Haringey Council has been rapped by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) over a case where it should have stepped in sooner to prevent a young family becoming homeless.


Almost 27 years after Joy Gardner’s death at the hands of the Met Police’s Alien Deportation Group (ADG), campaigners are petitioning national broadcasters to televise a documentary exploring the circumstances of the Crouch End woman’s death and her family’s fight for justice.

Tributes have been paid to Highgate editor and “pocket rocket” Tamar Karet who died on her 78th birthday.

Westminster Council are conducting an independent review into the death of a Maida Vale man who was “left” by social services during lockdown.

Highgate residents “furious” with council attempts to tackle a rat run in Swain’s Lane say they have only created another in Pond Square.


Camden councillors from across the political spectrum overruled the decision of town hall officers to accept a payment-in-lieu of affordable housing on the site of the controversially sold-off old Belsize Fire Station.

A north London police officer has been charged with being a member of far-right terrorist group National Action.

Yesterday, 18:05

Environmental campaigners have been transporting supplies to the HS2 protesters camping in trees.

Yesterday, 17:15

A 12-year-old boy from Hampstead is dreaming of designing a Pixar movie character – after using his free time in lockdown to develop his drawings.

Yesterday, 16:43

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

Yesterday, 16:30

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Yesterday, 15:56

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

I was allowed to see my mum in her care home for the first time last month.

Yesterday, 13:11

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.


Friday, May 29, 2020

The sun is shining, and it’s time to get outside and make the most of your garden.



Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho was unable to discuss Michael Oliver’s appointment as referee for Sunday’s north London derby, but said match officials should have to explain their decisions.


Jose Mourinho is still a world-class manager and could be the right man to end Tottenham’s wait for a trophy, according to Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta.


Tottenham Hotspur Women’s goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer says she is “delighted” to sign a new deal at the club ahead of the 2020-21 season.


Luna Cinema will screen Rocket Man, Pretty Woman and Some Like It Hot on the flower lawn of the 18th Century English Heritage mansion in August

The Roundhouse and Clean Break Theatre Company were also handed Arts Council short term grants after demonstrating they needed urgent funding before the end of September

Yesterday, 15:28

The Highgate Arts Centre is planning live performances on the Tea Lawn including Hampstead Garden Opera taking on life and death in Holst’s Savitri

Yesterday, 13:46

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

Yesterday, 12:23

Lithographs to illustrate a book of sensual poetry by CP Cavafy feature tender scenes of gay lovers and are on display at the re-opened Hampstead Gallery

Wed, 13:42

The tart fruit of the gooseberry bush is ideal for a creamy fool or sugary pavlova says Kerstin, or turn seasonal Picota cherries into a chilled Summer Pudding


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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