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Often visitors have grown up with the Heath, and it has become the background to important times in their lives.

Swimmers can indulge themselves in the Heath’s icy waters this Christmas as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has given the Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed Ponds positive ratings for water quality.

The corporation that manages Hampstead Heath has delayed making any decision based on the much-publicised trans rights consultation it ran over the summer – citing the need to have the 31,457 responses professionally analysed and to wait and see how the government’s Gender Recognition Act consultation pans out.

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.

I am delighted to announce that the results for London in Bloom 2018 are in. We’ve had another great year, despite stiff competition across London.

Competitors will be hoping for a clean strike as the UK’s largest annual conker championships return to the Heath on Sunday.

Hampstead Heath’s butterfly population has been the big winner during this summer’s heatwave, says the City of London Corporation (CoLC).

You may have seen in the media recently a story about the auction and subsequent purchase of a small piece of land surrounded by Hampstead Heath which belonged to the late Henry Hallowes, known to many of us and his friends as Harry.

Kestrels are a regular sight on Hampstead Heath, often seen wind-hovering while searching for their prey.

A half-acre plot of Hampstead Heath was sold to a private buyer for £154,000 in an auction today, adding fuel to conservationists’ fears that it could be developed

Hampstead conservationists fear a half-acre portion of the Heath could get built on if it falls into the wrong hands at a controversial auction on Monday.

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As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

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