WORDS TO THE WISE: Quotes from our June 19 edition

It s like a party and none of us would do it if it wasn t fun. It s a real community enterprise and, for a lot of people in Hampstead Garden Suburb, the focus of their summer. When the marquees go up in Central Square and people mill around with their dri

It's like a party and none of us would do it if it wasn't fun. It's a real community enterprise and, for a lot of people in Hampstead Garden Suburb, the focus of their summer. When the marquees go up in Central Square and people mill around with their drinks on balmy summer evenings, it reinforces the spirit of community around which the Suburb was founded.

Proms at St Jude's organiser Susie Gregson knows that it's about much more than just the music.

If you see gangs of youths hanging round outside our shop in the next week or two please don't assume they are up to anything wicked. Thanks to the generosity of J.K. Rowling, the latest instalment in the Harry Potter saga is installed in the window at Waterstone's, on two storycards.

Siofra McSherry (pictured) of Hampstead Waterstone's advising that her young customers are nothing to be worried about.


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It was grim ... more like a sanatorium than luxury accommodation, with lots of ill-looking people wandering around in bath robes. The masseurs wore starchy uniforms and the treatment room where I had a massage resembled a public swimming pool changing room.

Hungary's Wellness Hotels may do you good, but they're far from being the last word in luxury, according to reporter Charlotte Newton.

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It's good to stand for parliament in your dotage because you fit the bill.

Sometime Eurovision Song Contest crooner Ronnie Carroll believes that at 73, the times is right to topple David Davis in the forthcoming by-election.

It's a shame because it was so beautiful. It has upset me greatly. It lifted my spirits.

Susan Davies and other Downshire Hill residents are complaining about the loss of yet another healthy tree.

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