A hard-fought community campaign to save the Squirrel has been dealt a hammer blow after the Maida Vale pub was deemed no longer viable due to Covid-19.

A man was beaten, strangled and then set alight by a fellow patient on a “rogue ward” at Highgate Mental Health Centre, a court has heard.

Every Thursday evening for three months, households across Britain stepped out onto their front doorsteps to clap for the UK’s carers. The ritualistic clapping, a collective outcry of support and admiration for the key workers who kept Britain going in the first lockdown.

As this most arduous of years nears its end, we’re deeply conscious that we may not yet have seen the worst effects of the pandemic on our patients and staff at our three hospitals: the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital.

Three men have denied taking part in an alleged late-night brawl at a Tesco Express in Hampstead.

Trade union Unison should consider pulling funding from the Labour Party and running candidates against Labour councillors who implement cuts, according to a candidate to become its general secretary.

To my mind, religious communities are a force for good, both nationally and locally including here in north London.

Funding to support rough sleepers faces a “significant and urgent shortfall”, warned Camden Council leader Cllr Georgia Gould this week.

Parents of autistic children have spoken out about the challenges they have faced during the coronavirus pandemic - and about feeling abandoned by the government.

Camden Council’s housing chief has promised that a new procurement strategy for major works to the Chalcots Estate will see residents have “a central role” in the selection and monitoring of a new contractor.

The prayer leader stabbed at the London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park this February fears he may be attacked again while worshipping, a court has been told.

“Over lockdown everyone wanted bright and colourful uplifting things for their houses, as life was dreary and people were stuck at home, and they came to us to get them.”

We all love the Heath, for its wildlife, its scenery and its peace; but equally magical, and more mysterious, is the Heath of which most visitors are unaware: the unknown Heath beneath our feet.

Inspired by his childhood memories of making Christmas decorations with his grandparents, a Golders Green graduate has launched a business selling craft sets.

The former Sylvester Fine Art in Belsize Village is set to become an organic food store.

A young mum and her five-year-old daughter say they have been “neglected” by Westminster Council after being put in cold, dark and dirty temporary flats.

The NHS will be overwhelmed within weeks without a national lockdown in England, Boris Johnson has warned, as he ordered the country to stay at home in a bid to reverse the spread of coronavirus.

With coronavirus restrictions in place, the events industry has found innovative ways to keep children entertained this Halloween.

A Kentish Town business aims to highlight humanitarian issues and to provide a marketplace for Palestinian people to sell their goods.

Nearly 150 people were found to be sleeping rough in Barnet when the coronavirus pandemic struck – significantly higher than the council’s estimate of 24.

Returning to its roots as a fishmonger’s meant the Wet Fish Café was able to mitigate its losses at the height of lockdown.

A new West Hampstead restaurant was stunned to receive 450 applications for front-of-house jobs within 48 hours as it prepared to open earlier in October.

Police are investigating a collision involving the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in Kentish Town, which saw a cyclist taken to hospital.

“Covid has taught us all the importance of community,” says Reverend Kunle Ayodeji, vicar at St Michael’s, Highgate. 

More small parks in estates and more electric car charging points - those are just two of the aims of a non-profit group aiming to make Camden’s air cleaner.

Haringey Council has vowed to “do things differently” after it paid out at least £23,000 to residents for its failings in the previous financial year.

An East Finchley councillor slammed outsourcing giant Capita after a report revealed more evidence of underperformance and mistakes in its running of Barnet Council’s pension scheme. 

Two Crouch End mums who survived breast cancer while becoming friends have launched a bra-fitting service to support post-mastectomy women.

In a letter to the editor, NHS decision-makers across north London have assured the public that changes to hospital services are both “temporary” and “carefully thought through”.

My children have always hated asking me for school help, so I was inwardly delighted when my daughter came to me with her history assignment on the French Revolution.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

Collège Français Billngue de Londres in Kentish Town offers the best of French and English education to Nursery pupils through to Year 10.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

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