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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.

Camden Council has approved a tax hike for residents but also confirmed they will be paying for more police on the borough’s streets, during a heated council meeting on Tuesday.

The Liberal Democrats lost a fight over how Haringey spends its money last night as outgoing leader Claire Kober and her Labour councillors voted for a three per cent council tax hike.

A West Hampstead Labour councillor believes a culture change is necessary after he spoke out about “obsessional Jew-baiting and Israel bashing” in the Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party.

A fire engine was left marooned for nine hours at East Finchley Allotment, home to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s vegetable patch, after it responded to a fire on Thursday morning.

The Friends of West Hampstead Library got a welcome anniversary gift when the councillor responsible for libraries told them further library closures would happen “over his dead body.”

In the past year, we have seen a swelling of outrage to push for true equality for women across a wide range of industries.

The problems include a broken intercom which meant one resident in Maida Vale wasn’t able to get his medication delivered.

Outgoing Haringey Council leader Claire Kober has said she has few regrets over the controversial £2billion housing plans which sparked protest across the borough.

The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, paid a special visit to Hampstead on Friday to visit the grave of famous Irish suffragette Eva Gore-Booth.

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

“Why on earth am I still banging on about Brexit?”

Multi-million pound plans to regenerate Haringey are in doubt after leader Claire Kober said she will quit the council.

The Labour Party’s national executive committee (NEC), including leader Jeremy Corbyn, have voted to ask Haringey Council to stop the controversial Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV).

Three more councillors have pulled out of the race to be selected as candidates in next year’s local elections, blaming ‘poisonous’ and ‘factional’ politics within the local Labour Party.

A Labour councillor has called for an inquiry after council homes in St. John’s Wood were transferred to a private company.

First time buyers will benefit from not having to pay stamp duty on homes costing £300,000 or less, the chancellor has announced.

Highgate’s Liberal Democrat councillor Liz Morris responds to the recent attack on Gail’s bakery.

A separate assembly body being set up in response to Brexit was one of the ideas discussed at an Extraordinary Camden Council meeting on Monday.

As the two and a half minute standing ovation for Jeremy Corbyn’s Brighton speech subsided, delegates were left with much to celebrate and more to ponder.

Neighbours fear for the future of a popular Tufnell Park pub after a scrawled notice announced it would be “closed until further notice”.

A Labour led council has dismissed Jeremy Corbyn’s calls for tenants to vote on whether or not their homes should be redeveloped.

A woman whose household have had three cars damaged in crashes outside their East Finchley home has called for urgent speed control measures.

None of the 146 new homes planned for the site of a listed building’s £29m restoration should be affordable, a report has recommended.

In this week’s Ham&High we spoke to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels actor Vas Blackwood told us about his life, loves and respect for former Labour leader Michael Foot.


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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