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Plants representing the four seasons have been painted on a cabin by artist Alba Bernal at the community gardens in Elthorpe Park

Ex Channing pupil Chloe Tye has launched a Crowdfunder campaign to found FemThinkDo with fellow graduate Lizzie Merrill programming workshops, panels and speakers

Ruth visits the Wolves Lane Flower Company where two green fingered entrepreneurs are producing organic blooms for florists and home delivery

Talks by Nicholas Hytner, Olympian Katherine Grainger and Amelia Gentleman help to raise funds for the church’s work with the elderly, homeless and young people

Emma Bartholomew experiences a socially isolated holiday in a spot that has been at the centre of Greek mythology for thousands of years.

Halloween at London Zoo

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

There’s still time to book a ticket for the Regent’s Park attraction and get up close to some awe-inspiring wildlife

Ruth considers ways to fox the cleverness of grey squirrel and its fondness for tulip and crocus bulbs

The Highgate arts centre’s popular annual spooky walk has been replaced this year with a petrifying panto on the tea lawn with five performers and a pianist

Once again championing animal causes they are holding a Zoom birthday party for Animals Asia who are gifting them a portrait to say thanks for all the hard work

Handmade in Highgate Late Summer Show

Monday, September 14, 2020

The annual showcase for local artists and designer/makers goes ahead this month at the Highgate Lit and Sci in South Grove with social distancing and extra hygiene

The acclaimed actors perform live to raise funds for Hampstead’s Freud Museum which has suffered financially during the pandemic

Michael Solomon Williams and the ‘Friends of Ally Pally Station’ have carved out steps and sown planters on a steep plot behind the platforms during lockdown

The former drill hall in Pond Street, Hampstead threw open its doors to members with a mantra to make them feel safe and comfortable during workouts

The veteran wildlife presenter is fronting a TV fundraising appeal to help save the conservation charity behind the Regent’s Park attraction

Our gardening correspondent praises examples of floriferous front gardens or even those which take over station platforms and parking spaces

“Amazing response” to a week of community festivities, from Zoom concerts and talks to radio shows, virtual exhibitions and sending in photos of lockdown projects

Wildlife expert Bob pores over the latest London Bird Report and considers the winners and losers in our urban skies

Website crashes and the first lucky visitors are delighted as tickets went on sale for the Regent’s Park attraction

Camden Garden Centre has reopened so the Ham&High’s resident gardening expert Ruth grabbed a trolley to investigate ‘the new normal’

Like many wildlife expert Bob Gilbert has enjoyed connecting with nature during lockdown - and hopes we will carry our enthusiasm forward in redesigning our cities

Alexandra Palace joins forces with Little Inventors to launch a wildlife challenge for budding young designers.

Virtual exhibitions, concerts and community outreach continue in the Highgate mansion where live-in manager Peter Gallagher hasn’t encountered the usual strange presences

A tale of two allotments

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Ruth Pavey compares her longstanding Highgate plot to one recently taken on in Hampstead Garden Suburb by the Ham&High’s much loved photographer Nigel Sutton

The Regent’s Park attraction was founded as a space where scientists could study animals and has become a much loved institution for generations of wildlife lovers

Wildlife expert Bob Gilbert says shaking up your lockdown routine with an early walk will reap dividends in hearing the diversity of urban birdsong


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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