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The pressures facing the NHS as we lurch towards winter are extraordinary.

It is like they just do not learn, maybe they do not want to, maybe they do not care or maybe, just maybe they find racism a useful tool to use against us. From prime minister to prime minister and home secretary to home secretary they resort to the same racist scapegoating to deflect criticism of and avoid responsibility for their own failings.

A major blow to the quality of life in Camden for the residents of Cartmel on the Hampstead Road has been the felling of the 10 trees that have shielded them from the pollution, noise and sight of the traffic on the Hampstead Road.

“If you ask any retailer, it’s the last three or four weeks before Christmas where you make your money, and I honesty don’t know how it’s going to go.”

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Back in May Catherine West MP set out in these pages the need to urgently give Haringey residents alternative ways to travel when lockdown eased, while public transport was restricted.

We’ve come to walk down the ‘yellow brick road’. Is this the way to Oz?” asks a path walker.

In 2018, there were 22,752 adults diagnosed with depression or anxiety or both registered with Haringey GP practices.

A 73-year-old Swiss Cottage woman has just published the first instalment in a five-part series of books.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Black History Month is important – it is important for me as a Black man but it is also important for each and every one of us, here in Haringey and right across our country.

But Boris Johnson doesn’t have the patience or application to absorb detail, relying instead on bullying, distortion and waffle. Now his tactics are as exposed as his dangerous incompetence.

The year is 1987 and a language student on his 10-month placement has persuaded his KGB minder to take him on a six-day train journey on the Trans-Siberian Express. The destination is Khabarovsk.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Back in March, mum was still sprightly and happy.

A couple of years ago, I was talking to a councillor who had been the leader of his borough for 25 years. I asked him what the secret of his longevity was.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Following lockdown, many businesses small and large are experiencing difficulties.

It was six months ago, on March 17 that forum+ took the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all face-to-face activities in light of the worsening pandemic.

I’m delighted to be first in a series of polemics around key issues in education. Bubbles, face coverings, unprecedented, pandemic, Covid-19 – all of these have now entered our vernacular in a manner unthinkable in February.

It’s never easy waiting for exam results. But for the Hornsey and Wood Green students who spent this summer waiting for the results of exams they never sat, determined by algorithms designed by someone who’d never seen their work, it has been particularly challenging.

We do need to reshape our economy, but our community needs strengthening too.

Busy times for local citizens, with the two main issues still the Edmonton incinerator and the impact of HS2.

As we move slowly but steadily towards the new normal, we’re all looking to build back better: restoring what works, revising what needs it, and revolutionising where it would make things better for residents.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

I want to send my very best wishes to all the pupils in Hampstead and Kilburn who got their A-level, GSCE and other exam results this month. I know how difficult this year has been, and I hope you got what you wanted to make your next step in life.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

If the coronavirus pandemic lockdown has been difficult for everyone, it has been especially challenging for families with a member with learning disabilities, autism or mental illness.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

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