The board at Wac Arts are to conduct a “full governance review” in an attempt to address the concerns of a group of prominent critics.

When Highgate schoolboy Michael Welbank ran cross-country on Hampstead Heath as a teenager, he’d have been hard-pressed to anticipate the way his life would come to revolve around those 790 acres of north London.

Richard Ratcliffe has welcomed news that the UK foreign office, along with its French and German counterparts, summoned Iran’s ambassador to send a message understood to relate to the treatment of imprisoned dual-nationals and political prisoners.

Sir Harold Evans “had real moral sense” according to a pioneering reporter who worked with him for a decade and remained friends with him for the rest of his life.

Mark Stewart’s father and brother both died after receiving contaminated blood products which gave them hepatitis C.

A man has been jailed over what police called “a one-man crime wave” across Maida Vale and the surrounding area.

The long-awaited meeting between execs at the Belsize Park charity Wac Arts and a group of high-profile critics was a “constructive” one, and the trustees will now take a number of recommendations to a board meeting later this month.

Health bosses at the Whittington Hospital have denied reports this week that it was set to be designated as a “covid-free” site.

Police have appealed for witnesses after a stabbing near to the Mossy Well pub in July.

Michael Welbank MBE, former chair of the City of London Corporation’s Hampstead Heath Management Committee died last week aged 90.

Former health secretary David Owen told the Infected Blood Inquiry that the government should move to award “no-fault compensation” to those infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal.

The health secretary has agreed to meet with Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq after she called on him to assure that the forthcoming temporary closure of the Royal Free Hospital’s children’s A&E would be temporary.

A senior consultant at the Royal Free Hospital warned a second wave of Covid-19 was “inevitable”, while the NHS trust’s chief nurse discussed safety protocols in place at hospitals to protect visitors and patients from the coronavirus.

The Whittington Hospital in Archway has been designated as a “coronavirus-free” hospital, documents seen by the Guardian reveal.

On day four of the inquiry into plans which would see Abacus Belsize Primary School move into the disused former Hampstead police station, the school’s headteacher and parents of pupils spoke of the importance of the school to the Belsize community.

Councillors at Camden Council’s Covid-19 scrutiny panel criticised a test and trace system “not happening as it should”, and also further explored the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.

Hampstead Heath’s education team has welcomed children back to its “secret garden” and found getting families involved – in small groups – in the outdoor world had made a difference to the wellbeing of those who had particularly struggled during lockdown.

Arguments over transport pressures and air quality were heard at the planning inquiry into Abacus Belsize Primary School’s scheme to move into the old Hampstead Police Station in Rosslyn Hill.

The Kenwood Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath has been forced to close for two days after a sewage leak “in the vicinity”.

Children’s A&E at the Royal Free will temporarily close on September 25, while watchdog Healthwatch Camden has referred the wide-ranging reconfiguration of hospital services to the borough’s health overview and scrutiny committee.

The Green School Runs (GSR) charity is launching a “park and stride” scheme, with the help of the O2 Centre’s management, in an attempt to cut traffic coming into Hampstead during the morning and evening rush hours.

A north London charity has partnered with the TV producers behind a Dennis Nilsen biopic to highlight the risk of becoming homeless as a young member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Sir Keir Starmer is no longer self-isolating after a coronavirus test for one of his children came back negative today.

Pentameters Theatre has successfully raised the £8,000 campaigners said was necessary to keep the venue going after financial losses suffered during the coronavirus pandemic.

After a century “at the centre of the Kilburn and West Hampstead communities”, the Kingsgate Community Association (KCA) has announced it is to close with immediate effect.

Police in Hampstead have warned of a con-artist pretending to be a robbery victim in and around South Hill Park in order to steal money from kind-hearted passers-by.

To mark the contributions of staff at the Royal Free to the fight against Covid-19, hospital chief executive Kate Slemeck was presented with a commemorative tile created by Hampstead artist Melissa Fairbanks.

As summer wanes, the Highgate Horticultural Show is usually a joyous occasion.

Do you know what an STP is? Or an NLP? What about NCL?

Bringing a new trial against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is “indefensible and unacceptable”, 10 Downing Street said on Wednesday.


Reception and Year 1 classes at St Anthony’s Girls School have been learning about the changing seasons and wildlife through regular trips to Golders Hill Park, following months of limited outdoor activity

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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