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There are grounds to suspect the former director of Rosslyn Hill Ltd – which ran Shoreditch restaurant Beach Blanket Babylon – may be breaching a court order by helping run a restaurant business in Hampstead, the Advertiser can reveal.

The developers behind the £900million Bishopsgate Goodsyard development are set to scrap the unpopular towers.

The faith leader who successfully overturned senior coroner Mary Hassell’s “cab-rank” system has criticised her new draft policy to consider every death in inner north London for possible fast-tracking.

“I got it wrong. I got it completely wrong. I’m so sorry.”

A council has been ordered to pay at least £68,000 in legal fees after senior coroner Mary Hassell lost a court battle over how she treats deaths in Hackney, Islington, Camden and Tower Hamlets.

The senior coroner for inner north London Mary Hassell is set to hold a public consultation into the new policy for how she should deal with deaths in the area, but has only given people a matter of days to send in written submissions.

Jewish and Muslim communities in north London were celebrating this morning as judges quashed senior coroner Mary Hassell’s “cab-rank” system of dealing with deaths.

The long-running dispute between the senior coroner for inner north London, Mary Hassell and the area’s Jewish and Muslim communities might be coming to an end, as the decision will be given tomorrow on her refusal to prioritise burials.

With judges poised to make a ruling after last week’s judicial review, Harry Taylor looks back at the dispute between Mary Hassell and north London’s faith communities –and speaks to the families affected by her ‘cab-rank’ system

The chief executive of a secular pressure group has backed under-fire inner north London senior coroner Mary Hassell, saying “religion shouldn’t be a trump card.”

A High Court judge today said the judicial review into senior coroner Mary Hassell’s refusal to prioritise religious people’s burials should be dealt with as soon as possible.

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