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Two men arrested as armed police recover bottle of ‘noxious fluid’ from car in Canonbury 

18 Aug

Two men arrested as armed police recover bottle of ‘noxious fluid’ from car in Canonbury 35 minutes ago James Morris --> Two men have been arrested after armed police recovered a bottle of “suspected noxious fluid” from a car in Canonbury.


A-level results 2017: Art animation whizz-kid among star performers at Highbury Grove School 

17 Aug

A-level results 2017: Art animation whizz-kid among star performers at Highbury Grove School 3 minutes ago James Scott --> A student who has been dreaming of studying art animation for the best part of a decade was one of the high achievers at ...


A-level results 2017: North Bridge House Canonbury students dazzle in English literature and art 

17 Aug

A-level results 2017: North Bridge House Canonbury students dazzle in English literature and art 19 minutes ago James Scott --> Students at North Bridge House Canonbury have excelled in both art and English literature after collecting a stellar set ...


Canonbury street artist’s kit saved by ‘Louis the cab driver’ 

16 Aug

Canonbury street artist’s kit saved by ‘Louis the cab driver’ 40 minutes ago James Morris --> A Canonbury street artist’s kit has been returned – two weeks after it was “stolen”.


Maureen Collins: ‘My 50 years caring for Islington’s elderly’ 

16 Aug

Maureen Collins: ‘My 50 years caring for Islington’s elderly’ 40 minutes ago James Morris --> Highbury carer Maureen Collins has dedicated 50 years – her entire working life – to Islington’s elderly.


Boy, 15, sentenced for carrying knife at Highbury and Islington 

15 Aug

Boy, 15, sentenced for carrying knife at Highbury and Islington 9 minutes ago James Morris --> A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to four months’ detention for possession of a 12-inch blade at Highbury and Islington station.


There’s no beer garden, but revamped Lady Mildmay is CAMRA’s pub of the summer 

11 Aug

There’s no beer garden, but revamped Lady Mildmay is CAMRA’s pub of the summer Yesterday, 16:22 James Morris --> A Newington Green boozer has been named the best summer pub in north London – even though it doesn’t have a beer garden! A ...


There’s no beer garden, but revamped Lady Mildmay is CAMRA’s pub of the summer 

11 Aug

There’s no beer garden, but revamped Lady Mildmay is CAMRA’s pub of the summer Yesterday, 16:22 James Morris --> A Newington Green boozer has been named the best summer pub in north London – even though it doesn’t have a beer garden! A ...


There’s no beer garden, but revamped Lady Mildmay is CAMRA’s pub of the summer 

11 Aug

A Newington Green boozer has been named the best summer pub in north London – even though it doesn’t have a beer garden...


Good Samaritan moved by Gazette story gives £400 to Canonbury artist who had all his gear stolen 

11 Aug

Good Samaritan moved by Gazette story gives £400 to Canonbury artist who had all his gear stolen 46 minutes ago James Morris --> We live in a borough blighted by inequality, where it’s nearly impossible for most people to own their own home and ...


Appeal after exposure incident between Canonbury and Highbury and Islington 

10 Aug

Appeal after exposure incident between Canonbury and Highbury and Islington 11 minutes ago James Morris --> Detectives are appealing for information after an Overground passenger exposed themselves to a victim between Canonbury and Highbury and ...


It ain’t easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen 

10 Aug

It ain’t easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen 32 minutes ago James Morris --> A popular street artist is appealing for information after a callous thief nicked his work – and his kit.


Highbury and Islington station hit by flooding 

9 Aug

Breaking News: Highbury and Islington station hit by flooding 27 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Highbury and Islington is closed because heavy rain has flooded the ticket hall.


Highbury and Islington station shut due to flooding 

9 Aug

A busy train station in north London has been closed after its ticket hall flooded as the capital was battered by torrential rain.


Man released after Highbury Quadrant ‘firearm’ incident 

8 Aug

Man released after Highbury Quadrant ‘firearm’ incident 28 minutes ago James Morris --> A man was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences in Highbury in the early hours of Sunday.


Lee Jay Hatley: Fundraiser nets £3k to pay for Canonbury stab victim’s funeral on Wednesday 

4 Aug

Lee Jay Hatley: Fundraiser nets £3k to pay for Canonbury stab victim’s funeral on Wednesday 12 minutes ago James Morris --> A pal of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips has stepped up again to help the grieving family of Lee Jay Hatley.


Bananas growing in Canonbury?! Green-fingered Christina is delighted as her Ramsey Walk garden bears fruit 

3 Aug

Bananas growing in Canonbury?! Green-fingered Christina is delighted as her Ramsey Walk garden bears fruit 15 minutes ago Atina Dimitrova --> Despite the English summer, Christina Janvier has succeeded in growing bananas with large, lush leaves in ...


Revealed: Plans to re-open old Highbury and Islington station 

3 Aug

Exclusive: Revealed: Plans to re-open old Highbury and Islington station 14 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Transport bosses have drawn up plans for a multi-million-pound redevelopment of the former Highbury and Islington station across the road from the ...


Newbery House leaseholders tell of ‘desperation’ at being forced to pay £11,600 each for new heating system 

2 Aug

Newbery House leaseholders tell of ‘desperation’ at being forced to pay £11,600 each for new heating system 40 minutes ago James Morris --> Leaseholders are raging at Islington Council after being forced to pay £11,600 each for repair work in ...


‘Essential to breathe clean air’: Canonbury councillor spends £3k to improve New River Walk access 

1 Aug

‘Essential to breathe clean air’: Canonbury councillor spends £3k to improve New River Walk access 36 minutes ago James Morris --> Disabled people now have better access to one of Islington’s few green beauty spots.


Man, 58, needed plastic surgery after violent Canonbury station assault 

31 Jul

Man, 58, needed plastic surgery after violent Canonbury station assault 45 minutes ago James Morris --> A man suffered multiple fractures to his nose and jaw – requiring plastic surgery – in a violent attack at Canonbury station.


Glen Lang, 30, missing from Highbury 

21 Jul

Glen Lang, 30, missing from Highbury 19 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Police are searching for a man who has gone missing from Islington.


Montem Primary School head quits after a decade – and partnership with Drayton Park Primary School begins 

20 Jul

Montem Primary School head quits after a decade – and partnership with Drayton Park Primary School begins 13 minutes ago James Scott --> A headteacher leaving Montem Primary School after a decade at the helm believes staff and students are set for ...


Find out why this toilet is an important piece of Islington’s gay history at museum exhibition from Saturday 

19 Jul

Find out why this toilet is an important piece of Islington’s gay history at museum exhibition from Saturday 34 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel Fifty years ago, homosexual acts were illegal and this public toilet in Highbury Fields was a “cottaging...


This week 30 years ago: Jilted lover’s ferocious hammer attack in Canonbury 

17 Jul

This week 30 years ago: Jilted lover’s ferocious hammer attack in Canonbury 11 minutes ago James Morris --> A jilted lover who clubbed his rival 13 times on the head with a claw hammer was jailed for five years at the Old Bailey.


Party time as award-winning Highbury estate celebrates fifth birthday 

12 Jul

Party time as award-winning Highbury estate celebrates fifth birthday 38 minutes ago --> An award-winning housing development in Highbury has celebrated its fifth birthday with a party.


This week 60 years ago: Hornsey Rise man dies after swallowing meat bone, while Canonbury greengrocer battles a snake 

5 Jul

This week 60 years ago: Hornsey Rise man dies after swallowing meat bone, while Canonbury greengrocer battles a snake 13 minutes ago James Morris --> An Hornsey Rise man died after accidentally swallowing a meat bone while he was enjoying a meal.


Drayton Park could open to stop station overcrowding on Arsenal matchdays after Sadiq Khan steps in 

4 Jul

Drayton Park could open to stop station overcrowding on Arsenal matchdays after Sadiq Khan steps in 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of being at Highbury and Islington station when Arsenal are playing at home knows...


London Overground to run a 24-hour service just like the Night Tube 

3 Jul

A general view of the platform at Dalston Junction (Picture: Getty Images) You’ll soon be able to the ride the London Overground on a Friday and Saturday night.


Hgihbury New Park care home hosts summer bash for community 

29 Jun

Hgihbury New Park care home hosts summer bash for community 16 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> It was party time at a Highbury New Park care home at the weekend when the whole community was invited down for a summer bash.


Highbury New Park care home hosts summer bash for community 

29 Jun

Highbury New Park care home hosts summer bash for community 12:56 Sam Gelder --> It was party time at a Highbury New Park care home at the weekend when the whole community was invited down for a summer bash.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


Theatre News: Casting announced for Fever Pitch the Opera 

19 Jul

The first ever musical staging by Highbury Opera Theatre marks 25 years since Nick Hornby's book was first published...


Cars parking in Highbury Fields, 6th July 

6 Jul

Now that the redevelopment of the pool is finished, can you please remove the driveway yo nowhere...


Sarah Matthias: author 

7 Jun

When Highbury local Sarah Matthias isn’t busy as membership secretary of the Islington Choral Society she’s writing books.


Next ride on 29 July to the Prudential Freecycle in central London 

3 Jun

Like all local LCC groups, Cycle Islington will be leading a feeder ride to the Prudential Freecycle on Saturday 29 July.


Farang – get there quick! 

21 May

We stumbled across  Farang  during a weekend walk from Finsbury Park to Highbury, and after drooling over the menu we booked a table for Sunday lunch.


Leaking pavement, 18th May 

18 May

This is an ongoing problem .


Flyposting on Highbury Corner, 15th May 

15 May

Flyposting.


Trawler Trash 

7 May

Trawler Trash is a new Highbury restaurant that wants to bring the “trash” from the trawler to its patrons’ plates with a menu focused on lesser known fish and seafood.


Free – Mildmay Festival of Nature this weekend Newington Green (10 mins on 141/341 bus from Harringay) 

6 May

just a reminder this is on today and tomorrow, I'm there now...


Anya Montague’s Pollen Room pop-up at Perilla | Bar review 

2 May

When Perilla opened in November 2016 , it set out to combine New British fine dining with a relaxed, rustic aesthetic in its new space overlooking Newington Green.


Multiple flyposting blocking traffic view, 27th April 

27 Apr

There is a growing collection of flypostings on Highbury Corner roundabout.


Road closed for no reason, 21st April 

21 Apr

This road has been closed for weeks for no reason.


Finsbury Park 

16 Apr

Post to the north Finsbury Park Avenell Road Highbury Stadium .


Highbury Music Venue The Garage Relaunches 

13 Apr

New owners DHP Family (Oslo in Hackney and Rock City in Nottingham) are relaunching the famed (and infamous) music venue this month.


Back to 95 flyposting 1, 27th March 

27 Mar

Back to 95 flyposting.


Blocked drain cover, 24th March 

24 Mar

Drain cover filled with mud.


TfL U-turn over Highbury Overground staff cuts 

23 Mar

Rail bosses yesterday decided not to remove staff from Highbury Islington Overground station after customers expressed safety concerns.


Tennis flyposting, 23rd March 

23 Mar

Flyposting about tennis.


Islington’s secret LGBT history 

22 Mar

There is a rich history of LGBT+ action in Islington, from the first gay rights demonstration in the 1970s to the first openly gay MP.


Dating column: Thanks god he was a leftie 

21 Mar

I walked into Little Bat, a trendy cocktail bar, absolutely shaking.


Will Holloway’s rich history survive gentrification? 

16 Mar

If Highbury Corner is Islington’s beating heart, then the Holloway Road is its aorta, the main artery through which people and traffic are funneled through the borough.


Camden flyposting 3, 15th March 

15 Mar

Another poster in the blanket flyposting.


Broken belly bin, 14th March 

14 Mar

Belly bin handle is broken Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Highbury Corner, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Abandoned car… please remove, 13th March 

13 Mar

Hasn't moved in months.



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