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A father who allegedly shook his six-week-old son to death claimed the boy died after falling out of his baby bouncer, a court has heard.

Victims of the contaminated blood disaster from Hampstead and Highgate have said a new public inquiry into the scandal must not be “another white-wash”.

St Stephen’s Church and Hampstead Hill School campaigners are asking the Royal Free Hospital to consider an alternate site for the proposed Pears Building research centre, to avert any damage to the historic building.

The Director of the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Professor Hans Strauss says the plans will safeguard surrounding buildings.

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Gifted youngsters from across Camden were celebrated at another inspiring Jack Petchey Foundation awards ceremony.

A ‘violent and abusive’ woman has been fined more than £500 and sentenced to eight weeks community service for attacking three nurses.

Contaminated blood victims have today won the right to sue the government in the High Court in a new legal case over the health disaster.

A man has been found guilty of robbing an 87-year-old artist who was left fighting for her life after the attack in her Camden home.

Contaminated blood campaigners have renewed calls for the Department of Health (DoH) to play no part in a new inquiry into the scandal - amid fresh evidence of secret HIV testing carried out on haemophiliacs at a Camden hospital in the 1980s.

North London came to a standstill on the day of Princess Diana’s funeral twenty years ago as thousands lined the streets to watch her coffin 
pass through Swiss Cottage and Hampstead on its journey from Westminster Abbey to the Spencer family church at Althorp, in Northamptonshire.

The florist behind the wreath laid on Princess Diana’s coffin after it was flown to Britain following the car crash which killed her 20 years ago has told her story for the first time.

A podiatrist who harassed a surgeon with 400 letters describing their fantasy marriage has been struck off the medical register.

An inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which has left 2,400 people dead is to be launched, the Government announced on Tuesday.

Police are appealing for information to help find a 77-year-old man not seen since the end of May.

Camden Council is on standby to provide temporary housing to survivors left homeless in the Grenfell Tower Fire.

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The Royal Free, Whittington and UCLH have not been affected by a cyber attack against the NHS.

A former health secretary has presented evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” in the contaminated blood scandal and demanded a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the tragedy.

Actor and Hampstead campaigner Tim Pigott-Smith has died at the age 70.

Jessica Learmond-Criqui, of Hampstead, NW3, writes:


Melange, with locations in Barnet and Crouch End, has opened a third in Belsize Park. Here co-owner Justina Markauskaite talks about removing the borders between cuisines and why they put family at the centre of everything they do

Toni Krok, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, has set up a charity to help people living with the condition and their families adjust to the challenges it brings.

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