to the DfE back in May.

Blow for parents as government rejects bid for West Hampstead free school

A group of parents hoping to open a free school in West Hampstead next year have seen its bid rejected by the Department of Education.

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High Speed 2 See all

Cllr Sarah Hayward cuts the ribbon with pupils and staff outside the new campus. Picture: Polly Hancock.

‘Innovative’ new education campus opens to Camden community

A £30million education campus, comprising part of a Camden primary school, has been opened by council chiefs.

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Obituaries See all

Human rights campaigner Helen Bamber who has died aged 89. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Obituary: Emma Thompson and Colin Firth lead tributes to pioneering human rights activist Helen Bamber

A trailblazing human rights campaigner who has died aged 89 has been remembered as a “beacon of hope for humanity” by family, celebrity figures, charities and Jewish organisations.

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