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Sputnik (15) is the latest addition to the ‘bringing back something unexpected from space’ genre.

This week’s guest on the Ham & High Podcast is Shazia Mirza, a comedian who found fame nearly 20 years ago and has since toured the world with shows including The Kardashians Made Me Do It. Shazia spoke to André Langlois on June 26, as lockdown was easing.

On Monday, August 10 the Ham&High is hosting a Zoom discussion for volunteers, community groups, service users and other residents about the current situation in north London.

During lockdown Michelle Collins has been out delivering food parcels and has launched a campaign to help workers in the arts. She spoke to André Langlois for the Ham & High Podcast.

This week the Ham&High is proud to announce the launch of its new podcast, bringing interviews with figures from fields including the arts, politics, the environment and the media.

For the first episode of the Ham&High Podcast, Dame Esther Rantzen speaks about Hampstead life, turning 80, the role of journalism and her concern about how we treat aspiring young sports stars.

A live online comedy show will raise money to provide free mental health services for Black individuals and families.

Opera fans can attend drive-in performances at Alexandra Palace in September even if they do not have a car.

Soak up the sun while sipping on pints and cocktails at these north London bars with rooftop terraces.

“Without our Grassroots Music Venues, there would be no Beatles. No Stones, no Led Zeppelin, no Duran Duran, no Sade, no Oasis, no Skunk Anansie, no Adele, no Ed Sheeran, no Dua Lipa.”

Where’s the harm in being considerate with what we say?

Sir Ian McKellen, Mandeep Dhillon, Joseph Fiennes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Lennie James, Alex Lawther, Miriam Margoyles, Lesley Manville and Elaine Page are among the names backing #ForTheLoveOfArts.

As if 2020 hadn’t done enough to secure its place in the history books, the death of a man under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has propelled Black Lives Matter into the mainstream.

Two months after setting up a Covid-19 food parcels project in partnership with Highgate Newtown, Holly Lodge Community Centre has become home to a home-delivery project.

The current ban on evictions ends on June 25. The government must extend the deadline and overhaul the system.

Camden Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and issues in the borough under lockdown will be the subjects of a live online Q&A.

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

Are you alert? Are the lockdown changes and the “roadmap” to leaving lockdown the right strategy? Get involved in this week’s conversation.

I’d like to invite our Hampstead and Highgate readers to join the Ham&High for a chat on Thursday, May 7, via the Zoom web app.

Here are images of just some of the thousands of pubs that have played such an important part in London’s history and culture.

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”.

A fixture of the north London comedy circuit is going online – with ticket prices dependent on the audience members’ situation during coronavirus lockdown.

Since 1860, the Ham&High has been there with you.

“Get Brexit done”, “get Brexit done”, “get Brexit done”.

Shortly before the world turned upside down, I was lucky enough to be at BBC 6 Music event in Camden, where Tony Visconti, the great producer behind David Bowie’s Berlin-period albums, and The Stranglers’ JJ Burnel were interviewed by Liz Kershaw.

I write on Wednesday, a couple of hours before our print deadline.

With the government introducing measures in the effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Tulip Siddiq has spoken out on the importance of local newspapers to “bring communities together”.

Sir Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn and St Pancras, has been elected by Labour members as the party’s new leader.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

A north London catering business has launched a new restaurant style dining experience for people at home.

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