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Doris photo and inscription

Italian peasant who harboured escaped prisoner of war from Kentish Town hoping for reunion

An amateur historian is appealing for help in tracing an escaped prisoner of war from Kentish Town – using a photo that was kept for 70 years by an Italian peasant.

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Nic Hindrichsen with residents Tina Gonaridou and Helga Baungartner holding puppets. Picture: Mark Hakansson.

Seaside comes to Highgate Nursing Home at summer fair

The seaside came to Highgate Nursing Home as part of a special summer fair.

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Andrew Mitchell MP with hostess Fiorella Massey and parliamentary candidate Simon Marcus. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The real reason Hampstead receives so many visits from Tory ministers

Take a stroll through Hampstead these past few weeks and you’d be forgiven for thinking the village had become a “Bohemian Grove” retreat for the Tory cabinet.

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Mike Freer. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

MP Mike Freer leaves Eric Pickles team for new government role

Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer has left cabinet minister Eric Pickles’ team for a new role alongside the minister overseeing gay marriage legislation.

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Highgate Horticultural Society secretary Roxane Stirling with a cup that was last presented almost 100 years ago. It was recently given back to the society by a family who had held it for generations. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Photo gallery: Long-lost Highgate Horticultural Society trophy unearthed in time for annual summer show

A long-lost trophy that was last awarded to a Highgate Horticultural Society member almost 100 years ago has been unearthed in an attic hundreds of miles away.

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Scott Hammond, managing director of developers Essential Living

Comment: Swiss Cottage ‘ticks all the boxes for a tall building’

Scott Hammond is managing director of Essential Living, the developers behind plans to demolish 100 Avenue Road and build a 24-storey tower in its place.

Here he writes why Swiss Cottage and Camden residents should support his company’s proposals.

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Professor Orla Gough has died aged 60

Obituary: Hampstead academic Prof Orla Gough had gift for business and friendship

Psychotherapist Marian O’Connor remembers her friend, academic and long-time Hampstead resident Professor Orla Gough.

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National Lottery bosses are urging players in Barnet to check their EuroMillions tickets. Picture: PA/Niall Carson.

EuroMillions lottery winner could be a Ham&High reader

An unclaimed lottery ticket worth £112,000 could belong to a lucky Ham&High reader.

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Planned engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend Tube engineering works close parts of Victoria, Piccadilly, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Overground lines

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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Teachers and clothes-makers Aika Esenalieva and Penny MacInnes open their new children's clothes shop in Archway Road, Highgate selling clothes made on the premises. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Teaching friends open first shop selling vibrant African-inspired children’s clothes in Highgate

Two friends who teamed up to create bold and vibrant children’s clothes from authentic African fabrics have successfully opened their first shop in Highgate.

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The latest plans to redevelop Mansfield Bowling Club went on show on Monday. Picture: Generator Group/Iceni Projects

Latest plans to build homes on historic Mansfield Bowling Club green are ‘improvement’

The latest plans to build flats on a historic bowling green in Dartmouth Park have been described as “an improvement” by the head of a residents’ group fighting the proposals.

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Students from Acland Burghley launch an anthology written by the First Story group at the school. Pictured front are Year 7s, Alex Lutman, Connor Brimelow and Phoenix Bergman. Picture: Polly Hancock

New book exposes ‘genius and madness’ of Acland Burghley School pupils

Travel to somewhere between genius and madness and you’ll find the pupils at Acland Burghley School.

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Simon Briscoe made a Freedom of Information request to uncover the bylaws covering Camden Council park. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Historic Camden park by-laws forbid cattle grazing and beating druggets but visitors can skateboard freely

Visitors to Camden’s parks are free to skateboard as much they like under historic council by-laws – but anyone who bleaches linen or herds cattle in one of the borough’s open spaces could be caught with a fine.

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Haringey has been threatened with legal action

Teaching union threatens legal action after Haringey suspends its rep

Headteachers have been accused of wanting a return to the Soviet era after the borough’s NUT representative was suspended.

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Eliott Diffley

Data stick full of child porn falls out of Kentish Town pervert’s bottom

A data stick full of child porn fell out of a 24-year-old man’s bottom as he was being frisked by police for unrelated reasons.

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Boris Johnson appeared to distance himself from the Swiss Cottage tower development during Mayor's Question Time. Picture: London Assembly.

First victory for Swiss Cottage tower opponents as Boris Johnson says decision ‘up to council’

Campaigners fighting the construction of a 24-storey tower block in Swiss Cottage were handed what could be a major victory yesterday after the Mayor of London said a decision on the scheme “was a matter for Camden Council”.

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Butcher Jack O'Shea will sell foie gras at his new shop in Primrose Hill

‘My foie gras is ethical’, insists new celeb Primrose Hill butcher Jack O’Shea

It’s been top of their “most wanted” list for years, but news that a butcher’s is finally opening in Primrose Hill has not gone down well with all its residents.

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A 30-year-old jogger has been attacked on Hampstead Heath

Woman jogger tells of savage attack on Hampstead Heath – as police launch appeal

A jogger has today spoken of her ordeal after she was savagely beaten in a random attack on Hampstead Heath.

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Squatters who have moved into the former Haringey Magsitrates' Court  have put up a notice warning people of their rights and a letterbox. Picture: Polly Hancock

Squatters move into Haringey Magistrates’ Court in Highgate

Squatters have moved into a derelict former police station and magistrates’ court in Highgate.

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Kay Hurwitz. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Obituary: Viola player and Hampstead Garden Suburb music teacher Kay Hurwitz dies at 94

Viola player and Hampstead Garden Suburb teacher Kay Hurwitz, who has died at the age of 94, has been remembered as a “remarkable woman”.

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Dr Clive Richards

Inquest can’t unwrap mystery of respected doctor’s death in Highgate bike crash

The death of a respected doctor described as “the best dad in the world” has remained a mystery after an inquest failed to reveal how he was knocked off his bike in a crash with a lorry in Highgate.

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Education See all

Students from Acland Burghley launch an anthology written by the First Story group at the school. Pictured front are Year 7s, Alex Lutman, Connor Brimelow and Phoenix Bergman. Picture: Polly Hancock

New book exposes ‘genius and madness’ of Acland Burghley School pupils

Travel to somewhere between genius and madness and you’ll find the pupils at Acland Burghley School.

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High Speed 2 See all

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the government would not support the Double Deck Down 2 design. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

Blow as government refuses to support Camden-backed HS2 Euston station design

Efforts to save hundreds of Camden residents from seeing their homes demolished have been dealt a blow after the government revealed it would not be supporting a community-backed design for the redevelopment of Euston station.

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Obituaries See all

Professor Orla Gough has died aged 60

Obituary: Hampstead academic Prof Orla Gough had gift for business and friendship

Psychotherapist Marian O’Connor remembers her friend, academic and long-time Hampstead resident Professor Orla Gough.

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