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Teen admits almost killing man in stabbing over ‘trivial argument’ in Pentonville Road 

26 Jun

Teen admits almost killing man in stabbing over ‘trivial argument’ in Pentonville Road 52 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A teenager has admitted leaving a stranger fighting for his life after stabbing him in the groin in Pentonville Road.


Cyclist suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in Upper Street lorry crash 

26 Jun

Cyclist suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in Upper Street lorry crash 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A cyclist has suffered serious injuries after a lorry collided with his bike in Upper Street.


Barnard Park pitch closure: Islington Council to face fury of parents 

26 Jun

Barnard Park pitch closure: Islington Council to face fury of parents 12 minutes ago James Morris --> Fury at Islington Council’s decision to shut the Barnard Park sports pitch is set to resurface on Thursday.


This week 60 years ago: Holloway teen jailed for refusing National Service 

21 Jun

This week 60 years ago: Holloway teen jailed for refusing National Service 35 minutes ago James Morris --> A teenager from Holloway was jailed after he refused to sign up for National Service.


Hundreds flee flats in fear after fire breaks out at flats in Haringey 

18 Jun

Firefighters were called to a fire in Holloway in the early hours of this morning (Picture: Getty) Hundreds of residents fled from their flats in fear last night after a fire broke out on the second floor.


Prisoners who made dramatic escape from HMP Pentonville sentenced 

16 Jun

TWO men who went on the run after escaping from prison have been sentenced.


Pentonville escape: Inmates used CCTV pole to escape Caledonian Road prison 

15 Jun

Pentonville escape: Inmates used CCTV pole to escape Caledonian Road prison 31 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> Two prisoners who escaped Pentonville Prison by sawing through a metal bar, clambering over the roof and swinging round a CCTV pole on a bed ...


HMP Pentonville escape: Prisoners used CCTV pole 

15 Jun

Staff at the jail did not realise they were gone until 15 hours after they were last seen in their cell.


HMP Holloway’s trailblazing mental health team to go it alone – a year on from closure of prison 

15 Jun

HMP Holloway’s trailblazing mental health team to go it alone – a year on from closure of prison 26 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A team of mental health professionals who ran a trailblazing psychological therapy service in Holloway Prison are going...


This week 60 years ago: Man glassed outside Caledonian Road pub in race hate attack 

14 Jun

This week 60 years ago: Man glassed outside Caledonian Road pub in race hate attack 21 minutes ago James Morris --> A man suffered racial abuse and was brutally beaten after pub customers took badly to his karaoke in a Caledonian Road pub.


Pentonville prison ‘violent and crowded’ 

14 Jun

In the last year HMP Pentonville has seen an inmate allegedly murdered and two others escaped.


This week 30 years ago: Caledonian Road flat collapses – with family inside 

12 Jun

This week 30 years ago: Caledonian Road flat collapses – with family inside 40 minutes ago James Morris --> A young family had to flee their flat after it started falling apart – while they were inside.


Holloway Road stabbing: Arrest after knife attack leaves man in hospital 

8 Jun

Holloway Road stabbing: Arrest after knife attack leaves man in hospital 20 minutes ago Sam Gelder Holloway Road was closed after a man was stabbed in broad daylight yesterday.


‘Most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen’: Council tenant’s fury at being shown around festering Holloway flat 

7 Jun

‘Most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen’: Council tenant’s fury at being shown around festering Holloway flat 58 minutes ago James Morris --> A housing company has apologised to an elderly disabled woman after showing her around a flat ...


Business of the week: Meltdown gaming pub, Caledonian Road 

6 Jun

Business of the week: Meltdown gaming pub, Caledonian Road 52 minutes ago Thomas Nugent --> In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


Diane Abbott has another embarrassing interview days before the General Election 

5 Jun

Diane Abbott was speaking to Dermot Murnaghan on Sky News (Picture: Sky News) Diane Abbott has had another painful interview just days before the General Election.


Prisoner made Alcatraz-style escape after leaving mannequin in his bed 

5 Jun

Matthew Baker escaped from Pentonville Priosn last November (Picture: Central News) A man has admitted breaking out of Pentonville prison in a daring Alcatraz-style escape and leaving a mannequin in his bed so guards would not notice.


Seat-by-seat poll predicts which candidate will become your next MP 

5 Jun

The tool shows exactly how each seat is likely to vote (Picture: YouGov/ Getty) Everyone’s focusing on Theresa May vs Jeremy Corbyn – but what about your prospective local MP? YouGov has a new tool that allows voters to see who’s likely to win ...


Who was the angel of London Bridge who saved nurse’s life in London Bridge attack? 

5 Jun

Student nurse Rhiannon Owen, 19, wants to find a taxi driver who saved her life (Picture: PA) A student nurse who escaped the London Bridge terror attack has said she wants to find the taxi driver who saved her life.


This week 30 years ago: Man stabbed in face as brawl erupts outside Martin Luther King Youth Club 

5 Jun

This week 30 years ago: Man stabbed in face as brawl erupts outside Martin Luther King Youth Club 12 minutes ago James Morris --> An 18-year-old man was stabbed in the face, back of the head and chest after a riot erupted outside a Holloway youth ...


Google unveils ambitious Kings Cross super HQ, complete with running track and rooftop field 

1 Jun

The original plans were scrapped after Google execs decided they were too boring.


Camden Passage shops reopen after Upper Street floods – but must make up for 6 months of lost time 

1 Jun

Video: Camden Passage shops reopen after Upper Street floods – but must make up for 6 months of lost time 13 minutes ago James Morris --> Two traders made an emotional return to Camden Passage today – six months after their neighbouring shops ...


Barnsbury cancer survivor: ‘Join me in walking 10k steps in June’ 

31 May

Barnsbury cancer survivor: ‘Join me in walking 10k steps in June’ 28 minutes ago Tom Horton --> A Barnsbury cancer survivor is encouraging people to walk 10,000 steps a day in June.


87 years of Arsenal trophy parades at Islington Town Hall 

30 May

87 years of Arsenal trophy parades at Islington Town Hall 17 minutes ago James Morris --> When Arsenal win a trophy, it’s tradition for thousands of Gooners to have a huge party in the streets of Islington.


Sisters Uncut occupy old women’s prison to stop it being turned into luxury flats 

28 May

The unfurled a banner and released coloured smoke (Picture: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock) Women’s rights group Sisters Uncut have occupied Holloway Prison in London.


Business of the week: Piebury Corner’s long-awaited opening in King’s Cross 

26 May

Business of the week: Piebury Corner’s long-awaited opening in King’s Cross 20 minutes ago James Morris --> It was the most anticipated Caledonian Road shop opening in a generation.


Neighbours’ revolt as lesbian members’ club applies to open in Holloway Road 

26 May

Neighbours’ revolt as lesbian members’ club applies to open in Holloway Road 45 minutes ago James Morris --> Scars of the past have yet to heal for neighbours of a controversial former Holloway Road nightclub.


Isabella Jackson jailed over Theresa May death threat 

25 May

The 73-year-old also made bomb threat to Harrods, London Kings Cross Station and Edinburgh Airport.


Man escapes from crane during blaze at building site off Caledonian Road 

25 May

Breaking News: Man escapes from crane during blaze at building site off Caledonian Road 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder and James Morris --> A man escaped from a 30ft crane as fire crews tackled a blaze at a building site off the Caledonian Road.


‘Holloway Road is polluted and ugly. We could make it beautiful and busy’ 

22 May

‘Holloway Road is polluted and ugly.


JJ McPhillips stabbing: Murder detectives make seventh arrest in hunt for young dad’s killer 

22 May

JJ McPhillips stabbing: Murder detectives make seventh arrest in hunt for young dad’s killer 28 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street have made a seventh arrest.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Brymay ghostsign revealed at Upper Holloway 

25 Jun

Well, finally! It's been uncovered for all to see: This can be found overlooking the railway on Holloway Road opposite Upper Holloway station BRITISH MATCHES FOR BRITISH HOMES ( BRYMAY ) SAFETY MATCHES I am not sure whether this is a permanent ...


More debris & bricks falling from above wall, 23rd June 

23 Jun

Today there have been more debris and bricks falling from the outer wall of 760-758-756 Holloway Road.


Stripped bike, 22nd June 

22 Jun

Black bike stripped of everything, needs to be taken away.


See the Flying Scotsman steaming through Nth London on Saturday 

20 Jun

Probably the world’s most famous steam locomotive, the Flying Scotsman will be arriving at King’s Cross station on Saturday.


Day 18: Cally Festival : ) 

18 Jun

Sunday 18 June 12-6pm: Story Street @ Cally Festival   Story Street is part of the Cally Festival, a huge one-day street party on the Caledonian Road.


Cally Festival – Sunday 18th June 

16 Jun

A section of Caledonian Road will be closed to traffic this Sunday for the yearly street festival which takes place between noon and 6pm.


Solid Oak Bureau from Marks & Spencer 

15 Jun

Hi all I work for a charity in Holloway (we provide support to people with learning disabilities and their families in Islington, Haringey and Camden) and we were gifted this lovely ex-display solid oak bureau from MS that retailed at £999.


Whittington Park 

14 Jun

Whittington Park is one of the most unsung and under appreciated green spaces in north London.


Meet, Give and Take, Demo and Real Nappies for London Party! 

8 Jun

Real Nappies for London 10 Year Anniversary Sat 10 June 2-4pm Skip Garden , Tapper Walk, Kings Cross, N1C 4QA Join us to celebrate 10 years of Real Nappies for London with tea, cake and entertainment in a community garden in Kings Cross.


UNISON “there for you” drop in Surgery 8 June 2017 

6 Jun

UNISON Housing Association Branch Welfare Officer Mitsy holds a surgery for members in the Resource for London cafe, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA every second Thursday 10-3pm.


Debris falling from building wall above, 2nd June 

2 Jun

Hi there, I'm referring to 752-754 Holloway Road.


669 Holloway Rd – Old restaurant sign, 29th May 

29 May

Pecking Palace is a restaurant that no longer exist but there is still its old advertising board attached to the building above the shop.


North London Crown Post Offices facing the Axe! 

28 May

Attached is the latest press coverage of the campaign to Save Harringay Crown Post Office.


Very old estate agents boards at 748-756 Holloway Road, 23rd May 

23 May

Hi! Could the council enforce the estate agent boards in the picture below to be removed, please? They have been up for over a year and even those that say To Let for example, don't reflect the truth.


Two Days In Epping Forest 

18 May

I suppose that’s a bit of an exaggeration, we didn’t stay overnight, but it sounds better than two visits or two day trips to Epping Forest.


Fly Tipping, 15th May 

15 May

Ironing board and other domestic rubbish left on path outside 662 Holloway Road,N19 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 521 Holloway Road, N19 Report on FixMyStreet...


Archway Tavern, N19 – Save the Guinness Sign!!!! 

5 May

The Archway Tavern building we see today dates from 1888.


Caledonian Road manholes and cover plates – Jeremy Corbyn eat your heart out!! 

2 May

Jeremy's not the only pavement nerd in Islington.


Pavement patterns in Caledonian Road 

26 Apr

I was ambling back from my sorting office yesterday pondering why there is so much bird shit splattered around lately.


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.



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