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Mike Read has passed away

Highgate Society president pays tribute to ex-treasurer and golf lover Mike Read

Mike Read, who died this month aged 79, was a very active member of a number of Highgate organisations and well known in the village.

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Alan Dallman, winner of almost everything at the Highgate Horticultural Society Spring Show. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Regular Highgate Horticultural Show winner shares prized gardening secrets

It goes without saying that a man who has won prizes at every Highgate Horticultural Show for the past 20 years might be reluctant to surrender the secrets of his gardening success.

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Phyllis Harper, of Highgate Butchers. Picture: Nigel Sutton

My Highgate: Phyllis Harper of Highgate Butchers on best friend Boyzone singer Stephen Gately

Phyllis Harper has run and lived above Highgate Butchers in Highgate High Street for 39 years. The self-titled “Queen of Highgate” sells locally-sourced grass-fed beef and home-made sausages from her shop, which is considered a Village institution.

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Gemma Gregory and Marie Curie Health Care assistant Elizabeth Goze launch this year's Hampstead Hug campaign in the gardens of the Marie Curie Hospice Lyndhurst Gardens NW3. Picture: Polly Hancock

Made in Chelsea star supports sponsored Hampstead Hug walk on the Heath

A star of TV reality show Made in Chelsea is supporting a sponsored walk on the Heath in aid of Hampstead’s Marie Curie Hospice.

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Deborah Moggagh with Joseph Connolly at the launch party of his new novel Boys&Girls, at Hatchards Piccadilly on 10.04.14.

Daniel Finkelstein and A C Grayling guests at Ham&High food critic’s book launch

Journalist and politician Daniel Finkelstein and philosopher A C Grayling were among more than 100 guests at a prolific Hampstead author’s book launch.

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A dog attacks two swans in a separate incident on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Ron Vester

Two fined after dog-on-dog attack on Hampstead Heath

Owners who use the services of commercial dog walkers have been warned they could find themselves in court if their pet is not kept under control.

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More dogs than ever before are being professionally walked on Hampstead Heath according to the Heath constabulary. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Professional dog walkers flock to Hampstead Heath to avoid £300 licences at Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill

More dogs are being exercised on Hampstead Heath than ever before as professional walkers flock to the green acres following the introduction of licences at other parks.

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Stephen Kovacevich, pianist and conductor, at Burgh House. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Why famous concert pianist Stephen Kovacevich almost abandoned his illustrious career

There was a moment when the world famous concert pianist Stephen Kovacevich felt he just couldn’t play well enough and nearly gave up his career at the age of 32.

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James Ibori

Former Nigerian state governor from Hampstead claims he ‘did not make penny’ in £157million fraud

A former Nigerian state governor who defrauded some of the poorest people in the world out of £157million of public funds may not have to pay back a penny.

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Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

Hampstead mother’s campaign to change law on domestic violence reaches United Nations

A mother’s campaign to scrap a legal time limit that is robbing countless domestic violence victims of justice has been taken to the United Nations.

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Ken Macleod, 70, says he is now receiving excellent care at UCLH after the Ham&High found him in a serious condition waiting for help from district nurses and the council

Pensioner left to rot in Mornington Crescent home now offered sheltered housing

A pensioner who was left unable to walk properly following a failure in his care has now been offered sheltered accommodation by Camden Council.

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Daphne du Maurier

Hampstead and Highgate ‘literati’ defended against snobbery charge from Daphne du Maurier’s son

A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature has rejected claims from the son of Daphne du Maurier that the “literati” of Hampstead and Highgate are guilty of snobbishness towards popular authors.

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The case is taking place at the High Court. File picture: PA Wire

Haringey under fire for trying to block contact between siblings

Haringey Council is once again in the firing line after it was revealed it stopped a group of abused siblings seeing each other - despite a High Court ruling to the contrary.

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Archway Bridge

Son of philosophy professor who fell from Archway Bridge wanted to ‘end his pain, not his life’

The son of a prominent philosophy professor “wanted to end his pain and not his life” when he jumped from Archway Bridge, his family have said at an inquest into his death.

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Camden Town Hall in Judd Street

Camden Council could be fined over data protection blunder

Camden Council could be fined by a government watchdog after officers potentially jeopardised the safety of alleged victims of anti-social behaviour.

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Staff at the Whittington Hospital were said to be 'surprised' when they first learned of Mr Di Giacomo's research paper. Picture: Anthony Devlin

Whittington Hospital nurse accused of fabricating ‘groundbreaking’ research

A Whittington Hospital nurse has been accused of publishing a medical paper, described as “one of the most comprehensive studies in its field”, based on research that never took place.

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Jurassic park: T-Rex to roam on Hampstead Heath with Chapman Brothers dinosaur installation

It is home to countless animals from swans to bats and even the odd wallaby, but now creatures of a more prehistoric nature are coming to Hampstead Heath.

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Jon Seymour. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Lollipop man sacked after ‘racist’ King Kong jibe

A long-serving lollipop man from a Camden primary school has been sacked by the council following allegations he racially abused a council employee.

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Mysterious Highgate explosions solved? local resident Alex Colias found a used flashbang and smoke grenade near the entrance to the tunnel on Parkland Walk. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Mystery of Highgate explosions that go bang in the night is solved

Grenades could be the cause of mystery “explosions” that have baffled residents in Highgate - and they pose a serious threat to a colony of bats roosting in abandoned railway tunnels.

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Samba, one of the poor dogs who has been affected by the mystery intoxication. Picture: Village Vet London/Facebook

Poisoned dogs may have been ‘stoned’ on cannabis on Hampstead Heath

Drugs dumped on Hampstead Heath are thought to have poisoned five dogs that were rushed to a veterinary practice for life-saving treatment after apparently becoming ‘stoned’.

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The tiger cubs get the once over from London Zoo's vets.

It’s a girl - and two boys - for London Zoo’s endangered tiger mum

Keepers have braved sharp claws and feisty personalities to discover the gender of London Zoo’s adorable tiger triplets - today revealing mum Melati has two boys and a girl.

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Cabinet member for children Cllr Angela Mason

26 children in Camden left without primary school place for September

Twenty-six children were left without a primary school place for September after Camden Council made its allocations today.

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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Archibald Knox and the bidding war at a Hampstead auction house

A Hampstead auction house was abuzz with excitement as a furious bidding war saw a prized lot sell for 10 times its estimate.

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Mike Read has passed away

Highgate Society president pays tribute to ex-treasurer and golf lover Mike Read

Mike Read, who died this month aged 79, was a very active member of a number of Highgate organisations and well known in the village.

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Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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