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Saturday, August 24, 2019

For the best part of two decades, Camden Health Walks have been taking place on Hampstead Heath.

Sheep will return to Hampstead Heath, at least for the next week, the City of London Corporation has announced.

Charles Dickens' links to Camden are perhaps well-known.

Schoolchildren hoping to use the Mortimer Terrace Nature Reserve to learn about the environment remain in limbo more than two months after the sites owners changed the locks.

Not many summer holidays take in people smuggling, bloody rituals, dodging gunfire or spending time under house arrest.

Horse chestnut and sweet chestnut trees have become a familiar feature of the Heath's landscape.

Traders outside Finchley Road Tube station were annoyed last week when a fleet of dockless bikes turned up outside their businesses - but they were gone within days.

Visitors to Highgate Cemetery may have observed a haunted, glum look on the faces of volunteers this week.

Inventor Chris Turner has completed a crowdfunding drive and is now selling what he says is "the world's smallest" hand-held pollution monitor. The Crouch End dad was inspired to create the "BREATHE:Smart" device by the difficulty of monitoring the air quality around his young family.

Barnet councillors were at loggerheads over changes to the council's constitution that opponents fear will lead to Barnet residents being "gagged".

As Hampstead fried in last week's heatwave, one man was keeping his eye on his thermometer - 5,300 miles away.

Recycling will come to Hampstead Heath this weekend, as the body which manages the open space will trial two new recycling points.

Megan Rapinoe, Lucy Bronze, Marta - for perhaps the first time ever, this summer finally saw the stars of women's football become the household names they had always deserved to be.

Campaigners against plans to revamp Oriel Place in Hampstead will meet a councillor about their concerns for the square's future.

Camden's Citizens' Assembly has presented its findings to help the borough tackle climate change.

Campaigners are fighting to block what will be one of the biggest incinerators in Europe from being built in north London. They tell Emma Bartholomew it will lock us into decades of low recycling rates, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

Staff at the O2 Centre in Finchley Road are struggling to turn off floodlights which - thanks to a mechanical malfunction - have been permanently on for at least "a number of weeks".

There's a new figure at the top of Haringey police.

Firefighters were called to a fire in an office at the Royal Free Hospital in the early hours of this morning.

From Saturday, the Friends of the Parkland Walk have a bumper set of events planned as part of the city-wide London National Park City Festival.

The City of London Corporation needs to save £30m across its operations by the 2020-2021 financial year and at this early stage, the implications for Hampstead Heath are unclear.

Triathlons are hard enough if you have 20/20 vision and are taking part on flat ground and calm water.

Residents in Muswell Hill are concerned that Cecil Road is being turned into a "desert" after three trees were cut down in the past two months.

Hampstead Heath is a 790-acre oasis in which to de-stress and reconnect with nature.

Cyclists and pedestrians are growing frustrated with "dangerous" traffic in Regent's Park - and one cycling campaigner has even taken to videoing those cutting a controversial corner.

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