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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.


Five-year leak from council flat upstairs leaves desperate Holloway woman ‘homeless’ 

21 Apr

Five-year leak from council flat upstairs leaves desperate Holloway woman ‘homeless’ 33 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The fed-up owner of this sopping Holloway flat says a five-year leak from the council flat above has left her effectively homeless.


Upper Street flooding: Bus route disruption as water main replacement begins 

20 Apr

Upper Street flooding: Bus route disruption as water main replacement begins 37 minutes ago James Morris --> Bus routes serving the centre of Islington will be disrupted for two months as Thames Water carry out water main replacements.


This week 30 years ago: Widow’s rape trauma in Holloway flat 

17 Apr

This week 30 years ago: Widow’s rape trauma in Holloway flat 51 minutes ago James Morris --> A 70-year-old widow was raped in her Holloway flat.


Pentonville prison break: Man charged with harbouring escaped prisoner 

13 Apr

A man has been charged with harbouring a prisoner who escaped from Pentonville jail.


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.


Man charged with harbouring HMP Pentonville prisoner 

13 Apr

The man has been charged with harbouring a prisoner who escaped from Pentonville jail.


Business of the week: VX, the King’s Cross vegan deli proud to sell ‘junk food’ 

13 Apr

Business of the week: VX, the King’s Cross vegan deli proud to sell ‘junk food’ 28 minutes ago David Child --> In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


Holloway’s Centre 404 nets £50k minibus grant 

7 Apr

Holloway’s Centre 404 nets £50k minibus grant 6 minutes ago James Morris --> A Holloway learning disability charity has been given £50,000 for a new minibus, the Gazette can reveal this morning.


Barnsbury bones: Pubgoer reveals details of gruesome discovery in Cloudesley Square 

4 Apr

Barnsbury bones: Pubgoer reveals details of gruesome discovery in Cloudesley Square 45 minutes ago James Morris --> Two “human” leg bones were left on a Barnsbury pavement for the entire street to see, the man who discovered them said today.


Jeremy Corbyn’s son mugged by moped thief in his dad’s own constituency 

3 Apr

Thomas Corbyn, seen here with his father’s wife Laura Alvarez, has revealed he was mugged in his own father’s constituency, Islington North (Picture: Rex) Jeremy Corbyn’s son has revealed how he was mugged in his dad’s own constituency as he ...


‘Two human bones found in potato bag’ opposite Barnsbury pub 

3 Apr

‘Two human bones found in potato bag’ opposite Barnsbury pub 34 minutes ago James Morris --> Police are investigating after bones were found in a building site opposite The Crown pub in Cloudesley Square, Barnsbury.


This week 30 years ago: No town hall trophy parade for Arsenal’s Wembley winners 

3 Apr

This week 30 years ago: No town hall trophy parade for Arsenal’s Wembley winners 44 minutes ago James Morris --> Arsenal fans were denied the traditional Islington Town Hall trophy parade after the 1987 League Cup final.


Man wanted after hospitalising bus passenger in brutal Upper Street assault 

3 Apr

Man wanted after hospitalising bus passenger in brutal Upper Street assault 19 minutes ago James Morris --> Police are appealing for information after a 44-year-old man was punched in the face and thrown on the pavement in Upper Street.


Holloway drug dealer sent back to jail over passport scam 

30 Mar

Holloway drug dealer sent back to jail over passport scam 7 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A drug dealer has been sent back to prison after being caught flying to the UK from Spain on a false passport.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


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.



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