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EastEnders star Michelle Collins gets spinning for charity

Cycling fans in Highgate gathered at the All About You Fitness Studio today to take part in the 'Ride to make a difference Spin-athon.' The event was raising money to benefit local children supported by the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation.

People turned up in North London to take on the cycling challenge to raise money for the North London charity Credit: ITV London

The foundation was set up after the tragic death of 17 year old Alexandra who died of cancer in 2010.

Alexandra Wylie passed away from an incurable form of cancer in 2010

The local cyclists were joined by former EastEnders star Michelle Collins, who is a patron of the Foundation. Michelle's daughter, Maia went to school with Alexandra in North London and she now lends her support to Alexandra's mum, Lindsey to keep memories of her daughter alive.

Michelle Collins, who is currently starring in Coronation Street, got involved too. Credit: ITV London
Actress Michelle Collins joins the Spin-athon event today in memory of her daughter's friend
The event will run until tomorrow at midday in Highgate Credit: ITV London

Allie's mother, Lindsey Wylie said:

"We hope to get as many people as possible to sign up for this challenge.

Working in partnership with Camila Batmanghelidj's Kids Company, we will

continue to develop the food parcel programmes for children living in

our area who are going to bed hungry"


Highgate school taken over by squatters

A school in Highgate has been taken over by squatters, in a midst of a row between the Council and an education trust. Council officials want to turn the former Ashmount Primary School into social housing.

But they're facing opposition from an organisation that wants to convert it to a free school. So it remained empty until the squatter moved in as Luke Hanrahan reports.

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