Marcus Rashford may be an England international but it’s worth remembering that a large proportion of the country really don’t like Manchester United. Yet he has brought the country together in a way Boris, Keir, Ed, Sian et al can only dream of.

A hospice’s new patient facility has been hailed a “triumph over adversity” by staff, patients, and relatives.

“I think there is a sizeable number of people who feel we’re not on their side and that is a massive challenge...”

Journalism Matters. That’s the title of an annual campaign that kicks off again this week; a chance for the news media industry to shout about the good work we do for our regions and for our society as a whole.

With work on the refurbishment of Camden’s town hall back under way, photos of its original construction have been released.

We’re inviting you to the Zoom room once again, this time to discuss the Ham&High itself.

This might come as something of a shock to dear old Camden Council, but its current policy of allowing heaps of rubbish to pile up around the streets until, eventually, some private waste company turns up doesn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, constitute a first-world refuse infrastructure.

A Hampstead wine enthusiast put his passion to good use raising funds for the Red Cross Beirut Emergency Appeal with a socially distanced Oenophile’s Journey With Chateau Musar on Sunday.

Last term more than 3,000 Camden pupils were without access to a computer and a crowdfunder has been launched to help those whose education has been most affected by coronavirus.

Muswell Hill Soup Kitchen has launched an appeal to help raise the more than £20,000 needed to buy a van for deliveries.

“I don’t think five riff-raff like us should really live here but we got lucky, yeah.”

‘Frida - The Town Fantasist’, ‘Rosie - The Sunshine Duchess’, and ‘Bill - The Unlikely Poet’ may sound like Roald Dahl characters but in fact they are names in a new series of artisan-made truffles.

Labour’s Keir Starmer and the Green Party Sian Berry are among the voices urging the government to extend the ban on evictions which is due to end on Sunday (September 20).

A City of Westminster College lecturer has scooped a national teaching award.

This week we’ve taken the unusual step of running stories with a common theme on the front pages of all our north London titles.

Photographer Polly Hancock took to the towpath to capture these colourful images of the Regent’s Canal, which has been rejuvenated in recent years.

A great many interesting points came out of the Ham&High’s Let’s Talk About Planning event on Zoom on Monday.

This week’s Ham&High Podcast features John Plews, who runs Upstairs at the Gatehouse and is chair of the Society of Independent Theatres.

London MPs have joined a call for the ban on evictions which was introduced to protect tenants hit by the coronavirus crisis.

Planning is perhaps one of the things that unites us as a country - and it is certainly one of the things that divides us.

It is 25 years since the musical scene known as ‘Britpop’ mounted an assault on the charts. For this week’s Ham&High Podcast, André Langlois speaks to Matt Everitt, who not only drummed for one of the defining bands of the era, Menswear, but through his role as journalist for 6 Music has seen the key figures emerge from the whirlwind that was Camden in the mid-90s.

The Ham&High is holding a live online forum on Monday August 24 to discuss planning and development, the government’s proposed reforms and the situation in north London.

It’s a terrifying 25 years since I took my A-levels so the results-day nervousness felt by many this week is but a faint memory.

In tough times like these, trusted local journalism helps keep you informed and helps keep our community together.

Opinion Film review: Sputnik (15)

Thursday, August 6, 2020

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.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

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