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Hampstead Heath’s swimming ponds have a unique place in north London’s psyche – from above the city they attract thousands each year, and it seems every visitor rhapsodises about the experience.

Italian restaurant Rossella has become part of the Kentish Town community since Luca Meola opened up in 2012, aged just 19.

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed to the Ham&High it is working on the CS11 traffic modelling at the centre of its High Court defeat in September.

Bulldog-lovers from Hampstead came together at the Duke of Hamilton pub in a fundraiser to help dogs saved from abuse and the Chinese meat trade.

Barnet Council rejected calls to cut ties with controversial contractor Capita last night.

Police do not believe the stabbing on Monday of a 20-year-old man in Kentish Town was “gang-related”.

It held an launch party in September, opened its doors in June and this newspaper saw the shop being fitted out in May.

Not many men get to ride an elephant down Hampstead High Street.

Police chased a Volkswagen Polo across three boroughs on Monday morning after it crashed into a patrol car at low speed.

A Crouch End inventor is crowdfunding to launch an innovative and wearable air pollution monitor inspired by his own worries as a new dad.

Two sisters from Muswell Hill were lucky enough to meet the Queen last Wednesday after playing a pivotal role in publication of a book about an adoption pioneer.

Fears of rising knife crime dominated a community meeting held in West Hampstead last night, while local police called on vigilant locals to help them do their jobs by making sure to report crime.

Camden Council have launched a consultation on a new homelessness strategy amidst criticism from volunteers that the borough does not do enough.

Westminster Council and a housing charity have launched a homelessness advice centre in Queen’s Park.

A group of former William Ellis schoolmates have banded together to raise £5,000 for an old classmate’s rent after the Home Office wrongly stopped him working.

Annie S Swan was a noted suffragist and novelist but, from her Camden Square home, she was also friend and confidant to a generation of anxious and lonely women – she was the agony aunt for The Woman at Home magazine.

Fenton House, the National Trust property that sits moments from the southern edge of Hampstead Heath, is set to throw open its doors once more for a special festive event.

Belsize Crescent resident David Stark was stunned on Sunday night when he returned home to find the 46 bus stuck outside of his house.

A 25 year-old concert-goer died at an Alexandra Palace gig on Friday night.

Camden charity The Kids Network has bagged the support of much-loved children’s illustrator Quentin Blake.

Mothers from Muswell Hill and Highgate have spoken out in favour of a national campaign to improve mental health care for new mums as research shows care for those in Haringey needs to improve.

Haringey has the second highest rate of homelessness of any local authority in the UK, while Camden is the third worst when it comes to the number of rough sleepers.

Two years ago, Temple Fortune’s Gabby Edlin was outraged to discover women’s sanitary products weren’t routinely handed out by food banks and drop-in centres.

The Hornsey off-licence condemned for its “irresponsible” new name - “alcoholic” – has backpedalled somewhat and replaced its sign with one less likely to outrage passers-by.

The Liberal Democrats have named their next parliamentary candidate for the Finchley and Golders Green constituency.

Highgate’s Lauderdale House played host to a “heartwarming” series of charity presentations on Saturday as the Co-op handed out more than £170,000 to a range of north London charities.

People in the affordable housing that forms part of a luxury development in Kentish Town are being made to pay a service charge... for services they can’t actually use. Sam Volpe speaks to neighbours at Prince’s Park

Comments by Diane Abbott criticising police who deliberately collide with moped riders have angered officers in Camden, which until recently suffered from London’s highest rate of moped-related crime.

Highgate Cemetery’s grip on north London’s imagination is a firm one.

Actress Michelle Collins joined the cast of Ally Pally’s Aladdin on Ice pantomime to launch the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation (AWTF) annual Christmas appeal.

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