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Community groups in Highgate are up in arms over plans they say will "irrevocably damage" Millfield Lane on the border of Hampstead Heath.

Campaigners and community groups across north London fear plans for up to 25,000 extra flights to and from Heathrow will herald increases in air and noise pollution over Hampstead and the surrounding area.

Camden Council is asking the public for their views on estate agents' boards outside houses - with a view to banning them altogether.

Eagle-eyed Hampstead locals will have noticed a romantic change to one of their familiar pillar postboxes.

Farcical news situations #300: writing a 900-word report on a meeting we weren't allowed to enter.

A top Royal Free boss said the trust had "no idea" about the strength of feeling regarding the proposed sell-off of Queen Mary's House, after a meeting yesterday.

As the City of London Corporation (CoLC) consults the public over how to put a radical 10-year "Heath Vision" plan into action, the Heath and Hampstead Society's John Beyer has emphasised the need to make the Heath accessible to groups who don't take advantage of it at present.

Hampstead's well-known ceramics workshop, Well Walk Pottery, has been made an Asset of Community Value (ACV), boosting hopes it will stay as a workshop despite its rumoured sale.

The Heath and Hampstead Society has opposed plans to move a free school into the old Hampstead Police Station - even though the applicants have halved the number of pupils they hope to attract.

Two rogue swans rapidly regretted the decision to land on the Hampstead Heath ponds when the resident swan family chased them off the water and left them "a bit battered" on a grass verge.

Camden's planners have recommended approving the controversial building of an eruv - a Jewish boundary that allows for several exceptions to Shabbat laws - around the borough.

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