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As King’s Cross charity New Horizon Youth Centre continues its crusade against youth homelessness, its latest plans include making sure Londoners remember April Fool’s Day isn’t always funny – and tentatively trying to build a new homelessness shelter.

Air pollution outside of a Crouch End primary school is so bad that the lollipop lady who helps children cross the road has bought a gas mask.

A Kentish Town woman, her family, and even her favourite café are trying to find the Good Samaritan who helped her after a speeding cyclist crashed into her and broke her hip.

Barnet’s opposition Labour group have joined councillors and Tory MP Mike Freer in expressing concern as to the closure and relocation of the Ravenscroft Medical Centre in Golders Green.

As residents report fractious scenes at meetings held at the Ravenscroft Medical Centre to discuss the practice’s proposed move to Finchley Memorial Hospital, a local MP has added to criticism of the move.

Hampstead businesswoman Aneka Johnson has launched what she claims is the “world’s first” week-long festival dedicated to dogs.

Camden had the joint sixth highest number of homeless deaths in the UK in 2017, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

The family of a girl left “locked in” by a rare syndrome has raised more than £1900 for the charity trying to help fund a cure.

Hampstead Town councillor Maria Higson has stepped down as a governor at the Royal Free Hospital Trust.

Lord Peter Eden, 97, fought in the Second World War and then took a job hunting down Nazis in hiding, and in 2019 he’s taken on Camden Council over ‘neglected’ cobbles outside his Fairfax Place home in South Hampstead.

Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West was on hand last week to open Highgate Counselling Centre’s new offices, at a packed Highgate Society in Pond Square.

Finchley Road’s O2 Centre is hosting a special event next week to tackle the taboo of post-natal depression.

A new high dependency unit for surgery patients has opened at the Royal Free Hospital.

A free physio class for people recovering from falls is launching in St John’s Wood.

When quadriplegic Westminster woman Sari Alikhani moved five minutes down the road to a new Camden flat, she was assured that transferring her care plan would be straightforward.

A new procedure to freeze ovarian tissue of women and girls about to be treated for cancer has been launched by the Royal Free Hospital Trust.

A pensioner with critical health problems was “bed blocked” for 11 days when he needed to be at a Hampstead dialysis unit – and, in a “catastrophic mix up”, nearly had a pacemaker fitted he didn’t need.

A mental health patient at the Whittington climbed onto the roof and fell through the window of a ward, injuring another patient’s family member.

Patients at a Golders Green doctors’ surgery are angry at plans for its potential relocation to Finchley Memorial Hospital.

The last 12 months have seen heartening tales of community action interspersed with trauma, tragedy and political intrigue. Harry Taylor and Sam Volpe take a look back at the biggest stories we’ve brought you in 2018 – and a couple of the weirdest, too.

Muswell Hill man Harry Coughlan has pulled off a remarkable charitable feat – despite his ongoing recovery from testicular cancer and a learning disability, he raised more than £800 to help build a local children’s hospice.

Hundreds took to the chilly water at Crouch End’s Park Road lido for the pool’s first Christmas Day dip in two years – but the manager overslept and was late letting them in.

A Swiss Cottage community centre stepped in to provide a permanent home for artwork created by local woman Sarah Kennard with the help of members of the public.

Firefighters have battled a blaze at a block of flats in Hampstead.

A group of Camden Conservatives dropped by the Royal Free Hospital ahead of Christmas to donate some toys for sick children.


Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

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