Keep your cool

On sunny summer Sundays the population of Primrose Hill seems to explode, as fellow Londoners and savvy tourists flock to enjoy our wonderful views, shops and eateries. This is great for local businesses and brings a buzzing holiday vibe. However, the sea of merry picnickers on the hill and minor traffic chaos on Regent’s Park Road can feel a little overwhelming, especially as the mercury … Continue reading Keep your cool

Humus and HS2 with MP Sir Keir Starmer

Our local MP Sir Keir Starmer talked to Micael Johnstone just before the general election about food, politics and some of the hot topics impacting on Primrose Hill. Keir Starmer looked surprisingly fresh-faced and relaxed as he arrived for our interview, closely followed by various aides and Labour Party campaigners scurrying to escape a brief summer shower. It had been a pretty hectic few weeks … Continue reading Humus and HS2 with MP Sir Keir Starmer

Controversial redevelopment plans for Morrisons

The developers of a proposed major new housing development at Chalk Farm Morrisons have recently been holding further consultations with local residents. Morrisons and property developer Barratt have set out plans to redevelop the area to include 700 new homes and shops to create a high-density site branded as ‘Camden Goods Yard’. The proposals were first outlined at a public meeting in November last year … Continue reading Controversial redevelopment plans for Morrisons

Train Body Brain

Wendy MacLennan has a mission to create a teen mental health revolution. Last September she set up the Train Body Brain method, a 45-minute fitness nirvana to enable teenagers to take control of their own physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The sessions involve high-intensity interval training, positive affirmations and mindful meditation. Wendy explained that setting up Train Body Brain came about partly from witnessing the … Continue reading Train Body Brain

Policing Primrose Hill

We put a number of readers’ questions to the police, who are responsible for enforcing the Royal Parks’ regulations. “The Metropolitan Police hold Community Ward panels every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure that local policing teams are tackling the problems highlighted by park users and local residents,” reports Mark Ottowell, of the Met’s Territorial Policing press office. “The objective is to get information and … Continue reading Policing Primrose Hill

A Bold and Dangerous Family

This month, local author Caroline Moorehead OBE, FRSL will see published the third of the books she planned as a ‘trilogy on resistance to dictatorship’ in Second World War Europe. The first book was A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France, published in 2011; the second was Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France, published … Continue reading A Bold and Dangerous Family

Primrose Hill Eats: Moussaka

With the summer holidays in our midst, transport yourself to the Aegean with this classic recipe from Lemonia. It can be prepared family-style using a 15” x 10”ovenproof dish, or in smaller dishes for individual portions. Ingredients (serves 6–8) 2–3 medium aubergines 2–3 medium courgettes 2 medium potatoes Olive oil for frying 1 lb lean lamb mince 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, … Continue reading Primrose Hill Eats: Moussaka