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Friday, March 27, 2020

I’ll be publishing daily updates from my north London flat, as the country adapts to a health crisis and a culture of “social distancing”.

The uniquely layered, sprawling space of Alexandra Palace Theatre provides performers and directors plenty to play with.

The son of a man who helped liberate Nazi concentration camp Belsen and Anne Frank’s step-sister recently visited the Hall School in Belsize Park.

The government has quashed Camden Council’s attempt to shut down a Primrose Hill museum named after one of India’s founding fathers.

In March 1990, Hampstead police officers were searching for a knifeman who stormed into their own police station and slashed two officers in the face.

A much-missed swimming couple were honoured with a dedicated bench at the Park Road Lido last week.

This week in 1990 a man who battered to death a sado-masochistic accounts clerk on Hampstead Heath was jailed for five years.

From daredevil parachutist Dolly Shepherd to darts trailblazer Fallon Sherrock, Alexandra Palace’s 157-year history has been shaped and defined by iconic women.

This week in 2005 a heartbroken father paid tribute to his six-year-old daughter and estranged partner who were found murdered in their Somers Town home.

“We’re like brothers - it’s as if we’re an extended family.”

As swathes of commuters dive down into the Highgate underground every day, its elder sibling sits atop - abandoned but rife with nature.

This week in 1990 the Haringey Conservatives leader claimed Alexandra Palace was on the verge of bankruptcy.

This week in 2005 vigilantes were set to take to the leafy streets of Highgate to crack down on vicious gangs of yobs and burglars.

Huge swathes of land and property in north London are still being held by anonymous corporations despite Brexit and changes to tax law, the Ham&High can reveal.

Here’s the Ham&High’s latest foray into its 2005 archives with history flashbacks charting the brilliant, awful and downright bizarre...

Here’s the Ham&High’s latest foray into its 1990 archives with history flashbacks charting the brilliant, awful and downright bizarre...

The Ham&High is delving into its 2005 archives through history flashbacks charting the brilliant, awful and downright bizarre...

The Ham&High delves into its 1990 archives through history flashbacks charting the brilliant, awful and downright bizarre...

A Highgate heritage group wants the long-awaited anti-suicide fencing removed from the Archway Bridge and replaced with a more attractive design.

Communities across north London held events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The refurbishment of Camden Town Hall will cost £63 million, nearly £20m more than the council projected in 2016.

Frank Bright and Zigi Shipper both passed through the gates of the notorious death camp in 1944. The 90-year-olds were among the congregation at Belsize Square Synagogue to share their testimony and remember those who perished

South Hampstead Synagogue will soon throw open its doors to the Camden community to mark 75 years since the end of the Holocaust.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and to celebrate we would like to share readers’ memories.

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