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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.


Volunteers providing canine company for older people launch crowdfunder 

3 May

Appeal: Lyn Ambrose (second left) with fellow volunteers.


Meet the Newington Green volunteer group tackling isolation of older people…with dogs 

2 May

Meet the Newington Green volunteer group tackling isolation of older people...


Meet the Newington Green volunteer group tackling isolation of older people…with dogs 

2 May

Meet the Newington Green volunteer group tackling isolation of older people...


Meet the Newington Green volunteer group tackling isolation of older people…with dogs 

2 May

Dogs are the best ice breakers.


‘Outcry’ at brewery plans to get rid of rare trees outside Canonbury Tavern 

2 May

‘Outcry’ at brewery plans to get rid of rare trees outside Canonbury Tavern 34 minutes ago James Morris --> Leafy Canonbury is on the verge of a tree tragedy.


‘My breathing is bad and I can’t have friends over’: Mum’s despair after eight years in damp-ridden Canonbury flat 

2 May

‘My breathing is bad and I can’t have friends over’: Mum’s despair after eight years in damp-ridden Canonbury flat 49 minutes ago Lindsay Riley --> A council tenant says she feels helpless and isolated after eight years in a mouldy, damp-...


Business of the week: Acoustic, Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite restaurant in Newington Green 

23 Apr

Business of the week: Acoustic, Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite restaurant in Newington Green 46 minutes ago James Morris --> In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington.


Gazette letters: Standing at football, cycling, parking in Magdala Avenue and air pollution 

21 Apr

Gazette letters: Standing at football, cycling, parking in Magdala Avenue and air pollution 50 minutes ago --> Football supporters will be appalled at sports minister Tracey Crouch MP’s refusal of West Bromwich Albion’s request for a trial of ...


Gazette letters: Standing at football, cycling, parking in Magdala Avenue and air pollution 

18 Apr

Football supporters will be appalled at sports minister Tracey Crouch MP’s refusal of West Bromwich Albion’s request for a trial of safe standing, writes Steven Powell, Highbury Station Road, Islington.


This week 5 years ago: Islington Council forced to pay back £1million of Drayton Park traffic fines 

18 Apr

This week 5 years ago: Islington Council forced to pay back £1million of Drayton Park traffic fines 34 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Council faced having to pay back more than £1million of traffic fines issued at a controversial width ...


Newington Green restaurant Perilla hosts charity dinner for St Christopher’s Hospice which cared for chef’s childhood friend 

12 Apr

Newington Green restaurant Perilla hosts charity dinner for St Christopher’s Hospice which cared for chef’s childhood friend 47 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The head chef of a Newington Green restaurant is hosting a six-course charity dinner ...


Newington Green restaurant Perilla hosts charity dinner for St Christopher’s Hospice which cared for chef’s childhood friend 

12 Apr

The head chef of a Newington Green restaurant is hosting a six-course charity dinner to raise money for the hospice which cared for his close friend before he died of leukaemia last year.


This week 30 years ago: Privatisation plans for 42k Islington council homes, pupils start fire at Highbury Grove School 

9 Apr

This week 30 years ago: Privatisation plans for 42k Islington council homes, pupils start fire at Highbury Grove School 44 minutes ago James Morris --> The government came up with a crazy plan to transfer ownership of Islington’s 42,000 council ...


Woman held on suspicion of attempted murder after Highbury and Islington station stabbing 

9 Apr

Woman held on suspicion of attempted murder after Highbury and Islington station stabbing 16 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A 48-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed outside Highbury and Islington ...


Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man stabbed outside Tube station 

8 Apr

A woman has been arrested after a man was stabbed outside Highbury and Islington station in north London (Picture: Twitter/999London) Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed outside a train station in ...


Highbury and Islington stabbing: Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after knifing outside busy Tube station 

8 Apr

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing outside a busy north London Tube station, amid of spate of violent incidents in the capital.


Woman held after man stabbed in north London 

8 Apr

A man was found injured following reports of a stabbing outside Highbury and Islington station.


Appeal: Did you know missing east London teenager Suzanne Lawrence, last seen in Highbury in 1979? 

7 Apr

Appeal: Did you know missing east London teenager Suzanne Lawrence, last seen in Highbury in 1979? 19 minutes ago Emma Youle --> In 1979 an east London schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.


Appeal: Did you know missing east London teenager Suzanne Lawrence, last seen in Highbury in 1979? 

7 Apr

Appeal: Did you know missing east London teenager Suzanne Lawrence, last seen in Highbury in 1979? 48 minutes ago Emma Youle --> In 1979 an east London schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.


Appeal: Did you know missing east London teenager Suzanne Lawrence, last seen in Highbury in 1979? 

6 Apr

In 1979 an east London schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.


Appeal: Did you know missing Romford teenager Suzanne Lawrence last seen in Highbury in 1979? 

6 Apr

In 1979 a Romford schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.


Gazette letters: Silent spring, BBQ ban, clearing art and buses 

31 Mar

Gazette letters: Silent spring, BBQ ban, clearing art and buses 27 minutes ago --> Looking up at the bare branches lining the New River Path, tents of grey sky between the leafless twigs, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green Gazette letters: Silent ...


Gazette letters: Silent spring, BBQ ban, clearing art and buses 

28 Mar

Looking up at the bare branches lining the New River Path, tents of grey sky between the leafless twigs, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green...


Nashon Esbrand: Family says brutal Canonbury murder ‘changed our lives forever’ 

27 Mar

Exclusive: Nashon Esbrand: Family says brutal Canonbury murder ‘changed our lives forever’ 59 minutes ago James Morris --> “They finally got me, dad.


Nashon Esbrand murder: Dillon Zambon and Jhon Berhane found guilty of Canonbury killing 

26 Mar

Breaking News: Nashon Esbrand murder: Dillon Zambon and Jhon Berhane found guilty of Canonbury killing 51 minutes ago James Morris --> Two young men – Dillon Zambon and Jhon Berhane – were this afternoon convicted by an Old Bailey jury of ...


Nashon Esbrand murder: Dillon Zambon and Jhon Berhane found guilty of Canonbury killing 

26 Mar

Nashon Esbrand murder: Dillon Zambon and Jhon Berhane found guilty of Canonbury killing Yesterday, 15:49 James Morris --> Two young men – Dillon Zambon and Jhon Berhane – were this afternoon convicted by an Old Bailey jury of murdering new dad ...


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


loti eats | st paul 

19 Feb

St Paul’s Road in Highbury is turning into a very nice little dining destination.


More “Better” flyposting, 18th February 

18 Feb

Better seem to think that they can flypost anywhere with impunity.


London Overground’s night trains extending to Highbury & Islington next week 

12 Feb

The Night Overground services are being extend to Highbury Islington from next Friday (23rd Feb), also linking the Overground to the Night Tube network on the Victoria line for the first time.


Uneven paving, 6th January 

6 Jan

Paving outside Highbury Corner Magistrates Court is uneven.


Pedestrian sign loose hanging by one thread., 4th January 

4 Jan

The pedestrian walking sign showing route to Upper Street and Canonbury Road, is loose hanging by on screw.


Uneven paving. Possible leak, 30th December 

30 Dec

Uneven paving, water coming from under paving slabs when stood on.


Cancellation: Saturday 30th December 

28 Dec

Unfortunately, following the recent tragic events at Finsbury Park the police have advised us to cancel this Saturday's parkrun.


Connecting Social Change Makers in Historic Newington Green Church 

19 Dec

300-year old Newington Green Unitarian Church where the Changermaker’s hub was held Pic: Fin Fahey Amidst minced pies and mulled wine, about 30 people gathered in the nave of Newington Green Unitarian Church on Friday evening for the inaugural ...


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.



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