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Yesterday, 18:46

Celtic punk band The Pogues have launched their own brand of Irish whiskey at lead singer Shane McGowan’s favourite Highgate bar.

Yesterday, 16:21
Castlehaven community picnic 25.07.15. From left co-organiser Gavin Frenback and Guilliame from The Fields Beneath with Chair of Castlehave Tony Dunne hand out picnic bags, front row from left Keira (7), JJ (5), Ryan (4), and Qiana (5).

Families enjoyed a rare spell of good weather on Saturday to celebrate the transformation of their local park with a big picnic.

Yesterday, 14:20
Ira Moss from All Dogs Matter with actor Peter Egan, author Jane Fallon, and comedian Ricky Gervais with Monty, a three -month-old labrador looking for a home. Picture: Polly Hancock

Hampstead’s cutest pooches dressed in an array of colourful outfits and vied for prizes at an annual charity dog show supported by animal lover and comedian Ricky Gervais.

Yesterday, 08:30
Traders and residents demonstrate  against the Dog Parlour coming to South End Green. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A veterinary surgeon has joined arms with residents furious over plans to open Hampstead’s next dog spa – saying it could threaten the lives of asthmatics and lead to the high street being blasted with dog hair and skin.

Yesterday, 08:00
Tete a Tete opera festival in King's Cross

Our top five this week includes the world’s largest festival of “new opera”, pre-Edinburgh Fringe comedy and an outdoor cinema.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Headteacher Christine Witham leaves Rhodes Avenue Primary School after 18 years. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A retiring headteacher who has taught thousands of children in her 18 years at the helm of a primary school has been given a jubilant week-long send-off by parents and pupils.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Ivor Dembina, founder of the Hampstead Comedy Club

Ivor Dembina, 64, is a Jewish comedian who founded the Hampstead Comedy Club in 1994. He is the first stand-up comedian to perform a solo comedy show at the Houses of Parliament. He now lives in Croydon but spends much of his time at the club’s home at the The Camden Head in Camden Town.

Property

Yesterday, 18:30

This is an increase of £96 billion since 2008-10 and London has the UK’s highest average property debt at £131,000

Yesterday, 16:02
Wren Avenue, Hampstead, NW2

An ultra-modern 2,555 sqft, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home.

Yesterday, 13:15
Honesty is the best policy when selling a house

Our property expert Simon Gerrard answers your property-related questions.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Window and furniture painted in Tibetan Gold, walls in Spotlight (top) and Citybreak, available from Crown Paints. PA Photo/Handout

Whether it’s citrus bright or soft and pale, yellow can either energise or bring calm to a space

Friday, July 24, 2015
Coppetts Wood Hospital, Muswell Hill, Camelot Property Guardians

You could live in an array of unusual and exciting north London buildings with cheap living costs if you choose to become a property guardian, but do the positives outweight the negatives asks Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Friday, July 24, 2015
Independent estate agents in north London haven’t heard of Boris Johnson’s rental standards scheme

Out of more than ten independent estate agents contacted in north London only two had heard of the London Rental Standard

Friday, July 24, 2015
Make an exotic Pimms with homegrown strawberries and kumquats

West Hampstead’s Balcony Gardener offers her tips for growing a stylish and practical window box full of cocktail ingredients, perfect for summer entertaining and shares her two favourite summer cocktail recipes.

Sport

22 minutes ago

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend could miss the start of the season due to a shoulder injury.

Yesterday, 17:03
Rob Nelson (centre) took 4-19 as Brondesbury completed their victory by bowling Eastcote out for 150. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Brondesbury continued their revival by fighting their way out of a hole to overcome league leaders Eastcote on their own patch and record a second successive victory.

Yesterday, 14:35
Vishal Bhimjiyani struck an unbeaten half-century for South Hampstead. Pic: Max Flego

Title contenders South Hampstead were frustrated in their quest for victory and had to settle for a winning draw for the second weekend in a row – this time against basement boys North London.

Yesterday, 12:28
Opening batsman George Adair struck 88 in Hampstead's successful run chase. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead rose to second place in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League after putting in their “most complete performance of the season” to beat Twickenham at home on Saturday.

Yesterday, 07:00
Hendon boss Gary McCann. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon boss Gary McCann will celebrate 10 years in charge of Hendon with a testimonial match against a QPR XI tomorrow evening – and he will be disappointed if his team fail to beat the Rs.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Theo Walcott celebrates scoring for Arsenal (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Theo Walcott scored the only goal as Arsenal beat Wolfsburg to win the Emirates Cup for the first time in five years - with Petr Cech keeping a clean sheet on his first appearance at his new home.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Jeff Reine-Adelaide of Arsenal in action (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger says he will not send Jeff Reine-Adelaide out on loan this season as the youngster must develop at Arsenal.

Entertainment

Yesterday, 16:04

Wide-eyed kids will love the trickster mouse, says Matt Adams.

Yesterday, 11:10
The beach at JW3. Picture: Blake Ezra

The Hampstead institution’s beach comes complete with deck chairs, paddling pools and in-house food, says Bridget Galton.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Simona Continente

After performing last year in Lili, the performer tells us why she is returning to the Fringe to star in That Woman’s Voice.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Clare Presland sings Carmen at the Proms. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Not only was the event a fundraising success, it was also an artistic triumph, reports Michael White.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Constallations. Picture: Helen Maybanks

Love and physics in a parallel universe proves a winning formula, says Marianka Swain.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Bentley Browning

Anna Behrmann talks to Hampstead resident Bentley Browning ahead of his show, How to stay lonely and keep your Star Wars collection.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Marc Quinn and filmmaker Gerry Fox

A documentary about the artist’s working life shows how he is staying relevant by using new technology such as 3D printing, finds Alex Bellotti.

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