Whilst summer sun and warmth can be very pleasant for the human population it is not always so for our pets. Dogs and cats do not perspire like humans and can quickly overheat which can be fatal in a very short time. Never leave a pet in a parked car in the summer. Even with windows open the heat can build up very quickly leading … Continue reading Summer Pet Awareness
There’s this geezer on the hill last night with his dog and he’s shouting out, “Ons moar un tuh thuh braych”. An actor. Got to be. We get a lot of them on the hill. And more often than not I can’t understand a word they say. But this one I can understand. Us moles have a collective memory that goes back hundreds of years, … Continue reading The Bard on the Hill
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
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
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
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
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
On The Hill magazine was launched in 2014 by the Primrose Hill Community Association to serve the needs of the local community, bring them news and stories from their neighbourhood. Run by local volunteers the monthly magazine is posted to homes in Primrose Hill and given away at local shops, resteraunts, cafes and bars. The magazine is provided for free, supported by advertising from local … Continue reading What do you think about the On The Hill magazine?
Our urban environments are always evolving and Primrose Hill is no different. Local businesses make a significant contribution to the unique ‘village’ lifestyle enjoyed by Primrose Hill residents. Micael Johnstone explores the trends driving some of the Hill’s recent changes and looks at ways in which local shops and restaurants can continue to thrive. Walking through Primrose Hill on a sunny day and browsing the … Continue reading A Happy High Street?
If you’ve seen the film of Their Finest, starring Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton, you’ll be interested to know that the author of the original book, Lissa Evans, lives in Primrose Hill, and she came to the Library on 24 May to tell us about writing the original novel, Their Finest Hour and a Half. Q. What made you so interested in this period of … Continue reading Q&A with Lissa Evans