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Ian Aitken, the distinguished former political editor of the Guardian who lived most of his life in Highgate, has died aged 90.

A politician being chased out of Sicily by the mafia isn’t unheard of. However there’s not many politicians in Camden who have shared new Conservative leader Gio Spinella’s experience in Palermo.

Sheldon Harnick is best known for penning the lyrics to Fiddler on the Roof, but the 93-year-old collaborated with composer Jerry Bock on another Broadway musical about a Jewish family with five offspring

The Boxing Day Football Quiz

Monday, December 25, 2017

We could have come up with a snappier title, but the creativity is starting to wane at this time of year

It was thanks to the Nazis that a statue to Sigmund Freud ended up in Swiss Cottage. Now a group of supporters, including the family of sculptor Oscar Nemon, are casting a copy for the Austrian capital

The 58-year-old Gospel Oak tech investor ditched corporate life for an art career, exhibiting in New York, Las Vegas, and at London’s Saatchi and Hix galleries

The new gallery features high ceilings and an abundance of natural light, the perfect space for showcasing fireside, outdoor living and architectural products

Marc Chagall’s scenes from Shakespeare’s The Tempest can be seen at A Farewell To Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero at the gallery in Boundary Road

It’s the 1950s and a New York hotel room is being occupied by Albert Einstein...

Producer Katy Lipson tells Zoe Paskett about the 50th anniversary production of Hair: The Musical and its legacy, and following in Sonia Friedman’s footsteps

The four times Grammy winner will be joined by 180 young musicians and circus performers from around the globe at the Roundhouse

The Arsenal Q&A is back – this week we have the very excellent Kurtis Powers – New York City’s biggest Gooner. Read on for more, including a memorable day beating Spurs...

Your guide to all the things to do in St John’s Wood, including the best shops, cafes, restaurants and schools.

Maurice Melzak began his career as a researcher for the naturalist David Attenborough and went on to dedicate his life to the natural world.

Over 25 independent teachers showcase their subjects at free fair this Saturday September 9

Jean M Gardiner has been painting the Heath and its surroundings for over six decades

The St John’s Wood pianist plays Debussy, Beethoven, Schumann at Henrietta Barnett School in September

Muswell Hill’s Edgar-Jones is in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel

Hampstead’s Sweetpea Slight talks about her memoir recalling two eventful decades working for West End theatre impresario Thelma Holt.

A crowdfunding campaign raising money for an elevated park has been backed by the Mayor of London.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England has urged London’s councils to build upwards rather than destroy the capital’s much loved green spaces

Bridget Galton talks to Brendan Gleeson about playing a role inspired by a squatter on the Heath

Despite widespread fears that art education is in decline, students at Highgate School have shown that there is plenty of appetite for the subject after a stellar exhibition.

Plans have been announced to create a 60-foot-wide, half-mile-long park on a disused stretch of railway between Camden Town and King’s Cross.

Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane Russell Tovey star in Tony Kushner’s flawed state of the nation masterpiece, which proves a prescient play for our troubled times


Melange, with locations in Barnet and Crouch End, has opened a third in Belsize Park. Here co-owner Justina Markauskaite talks about removing the borders between cuisines and why they put family at the centre of everything they do

Toni Krok, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, has set up a charity to help people living with the condition and their families adjust to the challenges it brings.

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