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A pioneering black female footballer was celebrated this week - with a plaque unveiled at a Hornsey school to mark her 148th birthday.

The memorial plaque in Willow Road was part of a scheme by the Association of Jewish Refugees to commemorate prominent emigres

After five months of consultation, this week the Friends of Highgate Cemetery - who manage the historic Swain's Lane burial ground - have submitted a Private Bill to parliament that would see it given permission to re-use abandoned graves.

Year 5 pupils at St Michael's Primary in Highgate were given the keys to Lauderdale House last week as part of the now-annual Kids in Museums takeover day.

The owner of a Hampstead landmark is casting around for a buyer and Heathside School is still in discussions about moving in, the Ham&High has learned.

North London fell silent on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day as people remembered those who had fought and lost their lives in conflict.

The Friends of Kenwood House and English Heritage held a packed lecture with cultural bigwigs Sir Simon Schama and Lord Melvyn Bragg on Monday night.

A statue celebrating anti-apartheid campaigner Oliver Tambo has been unveiled at Albert Road Recreation Ground.

"It seemed striking that the Philharmonic Orchestra was not just for white toffs!"

Camden's commemoration of Black History Month continues tomorrow (Fri) with a showpiece event celebrating the Windrush Generation.

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David Stark has more Fab Four stories than most. As a lad he hung around outside the studios to catch a glimpse of the band - but over the years he would meet them all. He spoke to Sam Gelder to mark the legendary album's 50th anniversary today.

A Camden Council official has said one of India's founding fathers isn't significant enough in the UK to overturn planning rules on a Primrose Hill townhouse that was converted to a museum in his memory.

Very few places in Hampstead can say they've played witness to both love and war.

North London company formation agents have been exploited by criminals across the world but they say that now the government - not them - is the one that needs to change. Hannah Somerville reports.

Campaigners are celebrating a victory as Keats House bosses have said it won't be screening films or serving beer at the venue.

Bill Oddie is among the Hampstead locals unhappy with Keats House's bid for a new licence, which could see it hold film screenings and serve alcohol for 200 guests until 10pm.

After 33 years, the Muswell Hill Toy Library has packed away its wares for the final time.

Burgh House is a throwback. Then again, it's supposed to be.

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.

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