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Shock as new bar announces it will open in Upper Street 

24 May

Shock as new bar announces it will open in Upper Street 51 minutes ago James Morris --> You won’t be able to believe this, but Upper Street is getting a new...


Loraine Estate flooding: Mum’s fury at Islington Council for not fixing Holloway flat after water pipe burst 

24 May

Loraine Estate flooding: Mum’s fury at Islington Council for not fixing Holloway flat after water pipe burst 15 minutes ago Lucas Cumiskey --> A single mother is demanding that the council fixes her flood-damaged flat – and foot the bill.


Guest comment: ‘Islington needs to wake up to the reality of knife crime’ 

23 May

Guest comment: ‘Islington needs to wake up to the reality of knife crime’ 34 minutes ago Michelle McPhillips --> I heard about Marcel Campbell’s death while driving on Monday evening.


Caledonian Road crash: 6 parked cars damaged in King’s Cross collision 

23 May

Caledonian Road crash: 6 parked cars damaged in King’s Cross collision 26 minutes ago James Morris --> Six parked cars were damaged in a crash in Caledonian Road last night.


Delivery drivers to be banned from loitering in Upper Street side roads after complaints from neighbours 

22 May

Delivery drivers to be banned from loitering in Upper Street side roads after complaints from neighbours 20 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Delivery drivers will be banned from loitering in roads off Upper Street after neighbours said constant anti-social...


Marks and Spencer in Holloway Road to close, Archway to get M&S Foodhall next year 

22 May

Marks and Spencer in Holloway Road to close, Archway to get MS Foodhall next year 17 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Marks and Spencer in Holloway Road is one of 14 branches across the country set to close, the firm has revealed.


Upper Street murder: Police hunt two suspects after man in his 20s is knifed to death 

22 May

Upper Street murder: Police hunt two suspects after man in his 20s is knifed to death 26 minutes ago James Morris --> Police are hunting two suspects after another young man was stabbed to death in Upper Street last night.


Man stabbed to death near Islington Town Hall 

21 May

A man suffering stab wounds is pronounced dead at the scene near the Islington Town Hall.


Man stabbed to death in broad daylight attack on London street 

21 May

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene (Picture: Twitter/ davdmrgan) A man was stabbed to death in broad daylight in north east London today, police has said.


Business of the week: The Mexican Little Shop, Holloway 

21 May

Business of the week: The Mexican Little Shop, Holloway 51 minutes ago Tom Ladle --> Hortensia Celis moved to London from Mexico 30 years ago and has lived in Holloway for 26 years.


Campaigners on Holloway’s Harvist Estate fighting plans for new homes over fire fears 

16 May

Campaigners on Holloway’s Harvist Estate fighting plans for new homes over fire fears 25 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A planned development on a Holloway estate has been panned by a group living on it – who say it could stop emergency services from...


Camden Road motorbike crash: Police investigate hit and run in Holloway 

14 May

Camden Road motorbike crash: Police investigate hit and run in Holloway 51 minutes ago Emma Youle --> Police are investigating a hit and run crash in Holloway last week.


Pentonville Road motorcycle crash: Man admits carrying three knives after police chase 

14 May

Pentonville Road motorcycle crash: Man admits carrying three knives after police chase 45 minutes ago James Morris --> A man has been convicted of possessing three knives after failing to stop for police in Pentonville Road last week.


Holloway decorating firm unveils new training centre that will create hundreds of jobs 

10 May

Holloway decorating firm unveils new training centre that will create hundreds of jobs 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A Holloway decorating firm has today opened its purpose-built training centre to create hundreds of new jobs for school leavers and ...


Ian Holloway: QPR manager leaves after 18 months in charge 

10 May

Ian Holloway leaves his post as manager at Championship side Queens Park Rangers after 18 months in charge.


QPR part company with manager Ian Holloway 

10 May

Ian Holloway has left his role as QPR manager with immediate effect, the club have announced.


Romeo Nkansah: Man charged with Holloway dad’s murder two years after stabbing in Camden 

10 May

Romeo Nkansah: Man charged with Holloway dad’s murder two years after stabbing in Camden 10 minutes ago Emily Banks --> A man is due to appear in court today charged with the murder of a Holloway dad-of-two from in 2016.


Islington elections 2018: Green councillor Caroline Russell wins huge majority – but is on her own again in opposition 

4 May

Islington elections 2018: Green councillor Caroline Russell wins huge majority – but is on her own again in opposition 56 minutes ago Sam Gelder and Tristan Grove --> It’s “as you were” inside the Islington Town Hall chamber for the next four...


Former Holloway Road pub The Edward Lear set to reopen as The Owl and Hitchhiker 

1 May

Former Holloway Road pub The Edward Lear set to reopen as The Owl and Hitchhiker 43 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The former Edward Lear pub in Holloway Road will reopen on Thursday as The Owl and Hitchhiker having undergone a major facelift.


Police officers have a bit of fun and some people can’t cope with it 

25 Apr

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video These police officers must have thought no one was watching when they walked into this playground in north London.


Popular Holloway pub The George is closing down 

25 Apr

Popular Holloway pub The George is closing down 10 minutes ago James Morris --> It’s not just Arsene Wenger leaving Islington at the end of the season.


Islington Gazette elections hustings: Terrible turnout, good debate as parties squabble over housing and school policy 

24 Apr

Islington Gazette elections hustings: Terrible turnout, good debate as parties squabble over housing and school policy 37 minutes ago James Morris --> We held a local elections hustings last night.


King’s Head Theatre set to move to Upper Street bar for 18 months until new venue is ready 

20 Apr

King’s Head Theatre set to move to Upper Street bar for 18 months until new venue is ready 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Upper Street’s famous King’s Head Theatre pub could move into a “trendy neighbourhood bar” for more than 18 months ...


Business of the week: Time For… Cafe plans to use concept of time as currency in Pentonville Road 

18 Apr

Business of the week: Time For...


Arrests in Hertslet Road, Holloway, after plain clothes police op targeting drugs and anti-social behaviour 

17 Apr

Arrests in Hertslet Road, Holloway, after plain clothes police op targeting drugs and anti-social behaviour 43 minutes ago James Morris --> Two people were arrested in Holloway yesterday after plain clothes officers targeted drug use and anti-social ...


Islington in Europe chair Nick Turton: ‘My anti-Brexit hobby/obsession’ 

16 Apr

Islington in Europe chair Nick Turton: ‘My anti-Brexit hobby/obsession’ 53 minutes ago Amy Finch --> Two years on from the EU referendum, Nick Turton and his Islington in Europe cronies just won’t give up and accept Brexit.


This week 30 years ago: Whittington Hospital baby boom, taxi driver murdered in Holloway Road 

16 Apr

This week 30 years ago: Whittington Hospital baby boom, taxi driver murdered in Holloway Road 50 minutes ago James Morris --> The Whittington Hospital was struggling to cope with a baby boom.


Holloway Prison: Housing campaigners accuse Ministry of Justice of ‘misleading’ people over use of visitor centre 

13 Apr

Holloway Prison: Housing campaigners accuse Ministry of Justice of ‘misleading’ people over use of visitor centre 6 minutes ago James Morris --> Housing campaigners have accused the Ministry of Justice of “misleading” people about the use of ...


Radical plan to pedestrianise Upper Street tabled by Zaha Hadid Architects 

12 Apr

Radical plan to pedestrianise Upper Street tabled by Zaha Hadid Architects 25 minutes ago James Morris --> One of the world’s leading architects has tabled a radical plan to pedestrianise Upper Street.


Why Hammerton Brewery’s Pentonville stout – made with oysters – is one of London’s finest 

11 Apr

Why Hammerton Brewery’s Pentonville stout – made with oysters – is one of London’s finest 38 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington’s brilliant Hammerton Brewery continues to thrive – after one of its signature beers was named as the ...


Distraction crooks steal £6k life savings of Upper Holloway pensioner 

11 Apr

Distraction crooks steal £6k life savings of Upper Holloway pensioner 38 minutes ago Vicky Munro --> A fundraiser set up to help a disabled Upper Holloway pensioner who was conned out of her life savings has raised almost £1,000.


Hyperlocal & blogs

High Court victory for genuinely affordable homes 

10 May

Islington Council has secured a hugely important legal victory that will help deliver more new genuinely affordable homes for local people, including at the former Holloway Prison site.


Lord Huron at the Lexington | Live review 

10 May

Arriving fashionably late to their own show in the cramped setting of Pentonville Road’s Lexington pub, Lord Huron set the tone for an understated, intimate affair with some calm tuning of guitars and a dash of playful interaction with an equally ...


Deep pothole – dangerous for cyclists – Upper Street, 3rd May 

3 May

There is a deep pothole on Upper Street (heading North) at the junction with Islington Park Street.


The Strowger Automatic Telephone System 

3 May

All this looking up, looking down, looking around me means I am forever spotting 'new' old things.


London’s Pocket Parks: Joseph Grimaldi Park, N1 

2 May

This is a former church graveyard near Kings Cross, that is famous for having two graves that you are actively encouraged to dance on.


Uneven/wobbly paving in front of pedestrian crossing crossover – crossing outside Vodafone shop Holloway Road N7, 29th April 

29 Apr

Section of the pavement has uneven/wobbly paving in front of pedestrian crossing crossover - crossing outside Vodafone shop Holloway Road N7 I've seen a couple of people stumble here as they walk quickly without looking.


Large puddle whole width of pedestrian crossing splashing people as vehicles pass – crossing outside SportsDirect shop Holloway Road N7, 29th April 

29 Apr

When it rains a long large puddle the whole length of the crossing forms on the edge into the carriageway.


Large puddle at pedestrian crossing splashing people as vehicles pass – crossing outside Vodafone shop Holloway Road N7, 29th April 

29 Apr

When it rains a long large puddle forms on the edge of the crossing into the carriageway.


Things to do near Bow 

26 Apr

This weekend, Sat & Sun 28/29th April 2018, there’s a Classic Car Boot Sale just north of Kings Cross Station – in and around Granary Square.


Abandoned cycles, 24th April 

24 Apr

Cycles have been here for months.


kings Cross Station Day 

24 Apr

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St. Anthony the Great and St. John the Baptist, Sussex Way, Holloway (Greek Orthodox) 

15 Apr

In a former  Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel near the Seven Sisters Road/Hornsey Road junction.


Graffiti, 15th April 

15 Apr

Graffitti underneath Thornhill Bridge, on the canal towpath wall Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 125 Caledonian Road, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Looney Toons Council Plan Pedestrianisation Of Upper Street 

12 Apr

Or "how to kill off local businesses in one foul swoop".


Completely blocked drain junction of Caledonian Road and Hillmarton Road N7, 12th April 

12 Apr

Completely blocked up drain grate in the road preventing water clearing.


218 Upper Street – what’s next for bank building? 

10 Apr

I just noticed this weekend that the NatWest Bank have moved out of 218 Upper Street and the site is empty.


Bike, 6th April 

6 Apr

Abandoned bike Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 378 Holloway Road, London Report on FixMyStreet...


Barry Forshaw: Canonbury Bookshop in the 1970s 

4 Apr

Everyone has a story.


Utility cover gap, 4th April 

4 Apr

Dangerous gap in pavement.


plonk introduces the ludotheque pub games tournament 

28 Mar

Plonk Crazy Golf has set up shop at The Victoria Tavern on Holloway Road and they’re taking over with a whole pub games tournament.


Pentonville Prison imposes smoking ban on inmates 

25 Mar

Pentonville Prison has banned prisoners from smoking as part of a rollout of a smoke-free prison policy in England and Wales.


Multiple potholes – end of Freegrove Road N7, 24th March 

24 Mar

Multiple potholes and crumbling previously patched repairs at the end of Freegrove Road N7 just before the speedhump at the junction with Caledonian Road N7.


Kanada-Ya | #TCTalks Episode 15 

22 Mar

Japan’s legendary Kanada-Ya has just launched its third ramen bar in London.


Budgens in Upper Street named best local store in UK 

22 Mar

The best local store in the country is the Upper Street branch of Budgens – and that’s official.


sambal shiok to open permanent site 

22 Mar

We’ve been following Mandy Yin’s Sambal Shiok, which has seen her signature laksa pop-up everywhere from Fitzrovia to Finsbury Park over the past few years, so we’re very happy to hear that she has a permanent site opening this summer.


Holloway prison closure possible factor in death of relocated inmate 

19 Mar

The closure of Holloway Prison caused significant stress to prisoners, and was a possible factor in the subsequent death of a relocated inmate, a report on its impact has concluded.


Mary Wollstonecraft: the ‘first feminist’ 

18 Mar

At 227a Upper Street sits New Unity, a non-religious church which boasts a unique connection to the women’s suffrage movement.


Review: James Gillespie at The Lexington 

14 Mar

Rating: 4/5 Small music venues may be on the decline throughout the UK, but on Tuesday night James Gillespie proved why they are still so valuable.


17-year old acid attacker sentenced to 10 years 

13 Mar

A 17-year-old has been jailed for 10 years for carrying out an acid attack on Upper Street and five others across North London.


Islington on a shoestring 

9 Mar

Click here –> for an interactive map of our journey around Islington! Angel Comedy Club Everyone loves a good laugh and with the Angel Comedy Club you can watch some of the best up and coming comedians – for free! With a motto of ‘always free...



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