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We will bring you the latest updates from north London and the response of the authorities to the coronavirus crisis.

With the closure of venues the livelihoods of thousands of artists and entertainers has been affected. Here’s how some familiar faces from the comedy circuit have adapted to lockdown.

I’ll be publishing daily updates from my north London flat, as the country adapts to a health crisis and a culture of “social distancing”.

Haverstock School head teacher James Hadley will leave at the end of the academic year to lead an International School in Malaysia.

Journalist and Hampstead resident Beatrix Clark discusses going from liberty to lockdown.

My rationed exercise on Tuesday saw me cycling to Hampstead, walking up Parliament Hill and up to Highgate, and freewheeling down Highgate Hill towards home.

At the Ham&high we want to tell you we’re there with you and we want to support the great work being done in the community.

Boris Johnson has banned people from leaving the home except for certain reasons, outlawed gatherings of more than two people and shut retailers selling non-essential goods – threatening police fines for anyone who ignores new measures.

On Sunday I gave £4 to someone who was begging. Aren’t I quite the hero?

A north London soup kitchen has become a takeaway in light of the coronavirus pandemic – and organisers hope it can help more people as they self-isolate.

On Monday (March 16) ministers and officials will consider measures including banning mass gatherings and lengthy household isolation for the elderly.

The health secretary has said elderly people will be asked to self-isolate for up to four months.

So it looks like this time around the virus scare is the real thing and it will be a time for humanity to show its mettle.

Back after a 10-year split, Supergrass took to the stage in north London for two headline shows.

It came down to penalties to decide the winner in a hard-fought FA Cup fifth round tie between Tottenham and Norwich City

Bombay Bicycle Club have been announced as the opening night headliners for All Points East, joining Tame Impala, Massive Attack, Kraftwerk, The Kooks and The Wombats on a huge bill for the 10-day event.

I was born in 1977 – the year of punk, Star Wars and the death of Elvis (among many other things) – and as young child in the early 80s, the war seemed ancient history.

I have to admit, not being a Love Island fan I only really became aware of Caroline Flack with the police charges brought against her following an incident in her north London flat.

A north London rock’n’roll comedian heads up the bill at a Highgate pub this month.

Heavy rain and gale-force winds are forecast across the UK on Saturday and Sunday (February 15-16).

Many of us fantasise about spotting the work of a master artist in a junk shop. Martin Bailey, a Van Gogh specialist and writer for The Art Newspaper, tells the story of how Peasant Woman in Front of a Farmhouse was found in a junk shop.

Anti-abortion protesters outside clinics are not only causing great distress, they’re damaging their own cause.

Soup kitchen volunteers, MPs, commercial backers and star comedians Sean Lock and Harry Hill gathered for a launch party at the House of Commons for the charity Next Meal.

Three patients are being treated at the The Royal Free Hospital for the coronavirus.

Detectives investigating a stabbing in Highgate have charged a 17-year-old male.

I spent the oddity that was the turn of the millennium (or the turn of 1999/2000, at least) at a small party in a derelict school hall, wearing a dress, playing with my then-band in front of a handful of friends and, bizarrely, my former teacher.

A St John’s Wood brand strategist has been named in a list of top women entrepreneurs with multiple roles.

Terry Jones once apologised to me in a bar – not something you forget in a hurry.

I share many of our readers’ concerns about the risk of shops disappearing from our high streets and it is good to hear that Launderette in England’s Lane, Belsize Park, has won a reprieve (Ham&High).

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