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This year’s Remembrance Day will see a remarkable multi-faith ceremony bring together the Highgate community to remember the horrors of the First World War on the centenary of its conclusion.

When Acland Burghley schoolteachers Celia Greenwood and Teresa Noble were hopefully asking around Camden for a space to hold arts classes back in 1978, they hardly imagined the impact their charity would have on the local community.

Primrose Hill schoolchildren are desperate for help uncovering the secrets of their local war memorial.

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

Passengers at Alexandra Palace station got a welcome surprise earlier today, when the world’s most famous steam engine, the Flying Scotsman 60103, passed through.

As the 1960s drew to a close a group of Camden women were in the vanguard of the fight for gender equality. Sam Volpe spoke to members of the Belsize Lane Women’s Liberation Workshop about their remarkable deeds.

The Belsize Lane Womens’ Liberation Workshop have been integral to the feminist movement in Camden and beyond since 1969.

Leading psychoanalyst Anne-Marie Sandler, who died in July at 92, was more than just a towering figure in her field.

Pub landlord, social housing reformer and missionary priest: Somers Town’s Father Basil Jellicoe packed a lot into his short life. Ahead of a talk at Camden’s local studies centre, Paul Shaw gives us the lowdown on a remarkable campaigner and people’s champion.

This weekend, TfL is celebrating the half-century of the Victoria line. Ahead of that celebration, we spoke to the transport body’s former heritage chief, Mike Ashworth, for the lowdown on its origins.

Plans to demolish and relocate a Grade II-listed swimming pool in Hampstead have drawn the ire of residents of the adjacent Schreiber House – along with campaigners from the 20th Century Society.

As work continues up on the scaffolding at St Augustine’s Church in Highgate, Harry Taylor speaks to the two people tasked with giving the sculptures of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, St John and Jerusalem a clean for the first time in half a century – and the parishioner behind the work

The Sigmund Freud statue that sits proudly on the corner of Belsize Lane and Fitzjohn’s Avenue in Hampstead is well-known.

In the dying days of feudal Japan, 14 student samurai from the southern Japanese province of Satsuma (now Kagoshima) came to Camden to study at UCL. Four others went to colleges around the country.

“Trying to think of a joke becomes part of your everyday life.”

Last Wednesday marked the 90th anniversary of Kenwood House’s opening to the public in 1928. But the iconic stately home on the edge of Hampstead Heath is more than four centuries old. Joe Graber delves into its past.

People in Hampstead Garden Suburb are up in arms about the proposed expansion of the historic Henrietta Barnett School – six years after the last one.

The annual Highgate Festival begins today (Thu) and runs until Tuesday, July 10, with a gamut of events planned.

Since Haringey passed the keys of Hornsey Town Hall to FEC in May there have been few signs that much has changed.

Cyclists from Crouch End, South Hampstead and Childs Hill cycled 600 miles from Berlin to London to retrace the steps of 10,000 Jewish children rescued by the Kindertransport initiative in the 1930s.

In 1792 Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman while living in Camden and, in the years since, the borough has been a hotbed of feminist activity.

Adam Solomons speaks to those commemorating the German philosopher.

Hampstead conservationists fear a half-acre portion of the Heath could get built on if it falls into the wrong hands at a controversial auction on Monday.

This year’s Hampstead Summer Festival will again feature the “Picture the Heath” painting competition.

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