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Man wanted after casino goer robbed in brutal Holloway Road attack 

16 Jul

Man wanted after casino goer robbed in brutal Holloway Road attack --> Man wanted after casino goer robbed in brutal Holloway Road attack...


Jeroen Ensink Holloway stab death: Timchang Nandap showed no signs of mental illness two months before, court hears 

10 Jul

Jeroen Ensink Holloway stab death: Timchang Nandap showed no signs of mental illness two months before, court hears 14 minutes ago James Morris at St Pancras Coroner’s Court --> A police officer who arrested Timchang Nandap two months before he ...


Vineyard ‘moped attack’: Police called to Upper Street bar as ‘rider with knife steals man’s watch’ 

10 Jul

Vineyard ‘moped attack’: Police called to Upper Street bar as ‘rider with knife steals man’s watch’ 25 minutes ago James Morris --> A knife-wielding moped crook struck a busy Upper Street pub last night and stole a man’s watch, according ...


Coming soon? Filmgoers react as plans to refurb Holloway Road’s famous Odeon cinema submitted 

9 Jul

Coming soon? Filmgoers react as plans to refurb Holloway Road’s famous Odeon cinema submitted 45 minutes ago Val Cipriani --> With plans submitted to redevelop the famous Holloway Road Odeon, we decided it was time to take a look at its history.


Islington councillor campaigns against homeless charity Shelter from the Storm moving to Upper Holloway 

6 Jul

Islington councillor campaigns against homeless charity Shelter from the Storm moving to Upper Holloway 44 minutes ago James Morris --> An Islington councillor last night called for the town hall to stop a homeless shelter opening in Upper Holloway.


Jeroen Ensink Holloway stab death: Police failed to record killer’s previous mental health crisis, court hears 

3 Jul

Jeroen Ensink Holloway stab death: Police failed to record killer’s previous mental health crisis, court hears 11 minutes ago James Morris at St Pancras Coroner’s Court --> The mental state of Jeroen Ensink’s schizophrenic knife killer was not ...


Fairbridge Road stabbing: Boy, 14, charged with attempted murder 

3 Jul

Fairbridge Road stabbing: Boy, 14, charged with attempted murder 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A 14-year-old boy from Islington will appear in court this morning charged with the attempted murder of another boy, also 14, in Upper Holloway.


10 for Ben: Regent’s Canal walk raises £3k for Kinsella Trust – but Upper Holloway stabbing puts battle into context 

2 Jul

10 for Ben: Regent’s Canal walk raises £3k for Kinsella Trust – but Upper Holloway stabbing puts battle into context 10 minutes ago James Morris --> Hundreds of people joined Ben Kinsella’s family for a sponsored 10k walk along the Regent’s ...


Fairbridge Road stabbing: Boys aged 14 and 15 arrested on suspicion of Upper Holloway attempted murder 

2 Jul

Fairbridge Road stabbing: Boys aged 14 and 15 arrested on suspicion of Upper Holloway attempted murder 34 minutes ago Sonia Zhuravlyova and James Morris --> Two boys – aged 14 and 15 – were this morning arrested on suspicion of attempted murder ...


Lxsko death: Police investigating after Holloway rapper Dean Martin Laskowski falls from flat on Packington Estate 

28 Jun

Lxsko death: Police investigating after Holloway rapper Dean Martin Laskowski falls from flat on Packington Estate Yesterday, 12:13 Sam Gelder --> A rap artist who grew up on Holloway’s Harvist Estate fell to his death from a four-storey block of ...


As a governor at Europe’s largest women’s prison, I saw how damaging short sentences can be 

28 Jun

A prisoner arriving in hand cuffs at the reception area of HMP Holloway (Photo: In Pictures Ltd.


Angel station evacuated due to ‘customer incident’ 

26 Jun

Breaking News: Angel station evacuated due to ‘customer incident’ 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Angel Tube station was evacuated and shut this afternoon after a “customer incident”.


More than 70 firefighters tackling huge blaze in London pub 

22 Jun

More than 70 firefighters are currently battling a huge blaze in London.


Arrest made after road rage baseball bat attack in Holloway Road 

19 Jun

Arrest made after road rage baseball bat attack in Holloway Road 12 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Shocked commuters witnessed a huge road rage punch-up in the middle of Holloway Road this morning – during which a man was attacked with a baseball bat.


Cally Festival 2018 picture special: ‘This party shows people how inspiring our community can be’ 

18 Jun

Gallery: Cally Festival 2018 picture special: ‘This party shows people how inspiring our community can be’ 24 minutes ago James Morris --> Thousands of people returned to Caledonian Road for its glorious street party yesterday.


From war bombing to ‘stinking’ paddling pools: A history of Barnard Park 

16 Jun

From war bombing to ‘stinking’ paddling pools: A history of Barnard Park 37 minutes ago James Morris --> Barnard Park in Barnsbury is one of Islington’s biggest – and therefore most important – green spaces.


Budding film makers from Barnsbury’s Vittoria Primary School travel to Paris to show off their ‘Culpeper Paradise’ 

15 Jun

Budding film makers from Barnsbury’s Vittoria Primary School travel to Paris to show off their ‘Culpeper Paradise’ 28 minutes ago Val Cipriani --> Seven film club pupils from Vittoria Primary School in Barnsbury made their own film – and had ...


‘Open to everyone’: Cally homeless charity Shelter from the Storm announces Upper Holloway move plans 

14 Jun

Video: ‘Open to everyone’: Cally homeless charity Shelter from the Storm announces Upper Holloway move plans 32 minutes ago James Morris --> A Cally homeless charity has announced plans to move to Upper Holloway.


Jeremy Corbyn and Islington Council chiefs grill Marks and Spencer CEO over Holloway Road store closure 

12 Jun

Jeremy Corbyn and Islington Council chiefs grill Marks and Spencer CEO over Holloway Road store closure 11 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Jeremy Corbyn joined the Islington council leader and business chief for a meeting with Marks and Spencer chiefs ...


Holloway charity supporting traumatised asylum seekers given grant to expand as demand soars 

8 Jun

Holloway charity supporting traumatised asylum seekers given grant to expand as demand soars 30 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A charity supporting traumatised asylum seekers has been given £120,000 to cope with a huge increase in demand.


Moped delivery drivers banned by Uber and Deliveroo after complaints of loitering and fighting off Upper Street 

7 Jun

Moped delivery drivers banned by Uber and Deliveroo after complaints of loitering and fighting off Upper Street 4 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> UberEats and Deliveroo have both ditched delivery drivers for repeatedly ignoring traffic laws and causing ...


St Mary’s Path estate won’t be demolished… but tenants will be forced out their homes 

7 Jun

St Mary’s Path estate won’t be demolished...


‘Astonishing neglect’: Has Newlon Housing Trust left Barnsbury Estate to rot? 

6 Jun

‘Astonishing neglect’: Has Newlon Housing Trust left Barnsbury Estate to rot? 34 minutes ago James Morris --> Newlon Housing Trust has been accused of ‘astonishing’ neglect of the Barnsbury Estate.


This week 30 years ago: Dad in court over Marquess Estate shotgun, man’s fury at £75k price tag for Barnsbury house 

5 Jun

This week 30 years ago: Dad in court over Marquess Estate shotgun, man’s fury at £75k price tag for Barnsbury house 22 minutes ago James Morris --> A dad fearing for his daughter’s safety in Canonbury’s Marquess Estate gave her a shotgun for ...


Holloway parents taught how to start their own business in Hilldrop Community Association scheme 

31 May

Holloway parents taught how to start their own business in Hilldrop Community Association scheme 12 minutes ago Tom Ladle --> Twenty parents and carers have been benefitting from business start-up coaching sessions in Holloway.


Exhibition created by artists at Holloway mental health recovery centre goes on display 

30 May

Exhibition created by artists at Holloway mental health recovery centre goes on display 36 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Art created by service users at a Holloway mental health recovery centre is being showcased this week.


Upper Street stabbing: Islington man appears in court charged with murder of Marcel Campbell 

29 May

Upper Street stabbing: Islington man appears in court charged with murder of Marcel Campbell 51 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington man Reece Williams has appeared in court charged with the murder of Marcel Campbell in Upper Street last Monday.


Man charged with murder after 22-year-old stabbed to death in broad daylight 

27 May

Paramedics were called to Islington’s Upper Street after the man was stabbed (Picture: SWNS) A man has been charged with murdering a 30-year-old who was stabbed to death on a busy street in broad daylight in north London.


Islington Upper Street stabbing: Man charged with murder 

27 May

A 30-year-old man died in the incident near Islington Town Hall on 21 May.


Islington man, 95, arrested on suspicion of carer’s murder on Holloway’s Ringcross Estate 

25 May

Islington man, 95, arrested on suspicion of carer’s murder on Holloway’s Ringcross Estate 37 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A man aged 95 has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a carer died from head injuries while working at Holloway...


Upper Street stabbing: Man, 22, arrested on suspicion of murdering Marcel Campbell four days ago 

25 May

Upper Street stabbing: Man, 22, arrested on suspicion of murdering Marcel Campbell four days ago 3 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> A 22-year-old man was today being held on suspicion of murder over the Upper Street stabbing of Marcel Campbell, 30.


Hyperlocal & blogs

A gay rugby player and his cockapoo are walking 600 miles for charity 

11 Jul

A cockapoo is a dog, before you say anything.


Abandoned car making srteet looks like a war zone, 10th July 

10 Jul

This car been standing in the same parking for months and months making the whole street which already is an issue with garbage in general look bad.


Nature notes: Bumblebees thrive in towns more than in the country 

5 Jul

In the news this week it was revealed that bumblebees are now faring better in towns and cities than in fields.


2 abandoned bikes on the bike racks next to bus stop L, 30th June 

30 Jun

These knackered old bikes have been there for months taking up space Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 355a Holloway Road, N7 Report on FixMyStreet...


bababoom to open in islington 

25 Jun

They’ve been a success in Battersea and now BabaBoom – who specialise in ‘inventive’ kebabs – are heading north (much like fellow SW residents Brother Marcus ) with a second site in Islington.


summer love film festival at kings cross 

21 Jun

This summer,Everyman Cinema and Kings Cross are teaming up to host the Summer Love Film Festival and the screenings are FREE.


Day 17: Cally Festival! 

17 Jun

Sunday 17 June 12-6pm – Story Street (off Caledonian Road)  -part of the Cally Festival , a huge one-day street party on the Caledonian Road.


Day 16: Islington Activism – Walk 

16 Jun

Saturday 16 June, 11am – from Islington Town Hall – Remembering the 70s and 80s.


Stripped bike frame, 15th June 

15 Jun

Black frame in the way Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 200a Pentonville Road, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Stripped bike, 15th June 

15 Jun

White bike Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 70 Caledonian Road, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


laki kane to open in islington 

13 Jun

If you can’t jet off for a tropical holiday this summer, just head to Islington instead as new cocktail bar Laki Kane will be bringing the heat to Upper Street.


A Turn of the Screw in Wood Green 

11 Jun

One of the main fixtures of Wood Green's Industry during the first half of the Twentieth century was  Davis Timmins.


Abandoned bike, 7th June 

7 Jun

As above Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 131-133 Holloway Road, N7 Report on FixMyStreet...


Islington pupils delighted during Field to Fridge guided tour at Lee Valley Park Farms 

7 Jun

A group of Year 4 pupils from Winton Primary School in Londons Kings Cross paid a visit to Lee Valley Park Farms last month (Monday 21 May) to meet its animals and learn about how milk is made during a Field to Fridge guided tour.


Islington pupils delighted during Field to Fridge guided tour at Lee Valley Park Farms 

7 Jun

A group of Year 4 pupils from Winton Primary School in Londons Kings Cross paid a visit to Lee Valley Park Farms last month (Monday 21 May) to meet its animals and learn about how milk is made during a Field to Fridge guided tour.


Iford Manor 

7 Jun

It was a chance discovery, and a beautiful surprise.


Silver B-Twin, 6th June 

6 Jun

Bike frame Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 592-594 Holloway Road, N7 Report on FixMyStreet...


In wall post box 

5 Jun

You might recall that last year I wrote about the loss of the cute little Victorian in-wall letter box that used to be at Upper Holloway Station.


Rail & Tube map 

3 Jun

The tube map isn't the only map posted up on station platforms, there's also a Rail & Tube map.


Deconstructed bike, 1st June 

1 Jun

Rusty bike in pieces attached to the Sheffield stand.


Hot Codlins: at Joey Grimaldi’s grave 

31 May

181 years ago today the most famous clown of them all, Joseph Grimaldi, died at his home in Pentonville.


Police Hostility Explained : Met Officers Moonlighting As Minicab Drivers 

29 May

Almost one in five Met Police officers have secondary business interests, figures obtained FOI request.


Marks & Spencer Holloway Road closing in 2019 

28 May

MS have just announced the closure of some of their stores across the UK and this will include my local branch in Holloway Rd, shown here.


Graffit on the wall of Thornhill Bridge Gardens, 26th May 

26 May

Grafffit on the wall, on the canal towpath between York Way and Caledonian Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Edward Square, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


High Court victory for genuinely affordable homes 

10 May

Islington Council has secured a hugely important legal victory that will help deliver more new genuinely affordable homes for local people, including at the former Holloway Prison site.


Lord Huron at the Lexington | Live review 

10 May

Arriving fashionably late to their own show in the cramped setting of Pentonville Road’s Lexington pub, Lord Huron set the tone for an understated, intimate affair with some calm tuning of guitars and a dash of playful interaction with an equally ...


Deep pothole – dangerous for cyclists – Upper Street, 3rd May 

3 May

There is a deep pothole on Upper Street (heading North) at the junction with Islington Park Street.


The Strowger Automatic Telephone System 

3 May

All this looking up, looking down, looking around me means I am forever spotting 'new' old things.


London’s Pocket Parks: Joseph Grimaldi Park, N1 

2 May

This is a former church graveyard near Kings Cross, that is famous for having two graves that you are actively encouraged to dance on.


Uneven/wobbly paving in front of pedestrian crossing crossover – crossing outside Vodafone shop Holloway Road N7, 29th April 

29 Apr

Section of the pavement has uneven/wobbly paving in front of pedestrian crossing crossover - crossing outside Vodafone shop Holloway Road N7 I've seen a couple of people stumble here as they walk quickly without looking.



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