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Book publisher based opposite HMP Pentonville gives printing discount to prison reading charity 

14 Dec

Book publisher based opposite HMP Pentonville gives printing discount to prison reading charity 8 minutes ago James Morris A Cally book publisher has partnered with a prison reading charity to cut its printing costs.


Holloway arts charity in £20,000 appeal for permanent home 

12 Dec

Holloway arts charity in £20,000 appeal for permanent home 53 minutes ago James Morris --> A Holloway arts charity is fundraising to build a recording studio and permanent workspace.


Islington Council to consider future of McDonald’s restaurants in borough following Seven Sisters Road hijab incident 

11 Dec

Islington Council to consider future of McDonald’s restaurants in borough following Seven Sisters Road hijab incident 16 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Council is considering the future of McDonald’s restaurants across the borough after a...


This week 30 years ago: Holloway man robbed £144,000 as he ‘couldn’t stand’ sponging off his wife 

11 Dec

This week 30 years ago: Holloway man robbed £144,000 as he ‘couldn’t stand’ sponging off his wife 36 minutes ago James Morris --> A Holloway couple’s romance ended in heartbreak – at the Old Bailey.


Campaigners protest Finsbury Leisure Centre plans – by playing football in front of Islington Town Hall 

8 Dec

Campaigners protest Finsbury Leisure Centre plans – by playing football in front of Islington Town Hall 32 minutes ago James Morris --> Here in Islington, we are used to creative forms of protest outside the town hall.


Torture survivors host charity carol singing concert in Holloway 

8 Dec

Torture survivors host charity carol singing concert in Holloway 36 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Torture survivors staged a festive choir concert on Wednesday in Holloway.


Star Barnsbury violinist, 16, joins National Youth Orchestra 

7 Dec

Star Barnsbury violinist, 16, joins National Youth Orchestra 3 minutes ago James Scott --> A Barnsbury teenager has joined an elite group of musicians who have been selected to form the National Youth Orchestra in 2018.


Star Barnsbury violinist, 16, joins National Youth Orchestra 

7 Dec

A Barnsbury teenager has joined an elite group of musicians who have been selected to form the National Youth Orchestra in 2018.


Community backs council’s demands that half of homes on Holloway Prison site are ‘genuinely affordable’ 

7 Dec

Community backs council’s demands that half of homes on Holloway Prison site are ‘genuinely affordable’ 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> More than 500 people have backed the council’s demand that half of the homes built on the Holloway Prison ...


The Queen visits St Mary’s Church in Upper Street for special Scripture Union service 

6 Dec

The Queen visits St Mary’s Church in Upper Street for special Scripture Union service 36 minutes ago James Morris --> The Queen this afternoon made her first ever visit to St Mary’s Church in Upper Street.


Pentonville Prison murder trial: Three inmates cleared of killing Jamal Mahmoud 

5 Dec

Pentonville Prison murder trial: Three inmates cleared of killing Jamal Mahmoud 8 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> Three inmates have been cleared of stabbing a new father to death in a war over phones and drugs smuggled into Pentonville Prison.


Jamal Mahmoud Pentonville prison death: Men not guilty 

5 Dec

Basana Kimbembi is the only defendant guilty of intent to do Jamal Mahmoud grievous bodily harm.


McDonald’s security guard suspended after ordering Muslim woman to remove hijab 

2 Dec

The security ordered the woman to remove her hijab (Picture: Guzelian) McDonald’s has suspended a security guard who ordered a woman to remove her hijab before he would allow her to be served.


McDonald’s security guard ordered Muslim woman to remove hijab 

2 Dec

The security ordered the woman to remove her hijab (Picture: Guzelian) A McDonald’s security guard ordered a woman to remove her hijab before he would allow her to be served.


This week in 1957: Duke of Edinburgh trolls Islington Boys’ Club members on royal visit 

1 Dec

This week in 1957: Duke of Edinburgh trolls Islington Boys’ Club members on royal visit 10 minutes ago James Morris --> The Queen is set to visit St Mary’s Church in Upper Street on Wednesday next week.


EastEnders actress Lisa Hammond: ‘My love letter to Old Street – and its communities under threat’ 

1 Dec

EastEnders actress Lisa Hammond: ‘My love letter to Old Street – and its communities under threat’ 16 minutes ago James Morris --> Barnsbury actress Lisa Hammond is famous as Donna in EastEnders, but she also works with young people in the ...


Tech-hungry St John’s Upper Holloway Primary School kids campaigning for better computer equipment 

29 Nov

Video: Tech-hungry St John’s Upper Holloway Primary School kids campaigning for better computer equipment 18 minutes ago James Scott --> Tech-hungry Islington schoolkids have taken it upon themselves to replace shoddy computer equipment with kit to...


Holloway drug dealer Ahmed Ahmed jailed after police arrest him twice and find heroin, crack and cash 

24 Nov

Holloway drug dealer Ahmed Ahmed jailed after police arrest him twice and find heroin, crack and cash 9 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> A Holloway drug dealer has been jailed for nearly six years – after dodging bail and being arrested a second time...


Holloway Road institution 308 Hobbies to shut forever 

24 Nov

Holloway Road institution 308 Hobbies to shut forever 36 minutes ago James Morris --> A Holloway Road institution will be shutting forever in the New Year.


Lesson in politics for youngsters at Islington Town Hall 

22 Nov

Lesson in politics for youngsters at Islington Town Hall 25 minutes ago James Scott --> It was a lesson in politics for a set of inquisitive youngsters during a visit to the council chamber at Islington Town Hall.


This week 60 years ago: Barnsbury man ‘destroys’ 60,000 bees 

22 Nov

This week 60 years ago: Barnsbury man ‘destroys’ 60,000 bees 42 minutes ago James Morris --> A beekeeper had to deal with 60,000 bees which had settled on top of a Canonbury house.


Part of Holloway Road to close for three weeks over Christmas for Highbury Corner bridge works 

20 Nov

Part of Holloway Road to close for three weeks over Christmas for Highbury Corner bridge works 23 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The bottom of Holloway Road will be closed for three weeks over Christmas while the Highbury Corner bridge is demolished – ...


Holloway Prison: Sadiq Khan ignores calls to bid for site – but vows to help get affordable housing built 

17 Nov

Holloway Prison: Sadiq Khan ignores calls to bid for site – but vows to help get affordable housing built 17 minutes ago Rhiannon Long --> Sadiq Khan has ignored thousands of calls to bid for the empty Holloway Prison site – but said yesterday it...


Barnsbury congregation accuses Church of ‘racism’ after being evicted in dawn swoop 

16 Nov

Barnsbury congregation accuses Church of ‘racism’ after being evicted in dawn swoop 25 minutes ago James Morris --> A Barnsbury congregation has accused the Church of England of institutional racism – after it was evicted from its building in ...


‘We can relate to Kate’ say parents as Duchess visits Holloway children’s centre 

14 Nov

‘We can relate to Kate’ say parents as Duchess visits Holloway children’s centre Yesterday, 17:56 Jack Hardy --> Parents could “relate” to the Duchess of Cambridge on her visit to Hornsey Road Children’s Centre this afternoon.


Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists 

14 Nov

Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers...


Royal Marine commando found dead on Navy ship docked in Dubai 

9 Nov

A repatriation ceremony has been held to mark the life of 42 Commando's Marine James Holloway who died on board RFA Fort Rosalie while the vessel was moored in the Middle East...


Angel Central wings row: Shopping centre insists it’s still trying to relocate sculpture 

9 Nov

Angel Central wings row: Shopping centre insists it’s still trying to relocate sculpture 6 minutes ago James Morris --> A 10-year-old girl’s fight to save the Angel Central wings appears to have worked – three hours after the Gazette told the ...


Stop Killing Cyclists hold second Islington ‘die-in’ outside town hall 

9 Nov

Stop Killing Cyclists hold second Islington ‘die-in’ outside town hall 09:55 James Morris --> Cycling activists held a second “die-in” in the space of two months last night, bringing Upper Street to a standstill as they lied in the middle of ...


Cyclist who died after Pentonville Road crash said 'I went for it' as he lay injured, inquest hears 

9 Nov

A City trader who died in hospital seven weeks after cycling into the back of a parked lorry told witnesses who rushed to help him, I put my head down and went for it, an inquest heard.


Angel shopping district to celebrate final business reopening after Upper Street flooding with street party 

7 Nov

Angel shopping district to celebrate final business reopening after Upper Street flooding with street party 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The last business to reopen its doors following the Upper Street flooding last year has done so just in time for...


Hyperlocal & blogs

More Traffic Khanage On Holloway Road, Plus Another TfL Waste Of Time Consultation. 

13 Dec

From 01:00 on Monday 18 December until 04:00 on Monday 8 January, the A1 Holloway Road will be closed in both directions between Digswell Street and Highbury Corner roundabout.


Mattress dumped infront of building, 10th December 

10 Dec

A mattress has been dumped by the bins Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Caledonian Road, N7 Report on FixMyStreet...


North London Polytechnic, Holloway Road – compare and contrast 

5 Dec

I was just tidying up my photo archive and rediscovered a folder called Holloway Road Then and Now from when I was taking comparison pics and writing about them here .


Councillors’ funding award to school’s healthy eating scheme enters eighth year 

1 Dec

Holloway Ward councillors have awarded funding to a local school’s scheme that encourages healthy eating and activities among young people.


Freightliners Farm 

28 Nov

It never ceases to amaze me how many people who live in Holloway don't know that this is here.


‘Manhood Suffrage’ and ‘God Save the Queen’ 

26 Nov

What a brilliant piece of political ephemera - from 150 years ago, and relating to my own back yard.


Calls for affordable housing on old Holloway Prison site 

23 Nov

The future of the ten acre estate formerly home to Holloway prison is still up in the air, 12 months after closing.


COME TO PENTONVILLE 5 EVENT DECEMBER 1st 

21 Nov

(Picture of former Newham Labour Councillor Civic Mayor, Vic Turner after his release from prison) CELEBRATE A GREAT WORKING CLASS VICTORY APPLY ITS LESSONS TODAY TO FIGHT THE ATTACK ON TRADE UNIONS FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 ST 2017 18.00 EAST HAM WORKING ...


the five bird roast burger is here 

21 Nov

Why have just one bird, when you can have five? Meatliquor have launched the Five Bird Roast burger and it sounds quackers – not just because they’ve named it The Burgducken.


More than 1200 sign petition calling for a safe crossing at ‘terrifying’ Holloway junction 

16 Nov

More than 1200 people have signed a petition calling for a safe pedestrian crossing at a busy Islington junction, which has been dubbed as “terrifying” by supporters of the campaign.


EVELYN GLENNIE TO PREMIERE ECHOES FROM THE BIRDCAGE – THE CULMINATION OF HER 2017 MUSICIAN IN RESIDENCY AT KING’S CROSS 

14 Nov

Venue : The Platform Theatre, 1 Handyside St, Kings Cross, N1C 4AA Date Time : Friday 22 nd December 2:30pm 7:30pm Tickets : Concessions £10, Adults £18 On Friday 22 nd December, Dame Evelyn Glennie will premiere Echoes from the Birdcage , the ...


Diary of a Nobody at Kings Head Theatre – Avoid avoid!! 

13 Nov

No pics with this post – just a review about what I had hoped would be an interesting twist on a much-loved book; a book I have read four times.


Two road humps collapsed south edge, 13th November 

13 Nov

This set of small square road humps have eroded and are a hazard to cars and cyclists Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 25 Barnsbury Road, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Cross-Cultural Branding Clinics in Kyoto 

31 Oct

Miho Aishima A few weeks ago, our London-based branding clinics went global! We normally work from Impact Hub Kings Cross, but after speaking to Shota Nishigaki at Impact Hub Kyoto in Japan, we were invited to visit their Hub and given the ...


Bohemian London – stroll through Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury 

26 Oct

Leaving the Robert Elms Show at Broadcasting House I follow my nose through the streets of Fitzrovia.


Caledonian Road 

25 Oct

This posting is of the north east quarter of the square Armour Close Four houses by London Borough of Islington by HFI Architects.


Broken bin handle, 24th October 

24 Oct

Damaged bin Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Upper Street, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Lady’s Quick Guide to London’s Islington 

16 Oct

After nearly three weeks of traveling, my great British road trip has taken me home to London for a mid-journey break.


Incorrect traffic sign on Northdown St., 7th October 

7 Oct

The stretch of Caledonian Rd between Wharfdale and Pentonville Rds was returned to one-way working about a year ago.


Stripped bike, 1st October 

1 Oct

Bike to be removed outside Tesco Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 32 Caledonian Road, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Abandoned bike, 25th September 

25 Sep

Rusting bike has been here for over a year.


Abandoned bike, 25th September 

25 Sep

White bike, stripped.


Cheese festival flyposting 2, 23rd September 

23 Sep

More of these cheese festival flyppsting.


All Offers Considered 

18 Sep

Last weekend I spent two days in Lewis Cubitt Square, Kings Cross trying to sell off some of the bric-a-brac I have somehow amassed over years at the Classic Car Boot Sale .


A modernist marvel – the staircase of Bevin Court 

17 Sep

Hidden around a corner on a side street not far from Kings Cross can be found one of Britain’s great post-war modernist buildings — and an amazing staircase.


I am now a Clerkenwell and Islington badge flasher 

15 Sep

It's been official since I passed the last exam on July 15th but I now have physical proof.


Odeon Holloway 

14 Sep

At the moment, Odeon Holloway is selling all tickets at £6.50 on weekday evenings.


Exmouth Arms 

13 Sep

This one not the other one Exmouth Arms Euston If your planning to meet here make sure you let the buffoons you are meeting know which pub your meeting at.


Dumping, 12th September 

12 Sep

Dumped on both sides of the street.


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.



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