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Restaurant bosses in Archway threaten legal action over ‘illogical’ parking controls 

20 Sep

Restaurant bosses in Archway threaten legal action over ‘illogical’ parking controls 34 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Restaurant bosses in Highgate Hill are threatening legal action against Islington Council after customers were banned from parking ...


Teenager airlifted to hospital after stabbing near school 

12 Jun

The attack happened outside the William Ellis School in Highgate around lunchtime today, although the school says those involved were not pupils.


School considering letting boys wear skirts with uniform 

14 May

Boys may be allowed to wear skirts at Highgate School, in Highgate, north Londonbr /(Picture: PA) A private school in north London is considering letting boys wear skirts.


How V.I.P.s like to R.I.P. – The grave attractions of the rich and famous 

31 Mar

As George Michael is laid to rest in an exclusive area of Highgate Cemetery, here are some more famous - and infamous - grave attractions...


George Michael’s final resting place revealed – and public will NOT be allowed to visit grave 

30 Mar

The superstar singer has been buried in Highgate West cemetery, which is only accessible on guided tours - and his grave is not included...


George Michael’s lover Fadi Fawaz races to London funeral 

30 Mar

Andrew Ridgeley and Helen 'Pepsi' DeMacque-Crockett were among the mourners seen arriving at Highgate Cemetery, north London, for the 2pm service.


George Michael funeral ‘will take place in 30-seat chapel’ 

19 Mar

The pop superstar is expected to be laid to rest alongside his mother Lesley in Highgate West Cemetery, north London, next week.


George Michael knew his ‘days were numbered’ claims medics 

19 Mar

Simeon Niel-Asher, who treated George, 53, at his Highgate mansion in north London just three weeks before his death, claimed George 'somehow knew' that he was going to die.


George Michael ‘leaves £10m London mansion to his sister’ 

13 Mar

Melanie Panayiotou, 55, is thought to have moved into the luxurious Highgate mansion in north London as preparations for the star's 'heartfelt and intimate funeral' get underway.


George Michael’s Highgate mansion used for gay porn 

26 Feb

A source has claimed two gay porn films were shot at his north London property without his knowledge in August 2011 and in 2012, when George and Fadi were abroad.


Highgate Cemetery reveals identities of all 160,000 buried corpses for first time 

25 Jan

The mysteries of those who lie beneath the graves of Highgate Cemetery could finally be solved as the entire catalogue of burial records goes public for the first time.


Thousands of George Michael fans back petition for life-sized statue of star near Highgate home 

15 Jan

Almost 3,000 people have backed calls for a George Michael statue to be built outside the late stars north London home.


George Michael ‘will be buried beside his mother’ at family’s private plot in Highgate Cemetery 

28 Dec

The star, whose homes have been flooded with tributes since his death on Christmas Day, is said to have been devastated since the death of his mother Lesley Panayiotou (right) to cancer in 1997.


Fans gather at singer George Michael’s Highgate home following his death on Christmas Day. 

26 Dec

Grieving fans began gathering tonight outside the Highgate home of singer George Michael who has died at the age of 53.


Spookiest places in the UK mapped with hot spots for ghosts, UFOs and unsolved murders 

27 Oct

From The Highgate Vampire to the black dog of Bunting Nook we look at some of the scariest places in country with Halloween around the corner...


World-famous popstar, 22, drops in for a kickabout with London schoolchildren  

12 Oct

Megastar Justin Bieber, 22, who is worth an estimated £165million, turned up at Highgate School in north London today to play football with some shocked pupils.


Spectacular images of the abandoned Highgate station in London 

1 Aug

Highgate station opened in 1867 as part of the Great Northern Railway's line between Finsbury Park and Edgware, in the north of the capital.


Urgent police appeal to find ‘vulnerable’ retired bus driver who has gone missing 

13 May

Police are searching for a “missing and vulnerable” retired bus conductor with links to Golders Green and Highgate.


Someone’s trying to rent out a toilet for £3,000 a month 

11 Apr

The location of the toilet in Highgate (Picture: Google Street View) A rare opportunity has emerged to buy a special piece of real estate in Highgate, North London.


Financier slams 'environmental extremists' who object to basement dig plans under his £2m Highgate home 

31 Mar

A millionaire financier who wants to build a mega-basement underneath his £2 million Highgate home today branded critics of the scheme environmental extremists.


Highgate Vampire: Can you help resolve 46-year-old supernatural mystery? 

17 Feb

Victims of the ‘Highgate Vampire’ are being sought to finally resolve the 46-year-old supernatural mystery.


London’s biggest gay sauna to be demolished to make way for a luxury hotel 

4 Feb

Chariots in Shoreditch is London’s biggest gay sauna It’s the end of an era.


A transgender role model 

17 Dec

It has been a whirlwind year for Highgate actress Rebecca Root, and she is fast becoming one of the most famous faces of the transgender community.


Ammunition found between Highgate and Muswell Hill 

27 Nov

Police are investigating after live ammunition was discovered in Parkland Walk.


Schoolmaster’s Diary book remembers Andrew Szydlo’s career at Highgate School 

26 Nov

The collection by Andrew Szydlo, 66, includes dozens of images which show how Highgate School in north London has changed since 1975.


Parents driven ‘bonkers’ over tutoring, warn head teachers 

21 Nov

Children are given excessive tutoring as parents seek to push them to the top of their class, says heads of Westminster and Highgate schools...


Jamie Oliver aims to fork out extra £3MILLION to give new London pad a facelift 

8 Oct

Celebrity chef plotting revamp of 17th Century mansion in Highgate he bought for 8.7million...


Four Rooms art dealer’s Twitter rant against Highgate Cafe Rouge’s plastic plants 

6 Oct

As a celebrity art dealer, Jeff Salmon appreciates the finer things in life – so he has no time for plastic flowers.


Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child signs books for Highgate pupils 

5 Oct

The author of popular children’s book series...


Young explorer fights to save threatened Antarctic 

3 Oct

A young explorer returned from an expedition to the Antarctic to share his experiences with a Highgate audience.


Swan-shaped squash takes centre stage at Highgate Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show 

29 Sep

An unusual swan-shaped squash was the talking point of the Highgate Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show.


Hyperlocal & blogs

16/10/17 

16 Oct

Cask Stroud – OPA 4/0% Organic pale Ale £3.90 Almasty – Session  4.0% IPA £3.90 Track – Sonoma 3.8% Pale Ale £3.80 Hammerton – N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Arbor – I speak for trees 5.0% APA £4.20 House Brewery – House Bitter 3.8% £3.80 COMING SOON...


15/10/17 

15 Oct

Cask Fyne – Avalanche 4.5% hopped ale £3.90 Almasty – Session  4.0% IPA £3.90 Track – Sonoma 3.8% Pale Ale £3.80 Hammerton – N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Arbor – I speak for trees 5.0% APA £4.20 House Brewery – House Bitter 3.8% £3.80 Arbor – Oz ...


12/10/17 

12 Oct

Cask Fyne  – Avalanche 4.5% hopped ale £3.90 Moor – So’Hop 4.1% Ultra Pale £3.90 One Mile End – Temperance Ale 3.5% £3.90 Almasty – Hops 4.9% £4.00 Almasty – MKX 6.1% IPA £4.50 Five Points – Five Points Pale 4.4% Pale £3.90 COMING SOON House...


11/10/17 

11 Oct

Cask COMING SOON COMING SOON One Mile End – Temperance Ale 3.5% £3.90 Almasty – Hops 4.9% £4.00 Almasty – MKX 6.1% IPA £4.50 Five Points – Five Points Pale 4.4% Pale £3.90 COMING SOON House Brewery – House Bitter 3.8% £3.90 Seacider 4.0% Rhubarb ...


10/10/17 

10 Oct

Cask Marble – Pint 3.9% Session Ale £3.90 COMING SOON One Mile End – Temperance Ale 3.5% £3.90 Almasty – Hops 4.9% £4.00 Almasty – MKX 6.1% IPA £4.50 Five Points – Five Points Pale 4.4% Pale £3.90 COMING SOON House Brewery – House Bitter 3.8...


9/10/17 

9 Oct

Cask Marble – Pint 3.9% Session Ale £3.90 COMING SOON One Mile End – Temperance Ale 3.5% £3.90 Almasty – Hops 4.9% £4.00 Almasty – MKX 6.1% IPA £4.50 Five Points – Five Points Pale 4.4% Pale £3.90 Five Points – Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 House ...


8/10/17 

8 Oct

Cask Marble – Pint 3.9% Session Ale £3.90 Hammerton – N1 4.1% Pale Ale Oddly –  Rhia 4.0% Golden Ale £3.90 Almasty – Hops 4.9% £4.00 Almasty – 4.0% Session IPA £3.90 One Mile End – Salvation 4.4% Pale Ale 5 Points – Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 ...


Green Open Homes 2017 

7 Oct

Want to make your home warmer and cheaper to run?  Here’s help with cosying up for the colder months ahead.


St John the Baptist, Highgate Road, Kentish Town (now Christ Apostolic) 

6 Oct

A nedieval chapel was replaced by this church designed by James Wyatt in 1782-84.


6/10/17 

6 Oct

Cask Marble – Pint 3.9% Session Ale £3.90 Hammerton – N1 4.1% Pale Ale Oddly –  Rhia 4.0% Golden Ale £3.90 Hawkshead –  Bitter 3.7% £3.90 Almasty – 4.0% Session IPA £3.90 One Mile End – Salvation 4.4% Pale Ale 5 Points – Railway Porter 4.8...


5/10/17 

5 Oct

Cask Marble – Pint 3.9% Session Ale £3.90 Siren  – Soundwave 5.6% IPA £4.50 Oddly –  Rhia 4.0% Golden Ale £3.90 Hawkshead –  Bitter 3.7% £3.90 Uley –  Bitter 4.0% £3.90 COMING SOON 5 Points – Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Hammerton –  Blank ...


Fun Dog Walk for Mayhew on Hampstead Heath 

5 Oct

Come and support  Mayhew and have a fun dog walk on Hampstead Heath on Sunday 8th October at 11.30am at the Bandstand.


5/10/17 

4 Oct

Cask COMING SOON Siren  – Soundwave 5.6% IPA £4.50 Oddly –  Rhia 4.0% Golden Ale £3.90 Hawkshead –  Bitter 3.7% £3.90 Uley –  Bitter 4.0% £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON Hammerton –  Blank Slate 3.2% Table Beer £3.80 Seacider 4.0% Blueberry ...


2/10/17 

2 Oct

Cask COMING SOON Siren  – Soundwave 5.6% IPA £4.50 oddly –  Rhia 4.0% Golden Ale £3.90 Hawkshead –  Bitter 3.7% £3.90 Uley –  Bitter 4.0% £3.90 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory – Nova 3.8% Pale Ale £3.90 Hammerton –  Blank Slate 3.2% Table...


28/9/17 

28 Sep

Cask Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 5.0% Australian Pale £4.30 Arbor – Shangri-la 4.2% IPA £3.90 COMING SOON Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Moor So ‘Hop 4.1% Hoppy Pale £3.90 Bristol Beer Factory – Nova ...


26/9/17 

26 Sep

Cask Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 5.0% Australian Pale £4.30 Arbor – Shangri-la 4.2% IPA £3.90 COMING SOON Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Moor So ‘Hop 4.1% Hoppy Pale £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON ...


25/9/17 

25 Sep

Cask Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 5.0% Australian Pale £4.30 COMING SOON COMING SOON Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Moor So ‘Hop 4.1% Hoppy Pale £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON Seacider 4.0% Cherry Backewell...


23/9/17 

23 Sep

Cask Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Liverpool Organic Harbour 4.2% Hoppy Pale £3.90 Wylam Cascade 4.1% American Pale Ale £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Pale 4.4% £3.90 House Brewery Pale 4.2% Pale Ale 3.90 Almasty Nelson Pale 5.5...


20/09/17 

19 Sep

Tapstone Soma 4.6% Fruity Pale £3.90 Liverpool Organic Harbour 4.2% Hoppy Pale £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON Hawkshead XPA 3.5% Extra Pale Ale £3.80 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Ultra Pale Ale £3.90 Seacider 4.0%  ...


18/9/17 

18 Sep

Cask Tapstone Soma 4.6% Fruity Pale £3.90 Liverpool Organic Harbour 4.2% Hoppy Pale £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON Hawkshead XPA 3.5% Extra Pale Ale £3.80 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Ultra Pale Ale £3.90 Seacider 4.0...


16/9/17 

16 Sep

Cask Big Smoke Bonfire 4.2% Bitter £3.90 House Brewery 4.2% Pale £3.90 Left Handed Giant Duet 4.8% APA £4.00 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory Calypso 5.0% Strong Single Hopped Pale £.4.20 Hawkshead XPA 3.5% Extra Pale Ale £3.80 Five Points Railway Porter 4.


13/9/17 

13 Sep

Cask Big Smoke Bonfire 4.2% Bitter £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON Tabstone – Wildwoods 4.8% IPA £4.00 Bristol Beer Factory Calypso 5.0% Strong Single Hopped Pale £.4.20 Bristol Beer Factory – Twelve Apostles 5.0% Australian Pale Ale £4.20 Five Points...


JACKSONS LANE – NO GO 

11 Sep

The feasibility study on Highgate Library’s potential relocation to Jacksons Lane Arts Centre has now been completed, with the results formally announced yesterday – and the outcome is “No”.


10/9/17 

10 Sep

Cask Big Smoke Bonfire 4.2% Bitter £3.90 COMING SOON Hammerton – N7 5.2% Pale Ale £4.10 Siren – Soundwave – 5.6% IPA 4.20 Bristol Beer Factory Calypso 5.0% Strong Single Hopped Pale £.4.20 Bristol Beer Factory – Twelve Apostles 5.0% Australian Pale ...


9/9/17 

9 Sep

Cask Siren – Under Current 4.5% Pale Ale £4.10 House Brewery – Pale Ale 4.2% £3.90 Hammerton – N7 5.2% Pale Ale £4.10 Siren – Soundwave – 5.6% IPA 4.20 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory – Twelve Apostles 5.0% Australian Pale Ale £4.20 Five ...


7/9/17 

7 Sep

Cask Siren – Under Current 4.5% Pale Ale £4.10 COMING SOON Hammerton – N7 5.2% Pale Ale £4.10 Siren – Soundwave – 5.6% IPA 4.20 Big Smoke Brewing Co – Bonfire 4.2% Bitter £3.90 Siren – Yulu 3.6% Loose Leaf Pale Ale £3.80 Five Points – Railway...


6/9/17 

6 Sep

Cask Siren – Under Current 4.5% Pale Ale £4.10 Five Points – Pale 4.4% £3.90 COMING SOON Anspach Hobday – Loral Oats 4.8% Cream Ale £3.90 Big Smoke Brewing Co – Bonfire 4.2% Bitter £3.90 Siren – Yulu 3.6% Loose Leaf Pale Ale £3.80 Five Points...


31/8/17 

31 Aug

Cask Fyne – Jarl 3.8% Blond Session Ale £3.90 Electric Bear – NZ Pale 3.8% £3.90 Coming Soon Anspach Hobday – Loral Oats 4.8% Cream Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Hammerton – N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Anspach Hobday – The Pale Ale 4.4% £3.90 ...


30/8/17 

30 Aug

Cask Fyne – Jarl 3.8% Blond Session Ale £3.90 Electric Bear – NZ Pale 3.8% £3.90 Fyne – Maverick 4.2% Bitter £3.90 Anspach Hobday – Loral Oats 4.8% Cream Ale £3.90 Anspach Hobday – The Summer Blonde 4.1% £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON Anspach...


27/8/17 

27 Aug

Cask Anspach Hobday – Centennial 4.2% APA £3.90 Ilkley – Mary Jane 3.5% Pale £3.80 Fyne – Maverick 4.2% Bitter £3.90 Anspach Hobday – The IPA 6.00% IPA £4.20 Anspach Hobday – The Summer Blonde 4.1% £3.90 Anspach Hobday – Loral Oats 4.8% ...




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Schools

The Broader Picture 

16 Oct

The Broader Picture Hooray for the statement put out last week by the head of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, ‘Schools in England are focusing on tests and exams, rather than giving pupils a good grounding in a wide range of subjects.


Year 4 Celtic Harmony Camp Trip 

12 Oct

A STONE AGE DAY...


Year 5 at the Canal Museum 

11 Oct

A CLOSER LOOK AT LONDON'S WATERWAYS...


Development Matters 

9 Oct

Development Matters  Having worked in education for quite a while now, I’ve seen an awful lot of stuff, of varying quality, come out of the Department for Education.


Year 3 Camp Out 

9 Oct

TIME FOR TENTS...


Telethon 2017 

4 Oct

HIGHGATE'S TELEPHONE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN...


Sports News 

3 Oct

Sports News It’s been a fantastic start to the year for sport at Highgate Primary.


We Value Collaboration 

2 Oct

We Value Collaboration Following last week’s excitement, it was interesting to see the latest consultation document from Ofsted.


Year 11 & 12 Trip to Uganda 

26 Sep

A HUMBLING JOURNEY...


An Inspector Calls 

25 Sep

An Inspector Calls  Illustration by Ros Asquith It’s been quite a week at Highgate Primary School.


Biological Observation in Ecuador 

22 Sep

OUR PUPILS MET THE LARGEST PREDATOR IN THE AMAZON THIS SUMMER...


Cholmeleians Annual Sports Festival 

21 Sep

OC TEAM CAPTAINS WERE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEW PLAYERS IN THIS YEAR'S SPORTS FESTIVAL...


CCF Summer Camp in Folkstone 

20 Sep

OUR PUPILS GOT THEIR SOLDIER SKILLS TESTED THIS SUMMER IN FOLKSTONE...


Prize-Giving for Y11-Y13 

19 Sep

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRIZE-WINNERS...


First Day At School 

18 Sep

First Day at School   Although I will often struggle to remember things from last week, I am fortunate to have an unusually good memory for my early childhood.


From Hypothermia to holding hands at 6000m 

12 Sep

SUMMITING STOK KANGRI: A STORY OF BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS...


From Hypothermia to holding hands at 6000m 

12 Sep

SUMMITING STOK KANGRI: A STORY OF BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS...


Insect Day 

11 Sep

Insect Day I wonder how many members of our community actually know what an INSET Day is? For our children it’s definitely an Insect Day, possibly where teachers come to school to prepare lessons on those mythological creatures, ‘mini-beasts’.


Highgate at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 

8 Sep

HIGHGATE DRAMA WENT TO THE FRINGE FESTIVAL IN EDINBURGH AND DREW LARGE AUDIENCES WITH THEIR PLAYS...


GCSE Results 2017 

24 Aug

CONGRATULATIONS TO YEAR 11 ON A FINE SET OF RESULTS...


What a Performance! 

17 Jul

What a performance! On Friday we’ll be saying goodbye to our Year 6 classes, their primary education behind them, ready to move on to secondary school and the new challenges that come their way.


Dali class letter 14.07.2017 

15 Jul

Dali Class Letter – Friday 14 th  July 2017 Dear Parents/ Carers, We had a great end of year trip to Highgate Wood yesterday.


Maths Master Class By Daisy and Esther, Y5 

11 Jul

During the course of this year, some children in Y5 have been attending the Royal Institute of Maths Master Classes.


Pre-Prep’s Space Adventure! 

11 Jul

THE PRE-PREP PERFORMED THEIR SHOW "SPACE ADVENTURE" SHOWCASING WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNT ABOUT SPACE...


Could Do Better? 

10 Jul

Could do better? It’s that time of year and all around the country children and parents are nervously waiting to receive their end of term reports… I still have all of my own school reports, handwritten in ink, dating back to my time at primary ...


Pre-Prep Sports Day! 

10 Jul

OUR PRE-PREP PUPILS IMPRESSED WITH THEIR ATHLETICISM ON THIS YEAR'S SPORTS DAY...


Marvellous Mummies 

10 Jul

YEAR 1'S "ANCIENT EGYPT" PROJECT CULMINATED IN THEIR END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE "EGYPTIAN ESCAPADE...


Krasner class letter 07.07.2017 

7 Jul

Dates for your diaries! Tuesday 11 th July – Highgate Wood School debating club are coming to Weston Park Tuesday 18 th July – Year 6 trip to World Para Athletics Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Wednesday 19 th July – Y6 show...


Dali class letter 07.07.2017 

7 Jul

Dali Class Letter – Friday 7 th  July 2017 Dear Parents/ Carers, On Thursday 13 th  July we will have our end of year trip to Highgate Wood.


The School’s Library Hosted Year 7’s Science Fair 

7 Jul

TWO WEEK LONG SCIENCE PROJECT CULMINATED IN A FAIR IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY...



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