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Comprehensive plans to transform and update many of Highgate School’s buildings are moving forward with an 81-page masterplan currently out for consultation.

A tour guide has raised thousands of pounds for charity by conducting London history walks from his study in Hampstead Garden Suburb.

We all love the Heath, for its wildlife, its scenery and its peace; but equally magical, and more mysterious, is the Heath of which most visitors are unaware: the unknown Heath beneath our feet.

The chief executive of Alexandra Palace says there is a “very real” risk the Muswell Hill venue could shut down without emergency government funding.

Swimmers, a local MP and Tony Blair’s former communications chief have urged Downing Street to reconsider the closure of the Hampstead Heath Bathing Ponds.

Remembrance Sunday was marked with a series of small socially-distanced ceremonies to commemorate those who lost their lives in two world wars and more than 70 other conflicts.

Pupils from South Hampstead High School have made hundreds of ‘plantable’ plastic-free poppies to fundraise for Remembrance Day (November 11).

After delays to accommodate a site visit and an examination of how the old Hampstead police station, the planning inquiry which will see the future of Abacus Belsize Primary School decided is set to conclude on October 29.

“As a blind person I can’t see beauty. But when I dive into the Ponds I experience it as a physical sensation. I’m immersed in cold water and detached from any other sense. It’s pure touch, pure physical sensation. That’s the way I experience beauty and joy.”

The ladies’ pond at Hampstead Heath reopened today after water tests returned improved results.

The year is 1987 and a language student on his 10-month placement has persuaded his KGB minder to take him on a six-day train journey on the Trans-Siberian Express. The destination is Khabarovsk.

The Phoenix Cinema is hoping to rise again and offer reduced audiences “something special” as it looks at how to reopen.

Hampstead Heath’s ladies’ pond is closed again due to “poor results” from water quality tests - only eight days since it reopened following a sewage leak.

With work on the refurbishment of Camden’s town hall back under way, photos of its original construction have been released.

A Westminster Council planning committee unanimously rejected plans to add nine flats to the roof of a Maida Vale mansion block on Tuesday night.

The BBC has submitted an objection to the Grade-II listing of Maida Vale Studios.

Hampstead Heath’s ladies’ pond will reopen on Saturday after being closed for more than a week from a sewage leak.

Nitrous Dioxide (NO2) levels at the old Hampstead police station are at an “unacceptable level”, according to an expert witness at the inquiry into plans for Abacus Belsize Primary school to move to the Rosslyn Hill site.

The long-awaited meeting between execs at the Belsize Park charity Wac Arts and a group of high-profile critics was a “constructive” one, and the trustees will now take a number of recommendations to a board meeting later this month.

Hampstead Heath’s Ladies’ Pond remains closed due to a sewage leak, while protesters against compulsory charges returned on Sunday.

On day four of the inquiry into plans which would see Abacus Belsize Primary School move into the disused former Hampstead police station, the school’s headteacher and parents of pupils spoke of the importance of the school to the Belsize community.

Arguments over transport pressures and air quality were heard at the planning inquiry into Abacus Belsize Primary School’s scheme to move into the old Hampstead Police Station in Rosslyn Hill.

After a century “at the centre of the Kilburn and West Hampstead communities”, the Kingsgate Community Association (KCA) has announced it is to close with immediate effect.

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