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Council tax set to rise by nearly 5pc in Camden next year 

11 Dec

Council tax set to rise by nearly 5pc in Camden next year 13:34 Harry Taylor --> Camden Council is set to increase council tax next year by nearly five per cent.

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ for jailed Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 

11 Dec

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ for jailed Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 10:58 Jon King --> Jailed mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘can see some light’ at the end of the tunnel after she avoided being dragged back to court following ...

Heavy snowfall brings disruption to roads and public transport in London 

10 Dec

Heavy snowfall brings disruption to roads and public transport in London Yesterday, 13:06 Laura Adams --> Weather warnings have been issued across London following heavy snowfall overnight and this morning.

Accountant accused of forging mother’s signature jailed 

8 Dec

'Self-confessed liar' Girish Dahyabhai Patel, 65, from Highgate in London, used a blank document, pre-signed by his 'astute and devout' mother, before adding a will around it.

Man dies in fire at St John’s Wood flat 

8 Dec

Man dies in fire at St John’s Wood flat Friday, December 8, 2017 Harry Taylor --> A man in his 60s has died after a fire at a ground floor flat in Alexandra Place, St John’s Wood this morning.

Foreign Secretary to visit Iran this weekend to push for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe release 

8 Dec

Foreign Secretary to visit Iran this weekend to push for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe release Friday, December 8, 2017 Harry Taylor --> Boris Johnson will be visiting Iran this weekend, and will push to get West Hampstead mum Nazanin freed from prison.

Camden’s ‘spiderman’ remembered in Waterlow Park memorial benches book 

7 Dec

Camden’s ‘spiderman’ remembered in Waterlow Park memorial benches book Thursday, December 7, 2017 Jon King --> A spider expert who appeared in James Bond movie Dr No is just one of the many fascinating people who has a Waterlow Park memorial ...

Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell guest of honour at JW3 fundraiser 

7 Dec

Gallery: Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell guest of honour at JW3 fundraiser Thursday, December 7, 2017 Emily Banks --> Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell CBE was a guest of honour at the JW3 annual fundraising dinner.

Letter: Tulip Siddiq should decide what to do over Arman bin Quasem 

7 Dec

Opinion: Letter: Tulip Siddiq should decide what to do over Arman bin Quasem Thursday, December 7, 2017 Jessica Learmond-Criqui --> Hampstead lawyer Jessica Learmond Criqui writes a letter on the situation regarding ‘disappeared’ Arman bin Quasem...

Camden Conservative Santas raise over £1500 for charity 

7 Dec

Camden Conservative Santas raise over £1500 for charity Thursday, December 7, 2017 Harry Taylor --> Six Camden Tories were running for charity rather than for office last weekend, as they raised over £1500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Mystery note scolds Muswell Hill parents for using nursery 

5 Dec

Mothers and fathers of Muswell Hill are under attack from a neighbour in the affluent north London suburb who is trying to shame them with a letter scolding parents for using a nursery.

Estates campaign caused the Labour right’s woe in Haringey council 

5 Dec

The battle between left and right in the Labour Party has come starkly into the open in Haringey, north London.

Protest outside McDonald’s after Muslim woman told to remove hijab 

5 Dec

Chants of “Islamophobia no way—Muslim people here to stay” rang out in front of the McDonald's on Seven Sisters Road...

Pedestrian hit and killed by police van in Tottenham 

4 Dec

Suleyman Yalcin, 44, got off a bus in Tottenham, north London, to have a family meal at his brother's house when he was knocked down while crossing Seven Sisters Road (pictured).

McDonald’s security guard suspended after ordering Muslim woman to remove hijab 

2 Dec

The security ordered the woman to remove her hijab (Picture: Guzelian) McDonald’s has suspended a security guard who ordered a woman to remove her hijab before he would allow her to be served.

McDonald’s security guard ordered Muslim woman to remove hijab 

2 Dec

The security ordered the woman to remove her hijab (Picture: Guzelian) A McDonald’s security guard ordered a woman to remove her hijab before he would allow her to be served.

Momentum set to take control of Haringey council in 'purge' of Labour moderates 

30 Nov

Jeremy Corbyns Momentum group is poised to take over its first council after ousting sitting councillors and replacing them with Left-wingers.

Baby P’s mother refused parole and will spend another two years in prison 

28 Nov

Tracey Connelly has been denied parole (Picture: PA) The mother of Baby P will serve at least two more years behind bars after prison bosses refused to release her from custody.

Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017: The winners 

24 Nov

A hospital social worker described by her colleagues as “approaching every case with passion and commitment” has been named Social Worker of the Year for 2017.

Murdered London mother was seen on CCTV the day before 

23 Nov

Retired civil servant Catherine Burke's body was discovered at her £700,000 house in a quiet street in Muswell Hill , north London last Thursday evening.

Mother stabbed to death in Muswell Hill 'may have known attacker' 

20 Nov

A mother who was stabbed to death after being gagged and bound in her north London home may have known her attacker, police said.

Travellers break into hospital in affluent London suburb 

17 Nov

Parents in houses backing on to the property in Muswell Hill have banned children from playing in their gardens and said the group set off fireworks nightly for two weeks, making their life hell.

She’s popped out! Blooming Duchess of Cambridge delights as she shows off bigger baby bump in snowy white coat 

14 Nov

Kate visited the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in north London today after being forced to cancel an earlier visit due to extreme morning sickness...

Ferne McCann’s ex Arthur Collins found guilty of acid attack at nightclub 

13 Nov

Arthur Collins in his police mugshot (Picture: PA) Arthur Collins has been found guilty of hurling acid at a crowd of people in a nightclub.

Brave restaurant customers fight off ‘hammer-wielding moped raider’ with BAR STOOLS after he ‘tries to steal manager’s laptop’ 

10 Nov

Customers at the Crouch End restaurant were filmed brandishing the stools at the suspect after he allegedly grabbed manager Gessica's laptop...

Haringey Labour falls out over housing plan 

7 Nov

Also: Grenfell council goes for college...

Activists build opposition to social cleaning plans in Haringey 

31 Oct

Housing campaigners took to the high court last week to challenge Labour-run Haringey council over its plan to demolish seven estates in the north London borough.

London mum says teacher called her autistic son ‘spazzy’ 

31 Oct

Natalie Page, whose son Steven Dragwidge has autism and ADHD due to being born prematurely, says she was offended by the term she heard used at Woodside Academy in Croydon, south London.

Surya Deva: Market redevelopment is ‘an issue that has global implications’ 

26 Oct

Surya Deva at the UN discusses the impact regeneration has on the human rights of people who live near the Seven Sisters market.

United Nations intervenes in proposed regeneration of London market   

26 Oct

What you may ask has a local authority run market got to do with the Office of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights? Well in the case of the Seven Sisters area of London quite a lot.

Man admits brutally dragging woman, 92, over cobbles in mugging 

26 Oct

The 92-year-old woman was left covered in bruises after Sanchez Edwards, 28 robbed her (Picture: National) A violent addict has admitted a brutal mugging on a 92-year-old woman.

Ferne McCann’s ex has two nightclub ‘acid attack’ charges against him dropped 

25 Oct

Arthur Collins’ trial is ongoing (Picture: PA) Two charges have been dropped against the ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann over his role in an alleged nightclub acid attack.

Haringey council faces formal complaint over plans to push out tenants 

24 Oct

Housing campaigners have lodged a formal complaint against Haringey council...

DJ gets £300k from Haringey Council to open a chicken shop 

23 Oct

DJ Ben Rymer, 45, opened Chicken Town in a former fire station in Tottenham, North London, two years ago and it was labelled Britain's healthiest fried chicken shop.

Highgate private school scraps end-of-year prizes 

21 Oct

Highgate School in London angered parents by scrapping a prize-giving to avoid upsetting sensitive students days after the headmaster apologised over gender-neutral toilets.

Headmaster says sorry over gender neutral toilets after children are ‘less happy’ 

17 Oct

Adam Pettitt, headmaster of Highgate School A headmaster at a £20,000-a-year private school has issued an apology after he unveiled new ‘gender neutral’ toilets for pupils after they returned from summer holidays.

Haringey council sells off Love Lane estate 

17 Oct

The Love Lane estate in Haringey, north London, is set to be sold off to property developers Lendlease.

London headmaster apologises over gender-neutral toilets 

17 Oct

Adam Pettitt had overseen the conversion of lavatory facilities at Highgate School in North London saying it would help students who are 'gender fluid or don't wish to identify themselves with a gender.

People risk their lives at cliff edge where student fell 200ft to her death from Seven Sisters 

16 Oct

These people were seen at Birling Gap in East Sussex in recent days near the Seven Sisters cliff face where Korean Hyewon Kim died over summer...

Sightseers still taking pictures on Seven Sisters cliffs 

15 Oct

Sightseers are still larking around for snaps on cliffs at Seven Sisters in East Sussex - despite the death of a South Korean tourist who ignored warnings about the dangers of the 200ft high cliffs.

Tourists continue to risk lives posing for snaps on crumbling cliffs where student fell to her death 

14 Oct

Holidaymakers can be seen standing close to the edge of the Seven Sisters cliffs despite the death of Korean student Hyewon Kim in June, who fell 200ft after posing for a photograph...

Please stop posing for selfies at dangerous cliff edges 

14 Oct

Don’t do it (Picture: LNP) It’s really, really not worth it.

Sightseers pose for snaps at Seven Sisters despite death 

14 Oct

Reckless sightseers are still posing for pictures on the edge of Seven Sisters cliffs in East Sussex where a 23-year-old student fell 200ft to her death despite countless pleas to learn from her fatal mistake.

Clubbers rubbed ice on burning skin ‘after Ferne McCann’s ex attacked them with acid’ 

13 Oct

Mugshot of Arthur Collins (Picture: PA) Clubbers rubbed ice on their burning skin after acid was thrown inside a nightclub, a court has heard.

First picture of student who fell 200ft to her death from Seven Sisters cliff after leaping in air for photo 

13 Oct

Hyewon Kim, 23, asked a stranger to take her picture at the East Sussex cliffs - but as she jumped in the air, she lost her footing and plunged to her death...

Pictured: Student who fell 200ft to her death after jumping for photo on cliff edge 

13 Oct

Hyewon Kim was in the UK to improve her English (Picture: Hyewon Kim) This is the student who tragically died after jumping in the air for a photo by a cliff edge before losing her footing and falling to her death.

Student plunged 200ft to her death off Seven Sisters cliff 

13 Oct

Hyewon Kim, 23, suffered 'catastrophic injuries' after she slipped and fell while jumping into the air during a pose for a photo at Cuckmere Haven (pictured, tourists at the cliffs today) in East Sussex.

Student died jumping on cliff edge after asking stranger to take a photo 

12 Oct

Seven Sisters cliffs in East Sussex (Picture: Getty) A woman died after she jumped in the air while posing for a photo on the edge of Seven Sisters cliffs, an inquest heard.

Student plunges 200ft to her death after asking stranger to photograph her jumping on crumbling cliff edge 

12 Oct

Korean Hyewon Kim, 23, lost her footing after jumping in the air near the edge of the Seven Sisters cliffs in East Sussex...

Met Police officer ‘sexually assaulted woman on train and raped date from Plenty of Fish’ 

11 Oct

Carl Blood is on trial (Picture: South Beds News Agency/Fairley of Luton) A Met Police officer sexually assaulted a woman on a train months after he raped a separate woman on a date, a court heard.

Rapist attacked women as they tried to get home in London 

10 Oct

Papis Cante, 36, appeared at Wood Green Crown Court where he admitted his part in the two horrifying assaults, which took place just a month apart from each other.

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Our xmas social 

16 Dec

We were lucky to be joined by John Sauven at Greenpeace for our xmas social.

Friends of Lordship Rec Activities in January 2018 

8 Dec

Sunday 14th January 1-3pm at the Hub, Lordship Rec Friends of Lordship Rec Annual General Meeting All welcome to drop in to find out about the work of the Friends and what was accomplished in the park during 2017 and to discuss possible improvements ...

Tottenham Ploughman Winterfest 2017- this Sunday! 

7 Dec

The annual Tottenham Ploughman Winterfest returns for another year.

Aircraft Manufacturer and Goings on Behind the Manor House Tavern 

7 Dec

Digging around in the archives recently, I came up with some intresting wee factlets related to a building behind the Manor House Pub.

Saving the Moselle Brook – if there’s one thing we must do for future generations 

4 Dec

It would be so easy to restore Hornsey’s only river as its wends its way through the eastern most reaches of N8 into Wood Green.

Tottenham Winter Festival- this Saturday 

1 Dec

The annual Tottenham Winter Festival takes place this Saturday (Dec 2nd) on Tottenham Green, between the hours of 12noon and 6pm.

Come and meet us at Very Merry Muswell 9th December 

30 Nov

We’re looking forward to Saturday 9th, when we’ll be setting up stall again at the wonderful Very Merry Muswell event on St James Square (by Planet Organic) in Muswell Hill from 12-5pm.

Haringey Labour infighting goes national 

30 Nov

Oh dear.

Discredited Wood Green AAP must give way to a Community Led Plan 

29 Nov

The much vaunted Wood Green AAP is now so discredited, it really is time for Haringey to start again.

So many plans, so little time. Our current situation. 

18 Nov

With all the developments and plans that our small community is facing, it is quite difficult for local residents to keep up.

The Future of the Oceans 

12 Nov

Speaker meeting – Tuesday 14 November at 7.30pm with Steve Simpson Associate Professor in Marine Biology Global Change,  University of Exeter Enthralled by David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet II’ ? Come to this free illustrated talk from a ...

The Alternative Xmas Fair – Sat 25th Nov 3-6pm – Hornsey Vale Community Centre N8 9LP 

8 Nov

Sustainable Xmas -Tips to resist the pressure to be sucked into the stressful shopping frenzy : a ) Go cold turkey and give up buying presents.

A damning critique of how Labour run Haringey- by a Labour councillor 

6 Nov

This has been in the news in the last few days.

Tottenham Hale residents boycott developer and Haringey Council tower talking shop 

6 Nov

On 2nd November 2017 a group of Tottenham Hale residents organised a boycott of the Haringey Council developer management forum meeting to hear from Argent about their proposal for a 16-storey tower on the site of the demolished Welboirne Centre.

Haringey rough sleeper count – your help requested 

5 Nov

FROM MET POLICE COMMUNITY NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Since Autumn 2010 all local authorities are required to submit an annual figure indicating the numbers of people sleeping rough in their area.

Crafty North Londoner Christmas Market 

4 Nov

Discover the perfect gifts and the talented makers behind them at your Etsy Made Local Tottenham.


3 Nov

How to report ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR Anyone living, working, studying or visiting the borough can make a report on using the Council's online form 24 hours a day at http://www.


3 Nov

Fireworks don't have to be ear splitting to be fun.

Planning alert: The Goods Yard, White Hart Lane: exhibition 

2 Nov

Local residents are invited to a public exhibition on yet another new development in Tottenham.

The Bishop of Harringay! 

1 Nov

I was interested to read in an Act of Parliament from 1830* that there apparently used to be a Bishop of Harringay.

Small successes on the street – with a little help from Veolia 

27 Oct

Thanks to Veolia we have been successfully managing the leaf-fall from the lime-trees on Hornsey Park Road.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 16 November 2017 

26 Oct

The Bowes Park Community Association (BPCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Thursday 16 November at Bounds Green School at 7.30pm.

St Ann’s Hospital – The Early Years 

25 Oct

North Eastern Fever Hospital circa 1905 In 1890 a suitable 19-acre site for a new fever hospital  in North East London had been identified  in Tottenham by the Metropolitan Asylums Board (MAB).

The German Lady on Lausanne Road 

21 Oct

The following article was written by Martyn Day and published on the St Margarets Community Website (an area of Richmond).

Parr Family Photo Album from Harringay Ladder 1902-1903 

20 Oct

See my posting in the main forum .

Enfield Southgate – a three way split 

19 Oct

On 17 October 2017, the Boundary Commission published its revised proposals,for the new parliamentary constituencies in London; following on from the extended consultation undertaken in 2016.

Parliamentary boundary review changes- your comment is invited 

17 Oct

The Boundary Commission for England published its revised proposals for the Tottenham parliamentary constituency earlier today.

Planning alert: exhibition on fresh redevelopment in Tottenham Hale 

11 Oct

Tottenham Hale is set to be subject to yet more development.

Green Open Homes 2017 

7 Oct

Want to make your home warmer and cheaper to run?  Here’s help with cosying up for the colder months ahead.

What is the name of this alley? 

27 Sep

 Does it come under the Sandlings ? Cobham Rd Alley ? Frome Rd Alley...

What if you can’t read the fly tipping signs? 

27 Sep

While walking to work I saw some rubbish under a sign this morning, The thought struck me "What if you can't read the fly tipping signs? What could they be saying ?" "Look at this cool stuff...

Friends of Lordship Activities in October 

27 Sep

Sunday October 1st 1-2.30 pm  Friends of Lordship Rec Open Meeting .

The greening of Hornsey Park: help needed 

27 Sep

Suppose the area filled up with butterflies and bees.

Jazz in Coburg Road 

23 Sep

According to trumpeter Henry Lowther, who I spoke to at the Karamel Restaurant on Thursday night, the great jazz composer Mike Gibbs lived in Alexandra Road in the 1990s.

Woodstove Wisdom evening, Tuesday 10th October 

21 Sep

Fancy cosy evenings warmed by renewable biomass? Already a woodstove owner but not sure you’re getting the best out of it? Come along to MHSG member Stewart McIlroy’s home in Grosvenor Road, N10 on Tuesday 10th October to find out more.

Nightlife – real life 

16 Sep

Trap for bats at Railway Fields What an astonishing night at Railway Fields last Saturday! Bat expert Huma and her two volunteers set up a bat trap and the public saw bats close up, in real life, held in the hand, before ringing and release.

Two Festivals in Tottenham -Tomorrow! 

15 Sep

Tomorrow (Saturday)! Two festivals will take place at Lordship Recreation Ground, Lordship Lane.

Balabam South Tottenham! 

15 Sep

Balabam! Just like that South Tottenham has gained a fab new music venue / community pub / hangout.

Ceilidh, Friday 21st October 2017 

15 Sep

Dance the night away at the BPCA Ceilidh on 21 October! Let your hair down to toe-tapping music from Chris and Peter, and enjoy a Ploughman’s supper.

Gospel Oak – Barking trains suspended AGAIN 

14 Sep

South Tottenham station will be closed again for over a month from this Saturday.

Drop-ins at Hobarts: 14 September cancelled 

12 Sep

This is to confirm that the drop-in session at Hobarts, planned for this Thursday 14th September, has been cancelled.

London Overground local travel news 

10 Sep

For many of you who are not yet aware, local transport will be affected by works on the London Overground.

The Heartlands at September 2017 and the RBLG 

8 Sep

This month’s meeting of the Heartlands Resident and Business Liaison Group (RBLG) was courteous and informative.

Tottenham Today- community event this Saturday 

7 Sep

Tottenham Today is a free community event will be taking place this Saturday (9th September).

Picking up rat food on a Saturday morning 

2 Sep

The empty lot on the corner of Lordship Lane and Moselle attracts a  particular type of flytipping.

Mon 11th Sept Green on the Screen ‘Dispossession:The Great Social Housing Swindle’ 

31 Aug

Kiran Acharya, Associate Producer of film will join us that evening and take part in the discussion of this Inspiring film that explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the U.

Friends of Lordship Activities in September 

29 Aug

Sunday September 3rd, 1-2.30pm Friends of Lordship Rec open meeting at the Hub to discuss issues relating to the park.

FinsFeste (Finsbury Garden Festival): Saturday 9 September 

25 Aug

We’re delighted to invite you to our annual Festival, taking place in Finsbury Gardens on Saturday 9 September, 2.00 p.

Highgate Wood Heritage Community Day 

24 Aug

Sunday 3rd September, 11am-4pm Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road N10 3JN (Onslow Gate entrance opposite Onslow Gardens) MHSG will be holding a stall at  Highgate  Wood’s free family event on Sunday 3rd September.

Carnival event at Protheroe House this Saturday 

24 Aug

Protheroe House in Tottenham is hosting a pre- Notting Hill carnival event this Saturday (26th August).

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