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Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

In the week of the Carabao Cup final read our series detailing previous Arsenal League Cup finals by talking to the people who were there. We spoke to Gunners legend Bob Wilson who kindly shared his memories of one of the biggest giantkilling acts in the history of English football as third division Swindon Town upset the odds by beating the North Londoners 3-1 in the 1969 Wembley showpiece.

A start-up that delivers diesel door-to-door across the capital is ramping up its mission to wipe out London’s filling stations – by offering petrol, biofuel and electric charge as well.

A landlord has helped a homeless family of four to get back on their feet by throwing open the doors to his £2,000 a month Camden flat to them for free.

Laurence Lameche, who now runs a property business but was formerly homeless himself, is looking for a single person, couple or family in need of somewhere to stay during the festive period

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

Crouch End community campaigner Sue Hessel has compiled a moving testament to wartime decency by publishing her uncle’s letters home to his beloved family

An escaped parrot has been reunited with its owner after landing on a man at the gym.

Top authors protested with angry parents on Saturday in a bid to save children’s librarians.

It can cook meat, melt clothing and has been used in a spiralling number of crimes across London. The Ham&High investigates how easy it is to buy lethal acids online

The gradual deterioration of world order over the last 18 months has taken its toll on many of us, but not Stanley Johnson.

Home-tech doesn’t have to be all substance and no style. Find out the best high-tech products for you home here.

In a much needed re-evaluation of Modernist architecture, Ornament is Crime celebrates the enduring architectural legacy of the last century. Frankie Crossley speaks to co-author Matt Gibberd.

Birdwatcher Bill Oddie on his weird, wacky and wonderful garden full of Disney memorabilia, gorillas and black magic

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After over 50 years in the acting industry, and a decade of unprecedented success delivering outstanding part-time performing arts tuition at her weekend Academies across the country, Pauline Quirke returns to her roots to create even more opportunities for young performers in North London.

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