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Radical Newington Green church set for much-needed £1.7million makeover 

17 Jul

Radical Newington Green church set for much-needed £1.7million makeover 20 minutes ago Joe Graber --> A historic Newington Green building that has been home to radical thinking for more than 300 years will be given a vital £1.7million restoration.


Radical Newington Green church set for much-needed £1.7million makeover 

17 Jul

A historic Newington Green building that has been home to radical thinking for more than 300 years will be given a vital £1.7million restoration.


Nashon Esbrand murder: Teen arrested in Spain on suspicion of Canonbury killing 

16 Jul

Nashon Esbrand murder: Teen arrested in Spain on suspicion of Canonbury killing --> Nashon Esbrand murder: Teen arrested in Spain on suspicion of Canonbury killing...


Chicken shop fears lead Islington planners to investigate Highbury cafe 

16 Jul

Chicken shop fears lead Islington planners to investigate Highbury cafe --> Chicken shop fears lead Islington planners to investigate Highbury cafe...


Sainsbury’s planning to open ANOTHER store minutes away from controversial Blackstock Road site 

13 Jul

Sainsbury’s planning to open ANOTHER store minutes away from controversial Blackstock Road site 58 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Sainsbury’s has already angered the Highbury community with plans for a second Blackstock Road branch – now the chain ...


Owners of dachshund mauled in vicious attack call for stronger dog-on-dog attack laws 

13 Jul

The owners of a dachshund that was viciously mauled on the Tube have had to pay over £1,000 in veterinary fees.


Sainsbury’s planning to open ANOTHER store minutes away from controversial Blackstock Road site 

13 Jul

Sainsbury’s has already angered the Highbury community with plans for a second Blackstock Road branch – now the chain wants to open ANOTHER store half a mile away.


Sainsbury’s planning to open ANOTHER store minutes away from controversial Blackstock Road site 

13 Jul

Sainsbury’s planning to open ANOTHER store minutes away from controversial Blackstock Road site Friday, July 13, 2018 Sam Gelder --> Sainsbury’s has already angered the Highbury community with plans for a second Blackstock Road branch – now the...


Business of the week: Lizzy’s on the Green, Newington Green 

9 Jul

Business of the week: Lizzy’s on the Green, Newington Green 26 minutes ago James Morris --> In a weekly feature, the Gazette profiles and champions a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington.


Highbury campaigners warn Islington Council: ‘Don’t let Sainsbury’s into Blackstock Road’ 

4 Jul

Highbury campaigners warn Islington Council: ‘Don’t let Sainsbury’s into Blackstock Road’ 25 minutes ago James Morris --> Highbury’s crusade against Sainsbury’s in Blackstock Road will continue on the steps of the town hall tomorrow.


Islington Council to ban barbecues in most of Highbury Fields after neighbours take it to court 

4 Jul

Breaking News: Islington Council to ban barbecues in most of Highbury Fields after neighbours take it to court 30 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Council this morning sensationally announced it would scale back barbecue use in Highbury Fields.


Meet Rev Andy Pakula, Newington Green and Upper Street’s non-religious minister 

4 Jul

Meet Rev Andy Pakula, Newington Green and Upper Street’s non-religious minister 25 minutes ago James Morris --> Even by Islington’s radical standards, Rev Andy Pakula stands out.


This week 30 years ago: Highbury clamping row, Hornsey Rise sword murder, kid’s horrific Andover Estate accident 

2 Jul

This week 30 years ago: Highbury clamping row, Hornsey Rise sword murder, kid’s horrific Andover Estate accident 43 minutes ago James Morris --> Privately run Aberdeen Park in Highbury became the first road in Islington where wheel clamping ...


Nashon Esbrand murder: Young dad’s knife killers jailed for life over ‘quick, ruthless’ attack in Canonbury street 

25 Jun

Breaking News: Nashon Esbrand murder: Young dad’s knife killers jailed for life over ‘quick, ruthless’ attack in Canonbury street 24 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Nashon Esbrand’s killers were this afternoon sentenced to a combined 54 years for ...


Highbury Corner works: 18 months of construction to begin next week 

21 Jun

Highbury Corner works: 18 months of construction to begin next week 39 minutes ago James Morris --> Construction work for the radical overhaul of Highbury Corner will begin on Thursday next week.


Nashon Esbrand murder: Sentencing of Canonbury killers delayed at last minute – after defendant fails to attend 

18 Jun

Nashon Esbrand murder: Sentencing of Canonbury killers delayed at last minute – after defendant fails to attend 24 minutes ago James Morris at the Old Bailey --> Nashon Esbrand’s family has been made to wait a fourth time for justice – after ...


Highbury man jailed for his role in scamming Kent pensioners 

15 Jun

Highbury man jailed for his role in scamming Kent pensioners 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A conman from Highbury has been jailed for his part in tricking elderly and vulnerable people into withdrawing money.


Sainsbury’s make ANOTHER bid to open in Blackstock Road, Highbury 

14 Jun

Sainsbury’s make ANOTHER bid to open in Blackstock Road, Highbury 28 minutes ago James Morris --> Brazen supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has made yet another bid to open in Blackstock Road, Highbury.


Curtain (almost) up: Work on new Hackney theatre nears completion 

11 Jun

Preparations: actors rehearse ahead of the new season.


Smuggler from Newington Green who stashed tonne of illegal tobacco in storage depot spared jail 

4 Jun

Smuggler from Newington Green who stashed tonne of illegal tobacco in storage depot spared jail 13:23 Alex Shaw --> A smuggler from Newington Green who ran an illegal tobacco factory out of a cabin in east London has been spared jail.


Smuggler from Newington Green who stashed tonne of illegal tobacco in storage depot spared jail 

4 Jun

A smuggler from Newington Green who ran an illegal tobacco factory out of a cabin in east London has been spared jail.


Bill Little: Arsenal legend Charlie George helps unveil memorial to veteran Highbury Corner flower seller 

4 Jun

Bill Little: Arsenal legend Charlie George helps unveil memorial to veteran Highbury Corner flower seller 30 minutes ago Sam Volpe --> A seven-year campaign finally came to fruition on Friday when a plaque (and flowerbed) was unveiled for Bill Little...


Flat fire leaves neighbours counting cost – and forced to move out because block ‘smells like a barbecue’ 

31 May

Flat fire leaves neighbours counting cost – and forced to move out because block ‘smells like a barbecue’ 28 minutes ago Tom Ladle --> A fire that filled a Highbury tower block with acrid smoke has forced occupants to find alternative ...


Nashon Esbrand murder: Family’s agony as sentencing is delayed a THIRD time 

31 May

Nashon Esbrand murder: Family’s agony as sentencing is delayed a THIRD time 46 minutes ago James Morris --> The grieving family of Canonbury murder victim Nashon Esbrand has been forced to cope with further torment – after the sentencing of his ...


Highbury fire: Elderly man hospitalised after flat block blaze in Aberdeen Park 

29 May

Highbury fire: Elderly man hospitalised after flat block blaze in Aberdeen Park 8 minutes ago James Morris --> An elderly man was hospitalised and two people had to be rescued after a fire in Highbury this morning.


Man, 78, arrested after ‘bones’ found in Blackstock Road, Highbury 

29 May

Man, 78, arrested after ‘bones’ found in Blackstock Road, Highbury 54 minutes ago James Morris --> A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of preventing a lawful burial after suspected skeletal remains were found in Blackstock Road, ...


Big Jewish Summer Fete returns to Highbury Fields for second year 

18 May

Big Jewish Summer Fete returns to Highbury Fields for second year 16 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A community summer fete will return again this year after being given more than £9,000 by the Big Lottery Fund.


Maggi Hambling chosen to create Mary Wollstonecraft statue in Newington Green 

16 May

Maggi Hambling chosen to create Mary Wollstonecraft statue in Newington Green 48 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> British artist Maggi Hambling has been chosen to create a sculpture of feminist icon Mary Wollstonecraft on Newington Green.


Campaigners announce winning design for Mary Wollstonecraft statue 

15 May

‘Excited’: Maggi Hambling and a model of her winning design.


Highbury stabbings: Two young men knifed less than a mile apart 

14 May

Highbury stabbings: Two young men knifed less than a mile apart 22 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Two young men were stabbed less than a mile apart in Highbury on Friday night.


Canonbury murder sentencing of Nashon Esbrand’s three killers delayed – again 

14 May

Canonbury murder sentencing of Nashon Esbrand’s three killers delayed – again 29 minutes ago James Morris --> The sentencing of Nashon Esbrand’s three killers has been delayed – for a second time.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Tfl cars parked ON the foopath, 15th July 

15 Jul

Tfl cars parked ON the foopath Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Highbury Place, N5 Report on FixMyStreet...


Goodbye Highbury Corner roundabout 

9 Jul

Have you seen what's been going on at Highbury Corner recently? It's turned into Islington's version of Diggerworld expect that the machines don't seem to have moved much since they demolished a strip of grass and trees approx 5 metres wide from ...


Farang in Highbury: Spicy Thai street food that is made to be shared | Restaurant review 

2 Jul

Spending a  summer’s evening at Farang – the popular North London supper club-turned-restaurant – is one of the best ideas you will have this season.


Day 21: Little Explorers 

21 Jun

Thursday 21 June 9.30am at Newington Green – Join The Garden Classroom for a Little Explorers sessions for under 5’s with their parents and carers.


Persistent flyposting, 15th June 

15 Jun

Better are at it again.


Canonbury councillor secures funding for local Art Club 

14 Jun

The FCV Dorcas Art Club recently hosted a tea party at The Bridge Centre to unveil their new mosaic, created with funding allocated by local Canonbury councillor Clare Jeapes.


Day 14: Little Explorers 

14 Jun

Thursday 14 June 9.30am at Newington Green – Join The Garden Classroom for a Little Explorers sessions for under 5’s with their parents and carers.


Day 7: Little Explorers 

7 Jun

Thursday 7 June 9.30-11am, Newington Green –  Join The Garden Classroom for 4 Little Explorers sessions for under 5’s with their parents and carers.


Bcked drain, 29th May 

29 May

As above Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 73 Highbury Park, N5 Report on FixMyStreet...


Blocked drains., 29th May 

29 May

As above.


Another blocked drain, 29th May 

29 May

As above.


Blocked drain outside playground, 29th May 

29 May

As above.


Memorial for Mary Wollstonecraft planned for Newington Green 

26 May

A memorial of Mary Wollestonecraft is planned to be built on Newington Green.


jana dowling | the 888 collective 

25 May

The 888 Collective is a social enterprise that supports people with mental health issues on their journey back into the workplace through a range of courses and events, and was set up by founder Jana Dowling after her own experiences with mental ...


Mary Wollstonecraft: Transcending Gender 

17 May

Why is a man leading walks about Mary Wollstonecraft in Stoke Newington and Newington Green and why does he think it’s important that she has a monument? Many of us broadly accept today that people are people and – given the same chances – we ...


Cycling on Green lanes 

14 May

I try to be extra careful when cycling, I try to avoid roads where possible, and need to figure out a safe route from Turnpike Lane to Highbury.


Camping tents in park, 14th May 

14 May

Campsite setup in ungrowth at edge of park Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 41 Highbury Station Road, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Poor road surface throughout Canonbury Place, 10th May 

10 May

Poor road surface along Canonbury Place, very uneven and with lots of potholes.


loti eats | farang 

8 May

Sebby Holmes, the chef behind Farang in Highbury earned his stripes at some of the best Thai restaurants in London, including Begging Bowl and a stint as head chef a the original (now closed) Smoking Goat in Soho.


London’s Alleys: St Augustine’s Path 

7 May

A narrow alley that provides a convenient link between two parallel roads, and which as far as I can tell, has never been used by St Augustine.


Abandoned fridge, 2nd May 

2 May

Fridge abandoned...


Justin Nozuka at the Garage | Live review 

24 Apr

Justin Nozuka has been busy of late.


James Wren: film festival director 

11 Apr

Everyone has a story.


Barry Forshaw: Canonbury Bookshop in the 1970s 

4 Apr

Everyone has a story.


Rubbish everywhere from Islington clothing bins – always the same disgusting mess that Islington fail to clear up, 3rd April 

3 Apr

Rubbish around recycling bins as always - huge piles of clothes, dumped electrical goods.


Many potholes and cracks in road, 18th March 

18 Mar

Road surface now dangerous for cyclists.


Meet the Granny taking on the government over prisoners’ right to vote 

17 Mar

For many, old age is an opportunity to sit down and put their feet up.


Are you affected by the new bus route changes? 

14 Mar

There are plans to cut the 277 bus route which runs between Dalston Junction and Highbury and Islington.


What’s On in Islington 

6 Mar

Sorcha Bradley Music Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro Blues, folk and American roots music are on the menu for this duo’s ‘Feet don’t fail me’ tour.


Bins overflowing again, 21st February 

21 Feb

This park bin is always overflowing, maybe a larger one would help.



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