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Newington Green stabbing: Man chased by gang and knifed multiple times has life-changing injuries 

21 Feb

The young man chased by a gang and stabbed in Newington Green yesterday afternoon has sustained “life-changing” injuries, Scotland Yard has revealed.


Newington Green stabbing: Man chased by gang and knifed multiple times has life-changing injuries 

21 Feb

The young man chased by a gang and stabbed in Newington Green yesterday afternoon has sustained “life-changing” injuries, Scotland Yard has revealed.


Made in Islington: Sweet smell of success for Highbury honeymaker 

18 Feb

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington.


Jailed: Drug dealer who posted LOADED GUN through letterbox during Newington Green police chase 

17 Feb

A drug dealing teenager who posted a loaded gun through a letterbox while trying to get away from police has been sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute.


Jailed: Drug dealer who posted LOADED GUN through letterbox during Newington Green police chase 

17 Feb

A drug dealing teenager who posted a loaded gun through a letterbox while trying to get away from police has been sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute.


Jailed: Drug dealer who posted LOADED GUN through letterbox during Newington Green police chase 

17 Feb

A drug dealing teenager who posted a loaded gun through a letterbox while trying to get away from police has been sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute.


Highbury Fields Bandstand facing closure after four decades 

15 Feb

Retiring school teachers often muse at how they’ve taught more than one generation of the same family.


Clerkenwell woman and Highbury man charged with assaulting police officers at train stations 

15 Feb

A woman and man from Islington have been charged with spitting at police officers on Monday.


Sainsbury’s Blackstock Road bid officially dumped by town hall 

14 Feb

Campaigners have won their battle to stop Sainsbury’s opening a Local store in the old Highbury Vale police station.


Sainsbury’s Blackstock Road bid officially dumped by town hall 

14 Feb

Campaigners have won their battle to stop Sainsbury’s opening a Local store in the old Highbury Vale police station.


New Highbury Roundhouse approved by Islington Council 

11 Feb

Work is to start on building a new Highbury Roundhouse community centre.


Man bitten in ear at Highbury and Islington station 

10 Feb

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was bitten in the ear during a brawl in Highbury and Islington Tube station.


Staff at posh Highbury Stadium flats told grieving Arsenal fan: ‘Don’t leave your flowers here’ 

9 Feb

A lifelong Arsenal fan was stopped from laying flowers in the posh Highbury Stadium flat complex where his 21-year-old son’s ashes were scattered.


Highbury Grove pupils dream up Gunnersaurus as next Disney icon 

7 Feb

It has been a tough week for Highbury Grove School – but at least their pupils did it proud.


Woman hospitalised after Newington Green flat fire 

6 Feb

A woman was rescued by firefighters during a blaze in a block of flats in Newington Green last night.


This week 30 years ago: Highbury schools join forces to save sixth forms 

6 Feb

Headteachers at Highbury Grove and Highbury Fields Schools joined forces in a battle to save their sixth forms.


Highbury Grove placed in special measures after damning Ofsted report – meaning it will become academy 

6 Feb

A damning Ofsted report has sent “outstanding” Highbury Grove School tumbling into special measures, meaning it will be forced to become an academy.


Sainsbury’s delivered fresh blow in bid for second Blackstock Road store 

3 Feb

Campaigners have won the latest round in their battle to stop supermarket giants Sainsbury’s opening a store in the old Highbury Vale police station.


This week 30 years ago: Cruel ‘cops’ fleece pensioners in Highbury and Holloway 

30 Jan

Bogus bobbies with detailed knowledge of police operations were preying on vulnerable pensioners and fleecing them of cash.


Divisive Highbury Grove head Tom Sherrington leaves school with immediate effect in shock announcement 

20 Jan

Divisive Highbury Grove head Tom Sherrington, who came under fire last year over job cuts, finances and discipline, has left the school with immediate effect.


Islington Police officers ‘risked lives’ to detain machete-wielding bomb vest man in Highbury 

20 Jan

Five Islington Police officers have been shortlisted for a Met bravery award for detaining a man waving a machete – and wearing what appeared to be a suicide vest.


Stella Stavrou, 75, missing from Highbury – without vital diabetes and mental health medication 

16 Jan

Police have joined the search for a 75-year-old woman who went missing in Islington yesterday – without vital medication for her diabetes and mental health disorders.


Converted house damaged after flat fire in Grosvenor Avenue, Highbury 

11 Jan

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to a flat fire in Grosvenor Avenue, Highbury, this morning.


Highbury-bound trains disrupted every day for Overground commuters 

5 Jan

Thousands of frustrated commuters are having their journeys disrupted every single day as Overground trains bound for Highbury and Islington terminate early without warning.


Highbury-bound trains disrupted every day for Overground commuters 

5 Jan

Thousands of frustrated commuters are having their journeys disrupted every single day as Overground trains bound for Highbury and Islington terminate early without warning.


Highbury man part of gang jailed for importing drugs disguised as fruit and veg 

4 Jan

A Highbury man is among a gang of drug dealers jailed for importing cocaine and cannabis disguised as fruit and veg.


Sainsbury’s isn’t Local – we are, say Blackstock Road campaigners 

14 Dec

“Go away, Sainbury’s” was the defiant message from dozens of protesters who gathered outside Highbury Vale police station on Sunday.


Lord Mayor visits Mildmay HIV hospital meeting staff and patients 

8 Dec

The Lord Mayor of London has visited east London’s famous Mildmay Hospital to to see the work of the medical staff and to meet patients at the end of its 150th anniversary year.


Plans to turn Highbury office block next to two comprehensives into free school branded ‘extremely foolish’ 

6 Dec

Plans to turn a Highbury office block into a secondary free school that would be next to two comprehensives has been met with scorn by members of the community.


Highbury and Islington station evacuated due to fire alert 

2 Dec

Highbury and Islington station was evacuated because of a fire alert.


Two Tube stations evacuated amid reports of fire on a train 

27 Nov

People were evacuated from the stations (Picture: Twitter/AFC_Glen) Two London Underground stations have been evacuated after reports of a fire on board a Tube train.


Hyperlocal & blogs

loti eats: perilla 

21 Feb

After first impressing us at their pop-up down south, Perilla moved into our neighbourhood, located in a pretty site on Newington Green with big windows, rickety wooden furniture and a warm, cosy feel.


Heidi Rice: romantic novelist 

14 Feb

Everyone has a story.


Islington Labour marks LGBT History Month 

7 Feb

The iconic LGBT flag will be flying over Islington Town Hall once again this February to mark LGBT History Month.


Blocked drain., 1st February 

1 Feb

Blocked drain Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Highbury Grove, N5 Report on FixMyStreet...


Flyposting on Highbury fields, 27th January 

27 Jan

Better gym are flyposting again.


farang residency in highbury 

27 Jan

Following a short residency in the same spot last year, Thai street food concept Farang is back at Highbury’s San Daniele for a whole six months.


Gym flyposting, 17th January 

17 Jan

The gym has started putting ugly banners on the fence of Highbury Fields.


Blocked drain at side of the road, 16th January 

16 Jan

There is a blocked drain approximately outside 21 Canonbury Park North Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 23 Canonbury Park North, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Bosworth and Naseby join Harold in Highbury 

6 Jan

I recently noticed that three houses in Elwood Street, near Arsenal's old Highbury ground have some intriguing embellishments.


Hail Hackney! 

2 Jan

So, you don't know where Haggerston is? Neither did I! But it has a station - on the Highbury and Islington to West Croydon route, if you are wondering - so what better place as a starting point for some New Year psycho-geography.


Tootoomoo Islington: a bottomless brunch offering with variety and vitality 

25 Dec

At Townfish, we’ve reviewed numerous bottomless brunch offerings and we’ve also reviewed other branches of Tootoomoo , but when we saw that they’ve launched a bargain bottomless brunch offering , it was our duty to check it out and report back ...


Advent Calendar – Day 20 

18 Dec

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


Locked bicycle obstructing pedestrians, 16th December 

16 Dec

Every day when I cross at the lights of the intersection outside Highbury station, an extremely busy intersection, both in terms of traffic and numbers of pedestrians crossing every day, a bicycle is locked to a pole right there, obstructing...


Russell Selway: cycle shop assistant manager 

6 Dec

What if you get your dream job – in a cycle shop – and then discover that being on the busy, traffic choked, siren-wailing Holloway Road has some lethal downsides? That’s why Russell Selway from Cycle Surgery Highbury discusses air pollution in...


Advent Calendar – Day 4 

4 Dec

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


#saveourculture: Transparency Statement 5 

22 Nov

#saveourculture: Transparency Statement 5 Posted on Tuesday 22nd November, 2016 As we reflect on our result in court yesterday and winning back our licence, Managing Director Gary Kilbey shares the latest Transparency Statement for #saveourculture ...


Pete May: football writer 

15 Nov

Everyone has a story.


Unsightly abandoned cordon on public space, 14th November 

14 Nov

Outside Highbury courthouse there has been a metal cordon erected.


Green Lanes 

14 Nov

Green Lanes.


Bollard knocked down, 1st November 

1 Nov

This bollard gets knocked down regularly.


Canonbury girls win primary schools football competition – without conceding a goal! 

28 Oct

Main sports: Canonbury School girls celebrate their triumph at Market Road Published: 28 October, 2016 read more...


From Noma to Newington Green: Restaurant Perilla opens on 8 November 

27 Oct

Ben Marks and Matt Emmerson are to open Perilla in Newington Green on 8 th November.


Uneven surfaces and potholes, 26th October 

26 Oct

The road is really uneven and full of potholes.


Jack Tomkins – The Daily Grind barista 

26 Oct

Everyone has a story.


Labi Siffre Speaks at Newington Green Unitarian Church 

22 Oct

Hi there, Tickets are still available for the 2016 Richard Price Memorial Lecture with Labi Siffre Weds 26th October Doors at 19.00, 19:30 start.


High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line 

8 Oct

Brixton based artist Zineb Sedira has created a series of films and large-scale photographs that will be displayed at King’s Cross St Pancras, Euston, Highbury Islington and Brixton later this month.


Remove advertising board, 29th September 

29 Sep

Better think they can turn Highbury Fields into a billboard...


#SaveTaxi Wheelchair fundraiser success for Canonbury cycle crash victim. 

28 Sep

Cycle crash victimAlex Doodle will no longer have to “crawl” to and from the taxis they rely on get to hospital appointments after a #SaveTaxi crowdfunder hit its target of £3,000 within a week.


#SaveTaxi’s wheelchair fundraiser for Canonbury cycle crash victim who is ‘forced to crawl. 

24 Sep

Black cabbies are raising money to buy an electric wheelchair for a disabled customer who currently has to “crawl” to and from their taxis.


PERILLA TO OPEN 

15 Sep

You might remember us raving about Perilla last year when they popped up at Platform One in Dulwich and with a successful stint at Palm 2 in Clapton too, Ben Marks and Matt Emmerson have decided to set up a permanent home for Perilla in Newington ...



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