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Thursday, May 28, 2020

A West Hampstead artist defended the divisive mural which appeared on the area’s Thameslink bridge.

If you have an electric car - or are considering buying one - but can’t install a charging point at home, you may find it difficult and inconvenient to use public charging stations to top up. However, an innovative business in North London may have the answer.

Muswell Hill Golf Club confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that it would no longer “consider the culling of foxes as a solution” to increased numbers of the creatures on its land.

The grounds of Kenwood House are to be reopened to the public on May 27.

Like many open spaces, Hampstead Heath is enjoying a resurgence of wildlife in this pandemic.

A wildcat spotted in the ‘Billionaires’ Row’ area sparked a police response before officers concluded it did not pose a threat to the public.

A group of Hampstead Heath swimmers gathered by the Heath Model Boating Pond at 9am on May 18 to protest over the City of London Corporation’s (CoLC) decision to not as yet re-open the bathing ponds.

Kentish Town City Farm is calling on people to help it feed its animals during lockdown.

Ten cygnets have been born on Hampstead No. 1 Pond on the Heath.

A mystery guerilla artist has struck on the Heath for a second time.

The Castlehaven Community Centre has won a £143,000 grant to expand its community gardening scheme.

A new Extinction Rebellion group in Highgate is hoping there is “no going back” to the 21st century’s polluting lifestyle when the coronavirus lockdown is lifted.

Highgate School has opened its sports field as a green space available to local people who don’t have access to outside space during lockdown.

One Hampstead Heath dog-walker was so fed up with the litter she has been encountering during daily exercise that she decided to take matters into her own hands – and combine it with an innovative way of fundraising for the Royal Free Charity too.

Seven north London have reaffirmed their support for a new waste incinerator in Edmonton after calls from Extinction Rebellion for the project to be paused over soaring costs.

A Crouch End charity has successfully revamped a much-loved local green space after winter rains saw it turn into an “impassable quagmire”, just in time for it to become essential to the lockdown exercise of many locals.

One of the country’s oldest residents’ associations has raised £16,000 so far for the Royal Free Charity’s Covid-19 emergency fund – and it is promising to match-fund whatever the total is.

London’s longest nature reserve is becoming “too dangerous” with runners and cyclists flouting social distancing rules, says a conservation group chair.

Haringey Council is talking to police over whether parks should be closed for the Easter weekend, following reports last week of Londoners flouting coronavirus social distancing rules.

Cyclists who regularly use one of London’s most popular parks have hit out at elements of the media for misrepresenting them.

Pollution has plummeted across Camden since the coronavirus pandemic led Government to impose ‘lockdown’.

Every year the moment the pair of swans on Hampstead Heath’s No. 1 Pond successfully mate is a moment of quiet celebration for those who watch over north London’s avian wildlife.

Hampstead Heath will close if people continue to flout social distancing rules, the City of London Corporation (CoLC) warned on Tuesday (March 24).

Hampstead Heath swimmers have promised the fight against compulsory charges to take a dip in the Heath’s ponds is not over.

Heathside School has confirmed it will abandon its boarding premises at West Heath Road after protracted discussions and a High Court case with Barnet Council.

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