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After five months of consultation, this week the Friends of Highgate Cemetery - who manage the historic Swain's Lane burial ground - have submitted a Private Bill to parliament that would see it given permission to re-use abandoned graves.

Climate campaigners trying to thwart plans to build a £650m incinerator to burn all of north London's waste have failed in their High Court appeal against the plans.

An 18 year-old who has been one of the driving forces organising school climate strikes in London warned "lives are already being lost" due to the climate crisis, and explained it's time for action.

Most park users would support and end to through traffic in the Royal Parks - including Regent's Park - according to the results of a consultation.

The owner of a Hampstead landmark is casting around for a buyer and Heathside School is still in discussions about moving in, the Ham&High has learned.

Campaigners in Camden are calling for an overhaul of the borough's tree management policy over concern about how they are planted and looked after.

Hundreds of schoolchildren at both Rokesly Junior and Infants schools in Crouch End joined others around Haringey in walking out of classes with gas masks on - and the suport of teachers - to urge drivers passing the school to stop idling.

North London is home to 95 of England's most affluent zones - and to 85 of the most deprived, according to government figures.

A woman from Crouch End launched an online shop in October which aims to reduce pollution and support Haringey businesses.

The Climate Crisis doesn't stop at the doors of a synagogue.

Councils need to compromise on concerns over major infrastructure projects rather than just seeking to block them, the MP for Westminster North Karen Buck has said.

The Royal Free Hospital Trust is set to miss its target to reduce its carbon footprint.

Highgate councillor and Green Party co-leader Sian Berry has called for more immediate action from Camden Council and for there to be "environmental scrutiny built into every committee".

Meeting Camden Council's target of making the borough carbon neutral by 2030 is "doable with the right support", according to the town hall's environment chief.

A "lack of support" from some of Hampstead's private schools is behind the temporary closure of the pioneering NW3 Green School Runs bus service, said campaigners.

Both Camden and Haringey councils have resisted calls to fully divest their pension funds of fossil fuel investments.

More than 2,500 students and staff from Highgate School and the North London Academy of Excellence (LAET) raised £88,000 for kids in Uganda on Friday.

Thornton's Budgens in Belsize Park has launched what it believes is the largest "unpackaged" range of groceries in a British supermarket.

Britain's biggest day of faith-led social action has announced this year's theme as "Mitzvah Day goes greener".

It's 9am and government whip Mike Freer is in his office, herding his "flock".

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has said the government's net-zero carbon target isn't ambitious enough and has called on them to do more.

Dr Toby Hillman was probably one of the few Londoners happy to be working on Christmas Day last year.

Speaking on the morning a climate protester was dragged from the top of a DLR train in east London by angry commuters last week, Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West said that to make real progress, green campaigners need to "make sure we bring people with us".

Architects will meet next week to draw up plans on how to drastically cut the built environment's carbon footprint.

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