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City and Islington College students take to catwalk for alternative clothes show 

27 Mar

City and Islington College students take to catwalk for alternative clothes show 11 minutes ago Sam Corbishley --> The Alternative Clothes Show returned to Crouch End on Saturday as City and Islington College joined models to showcase outfits crafted...

Recently reopened Maynard Arms now serves more than traditional pub grub 

3 Feb

The Maynard Arms, in Crouch End, has re-opened after spending a couple of weeks sprucing itself up with a fresh lick of paint and a new interior.

Have you voted yet? Art House in Crouch End nominated for Time Out Award 

11 Oct

The Time Out Love London Awards are open for a third year and will be celebrating restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and cultural venues across the capital who are dedicated to making Londoner’s lives better.

Guy proposes to girlfriend with video of Trump, Farage and Kim Jong-un 

27 Aug

He proposed at Crouch End Picturehouse (Picture: CEP/Facebook) Nothing says romance like the grim spectre of Donald Trump’s leathery face blown up on the big screen.

Islington start-ups: Crouch End cafe models itself on your nan’s living room 

13 Jul

One scrambled egg.

Moped crooks snatch man’s iPhone in Islington…before giving it back to him 

20 Jun

For years, phone snatching by moped riders has been one of Islington’s major issues.

Elderly Crouch End pair have £20,000 life savings stolen by bogus ‘gas board’ men 

30 May

Two burglars posed as gas board workers to steal £20,000 in cash from an elderly brother and sister in Crouch End.

More buses to be introduced from Crouch End to Finsbury Park 

19 Jan

Transport for London have announced a new timetable for the W3.

Special screenings of David Bowie film in Crouch End 

19 Jan

The Picturehouse in Crouch End will be holding three special screenings of a 1986 film starring David Bowie.

Community rallies around pregnant Crouch End Big Issue vendor 

7 Dec

A pregnant Big Issue vendor has been overwhelmed by generous offers of support from local parents.

Crouch End choir invites spectators to 12-hour singing marathon 

27 Nov

The Crouch End Festival Chorus is taking a deep breath and running a 12-hour sponsored singing marathon this Saturday to raise funds for a major recording project.

Deaf cinema lovers celebrate new captioned screenings in Crouch End 

22 Nov

Film buffs with hearing impairments are celebrating the launch of captioned films on a Saturday at the ArtHouse cinema.

Crouch End shop caught in sophisticated fraud 

2 Nov

A Crouch End shop keeper has been left shaken by a “calculated and sinister” scam which took place in her family-owned shop.

Sleep-over on the street for Crouch End YMCA 

18 Oct

A hardy group of 20 slept out on the streets to raise money for the hostel and advice centre.

London Zoo keeper spared jail following love triangle glassing spat 

16 Oct

A London Zoo meerkat expert who glassed her Crouch End colleague after a fight over the llama keeper has been spared jail.

Crouch End cricketer tackling AIDS in Rwanda 

9 Oct

A North London cricket coach has flown to Rwanda to help fight the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

Burst water main floods the streets of Crouch End 

29 Sep

The streets of Crouch End have been turned into rivers, after a water main burst on Crouch Hill this morning.

Crouch End sings for Syrian refugees 

25 Sep

Crouch Enders came together in song to raise £822 in just one hour for the Save the Children campaign...

Row Over Plans To Turn Famous Crouch End Studio Into Flats 

7 Sep

descriptionSinger David Gray wants to turn The Church Studios - where The Eurythmics and Bob Dylan recorded - into flats.

Collapsed Crouch End clock tower hoax inspires new designs 

31 Jul

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Crouch End boy beats 8,000 to make final six of national car competition 

26 Jul

A budding racing car designer from Crouch End zoomed past 8,000 rivals to make the final six of a national competition to find the “car of the future”.

Book of Crouch End walks written by historian goes on sale 

25 Jul

Crouch Enders are encouraged to dust off their walking boots and explore the neighbourhood in a new book published by the Hornsey Historical Society.

North Middlesex soar to their highest ever position in the Premier Division 

20 Jul

North Middlesex have reached their highest ever position in the Premier Division, leaping up to second place and lying just 10 points off the top after a two-wicket victory over Finchley in Crouch End.

Crouch End cricket pavilion saved by firefighters as woman hospitalised 

17 Jul

Cricketers in Crouch End will think themselves lucky to have a roof over their heads when they arrive for a game this weekend after their club’s pavilion caught fire.

Former Crouch End restaurant’s bosses fined over rat-droppings 

13 Jan

A RESTAURANT fined £6,000 after food safety inspectors found rat droppings and filth-encrusted kitchen equipment has closed following repeated warnings about hygiene.

Labour’s David Lammy moves out of constituency – so sons can go to top school  

9 Nov

Labour MP David Lammy has moved to the affluent London suburb of Crouch End - outside his Tottenham constituency - so his children can attend an 'outstanding' Catholic school.

Labour’s David Lammy moves out of constituency – so sons can go to top school  

8 Nov

Labour MP David Lammy has moved to the affluent London suburb of Crouch End - outside his Tottenham constituency - so his children can attend an 'outstanding' Catholic school.

Crouch End lido to re-open this week 

10 Aug

The Crouch End lido will open later this week after a complete refurbishment.

This should spark a new-found love of Shakespeare 

8 Aug

ANYONE who has ever bemoaned Shakespeare as boring will certainly revise their opinion after watching the Crouch End Players' version of As You Like It.

Crouch End to commemorate First World War tomorrow 

3 Aug

A Crouch End guide will deliver a talk on the impact of the First World War tomorrow.

Quiz: How well do you know Haringey? 

22 Jul

How many homeowners are there in Tottenham? What proportion of people in Crouch End are Muslim? What percentage of the Wood Green population owns a car...

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Business Rates Increases 2017 – a Haringey scheme to bring some relief 

20 Apr

Do any readers of OpinioN8 pay business rates? Any of you running businesses based in commercial premises in Crouch End may be facing an increase in rates following this financial year's revaluation.

Harringay Ladder traffic improvements = bumper to bumper in Crouch End? 

19 Apr

People may know this stuff already, I don't think I did.

COFFEE & COMPUTERS this Wednesday in Crouch End 

17 Apr

Need FREE advice about using a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Or even wondering which you should buy? Whether it’s emails, the worldwide web or storing your family photos… it’s never too late to learn!  Join us on WEDNESDAY 19th ...

May Market 

15 Apr

May is the perfect time to grab yourself some fresh vintage wares! From Homeware,fashion and accessories to Gardenalia,plants and vinyl, we have it all going on here at North London Vintage Market this May the 6 th and 7 th .

Blues at the Salisbury 

6 Apr

Join us at the Salisbury for a night of live blues from Crispy Vigo, spanish guitar from Genario and smooth jazz sounds.

May Daze: a celebration of spring 

6 Apr

On April 27, Blacktooth productions, a local performance group, will be celebrating springtime, as seen by novelists, poets, natural history writers, diarists and wits through the ages.

Bloody silly survey – but you might win £50 to spend in a local shop 

4 Apr


NorthMet to Green Rooms Arts Hotel 

4 Apr

New tour of the newly converted art deco Arts Hotel Station Road Wood Green, illustrating its history as a NorthMet electricity showroom.

New hotel to open in Crouch End – and some other stuff 

4 Apr

here's the new website...

Beggars in Crouch End 

4 Apr

Do the beggars who ply their manipulative trade outside Tesco in Crouch End have a rota system in operation amongst themselves? I see the same faces there week in, week out on alternating days - seems extraordinary that they can get away with this - ...

Drawn in Light – Published on Paper 

27 Mar

Front Room Art present an exhibition of Ipad Paintings at The Crouch End Gallery - part of the Crouch End Open Studios weekend.

Table for Sale 

27 Mar

Hi I have a dining table for sale.


27 Mar

Saturday 01 April 2017 7:30 PM St John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA Bach  –  St John...

Wanted 1 bed flat in N4 or nearby (Finsbury Park, Stroud Green, Crouch End, Holloway, Harringay) 

22 Mar

A friend of mine is looking for a 1 bed flat in the local area.

Butter Fingers at The Old Dairy, Crouch Hill 

21 Mar

Last week I was chatting to Jason at the Oxfam Books Music shop at Crouch End as Iassessed my card stock there.

Crouch End Festival 2017 

20 Mar


Hall and Rooms For Hire 

13 Mar

Why not hold your event or course or children's party at ours? Halls available for hire at Union Church Community Centre, Crouch End.

COFFEE & COMPUTERS this Wednesday in Crouch End 

13 Mar

Need FREE advice about using a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Or even wondering which you should buy? Whether it’s emails, the worldwide web or storing your family photos… it’s never too late to learn!  Join us on WEDNESDAY 15th ...

Hornsey Town Hall Sports Fest – 18th March. 

10 Mar

Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre  is once again hosting it's fantastic brand new Six Nations viewing experience - designed by rugby fans for rugby fans! ​ Set in the heart of Crouch End, and hosted within a stunning Grade II listed building, fans ...

London Independent Photography Crouch End – Exhibition – Library – 15th Mar 2nd – April 

8 Mar

Starts 15th March - ends 2nd April.

Andrew Palmer @ Ply Gallery 

6 Mar

An exhibition of dramatic seascapes by Crouch End artist Andrew Palmer.

The Neighbourhood Forum’s 2nd AGM – surprise guests – our councillors 

5 Mar

I've just been to the second Annual General Meeting of the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum .

Green on the Screen Transition Crouch End 

3 Mar

Film showing "Cowspiracy" about the meat industry.

@CatherineWest1 on Business Rates in Crouch End and Hornsey 

3 Mar

A slightly manufactured indignation, perhaps, as the complaints are not falling on deaf ears since the government has introduced some mitigation for the increases.

Haringey Cyclists’ AGM and monthly meeting agenda 

2 Mar

Haringey Cycling Campaign.

Crouch End Chamber of Commerce – inaugural meeting 

2 Mar

I went to the inaugural meeting of the Crouch End Chamber of Commerce .

Great British Spring Clean – Clocktower 11am Sat 4th March 

1 Mar

From Facebook Lucinda SharpEvening All,   I am arranging a 'Crouch End Tidy Up' this weekend as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

Replace Felt on Garden Shed Roof 

24 Feb

Can you recommend someone who can replace the felt on my garden shed roof.

Evasive, diversionary, far from the point – PMQs – no Crouch End politics 

22 Feb

I've just seen the start of Newsnight on BBC2 being broadcast from Stoke.

iPad screen. 

20 Feb


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Whole School Song Competition 

31 Mar

After weeks of rehearsing in their year groups, all the children at Coleridge got together in our big hall on the afternoon of Thursday 30 th March for a very exciting singing event.

Year 2 Present Circus Stop Motion Films 

30 Mar

As part of our ‘Circus’ topic, Year 2 have created short stop motion animations of exciting circus acts.

Reporting to Parents – Please Fill In Our Survey 

28 Mar

When it comes to writing your child’s school report at the end of the school year, we want to make sure that we are giving you the information that you require.

Infants Perform for World Poetry Day 

27 Mar

World Poetry Day was on Tuesday 21st March.

The Great Big Dance Off 

24 Mar

This week our lunchtime dance club, which is run by Jess Keen, went to the New Theatre, Wimbledon to perform alongside around 30 other London schools in the regional heats of the Great Big Dance Off .

Year 6 Children Win Public Speaking Competition 

23 Mar

On Tuesday 14th March, a group of Year 6 children took part in a public speaking competition at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, and won! The team of six delivered a speech and answered questions on the subject of Winston Churchill and his ...

Easter Egg Decorating Competition Now Open 

22 Mar

Click here to see last year’s entries...

Junior Performance Choir Perform at Dementia Cafe 

22 Mar

On Wednesday 15th March, our Junior Performance Choir walked from school down to the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Café on Mayfield Road, where the local Alzheimer’s Society had asked us to go and perform some songs for them.

School Council Visit Hive Food Bank 

21 Mar

Our food bank donation boxes have been packed with food and toiletries for our local food bank The Hive.

Former Coleridge Pupils Launch Award Winning App 

10 Mar

On Monday 27th February, five former Coleridge pupils officially launched their Changes app.

Reception Class Hit The Gym 

9 Mar

Over the last fortnight all four Reception classes have had the opportunity to have a fun filled session of gymnastics and movement at My Gym on Crouch End Broadway .

Jim Smith Book Signing in Juniors 

9 Mar

This week is turning out to be an excellent week at Coleridge for author visits.

An Open Letter To Theresa May 

8 Mar

Dear Prime Minister, I woke this morning to the news that you have decided to invest £320 million in the creation of another 140 new free schools – this on top of the 500 you have already pledged to create by 2020.

School Funding – Have Your Say! 

8 Mar

The government is consulting on its plans to implement a new National Funding Formula for schools from April 2018.

Steven Lenton Booking Signing in Infants 

7 Mar

Today, Year 1 and Year 2 had a visit from the brilliant author and illustrator, Steven Lenton .

Sports Zone – Easter Holiday 

2 Mar

Booking is now open for Sports Zone Easter 2017.

Collection for HIVE Food Bank 

28 Feb

The school council have decided to set up a food bank collection at school for people in need of healthy food.

Monet class letter 24.2.2017 

24 Feb

Friday, 24th February 2017 Dear Parents/Carers, Notices:   There will be two visits taking place next week, one on Tuesday 28 th February and one on Wednesday 1 st March.

Exploring Forces in Year 3 Science Week 

10 Feb

The last week of this half term has been science week in Year 3.

A Cat in Paris 

9 Feb

Film Critic Emilia reports on French Film at the Art House On 27th January, Y6 went with Madame Baker to see a French film at the Art House, Crouch End, called Une Vie de Chat or A Cat in Paris.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers 

9 Feb

Sainsbury’s are once again running the Active Kids programme this year, offering free sports equipment to schools who collect the vouchers issued in store.

Update From Zanzibar 

8 Feb

Three years ago staff and pupils at Coleridge set up a sponsorship programme with a lovely school in Zanzibar, Tanzania called KINS ( Kiwengwa Nursery and Primary School ).

A History of Toys With Year 1 

31 Jan

As part of our toy topic this half term, Mr Strange visited Year 1 with his collection of old and new toys.

Extended Nursery Provision From September 2017 

25 Jan

We are delighted to announce exciting changes to our Nursery.

Young Voices 2017 at The O2 Arena 

24 Jan

On Wednesday 18th January Coleridge’s Junior Performance Choir joined together with other school groups from all over London and the South East to perform in one of the Young Voices concerts at the O2 Arena in Greenwich.

Campaign For Fair Funding 

19 Jan

On Tuesday 17th January, I attended a meeting at Rhodes Avenue Primary school.

Learning Lessons in Shanghai 

11 Jan

Towards the end of last term, Louise Foulkes, one of our assistant heads, was invited to visit schools in Shanghai in order to see how children learn maths there.

Sports Zone – Feburary Half Term 

10 Jan

Booking is now open for Sports Zone February 2017.

Coleridge Governing Body – Governor Surgeries 

9 Jan

These meetings are your chance to meet Coleridge Governors, to ask any questions, and/or to find out more about the Coleridge Governing Body.

Merry Christmas Everyone 

21 Dec

Merry Christmas from all here at Coleridge to our parents, friends and their families.

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