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Upper Street flooding: Traders still in dark over vital insurance payouts 

29 Mar

Upper Street flooding: Traders still in dark over vital insurance payouts 29 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Business owners in Angel whose livelihoods were destroyed by the Upper Street flooding in December have no idea when their much-needed insurance ...


Business of the week: Sunday, the cafe people queue for in Hemingford Road 

29 Mar

Business of the week: Sunday, the cafe people queue for in Hemingford Road 17 minutes ago James Morris --> In a new weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


Man subjected to ‘disgraceful’ prolonged sexual assault on London Underground 

28 Mar

Police are appealing for information after a man reported prolonged sexual assault on his way to work (Picture: Getty) A man was subjected to a ‘disgraceful’ prolonged sexual assault by another man on the London Underground.


JJ McPhillips: Murder detectives make fourth arrest over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 

23 Mar

JJ McPhillips: Murder detectives make fourth arrest over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 6 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Detectives investigating the killing of Jonathan “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street have made a fourth arrest.


Belgo and Bloom: Our food reviewer gives first 5* review 

17 Mar

Many of you will be familiar with Belgo, the Belgian inspired restaurant chain specialising in moules, frites and bieres (mussels, chips and beers).


Pentonville Prison escape: Man charged with assisting offender 

17 Mar

Pentonville Prison escape: Man charged with assisting offender 12 minutes ago Catherine Wylie --> A man has been charged in relation to November’s inmate escape from Pentonville Prison.


JJ McPhillips: Murder police make two more arrests over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 

16 Mar

JJ McPhillips: Murder police make two more arrests over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 21 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Murder detectives investigating the killing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips have made two more arrests.


121 years of London Met in Holloway Road: A university by the community, for the community 

16 Mar

121 years of London Met in Holloway Road: A university by the community, for the community 6 minutes ago James Morris --> As London Metropolitan University plans a multi-million overhaul of its campus, the Gazette learns about 121 years of history in...


Caledonian Road and Barnsbury: Boy, 15, jailed for four years over station stabbing 

15 Mar

Caledonian Road and Barnsbury: Boy, 15, jailed for four years over station stabbing 21 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A 15-year-old boy has been jailed for four years over a gang stabbing at Caledonian Road and Barnsbury Overground station last summer ...


Upper Street flooding: Thames Water report delayed until April 

14 Mar

Upper Street flooding: Thames Water report delayed until April 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A report into the Upper Street flooding has been delayed until April, Thames Water has said.


Community orchard at Holloway care home will help mental health recovery 

14 Mar

Community orchard at Holloway care home will help mental health recovery 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A Holloway care home got a therapeutic community orchard thanks to the greenfingered people who live there.


Watch moment violence erupts in centre of Islington as ‘college students’ brawl and throw chairs 

10 Mar

Video: Watch moment violence erupts in centre of Islington as ‘college students’ brawl and throw chairs 12 minutes ago James Morris --> City and Islington College has launched an investigation after three huge brawls broke out around Angel ...


Martin Keown opens Holloway Road B&Q – but not everyone’s happy 

10 Mar

Martin Keown opens Holloway Road BQ – but not everyone’s happy 52 minutes ago Tom Horton --> DIY enthusiasts piled into the UK’s smallest BQ at its grand opening in Holloway Road this morning – but not everyone’s happy with the new arrival.


JJ McPhillips: Murder police arrest man over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 

9 Mar

JJ McPhillips: Murder police arrest man over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 51 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Murder detectives investigating the killing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips have made an arrest.


Hornsey Road brawl: Man, 47, arrested after ‘horrendous’ 15-strong fight 

9 Mar

Hornsey Road brawl: Man, 47, arrested after ‘horrendous’ 15-strong fight 16 minutes ago James Morris --> A 47-year-old man was arrested last night after a mass brawl in Hornsey Road, Holloway.


Rosy Greenlees awarded OBE for her crafty career in Pentonville Road 

9 Mar

Rosy Greenlees awarded OBE for her crafty career in Pentonville Road 47 minutes ago James Morris --> From Pentonville Road, Rosy Greenlees plots and schemes...


All-night Airbnb rave turns Canonbury flat into ‘nightclub’ – with DJ and bouncer 

9 Mar

Exclusive: All-night Airbnb rave turns Canonbury flat into ‘nightclub’ – with DJ and bouncer 45 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Neighbours had the “worst night ever” after 200 ravers descended on a one-bedroom Airbnb flat in Canonbury for a “...


‘Furious’ Islington Council exploring legal action over Upper Holloway fly-tipping 

8 Mar

‘Furious’ Islington Council exploring legal action over Upper Holloway fly-tipping 24 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> “Furious” Islington Council has vowed to take fly-tippers to court after a mountain of potentially toxic commercial waste was ...


This week 60 years ago: Caledonian Road man gets criminal record for selling washing powder 

8 Mar

This week 60 years ago: Caledonian Road man gets criminal record for selling washing powder 43 minutes ago James Morris --> This week in 1957, William Davies, of Caledonian Road, was fined £2 for selling washing powder on a Sunday.


Hope and Anchor: Legendary Upper Street gig venue’s star-studded past – and ambitions for the future 

7 Mar

Hope and Anchor: Legendary Upper Street gig venue’s star-studded past – and ambitions for the future 11 minutes ago James Morris --> Upper Street’s Hope and Anchor is legendary to music fans thanks to its enviable gig roster in the ’70s and...


Fly-tippers have now completely covered an Upper Holloway industrial estate in commercial waste 

6 Mar

Updated: Fly-tippers have now completely covered an Upper Holloway industrial estate in commercial waste 21 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> How long does it take fly-tippers to fill an industrial estate with potentially dangerous commercial waste? One ...


Second Piebury Corner shop to open in Caledonian Road 

6 Mar

Second Piebury Corner shop to open in Caledonian Road 49 minutes ago James Morris --> Any Gooner will understand what Paul Campbell means when he says Piebury Corner has “completely outgrown” its current site.


Upper Street flooding: ‘Look what we’ve lost’ say neighbours whose homes were ruined 

5 Mar

Upper Street flooding: ‘Look what we’ve lost’ say neighbours whose homes were ruined 51 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> It’s been three months since the Upper Street flood, but six households in Devonia Road still can’t escape it.


JJ McPhillips murder: Dad-of-two was stabbed after gang ‘approached friends and picked a fight’, police believe 

3 Mar

JJ McPhillips murder: Dad-of-two was stabbed after gang ‘approached friends and picked a fight’, police believe 33 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Murdered Islington dad Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips was stabbed to death after a gang of men ...


‘Outrageous’ fly-tipping operation creates mountain of waste in Upper Holloway industrial estate 

2 Mar

‘Outrageous’ fly-tipping operation creates mountain of waste in Upper Holloway industrial estate 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An “outrageous” fly-tipping operation has seen a mountain of commercial waste dumped on a disused industrial estate ...


‘Miss you forever’: Emotional Milner Square tributes to Islington stab victim Jonathon ‘JJ’ McPhillips 

2 Mar

‘Miss you forever’: Emotional Milner Square tributes to Islington stab victim Jonathon ‘JJ’ McPhillips 26 minutes ago James Morris --> Emotional tributes have been laid for Upper Street murder victim Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips at a memorial...


Teacher plea after Caledonian Road pub attack: ‘Help us find this coward’ 

2 Mar

Teacher plea after Caledonian Road pub attack: ‘Help us find this coward’ 33 minutes ago James Morris --> A cowardly thug who nearly cost a teacher his sight – and floored the man’s wife with a punch to the face in a Cally Road pub – is ...


Girl, 6, sexually assaulted by man ‘with yellow teeth’ on Caledonian Road train 

1 Mar

Girl, 6, sexually assaulted by man ‘with yellow teeth’ on Caledonian Road train 30 minutes ago James Morris --> Police today launched an appeal for information after a six-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a Piccadilly line train between ...


Upper Street stabbing: Murder investigation launched after man, 28, dies 

1 Mar

Breaking News: Upper Street stabbing: Murder investigation launched after man, 28, dies 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A murder investigation has been launched after the victim of an Upper Street stabbing died in hospital.


This week 60 years ago: ‘Little old Upper Holloway lady no longer passing by’ 

1 Mar

This week 60 years ago: ‘Little old Upper Holloway lady no longer passing by’ 44 minutes ago James Morris --> The people of Upper Holloway and Archway said goodbye to the “little old lady who was always smiling”.


This week 60 years ago: ‘Little old lady had lovely complexion’ 

1 Mar

This week 60 years ago: ‘Little old lady had lovely complexion’ 09:08 James Morris --> The people of Upper Holloway and Archway said goodbye to the “little old lady who was always smiling”.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


Copenhagen Primary school pupils help to clean-up the neighbourhood 

6 Mar

Copenhagen pupils hard at work cleaning-up Edward Square Dozens of children from Copenhagen Primary School joined-up with Keep Britain Tidy to clean-up their school and surrounding neighbourhood – Edward Square, Treaty Street, Copenhagen Street and...


Fly tipping, 3rd March 

3 Mar

Repeated dumping of household/ building waste on all three sides of this corner.


Dangerous pavings, 3rd March 

3 Mar

There are several areas of uneven and dangerous paving along this section of Holloway Rd.


We popped down to Central Station’s 25th! 

8 Feb

04/02/17: Cosy Kings Cross boozer Central Station turned twenty-five years old last weekend! In London gay years, that basically makes them Saint Paul’s Cathedral.


Water leak, 8th February 

8 Feb

Water gushing from pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 105 Pentonville Road, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Islington Labour marks LGBT History Month 

7 Feb

The iconic LGBT flag will be flying over Islington Town Hall once again this February to mark LGBT History Month.


Little steam train comes to Kings Cross station 

1 Feb

Just over 150 years ago a little steam train left London, and later this month, it makes its first ever return visit to the city.


Holly Peterson: Gothic Valley WI 

1 Feb

Everyone has a story.


COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH THE MEN … By Jim Thomas 

30 Jan

I sat in the Kings Cross Taxi Centre last night chatting to my normal crowd, most in their mid 60's to early 70s.



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