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£300k fine for property company after flouting Islington Council planning laws over Tufnell Park house conversion 

25 May

£300k fine for property company after flouting Islington Council planning laws over Tufnell Park house conversion 50 minutes ago James Morris --> A property company has been ordered to pay the largest planning fine in Islington’s history after a...


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.


Isabella Newell: Missing Archway schoolgirl, 12, found in Hertfordshire 

21 May

Breaking News: Isabella Newell: Missing Archway schoolgirl, 12, found in Hertfordshire 9 minutes ago Emily Banks Missing schoolgirl Isabella Newell has been found in Hertfordshire today after going missing on Saturday morning.


This week 30 years ago: Dogs ruining Islington parks, wild cats taking over Whittington Hospital 

21 May

This week 30 years ago: Dogs ruining Islington parks, wild cats taking over Whittington Hospital 44 minutes ago James Morris --> Dirty dogs were set to be outlawed in Islington’s parks.


Concerns for welfare of girl, 12, missing from Archway since Saturday 

20 May

Concerns for welfare of girl, 12, missing from Archway since Saturday 26 minutes ago Emily Banks --> Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 12-year-old girl.


Archway Bridge anti-suicide measures delayed AGAIN 

16 May

Archway Bridge anti-suicide measures delayed AGAIN 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The long-awaited anti-suicide measures at Archway Bridge have been delayed again.


Children’s Air Ambulance charity appeals for help as new Archway shop opens 

16 May

Children’s Air Ambulance charity appeals for help as new Archway shop opens 36 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington’s next mayor got an exciting teaser of what his life is going to be like for the next year when he cut a ribbon.


Robert Duff ‘murder’: Two men arrested in Archway five years after Kilburn man went missing 

15 May

Robert Duff ‘murder’: Two men arrested in Archway five years after Kilburn man went missing 10 minutes ago James Morris --> Cops have launched a murder investigation over the disappearance of Kilburn man Robert Duff five years ago – and ...


Archway mental health charity Maya Centre says #MeToo has sparked huge rise in women seeking its help 

11 May

Archway mental health charity Maya Centre says #MeToo has sparked huge rise in women seeking its help 38 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The number of women contacting an Archway mental health charity to deal with the effects of abuse has almost doubled ...


Highgate Hill restaurant bosses losing business due to parking charges slam council’s effort to help 

10 May

Highgate Hill restaurant bosses losing business due to parking charges slam council’s effort to help 27 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The town hall has reduced parking charges outside a row of restaurants in Highgate Hill after widespread outrage ...


Mental health patients can spend ‘days’ at Whittington Hospital A&E waiting for a bed, report reveals 

10 May

Mental health patients can spend ‘days’ at Whittington Hospital AE waiting for a bed, report reveals 25 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Mental health patients are sometimes forced to spend “days” in the Whittington’s AE department waiting for a ...


Jeremy Corbyn on ‘disgusting’ treatment of Windush victims in Islington North: ‘They deserve our thanks, not abuse’ 

24 Apr

Jeremy Corbyn on ‘disgusting’ treatment of Windush victims in Islington North: ‘They deserve our thanks, not abuse’ 49 minutes ago James Morris --> Jeremy Corbyn has criticised “disgusting” treatment of the Windrush generation – ...


Archway’s City of London Academy Highgate Hill hardest hit by government funding change 

18 Apr

Archway’s City of London Academy Highgate Hill hardest hit by government funding change 13 minutes ago James Scott --> A newly-opened academy is set to lose out the most in the government’s National Funding Formula, according to predicted data.


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 ...


Archway Tavern: Landlord tells councillors historic pub will be open in ‘months, rather than years’ 

12 Apr

Archway Tavern: Landlord tells councillors historic pub will be open in ‘months, rather than years’ 46 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The landlord of the historic Archway Tavern pub met with council chiefs last week and informed them of plans to ...


Expensive luxury housing and shops struggling – is Islington losing its soul? 

11 Apr

Expensive luxury housing and shops struggling – is Islington losing its soul? 20 minutes ago James Morris --> Is Islington’s working class character being destroyed? As luxury housing blocks spring up and traditional shops are forced out, it ...


Hill House: Communities secretary dodges question about 150 luxury flats being built in Archway with none affordable 

9 Apr

Hill House: Communities secretary dodges question about 150 luxury flats being built in Archway with none affordable 23 minutes ago Harry Taylor --> Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused to say whether a law that allowed a new luxury flat ...


View from Archway: Lack of social housing stinks 

8 Apr

View from Archway: Lack of social housing stinks 08:00 Ramzy Alwakeel --> It isn’t shocking in the slightest that developer Bode has done what the law has enabled and encouraged it to do at Hill House in Archway.


Gender pay gap: Women at Whittington Hospital paid 10.6 per cent less than men on average 

5 Apr

Gender pay gap: Women at Whittington Hospital paid 10.6 per cent less than men on average 45 minutes ago Emily Banks --> Women working at the Whittington Hospital in Archway are earning an average 10.6 per cent less per hour than men, new figures have ...


Another 150 luxury flats for Archway – and not one affordable 

5 Apr

Another 150 luxury flats for Archway – and not one affordable 43 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The latest project in the transformation of Archway is creating another 150 flats for the area – and because of arcane planning laws not one of them will ...


Jail for hammer wielding Tufnell Park moped robber 

28 Mar

Jail for hammer wielding Tufnell Park moped robber 48 minutes ago James Morris --> A Tufnell Park moped robber was today jailed for two years and eight months.


Plans unveiled to demolish Archway Methodist Hall and restore it as community arts hub 

21 Mar

Plans unveiled to demolish Archway Methodist Hall and restore it as community arts hub 48 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The transformation of Archway has brought the status of two of its most iconic buildings back into the public eye.


Tufnell Park homeowners tell police ‘we’re afraid to leave our homes’ following violent attacks 

21 Mar

Tufnell Park homeowners tell police ‘we’re afraid to leave our homes’ following violent attacks 18 minutes ago Lucas Cumiskey --> Homeowners are scared to leave their homes at night as violent muggings continue to blight the north of Islington.


Hornsey Road landlord could call time on pub after Darren Harrison fundraiser sparks noise complaints 

20 Mar

Hornsey Road landlord could call time on pub after Darren Harrison fundraiser sparks noise complaints 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A pub landlord has threatened to shut down his Hornsey Road boozer after being slapped with a noise nuisance notice ...


Whittington Hospital trust beds 100% occupied on 19 days during winter 

20 Mar

Whittington Hospital trust beds 100% occupied on 19 days during winter 38 minutes ago Niamh McIntyre --> New figures have highlighted the intense pressure the Whittington Hospital estate was under during winter.


Six-year stand off over Archway’s protected Whittington and Cat pub could finally end 

19 Mar

Six-year stand off over Archway’s protected Whittington and Cat pub could finally end 33 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A stand off over the redevelopment of a historic Archway pub could finally end – after six years of it lying empty.


Fire crews investigate Ashley Road house fire 

13 Mar

Fire crews investigate Ashley Road house fire 49 minutes ago James Morris --> Fire officers are investigating after a blaze at a converted house in Hornsey Rise.


Archway Oriental supermarket defends decision to ID all customers before entry 

12 Mar

Exclusive: Archway Oriental supermarket defends decision to ID all customers before entry 31 minutes ago Tom Bartley and James Morris --> An Archway supermarket owner has defended his policy to ID customers, saying: “We don’t feel safe.


Business of the week: Junction Pets still going strong in Archway 

12 Mar

Business of the week: Junction Pets still going strong in Archway 30 minutes ago Tom Bartley --> In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


The Islington women helping impoverished children smile 

10 Mar

Laurette Josiah is one of many women running grassroots groups in Islington, north London.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Anaglypta 

22 May

I have started another collection...


Archway Bridge solution 

20 May

The grim prospect of secure anti-suicide measures at Archway Bridge draws nearer.


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.


The lowest bus 

9 May

The lowest numbered London bus that...


Large pot hole, 8th May 

8 May

Large deep pot hole in the road.


Person on fire access, 6th May 

6 May

Continual parking on fire access...


Lost tabby cat – Hampden Rd new arrival 

4 May

We moved this week to Hampden Rd from the Archway area and our tabby cat George did a runner when the British Gas man came round this afternoon.


This guy treats fire accces bay as personal parking space, 4th May 

4 May

Multiple times this driver parks here all night, parking company don't respond, the vehicle needs removing.


Rubbish left on pavement outside 21 Junction Rd N17, 4th May 

4 May

Rubbish left on pavement outside 21 Junction Rd N17 on 3 May 2018 as in attached photo.


Memories of Mountview 

2 May

  Mountview Theatre School is about to leave Haringey and set up in Peckham.


Damaged manhole cover, 28th April 

28 Apr

Pavement outside 302 Archway Road.


More litter, 19th April 

19 Apr

Why not put this area just down to bins as it is constantly strewn with litter and hardly an aesthetic addition to the streetscape? Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Archway Road, N19 Report on...


Multiple Potholes, 17th April 

17 Apr

The Multiple Potholes are getting worse.


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.


Many potholes across and down to junction., 11th April 

11 Apr

With the much increased traffic - due to the ongoing works at Crouch Hill Statio / Bridge and the resulting closure of Crouch Hill road, many Potholes have appeared in the last month and are now getting worse - in Blythwood Road.


Closure of Osbourne Grove Nursing Home 

11 Apr

Osbourne Grove Nursing Home in Upper Tollington Park Rd is to close down.


Water running down pavement constantly, 5th April 

5 Apr

For about the past 3 weeks water has been pouring out of a fire hydrant or manhole cover, running down Highgate Hill (including the pavement, as far as the dropped kerb by the crossing).


Speeding HVGs & Buses causing vibrations in house, 30th March 

30 Mar

Hi, I can feel HGVs buses Junction road when I'm in my house at 10 Tremlett Grove.


Tesco’s delivery trucks blocking Horney Road, 30th March 

30 Mar

Trucks delivering goods to Tesco's at 350 Hornsey Road park near the juntion of Hornsey Road and Tollington Road (which are controlled by traffic lights).


Historic pub set to be converted after six year battle against redevelopment 

25 Mar

The historic Whittington and Cat pub in Archway may be converted into shops and offices after Islington council abandoned its objection to redevelopment plans.


Archway charity toyshop burgled twice in two weeks 

22 Mar

A charity toyshop has been broken into for the second time exactly a week after the first break-in.


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.


Large pothole by zebra crossing on Hornsey rise, 17th March 

17 Mar

This is a large pothole on a brand new section of road that was resurfaced only a few months ago.


Why this Archway shopkeeper asks customers for ID to enter the shop? 

15 Mar

The owner of Oriental Food supermarket in Archway claims he needs to ask customers for ID to protect his own safety.


Thanks Islington! A burgled charity shop doubled its fundraising target in 24 hours 

14 Mar

A children’s charity which set up a fundraising page to repair the damage from a burglary has doubled its fundraising target in less than 24 hours.


Fly tipping, 10th March 

10 Mar

Maybe rubbish from shops but it’s spilling onto the toad.


Litter, 10th March 

10 Mar

Litter on pavement and steps on public? path (gate locked) to Archway Bridge.


Scooters taking up pavement, 8th March 

8 Mar

There seems to be scooters taking up the whole pavement.


Residents without water across borough 

7 Mar

Thousands of Islington residents have been left without water this week, after freezing conditions burst at least 15 major water pipes across the borough.


Echoes of Holloway Prison – Memories of a prison’s past 

6 Mar

Former staff and inmates of Holloway Prison are to share their memories of the jail in a series of oral histories, films, and workshops.



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