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Holloway Road letting agent first in UK to be convicted of issuing ‘sham licences’ 

19 Aug

Holloway Road letting agent first in UK to be convicted of issuing ‘sham licences’ 36 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An Archway letting agent has been billed £20,000 after giving tenants “sham licences” that claimed they had no right to ...


Caledonian Road crash sees moped ‘abandoned’ 

18 Aug

Caledonian Road crash sees moped ‘abandoned’ 8 minutes ago James Morris --> A moped was abandoned after a collision with a car in Caledonian Road last night.


This week 60 years ago: Man threatens Holloway cinema staff with knife, gets subdued by torch 

16 Aug

This week 60 years ago: Man threatens Holloway cinema staff with knife, gets subdued by torch 35 minutes ago James Morris --> A cinema-goer who pulled a knife on a member of staff was subdued – by a torch.


Council draft plan for Holloway Prison includes 50% ‘genuinely affordable’ housing 

16 Aug

Council draft plan for Holloway Prison includes 50% ‘genuinely affordable’ housing 53 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Council has today started consulting on its draft plan for the future of the Holloway Prison site.


Road users set for months of disruption as Thames Water replace Upper Street pipe 

14 Aug

Road users set for months of disruption as Thames Water replace Upper Street pipe 28 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Road users are braced for three months of disruption in Islington while Thames Water replaces the water main that burst in December.


Man in hospital after Holloway Road hotel attack 

14 Aug

Man in hospital after Holloway Road hotel attack 48 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man was attacked in a hotel room in the early hours of this morning.


Business of the week: Young Actors Theatre, the Barnsbury drama school churning out Hollywood stars 

11 Aug

Business of the week: Young Actors Theatre, the Barnsbury drama school churning out Hollywood stars 38 minutes ago Atina Dimitrova --> Each week, we profile a company that’s caught our eye doing business here in Islington.


‘Don’t leave your cooking unattended’: Brigade warning after Holloway block blaze 

10 Aug

‘Don’t leave your cooking unattended’: Brigade warning after Holloway block blaze 30 minutes ago James Morris --> Five people had to be treated after a flat blaze in Holloway last Wednesday.


Holloway Road takeaway closes after being given Islington’s biggest ever fly-tip fine 

9 Aug

Holloway Road takeaway closes after being given Islington’s biggest ever fly-tip fine 35 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An independent Caribbean takeaway has been forced to close after being billed £11,000 for fly-tipping – Islington’s biggest ...


This week 60 years ago: Police raid Upper Holloway club and find ‘drinking in progress’ 

9 Aug

This week 60 years ago: Police raid Upper Holloway club and find ‘drinking in progress’ 39 minutes ago James Morris --> A policeman who tried to raid an Upper Holloway club was told: “Get back in the queue.


‘It moved boundaries’: 47 years of King’s Head Theatre pub in Upper Street 

4 Aug

‘It moved boundaries’: 47 years of King’s Head Theatre pub in Upper Street 6 minutes ago James Morris --> In 1970, the King’s Head became London’s first theatre pub since Shakespeare’s time – putting Upper Street on the map long before ...


King’s Head Theatre to leave Upper Street pub and move into £400m Islington Square development 

2 Aug

King’s Head Theatre to leave Upper Street pub and move into £400m Islington Square development 13 minutes ago Abbas Panjwani --> The King’s Head Theatre will move out of its Upper Street pub home and into a purpose-built space in the £...


Starbucks is coming to Caledonian Road – but independent rival insists: ‘They don’t frighten me’ 

2 Aug

Starbucks is coming to Caledonian Road – but independent rival insists: ‘They don’t frighten me’ 53 minutes ago James Morris --> The chain store takeover of Caledonian Road continues.


‘Carnage’ as Royal Mail lorry gets wedged under Caledonian Road bridge 

31 Jul

‘Carnage’ as Royal Mail lorry gets wedged under Caledonian Road bridge 42 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> There was carnage on the Cally Road during the Friday night rush-hour when a Royal Mail lorry got wedged beneath the Overground bridge.


Boy, 16, stabbed in Tufnell Park Road 

31 Jul

Boy, 16, stabbed in Tufnell Park Road 49 minutes ago James Morris --> A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Holloway yesterday afternoon.


Ian Holloway: QPR boss ‘proud’ of Steven Caulker honesty 

31 Jul

QPR boss Ian Holloway says he is "proud" of Steven Caulker for talking about his struggles with depression and addiction.


This week 30 years ago: Squatters take over Upper Holloway flats 

31 Jul

This week 30 years ago: Squatters take over Upper Holloway flats 44 minutes ago James Morris --> An organised group of squatters took over 10 empty Islington Council flats in Upper Holloway.


Prison watchdog tears into ‘unsafe, inhumane and overcrowded’ HMP Pentonville 

28 Jul

Prison watchdog tears into ‘unsafe, inhumane and overcrowded’ HMP Pentonville 33 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A prison watchdog has declared Pentonville “unsafe and inhumane” in the wake of two jailbreaks, an unofficial strike and six deaths, ...


Islington Council: ‘If Holloway police station closes, we must stop it becoming luxury flats’ 

25 Jul

Islington Council: ‘If Holloway police station closes, we must stop it becoming luxury flats’ 39 minutes ago James Morris --> The town hall has already begun talks about buying Holloway police station to build affordable homes.


Holloway teen jailed over ‘shocking’ stabbing outside McDonald’s in Pentonville Road 

24 Jul

Holloway teen jailed over ‘shocking’ stabbing outside McDonald’s in Pentonville Road 27 minutes ago James Morris --> A Holloway teenager who almost cost a man his leg in a stabbing has been sentenced to two years’ detention.


Failings in care contributed to death of Sarah Reed in prison, inquest finds 

21 Jul

The death of Sarah Reed in Holloway prison in January 2016 raises questions about the whole prison system...


Holloway police station could close to save money – because hardly anyone reports crime there 

19 Jul

Holloway police station could close to save money – because hardly anyone reports crime there 37 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Holloway police station could face the axe amid £400m cost-cutting plans for the Met.


Man ‘touched himself as he stared at teenage girl’ on Caledonian Road and Barnsbury train 

19 Jul

Man ‘touched himself as he stared at teenage girl’ on Caledonian Road and Barnsbury train 17 minutes ago James Morris --> Do you know this man? Detectives from British Transport Police’s sexual offences unit are appealing for information after ...


Archway job centre to shut, leaving staff and users to travel to Barnsbury or Finsbury Park 

17 Jul

Archway job centre to shut, leaving staff and users to travel to Barnsbury or Finsbury Park 2 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The Job Centre in Elthorne Road, Archway, is to shut – leaving users and staff to travel to Barnsbury or Finsbury Park.


Sobell five-a-side players’ fury at discovering town hall is fronting cash for controversial trampoline park 

13 Jul

Sobell five-a-side players’ fury at discovering town hall is fronting cash for controversial trampoline park 33 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Footballers have accused the town hall of a lack of transparency after discovering it lent leisure bosses ...


‘We’re offering something different in Holloway Road’: Hammerton Brewery opens first pub 

13 Jul

‘We’re offering something different in Holloway Road’: Hammerton Brewery opens first pub 33 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington’s popular Hammerton Brewery has opened its own pub in Holloway Road.


Crouch, touch – engaged: Rugby player at Pride parade sends crowds into frenzy with marriage proposal 

11 Jul

Fernando Ferreira of Kings Cross Steelers the first ever first gay club based in London strides confidently up to his partner from a line-out and pops the question...


‘Leave our shop alone!’ Customers defend Caledonian Road off-licence after dodgy booze allegations 

11 Jul

‘Leave our shop alone!’ Customers defend Caledonian Road off-licence after dodgy booze allegations 50 minutes ago James Morris --> Customers have launched an impassioned defence of a Cally off-licence allegedly caught doing a dodgy booze deal.


Rugby player proposes to boyfriend at Pride (and he says yes) 

10 Jul

Awwww Credit: Facebook/Kings Cross Steelers RFC It wouldn’t be a Pride without at least one high-profile proposal caught on camera – and this year’s London event didn’t disappoint.


Islington Council warns Holloway Prison developers they must hit affordable homes target 

7 Jul

Islington Council warns Holloway Prison developers they must hit affordable homes target 19 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Developers hoping to make a huge profit on the Holloway Prison site by building luxury flats and skimping on affordable housing can...


Freedom of the borough for Islington and Holloway’s firefighters 

5 Jul

Freedom of the borough for Islington and Holloway’s firefighters 5 minutes ago Rosie Drew --> Over three weeks have passed since the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Harry’s Girl: Street Art 

18 Aug

Finally got around to posting this picture of street art off Holloway Road near Highbury Corner.


Heroine addicts/homeless tent setup, 12th August 

12 Aug

Heroine addicts setup tent in the park near the entrance from the Upper Street, this needs urgent attention as the park is full of kids every day.


Abandoned bike, 8th August 

8 Aug

Bicycle has been abandoned Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Holloway Road, N7 Report on FixMyStreet...


A lost letterbox in Upper Holloway, and some other posbos conunundrums 

8 Aug

Last month I posted about the reveal of the Brymay ad opposite Upper Holloway Station which happened after the new bridge was finished on Holloway Road and followed a year of upheaval including diversions and tail backs such that the Archway ...


Dangerous badly rocking manhole cover located in the carriageway, making a ‘banging’ noise during vehicle over run., 7th August 

7 Aug

Dangerous badly rocking manhole cover located in the carriageway, making a 'banging' noise during vehicle over run.


Abandoned bike, 4th August 

4 Aug

Bike with rusted chain, no wheels.


Holloway Prison Site 

3 Aug

Many of you will know that the Holloway Women’s Prison has been closed and the women sent out of London to prisons elsewhere.


Abandoned bike, 2nd August 

2 Aug

White bike, abandoned.


Update – the double clocks at 296 Holloway Road have been removed 

2 Aug

Photo: Jane Amelia Parker, 13 August 2008 Two years ago I write a post about the deterioration of the double clocks at 296 Holloway Road, see here.


Abandoned pink bike, 1st August 

1 Aug

Pink bicycle has lost its wheels on Cally Rd Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Caledonian Road, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Rattling manhole cover, 28th July 

28 Jul

There has been a manhole cover rattling for quite a while now, and just seems to get louder.


My longest walk – Waltham Cross to Welwyn Garden City 

28 Jul

Looking back now to this monumental yomp at the end of May I wonder what on earth I was thinking walking 30 mazy miles across Hertfordshire from Waltham Cross to Welwyn Garden City (29.2 miles to Welwyn Garden City the other 0.8 miles was finding the ...


Lift replacement at Caledonian Road tube station completed – without an 8 month station closure! 

20 Jul

Caledonian and Holloway councillors: Una O’Halloran, Diarmaid Ward, Paul Smith and Paul Convery with Claudia Webbe (lead councillor for transport) Caledonian ward councillors joined their Holloway ward colleagues this week to mark the completion of...


Councillors celebrate completion of Caledonian Road Station lift replacements 

20 Jul

Local councillors and Islington Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Cllr Claudia Webbe, gathered this week (Wednesday 19 th July) to celebrate the completion of works at Caledonian Road Station to replace both lifts whilst ...


Volunteering with Thames21 has given me life-changing skills 

18 Jul

Sam Tonge is a recent graduate of Royal Holloway, University of London with a Bachelor’s of Science in Geography.


Westminster Conservative Councillor Richard Holloway, Accuses LTDA Of Lying Over Machine Gun Found In Uber Car. 

16 Jul

Westminster Conservative Councillor Richard Holloway, accused the LTDA of spreading complete and utter Lies, after their twitter post claimed that an Uber driver had appeared in Wimbledon Magistrates Court, after a Machine Gun was found along with ...


Two abandoned bicycles, 14th July 

14 Jul

A black and a gray bicycle here, abandoned for many months.


Follow Hansel and Gretel on Sunday 16 July 

6 Jul

Filed under: Barnsbury Wood , Music and drama...


Demise of the House of Toby 

27 Jun

Walking down Swinton Street in Kings Cross last week I noticed scaffolding up against Swintons, previously The Kings Cross Arms.


Brymay ghostsign revealed at Upper Holloway 

25 Jun

Well, finally! It's been uncovered for all to see: This can be found overlooking the railway on Holloway Road opposite Upper Holloway station BRITISH MATCHES FOR BRITISH HOMES ( BRYMAY ) SAFETY MATCHES I am not sure whether this is a permanent ...


More debris & bricks falling from above wall, 23rd June 

23 Jun

Today there have been more debris and bricks falling from the outer wall of 760-758-756 Holloway Road.


Stripped bike, 22nd June 

22 Jun

Black bike stripped of everything, needs to be taken away.


See the Flying Scotsman steaming through Nth London on Saturday 

20 Jun

Probably the world’s most famous steam locomotive, the Flying Scotsman will be arriving at King’s Cross station on Saturday.


Day 18: Cally Festival : ) 

18 Jun

Sunday 18 June 12-6pm: Story Street @ Cally Festival   Story Street is part of the Cally Festival, a huge one-day street party on the Caledonian Road.


Cally Festival – Sunday 18th June 

16 Jun

A section of Caledonian Road will be closed to traffic this Sunday for the yearly street festival which takes place between noon and 6pm.


Solid Oak Bureau from Marks & Spencer 

15 Jun

Hi all I work for a charity in Holloway (we provide support to people with learning disabilities and their families in Islington, Haringey and Camden) and we were gifted this lovely ex-display solid oak bureau from MS that retailed at £999.


Whittington Park 

14 Jun

Whittington Park is one of the most unsung and under appreciated green spaces in north London.


Meet, Give and Take, Demo and Real Nappies for London Party! 

8 Jun

Real Nappies for London 10 Year Anniversary Sat 10 June 2-4pm Skip Garden , Tapper Walk, Kings Cross, N1C 4QA Join us to celebrate 10 years of Real Nappies for London with tea, cake and entertainment in a community garden in Kings Cross.


UNISON “there for you” drop in Surgery 8 June 2017 

6 Jun

UNISON Housing Association Branch Welfare Officer Mitsy holds a surgery for members in the Resource for London cafe, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA every second Thursday 10-3pm.


Debris falling from building wall above, 2nd June 

2 Jun

Hi there, I'm referring to 752-754 Holloway Road.



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