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Andrews and Robertson raised almost £11m at its December 13 auction passing the £120m mark for the year as revenues rose from £97m in 2009 to £124m in 2010.Notable December sales include: — A portfolio of LPA receiverships well located in North London areas of Hackney, Tottenham, Stamford Hill and Haringey raised £1,882m off total guide prices of £1.69m. — 11 properties offered for Southwark Council producing just over £2.025m from a collective guide of £1.980m. — Seven homes sold for just over £1.697m for Lambeth Council from a collective guide of £1.45m. They included a double

Village charm and the great outdoors give Mill Hill family appeal, while commuters love the nearby M1 and the 20-minute train journey to St. Pancras, says Anthea Masey.

This north-west London neighbourhood has two distinct faces: the charming old village of Mill Hill is scattered along a narrow ridge - not surprisingly the road is called The Ridgeway - which looks north-east over open countryside and south-west to Harrow and beyond. Then at the bottom of the hill, placed strategically between the A1 and the M1, there is the bustling Broadway, with its shops and cafés tucked among