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.

Yesterday, 18:16

A Crouch End student says her lifelong dream to study dentistry at King’s College London has been “destroyed” after she was awarded BBC for her A-levels despite being predicted A*AA.

Yesterday, 18:02

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.

Yesterday, 16:51

Camden Council risks “shooting first and asking residents later” over its plans to remove parking on Haverstock Hill, a councillor claims after a survey saw hundreds of people come out against the proposals.

Yesterday, 15:16

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

Yesterday, 13:01

A City of Westminster College lecturer has scooped a national teaching award.

Yesterday, 11:33

A group of homecare workers employed by contractors commissioned by Haringey Council will receive an average settlement of £10,000 each following an employment tribunal ruling.

Yesterday, 10:58

People from Hackney, Islington, Brondesbury and Muswell Hill are part of a group to be charged after a environmental protest which delayed the printing of national newspapers.

Yesterday, 09:27

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.

Yesterday, 08:00

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.

Yesterday, 06:56

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

Wed, 17:10

Two men arrested for allegedly making crude remarks about the mother of Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil and threatening security guards outside the star’s Highgate home have had the charges dismissed.

Wed, 15:00

A Muswell Hill Rabbi says “there is a lot to learn” on understanding antisemitism following recent suspensions by Haringey Labour.

Wed, 14:40

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.

Wed, 13:41

A trade union is taking Camden Council to court over the “unfair dismissal” of a former Hampstead school caretaker.


Friday, September 11, 2020

We take a look around the newly renovated Hampstead home of Carly Madhvani, founder of interior design studio, NW3 Interiors


23 minutes ago

Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema has been nominated for the UEFA Women’s Champions League forward of the 2019-20 season.

Yesterday, 19:09

Tottenham survived a Europa League scare as they needed two goals in the final 10 minutes to beat Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2-1 in the second qualifying round.

Yesterday, 16:00

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has praised Manu Vunipola, with the young fly-half an option to replace the suspended Owen Farrell for the huge European tie at Leinster on Saturday.


Yesterday, 12:52

Mussels cooked in cider and a fresh ceviche with slivers of mango are on the menu Chez Bissell as kids go back to school and ‘weekend food’ is no longer rolled out mid-week

Yesterday, 11:59

When Secrets Set Sail is a children’s adventure exploring the local history of Hackney’s hostel for colonial childcare workers who were abandoned in a hostile country

Yesterday, 10:22

Reality is collapsing and civilisation is ending, yet somehow Bill and Ted’s world still seems more benign than ours in a reboot that is charming but uninventive

Yesterday, 10:20

Real life north Londoner Alison Steadman plays a lonely pensioner who strikes up a romance with fellow dog walker Dave Johns, but some dark painful secrets lurk

Yesterday, 10:19

Gentle film about dislocation explores Vietnam’s national identity but its quiet strength becomes aimless by the end

Wed, 09:32

Fourth record for US folk duo is imbued with sparkles of jazz, art-pop, soul and the American Songbook


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.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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