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Five members of Panenka at rehearsals, from left to right: Josh Jordan, Hannah Bowers, Theo Barry-Born, Gabe Broadhurst and Jamie Keats. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Swiss Cottage festival organisers call on local bands and musicians to get involved

Organisers of a major street festival in Swiss Cottage are appealing to local musicians to get involved and have the chance to play in front of up to 20,000 people.

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BBC Children in Need donated £22,000 to the charity

Queen’s Park charity awarded £22,000 by BBC Children in Need

A charity in Queen’s Park has been awarded more than £22,000 by BBC Children in Need to help vulnerable children to learn how to swim.

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The twins, who spend most of their day latched onto dad, have been named Winnie and Piglet by zookeepers ahead of this weekend’s Winnie the bear celebration at the Little Creatures family festival.

Baby monkeys arrive in time for London Zoo’s Little Creatures family festival

These two new arrivals, born just in time for a weekend celebrating the bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh, have been given some very apt names.

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Cllr Theo Blackwell at the new council housing development in Lismore Circus, Gospel Oak. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Camden is only London borough to increase council housing through Right to Buy

Camden is blazing a trail for social housing as the only borough in London to have built more council homes in the last two years than have been sold, according to new figures.

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Detectives are investigating after a 55-year-old man was stabbed outside a London pub (Picture: British Transport Police)

Man stabbed outside Baker Street bar

A tourist was stabbed as he stood outside a Baker Street bar having a cigarette.

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Junior Cooper has been jailed for 12 years

Queen’s Park robber jailed for vicious attacks on women in Westminster, Kentish Town and St John’s Wood

A violent robber from Queen’s Park who throttled two women from behind before snatching their valuables has been jailed for nine years today.

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Overall 70 per cent of GCSE pupils in Westminster earned five A* to Cs

GCSE results 2014: Grades remain steady in Wesminster despite Gove’s exam shake-up

Many schools across Westminster celebrated a rise in “good” GCSE grades this year - in line with the first nationwide increase for three years.

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A Westminster Academy student looks shocked as he reads his results

GCSE results 2014: Students see stars at Westminster Academy

GCSE students from Westminster Academy - and one nervous father - had A*s in their eyes when they ripped open their results.

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London Zoo says the new pad will give visitors a

London Zoo to build public walkway over lions’ new pad

Visitors will be taking a walk above the wild side after London Zoo received the go-ahead to build a pathway over its lion den.

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The park keepers lodge, in Paddington Rec, is to be used as homeless accommodation for families. Picture: Polly Hancock

Park keeper’s lodge to house homeless Westminster families

Homeless families in desperate need of a place to sleep could find themselves living in Paddington Rec after the council decided to turn the former park keeper’s lodge into temporary accommodation.

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Students at Henrietta Barnett School in Barnet on GCSE results day 2013. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Live blog: GCSE results in Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster

Thousands of anxious teenagers across Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster will pick up their GCSE results today.

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Omar Ouaret-Sorr was one of Paddington Academy's top performers.

GCSE results 2014: Paddington Academy student reveals exam success secret

Blueberry juice, smoked salmon and grapes - that is the secret to exam success according to Omar Ouaret-Sorr who earned ten stunning GCSE grades.

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Haverstock School student Joyce Chukwuma jumps for joy after finding out that she achieved  two As, three Bs, and three Cs. Picture: Camden Council

Photo gallery: Pupils celebrate GCSE results in Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster

Schools were filled with excited shrieks today as nervous pupils opened their GCSE results.

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Radwan Hussain was over the moon with his GCSE results.

GCSE results 2014: Monumental day for King Solomon Academy

High standards have been set at King Solomon Academy after it celebrated its first ever set of glowing GCSE grades.

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The company has reportedly been distributing flyers around Westminster.

Call for Westminster Council to urgently investigate right-to-buy ‘scam’

Council chiefs are being urged to protect vulnerable residents from property investors who may be looking to make a profit from the sale of their homes.

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The Ham&High wants to see your Tweets and pictures on GCSE results day tomorrow. Picture: Niall Carson

Send us your tweets and photos on GCSE results day

The wait is finally over for thousands of nervous teenagers across Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster who pick up their GCSE results tomorrow.

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Daniel Smith was gunned down in 2010

Murder of innocent mother in Kilburn linked to mistaken identity killing of Queen’s Park electrician

The murder of an innocent mother in Kilburn has been linked to a mistaken identity shooting that claimed the life of an electrician from Queen’s Park.

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Sabrina Moss was shot dead in Kilburn

Woman and three men charged as part of investigation into Sabrina Moss murder in Kilburn

A woman and three men have been charged with assisting an offender as part of the investigation into the murder of Sabrina Moss in Kilburn.

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Mohammed Musa

A-level results 2014: Exam success for Paddington Academy teen who battled brain tumour

A courageous schoolboy who fought back from a brain tumour has scored a top set of A-level results and is now getting ready for university.

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UCL Academy pupil Brahim Mansour hopes to find a cure for cancer. He took the first step today after getting three A*s in his biology, chemistry and mathematics A-levels and winning a place to study chemistry at University College London

Photo gallery: Students pick up A-level results in Camden, Haringey, Barnet and Westminster

Schools across Camden, Haringey, Barnet and Westminster have been hives of activity today as thousands of teenagers opened their A-level results.

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Gabriele Watts from DLD College

A-level results 2014: DLD College’s prom queen gets A-mazing grades

It has been a great year for Gabriele Watts: first she is crowned DLD College’s prom queen and now she is walking away with two A*s and an A grade in her A-levels.

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Frank Chaves from Wembley was killed in a crash in Paddington (pic credit: Facebook)

Blinding sun caused crash that killed motorcycle courier from Wembley in Paddington

A motorcycle courier from Wembley crashed into the back of a lorry in and died after being momentarily blinded by the sun, an inquest heard today.

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Srutti Suresan, Catherine Sinden, Ramisa Yazdani Biouki, Sarah Mohammed from Francis Holland School were in high spirits after getting their A-level results.

A-level results 2014: Tessa from Francis Holland continues Oxford University tradition

Jubilant teenagers were seen jumping for joy at Francis Holland School as the nail-biting wait for their A-level results came to an end.

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Eliza Frayn has secured a place to study English literature at Cambridge University.

A-level results 2014: St Marylebone pupil follows in famous grandfathers’ footsteps

Having acclaimed novelist Michael Frayn as your grandfather puts a certain pressure on you to achieve - especially when at just eight-years-old you decide you want to follow in his footsteps.

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Students celebrate getting their A-level results at Highgate School last year. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Live blog: A-level results 2014 in Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster

The wait is finally over for thousands of nervous teenagers across Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster who pick up their A-level results today.

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Students at QK in St John's Wood celebrating their best A-level results ever.

A-level results 2014: Records smashed at Quintin Kynaston

Students from Quintin Kynaston Academy earned themselves a well-deserved pat on the back as it was revealed today the school had smashed all previous A-level results.

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Students need not worry if they don't get the grades they were hoping for tomorrow on A-level results day. Picture: David Cheskin

A-level results 2014: Your guide to university Clearing

Teenagers are gearing up to find out if they have got into their chosen universities on A-level results day tomorrow - but what happens if students don’t get the grades they need?

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Dan Simmonds with one of the gorillas at London Zoo.

Former UCS schoolboy stars as gorilla keeper in new ITV show The Zoo

A former Hampstead schoolboy has become one of the stars of a new television series exploring life at London Zoo.

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The court heard the stolen discs were found in a flat in Elgin Avenue.

Maida Vale man cleared of keeping stolen discs belonging to Sex Pistols star

A Maida Vale man has been cleared of keeping stolen platinum and gold discs belonging to former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock under his bed, a court heard today.

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Operation Venice involves Camden, Islington and Westminster officers.

Camden police to tackle moped robberies with tri-borough Operation Venice

Camden police have launched a special operation to tackle moped theft in the borough, following a spree of violent moped robberies.

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The cast of musical Let It Be recreated The Beatles' famous pose

Beatles fans flock for 45th anniversary of Abbey Road photo shoot

An iconic moment in rock and roll history was recreated this morning when die-hard Beatles fans came to mark 45 years since the band famously crossed Abbey Road.

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The London Zoo streak. Picture: Dieter Perry

Streakers to run through London Zoo in aid of tigers

Fearless fundraisers will be baring their bottoms next week when London Zoo aims to raise more than £85,000 to save rare tigers.

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Chippenham Hotel

Fears over rumoured Tesco takeover of Maida Vale pub

Local businesses are watching nervously as rumours continue to fly about the future of a Maida Vale pub after it was sold to mystery developers.

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Help to Buy has only helped a handful of people. Picture: Getty/Matt Cardy

Help to Buy has been a total flop in tackling housing crisis, say Camden and Haringey politicians

The government’s “silver bullet cure” for the housing crisis has been derided as “woefully ill-equipped” after it was revealed only a handful of people in Camden, Haringey and Westminster had taken it up.

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MP Karen Buck

Westminster North MP Karen Buck defends sending out Eid cards

Westminster North MP Karen Buck has defended sending Eid cards to members of the Muslim community after the gesture landed her in hot water with one of her constituents.

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Fionn Connely, 5, on the bucking bronco.

Pictures: Queen’s Park Summer Festival exceeds expectations

There was no shortage of festive spirit in Queen’s Park on Saturday when more than 1,000 people turned out to enjoy a day of fun activities and crowd-pleasing entertainment.

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The police want to speak to this man in connection with Jakey's disappearance.

Big Brother star distraught after thieves snatch dog in Marylebone

A Marylebone salon owner and reality TV star is calling for pets to be given GPS chips after heartless thieves snatched her beloved pedigree dog from the street in broad daylight.

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Chiltern Firehouse has received a food hygiene rating of two out of a possible five.

Revealed: Hygiene failings found at Marylebone’s Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse has been told it must improve the cleanliness of its kitchen after it was given a food hygiene rating of two out of a possible five following a recent inspection.

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Education See all

Malcolm Wilson is one of many parents and family member who oppose the plans

Families brand Camden sixth form’s strict new A-level criteria as ‘madness’

Camden’s biggest sixth-form is facing a backlash over moves to bring in stricter A-level entry requirements after concerned families described the plans as “madness”.

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High Speed 2 See all

War correspondent Oggy Boytchev was the producer for BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson

MY BELSIZE PARK: War correspondent producer Oggy Boytchev says Belsize keeps him calm

Oggy Boytchev, 59, has enjoyed a long career as a producer working with BBC war correspondent John Simpson. He is now a freelance journalist and TV producer.

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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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