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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Charles Dickens' links to Camden are perhaps well-known.

Visitors to Highgate Cemetery may have observed a haunted, glum look on the faces of volunteers this week.

From Beyonce to Chewbacca, Wembley's cavernous 2,000 seat Troubadour Theatre has a long history of film and TV making, writes Bridget Galton.

Megan Rapinoe, Lucy Bronze, Marta - for perhaps the first time ever, this summer finally saw the stars of women's football become the household names they had always deserved to be.

Heathside Preparatory School has been bought by a new education provider after 26 years of unchanged leadership.

When you look up into the night sky, you are looking into the past.Gazing at the stars, you are seeing them as they looked years ago, not as they are now. But for the first time in three years, Hampstead Observatory is now looking to the future once again.

There was a time in the 1980s when St Peter's C of E Primary School in Maida Vale looked set to close.

Current and former students of an Archway secondary school chatted about their shared experiences at a party to celebrate its 140th birthday last week.

Worried about space running out at Highgate Cemetery?

Anyone looking up at the sky above King's Cross on May 5, 1969, might have though they were hallucinating.

One of the country's most prominent Windrush campaigners is holding an event at Muswell Hill Library next week.

Louis Armstrong standards, a Gilbert and Sullivan ditty and poems from Keats and his great friend poet and publisher Jeremy Robson saw long-time Ham&High editor Gerald 'Gerry' Isaaman OBE given an inevitably idiosyncratic send-off.

A Muswell Hill charity worker who has helped scores of Syrian refugees find work in Britain has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Two of the Kate Lovegrove murals which decorated the much-maligned Hampstead Village branch of McDonalds are up for sale again.

When historical investigator Cat Whiteaway spotted an embroidered First World War postcard with a Camden address at an Abergavenny antiques stall, she didn't anticipate it taking a decade to return to its intended recipients.

A talk next week at the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre will put the spotlight on some of London's diarists, including a Highgate woman who was stunned by the hostile attitude towards young men who weren't fighting in the First World War.

Growing up as a woman in late-Victorian England wasn't easy - even as a well-off member of the Hampstead middle-class.

Highgate United Reformed Church came together last month to celebrate 160 years since its opening in Pond Square.

In 1929 public swimming wasn't easily accessible for many.

Over the last week ten cygnets have hatched on Hampstead No. 1 Pond - and we've seen a number of delightful pictures of the young family taking to the water on their first outings.

When the Endellion String Quartet held its first rehearsal on January 20, 1979, in cellist David Waterman's Belsize Park flat, the musicians had no idea they would still be performing 40 years later - or quite how far their stellar career would take them.

A coalition of London arts organisations have joined forces with a grassroots group as part of a campaign to return a historic roman kiln to its rightful home —Highgate Wood.

After nearly six decades of association with Crouch End, the Bishop family, who have run Thomerson timber shop since 1962, have closed the store.

Sex magic, dead foxes, vampires and an Old Bailey trial - Highgate's David Farrant, who died earlier this month, lived a colourful 73 years in and out of the headlines.

A historic painting owned by Kenwood House is to go on loan to a gallery previously accused of selling pieces of artwork it had borrowed.

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