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Islington’s Highbury Grove formally sworn in to City of London Academies Trust family 

12 Dec

Islington’s Highbury Grove formally sworn in to City of London Academies Trust family 54 minutes ago James Scott Highbury Grove’s journey to academy status has been completed after the government confirmed the City of London Academies Trust is ...


‘Want to make the world better, but don’t know how?’: Stoke Newington church launches social justice incubator 

11 Dec

Helping hand: Rev Andy Pakula wants to spark community action.


Islington Council honour Charles Train: Hero Highbury soldier who saved his battalion in First World War 

11 Dec

Islington Council honour Charles Train: Hero Highbury soldier who saved his battalion in First World War 48 minutes ago James Morris --> A soldier from Highbury has been honoured 100 years after winning the Victoria Cross for “bravery under heavy ...


Snow in Islington: Council gritters take to the streets as blizzards continue 

11 Dec

Snow in Islington: Council gritters take to the streets as blizzards continue 33 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Weekend blizzards made work for young snowman builders in Highbury Fields – and street gritters on the borough’s road network.


Police appeal after two boys threatened in knifepoint robbery at Drayton Park station 

8 Dec

Police appeal after two boys threatened in knifepoint robbery at Drayton Park station 32 minutes ago James Morris --> Do you know these men? Police today released images of two people wanted in connection with a knifepoint robbery at Drayton Park ...


Sotheby Mews: Over 2,000 sign petition against closure of Highbury day centre 

8 Dec

Sotheby Mews: Over 2,000 sign petition against closure of Highbury day centre 42 minutes ago James Morris --> A 2,303-strong petition against the closure of Sotheby Mews Day Centre was presented to Islington Council last night.


Business of the week: Linden Stores, the wine shop bringing Scarborough to Highbury 

7 Dec

Business of the week: Linden Stores, the wine shop bringing Scarborough to Highbury 11 minutes ago James Morris --> A new shop is promising Islington’s most “glugable” wine list.


Highbury Grove teen dazzles in Lithuania at International Dance Championships 

6 Dec

Highbury Grove teen dazzles in Lithuania at International Dance Championships 27 minutes ago James Scott --> A nimble-footed Islington teenager has danced his way to a gold medal after a show-stopping performance in eastern Europe.


Lee Jay Hatley murder: Bradley Wood jailed for life with minimum of 28 years behind bars 

1 Dec

Breaking News: Lee Jay Hatley murder: Bradley Wood jailed for life with minimum of 28 years behind bars 37 minutes ago James Morris at the Old Bailey --> Lee Jay Hatley’s murderer was this morning jailed for life, with a recommendation he serve at ...


This week 60 years ago: Canonbury man stole Bible so he could study it 

29 Nov

This week 60 years ago: Canonbury man stole Bible so he could study it 53 minutes ago James Morris --> A magistrate got into a row in court with a Canonbury man who stole a Bible.


Canonbury man: ‘My organ donor wife saved three lives when she died – you can do the same’ 

29 Nov

Canonbury man: ‘My organ donor wife saved three lives when she died – you can do the same’ 12 minutes ago James Morris --> A Canonbury man has urged people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register – after his wife won a posthumous award for...


Bradley Wood found guilty of murdering ‘best friend’ Lee Jay Hatley in Canonbury knife attack 

28 Nov

Breaking News: Bradley Wood found guilty of murdering ‘best friend’ Lee Jay Hatley in Canonbury knife attack 33 minutes ago James Morris --> Bradley Wood has been found guilty of murdering best friend Lee Jay Hatley in Canonbury.


This week 60 years ago: Barnsbury man ‘destroys’ 60,000 bees 

22 Nov

This week 60 years ago: Barnsbury man ‘destroys’ 60,000 bees 42 minutes ago James Morris --> A beekeeper had to deal with 60,000 bees which had settled on top of a Canonbury house.


Part of Holloway Road to close for three weeks over Christmas for Highbury Corner bridge works 

20 Nov

Part of Holloway Road to close for three weeks over Christmas for Highbury Corner bridge works 23 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The bottom of Holloway Road will be closed for three weeks over Christmas while the Highbury Corner bridge is demolished – ...


Canonbury attempted knifepoint robbery: Islington police urge victim and witness to get in touch 

20 Nov

Canonbury attempted knifepoint robbery: Islington police urge victim and witness to get in touch 18 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Police are appealing for a witness and the victim of an attempted knife-point robbery in Beresford Road, Canonbury ...


Shoreditch man jailed for drugging and raping woman in her Canonbury home 

14 Nov

A man who broke into a woman’s Canonbury home before drugging and raping her has been jailed after he was caught using her bank card in McDonalds.


Shoreditch man jailed for drugging and raping woman in her Canonbury home 

14 Nov

Shoreditch man jailed for drugging and raping woman in her Canonbury home Yesterday, 08:37 Sam Gelder --> A man who broke into a woman’s Canonbury home before drugging and raping her has been jailed after he was caught using her bank card in ...


30 people escape from Highbury Grove block as fire destroys flat 

10 Nov

30 people escape from Highbury Grove block as fire destroys flat 22 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Thirty people escaped from a burning hostel in Highbury last night.


Plans approved to turn Highbury office block into 1000-place free school training students in ‘movie-making’ 

9 Nov

Plans approved to turn Highbury office block into 1000-place free school training students in ‘movie-making’ 46 minutes ago James Scott --> Plans have been approved to turn a Highbury office block into a free school training students in ‘movie-...


Islington Remembrance: ‘All invited’ to pay thanks on Sunday 

8 Nov

Islington Remembrance: ‘All invited’ to pay thanks on Sunday 56 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington will pay thanks to our servicewomen and men at the annual Remembrance parade on Sunday.


‘An almighty explosion’: Remembering the Highbury Corner bomb of 1944 

7 Nov

‘An almighty explosion’: Remembering the Highbury Corner bomb of 1944 16 minutes ago James Morris --> Highbury Corner suffered one of Islington’s most destructive wartime attacks 73 years ago.


Homeowner fears ‘intimidation’ – as wine bar applies to open in Canonbury 

6 Nov

Homeowner fears ‘intimidation’ – as wine bar applies to open in Canonbury 42 minutes ago James Morris --> A new wine bar could be coming to Canonbury.


Highbury pub which pays tribute to Ray Parlour and Alexander Aubert is recognised by CAMRA 

31 Oct

Highbury pub which pays tribute to Ray Parlour and Alexander Aubert is recognised by CAMRA 11 minutes ago Rhiannon Long --> Highbury Brewhouse and Kitchen has made it into CAMRA’s (Campaign for Real Ale) Good Beer Guide for the first time.


Islington Council apologises after fining Clerkenwell man for putting out his recycling 

24 Oct

Islington Council apologises after fining Clerkenwell man for putting out his recycling 30 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man who successfully challenged a fine for putting his recycling out at the wrong time has called the whole thing a farce.


Canonbury paedophile ‘who may have other victims’ jailed – but police haven’t released his mugshot 

19 Oct

Canonbury paedophile ‘who may have other victims’ jailed – but police haven’t released his mugshot 32 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A paedophile who abused a young girl and then downloaded child porn while on bail has been jailed for 11 years...


Every second counts! TfL agrees to cut pedestrians’ waiting time at Highbury Corner traffic lights – by 8 seconds 

12 Oct

Every second counts! TfL agrees to cut pedestrians’ waiting time at Highbury Corner traffic lights – by 8 seconds 14:53 Sam Gelder --> Every second counts when you’re waiting to cross Highbury Corner – and now eight of them have been shaved ...


Seconds count! TfL agrees to cut pedestrians’ waiting time at Highbury Corner traffic lights – by 8 seconds 

12 Oct

Seconds count! TfL agrees to cut pedestrians’ waiting time at Highbury Corner traffic lights – by 8 seconds 20 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Every second counts when you’re waiting to cross Highbury Corner – and now eight of them have been ...


Academy trust making ground in battle to shake off Highbury Grove School’s ‘special measures’ Ofsted tag 

12 Oct

Academy trust making ground in battle to shake off Highbury Grove School’s ‘special measures’ Ofsted tag 13 minutes ago James Scott --> An academy trust has been given a pat on the back by Ofsted inspectors after taking “swift action” to ...


Autistic board game designer from Canonbury debuts his first creation at launch event 

9 Oct

Autistic board game designer from Canonbury debuts his first creation at launch event 14 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An autistic man who has started designing his own board games to help others overcome social anxiety debuted his first creation on ...


Paint Highbury Pink: Annual fundraiser raises more money than ever in memory of breast cancer campaigner 

9 Oct

Paint Highbury Pink: Annual fundraiser raises more money than ever in memory of breast cancer campaigner 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Friends and family of a breast cancer campaigner who died in January came together to carry on her good work – ...


Two men charged with assaulting police after ‘large fight’ on Mayville Estate, Newington Green 

9 Oct

Two men charged with assaulting police after ‘large fight’ on Mayville Estate, Newington Green 25 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Two men were charged with assaulting police after a large fight on the Mayville Estate that left a man in hospital ...


Hyperlocal & blogs

More Traffic Khanage On Holloway Road, Plus Another TfL Waste Of Time Consultation. 

13 Dec

From 01:00 on Monday 18 December until 04:00 on Monday 8 January, the A1 Holloway Road will be closed in both directions between Digswell Street and Highbury Corner roundabout.


Better gym abusing their position with parking, 12th December 

12 Dec

Better are constantly parking cars in the park.


Very deep pot hole. Around 8inches. Water related, 8th December 

8 Dec

Large pot hole, seems water related.


Hackney Tours Tomorrow’s World 

7 Dec

It’s apt that the exhibition Tomorrow’s World at Atom Gallery on Green Lanes– opening tomorrow, naturally – should explore ideas of Utopia and Dystopia so close to Newington Green.


Islington Giving Inside Islington Tour: Help on Your Doorstep and Abianda 

24 Nov

Last week friends, supporters and local residents joined Islington Giving to meet Help on Your Doorstep (HOYD) and Abianda .


Film school is a ‘David vs. Goliath’ victory for council 

24 Nov

A councillor has defended a controversial decision to approve planning permission for a film school in Highbury, despite criticism from secondary schools in the area.


a 50s rock’n’roll pub has opened in stokey 

22 Nov

If you think pubs have lost their charm and just look all the same these days, you’ll be pleased to hear about the opening of Be-Bop-A-Lula in Stokey.


Standing with the Trans Community 

20 Nov

To mark Trans Day of Remembrance (20th November), Islington Council is once again flying the Trans Flag above the Town Hall.


Momentum member selected as Mildmay Labour candidate 

16 Nov

Santiago Bell-Bradford is a Group Development and Volunteer Coordinator from Momentum.


More than 1200 sign petition calling for a safe crossing at ‘terrifying’ Holloway junction 

16 Nov

More than 1200 people have signed a petition calling for a safe pedestrian crossing at a busy Islington junction, which has been dubbed as “terrifying” by supporters of the campaign.


Care-leavers stage their story in a car-park 

7 Nov

A theatre troupe of recent care-leavers will begin a month-long run of a play about the experience of leaving care on Wednesday, performing in the carpark under Smithfield Market.


Listening to local people 

2 Nov

Local people had their latest chance to put the questions they wanted answered to the Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Richard Watts, this week at the latest 'Leader's Question Time' event held in St Stephen's Church, Canonbury Road.


Abandoned bicycle, 23rd October 

23 Oct

This bike has been chained to pole and has no wheels or seat all has been stolen from it it’s just outside 80 Drayton Park N51ND Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 11 Stavordale Road, N5 Report...


curators coffee opening in newington green 

20 Oct

Word on the street is that Curators Coffee are opening up in Newington Green.


More better banners.., 14th October 

14 Oct

Why do you tolerate Better desecrating our parka with their advertising? Fine them and remove this eyesore.


Drink, drink, drink… The Alex 

4 Oct

More Crouch End pubic house news.


Drink, drink, drink… The Alex 

4 Oct

More Crouch End pubic house news.


Better advertising is the worst…, 3rd October 

3 Oct

Better age flagrantly and consistently putting their advertising in the PARK.


Abandoned bicycles on bike racks opposite the fruit and veg shop – been here for at least 2 years., 26th September 

26 Sep

There is one large bicycle that has been locked to the bike racks just outside the fruit and veg shop for the last 2 years.


Split rubbish bags spread on pavement, 26th September 

26 Sep

There are rubbish bags on the pavement every day but today they are split - revolting.


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.


Very bad road surface, potholes, cracks, bumps, 7th September 

7 Sep

This section of road is now dangerous for cyclists to ride on.


Bin upturned, 6th September 

6 Sep

Bin is upturned for a week.


Tree overhanging pavement, 26th August 

26 Aug

Tree needs pruning asap as it's obstructing the footpath.


Harry’s Girl: Street Art 

18 Aug

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


Xrace left signs in the park, 13th August 

13 Aug

Xrace didn't clear the park from all of their signs.


Public toilet sign facing wrong way, 12th August 

12 Aug

Someone bent the sign to point the wrong way.


New entrance planned for Highbury and Islington station 

6 Aug

Highbury and Islington station could soon be better a new additional entrance, if plans to redevelop a long empty site owned by TfL go ahead.


Local councillors improve accessibility to New River Walk 

4 Aug

  Canonbury councillors have ensured improvements to New River Walk, a small picturesque park along a stretch of the New River.


Optician needed for Home Visit 

31 Jul

I need to find an optician who does home visits for an elderly relative who lives in Highbury N5.



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