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Yesterday, 10:35

A Wood Green man will be spending the festive period behind bars after being charged with the attempted abduction of two teenage schoolgirls.

Yesterday, 16:00
Pupils dress up for Highgate Primary School's nativity play. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A primary school put its own spin on a traditional nativity play by recruiting three Marys, three Josephs and a talking donkey.

Yesterday, 15:00
La Sainte Union pupils sing Christmas carols. Picture: Dieter Perry

Schoolgirls raised their voices in song to treat a church congregation to Christmas carols at a festive concert.

Yesterday, 10:00
Hillcrest residents stand united against the proposed development of their treasured estate. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Haringey Council has reduced the number of new council homes proposed for a leafy Highgate estate in the face of strong opposition.

Yesterday, 06:45
Charges in Haringey Council-run car parks and pay-and-display bays will be waived this weekend.

Christmas shoppers hitting the borough’s high streets this weekend will be in for an extra treat – as Haringey Council will waive parking charges.

Yesterday, 06:45
Campaigners celebrate outside The Alexandra. Picture: Tony Gay

It was a “sunny afternoon” for regulars at a historic Muswell Hill pub after planners blocked a scheme to turn it into luxury homes.

Thu, 17:45
144 Squadron in training in Hampshire. Picture: Stewart Turkington

A team of Hornsey-based army reservists have brushed up their bomb-detection skills on an action-packed weekend of battlefield training.

Sport

Yesterday, 15:51

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has Emmanuel Adebayor available for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Burnley as Spurs look to carry the momentum of the midweek thrashing of Newcastle.

Nabil Bentaleb (right) celebrates his first goal for Tottenham in Wednesday's 4-0 victory over Newcastle in the Capital One Cup quarter-final. Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Nabil Bentaleb achieved another landmark at Tottenham this week, scoring his first goal for the club a year after his debut - and the Algeria international believes Spurs can finish in the top four this season.

Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen is pleased to have some consistency at the heart of the Tottenham defence, and he feels he is developing a strong partnership with Federico Fazio.

Jan Vertonghen (left) feels Christian Eriksen can be one of the best playmakers in the Pemier League

Jan Vertonghen believes Christian Eriksen could become one of Tottenham’s best ever players after helping to persuade the Dane to join him at Spurs.

Harry Kane celebrates with Andros Townsend after putting Spurs 3-0 ahead with his 13th goal of the season. Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Tottenham strode into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with a resounding 4-0 home win over Newcastle, avenging October’s league defeat in the process.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Ben Davies

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Davies says he has no regrets about swapping Swansea for Spurs, and he is eager to start at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday as the Lilywhites seek to overtake his former club in the table.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Play was suspended during Tottenham's game with Besiktas due to a floodlight failure (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino was frustrated by the “laughable” floodlight failures at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium, although he was more annoyed by his players’ futility in front of goal in their defeat to Besiktas.

Entertainment

The season of good will is upon us and our customers are busy spreading it with their thoughtful choices of unusual books, perfect seasonal gifts for younger friends and family members.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
the cast of Three Winters at The National Theatre

This dark, resonating epic keeps it in the family, says Marianka Swain

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Jack and the Beanstalk at the Park Theatre

Revamp of fairytale is chock full of beans, says Caroline David

Thursday, December 11, 2014
STANDALONE Photo. Author Julia Donaldson and the Gruffalo met children at the  Forth View Primary School, Edinburgh to launch the new program of literary events for the Scottish Book Trust. The festival aims to inspire children to read and write.

Bridget Galton talks to the writer about her Hampstead childhood and passion for children’s literacy

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Sara with a Galapagos giant tortoise at London Zoo

Kitted out in blue overalls and spade in hand I’m ready to shovel some poo. This might not sound like much fun but the poo in question is rather exotic - it came from a group of zebras.

Friday, December 5, 2014
Jodie Whittaker. Picture: Ian West

The St Trinians and Attack the Block star may have long established herself on Britain’s premiere film circuit, but she’s still able to slip out of view, says Marianne Gray.

Friday, December 5, 2014
Gravenhurst - Flashlight Seasons/Black Holes In The Sand/Offerings: Lost Songs 2000-2004

Gravenurst’s lauded Nick Talbot, whose tragic death aged 37 was announced this morning, releases unheard material and two early albums that only reinforce his talents.

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Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.

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