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‘An exciting day for Islington’: Town hall announces Arsenal FA Cup parade (if they win) 

23 May

‘An exciting day for Islington’: Town hall announces Arsenal FA Cup parade (if they win) 25 minutes ago James Morris --> It’s been a bad season for Arsenal – but it could still end with a trophy parade around Highbury on Sunday.


Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 

18 May

Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 33 minutes ago Josh Cheetham --> A Newington Green mum is raising awareness of a rare condition that cost her baby son’s life in February.


Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 

18 May

Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 42 minutes ago Josh Cheetham --> A Newington Green mum is raising awareness of a rare condition that cost her baby son’s life in February.


Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 

18 May

A Newington Green mum is raising awareness of a rare condition that cost her baby son’s life in February.


‘Disappointment’ over plans for 13-metre mast overlooking Highbury Fields 

16 May

‘Disappointment’ over plans for 13-metre mast overlooking Highbury Fields 15 minutes ago Tom Horton --> Plans for a 13-metre phone mast overlooking Highbury Fields have been submitted.


Newington Green church slams ‘racist’ graffiti on Black Lives Matter banner 

12 May

Newington Green church slams ‘racist’ graffiti on Black Lives Matter banner 19 minutes ago James Morris --> A radical church in Newington Green has denounced “racist” graffiti on its Black Lives Matter banner – after the offender crossed ...


Newington Green church slams ‘racist’ graffiti on Black Lives Matter banner 

12 May

Newington Green church slams ‘racist’ graffiti on Black Lives Matter banner 13 minutes ago James Morris --> A radical church in Newington Green has denounced “racist” graffiti on its Black Lives Matter banner – after the offender crossed ...


Newington Green church slams ‘racist’ graffiti on Black Lives Matter banner 

12 May

A radical church in Newington Green has denounced “racist” graffiti on its Black Lives Matter banner – after the offender crossed out “black” and replaced it with “all”.


Queen approves Highbury vicar’s transfer to St Paul’s Cathedral 

12 May

Queen approves Highbury vicar’s transfer to St Paul’s Cathedral 35 minutes ago James Morris --> Rev Jonathan Brewster has an exciting new role at St Paul’s after 14 years in Highbury.


Boy, 14, missing from Canonbury since Friday 

10 May

Boy, 14, missing from Canonbury since Friday 35 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Police are appealing for help to find missing teenager Kimaunie Samson, last seen at his home in Canonbury at 6am on Friday.


Boy, 14, missing from Canonbury since Friday 

10 May

Boy, 14, missing from Canonbury since Friday 43 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Police are appealing for help to find missing teenager Kimaunie Samson, last seen at his home in Canonbury at 6am on Friday.


Boy, 14, missing from Canonbury since Friday 

10 May

Islington Police are appealing for help to find missing teenager Kimaunie Samson, last seen at his home in Canonbury at 6am on Friday.


Another ‘outstanding’ Ofsted for Samuel Rhodes School 

9 May

Another ‘outstanding’ Ofsted for Samuel Rhodes School 42 minutes ago James Scott --> A Highbury special school has been given an “outstanding” Ofsted rating for the second time in a row.


‘People are desperate’: Islington Foodbank referrals up 60 per cent in a year 

8 May

‘People are desperate’: Islington Foodbank referrals up 60 per cent in a year 13 minutes ago James Morris --> Don’t run away with the idea that everyone in Islington is living the life of Riley.


This week 30 years ago: Highbury Grove School headteacher quits 

8 May

This week 30 years ago: Highbury Grove School headteacher quits 57 minutes ago James Morris --> Anxious parents feared for their children’s education after the headteacher of Highbury Grove School quit.


Highbury tech company wins award with blood count device for cancer patients 

5 May

Highbury tech company wins award with blood count device for cancer patients 31 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A Highbury start-up has won an award for its device which will allow people with cancer monitor their blood cell count from home.


Highbury and Islington sexual assault: Transport police want to speak to this man 

2 May

Highbury and Islington sexual assault: Transport police want to speak to this man 51 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Transport police want to speak to this man after a woman had her bottom touched inappropriately at Highbury and Islington station.


Arrest made after man with ‘container of petrol’ harasses commuters at Highbury and Islington 

2 May

Arrest made after man with ‘container of petrol’ harasses commuters at Highbury and Islington 60 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An arrest has been made after Victoria Line commuters were harassed by a man carrying petrol during the rush-hour on ...


Sixth slowest London Marathon time inspires mystery £800 donation to Islington fundraiser 

28 Apr

Sixth slowest London Marathon time inspires mystery £800 donation to Islington fundraiser 51 minutes ago Tom Horton --> A mystery spectator gifted £800 to a Newington Green marathon runner’s fundraising campaign after being inspired by her dash ...


Troubled Highbury Fields Bandstand given free facelift – but still faces funding crisis 

26 Apr

Troubled Highbury Fields Bandstand given free facelift – but still faces funding crisis 30 minutes ago James Morris --> It’s been a bleak few months for Highbury Fields Bandstand.


20 years of Highbury Community Association: A voice on everything from Arsenal FC to greedy goldfish 

24 Apr

20 years of Highbury Community Association: A voice on everything from Arsenal FC to greedy goldfish 45 minutes ago James Morris --> “The Arsenal wants to knock down homes and expand its capacity by nearly a third.


Stabbing near Canonbury doctor’s surgery leaves patient with ‘possibly life-changing injuries’ 

21 Apr

Stabbing near Canonbury doctor’s surgery leaves patient with ‘possibly life-changing injuries’ 18 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A man has potentially life-changing injuries after being stabbed near a doctor’s surgery in Canonbury this ...


Highbury Fields art collector Tim Sayer: Why I’m giving away my entire collection 

17 Apr

Highbury Fields art collector Tim Sayer: Why I’m giving away my entire collection 39 minutes ago David Child --> Imagine sharing your home with David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Henry Moore and Bridget Riley – to name just a few.


Holloway Road will shut near Highbury Corner during Arsenal home games until mid-June 

13 Apr

Holloway Road will shut near Highbury Corner during Arsenal home games until mid-June 16:05 David Child --> A section of the Holloway Road will be shut during Arsenal home matches until mid-June, transport bosses have announced.


Gillespie Road homeowners demand: ‘Close this road rage rat run’ 

13 Apr

Video: Gillespie Road homeowners demand: ‘Close this road rage rat run’ 48 minutes ago James Morris --> Furious homeowners have demanded Islington Council close off a Highbury rat run once and for all.


Right to Buy fraudster from Highbury Park Estate is jailed for 18 months 

12 Apr

Right to Buy fraudster from Highbury Park Estate is jailed for 18 months 44 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A conman who tried to buy a council flat under the Right to Buy scheme was jailed after officers discovered he was illegally subletting it.


Highbury and Islington station evacuated after person hit by train 

12 Apr

Breaking News: Highbury and Islington station evacuated after person hit by train 51 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Highbury and Islington station has been evacuated after a man was hit by a train.


This week 60 years ago: Shoeless burglar breaks into Highbury house and takes man’s trousers 

12 Apr

This week 60 years ago: Shoeless burglar breaks into Highbury house and takes man’s trousers 48 minutes ago James Morris --> A shoeless burglar crept into a man’s bedroom and took his trousers.


This week 30 years ago: Mum made boy hang by his arms over 10-foot drop 

10 Apr

This week 30 years ago: Mum made boy hang by his arms over 10-foot drop 50 minutes ago James Morris --> A Newington Green mum admitted torturing her six-year-old son.


Drayton Park cafe owner insists: ‘I wasn’t trying to lie about hygiene score’ 

5 Apr

Drayton Park cafe owner insists: ‘I wasn’t trying to lie about hygiene score’ 29 minutes ago Tom Horton --> A disgruntled cafe owner recently given a £2,500 bill for displaying an outdated food hygiene rating has defended his actions, ...


Highbury shopkeepers plead for CCTV after burglars strike twice in one night 

5 Apr

Highbury shopkeepers plead for CCTV after burglars strike twice in one night 17 minutes ago David Child --> Business owners around Highbury Fields are pleading for more protection from burglars after two independent shops became the latest in the ...


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


Back to 95 flyposting 1, 27th March 

27 Mar

Back to 95 flyposting.


Blocked drain cover, 24th March 

24 Mar

Drain cover filled with mud.


TfL U-turn over Highbury Overground staff cuts 

23 Mar

Rail bosses yesterday decided not to remove staff from Highbury Islington Overground station after customers expressed safety concerns.


Tennis flyposting, 23rd March 

23 Mar

Flyposting about tennis.


Islington’s secret LGBT history 

22 Mar

There is a rich history of LGBT+ action in Islington, from the first gay rights demonstration in the 1970s to the first openly gay MP.


Dating column: Thanks god he was a leftie 

21 Mar

I walked into Little Bat, a trendy cocktail bar, absolutely shaking.


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.


Camden flyposting 3, 15th March 

15 Mar

Another poster in the blanket flyposting.


Broken belly bin, 14th March 

14 Mar

Belly bin handle is broken Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Highbury Corner, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Abandoned car… please remove, 13th March 

13 Mar

Hasn't moved in months.


Proud flyposting 1, 13th March 

13 Mar

Systematic flyposting by Proud.


Cycle Islington’s Spring Cycle on April 8th 

12 Mar

Spring has truly sprung, and Cycle Islington is taking advantage with a ride to celebrate putting winter behind us.


Dangerous pothole, 10th March 

10 Mar

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


Blocked drain again, 3rd March 

3 Mar

As per title.


Blocked drain, 27th February 

27 Feb

Blocked drain, danger to cyclist as water builds up when it rains.


Potholes and cracks in the road, 26th February 

26 Feb

Road surface now so bad it is dangerous for cyclists to use Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 10 Canonbury Place, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


loti eats: perilla 

21 Feb

After first impressing us at their pop-up down south, Perilla moved into our neighbourhood, located in a pretty site on Newington Green with big windows, rickety wooden furniture and a warm, cosy feel.


Heidi Rice: romantic novelist 

14 Feb

Everyone has a story.


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.


Blocked drain., 1st February 

1 Feb

Blocked drain Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Highbury Grove, N5 Report on FixMyStreet...



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