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TV magician Dynamo made a surprise appearance as part of an “unbeatable” celeb line-up at the Hampstead Christmas Festival.

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Alex Zane, Andy Serkis and Lorraine Ashbourne swith on the lights at the Highgate Christmas Festival. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis treated crowds to a impromptu performance of his best known character after celebrities gathered to switch on Highgate’s Christmas lights.

Paddy Screech at Word On The Water, London's only floating book shop. Picture: Polly Hancock

More than 2,500 protestors have signed a petition to save London’s only floating bookshop from being pushed out by a property company.

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Left to right: Organiser Saba Khan with student Seamus Furey and his mum Annamarie Clancy. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Pupils at a Swiss Cottage special school became sales assistants for an evening during a charity fashion sale.

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Members of the Kentish Cluster group outside Number 10 Downing Street

A new business group hoping to make Kentish Town a hub for London’s startups stressed the importance of “immigration and education” to the prime minister’s business advisor, during a visit to Number 10 Downing Street.

Jasmine (centre, left) and Melissa Hemsley (centre, right) with pupils at Parliament Hill School. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Pupils at a Camden girls school were given a masterclass in healthy eating by two rising cookery stars as part of a charity initiative in memory of a Highgate schoolgirl.

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Ruby Wax will be performing at the JW3. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The Primrose Hill Christmas Festival, the first ever UK Jewish Comedy Festival and a talk with playwright Mike Bartlett are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

Property

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Wallpaper as a concept may have come back into fashion - but that doesn’t mean every design of it is. So if your home is a nightmare of swirly, flowery or textured wallpaper (unless that’s your taste, of course), what can you do about it?

Simon Gerrard

Simon Gerrard, the president of the National Association of Estate Agents shows how you can improve the saleability of your home and protect it over the winter months

Yesterday, 12:12
Copenhagen Rooms, King's Cross

The spread of high-speed and fibreoptic broadband and new laws designed to facilitate flexible working, alongside recent economic woes and the concurrent rise in freelance work and small startups, mean that working from home has never been more common.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Honey bee pollinating a honeysuckle. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

For some time, environmentalists and horticulturists have been urging gardeners to let their grass grow a bit longer, leave at least one area of their garden ‘wild’ and create nooks and crannies in the form of log piles to allow wildlife to flourish.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Michael Raza of David Key, Hampstead branch

As part of the community in which they are based, north London estate agent firm David Key has a strong charitable ethos and work with Langdon, a charity for autistic children, as well as donating a proportion of their bottom line profit to local schools.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Crouch Hill

Crouch Hill, Stroud Green, call it what you will, this pocket of north London is a hidden gem. Nestled between Finsbury Park, Holloway and Crouch End, the area is full of young house sharers, families and a relatively high proportion of social housing tenants, who enjoy the green spaces, sports facilities, friendly pubs and cheap restaurants.

Friday, November 21, 2014
97 St Johns Wood Terrace

A handsome low-built detached villa with garden and off-street parking just off St John’s Wood High Street.

Sport

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Ben Parker scored Belsize Park’s fourth try with the last play of the game as the hosts secured a bonus point in a 28-10 victory against Wasps, which took them up into second place in London North-West Division Three.

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Dan Dimoline's second conversion hit the post as Hampstead unfortunately missed the chance to go ahead in the second half. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead missed out on a fourth consecutive league win and a place in the top four after a poor first-half display condemned them to an 18-15 home defeat against Hammersmith & Fulham in London North-West Division Two.

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Laurent Stephenson (centre) scored UCS Old Boys' opening try. Pic: Paolo Minoli

UCS Old Boys overcame basement boys Old Streetonians 24-14 to earn their first away win of the season and jump two places up the table in London North-West Division Three.

The Ham&High's Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler looks back on Saturday’s trip to Suffolk and the 2-0 defeat away against promotion challengers Leiston.

Christian Eriksen (centre) celebrates his late winner at Hull

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen says he was determined to prove himself against Hull yesterday after being substituted at half-time in his two previous Premier League appearances.

Yesterday, 22:35
Manchester United's Robin Van Persie (left) and Arsenal's Mikel Arteta (right) battle for the ball

Captain Mikel Arteta is adamant that Arsenal’s first home Premier League defeat in more than a year was thoroughly undeserved.

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen (right) celebrates scoring the winner with Jan Vertonghen. Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

Christian Eriksen scored a 90th-minute winner as Tottenham came from behind to win on the road in the Premier League for the second time in a row.

Entertainment

Swedish audiovisual artist Jonna Lee has come up trumps with the year’s most joyously complex pop record.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Neil Young - Storytone

Young offers fans intimate solo and lavishly orchestrated versions of the same songs, with typically mixed results.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Brian Linden Marc Carver and Hope Love in Pentecost

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, David Edgar’s 1990s Iron Curtain Trilogy is staged together for the first time, offering wry, nuanced dramatisation of political and social upheaval.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
wildefire

Roy Williams’ drama takes urgent look at state of Met, says Caroline David.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Amani Zardoe and Hatty Jones. Picture: Max Lacombe

Hatty Jones scored the kind of break most actresses dream of at the age of 10 – the title role in a major movie.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
English musician Argentina vs Croatia

The iconic rocker is dusting off his debut album, Dirk Wears White Sox, for a series of shows this week at Islington Assembly Hall. Here, he explains the unique ethos behind his music that spurred the 1980s’ famous ‘Antmania’.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Flip Webster and Maggie Bourgein, comedy duo Women of an Uncertain Age

Age isn’t something to be feared but to be embraced and laughed at, according to comedy duo Women of an Uncertain Age.

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