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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.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

25/4/17 

25 Apr

Cask Almasty 4.0% Session IPA £3.90 Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Pale Session Ale £3.90 Stroud O.


the jesus and mary chain announce new show 

24 Apr

They’ve just finished touring the UK in support of their Damage and Joy album and now The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced they’re heading back out on the road in September, including a stop at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.


23/4/17 

23 Apr

Cask Almasty 4.0% Session IPA £3.90 Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Pale Session Ale £3.90 Stroud O.


20/4/17 

20 Apr

Cask COMING SOON Tiny Rebel Hank 4.0% Golden Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Siren Soundwave 5.6% IPA £4.20 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Unfined Ultra Hoppy Pale £3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Tiny Rebel Cwtch 4.6% Red Ale £3.90 Cromarty Brewing Co.


Naming the Clouds, Highgate Poets 28th Anthology Book Launch 

20 Apr

Highgate Poets was first started in 1977.


14/4/17 

14 Apr

Cask COMING SOON Tiny Rebel Fubar 4.4% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Arbor Shangri-la 4.2% Session IPA £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £.3.90 Siren Liquid Mistress 5.8% Red IPA £4.20 Bristol Beer Factory GSB 5.2% Bitter £4.20 ...


The rebirth of Brookfield Lodge 

13 Apr

The lamentable clearing away of a row of buildings on the north side of Swain's Lane in Highgate - including the site of the near legendary Cavour's hardware store, a fixture for forty years until it closed a decade back - has delivered an unexpected...


12/4/17 

12 Apr

Cask Electric Bear Werrrd! 4.2% American Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Moor So’HOp 4.1% Unfined Hoppy Pale Ale £3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Brixton Effra Ale 4.5% Red Ale £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £.3.90 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory GSB 5.2% ...


11/4/17 

11 Apr

Cask Electric Bear Werrrd! 4.2% American Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Brixton Effra Ale 4.5% Red Ale £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £.3.90 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory GSB 5.2% Bitter £4.20 Seacider Black Cherry ...


10/4/17 

10 Apr

Cask COMING SOON Tiny Rebel Beatbox 4.5% American Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Brixton Effra Ale 4.5% Red Ale £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £.3.90 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory GSB 5.2% Bitter £4.20 Seacider Black Cherry ...


Archway 

9 Apr

Archway Close This is the old line of the A1 going up Highgate Hill as Archway Road – but it has now been marooned as the central part of the block which the traffic goes round in a sort of roundabout created in 1967 2 Archway Tavern.


A bright single room to let in Muswell Hill 

7 Apr

Hi, I have a bright single room to let in a desirable part of Muswell Hill.


4/4/17 

4 Apr

Cask Weird Beard Little Things That Kill 3.8% Session Pale £3.90 Track Sonoma 3.8% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Anspach Hobday The Three Threads 6.0% London Porter £4.30 ...


3/4/17 

3 Apr

Cask Weird Beard Little Things That Kill 3.8% Session Pale £3.90 Track Sonoma 3.8% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON Anspach Hobday The Three Threads 6.0% London Porter £4.30 Arbor Lime in the ...


2/4/17 

2 Apr

Cask COMING SOON Brixton Effra Ale 4.5% Amber Ale £3.90 Hammerton N7 5.2% Pale Ale £4.20 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Tiny Rebel Juicy 4.8% Tropical Golden Ale £3.90 Stroud OPA 4.0% Organic Pale Ale £3.90 Anspach Hobday The Three Threads 6.0% ...


Cakes and Music and Poetry 

1 Apr

The library hosted two new ventures in January, February and March –two Cake Club meetings and the other a celebration of poetry on World Poetry Day –and the participants munched and listened and enjoyed...


30/03/17 

30 Mar

Cask COMING SOON Big Smoke Electric Eye 5.0% Pale Ale £4.20 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Moor So’ Hop 4.1% Unfined Pale Ale £3.90 Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Session Pale £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Pale 4.4% Pale Ale £3.90 Seacider ...


Large deep pothole at bottom of Highgate North Hill on entry to circulatory system from South, 27th March 

27 Mar

Newly opened by heavy traffic.


It’s All A Bit Heath Robinson: Re-inventing the First World War 

27 Mar

by Lucinda Gosling, historian and author, in association with Mary Evans Picture Library Lucinda Gosling  discusses the life and career of  William Heath Robinson  (1872-1944), one of Britain's best-loved humorous artists, who was born in Stroud ...


25/03/17 

25 Mar

Cask Magic Rock Ringmaster 3.9% Pale Ale £3.90 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 Almasty Mosaic 6.0% IPA £4.20 Hammerton N1 4.1% £3.90 Five Points Pale 4.


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 ...




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Schools

A Tale of Two Buildings 

25 Apr

A Tale of Two Buildings You may have read in the Ham and High that Bellway Homes, the construction company behind the ambitious housing development on Church Road, has very generously agreed to sponsor all the materials for our outside stage.


BSL & Deaf Awareness 

24 Apr

BSL Deaf Awareness  During Deaf Awareness Week before Easter, some of our Highgate Primary and Blanche Nevile children featured in a film made by the BBC about the importance of learning sign language in schools.


Highgate Germanists Explore Hanover 

24 Apr

HIGHGATE PUPILS VISITED AUTOSTADT, HERRENHAEUSER GARDENS AND THE MASCHSEE LAKE.


Chrysalis Debating Tournament 2017 

31 Mar

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: DO WE NEED IT...


From the Archive: Highgate Village Robbers Fund 

28 Mar

CATCH A LOCAL CRIMINAL AND YOU SHALL BE REWARDED...


Sorry, I’ve got to run 

27 Mar

Sorry, I’ve got to run Last week’s fun run was a wonderful event, brilliantly organised by parent David Musgrove.


Spotlight on… Swing Dance 

24 Mar

WE LEARN HOW LIFE IS LIKE IN SWING DANCE CLASS...


Explorers of the Lake District 

23 Mar

GEOGRAPHY PUPILS VISITED THE LAKE DISTRICT AND STUDIED THE LANDSCAPE...


Dressing up and Raising Money 

22 Mar

DURING THIS YEAR'S WORLD BOOK DAY THE JUNIOR SCHOOL DRESSED UP FOR CHARITY...


Codebreakers of WW2 

21 Mar

YEAR 6 VISITED BLETCHLEY PARK, HOME OF THE BRITISH CODEBREAKERS DURING WW2...


Fun Run for the Family Centre 

20 Mar

Fun Run for the Family Centre Yesterday’s fun run was a remarkable achievement.


The Developing Teenager 

20 Mar

The developing teenager in a new world A one-day conference bringing together educationalists from both the state and independent sectors along with leading experts in the field of adolescent development.


Tear-Jerking Performances by Junior School Pupils 

20 Mar

ON MARCH 2ND JUNIORS SCHOOL PUPILS PERFORMED PIECES FROM LION KING, WICKED AND THE TEMPEST...


Highgate Higher Education Event 

16 Mar

BUZZING ATMOSPHERE AT THE HIGHER EDUCATION FAIR...


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.


Alien Life in our Galaxy 

13 Mar

ON TUESDAY 7TH MARCH DR.


Alien Life in our Galaxy 

13 Mar

ON TUESDAY 7TH MARCH DR.


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

Fairer Funding? David Cameron’s election promise to maintain funding to our schools grabbed the headlines and no doubt contributed to an overwhelming victory at the polls.


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...


Remnants of Rome in St Albans 

1 Mar

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


World Book Day 

27 Feb

Word Book Day One of the main advantages of being a non-uniform school is that children don’t have to wait until World Book Day to dress up as their favourite book character.


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...



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