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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The remains of the great Highgate thinker and poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge have been rediscovered in a 17th century wine cellar covered in rubble and dust under St Michael’s Church, in Highgate.

Campaigners against the sell off of Hornsey Town Hall have raised £2,000 for a judicial review of Haringey Council’s decision to allow it to be turned into 146 flats and a hotel.

A previously unpublished John Constable sketch of Hampstead has been sold at auction for £305,000.

It was 25 years ago today that IRA bombers targeted Camden High Street on the busiest day of the week.

A developer has been urged to spare a 200-year-old Georgian villa from the wrecking ball.

The Friends of West Hampstead Library got a welcome anniversary gift when the councillor responsible for libraries told them further library closures would happen “over his dead body.”

The curators of an exhibition celebrating the history of the Suffragettes in Camden are urging people to search their attics.

A developer’s bid to demolish a row of shops has sparked 250 objections and a petition signed by up to 1,000 people.

The last century is rich with history: A Great War; a global depression; the rise, fight against and fall of fascism around the world; the Berlin wall coming down; the creation of a European Union; and the spread of prosperity around the globe.

Eva Gore-Booth, Esther Roper and Mary Macarthur are set to feature.

The fascinating history of the Heath is to be revealed with the Heath and Hampstead Society’s unsuccessful legal challenge forming part of the organisation’s first guided walk of 2018. Society member Thomas Radice offers a preview of what walkers can expect to find out.

Weston and Haringey Parks Residents’ Association writes in response to Haringey Council chiefs’ decision to agree a developer’s plans to restore Hornsey Town Hall and redevelop the site in the heart of Crouch End.

St Stephen’s Church and Hampstead Hill School campaigners are asking the Royal Free Hospital to consider an alternate site for the proposed Pears Building research centre, to avert any damage to the historic building.

Plans to restore a Grade II*-listed building which saw 600 objections from the community have been given the go ahead by Haringey Council planning chiefs.

Campaigners have lost the latest round of their long battle to stop The Richard Steele pub’s upper floors being turned into flats after Camden Council decided in its owner’s favour.

Neighbours have used balloons to highlight their fears of overshadowing sparked by a developer’s bid to build seven storey apartment blocks on their doorsteps.

Live music concerts are to return to Kenwood House next year.

There was the famous tabloid story of a man spotting the face of Jesus in his Kit-Kat.

The life and pioneering work of the first black person to make regular appearances on British TV screens is to be marked with the unveiling of a blue plaque.

North London will fall silent to remember those who have given their lives at war, with events being held across Camden, Haringey and Barnet on Remembrance Sunday (November 12).

Haringey Council has given a ‘cast iron’ guarantee 11 affordable homes will be included in plans to redevelop the area around Hornsey Town Hall.

The developer behind plans to restore Hornsey Town Hall has pledged to invest more than £36million in the Grade II*-listed building and Broadway Annexe.

After years of uncertainty and decay, there is finally an opportunity to guarantee the restoration of Hornsey Town Hall with a proposal to install an arts centre plus new restaurants and cafes for the public to enjoy this amazing building.

As the two and a half minute standing ovation for Jeremy Corbyn’s Brighton speech subsided, delegates were left with much to celebrate and more to ponder.

Sir Ray Davies, frontman of legendary 60s band The Kinks, has attacked plans to redevelop the venue which kickstarted his rise to fame.

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