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Do you know this man? Police appeal over William Hill armed robbery in Upper Street 

16 Oct

Do you know this man? Police appeal over William Hill armed robbery in Upper Street 38 minutes ago James Morris --> Police today launched an appeal for information on a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Upper Street’s William Hill ...


This week 30 years ago: Islington Labour council accused of being ‘Tory agents’ 

16 Oct

This week 30 years ago: Islington Labour council accused of being ‘Tory agents’ 16 minutes ago James Morris --> Campaigning kids marched on Islington Town Hall with their mums and dads to protest against cuts.


Barnard Park: Council withdraws controversial plan to split up Islington’s last free full-size football pitch 

13 Oct

Breaking News: Barnard Park: Council withdraws controversial plan to split up Islington’s last free full-size football pitch 20 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Islington Council’s controversial application to split up the borough’s last free-to-...


London Met fire: Uni building shut and roads closed as firefighters tackle blaze in IT room 

12 Oct

London Met fire: Uni building shut and roads closed as firefighters tackle blaze in IT room 7 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Dozens of firefighters are tackling a blaze on the ground floor of London Met’s Tower complex in the Holloway Road.


Road rage driver who ‘bit woman’s ear off’ offers to take lie detector test 

11 Oct

Hammond is accused of biting another woman’s ear off (Picture: Central News) A driver accused of biting a woman’s ear off in a road rage incident has offered to take a lie detector test.


Man seriously injured in fight outside Upper Street pub The White Swan 

10 Oct

Man seriously injured in fight outside Upper Street pub The White Swan 35 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man suffered serious injuries in a fight outside Upper Street pub The White Swan on Friday afternoon.


Business of the week: Holloway Road’s craft beer scene grows with opening of shop and tasting room Indiebeer 

10 Oct

Business of the week: Holloway Road’s craft beer scene grows with opening of shop and tasting room Indiebeer 27 minutes ago Rhiannon Long --> In a weekly feature, we profile a company doing business here in Islington.


Pentonville murder trial: Court hears how friend of stabbed inmate was left ‘hysterical and crying’ 

6 Oct

Pentonville murder trial: Court hears how friend of stabbed inmate was left ‘hysterical and crying’ 41 minutes ago Thomas Hornall --> A prisoner was left “hysterical, crying and screaming” as his friend lay dying from a deep stab wound in his...


Man wanted over sexual assault on 43 bus in Holloway Road 

5 Oct

Man wanted over sexual assault on 43 bus in Holloway Road 53 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> This man is wanted by police after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted on a bus in Holloway Road.


Black House: The radical Holloway Road commune at centre of UK black power movement 

5 Oct

Black House: The radical Holloway Road commune at centre of UK black power movement 15 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> You’d never guess it, but a block of run-down flats above a Holloway Road pub was once the centre of the UK’s radical black power ...


Funeral director leaves grieving Holloway husband in debt after last-minute price hike 

5 Oct

Funeral director leaves grieving Holloway husband in debt after last-minute price hike 16 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Emily Thornberry and a bereavement charity are urging a funeral director to refund a young dad who was unexpectedly billed an ...


Holloway Prison site sale brochure lists it as ‘exceptional development opportunity’ 

4 Oct

Holloway Prison site sale brochure lists it as ‘exceptional development opportunity’ 19 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The Holloway Prison site has been advertised as an “exceptional development opportunity” by the agents handling the sale – ...


Pentonville trial: Managing inmates like ‘playing Pac-Man’ 

3 Oct

A prison officer at Pentonville said she had had growing concerns about gang culture at the prison.


Pentonville murder accused ‘stamped on wounded prisoner’ 

28 Sep

Pentonville murder accused ‘stamped on wounded prisoner’ 19 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> An alleged killer went “crazy” and repeatedly stamped on a fellow inmate at Pentonville Prison as he lay mortally injured on the floor, a court heard.


Pentonville inmate ‘killed in attack by prisoners’ 

27 Sep

Jamal Mahmoud was fatally stabbed in a row over contraband smuggled into Pentonville prison.


‘Industrial scale’ fly-tipping at Holloway Prison stopped 

25 Sep

‘Industrial scale’ fly-tipping at Holloway Prison stopped 8 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Industrial scale fly-tipping on the Holloway Prison site has been stopped by police and Islington Council.


‘Industrial scale’ fly-tipping at Holloway Prison stopped 

25 Sep

‘Industrial scale’ fly-tipping at Holloway Prison stopped 54 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Industrial scale fly-tipping on the Holloway Prison site has been stopped by police and Islington Council.


This week 30 years ago: Margaret Hodge hauls down Labour’s red glag from Islington Town Hall 

25 Sep

This week 30 years ago: Margaret Hodge hauls down Labour’s red glag from Islington Town Hall 49 minutes ago James Morris --> Labour’s red flag, which had flown over Islington Town Hall for five years, was dropped by council leader Margaret Hodge.


Travellers leave behind 'lorryloads' of rubbish after setting up camp at Holloway Prison 

23 Sep

Travellers who set up camp illegally on the grounds of the disused Holloway Prison left lorryloads of commercial waste on the site.


Islington: Where angry people protest by singing Pink Floyd 

22 Sep

Video: Islington: Where angry people protest by singing Pink Floyd 39 minutes ago James Morris --> Some people consider “peak Islington” to be Upper Street’s generous range of artisan gluten-free bakeries.


Lorryloads of commercial waste being dumped on Holloway Prison site after travellers break in 

21 Sep

Lorryloads of commercial waste being dumped on Holloway Prison site after travellers break in 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Lorryloads of commercial waste has started being dumped on the Holloway Prison site after travellers broke in last night.


Anaconda Swimming Club demands new pool – on the Holloway Prison site 

20 Sep

Anaconda Swimming Club demands new pool – on the Holloway Prison site 49 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington’s sole competitive swimming club has started a last-ditch campaign to build a pool on the Holloway Prison site.


This week 60 years ago: Tribunal hears Islington tenants pay ‘shocking’ rent 

20 Sep

This week 60 years ago: Tribunal hears Islington tenants pay ‘shocking’ rent 58 minutes ago James Morris --> A Holloway tenant managed to get a reduction of her “absolutely shocking” rent at a tribunal.


Inmates shout at jurors as murder trial goes inside Pentonville Prison 

19 Sep

Inmates shout at jurors as murder trial goes inside Pentonville Prison 40 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> Inmates at Pentonville Prison shouted and complained they were “locked up like animals” as a judge and jury went behind bars to view the site ...


Juror’s visit scene of Pentonville prison killing 

18 Sep

Noisy prisoners interrupted the tour with shouts about being "locked up like animals".


Pentonville Prison inmate killed ‘in battle to control contraband route’ 

14 Sep

Pentonville Prison inmate killed ‘in battle to control contraband route’ 45 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> A 21-year-old inmate was killed at Pentonville Prison in a bloody battle to control the wing’s “lucrative” contraband route, a court ...


Man killed in Pentonville prison smuggling dispute 

14 Sep

Prosecutor Mark Heywood QC said that Mahmoud "was killed with calculated brutality...


Gazette letters: Barnard Park, Spa Green Estate, lobby Corbyn and council criticism 

9 Sep

Gazette letters: Barnard Park, Spa Green Estate, lobby Corbyn and council criticism 59 minutes ago --> It is disappointing that the secretary of state has chosen to call-in the plans developed over years with local residents for Barnard Park, which ...


Barnsbury Housing Association caretaker celebrates 40 years on the job 

7 Sep

Barnsbury Housing Association caretaker celebrates 40 years on the job 31 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Everyone knows Richard “Dickie” Bull in Barnsbury, after all, he’s been going in and out of their homes for 40 years now.


This week 60 years ago: Girl, 2, killed after pipe falls off Barnsbury house 

6 Sep

This week 60 years ago: Girl, 2, killed after pipe falls off Barnsbury house 36 minutes ago James Morris --> A two-year-old girl was killed after a pipe fell from a house in Offord Road, Barnsbury.


14 years for ‘dangerous predator’ who sexually abused Holloway girl in 1980s 

5 Sep

14 years for ‘dangerous predator’ who sexually abused Holloway girl in 1980s 25 minutes ago James Morris --> A carer who sexually abused a girl in Holloway in the 1980s has been jailed.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Lady’s Quick Guide to London’s Islington 

16 Oct

After nearly three weeks of traveling, my great British road trip has taken me home to London for a mid-journey break.


Incorrect traffic sign on Northdown St., 7th October 

7 Oct

The stretch of Caledonian Rd between Wharfdale and Pentonville Rds was returned to one-way working about a year ago.


Stripped bike, 1st October 

1 Oct

Bike to be removed outside Tesco Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 32 Caledonian Road, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Abandoned bike, 25th September 

25 Sep

Rusting bike has been here for over a year.


Abandoned bike, 25th September 

25 Sep

White bike, stripped.


Cheese festival flyposting 2, 23rd September 

23 Sep

More of these cheese festival flyppsting.


All Offers Considered 

18 Sep

Last weekend I spent two days in Lewis Cubitt Square, Kings Cross trying to sell off some of the bric-a-brac I have somehow amassed over years at the Classic Car Boot Sale .


A modernist marvel – the staircase of Bevin Court 

17 Sep

Hidden around a corner on a side street not far from Kings Cross can be found one of Britain’s great post-war modernist buildings — and an amazing staircase.


I am now a Clerkenwell and Islington badge flasher 

15 Sep

It's been official since I passed the last exam on July 15th but I now have physical proof.


Odeon Holloway 

14 Sep

At the moment, Odeon Holloway is selling all tickets at £6.50 on weekday evenings.


Exmouth Arms 

13 Sep

This one not the other one Exmouth Arms Euston If your planning to meet here make sure you let the buffoons you are meeting know which pub your meeting at.


Dumping, 12th September 

12 Sep

Dumped on both sides of the street.


A time-travelling guide of the Holloway Nags Head area 

11 Sep

This evening I will be leading a guided tour around the area of Holloway known as Nags Head.


Public gardens fly tipping, 10th September 

10 Sep

Lots of rubbish in North side of church garden.


all aboard the campari boat 

30 Aug

Everything is better on a boat right? So of course Campari is jumping aboard for their latest pop-up.


Inside Islington Tour: Good Neighbours – Good Nature (22nd September 2017) 

22 Aug

Join our latest Inside Islington Tour to get a first-hand look at two organisations funded by Islington Giving near Kings Cross.


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 ...



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