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Thursday, October 18, 2018

As the City of London Corporation (CoLC) consults the public over how to put a radical 10-year “Heath Vision” plan into action, the Heath and Hampstead Society’s John Beyer has emphasised the need to make the Heath accessible to groups who don’t take advantage of it at present.

A rainy Sunday failed to put any snouts out of joint as a band of determined Schnauzer-owners and their four-legged friends took to the Heath last weekend.

Haringey is “prostituting” Finsbury Park out for Wireless Festival and should scrap the event, neighbours argued at a licensing sub-committee meeting last night.

A Hampstead school has scrapped a pilot project that saw commercial helicopters landing on its playing fields after neighbours complained it was causing “quite a riot”.

Neighbours are in a spin over UCS Hampstead’s unusual decision to allow a commercial helicopter firm to use its playing fields as a landing pad.

Nearly 500 people turned out on a warm autumnal afternoon on Hampstead Heath to vie to be crowned a champion conker player.

A Muswell Hill building site has been abandoned for nearly two months after the builders went “AWOL”.

Competitors will be hoping for a clean strike as the UK’s largest annual conker championships return to the Heath on Sunday.

As autumn progresses, leaves commence their annual tumble to the ground, transforming the Heath with impressive hues, tones and shades once again.

Alexandra Palace’s theatre has a long history. Unfortunately for lovers of the stage, though, this history is mostly one of dereliction.

Hampstead artist Dee Maclean has created a highly topical exhibition inspired by ecological work at the Hampstead Heath Ponds.

Highgate Cemetery bosses have launched a public consultation on it’s future development plan as it looks to balance sustainability with its continuing tourist appeal.

Two rogue swans rapidly regretted the decision to land on the Hampstead Heath ponds when the resident swan family chased them off the water and left them “a bit battered” on a grass verge.

Camden’s planners have recommended approving the controversial building of an eruv – a Jewish boundary that allows for several exceptions to Shabbat laws – around the borough.

“Today’s ruling [...] focuses on procedure rather than the merits of the scheme.”

Campaigners from Greenpeace staged a protest outside the Camden High Street Marks and Spencer on Saturday to urge the high street giant to crack down on its use of single-use plastic.

The summer heatwave was a boon for Hampstead Heath charity Heath Hands.

The Friends of Parkland Walk hold their first ever nature day this weekend, complete with bee experts and butterfly spotting.

Hitchcock’s horror classic The Birds features householders boarding up their windows to protect themselves from birds. Of course, they’re forgetting about woodpeckers, a mistake you should never make.

A blue badge holding Hampstead pensioner with a spinal injury fears says she will be priced out of driving her car when the new ULEZ zone is extended next year.

The seventh Pup Aid event in Primrose Hill was a resounding success this weekend.

A traditional Japanese pastime is making the long journey to Queen’s Wood in Highgate next week.

Hampstead Heath’s butterfly population has been the big winner during this summer’s heatwave, says the City of London Corporation (CoLC).

If you’ve been enjoying Hampstead Heath this summer, you may have come across an unusual slab of concrete amongst the greenery.

It’s unlikely anyone testing the water at Hampstead Heath’s many ponds expected their checks for bugs like E.coli would ever become part of a performance art project.

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