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Revealed: ‘Shameful’ hostel conditions where homeless sleep with faeces on walls 

15 Mar

Shocking pictures from inside Brownswood Hostel in Finsbury Park reveal faeces on the walls (Picture: Google) Human faeces smeared on the walls, water leaking through ceilings, rundown rooms – this is just a glimpse into the conditions at two ...

Boy, 14, suffers life-changing injuries in shooting outside London Tube station 

14 Mar

I think somebody has been stabbed outside Seven Sisters station, police and paramedics everywhere, this is madness.

Teenager shot dead in the street outside north London cinema 

8 Mar

Emergency services outside the station (Picture: RGR Mikey/Twitter) A teenager has been shot dead near a cinema in north London, becoming the first to die from gun crime in the capital this year.

Walsall woman found stabbed in her home and her grandson is arrested 

4 Mar

Anne James, 74, was found by a neighbour at her home in the Highgate area of Walsall on Wednesday with multiple stab wounds.

Ray Jones: ‘I see what is happening to children like me now and that fires me up’ 

21 Feb

It was one Friday in August 1994 when a journalist called Wiltshire council’s social services department for comment on a story that had been building up for the last five months.

Campaign launched for liberal Americans to infiltrate the NRA 

19 Feb

The NRA are offering a $10 deal to join and liberals are planning to infiltrate the pro-gun lobby group (Picture: Facebook) An American artist is leading the charge against guns in the most novel way yet – by urging liberals to join the pro-gun ...

‘Time traveller’ claims he’s from the year 5,000 and he has photographic evidence 

19 Feb

Evidence from the future? Or just Photoshop? (Credit: APEX TV) A ‘time traveller’ who claims he visited the year 5,000 has issued a chilling warning to humanity.

Massive £141 million to be won in tomorrow’s EuroMillions draw 

19 Feb

A huge prize is up for grabs in tonight’s jackpot (Picture: Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images) One lucky person could scoop one of the lottery’s biggest ever prizes if they take part in tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot.

At least 17 dead after huge mound of rubbish collapses in Mozambique 

19 Feb

Around half a dozen homes were crushed in the collapse (Picture: EPA) At least 17 people have died after a huge mound of rubbish collapsed in Mozambique’s capital Maputo.

Mother of Baby P ‘asking for a hysterectomy to increase her chance of parole’ 

19 Feb

Tracey Connelly is reportedly asking for a hysterectomy because she thinks it will increase her chances of parole (Picture: PA) .

Haringey residents fight the HDV 

13 Feb

Haringey residents fight to keep their homes...

Thugs face jail after ‘leaving asylum seeker, 17, with brain haemorrhage’ 

3 Feb

Ben Harman has been found guilty of violent disorder (Picture: Metropolitan Police) Two thugs are facing jail after they almost killed a Kurdish asylum seeker in a brutal attack in March last year.

Tories are dismantling civilised society, says Jeremy Corbyn 

3 Feb

Corbyn claims the Tories are dismantling civilised society with austerity (Picture: PA) Jeremy Corbyn says the Conservative Party are ‘dismantling civilised society’.

NSPCC criticises government over online safety 

2 Feb

From the easily accessible online material which lured in the Finsbury Park killer, to the dangers posed by predators, the world of social media is changing so rapidly.

Cruel son filmed beating sick father ‘after getting fed up of looking after him’ 

2 Feb

A man has been filmed beating his sick father as he lay in a hospital bed in China.

Judge commends hero Imam who defended Finsbury Park attacker from crowd 

2 Feb

Mohammed Mahmoud, seen here with Prince Charles, protected the Finsbury Park Mosque attacker in the immediate aftermath of the killing (Picture: PA) A High Court judge who sentenced a man who mowed down worshippers outside a mosque commended the imam...

Princess Eugenie to marry Jack Brooksbank on October 12 in Windsor 

2 Feb

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will marry on October 12 (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire) Princess Eugenie is set to marry Jack Brooksbank on October 12 in Windsor, her father Prince Andrew announced today.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn paid nearly £50,000 in taxes last year 

2 Feb

Jeremy Corybn has released his tax returns (Picture: Getty) Jeremy Corbyn has revealed he paid nearly £50,000 to the Echequer last year and now wants the Prime Minister Theresa May to reveal her tax receipts.

Man arrested for using exercise bike naked 

2 Feb

Kerry Haynes was filmed riding an exercise bike naked at the gym of his Orlando apartment complex this week A man was arrested for using an exercise bike at his apartment complex gym with no clothes on.

Schoolboy floors bully with single punch after being picked on 

2 Feb

Before he can be hit again, he punches one of the bullies and knocks him to the ground.

Victims’ father lunges at paedophile doctor during dramatic court scenes 

2 Feb

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A father of three girls attacked by disgraced Team USA doctor Larry Nassar lunged at him after screaming ‘Give me one minute with that ...

Supergran, 80, stopped moped gang as they cornered their victim 

2 Feb

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A pensioner was caught on camera this morning confronting a moped gang after they cornered a rider in London.

Jobless loner Darren Osborne jailed for 43 years after driving van into Muslim worshippers outside Finsbury Park mosque in horrific terror attack 

2 Feb

Darren Osborne, 48, drove a hired van into a crowd of Muslims in north London in June last year killing one and leaving nine people injured...

Darren Osborne jailed for 43 years for Finsbury Park attack on Muslim worshippers 

2 Feb

Darren Osborne has been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 43 years (Picture: PA) An unemployed ‘loner’ who deliberately mowed down worshippers in a terror attack outside mosques in Finsbury Park has been jailed for at least 43 years.

Stop what you’re doing and look at this majestic lion 

2 Feb

Well would you look at that (Picture: Caters) Stop what you’re doing and look at this lion.

Hunt for gunman who shot victim, 26, in the throat 

2 Feb

Police have launched an investigation after the shooting (Picture: TFL) Police are hunting for a gunman who shot a man in the throat in London.

Darren Osborne guilty of Finsbury Park mosque murder 

2 Feb

Osborne became obsessed with Muslims as he obsessively scoured the internet looking for far-right material after watching a drama about Asian grooming gangs in Rochdale.

Orangutan shot 17 times and decapitated by two men who claim it was ‘self-defence’ 

2 Feb

As well as being shot, the animal’s hair was burned off its body – which was riddled with at least 17 bullet wounds.

Fight breaks out on Tube at London Bridge during morning commute 

2 Feb

British Transport Police confirmed that three people have been taken into custody following the alleged stabbing (Picture: Getty) A man is reported to have been stabbed after a fight broke out between passengers on a Tube train at London Bridge this ...

Van packed with gas canisters slams into crowds during Theresa May’s trip to Shanghai 

2 Feb

At least 18 people are injured after the van ploughed into crowds (Picture: AP) A minivan jam-packed with gas canisters has ploughed into pedestrians in Shanghai.

Boy convicted of murdering male model as he walked home after night out 

2 Feb

James Brindley was stabbed in the heart just yards from his parents’ home (Picture: SWNS) A youth has been convicted of murdering a budding male model and entrepreneur as he walked home from a night out.

Mother, 19, refuses to say why she stored dead baby in shoebox under her bed 

2 Feb

Coroner Martin Fleming said he had insufficient evidence to know if Tariq was born alive or stillborn (Picture: SWNS) A young woman broke down and cried as she refused to answer a coroner’s questions about how she came to store her dead baby’s ...

“He is a bully and a coward”: Finsbury Park Mosque murderer’s former friend says he’s ‘surprised’ attacker acted alone 

2 Feb

An ex-schoolmate of racist thug Darren Osborne has described how the killer was 'only tough with a gang behind him' and would 'run away' when on his own...

Girl suspended from high school for asking her girlfriend to prom 

1 Feb

Other students are considering boycotting the prom (Picture: Shutterstock) A teenage girl has been suspended from her high school for asking her girlfriend to accompany her to prom, students said.

Julia Ebner: “He seemed to be obsessed with an idea that all Muslims are terrorists” 

1 Feb

Julia Ebner, a research fellow specialising in far-right extremism at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, discusses the Finsbury Park attack verdict.

Finsbury Park attacker ‘should have been tried as a terrorist’ 

1 Feb

The scene in Finsbury Park last year (Picture: PA) It is ‘appalling’ that mosque attacker Darren Osborne was not tried as a terrorist, a Muslim group has said.

Finsbury Park attacker ‘radicalised’ online in THREE WEEKS 

1 Feb

The case of Finsbury Park attacker Darren Osborne shocked police due to the speed at which he went from being a unemployed painter-decorator with no strong political views to a far-right fanatic.

Man accused of Finsbury Park van attack claims driver was someone called Dave who can vanish like magician Dynamo 

31 Jan

Darren Osborne said he was hiding in the footwell as Dave hit a crowd of Muslims in North London...

Musician killed himself because he could hear his eyeballs moving in his head 

31 Jan

Kelvin Edmunds had a rare condition that made him super sensitive to sounds (Picture: Athena) A 61-year-old musician took his own life because he had super sensitive hearing that caused him hear his eyeballs moving around in his head.

Michelle Obama finally reveals what was in that Tiffany’s box from Melania Trump 

31 Jan

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Remember this? This was the hideously awkward moment when former First Lady Michelle Obama was given a large Tiffany Co.

Coca Cola reveal plans to shut two UK sites putting 288 jobs at risk 

31 Jan

‘We are proud of our long-standing links with both towns and have not made these proposals lightly.

Anti-vax site spreads vile viral story claiming flu shots ‘caused this year’s deadly outbreak’ 

31 Jan

Facebook/Your News Wire An anti-vaccine conspiracy site has spread a highly dangerous fake news story claiming that the flu vaccine actually CAUSED this year’s deadly epidemic.

Cougar teacher became drug dealer to keep Brazilian toy boy happy 

31 Jan

Cougar teacher Nicole Benjoino, 48, was jailed for dealing GBL to keep her toyboy husband happy (Credit: Broward Sheriff’s Office) A cougar teacher began dealing date-rape drug GBL to keep her Brazilian bodybuilder toyboy happy.

Someone stole the Gatwick Airport charity globe for foreign currency 

31 Jan

They were caught on CCTV carrying the globe out of the site.

Boiling lobsters and crabs ‘should be banned’ says Crustacean Compassion 

31 Jan

Studies have shown that lobsters and crabs feel pain (Picture: Getty Images) Activists are urging the Government to ban people from boiling lobsters and crabs alive.

Boy’s heartbreaking promise to his dad to be ‘a good Hull fan’ to honour his memory 

31 Jan

Daniel with wife Carla and their children Courtney, 9, and Aidan, 5 (Picture: MEN) A schoolboy has vowed to be ‘a good Hull City fan’ to honour the memory of his late dad.

Folic acid ‘should be added to flour’ to prevent babies being born with defects 

31 Jan

Scientists say folic acid should be added to flour (Picture: Getty) Setting a daily limit for intake of folic acid may have contributed to children being born with birth defects, according to a study.

Wikie the killer whale speaks by saying hello, bye bye and blowing raspberries 

31 Jan

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video It has long been a fascination of humans to be able to communicate with dolphins and whales.

Tory MP visits Churchill-themed London café after protest 

30 Jan

The School of Oriental and African Studies Students' Union spoke out after the café in Finsbury Park was targeted by protesters.

The Haringey Development Vehicle is on the ropes – now fight to put it down for good 

30 Jan

The HDV is a 'social cleansing' redevelopment affecting seven estates and 4,000 households.

After Claire Kober quits in Haringey – turn the tables on pro-cuts Labour councils 

30 Jan

Defeat for the Labour right in Haringey could spur wider resistance, writes Alistair Farrow...

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Thurs 22nd March ‘Haringey & The Climate Challenge – Our Planet, Our Borough’ 

18 Mar

Join us and other Sustainable Haringey member groups for this talk and debate organised by local Labour Climate Change Environment Group.

Finessing Finsbury Gardens – Sunday 2.30-4.30pm 

14 Mar

Help make Finsbury Gardens lovely as part of our super spring weekend.

Friends of Lordship Rec Activities in March 

4 Mar

Sunday 4th March, 1-2.30pm Friends of Lordship Rec monthly drop-in at the Hub.

Noel Park Primary School: Flower Boxes for Railings 

27 Feb

Hi All, I just wanted to let you know about a project that I' am overseeing via the Noel Park Big Local: Green Spaces Project.

Our thermal imaging group has been out and about 

24 Feb

MHSG’s Thermal Imaging Group has been out and about surveying local homes to detect heat leaks.

Spring clean our community 

21 Feb

Spring is on its way – we hope – and we are participating in the Big Tidy Up, an annual event where local communities spruce up their area.

North Middlesex Hospital survey- your chance to comment 

19 Feb

From Healthwatch Haringey, our local NHS watchdog: Is North Middlesex hospital treating everyone fairly? The North Mid hospital have asked Healthwatch Haringey to find out how well they are meeting their equalities duties.

Planning Alert : The Goods Yard, Lawrence Road, and St Ann’s Hospital 

12 Feb

For those who are not yet aware, here is some updated information on current and future plans for development in Tottenham.

The Rivers Forum – A champion for Haringey’s water courses 

11 Feb

PMRA report of the inaugural meeting of the Haringey Rivers Forum 7 February 2018 The meeting was held at the Big Green Bookshop, 1 Brampton Park Road, N22.

A residents call to open the Moselle in Heartlands 

9 Feb

One of our residents has put his objection to the Haringey Heartlands application in writing.

africax5 tv show 

8 Feb

LYST/639 Alumni launches new online dating show Love at first site (A Black Dating Series).

When a Day at Downhills Came with a Doff of the Cap 

7 Feb

East London Observer - Saturday 15 September...

Pledge to Romania 

5 Feb

Pledge to Romania.

Enough electricity for 113,000 cups of tea! 

4 Feb

In November 2017, en10ergy – the community energy society set up by MHSG in 2009, installed over 200 solar panels on the roof of Woodside High School in Wood Green.

Haringey Rivers Forum: The fight for a sustainable Wood Green starts here 

2 Feb

Today, February 2nd, is World Wetlands Day.

Council “on collision course” with Labour leaders 

28 Jan

The BBC reported that there could be signs that Labour councillors in Haringey could be set on a collision course with the party’s main decision body, the National Executive Committee, over the on-going struggles with the borough’s regeneration ...

Friends of Lordship Activities in February 

24 Jan

Sunday 4th February 1-3pm at the Hub, Lordship Rec Friends of Lordship Rec Open Meeting All welcome to drop in to find out about the work of the Friends, volunteering opportunities and upcoming events in the park.

Monument Way planning update 

24 Jan

A planning application has been submitted over the proposed construction of three blocks of 54+ flats ranging from 4 to 5 storeys in height on green land between Fairbanks Road and Monument Way (information previously posted on this blog here).

Jones & Willis – Hornsey Art Metalworkers to the Queen 

20 Jan

Looking earlier at an old picture of the Great Northern Railway Tavern on Hornsey High Street, I noticed that the sign to the east of the pub carries the name of Jones Willis in place of Smithfield Refrigerator Works.

Croquet Ground in Finsbury Park 

19 Jan

The Illustrated London News of 19th June 1869 tells us that the the part of Finsbury Park under which lies the water reservoir (that's the flat area just north of Seven Sisters Rad) was initially used as a croquet ground.

Greenpeace’s John Sauven inspires 

29 Dec

On 11th December we were fortunate to be joined at our xmas party by John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace who happens to live locally.

Xplorer orientieering 

28 Dec

Xplorer in the Rec Work up an appetite and explore Lordship Recreation Ground as you challenge your map reading skills in this free and fun adventure! For children and families.

Very Merry Muswell stall wrap-up 

20 Dec

MHSG’s stall at the ever-popular Very Merry Muswell event on 9th December proved a great opportunity to talk about the Group’s local work for sustainability.

Community wins big time in annual Christmas quiz night 

20 Dec

It was just moments ago since the ‘The Oddballs’ had celebrated their win in the Christmas Quiz.

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.

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