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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 ...


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 33 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 ...


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

9 Oct

Two men face trial for allegedly assaulting police after a large fight on the Mayville Estate.


‘Board games saved my life – now I’m making my own’ – autistic Canonbury man 

4 Oct

‘Board games saved my life – now I’m making my own’ – autistic Canonbury man 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An autistic man who says board games saved his life has decided to set up a business creating his own – but needs help to fund his ...


Business of the week: Cross Street’s Frame Factory reopens in Highbury 

3 Oct

Business of the week: Cross Street’s Frame Factory reopens in Highbury 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Cross Street institution The Frame Factory has reopened in Highbury Crescent after 18 months out of the picture.


Man in hospital with head injury after being ‘bottled’ in fight on Mayville Estate, Newington Green 

29 Sep

Man in hospital with head injury after being ‘bottled’ in fight on Mayville Estate, Newington Green 51 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Two men are being held by police after a fight in Newington Green that allegedly saw a man bottled in the head.


Man in hospital with head injury after being ‘bottled’ in fight on Mayville Estate, Newington Green 

29 Sep

Man in hospital with head injury after being ‘bottled’ in fight on Mayville Estate, Newington Green 44 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Two men are being held by police after a fight in Newington Green that allegedly saw a man bottled in the head.


Man in hospital with head injury after being ‘bottled’ in fight on Mayville Estate, Newington Green 

29 Sep

Two men are being held by police after a fight in Newington Green that allegedly saw a man bottled in the head.


Newington Green man who kept Polish people as slaves is jailed 

28 Sep

Newington Green man who kept Polish people as slaves is jailed 11 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man who trafficked four people from Poland and made them work six days a week while living on rations has been jailed for 18 months.


Newington Green man who kept Polish people as slaves is jailed 

28 Sep

Newington Green man who kept Polish people as slaves is jailed 56 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man who trafficked four people from Poland and made them work six days a week while living on rations has been jailed for 18 months.


Newington Green man who kept Polish people as slaves is jailed 

28 Sep

A man who trafficked four people from Poland and made them work six days a week while living on rations has been jailed for 18 months.


‘Private school bus is polluting Highbury kids by idling with engine on’ 

27 Sep

‘Private school bus is polluting Highbury kids by idling with engine on’ 11 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A row has erupted over a private school bus that sits “idling” with its engine on in Highbury Barn every day while other children breathe ...


‘It will turn into a slum!’ 132 years of rows over use of Highbury Fields 

27 Sep

‘It will turn into a slum!’ 132 years of rows over use of Highbury Fields 46 minutes ago James Morris --> For 132 years, Highbury Fields has been Islington’s biggest and most popular green space.


Arsenal agrees to cover bill for cleaning up sea of rubbish in Highbury Fields after Cologne match 

22 Sep

Arsenal agrees to cover bill for cleaning up sea of rubbish in Highbury Fields after Cologne match 8 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Arsenal will foot the bill for cleaning up Highbury Fields after last week’s Cologne match that saw thousands of ...


Richard Watts on Highbury Fields barbecue row: ‘Legal action against Islington Council means I can’t talk about it’ 

22 Sep

Richard Watts on Highbury Fields barbecue row: ‘Legal action against Islington Council means I can’t talk about it’ 50 minutes ago James Morris --> The leader of Islington Council refused to be drawn into the Highbury Fields barbecue row last ...


Sotheby Mews and Highbury Fields barbecue campaigners prepare town hall protest 

20 Sep

Sotheby Mews and Highbury Fields barbecue campaigners prepare town hall protest Yesterday, 15:56 James Morris --> Elderly people will attack Islington Council at a town hall meeting tonight (Thu).


Emirates disorder: Police ‘should have warned council about the thousands of FC Koln fans heading to Islington’ 

15 Sep

Emirates disorder: Police ‘should have warned council about the thousands of FC Koln fans heading to Islington’ 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Islington’s council leader has questioned why police did not know, or tell the council about, the huge...


Arsenal promise ‘full review’ into FC Koln disorder after 20,000 away fans descend on The Emirates 

15 Sep

Arsenal promise ‘full review’ into FC Koln disorder after 20,000 away fans descend on The Emirates 50 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Arsenal have promised a “full review” into disorder at The Emirates last night after 20,000 FK Koln fans ...


Highbury Corner shut: A1 blocked by visiting FC Köln fans ahead of Arsenal’s first Europa League group game 

14 Sep

Video: Highbury Corner shut: A1 blocked by visiting FC Köln fans ahead of Arsenal’s first Europa League group game 14 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Up to 10,000 visiting away fans inadvertently blocked Highbury Corner this afternoon as they ...


Parent labels City of London Academy Highbury Grove’s uniform policy ‘farcical’ after daughter sent home 

13 Sep

Parent labels City of London Academy Highbury Grove’s uniform policy ‘farcical’ after daughter sent home 13 minutes ago James Scott --> A parent has labelled the new uniform policy at Highbury Grove School “farcical” after his teenage ...


Save Highbury Fields! Group taking legal action against Islington Council to block barbecues 

12 Sep

Save Highbury Fields! Group taking legal action against Islington Council to block barbecues 16 minutes ago James Morris --> The Highbury Fields barbecue row has reached new heights – with activists preparing to take legal action against Islington ...


PhD researcher took pictures up women’s skirts and down their blouses 

11 Sep

Richard George appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court today (Picture: Tony Palmer) A PhD researcher prowled London’s Underground taking pictures up women’s skirts with his phone until he was confronted by two outraged women.


Business of the week: Highbury Vinters, the UK’s ‘best wine retailer’ 

6 Sep

Business of the week: Highbury Vinters, the UK’s ‘best wine retailer’ 24 minutes ago James Morris --> In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


Nashon Esbrand: Three arrests made in Canonbury murder investigation 

6 Sep

Nashon Esbrand: Three arrests made in Canonbury murder investigation 53 minutes ago James Morris --> Three males have been arrested in connection with the killing of Nashon Esbrand.


Mildmay HIV hospital creates ‘Diana’ awards marking 20th anniversary of Princess of Wales’ death 

6 Sep

The 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death has been marked by a thanksgiving and awards service in east London at the world-renowned Aids specialist hospital that she championed.


Councillor: ‘Giving goldfish as prizes at funfairs is cruel – the town hall must ban it’ 

31 Aug

Councillor: ‘Giving goldfish as prizes at funfairs is cruel – the town hall must ban it’ 21 minutes ago James Morris --> A councillor has called on the town hall to ban goldfish “cruelly” being handed out as prizes in Islington – after ...


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


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.



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