Beatrix Clark contemplates the small pleasures to be found as lockdown eases.

A charity has called for pet owners to look out for signs their cat may become pregnant, following a drop in the number of animals being neutered during lockdown.

Swimmers sneaking into the Hampstead Heath bathing ponds has become a “constant problem” according to Heath bosses – who have again warned people visiting over the weekend to respect social distancing rules.

A team of Muslim volunteers celebrated the end of Ramadan by delivering food parcels and PPE to homeless shelters and care homes around Haringey.

Camden Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and issues in the borough under lockdown will be the subjects of a live online Q&A.

Brent Cross shopping centre will reopen on June 15, in line with the latest government guidance.

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The question of how we come out of lockdown is rightly the subject of much debate.

A Westminster sports centre has become a food bank as it launches a partnership with the North Paddington Food Bank to help feed families in the Church Street area.

Alexandra Palace is facing a financial hole of at least £1 million this year as the economic toll of coronavirus on the arts and culture industry deepens.

The grounds of Kenwood House are to be reopened to the public on May 27.

Like many open spaces, Hampstead Heath is enjoying a resurgence of wildlife in this pandemic.

Nando’s is set to reopen 94 of its restaurants for delivery and collection after closing sites in the face of the coronavirus lockdown.

North London MPs – and Crouch End’s fancy dress ‘plague doctor’ – were scathing after the prime minister’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings was forced to explain why he had travelled from Islington to County Durham during lockdown.

Highgate School’s headteacher donned his spikes on Friday morning to run a marathon around the school’s playing fields – and he raised more than £60,000 which will help provide laptops for Year 12 pupils at nearby state schools.

With local councillors and activists calling on Haringey Council to transform its streets to benefit cyclists and pedestrians as lockdown eases, the town hall revealed it was working on three programmes that would see the borough adapted over the next six months.

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Camden Council’s education chief has backed schools in the borough to use their own expertise and make their own decisions about reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

An astonishing team of 60 volunteer sewers in Maida Vale have managed to create 3,600 medical-grade face masks for the key workers on the frontline of the coronavirus fight.

Haringey Council is co-leading a London-wide partnership expected to source 48 million items of PPE during the coronavirus pandemic.

A historic Kentish Town pub and live music venue is calling on community support to stave off closure.

An Archway woman donned in homemade scrubs including an Ikea bag and a shower cap is using the weekly clap for carers to demand improved PPE for health workers.

High streets across the country were already facing challenging times, through increasing government business rates, rent increases and changing shopping habits, but the local shop has been a vital life line during this crisis.

For many of us – those privileged enough to have escaped the worst of this awful disease so far – the loss of the pubs, the leisure facilities and, above all, the freedom that we are used to is the biggest sacrifice we have been asked to make during lockdown.

West Hampstead pupils have recorded a touching tribute song for a much-loved care home worker who died last month from coronavirus.


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