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The superintendent of Hampstead Heath said he was pleased the outcome of the dams project judicial review has provided “clarity” – and he insisted it will “enhance” the landscape.

Members of the Heath swimming associations outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: Polly Hancock

Opponents of the Hampstead Heath dams project insist the fight is not over after losing their High Court challenge - and are set to lobby the environment secretary and Camden Council.

Members of the Heath swimming associations outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: Polly Hancock

The Heath and Hampstead Society has lost its High Court battle against the controversial £15million ponds project.

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Sophia Parvizi Wayne and Amber Van Dam campaign for mental health classes to be made compulsory in all schools. Picture: Polly Hancock

Two schoolgirls fighting to have mental health taught as part of the national curriculum have succeeded in their campaign.

Lorraine Chase and Peter Egan with Ira Moss (left) from charity All Dogs Matter at Burgh House 23.11.14. with the cake donated by supporter Ricky Gervais.

It was a busy day for dog rescue charity All Dogs Matter on Sunday.

Hillcrest residents stand united against the proposed development of their treasured estate. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Residents of a treasured Highgate estate have accused a “shameful and incompetent” Haringey Council of lying to them over plans to build more housing – after unearthing a hidden report suggesting that their homes could be demolished.

David Kitchen, chair of SEGA, and Prof. David Ketterer at the Pond St entrance to

It’s a “rather grim” alleyway that serves as a little else but a store for rubbish and recycling.

Members of the Heath swimming associations outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Eve Featherstone from the Kendwood Ladies Pond Association. Picture: Polly Hancock

A High Court judge is set to deliver her judicial review verdict on the Hampstead Heath ponds project today.

Crime & Court

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The superintendent of Hampstead Heath said he was pleased the outcome of the dams project judicial review has provided “clarity” – and he insisted it will “enhance” the landscape.

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Members of the Heath swimming associations outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: Polly Hancock

Opponents of the Hampstead Heath dams project insist the fight is not over after losing their High Court challenge - and are set to lobby the environment secretary and Camden Council.

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Members of the Heath swimming associations outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: Polly Hancock

The Heath and Hampstead Society has lost its High Court battle against the controversial £15million ponds project.

Health

Yesterday, 10:00

Plans to build a £42million research centre for the Royal Free in the heart of Hampstead have been criticised by the area’s most influential heritage group, with the hospital site described as “grossly overdeveloped”.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Professor Stephen Powis, medical director of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Stephen Powis, medical director of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, explains why the hospital believes its plans to construct a pioneering new research institute will bring huge benefits to local patients.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Peter Holboll

A young mother who leapt out of a window with her baby to escape a blaze sparked by schizophrenic killer Peter Holboll, says she cannot believe the fatal incident was “allowed to happen” in this country.

Environment

Wed, 12:43
The 2m-long hissing corn snake was found lurking in a recycling box outside a West Hampstead home

A resident in West Hampstead opened their front door on Monday morning to find a two metre-long snake in their recycling box.

Wed, 11:37
A torrent of water gushes out from underneath collapsed tarmac in Wells Rise

Residents were left wading through a torrent of water over the weekend after a huge water pipe burst, flooding the street and causing the road to collapse.

Politics

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Haringey Council has been criticised for spending £61,000 “defending the indefensible”.

Yesterday, 14:00
Lyn Brown MP

The threat of closure hanging over six Barnet libraries - including Childs Hill and East Finchley - has been raised in Parliament.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Camden School for Girls pupil Hannah Morris, 15, speaks in the House of Commons

A Gospel Oak schoolgirl became one of the youngest people ever to make a speech in the House of Commons as members of the UK Youth Parliament held their annual debate in Westminster last Friday.

Education

Two schoolgirls fighting to have mental health taught as part of the national curriculum have succeeded in their campaign.

Yesterday, 07:30
Mark Beard, headteacher of University College School in Hampstead, where shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt was a pupil. Picture: Dieter Perry

Hampstead and Highgate’s private school leaders have united against Labour’s plans to revoke tax breaks for independent schools if they don’t support the state sector – after the head of the shadow education secretary’s old school accused the MP of “offensive bigotry”.

Wed, 14:30
Acland Burghley executive headteacher Sue Higgins

The behaviour of pupils at a secondary school hit with a scathing Ofsted report last year has been “transformed,” according to inspectors.

Heritage

It’s a “rather grim” alleyway that serves as a little else but a store for rubbish and recycling.

Wed, 13:10
The refurbishment plans for the Victorian theatre and BBC studios at Alexandra Palace have been finalised.

Final detailed plans to repair and refurbish the entire eastern end of Alexandra Palace, home to a Victorian theatre and the BBC studios that first broadcast high-definition television, have at last been submitted to Haringey Council.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Memories of 1914-1918 a show devised and performed by Lee Montague and friends in support of Keats Library Michael Palin pictured with Lee Montague and Robert Powell

Tales of local life during the First World War helped to light up a star-studded Remembrance event.

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