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Schools dug deep into the history archives for a £9,000 lottery-funded interactive exhibition on the First World War.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, himself a big supporter of independent cinema, has been named the new patron of the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley – London’s oldest cinema.

Highgate School robot Error404 competes in the arena, watched by team member Tom Newton (15).

Highgate School has won an international award at a world robotics championship held in the US.

Jana Harrison at Keats Library. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

A librarian is putting down her books to run the London Marathon for charity after losing relatives to cancer.

Miss Sarah Campbell, Rimon Jewish primary school acting headteacher. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Sarah Campbell may only be 31, but already she has taken on her first headship and led a popular Jewish free primary school through its first Ofsted inspection.

Emma will be in the MasterChef final tonight

This year’s BBC hit show MasterChef has seen a mother-of-four from East Finchley beat other amateur chefs from across the country to reach the finals.

An elderly woman was rushed to hospital.

A 94-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a car in Golders Green.

Louise Berwin with her four-wheel walker. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Louise Berman has no feeling below her left knee but that will not stop her trekking almost 27 miles through the capital this weekend.

Lauderdale House director Katherine Ives with donors who have put money into Lauderdale Transformed, from left Hanka Bednarova, Liz Morris, Katherine Ives, Christoph Schedl, Geoffrey Walker and Catherine Budgett Meakin. Picture: Polly Hancock

Time is running out for a historic house as it enters the final week of its innovative online crowdfunding campaign to secure its future for generations to come.

Crime & Court

Thu, 11:02

Belsize Park has been branded the new “Bronx” after a spate of violent street attacks.

Wed, 16:45
Police are cracking down on moped theft. Picture: Met Police/PA Archive

Police across London joined forces today to crackdown on moped thefts.

Wed, 13:38
Police raided the Yasmina cafe in Kentish Town Road. Picture: Google Streetview

A father and son have been arrested on suspicion of supplying the newly-banned drug khat after police raided a café in Kentish Town.

Health

Fri, 10:07

A policy banning sectioned mental health patients from smoking has come under fire amid complaints it causes unnecessary distress and has left the mentally unwell “with less freedoms than convicts”.

Tue, 16:56
The Whittington Hospital's phone lines have been down for more than 24 hours (Picture: Steve Parson/PA)

Concerned relatives turn up at hospital after switchboard down for more that 24 hours

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Tessa Walker with her award. Picture: Paul Starr

A Whittington Hospital nurse has been recognised at the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards.

Environment

Wed, 17:34

A campaign to give every pub in Hampstead special blanket protection from closure has today been launched by residents and regulars.

Mon, 16:45
Grove Lodge, Admirals Walk

A City financier has bowed to his Hampstead neighbours by withdrawing “inhumane” plans to dig a mega-basement under his landmark Grade II-listed home.

Mon, 10:00
Swain's Lane traders (from left) Kristo Jovani  of Sunny's Carwash, florist Gary Covington, Yani Gjana of Sunny's Carwash, and greengrocer Mickey Shamlain. Picture: Polly Hancock

Independent traders in a crumbling shopping parade due for redevelopment have been served a notice to move out – after more than a decade of fighting plans to demolish their shops.

Politics

Fri, 09:08

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

Thu, 17:23
Ham&High hustings panel, from left: Labour's Tulip Siddiq, Ukip's Magnus Nielsen, chair Geoff Martin, Green Dr Rebecca Johnson, Lib Dem Maajid Nawaz and Conservative Simon Marcus. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Ukip’s parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn revealed he is a natural Liberal Democrat during a sell-out general election hustings organised by the Ham&High last night.

Thu, 11:17
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has a selfie taken as he meets Labour supporters in Ipswich yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour is accusing the Conservatives of planning the biggest spending cuts in any of the world’s advanced economies as the parties again prepare to trade blows on the economy.

Education

12:00

Schools dug deep into the history archives for a £9,000 lottery-funded interactive exhibition on the First World War.

Yesterday, 10:45
Highgate School robot Error404 competes in the arena, watched by team member Tom Newton (15).

Highgate School has won an international award at a world robotics championship held in the US.

Yesterday, 09:00
Miss Sarah Campbell, Rimon Jewish primary school acting headteacher. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Sarah Campbell may only be 31, but already she has taken on her first headship and led a popular Jewish free primary school through its first Ofsted inspection.

Heritage

Friday, April 10, 2015
Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania William Penn

A historic house’s connections to a landmark fight for some of our most basic human rights has been uncovered in full for the first time.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hero German Shepherd Schutzen with John Chandler's son Leslie, eight, and sister Christine, seven, who he saved from the fire. Picture: Alistair Macdonald

It is now a proud Highgate landmark, but beloved Lauderdale House would have burned to the ground long ago had it not been for the actions of one brave pooch.

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