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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.


Highgate church parishioners open up homes to Syrian refugees 

24 Sep

Parishioners of a Highgate church have offered to open up their homes to Syrian refugees fleeing civil war.


Highgate Taverners praying for success ahead of a Holy exciting trip to The Vatican 

24 Sep

Highgate Taverners will be praying for success on their end-of-season tour after setting up a pretigious encounter with St Peter’s Cricket Club in Vatican City.


Highgate Harriers win Southern Six Stage road relay for first time in 25 years 

23 Sep

Highgate Harriers’ men’s team made history on Sunday as they won the Southern Six Stage Road Relay for the first time in 25 years.


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

22 Sep

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


Shopper put off lasagne for life after finding FANG in Waitrose meal  

20 Sep

City worker Arabella Frankel, 32, from Highgate in north London, was eating the 'deliciously warm and comforting' dish on her lunch break when she bit down on something hard.


Children recite Shakespeare in Highgate drama workshops 

20 Sep

Children as young as seven recited Shakespeare on stage after attending a week of drama workshops in Highgate.


Hyperlocal & blogs

23/3/17 

23 Mar

Cask COMING SOON Stroud S’Mild 3.7% Mild £3.80 Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Moor So’ Hop 4.1% Unfined Pale Ale £3.90 Hammerton N7 5.2% Strong Pale Ale £4.20 Hammerton N1 4.1% £3.90 COMING SOON Seacider Mango Cider 4.0...


22/3/17 

22 Mar

Cask Wylam Galatia 4.0% Extra Pale £3.90 Stroud S’Mild 3.7% Mild £3.80 Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 COMING SOON Stroud OPA 4.0% Organic Pale Ale £3.90 Hammerton N7 5.2% Strong Pale Ale £4.30 Almasty Irish Cream Stout 4.8% £4.20 Siren Soundwave 5.6% IPA £4.20 ...


21/3/17 

21 Mar

Cask Wylam Galatia 4.0% Extra Pale £3.90 Stroud S’Mild 3.7% Mild £3.80 COMING SOON Five Points Pale 4.4% £3.90 Stroud OPA 4.0% Organic Pale Ale £3.90 Hammerton N7 5.2% Strong Pale Ale £4.30 Almasty Irish Cream Stout 4.8% £4.20 Siren Soundwave 5.6% IPA £4.


19/3/17 

19 Mar

Cask Wylam Galatia 4.0% Extra Pale £3.90 Stroud S’Mild 3.7% Mild £3.80 Arbor Shangri-la 4.2% Session IPA £3.90 Five Points Pale 4.4% £3.90 Stroud OPA 4.0% Organic Pale Ale £3.90 Hammerton N7 5.2% Strong Pale Ale £4.30 Almasty Irish Cream Stout 4.8% £4.20 ...


17/3/17 

17 Mar

Cask Wylam Galatia 4.0% Extra Pale £3.90 Stroud S’Mild 3.7% Mild £3.80 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Tapstone Wild Woods 4.5% Pale Ale £3.90 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale 3.90 Siren Vermont Tea Party 3.6% Earl Grey Pale Ale £3.80 COMING SOON COMING ...


16/3/17 

16 Mar

Cask Wylam Galatia 4.0% Extra Pale £3.90 Stroud S’Mild 3.7% Mild £3.80 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Tapstone Wild Woods 4.5% Pale Ale £3.90 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale 3.90 Siren Vermont Tea Party 3.6% Earl Grey Pale Ale £3.80 COMING SOON COMING ...


14/3/17 

14 Mar

Cask Five Points Pale 4.4% £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON Moor So’Hop 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 5.0% Strong Pale Ale £4.20 Kentish Pip Craftsman 6.0% Med/Dry ...


Lost blonde Cockerpoo dog – Queens Woods N10 

13 Mar

This male blonde Cockerpoo dog called Mylo has been reported as lost from Queens Woods, near Highgate Station, N10 area since midday on 13th March.


12/3/17 

12 Mar

Cask COMING SOON Marble Azacca 5.2% Pale Ale £4.20 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Big Smoke Medicine Man 6.0% IPA £4.50 Hammerton Blank Slate 3.2% Pale Ale £3.80 Almasty Session IPA 4.0% £3.90 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Bristol Beer Factory ...


10/03/17 

10 Mar

Cask Marble Manchester Bitter 4.2% £3.90 Marble Azacca 5.2% Pale Ale £4.20 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Big Smoke Medicine Man 6.0% IPA £4.50 Northern Monk Patrons Projects Striding Edge 3.0% Light IPA £4.00 Almasty Session IPA 4.0% £3.90 Ilkley ...


2017 Year 4 MacBook WorkShop 

9 Mar

Thank you, to all the Year 4 parents who joined us in learning more about the Sacred Heart 1:1 Laptop Program, on Tuesday 7th March.


08/03/17 

8 Mar

Cask Marble Manchester Bitter 4.2% £3.90 Marble Azacca 5.2% Pale Ale £4.20 Tiny Rebel Altered Beast 5.0% Altbier £4.20 Big Smoke Medicine Man 6.0% IPA £4.50 Northern Monk Patrons Projects Striding Edge 3.0% Light IPA £4.00 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8...


7/3/17 

7 Mar

Cask COMING SOON Wiper True Mild 4.9% Rye Beer £4.00 Tiny Rebel Altered Beast 5.0% Altbier £4.20 COMING SOON Northern Monk Patrons Projects Striding Edge 3.0% Light IPA £4.00 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON Kentish Pip ...


06/03/17 

6 Mar

Cask Arbor Pocket Rocket 3.9% Session Pale Ale £3.80 Wiper True Mild 4.9% Rye Beer £4.00 Tiny Rebel Altered Beast 5.0% Altbier £4.20 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Northern Monk Patrons Projects Striding Edge 3.0% Light IPA £4.00 Five Points Railway ...


5/3/17 

5 Mar

Cask Arbor Pocket Rocket 3.9% Session Pale Ale £3.80 Wiper True Mild 4.9% Rye Beer £4.00 Tiny Rebel Altered Beast 5.0% Altbier £4.20 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Northern Monk Patrons Projects Striding Edge 3.0% Light IPA £4.00 Five Points Railway ...


04/03/17 

4 Mar

Cask Arbor Pocket Rocket 3.9% Session Pale Ale £3.80 Wiper True Mild 4.9% Rye Beer £4.00 Marble Lagonda IPA 5.0% £4.20 Arbor Yakima Valley 7% American IPA £5.00 Hammerton N7 5.2% Pale Ale £4.20 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Wild Beer Co ...


02/03/17 

2 Mar

Cask Track Sonoma 3.8% Pale Ale £3.80 Wiper True Mild 4.9% Rye Beer £4.00 Marble Lagonda IPA 5.0% £4.20 Arbor Yakima Valley 7% American IPA £5.00 Hammerton N7 5.2% Pale Ale £4.20 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Wild Beer Co Millionaire 4.7% ...


01/03/17 

1 Mar

Cask COMING SOON COMING SOON Wylam Dr Rudi 3.8% Pale Ale £3.80 Arbor Yakima Valley 7% American IPA £5.00 Hammerton N7 5.2% Pale Ale £4.20 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Wild Beer Co Millionaire 4.7% Chocolate Milk Stout £3.90 Marble Bitter 4.2% £...


28/2/17 

28 Feb

Cask COMING SOON Stroud OPA 4.0% Organic Pale Ale  £3.90 Wylam Dr Rudi 3.8% Pale Ale £3.80 Arbor Yakima Valley 7% American IPA £5.00 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Wild Beer Co Millionaire 4.7% Chocolate Milk Stout £3.90 Uley Bitter...


27/02/2017 

27 Feb

Cask Five Points Pale 4.4% Pale Ale £3.90 Stroud OPA 4.0% Organic Pale Ale  £3.90 Wylam Dr Rudi 3.8% Pale Ale £3.80 Arbor Yakima Valley 7% American IPA £5.00 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Wild Beer Co Millionaire 4.7% Chocolate Milk ...


26/02/17 

26 Feb

Cask Siren Liquid Mistress 5.8% Red IPA £4.50 Stroud Tom Long 3.8% Amber Bitter £3.80 Wylam Dr Rudi 3.8% Pale Ale £3.80 Arbor Yakima Valley 7% American IPA £5.00 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Wild Beer Co Millionaire 4.7% Chocolate Milk ...


24/02/17 

24 Feb

Cask Siren Liquid Mistress 5.8% Red IPA £4.50 Stroud Tom Long 3.8% Amber Bitter £3.80 Wylam Cascade 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Arbor Yakima Valley 7% American IPA £5.00 COMING SOON Moor So’Hop 4.1% Unfined Pale Ale £.90 Arbor Motueka 3.8% Golden Session Ale £...


loti eats: ostuni 

24 Feb

When we heard that Puglian restaurant Ostuni had knocked up some new dishes to help see us through to warmer weather, we dropped by their Highgate location (there’s also an Ostuni in Queen’s Park for all you NW London peeps) to check it out.


23/02/17 

23 Feb

Cask Siren Liquid Mistress 5.8% Red IPA £4.50 Stroud Tom Long 3.8% Amber Bitter £3.80 Wylam Cascade 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Unfined Pale Ale £.90 Arbor Motueka 3.8% Golden Session Ale £3.80 ...


22/02/17 

22 Feb

Cask Siren Liquid Mistress 5.8% Red IPA £4.50 Stroud Tom Long 3.8% Amber Bitter £3.80 Wylam Cascade 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 COMING SOON Arbor Motueka 3.8% Golden Session Ale £3.80 COMING SOON Seacider Hardcore...


21/2/17 

21 Feb

Cask Siren Liquid Mistress 5.8% Red IPA £4.50 COMING SOON Almasty Pacific Jade Simcoe 4.0% Pale Ale £3.90 Oz Bomb 4.7% Aussie Pale £3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON Big Hand Havok 5.0% American Bitter £4.00 Seacider ...


20/02/17 

20 Feb

Cask Siren Liquid Mistress 5.8% Red Ale £4.50 Almasty Pacific Jade Simcoe 4.0% Pale Ale £3.90 Oz Bomb 4.7% Aussie Pale £3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 Big Hand Havok 5.0% American Bitter £4.00 Seacider Medium Sussex ...


We successfully resisted proposed library cuts 

19 Feb

FORE sent a sent a deputation to Haringey council cabinet once more, this time on February 14th.


Extract from minutes of HLAG committee in January 

19 Feb

Council Budget 2017/8: Haringey are consulting on their budget cuts of £20m.


17/02/17 

17 Feb

Cask Almasty NZ IPA 6.0% £4.50 Stroud O.




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22 Mar

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Codebreakers of WW2 

21 Mar

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Fun Run for the Family Centre 

20 Mar

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The Developing Teenager 

20 Mar

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Tear-Jerking Performances by Junior School Pupils 

20 Mar

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16 Mar

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Women of the World Festival 

16 Mar

A FEW OF OUR PUPILS EXPLORED THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE THIS SUNDAY...


When the going gets tough… 

13 Mar

When the going gets tough… So, the Campaign for Fairer Funding is gaining momentum and this week I was presented with letters, written by some of our pupils, to forward on to the PM.


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13 Mar

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1565 Society Lunch 

13 Mar

ON MARCH 4TH 1565 SOCIETY MEMBERS WERE INVITED TO A3 COURSE LUNCH AND A TALK BY HIGHGATE'S OWN DAVID SMITH...


First ever KS2 Haringey Dance Festival 

9 Mar

ON 1ST MARCH HIGHGATE HOSTED 120 PUPILS IN THE FIRST EVER KS2 HARINGEY DANCE FESTIVAL...


The Crowning of Highgate Young Musician of the Year 

8 Mar

WHO WAS CROWNED HIGHGATE YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR...


Fairer Funding? 

6 Mar

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Miniature Hogwarts at Highgate 

6 Mar

OUR LIBRARY WAS TRANSFORMED INTO HOGWARTS GREAT HALL DURING OUR 3RD ANNUAL HARRY POTTER QUIZ...


A Medieval Tour Through London 

3 Mar

YEAR 12 PUPILS EXPLORED SOME OF LONDON'S MOST NOTABLE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY HISTORY LANDMARKS...


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1 Mar

YEAR 4 VISITED THE VERULAMIUM MUSEUM IN ST ALBANS ON 9TH FEBRUARY...


World Book Day 

27 Feb

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Highgate pupils running fast at Haberdashers 

27 Feb

OUR JUNIOR SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNERS FLASHED THROUGH THE COURSE AT HABERDASHERS...


How to Talk to Teenage Girls 

24 Feb

On 23 February Highgate Women organised a QA with former Head of Francis Holland School Vivienne Durham on how to communiicate with teenage girls.


MAGIC breakfast at Swiss Cottage School 

24 Feb

AFTER RAISING MONEY FOR SWISS COTTAGE SCHOOL, YEAR 6 PUPILS VISITED TO SEE WHERE THE MONEY WAS SPENT...


The Alhambra Duo impresses with their string work 

22 Feb

THE ALHAMBRA DUO AND MANY OTHERS IMPRESSED AT THIS YEAR'S JUNIOR SCHOOL CHAMBER CONCERT...


Sporting Success 

21 Feb

Sporting Success Sport at Highgate Primary continues to flourish and it’s great to see the children becoming increasingly fit and healthy.


EYFS Outstanding Feedback 

21 Feb

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Hanging on the Telephone 

20 Feb

Hanging on the Telephone This half term I was lucky enough to spend a few days in the village of Highgate on Sea, known locally as Walberswick.


No Man is an Island 

20 Feb

YEAR 13 DRAMA PORTREYS DARK TALES OF PUNISHMENT AND A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY LOST IN THE FOREST...


Contextual Reference: A Matter of Life and Death 

10 Feb

YEAR 11 ART STUDENTS WENT TO THE VA LAST WEEK, AND IT WAS QUITE THE TRIP...


Chinese New Year of the Rooster 

9 Feb

Chinese New Year of the Rooster Celebrations On Friday 3rd February, after the children had enjoyed a delicious Chinese lunch cooked by our school chefs, performers of Chinese martial arts, ballet and music from the Confucius Institute of ...



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