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A group of Haringey carers enjoyed a trip to Sorbet beauty salon. Pictured centre carer Ruth Hutchinson sits down for a manicure. Photo: Polly Hancock

Haringey carers were treated to a manicure and some much-deserved care and attention as a Valentine’s present.

Yesterday, 00:01
An international poker player is locked in a row with his Highgate neighbour over a driveway. Picture: Nigel Sutton

An international gambler is locked in a row with his Highgate neighbour because his driveway belongs to the house next door – meaning he can’t legally access his own home.

Fri, 19:03
Thieves have been stealing post in the Frognal and Fitzjohns area of Hampstead

A gang has been stealing private school bills from doormats in Hampstead and doctoring them to make unwitting parents pay thousands of pounds into the fraudsters’ accounts, police have warned.

Fri, 17:26
The Magdala. Picture: Polly Hancock

Hampstead’s world famous Magdala pub has closed its doors as its current landlords say they have been “unable to agree terms and conditions” on the lease with the company that owns it.

Fri, 16:37
Michael Otshudi, of Highgate, has been jailed for violent disorder

A 37-year-old from Highgate Village has been jailed after a man was shot at a wake for trying to break up a fight.

Fri, 13:31
Jonny (left) and Ruth Tamir (right) with Noam (centre)

A Belsize Park father has spoken of his pride after his son donated 61 per cent of his liver to save his life.

Fri, 12:56
Hodaya Mason (left) and Maryam (right) at an interfaith cultural exchange visit between the London Islamic Cultural Society at Haringey Mosque and Muswell Hill Synagogue

Muslim and Jewish women and girls came together to learn from one another’s culture and religion, with high hopes of kick-starting joint initiatives to help the refugee crisis.

Fri, 12:48
A  fire at a sheltered housing block in Belsize Park was apparently caused by a cigarette which had not been properly extinguished

A partially sighted man was led to safety by firefighters after a fire broke out in a sheltered housing block in Belsize Park yesterday evening.

Fri, 12:46
New Acland Burghley headteacher Nicholas John

A school slammed by education watchdog Ofsted more than two years ago has been visited by inspectors again this week.

Fri, 12:46
Andrew Marr (Picture: Nigel Sutton)

Primrose Hill journalist Andrew Marr has reacted to news that The Independent is to stop printing.

Fri, 12:35
Image of proposed development from Archway Apartments Ltd

A fracas broke out in the aftermath of a key planning decision after alleged anti-Semitic abuse was aimed at developers.

Fri, 12:09
Abdul Rahim Sowe has been jailed for 18 years    photo: Metropolitan Police

A teenager who attacked and robbed a good Samaritan as she provided directions before going on to bottle and stab a stranger in an off-licence, leaving him in a coma, has been jailed.

Fri, 08:00
Richard Webber, Rachel Allison and Simon Briscoe celebrate after TFL announced plans to move the 271 bus terminus  from South Grove to North Road. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Highgate could soon have a thriving village centre where “cafe culture” is king if plans to move the loathed 271 bus terminus are pushed through, residents have suggested.

Thu, 16:24
Cllr Theo Blackwell, Camden's Chief of Finance, says Camden will lose out to local authorities in the wealthy home counties on a £300 government 'Superfund@ designed to soften the impact of the cuts

Camden Labour say they are set to lose out on a £300 million government “superfund” designed to soften the impact of the cuts, whilst local authorities in the leafy home counties will benefit the most.

Thu, 15:11
Police are investigating attempted child abductions

A man will appear in court following allegations that he approached a number of schoolchildren in Hornsey and attempted to convince them he was a police officer.

Property

09:02
The Pink Heart Marquee Light, £125, available from bhs.co.uk. PA Photo/Handout

There’s a lot to be said for opting to stay in on February 14. It’s more private and intimate; you won’t be rushed or disturbed; you can take your time, do things on your terms, and setting the scene can be easily achieved with a few amorous additions.

Yesterday, 11:33
Peony Red Charm, available from Claire Austin. PA Photo/Handout

So, what to get your green-fingered loved one on Valentine’s Day? Of course, the classic gift is a dozen red roses, but there are many more tokens which will last much longer...

Fri, 18:19
The pleated roof brings a graphic feel to the modern extension

As we’re in the grip of awards season, perhaps the award for home extension that shouldn’t work as well as it does could go to the aptly named Folds House in Crouch End.

Fri, 11:35
Singles dream of a room of ones own, away from messy housemates in shared accomodation

Camden is one of the least affordable places in the UK in which to buy property alone. So what’s a singleton itching to get a foot on the property ladder to do? Here are the options.

Thu, 13:22
Westwood, Winnington Road, N2, £18,950,000

Property in Hampstead Garden Suburb ranges from small Arts & Crafts cottages to large detached mansions with pools, gyms and every imaginable luxury appliance.

Thu, 11:10
Waterlow Court

Once home to grazing elephants, Hampstead Garden Suburb is nowadays one of London’s most exclusive areas full of green spaces and Arts & Crafts architecture.

Wed, 17:26
Open plan living and dining area

A raft of former industrial sites across north London are being converted into high end contemporary apartment blocks, turning the professional personal in one fell swoop.

Wed, 12:44
Camden has the lowest loan-to-income ratio for owner occupiers in London

New research suggests that Camden homeowners are among the best insulated against interest rate rises and have some of the most manageable housing debt in the country thanks to greater average age and wealth of owner occupiers.

Tue, 19:31
The government wants to force councils to sell off empty homes to compensate for budget cuts

Camden council has revealed the number of empty homes in the borough in response to a government call for greater transparency

Tue, 11:33
An annex is certainly an asset when it comes to buying a house

Having that extra bit of space has never been more valuable in north London. Whether it’s being able to keep teenage children or elderly relatives close by, or having a private place to work from home, an annex is the ideal space solution.

Mon, 18:10
Natalie Churchman, Assistant Sales Manager, Hamptons International Muswell Hill

Natalie Churchman of Hamptons International Muswell Hill loves urban village life, Hornsey-style

Mon, 10:50
Wall Hall Mansion, Wall Hall Drive, Aldenham, WD25

Wall Hall in Aldenham boasts an illustrious history. In 1910 it was purchased by American banker John Pierpont Morgan, son of the founder of JP Morgan. Following Morgan’s death in 1942, the estate was procured by the Hertfordshire County Council and was used as a national teacher-training college.

Sunday, February 7, 2016
A sink with an old fashioned style tap. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

You don’t need to spend a fortune to get good taps, but it can be a false economy to buy cheap ones. Here’s what you should consider when choosing

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Potatoes are a relatively easy crop to grow but there are a few common problems that should be avoided. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

If you’re already ‘chitting’ your seed potatoes and waiting for those valuable shoots to appear on the tubers before planting out, be aware that this process may be the least of your worries.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Natural light from floor to ceiling windows softens the exposed concrete surfaces

“Modernity without austerity” is how Deyan Sudjic, director of London’s Design Museum, describes Alfred Munkenbeck’s signature style in his understated foreword to the Munkenbeck + Partners website.

Sport

07:15
Ngolo Kante of Leicester City (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he has been tracking the progress of Leicester midfielder for many years.

Yesterday, 07:45
Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista celebrates scoring (John Walton/PA Wire)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says defender Gabriel is still struggling to grasp the English language.

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Yesterday, 14:26
Cheeky burgers

Bacon jam and the peanut butter-based Elvis burger are among the offerings at a pop up outside the Duke of Hamilton, street food guru Richard Johnson tells Bridget Galton.

Yesterday, 10:26

Alison Oldham ventures down to a Primrose Hill gallery to view the latest addition to Hold’s Nightview series.

Fri, 17:04
Former MP and celebrated actress Glenda Jackson will make her return to the stage playing King Lear at the Old Vic

Former Hampstead and Kilburn MP Glenda Jackson is set to return to the stage playing King Lear, one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles, best known for his descent into madness ‘on the Heath’.

Fri, 13:26
Smoke & Mirrors. Picture: Paul Trachtman

Ahead of the show Smoke and Mirrors at Jacksons Lane, Cohdi Harrell from New Mexico-based duo Ricochet tells Bridget Galton about how they’re exploring the isolation evoked by American capitalism .

Fri, 09:26
Super Sunday. Picture: Peter Hellman

Festival programmer Leila Jones tells Bridget Galton about the thrilling three week programme of physical skill and cutting edge contemporary performance.

Thu, 17:26
Deadpool. Picture: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Its decision to break the fourth wall could backfire, but Marvel’s latest is a welcome apology for 2015’s awful Fantastic Four, says Michael Joyce.

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