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‘Holloway Road is polluted and ugly. We could make it beautiful and busy’ 

22 May

‘Holloway Road is polluted and ugly.


JJ McPhillips stabbing: Murder detectives make seventh arrest in hunt for young dad’s killer 

22 May

JJ McPhillips stabbing: Murder detectives make seventh arrest in hunt for young dad’s killer 28 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street have made a seventh arrest.


General Election 2017: Gazette’s Islington South hustings to take place tomorrow 

20 May

General Election 2017: Gazette’s Islington South hustings to take place tomorrow 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Still unsure of which way to vote on June 8? Come along to the Gazette’s hustings at St Mary’s Church in Upper Street tomorrow to see...


Holloway’s Nag’s Head Market still going… 25 years after last ditch bid to save it 

19 May

Holloway’s Nag’s Head Market still going...


Holloway care home ‘is robbing elderly people of their dignity’ 

17 May

Holloway care home ‘is robbing elderly people of their dignity’ 7 minutes ago James Morris --> A watchdog has taken action against a Holloway care home after reports of elderly people stuck in their rooms and not getting their medicine.


‘Scandal’ of 100 flats empty for 25 years – as Islington suffers housing crisis 

17 May

‘Scandal’ of 100 flats empty for 25 years – as Islington suffers housing crisis 21 minutes ago James Morris --> Tower blocks at the back of Pentonville Prison could be housing Islington families in desperate need of a home.


Jail for man who crashed Pentonville Prison drug drone 

16 May

Jail for man who crashed Pentonville Prison drug drone 13 minutes ago James Morris --> A man who tried to fly drugs and phones into Pentonville Prison has been jailed.


‘Yuppies will take over Barnard Park when the sports pitch is carved up. It’s kids from the estates who lose out’ 

16 May

‘Yuppies will take over Barnard Park when the sports pitch is carved up.


Cass Arts School holds ‘final assembly’ at Whitechapel over controversial move to Holloway 

16 May

A final event is being staged for the controversial closure of the Cass Art School in Whitechapel which has been through 18 months of protests.


General Election 2017: Partner of abducted Andy Tsege stands against Theresa May in Maidenhead 

15 May

General Election 2017: Partner of abducted Andy Tsege stands against Theresa May in Maidenhead 9 minutes ago James Morris --> The partner of abducted Upper Holloway man Andy Tsege feels so hopeless about his illegal imprisonment that she has resorted...


This week 30 years ago: Girl dragged and attacked by two men in Holloway – and witnesses do nothing 

15 May

This week 30 years ago: Girl dragged and attacked by two men in Holloway – and witnesses do nothing 25 minutes ago James Morris --> A furious mum blasted passers-by who stood and watched as her daughter was attacked.


Islington Council to get rid of full-size Barnard Park pitch 

10 May

Islington Council to get rid of full-size Barnard Park pitch 30 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington has lost its last free full-sized sports pitch.


Climate protesters call on Islington Council to stop investing pension fund in fossil fuels 

9 May

Climate protesters call on Islington Council to stop investing pension fund in fossil fuels 54 minutes ago Josh Cheetham --> Climate protesters will face down these “monsters” in Upper Street on Saturday in the hope of getting Islington Council ...


Holloway Road’s Eroma Cafe owner made to pay £1,000 for blocking pavement with tables and chairs 

7 May

Holloway Road’s Eroma Cafe owner made to pay £1,000 for blocking pavement with tables and chairs 46 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Ignoring repeated demands to move tables and chairs that were blocking the pavement has earned a Holloway Road cafe ...


The Holloway Road brothers who made squeezeboxes 

6 May

The Holloway Road brothers who made squeezeboxes 35 minutes ago Mike Durham --> Guest writer Mike Durham takes the Gazette on a journey through the history of his musical family – who made concertinas in Holloway Road.


Holloway Road businesses on board with £125m London Metropolitan University campus overhaul but safety concerns remain 

5 May

Holloway Road businesses on board with £125m London Metropolitan University campus overhaul but safety concerns remain 4 minutes ago James Scott --> A pair of Holloway Road businesses have backed the £125m overhaul of London Metropolitan University...


Holloway Road businesses back £125m London Metropolitan University campus overhaul but safety concerns remain 

5 May

Holloway Road businesses back £125m London Metropolitan University campus overhaul but safety concerns remain 58 minutes ago James Scott --> A pair of Holloway Road businesses have backed the £125m overhaul of London Metropolitan University, but a ...


Holloway pupil scoops top prize at London art competition 

5 May

Holloway pupil scoops top prize at London art competition 47 minutes ago Josh Cheetham --> A budding young artist came out top of the class with her entry into a prestigious London-wide competition.


King’s Cross firm hosts art exhibition for Holloway charity 

3 May

King’s Cross firm hosts art exhibition for Holloway charity 11 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An exhibition of art created by people with learning disabilities went so well that the storage company who hosted it has decided to make a permanent display.


King’s Cross firm hosts art exhibition for Holloway charity 

3 May

King’s Cross firm hosts art exhibition for Holloway charity 14:04 Sam Gelder --> An exhibition of art created by people with learning disabilities went so well that the storage company who hosted it has decided to make a permanent display.


Jonathon ‘JJ’ McPhillips: Pal raises £4k for Upper Street stab victim’s daughters 

2 May

Jonathon ‘JJ’ McPhillips: Pal raises £4k for Upper Street stab victim’s daughters 40 minutes ago James Morris --> When Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips was stabbed to death in Upper Street in February, his friend Shane Yerrell wanted to help a ...


Camden Passage flooding: Even shops that weren’t soaked are now suffering as a result of low footfall 

1 May

Flooding that devastated businesses and homes around Upper Street and Camden Passage is having a lasting impact on trade as footfall to the area drops.


Business of the week: 308 Hobbies, world famous model shop in Holloway Road 

30 Apr

Business of the week: 308 Hobbies, world famous model shop in Holloway Road 12 minutes ago James Morris --> In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


Council rejects radical plan to solve Islington’s damp homes crisis because it’s ‘too expensive’ 

28 Apr

Council rejects radical plan to solve Islington’s damp homes crisis because it’s ‘too expensive’ 11:03 Sam Gelder --> A report published last year aimed to find a way to cure Islington of its chronic problems with damp and mould.


Business of the week: Hammerton brewery takes over pub in Holloway Road 

27 Apr

Business of the week: Hammerton brewery takes over pub in Holloway Road 49 minutes ago James Morris --> In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


More than £137,000 spent on closed Holloway Prison site in just six months 

27 Apr

The Ministry of Justice spent more than £137,000 in just six months on utility bills for the closed Holloway Prison site, figures show.


Lance Scott Walker: Family says councils to blame for Holloway teen’s killing while in care 

27 Apr

Exclusive: Lance Scott Walker: Family says councils to blame for Holloway teen’s killing while in care 51 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Islington Council “failed” a vulnerable teen who was stabbed to death in the supported housing he shared with ...


This week 60 years ago: Kidnap in the Cally 

26 Apr

This week 60 years ago: Kidnap in the Cally 17 minutes ago James Morris --> A 48-year-old woman kidnapped a two-year-old girl in Caledonian Road.


Man returns home to find girlfriend in bed with someone else – but his reaction is bizarrely calm 

26 Apr

Duston Holloway decided not to cause a huge fight - but made sure the world knew what his partner had done...


Jeroen Ensink: Police and mental health authorities under pressure at inquest 

25 Apr

Jeroen Ensink: Police and mental health authorities under pressure at inquest 52 minutes ago Aine Fox --> The inquest of Holloway academic Jeroen Ensink will focus on police and mental health authorities after he was stabbed to death by a psychotic ...


Lance Scott Walker: Killer of Holloway teen in care hostel admits manslaughter 

24 Apr

Lance Scott Walker: Killer of Holloway teen in care hostel admits manslaughter 20 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man who stabbed a Holloway teenager to death in their hostel has been given a hospital order after pleading guilty to manslaughter.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Very old estate agents boards at 748-756 Holloway Road, 23rd May 

23 May

Hi! Could the council enforce the estate agent boards in the picture below to be removed, please? They have been up for over a year and even those that say To Let for example, don't reflect the truth.


Two Days In Epping Forest 

18 May

I suppose that’s a bit of an exaggeration, we didn’t stay overnight, but it sounds better than two visits or two day trips to Epping Forest.


Fly Tipping, 15th May 

15 May

Ironing board and other domestic rubbish left on path outside 662 Holloway Road,N19 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 521 Holloway Road, N19 Report on FixMyStreet...


Archway Tavern, N19 – Save the Guinness Sign!!!! 

5 May

The Archway Tavern building we see today dates from 1888.


Caledonian Road manholes and cover plates – Jeremy Corbyn eat your heart out!! 

2 May

Jeremy's not the only pavement nerd in Islington.


Pavement patterns in Caledonian Road 

26 Apr

I was ambling back from my sorting office yesterday pondering why there is so much bird shit splattered around lately.


P/T Cleaner Required for friendly Community Centre! 

10 Apr

Hi everyone, I realise that this is not strictly Harringay, but think this could be of interest to my neighbours...


Gracie’s Marathon fundraiser 

7 Apr

On Sunday 23 rd April, Gracie will be running the London Marathon to raise money for Islington Giving.


Unrideable bike, 3rd April 

3 Apr

Rusty bike without front wheel, back tire flat.


Whole road need resurfacing due to poor condition, 28th March 

28 Mar

The whole of Lloyd Baker Street is in very poor condition and is in need of resurfacing.


Back to 95 flyposting. 2nd one, 27th March 

27 Mar

Back to 95 flyposting.


Karate expert gears up for Tokyo 2020 

23 Mar

A karate expert from Holloway has set his sights on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Street brawls highlight gang problem 

23 Mar

Earlier this month, a group of mainly young women brawled in the middle of Goswell Road, throwing chairs and punches and bringing traffic to a halt .


Wanted 1 bed flat in N4 or nearby (Finsbury Park, Stroud Green, Crouch End, Holloway, Harringay) 

22 Mar

A friend of mine is looking for a 1 bed flat in the local area.


How Islington’s toxic air is slowly killing our children 

22 Mar

What links Upper Street, Pentonville Road, Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road? As well as being the busiest traffic thoroughfares in Islington, these places are also the borough’s most toxic pollution hotspots.


Murder suspects released on bail 

20 Mar

A man and a woman being held after the murder of Jonathan McPhillips were released on bail today pending further enquiries.


Camden flyposting… again x 2, 16th March 

16 Mar

Another TWO posters in this aggressive campaign.


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.


Chicken shops to vegan cafes: the slow gentrification of Holloway road 

16 Mar

What happens when gentrification strikes in your local neighbourhood? Look around, and you will probably be able to spot the telltale signs.


Proud Camden flyposting 2, 14th March 

14 Mar

Yet another in the blanket flyposting campaign.


Tackling the air pollution crisis in Cally 

13 Mar

Caledonian Road has about 18,000 vehicles a day Caledonian Road (south) air pollution monitoring stations London is suffering an air pollution crisis which may be worse than the great smogs of the 1950s.


Islington Town Hall to fly Irish flag to mark St Patrick’s Day 

13 Mar

Councillors, members of the Irish community in Islington, representatives of Irish organisations in London, and council staff, joined together on Monday 13 th March ahead of the Town Hall flying the Irish flag to mark St Patrick’s Day on 17 th ...


Dangerous pothole, 10th March 

10 Mar

Six inch deep pothole at junction of Holloway Road and Highbury corner, just on southbound junction to roundabout.


Bridging Cultures Roundtable Event 

9 Mar

CAMDEN COUNCIL/KNOWLEDGE QUARTER/IMPACT HUB KINGS CROSS SIGNS UP TO BRIDGING CULTURES ROUNDTABLE EVENT The third Bridging Cultures roundtable event planned for Kings Cross has received the endorsement of Camden Council , The Knowledge Quarter and ...


Scrubbing up for spring 

8 Mar

Members of the public have joined forces with council staff this week to clean up the streets of Holloway as part of the borough’s spring clean.


The 1919 Forest Gate murders 

8 Mar

Henry Perry, aka Beckett, was executed by hanging at Pentonville jail on 10 July 1919 for the murder of four members of the Cornish family, of 13 Stukeley Road - and so became the last person judicially executed for Forest Gate-related killings.


Stripped bike, 7th March 

7 Mar

Black bike, unrideable.


Fly-tippers leave industrial estate overflowing with rubbish 

7 Mar

Illegally dumped rubbish is overflowing at a disused industrial estate site, sparking concerns from residents.


Outsource Logistics with Holloway Storage Sydney 3PL Service 

7 Mar

3rd party logistics (3PL) offers several cost and efficiency benefits to the outsourcing business.


Corbyn “utterly determined” to back Lords 

6 Mar

Jeremy Corbyn has told Islington Now he is “utterly determined” to back the Lords’ amendment to the Brexit bill, guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK.



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