Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Mary Wells stands on the stage at Alexandra Palace theatre. Her grandmother, Nancy McMillan, appeared there in the 1920s. Photo: Polly Hancock

The granddaughter has revealed precious mementos as Alexandra Palace plans to restore its theatre, closed to the public for 80 years

Activists Dr Wolfgang Kieran and Chris Roche hand petition to Catherine West MP, who supports their campaign. Photo: Nigel Sutton

Activists say the library must stay in its Grade II-listed building – but Haringey Council’s choice is to move the service to the site of the former Green Man pub on Muswell Hill

Restoration work begins in the theatre at Alexandra Palace. Photo: Polly Hancock

The Park and Palace Trust launch a one million pound fundraising campaign to support the theatre’s restoration.

The Highgate Society celebrates its 50th anniversary at Fair in the Square. Photo: Nigel Sutton

The poweful and committed Highgate Society emerged in 1966, in the early days of motorways, with threats to turn Archway Road into a one-way system, and designs to turn old houses into modern flats.

Skipping with a sister in the garden

Nuns and strong women who shaped the history of a Hampstead school are celebrated with the launch of a new book.

British soldiers negotiating a shell-cratered, winter landscape along the River Somme in late 1916 after the close of the Allied offensive. Picture: PA/EMPICS

A Hampstead author’s new book explores the impact of the Battle of the Somme, on the 100th anniversary of the World War One conflict.

Athlone House designs by SHH architects

The owner of Athlone House is inviting the public to review his plans to restore the historic mansion and gardens standing on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

The Sir Richard Steele pub is an Asset of Community Value

Residents campaigning to save the Sir Richard Steele pub in Belsize Park and stop its upper floors from being turned into flats have won the latest round of their long battle.

Conscientious objector Isaac Goss. Photo courtesy of Philippa Goss

More than 100 roads were singled out by a Hornsey historical society to mark International Conscientious Objectors day on the weekend

The former workshop being demolished at Lauderdale House

Huge changes are afoot at Highgate’s historic Lauderdale House – but there is a still much more to do.

The future of Muswell Hill Library's home since 1931 is in question. Picture: Tony Gay

Muswell Hill Library could be moved out of its listed building on Queens Avenue, according to a new Haringey Council feasibility report.

TFL demonstrates new anti suicide measures for Archway Bridge. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A mock-up of anti-suicide measures due to be installed at a historic bridge was scrutinised by heritage campaigners last week.

Camden Lock Market Middle Yard

Traders at the famous Camden Lock fear being priced out of the market after the owners won planning permission for a £20 million redevelopment of the site.

Barnet Council Holocaust Memorial Day service

Barnet Council marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a service themed ‘Don’t Stand By’.

Dick Weindling and Ed Fordham with one of two Gerry Anderson prototype plaques to commemorate the Thunderbirds creator  Pic credit: Adam Tiernan Thomas

Thunderbirds are go in West Hampstead as fundraising begins in earnest to commemorate its creator with two blue plaques.

Lewis and Chris Freeman at Dunns Bakery Crouch End. Polly Hancock

A dedicated Crouch End baker still rises with the dawn, part of a proud tradition of five generations of one family who have served the craft.

The centenary of the Golders Green Synagogue is being marked with the release of a new book

An author has spoken of her delight at chronicling 100 years since Golders Green Synagogue was founded.

John Joseph has been awarded an MBE

A charity chief from Hampstead says he was honoured to be awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Imelda Staunton who has received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 New Year's Honours List. (Picture: Ian West/PA Wire)

Actress Imelda Staunton has been awarded a CBE in honour of her services to drama in the New Year’s Honours list.

Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society members. From left Amanda Carrara, Chris Currer, Mark Afford, Miriam Levin and Dave Winskill.

The fight for community ownership of Hornsey Town Hall continues, even though the council officially invited bids from developers last week.

Bridget Cherry pictured at Hornsey Tower

Bridget Cherry's book, Ivy-Mantled Tower A History of the Church and Churchyard of St Mary Hornsey has been published by The Hornsey Historical Soc. Picture: Nigel Sutton

In telling the story of a long-vanished parish church, architectural historian Bridget Cherry has delved into the heart of what was once Hornsey village.

Apple Day at Hornsey Vale Community Centre,a combined event between Transition Couch End,Urban Harvest & Hornsey Vale.
Lynne Brackley Chairman of Hornsey Vale Community Centre

The annual event, held last Saturday, invited guests to take part in apply pressing, producing delicious freshly produced juice - an experience often missed out on in the city.

London Passport Map by Yanko Tihov |

Using information from the 2011 census, Yanko Tihov has represented each borough on the map with different non-British passport covers.

Athlone House, taken in 2011. Picture: Michael Hammerson

The owners of historic Athlone House near Hampstead Heath are to take their bid to demolish the mansion to the High Court.

Sir Nigel Gresley with mallard at King's Cross

Thousands of people have called for a duck to be re-instated on a proposed statue of great railway engineer, Sir Nigel Gresley.


The showroom is located in Hayes

After 25 years as a trade-only business, family-run door manufacturers Composite Door Master are set to open their first public showroom in Hayes this weekend.

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