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Simon Happily is an award-winning comedian who comperes the annual Pup Aid event in Primrose Hill and hosts his fun weekly pub quiz at the Lord Palmerston (Dartmouth Park Hill) every Tuesday at 8.15pm. He has appeared on television including Richard & Judy and The Big Breakfast on Channel 4 and has hosted comedy as various festivals, including London Mardi Gras. Simon lives in Belsize Park with his rescue dog Teddy. You can follow him on Twitter @SimonHappily.

Yesterday, 19:06

A petition to save the number 13 bus route has been handed to City Hall by Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party campaigners - setting up local members for a clash with Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has the final say on proposed changes.

Yesterday, 18:00

A church community centre is considering stepping up security after its post office was raided for the second time this year.

Yesterday, 15:00

Sadiq Khan will carry out a wide-reaching inquiry into foreign companies buying property in the capital - amid concern the flood of investment has fuelled rocketing house prices in local boroughs.

Yesterday, 13:06

The Ham and High can today reveal the filthiest local restaurants and takeaways which officials say need “urgent improvement”

Yesterday, 13:00

A police officer will not face criminal charges after being filmed repeatedly striking a man with his baton during an arrest even though the police watchdog found he has a case to answer.

Yesterday, 11:38

Firearms officers raced to Prince of Wales Road in Kentish Town on Thursday evening to reports a man had been gunned down.

Yesterday, 07:39

Campaigners are celebrating a double victory in their ongoing battle to stop Hampstead pubs being shut down by developers.

The Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum has succeeded in getting two more much-loved pubs special blanket protection by being listed as “assets of community value” (ACV) by Camden Council.

Thu, 18:00

Plans to stack phone masts on top of a block of flats in Belsize Park have been making waves with angry residents

Thu, 17:38

A popular cafe in Waterlow Park is being dismantled prompting an outpouring of grief from customers who lined up to pay tribute to its charismatic owner

Thu, 16:00

Alexandra Park and Palace will decide tonight whether to apply for an events licence for the park, prompting fears over noise pollution and public access

Thu, 15:39

Actor and active animal welfare campaigner Peter Egan will compere a sparkling fundraising evening in aid of Mayhew International at Burgh House

Best-selling author Kathy Lette has slammed Royal Mail after private post for her and her barrister husband Geoffrey Robertson was found dumped in a street in West Hampstead.

Thu, 12:57

Supporters of Burgh House gathered for an afternoon tea to raise funds for the upkeep of the Grade I-listed building.

Thu, 10:35

The London Fire Brigade hosed down the car just outside a disabled parking bay in a residential street

Property

Yesterday, 19:15

Think your garden is too small to have the wow factor? Too cramped for carpets of colour or sizeable shrubs? Here’s why you should think again.

Yesterday, 15:13

Ben and Jelena Cousins, founders of Camden based architectural practice Cousins & Cousins transformed an uninhabitable wreck into a property to suit their young family. They tell us what it takes to make a house a home

Yesterday, 12:03

Ruth Pavey visits a community garden in a gap between buildings in WC1, a pub in Kentish Town wreathed in hanging baskets and window boxes, and a verdant hidden courtyard off Highgate Road, all entries in this year’s Camden in Bloom awards.

Wed, 16:00

Helen Kovari, director of a bespoke Belsize Park agency shares her top tips for selling your home - and her craziest estate agent stories

Wed, 13:30

St John’s Wood is a popular spot for corporate relocations; as a result it boasts some of the highest rents in London but for those who can afford it, the area offers a busy high end high street surrounded by glossy residential streets to an international crowd.

Wed, 11:18

Grand gardens and plenty of space take centre stage in the best properties in this popular but pricey neighbourhood

Tue, 18:17

This week has an international theme, from a Mediterranean style mansion in Hampstead Garden Suburb to a cosy Kentish Town flat that embodies the Danish concept of ‘hygge’.

Tue, 13:11

Ask anyone who lives in one of north London’s nicer enclaves just what it is they particularly like about the area and the phrase “village atmosphere” will come up with infuriating regularity. But what should people say instead?

Mon, 17:31

There’s a house for sale in Hampstead Garden Suburb with a magical connection

Mon, 13:13

Prices in Camden have fallen for the fourth month in a row, transaction numbers have quartered since May and sellers are accepting sizeable discounts. But is it really time to call Armageddon on the north London property market?

Mon, 12:53

Reflect the glowing colours of autumn – rich browns and reds – in decor, for a truly seasonal look.

Mon, 11:43

The spacious family home still includes the iconic white aga installed by the celebrity chef

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Don’t worry if your summer containers are now past their best because you can perk up your pots with autumn plantings that will give you colour and texture through the cooler months and beyond.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Property prices in Camden have continued to drop, but longer term issues may be at play

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Local residents were concerned by the Sherlock actor’s home improvement plans.

Sport

Yesterday, 22:30

Mauricio Pochettino can vividly remember the first time he instructed his players to employ a gutsy pressing game against a Pep Guardiola team – it was, in fact, his first training session as a manager.

Yesterday, 14:27

Mauricio Pochettino says he might be interested in managing England one day – but his aim for the foreseeable future is to get Tottenham to the same level as Sunday’s opponents Manchester City.

Yesterday, 07:30

John Simpson wants Middlesex’s County Championship title triumph to be the first of many after they wrenched the crown from Yorkshire in thrilling fashion.

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Yesterday, 12:00

If you didn’t know it already, this part of London has its own, home-grown baroque band, founded in 2002 by a music-loving lawyer called Susan Cooksley

Yesterday, 10:30

New musical from Michael Yale explores the fallout when reality bites the age group with too much choice

Thu, 12:00

All explosions and buckling metal, this “true story of real life heroes” conveys terrifying sense of confusion of BP oil rig disaster

Thu, 10:14

Bridget Galton talks to actor Michelle Collins on typecasting, empty nest syndrome and survival

Wed, 10:10

Bridget Galton talks to Ply Gallery director Daniella Bowyer about their latest exhibition exploring women’s sexuality through self portraits

Tue, 17:00

Zoe Paskett talks to Jack Cooke, author of The Tree Climber’s Guide, about the benefits of free climbing and why it’s ok to get a few bumps and bruises

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