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A teenager accused of the “angry and vengeful” murder of Lewis Blackman last February claims he “lost self-control” and “stabbed out” at the Kentish Town man after being stabbed himself, having a precious necklace stolen and then being “taunted”.

A teenager chased down former Acland Burghley School pupil Lewis Blackman before stabbing him in the back, the Old Bailey heard today.

A policeman who confronted, chased down and arrested a knife-wielding murderer in Camden last September has received a bravery commendation.

The last 12 months have seen heartening tales of community action interspersed with trauma, tragedy and political intrigue. Harry Taylor and Sam Volpe take a look back at the biggest stories we’ve brought you in 2018 – and a couple of the weirdest, too.

Kentish Town teenager Erick Ekam has today been jailed for a minimum of 17 years today for the brutal murder of Mohamed Aadam Mohamed, 20, last September.

Firefighters have battled a blaze at a block of flats in Hampstead.

Looking forward to Christmas dinner is difficult when your physical or mental health makes cooking or walking to the shops a herculean task.

The family of a Kentish Town man killed by a “dangerous and reckless” driver said they will “never forgive” the driver responsible for the hit and run accident.

Erick Ekam stabbed Mohamed Aadam Mohamed so brutally that the knife snapped off during the attack in Camden last September, the Old Bailey heard as Ekam’s second trial began.

Italian restaurant Rossella has become part of the Kentish Town community since Luca Meola opened up in 2012, aged just 19.

Pantomime season has arrived in Kentish Town.

Police do not believe the stabbing on Monday of a 20-year-old man in Kentish Town was “gang-related”.

A young man was stabbed in Kentish Town this afternoon.

Coffee isn’t the only thing Deniz Korkmaz is brewing up in Kentish Town.

Camden charity The Kids Network has bagged the support of much-loved children’s illustrator Quentin Blake.

People in the affordable housing that forms part of a luxury development in Kentish Town are being made to pay a service charge... for services they can’t actually use. Sam Volpe speaks to neighbours at Prince’s Park

Champagne corks were popped on Saturday as the well-known former Blustons clothes store in Kentish Town has been re-opened as a vintage charity shop.

Tens of thousands of pounds, weapons and drugs were seized after searching a garage in the Peckwater Estate on Tuesday morning.

Three people have been charged with the manslaughter of man who died after falling from a block of flats in Kentish Town.

With 700,000 people turning out to demand a say on the biggest issue facing the country, it’s easy to be distracted from big changes closer to home, but council plans for the area north of Kentish Town station deserve plenty of our attention.

The former soap actress lays bare the abuse she endured at the hands of her step-father

Former Kelly Hoppen project director John Allsopp has recently returned to his architectural roots, opening an independent studio in Belsize Park. He talks about his youth in Barbados, marrying interior styling with structural design and reveals the artistic visionaries he most admires.

“With Universal Credit on one hand and Brexit causing uncertainty over immigration on the other, we’ll probably have queues out of the door.” That’s the warning from Sean Canning, director of the Camden Community Law Centre, as it celebrates its 45th birthday.

Three years after a controversial merger saw Torriano Primary School formed, teachers and governors are celebrating a top-of-the-class Ofsted rating that Camden Council’s education chief said “vindicated” the decision to amalgamate the schools.

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