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Pride in the House finalists (from left) Fernando Nonohay, Elaine Ginsburg, overall winner Sholto Williams, director of Lauderdale House Katherine Ives and finalist Peter Faulkner. Picture: Polly Hancock

North Londoners reign strong at annual Pride in the House art prize

Among the highlights of Lauderdale House’s arts programme are the renowned Pride in the House art prize and the hugely popular Annual Photographic Competition.

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Festival founder Linda Chung (left), principal sponsor Kaveh Shakib, a surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital, and Keats Community Library trustees Steven and Vicky Bobasch

Community library and day centre share £21,000 raised by Hampstead Summer Festival

Two charities received a welcome boost as they shared a pot of £21,000 raised by the Hampstead Summer Festival.

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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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10-year-old Caspar Herberg plays in an end-of-term concert at Highgate Primary School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Music lessons pay off for Highgate Primary School pupils at end-of-term concert

Pupils at Highgate Primary School proved their music lessons have paid off with a celebratory concert to mark the end of the school term.

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Cllr Georgia Gould, cabinet member for young people

Camden youth centre to close gap between child and adult mental health services

A Camden youth centre is to provide mental health support for young people traditionally lost in the gap between child and adult services.

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Schoolboy Ryan Mcevoy with Dean DeBois.

Hampstead schoolboy interviews How To Train Your Dragon director

A Hampstead primary school pupil came face-to-face with an Oscar-nominated film director for a special one-off interview.

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Director Katherine Ives has appealed for the community's help to raise the final £333,000 to secure the future of Lauderdale House. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Tiny team of volunteers raise £1.8million to secure future of Highgate’s historic Lauderdale House

A mammoth effort to secure the future of one of Highgate’s best loved historic houses has seen almost £1.8million raised by a tiny team of volunteers.

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Belsize Park author Barbara Bisco launches her new book Tiger with a Human Soul at Foyles bookshop. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Belsize Park author whose career began at 70 launches latest novel

An author from Belsize Park who took up writing later in life has launched her third novel at the age of 77.

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Hannah White during the race.

Kentish Town TV star Hannah White conquers Tour de France climb for charity

A Kentish Town sailor and TV personality has conquered one of the most gruelling mountain stages of the Tour de France cycling race in aid of a charity supporting young people with disabilities.

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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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Alex Dudnic. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Kalendar cafe owner Alex Dudnic on fleeing to Highgate after Romanian revolution

Alex Dudnic is the owner of popular Kalendar cafe and Gustus pizzeria in Swain’s Lane, Highgate. The 45-year-old, who lives in Hornsey Lane, has spoken out against plans to develop the neighbouring shopping parade.

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Lauderdale House

Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

An evening of American wine tasting, outdoor theatre in Waterlow Park and the Camden Fringe are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

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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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Singing in London perform at Lauderdale House with Kieran Stallard on piano. Picture: Mark Hakansson

Singers in rude health for Whittington Hospital fundraiser at Highgate’s Lauderdale House

Highgate amateur vocal group Singing in London gave a rousing performance at their summer concert in aid of the Whittington Hospital at Lauderdale House.

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Nic Hindrichsen with residents Tina Gonaridou and Helga Baungartner holding puppets. Picture: Mark Hakansson.

Seaside comes to Highgate Nursing Home at summer fair

The seaside came to Highgate Nursing Home as part of a special summer fair.

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Doris photo and inscription

Italian peasant who harboured escaped prisoner of war from Kentish Town hoping for reunion

An amateur historian is appealing for help in tracing an escaped prisoner of war from Kentish Town – using a photo that was kept for 70 years by an Italian peasant.

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Mike Freer. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

MP Mike Freer leaves Eric Pickles team for new government role

Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer has left cabinet minister Eric Pickles’ team for a new role alongside the minister overseeing gay marriage legislation.

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Highgate Horticultural Society secretary Roxane Stirling with a cup that was last presented almost 100 years ago. It was recently given back to the society by a family who had held it for generations. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Photo gallery: Long-lost Highgate Horticultural Society trophy unearthed in time for annual summer show

A long-lost trophy that was last awarded to a Highgate Horticultural Society member almost 100 years ago has been unearthed in an attic hundreds of miles away.

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Scott Hammond, managing director of developers Essential Living

Comment: Swiss Cottage ‘ticks all the boxes for a tall building’

Scott Hammond is managing director of Essential Living, the developers behind plans to demolish 100 Avenue Road and build a 24-storey tower in its place.

Here he writes why Swiss Cottage and Camden residents should support his company’s proposals.

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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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Education See all

10-year-old Caspar Herberg plays in an end-of-term concert at Highgate Primary School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Music lessons pay off for Highgate Primary School pupils at end-of-term concert

Pupils at Highgate Primary School proved their music lessons have paid off with a celebratory concert to mark the end of the school term.

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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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