In the front room of a former pottery shop in Hampstead lie 28 wooden theatre seats from 1930s Prague. They have witnessed Nazi occupation, Soviet troops quashing a revolution and the celebrations that met the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Now the rows lie empty once again. This time because of a pandemic.

A housing block gutted by a fire that killed a woman nearly three years ago is set to be sold to a trust to provide affordable housing.

The contractor criticised for closing a path which served as a Hampstead school’s fire escape route with just three days notice has apologised.

New-found solidarity between neighbours from the coronavirus pandemic was on show during last weekend’s heatwave, as the South End Green “porch socials” made the most of the scorching weather.


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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