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Alexandra Palace is facing a financial hole of at least £1 million this year as the economic toll of coronavirus on the arts and culture industry deepens.

Haringey Council was forced to hurriedly fix some badly drawn double yellow lines on the roads in Highgate this week.

Barnet and Camden councils are among those encouraging residents to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the end of the Second World War at home.

The brutality of the Second World War left an indelible mark but people have forgotten how great the loss was, according to a military chaplain of 27 years.

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

“Now that the tumult of rejoicing has died down, let us spare a moment to remember the men – and women – who won the battle for us.”

“I was a little girl, 10 years old, when peace was declared. I wore my hair in bunches. I wanted to tie them with red, white and blue ribbon. But my mother said: ‘No!’

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 Hampstead musem wants to preserve local thoughts and experiences of life under lockdown as a “snapshot of history for future generations”

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.

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