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Friday, April 10, 2015

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.

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.

The Tiger Mahatma, who lived in West Hampstead

Historians Marianne Colloms and Dick Weindling write about the holy man who lived in West Hampstead and surrounding himself with a cult of adoring women:

The ghost of Nell Gwynn saved Lauderdale House warden Peter Gallagher from a terrifying evil spirit on the rampage. Picture: Dieter Perry

The warden of Lauderdale House has told of a terrifying night 17 years ago when a rampaging ghost burst into his bedroom at the mansion.

Perico Rodriguez at Freedom from Torture (in the healing garden at the centre). Picture: Polly Hancock

Six days after a military coup saw the overthrow of the 1976 Argentinian government, police under the new dictatorship arrived at the home of Perico Rodriguez.

Staff, volunteers and board members are asking for your help to raise £125,000 to restore the galleries. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The tireless efforts of a small team of staff and volunteers have already raised an extraordinary £1.8million towards securing the future of historic Lauderdale House for generations to come.

The group at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park in the Somme. Picture: Erica Spurrier/Equity

A curtain was drawn on an era when 111-year-old Harry Patch drew his last breath in 2009.

The revitalised East Court of Alexandra Palace as it could look in a few years.

On the eve of the decision on plans for the overhaul of the East Court of Alexandra Palace, we take a look at the grand vision that could soon become reality.

Reporter Beth Wyatt at the grave of her great-great uncle Sidney Stone, in the Somme. Picture: Erica Spurrier/Equity

As a former history student and the co-ordinator of my team’s First World War centenary coverage, I jumped at the chance to go on the tour.

Teacher Joshua Alford and pupils Raul Simmons-Perez, 16, and Nico Zavrou Blackstock, 16, from East Barnet School, Barnet, with their clay figures. Picture: Erica Spurrier/Equity

After visiting eight cemeteries and memorials, one museum and a commemorative workshop, our tour came to an end.

Founder Selma James outside the old Women's Centre

A trailblazing women’s centre that began life in a squat near Euston station is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The group at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park in the Somme. Picture: Erica Spurrier/Equity

On July 1 1916, thousands of soldiers walked across to German lines on the Western Front and began their assaults, confident their enemy had been weakened by a week-long bombardment of 1.6 million shells.

The British ambassador to Belgium, Alison Rose (centre), with the soldiers and pupils at the Menin Gate before the ceremony. Picture: Erica Spurrier/Equity

The fate of British deserters and the stories which lie behind every war grave were among topics considered by the students yesterday.

A British soldier paying his respects at the grave of a comrade. Picture: PA

Sixteen million deaths, 20 million wounded, six million missing. These are the cold, stark facts of the Great War, the world’s first truly modern conflict.

Controversial: Plan would open up colonnades in Palace's East Wing

Managers at Alexandra Palace have defended plans to refurbish the former BBC studios and Victorian theatre in the building’s crumbling east wing after conservationists said the scheme would cause “irrevocable” to damage its historic character.

Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis with students at La Sainte Union. Picture Dieter Perry.

Survivors have marked this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by attending community events across Camden, Barnet and Haringey.

Lily Ebert and great-granddaughter Orli Forman. Lily wears the gold pendant from her mother that was smuggled in and out of Auschwitz. Picture: VisMedia

Watch the following video to hear from two survivors on the importance of remembering what happened at Auschwitz and at concentration camps around Europe during the Holocaust.

Borne by Guardsmen, the coffin of Sir Winston Churchill leaves St. Paul's Cathedral, London, after his funeral.

The last military operation planned and undertaken by wartime hero Sir Winston Churchill is remembered this week, with Saturday marking 50 years since his death.

Ivy House. Picture: Will Curtis.

The historic home of the London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC) has been put on the market with a starting price of £6.25million.

A German V2 rocket

In the final months of the Second World War, a desperate Nazi regime had transformed an affluent Dutch town on the coast of the North Sea into a launching pad for what became one of Hitler’s last throws of the dice.

Peggy Bettinson. Picture: boxinghistory.org.uk.

Blogger Sam Perrin unearths the colourful history of a man who transformed the sport from the ringside into a noble art appreciated by gentlemen.

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.

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.

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.

EastEnders actor John Altman, who stared in The Who's 1979 film Quadrophenia, the band's manager Bill Curbishley and singer Dave Berry at the plaque unveiling

They were the band that defined a generation with the incredible energy of their live shows and some of the greatest guitar riffs of all time.

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