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Black cab co-operative Taxiapp UK offers free Christmas rides to Whittington Hospital 

15 Dec

Black cab co-operative Taxiapp UK offers free Christmas rides to Whittington Hospital 35 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A London black cab co-operative is offering free rides to Homerton Hospital over Christmas, to support families with loved ones ...


‘Everyone wants us to move’: Archway Market plans Navigator Square relocation 

15 Dec

‘Everyone wants us to move’: Archway Market plans Navigator Square relocation 11 minutes ago James Morris --> Archway Market is planning a permanent move into the newly pedestrianised town centre.


Promising young actor, 16, who was banned from lead role in school’s Dick Whittington play killed himself 

15 Dec

Mason Mercer, 16, was said to have a 'change in mood' when he was told he would not be able to perform a lead role in a Dick Whittington production at his school...


Children of white, well-educated parents drink alcohol at younger age 

15 Dec

One in six British children will have their first alcoholic drink by the age of 14 (Picture: Getty) Children of well-educated, white parents are more likely to be allowed to have an alcoholic drink, a new study has found.


Grenfell Tower mourners walk in silence on six-month anniversary of blaze 

14 Dec

The mourners walked in complete silence (Picture: PA) Thousands of people have marched to Grenfell Tower in complete silence to mark the six-month anniversary of the devastating fire.


Stormy throws away acting cowreer by escaping nativity scene twice 

14 Dec

Stormy doing what she does best (Picture: AP) No one tells Stormy the cow what to do — not even Stormy.


Women in refugee camps wear nappies to stop them being sexually assaulted 

14 Dec

Women at the camps live in appalling conditions (Picture: Getty) Refugee women stranded in camps in Greece have resorted to wearing adult nappies at night to prevent them from being sexually assaulted.


Man’s ear bitten on train because his friend was talking too loudly on the phone 

14 Dec

The man suffered a deep cut to his right ear (Picture: British Transport Police) A train passenger was left with a nasty cut to his ear after being bitten by another man following an altercation in a carriage.


Four dead after school bus hit by train at rail crossing in France 

14 Dec

Emergency services have descended on the scene (Picture: Twitter) At least four people have died in a ‘terrible accident’ involving a school bus and a train in the south of France.


More than 100 pupils take part in school’s Dick Whittington panto 

14 Dec

More than100 pupils helped put together a production of Dick Whittington for their school’s annual Christmas pantomime last weekend.


People ‘wanting flexible hours and career breaks’ are killing the NHS 

14 Dec

The NHS is set to face even more pressure over the coming decade (Picture: Getty) Now millennials are killing the NHS.


Driver of bus that sent man flying before he casually went for pint admits dangerous driving 

14 Dec

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A bus driver has admitted pressing the accelerator instead of the brake, sending a pedestrian flying through the air.


Mum’s anger at use of the word ‘dick’ in Dick Whittington panto 

14 Dec

Natalie Wood said she’s not a prude but didn’t like all the double entendre during a show of Dick Whittington (Picture: MEN) A mother has said that she wants a Christmas panto to be stopped because she didn’t like the use of the word ‘dick’.


Oh no they didn’t? Mum calls for panto to be stopped because of ‘lewd’ jokes 

12 Dec

Natalie Wood was shocked by the disgusting content and inappropriate behaviour at the Dick Whittington production at Manchester Opera House on Saturday which features John Barrowman and The Krankies in sexually suggestive situations...


Arsenal players visit Whittington Hospital to spread some festive cheer 

12 Dec

Arsenal players visit Whittington Hospital to spread some festive cheer 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Arsenal continued its long standing Christmas tradition of spreading some festive cheer at the Whittington Hospital last week.


Archway couple say they can’t adopt because council hasn’t fixed leak – after 18 months 

7 Dec

Archway couple say they can’t adopt because council hasn’t fixed leak – after 18 months 54 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A couple say their wish to adopt is being held up because the town hall hasn’t fixed a leak from the flat above theirs for ...


Community backs council’s demands that half of homes on Holloway Prison site are ‘genuinely affordable’ 

7 Dec

Community backs council’s demands that half of homes on Holloway Prison site are ‘genuinely affordable’ 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> More than 500 people have backed the council’s demand that half of the homes built on the Holloway Prison ...


Democracy is alive in Islington – as youth council is elected with record turnout 

6 Dec

Democracy is alive in Islington – as youth council is elected with record turnout 39 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington is famous for being a politically active borough.


Boy, 17, charged with laptop theft in Archway cafe 

5 Dec

Boy, 17, charged with laptop theft in Archway cafe 26 minutes ago James Morris --> A teenager has been charged with the theft of a laptop from under its owner’s nose in an Archway cafe.


City of London Academy Highgate Hill students put through paces at new boxing club 

28 Nov

City of London Academy Highgate Hill students put through paces at new boxing club 14 minutes ago James Scott --> A set of enthusiastic City of London Academy Highgate Hill youngsters are being put through their paces in the school’s new boxing ...


Timothy Peter Smith missing: Police appeal over possibly ‘contagious’ man missing from Whittington Hospital 

28 Nov

Timothy Peter Smith missing: Police appeal over possibly ‘contagious’ man missing from Whittington Hospital 31 minutes ago James Morris --> Police are trying to find a man who went missing from Archway’s Whittington Hospital yesterday.


‘Dangerous’ moped rider threatens cop with large knife in Hornsey Rise after being told to stop 

27 Nov

‘Dangerous’ moped rider threatens cop with large knife in Hornsey Rise after being told to stop 44 minutes ago James Morris --> Detectives are appealing for information after a moped rider threatened a police officer with a knife in Hornsey Rise ...


‘Dream come true’ for Archway violinist after bagging place in National Youth Orchestra 

22 Nov

‘Dream come true’ for Archway violinist after bagging place in National Youth Orchestra 18 minutes ago James Scott --> A young violinist from Archway has described the moment she was accepted into the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) as like “a ...


Holloway Prison: Sadiq Khan ignores calls to bid for site – but vows to help get affordable housing built 

17 Nov

Holloway Prison: Sadiq Khan ignores calls to bid for site – but vows to help get affordable housing built 17 minutes ago Rhiannon Long --> Sadiq Khan has ignored thousands of calls to bid for the empty Holloway Prison site – but said yesterday it...


Whittington Hospital row: Public meeting called over Grenfell-linked contractor 

15 Nov

Whittington Hospital row: Public meeting called over Grenfell-linked contractor 7 minutes ago James Morris --> A Whittington campaign group has called a public meeting in its campaign to keep a controversial contractor away from the hospital.


‘We can relate to Kate’ say parents as Duchess visits Holloway children’s centre 

14 Nov

‘We can relate to Kate’ say parents as Duchess visits Holloway children’s centre Yesterday, 17:56 Jack Hardy --> Parents could “relate” to the Duchess of Cambridge on her visit to Hornsey Road Children’s Centre this afternoon.


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...


21 years for robbers who raided Poundland in Archway 

9 Nov

21 years for robbers who raided Poundland in Archway 36 minutes ago James Morris --> Two robbers who raided Archway’s branch of Poundland have been jailed.


‘Crazy’ moped thief storms Tufnell Park cafe with hammer and steals laptop 

9 Nov

‘Crazy’ moped thief storms Tufnell Park cafe with hammer and steals laptop 10 minutes ago Harry Taylor and James Morris --> Another cafe has been attacked by a laptop-snatching moped crook.


Activists criticise ‘weak’ Archway cycling revamp 

8 Nov

Activists criticise ‘weak’ Archway cycling revamp 26 minutes ago Rhiannon Long --> Changes to the cycling system in Archway have done little to improve safety, cyclists have said.


Archway massage centre denies police ‘brothel’ accusations 

7 Nov

Archway massage centre denies police ‘brothel’ accusations 46 minutes ago James Morris --> Cops have accused an Archway massage centre of running as a brothel.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Review Round-Ups: Were the critics satisfied with Dick Whittington? 

14 Dec

The London Palladium's pantomime returns with Julian Clary as The Spirit of the Bells in Dick Whittington...


Features: Dick Whittington opening night video: Julian Clary, NIgel Havers, Beverley Knight and more 

14 Dec

We spoke to some of the cast and guests at the opening night of Dick Whittington...


Photos: Robert Lindsay, Elaine Paige and Beverley Knight at the opening of the Palladium’s Dick Whittington 

14 Dec

The West End pantomime was a spectacle to behold at the London Palladium...


Review: Review: Dick Whittington (London Palladium) 

14 Dec

Julian Clary returns this year alongside Diversity, Paul Zerdin, Elaine Paige and more...


Photos: First look at Elaine Paige, Julian Clary and the cast of Dick Whittington at the London Palladium 

13 Dec

London's starriest panto opens at the Palladium this week...


Features: Pinocchio, Dick Whittington at the Palladium and The Twilight Zone make our week’s top openings 

11 Dec

Find out more about shows that have taken our fancy this week...


Christmas Lights in London 

11 Dec

'Tis the season to be jolly and all that Last week I posted about the Archway switch on , one of many local events that took place last weekend.


Mobikes over the hill 

7 Dec

A large pod of 'Mobikes' has been spotted occupying a corner of Elthorne Park on Hornsey Rise (near where the Favourite used to be).


Large dip in road and old pot hole., 6th December 

6 Dec

Hello, when heading towards London on Hornsey Road, just before the junction with Shaftsbury Road and just after the traffic island there is a large dip in the road.


Archway Christmas Lights Switch On Event – tomorrow Sunday December 3rd 

2 Dec

The new space next to Archway Station will be filled full of stalls and entertainment tomorrow – and they'll finally be announcing the name of the piazza.


St Mellitus Tollington Park Christmas Charity Concert Dec 10th 20:00 

29 Nov

The St Mellitus annual Christmas Charity concert is back! This year the event will be held on Sunday 10 th December at 8pm.


Hornsey Road 

28 Nov

4 ♣ Islington Specifically that's the former Metropolitan borough , not the current borough (which also includes Finsbury, south of the City Road).


Series of potholes running down the street to junction with Crouch Hill, 24th November 

24 Nov

A line of potholes on the south side of the street that run from number 25 to the junction with Crouch Hill.


Calls for affordable housing on old Holloway Prison site 

23 Nov

The future of the ten acre estate formerly home to Holloway prison is still up in the air, 12 months after closing.


Pile of rubbish on the pavement in Junction Rd N17 near the corner with Scales Rd, 21st November 

21 Nov

On 20November 2017 pile of rubbish on the east side of Junction Road near the Scales Road.


Stroud Green to Royal Free 

20 Nov

I am looking at Google Maps and can not work out an easy and fast way to commute between Stroud Green (Tesco area) to Royal Free and back.


Two piles of rubbish on the pavement – northen end of Junction Road N17, 20th November 

20 Nov

At the northern end of Junction Road, Tottenham London N17 there were two separate piles of rubbish on the pavement on the afternoon of 20 November 2017.


BARKING – GOSPEL OAK OVERGROUND LINE CLOSES AGAIN! 

17 Nov

The line closes at 18:30 tomorrow, Saturday 18 November and reopens on Monday 15 January.


Abandoned Car without Mot since July 2017 and abandoned big green wheely Bin, 16th November 

16 Nov

We have had the car and bin abandoned for over 3 months.


Missing Cat 

15 Nov

Neighbour living in my road has lost a lovely Cat in the Crouch Hill area.


London’s Pocket Gardens – Whittington Garden 

7 Nov

This garden is one of the legacies of WW2, as it sits on land that was badly damaged by bombing raids.


Speed camera constantly flashing even though everyone is driving below the speed limit, 4th November 

4 Nov

Speed camera keeps flashing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 243 Junction Road, N19 Report on FixMyStreet...


Dick Whittington’s Cat 

31 Oct

Turn around turn around Lord Mayor of London.


COFFEE and COMPUTERS this WEDNESDAY in CROUCH END 

29 Oct

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 1st ...


COFFEE & COMPUTERS in CROUCH END this Wednesday 

29 Oct

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 1st ...


Graffiti spray on walls in bakers lane n6 highgate, 20th October 

20 Oct

Graffiti sprayed on walls in bakers lane highgate n6 looks like gang tags please arrange to have this removed many thanks.


Found: Set of House Keys N4 

19 Oct

Found a set of house keys on Upper Tollington Park Road Tuesday at around 1pm.


CROUCH END Coffee And Computers TOMORROW 

3 Oct

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 4th ...


Free Lectures at Gresham College, Holborn 

26 Sep

Earlier this month I went to the London Historians ' annual lecture at Gresham College , a stone's throw from Chancery Lane underground station.


Dumped Freezer, 22nd September 

22 Sep

Freezer dumped on pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 45 Crouch Hill, N4 Report on FixMyStreet...



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