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A “cowardly career criminal” who held vulnerable women at knifepoint during a six-week spree robbing shops has been jailed.

Two men were arrested last night when a gang of six riding three motorbikes raided a watch shop at Brent Cross.

Another two men have been charged with the murders of Abdikarim Hassan and Sadiq Aadam Mohamed in Camden.

Police officers helped safely deliver a baby girl after her mother suddenly went into labour in Kentish Town Road last night.

Channing School has backed down after a row broke out over a plans to turn its sports field into a car park.

Plans to overhaul the overcrowded tube station in Camden Town could get underway within three years.

Emma Bartholomew discovers Powder N Shine has all you need for a perfect family ski holiday, from a piste-side location, virtually guaranteed snow and top notch food and service

Detectives investigating the death of Iuliana Tudos have arrested a man in Dalston on suspicion of murder.

Islington and Camden police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 86-year-old man who skipped a dose of insulin.

Emma Bartholomew stays at Cove Cottages in St Agnes with her family, where they take surf lessons en masse in the bay right below

Emma Bartholomew takes her three children to the Algarve’s Vila Monte boho chic resort, where they try out a goat herding “experience”, wood fire pizza making, as well as full-on out-and-out relaxing.

Emma Bartholomew visits the Hotel Britannia Excelsior on the banks of Lake Como in Cadenabbia with her family, where they enjoy their most relaxing holiday in years basking in the sun on the lido

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW tries out Fish and Pips’ hassle-free ready meals whilst skiing with her family, at a luxury chalet in Meribel Village

Emma Bartholomew finds plenty to keep all ages entertained in Alpe d’Huez, with horse riding, mountain biking, bob sleigh and ice skating.

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW and her family find the picture-perfect Arc 1950 has a wealth of activity going on during the summer, meaning you’ll never be stuck for things to do

Emma Bartholomew discovers a new passion for turkey at Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch.

Disney’s theme park in Paris is in a league of its own, taking less than three hours to reach from London.

With Faro just over two hours away by plane, the Algarve’s Vila Vita Parc is the perfect ‘heat retreat’ away from London where you can discover contemporary Portuguese hospitality.

If only the sun would finally emerge and the rain would lay off this summer, Smokey Tails is perfectly placed next to Hoxton Square to grab one of its new takeaway BBQ Picnics and go al fresco.

Maple syrup-soaked waffles served up with chicken and a fried egg might sound like an unlikely sweet and savoury combination, but it’s a delectable part of Dirty Bones’ new brunch menu.

As we headed up to Avoriaz on windy mountain roads it suddenly came into view - perched high atop a cliff edge in the distance – and its stunning abstract architecture took my breath away.

My date didn’t “pop the question” on our visit to Plateau and quite frankly it would have been a bit premature considering we’d only met three weeks earlier. But the sumptuous six course menu inspired by flowers served up in its lavish surroundings conjures up the perfect setting for a romantic meal, complete with a ring hidden in the desert should your beau feel transported on a “vague d’amour”.

The Lake Annecy ski resorts become peaceful mountain idylls in the summer months, where you can relax in the pure alpine air or splash around in the river against a background symphony of cowbells and sweet bird song.

Number 36 and The Roxy – a stylish former pub with a cinema – has all you need to explore Somerset’s charms, from the Cheddar caves, to the amazing starling murmurations.

Emma Bartholomew checks out the quirky 3,000m high Italian resort, which is enjoying a revival of popularity thanks to its ‘snow-sure’ status and bargain prices.

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As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

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