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Sarah Brook, Doro Marden, Liz Goodfellow and Phil Cowan continue their work creatiing an edible orchard in Primrose Hill. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Guerrilla gardeners plant edible Primrose Hill orchard

A community orchard bringing home-grown apples, pears, quinces and plumbs to Primrose Hill was planted by “guerrilla gardeners” over the weekend.

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Matthew Baylis

‘Highgate? Sorry it’s full’: Crime novelist tells why he’s jealously guarding the village

Matthew Baylis is a crime novelist whose most recent thriller about terror plots in Haringey, called The Tottenham Outrage, was published in June. The 43-year-old moved from Tottenham to Bishops Road in Highgate three years ago and lives with his wife and son.

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The poet returned to her old school to give poetry workshops at Hampstead School

Poet teaches children to create edible art at Hampstead School

A poet returned to her old school to help children create edible art by writing on flying saucers and fruity mints.

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Ricky Gervais shows off his shoes he donated for charity, saying: These shoes have run around New York, London & LA. Slowly. One careful owner

Hampstead comic Ricky Gervais to sell used running shoes at auction

“Before you abuse, criticise and accuse,” so goes the Joe Smith song, “Better walk a mile in my shoes”.

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University College Hospital

University College Hospital could have lost £200,000 to Muswell Hill woman’s photocopier fraud

A detective has been commended for bringing to justice a hospital worker and a contractor who swindled the NHS.

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Joseph Connolly at Luigi's

Restaurant review: Luigis, Finchley Road

I’ve just been thrown out of a NW3 restaurant. Never happened before. The whole story might be seen to be really rather amusing, in one way, though also it served as a masterclass in how not to run a restaurant, while wilfully alienating a reviewer. I am not now talking about Luigi’s, as the strapline atop this piece might have led you to believe: Luigi’s, that came later.

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The poet returned to her old school to give poetry workshops at Hampstead School

Poet teaches children to create edible art at Hampstead School

A poet returned to her old school to help children create edible art by writing on flying saucers and fruity mints.

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Andrew Marr will be speaking about his new novel. Picture: Doug Peters

Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

An evening with broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr, a tour giving a history of London Zoo’s architecture and the Belsize Festival are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

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Lynda Bellingham at the Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival in 2010. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Former Crouch End and Muswell Hill resident Lynda Bellingham dies after losing cancer fight

Actress and Loose Women presenter Lynda Bellingham, who was battling cancer, died yesterday in her husband’s arms, her agent has confirmed.

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Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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