Firefighters were called to a fire on Heath Street this afternoon (July 9).

The trial of a man accused of the murders of an aunt and her nephew in East Finchley began at the Old Bailey on July 8. Obina Ezeoke, 27, of Jacquard Court, Bishops Way, Bethnal Green, is accused of killing psychology student Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo at his aunt’s home in East Finchley, and then of killing Annie Besala Ekofo, before dawn on September 15 2016.

A Hornsey man has been jailed for 12 years for walking into a Wood Green restaurant and shooting his brother.

Scotland Yard has voluntarily referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) over the the alleged “racial profiling” of two elite sprinters during a stop and search incident in Maida Vale.

Members of the Hampstead Heath swimming associations reconvened to protest against the imposition of mandatory charges for using the Heath’s ponds on Sunday.

Staff and patients at both the Royal Free and the Whittington Hospital were among those marking the NHS 72nd birthday.

The most deprived areas of Camden are also the hardest hit by coronavirus, ONS data shows – while the town hall has committed to an investigation into the disproportionate impact of the disease on its Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) residents.

Two top sprinters have slammed the Met Police after their vehicle was pulled over and stopped and searched in Maida Vale this weekend.

Usually, throughout the spring and early summer, the City of London Corporation’s education team work with schoolchildren and use Hampstead Heath to teach them about the outdoor world.

Inclusivity charity Wave is celebrating after its founders Celia Webster and Bernice Hardie were given a prestigious award by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

One of the first Black members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a rare non-white face in 1970s Doctor Who, a go-to guest star in shows like Holby City and Doctors.

Swimmers have trialled social distancing measures at the Hampstead Heath bathing ponds – with news on when they will reopen now awaited.

For the first time in more than four decades the west side of Highgate Cemetery will be open to the public next weekend – without the need to book on a guided tour.

Crouch End’s Cllr Luke Cawley-Harrison is the new leader of the opposition Lib Dem group in Haringey.

A new pub looks set to reopen on the site of the old Rosslyn Arms in Hampstead.

One of the oldest Waitrose stores in the country fell victim to a ram-raid in the early hours of Monday morning.

Pioneering Black actor and Hampstead icon Louis Mahoney has died aged 81

A picture of a newborn baby being checked over by a PPE-clad midwife at the Royal Free has been entered in a competition, run by the Duchess of Cambridge, to find images which sum up life in lockdown.

Complaints about cyclists not following the rules in place on Hampstead Heath during lockdown are growing, and community have also argued cycling infrastructure improvements around north London shouldn’t include encouraging more bikes onto the Heath itself.

Hampstead Heath bosses are planning to reopen some toilets ahead of the coming weekend.

Disorder at an unlicensed music event in W9 on Friday night saw five arrests – including for alleged violent disorder, breaches of Covid-19 lockdown rules and racially aggravated public order offences towards police officers.

Three men have been jailed over the killing of 22 year-old drill music manager Bright Akinleye – who died in the lobby of a Euston hotel after being stabbed in February 2019.

Much-loved Muswell Hill author Michael Rosen said he was just hours from death when he was rushed to A&E with coronavirus.

Haringey Council is today (Saturday June 27) supporting Black Pound Day – which puts the spotlight on Black-owned businesses in the borough. 
The town hall says it is the first local authority in the country to support the scheme, designed to encourage spending at Black-owned shops.

Hampstead Post Office remains shut due to “underlying health concerns”.

With the support of a local charity, a north Londoner with learning disabilities has become the Royal Free Hospital’s newest kitchen porter.

With plans for a tower block in Swiss Cottage “paused”, the boss of a local community centre which should be getting a new HQ when the building is finished has called for clarity.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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