It’s been six months since Sir Keir Starmer won the safe Labour seat of Holborn and St Pancras by a huge majority.

Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society members. From left Amanda Carrara, Chris Currer, Mark Afford, Miriam Levin and Dave Winskill.

The fight for community ownership of Hornsey Town Hall continues, even though the council officially invited bids from developers last week.

Expedition 45 Commander SCOTT KELLY took this selfie photograph during a 7-hour and 16-minute spacewalk. This was the first spacewalk for both Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren; the two will venture outside the International Space Station for the second time on next Friday. Kelly becomes the U.S. astronaut who has lived in space the longest during a single U.S. spaceflight, and on Monday, Nov. 2, the crew celebrates the 15th year of a continuous human presence in space aboard the station. (Credit Image: © NASA/ZUMA Wire)

Young gardeners are preparing for a close encounter of the herbaceous kind when they attempt to grow seeds from outer space.

Yesterday, 17:00
Volunteers plant a new herbaceous border to mark Waterlow Park's 125th anniversary. Picture: Polly Hancock

Volunteers armed with gardening forks and spades replanted a herbaceous border to mark a Highgate park’s 125th anniversary.

Yesterday, 11:00
Bridget Cherry pictured at Hornsey Tower

Bridget Cherry's book, Ivy-Mantled Tower A History of the Church and Churchyard of St Mary Hornsey has been published by The Hornsey Historical Soc. Picture: Nigel Sutton

In telling the story of a long-vanished parish church, architectural historian Bridget Cherry has delved into the heart of what was once Hornsey village.

Yesterday, 10:00
Paul Young, 18, who won the Personal Journey award and was named Inspirational Young Person of the Year at the Camden Youth Awards. Picture: Dieter Perry

Paul Young struggled to cope after suffering mental health problems, being bullied at school, and having to care for his unwell mother.

Fri, 17:29
Crouch End Festival Chorus at St John's Smith Square. Photo: Emily Soppet

The Crouch End Festival Chorus is taking a deep breath and running a 12-hour sponsored singing marathon this Saturday to raise funds for a major recording project.

Fri, 16:48
Flowers on Parkland Walk

Police are investigating after live ammunition was discovered in Parkland Walk.

Squatters at West End Lane

Squatters are currently believed to have barricaded themselves into a former council building in West Hampstead after an eviction order was served.

Fri, 13:00
London Ambulance Service has been recommended for special measures following a CQC report

The London Ambulance Service has been placed into special measures after being slammed by a health watchdog investigation as “inadequate”.

Fri, 11:47
Tulip Siddiq challenged the Prime Minister in the House of Commons

Mothers’ maiden names should be listed on marriage certificates alongside fathers’ names, Hampstead and Kilburn’s MP has told Parliament.

Fri, 09:25
Piers Corbyn, right, with the squatters in West Hampstead and Cllr Lorna Russell

Squatters who have occupied empty former council offices in West Hampstead will appear in court today.

Fri, 08:33
Cllr Sarah Hayward

The leader at Camden Council has warned that the Chancellor’s comprehensive spending review may leave the authority struggling to carry out essential duties and place vulnerable residents at risk.

Fri, 06:30
The youth attacked the women in Parliament Hill

The parents of a woman who was robbed and sexually assaulted on Hampstead Heath stormed out of a courtroom in anger after her 16-year-old attacker was jailed for just one year.

Thu, 17:00
Traders and Highgate Neighbourhood Forum members Jane Wiles, Rachel Allison, Louise Lewis, Allan Rapley and Emine Gokturk  launch Highgate's first live advent calendar. Picture: Nigel Sutton

For adults and children, the suspense of waiting each day to find out what is underneath the window of your advent calendar is one of the joys of the Christmas season.



The power of scent is well-known – it can turn back time, bring back memories and transport us to other worlds in a nanosecond, which probably explains why more and more of us are embracing home fragrances

Yesterday, 09:46
Amelanchier Ballerina. PA Photo/FrankPMatthews Nursery

If you think that you can only plant a tree if you have a large garden, think again. There’s a plethora of trees out there, which are compact, but look amazing as stand-alone features in a small space, providing colour, texture and form to a smaller garden.

Fri, 17:09
A dripping tap. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

In rainy Britain it may not feel like water’s in scarce supply but in fact, even here water is an endangered resource. Here’s how to save water, the planet and your wallet

Fri, 09:54
York stone

The weather at this time of year is terrible for grass, so if you’re doing your garden, you may want to consider a patio. Here’s what to consider before cracking on

Thu, 18:45
Major mortgage lenders have signed up to standardise terms and make borrowing more simple

Mortgage lenders have launched a new drive to simplify how they display their fees, following concerns that people were at risk of paying over the odds due to complex charges.

Thu, 16:02
Gordon House Road, NW5, £715,000

Gospel Oak’s location, steps from the Heath, belies the good value property that can be found in former council housing and small Victorian terraces

Thu, 14:56
Oak Village

A pocket of Victorian terraces, Edwardian mansion blocks and Modernist estates, Gospel Oak is a family-friendly area, which backs on to the famous Parliament Hill Lido and is home to a cluster of some of Camden’s top-performing schools

Wed, 19:54
Property investors will have to pay an additional three per cent in Stamp Duty from April next year

Property investors will have to pay an additional three per cent in Stamp Duty, equating to thousands of pounds more than those buying property to live in in changes announced by George Osborne in the Autumn Statement from April 2016

Wed, 15:57
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury in London for the House of Commons, where he will deliver his joint Autumn Statement and Spending Review

The government will double the equity loan it gives new buyers of new build properties within Greater London to 40 per cent.

Wed, 12:19
Student accommodation by Emrys Architects

The redevelopment for a housing association comprises a contemporary sunken building of eight compact houses set behind a refurbished Edwardian building

Wed, 09:27
Belsize Fire station is rumoured to become luxury flats

Property prices are pushing our most vital services out of central London. If we want to keep living in areas like Camden, we must do something to stop them being priced out

Tue, 20:08
Mick Jagger and Joan Collins both lived in Harley House in Marylebone

Rags to riches stories don’t come much more glamorous than this. A flat in a block originally built for Irish migrants but which became one of the most desirable addresses in London with residents including Mick Jagger and Joan Collins, has come on the market

Tue, 12:00
Harley Road, NW3 £999,999

With Winter on our doorstep, rustic wooden floors are an ever more appealing option- warm, stylish and elegant with a touch of homeliness. These three north London properties get the look right.

Tue, 10:15
Jess Innes, Lettings Manager at C.H. Peppiatt

Moving from North Finchley to Chalk Farm meant dealing wtih a whole new world of property pricing for lettings agent Jess Innes

Mon, 17:08
Coving on the interior of a period property. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

Many period properties, particularly ones built in the 19th and early 20th centuries, originally had coving and cornicing in many of the rooms


Tottenham's Heung-Min Son (left) battles with Pedro at White Hart Lane

Tottenham extended their unbeaten run to 13 Premier League games and maintained their 10-point lead over Chelsea after a goalless draw at White Hart Lane.

Fri, 11:56
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Former Tottenham and Chelsea midfielder Micky Hazard says Blues manager Jose Mourinho has lacked dignity this season and believes the Portuguese could benefit from showing greater humility.



The National Theatre of Brent founder tells Bridget Galton why he likes to stage ‘enormous, impossible’ epics with just a few actors.

Cate Blanchett in Carol. Picture: Wilson Webb/Studio Canal

This adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s autobiographical novel has all the signs of Academy-baiting, but Carol’s small moments, acting and score make for a perfect fit, says Michael Joyce.

Yesterday, 13:00
The choir of Clare College Cambridge. Picture: Nick Rutter

Concerts in Hampstead Parish Church and and the Union Chapel will be performing Handel’s classic work, says Michael Joyce.

Yesterday, 09:00
Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Billy Magnusson in Bridge of Spie. Picture: Jaap Buitendijk/DreamWorks

Another safe offering from Stephen Spielberg is saved by the performances of its two leading stars, says Michael Joyce.

Fri, 16:00
The founders of the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival

The celebrated festival, which is run by three local musicians, is returning for a fourth time, writes Michael White.

Fri, 13:00
Comedian Arthur Smith. Picture: Steve Ullathorne

Zoe Paskett talks to comedian Arthur Smith, who will performing Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen at the festival.

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