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Lord Palmerston: Popular Tufnell Park pub WILL reopen in November despite scrawled sign in window, brewery confirms 

6 Oct

Lord Palmerston: Popular Tufnell Park pub WILL reopen in November despite scrawled sign in window, brewery confirms 41 minutes ago Nathalie Raffray --> The owners of the Lord Palmerston have reassured customers the pub will open next month after ...


Archway Park reopens after £500,000 makeover 

5 Oct

Archway Park reopens after £500,000 makeover 40 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Kids in Archway have been getting stuck into their new £500,000 play area after it was officially reopened on Saturday.


Lord Palmerston pub in Tufnell Park ‘closed until further notice’ – but brewery Young’s insists it will reopen 

4 Oct

Lord Palmerston pub in Tufnell Park ‘closed until further notice’ – but brewery Young’s insists it will reopen 42 minutes ago Nathalie Raffray --> Neighbours fear for the future of a popular Tufnell Park pub after a scrawled notice announced ...


Holloway Prison site sale brochure lists it as ‘exceptional development opportunity’ 

4 Oct

Holloway Prison site sale brochure lists it as ‘exceptional development opportunity’ 19 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The Holloway Prison site has been advertised as an “exceptional development opportunity” by the agents handling the sale – ...


Emily Thornberry pushes breast cancer screening drive after her own appointment at Whittington Hospital 

28 Sep

Emily Thornberry pushes breast cancer screening drive after her own appointment at Whittington Hospital 52 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry has backed a Whittington drive to raise awareness of breast ...


Business of the week: London Pianos, Hornsey Road 

27 Sep

Business of the week: London Pianos, Hornsey Road 3 minutes ago James Morris --> In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


Cyclists get to grips with new Archway town centre for World Car-Free Day 

25 Sep

Cyclists get to grips with new Archway town centre for World Car-Free Day 35 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Cyclists got to grips with the new Archway Town Centre layout in a guided ride for World Car-Free Day.


‘Industrial scale’ fly-tipping at Holloway Prison stopped 

25 Sep

‘Industrial scale’ fly-tipping at Holloway Prison stopped 8 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Industrial scale fly-tipping on the Holloway Prison site has been stopped by police and Islington Council.


‘Industrial scale’ fly-tipping at Holloway Prison stopped 

25 Sep

‘Industrial scale’ fly-tipping at Holloway Prison stopped 54 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Industrial scale fly-tipping on the Holloway Prison site has been stopped by police and Islington Council.


Travellers leave behind 'lorryloads' of rubbish after setting up camp at Holloway Prison 

23 Sep

Travellers who set up camp illegally on the grounds of the disused Holloway Prison left lorryloads of commercial waste on the site.


Two stabbings in less than 24 hours in Hornsey Road and Stroud Green 

21 Sep

Two stabbings in less than 24 hours in Hornsey Road and Stroud Green 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man was stabbed during a fight in Hornsey Road this afternoon, less than 24 hours after another man was found knifed half-a-mile away in Stroud Green.


Lorryloads of commercial waste being dumped on Holloway Prison site after travellers break in 

21 Sep

Lorryloads of commercial waste being dumped on Holloway Prison site after travellers break in 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Lorryloads of commercial waste has started being dumped on the Holloway Prison site after travellers broke in last night.


Anaconda Swimming Club demands new pool – on the Holloway Prison site 

20 Sep

Anaconda Swimming Club demands new pool – on the Holloway Prison site 49 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington’s sole competitive swimming club has started a last-ditch campaign to build a pool on the Holloway Prison site.


Archway town centre naming poll: The (sensible) shortlist is in 

20 Sep

Archway town centre naming poll: The (sensible) shortlist is in 42 minutes ago James Morris --> Nominations are in for naming the new Archway town centre – and Squarey McSquareface is officially off the cards.


Restaurant bosses in Archway threaten legal action over ‘illogical’ parking controls 

20 Sep

Restaurant bosses in Archway threaten legal action over ‘illogical’ parking controls 34 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Restaurant bosses in Highgate Hill are threatening legal action against Islington Council after customers were banned from parking ...


This week 30 years ago: Boy dies after falling through roof of Archway School 

18 Sep

This week 30 years ago: Boy dies after falling through roof of Archway School 22 minutes ago James Morris --> Angry parents slammed school chiefs over a hole in a fence which led a 13-year-old boy to his death.


Hornsey Rise homeowner: ‘Harmful weed could ruin foundations of my house’ 

14 Sep

Hornsey Rise homeowner: ‘Harmful weed could ruin foundations of my house’ 36 minutes ago James Morris --> An infuriated homeowner fears a harmful weed could damage the foundations of his house – after five years of complaints going “ignored...


Craft beer kings plan takeover of The Hopsmiths in Crouch Hill 

5 Sep

Craft beer kings plan takeover of The Hopsmiths in Crouch Hill 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The team who turned a Kentish Town pub into a craft beer haven are hoping to work their magic at a closed-down Crouch Hill boozer currently housing squatters.


Hornsey Road Children’s Centre congratulates Duchess of Cambridge after cancelled visit 

4 Sep

Hornsey Road Children’s Centre congratulates Duchess of Cambridge after cancelled visit 15 minutes ago Jon King --> A visit to a children’s centre by a member of the royal family was cancelled today after Kensington Palace announced the Duke and ...


Gospel Oak to Barking Overground closures: Your chance to quiz rail staff at Upper Holloway and Crouch Hill 

30 Aug

Gospel Oak to Barking Overground closures: Your chance to quiz rail staff at Upper Holloway and Crouch Hill 53 minutes ago Sophie Morton --> Overground passengers are invited to attend public information sessions ahead of a five-week closure of the ...


Islington Council wants help naming Archway town centre – but Squarey McSquareface probably won’t happen 

29 Aug

Islington Council wants help naming Archway town centre – but Squarey McSquareface probably won’t happen 13 minutes ago James Morris --> People have a few more days to suggest a name for Archway’s new town centre.


Jeremy Corbyn on ‘reclaimed’ Archway town centre: ‘It shows a community can change things’ 

23 Aug

Jeremy Corbyn on ‘reclaimed’ Archway town centre: ‘It shows a community can change things’ 52 minutes ago James Morris --> It’s divided opinion, but the pedestrianised Archway town centre is officially here to stay.


Rosemarie Hilditch: Teacher retires after 42 years helping sick kids at The Whittington keep up their education 

22 Aug

Rosemarie Hilditch: Teacher retires after 42 years helping sick kids at The Whittington keep up their education 37 minutes ago James Morris --> As a kid, one of the advantages of being in hospital is not having to attend school.


Holloway Road letting agent first in UK to be convicted of issuing ‘sham licences’ 

19 Aug

Holloway Road letting agent first in UK to be convicted of issuing ‘sham licences’ 36 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An Archway letting agent has been billed £20,000 after giving tenants “sham licences” that claimed they had no right to ...


Jail for Islington men who brandished knives in 5am Archway brawl 

18 Aug

Jail for Islington men who brandished knives in 5am Archway brawl 23 minutes ago James Morris --> Two men who brandished knives during a brawl in Archway have been jailed.


Council draft plan for Holloway Prison includes 50% ‘genuinely affordable’ housing 

16 Aug

Council draft plan for Holloway Prison includes 50% ‘genuinely affordable’ housing 53 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Council has today started consulting on its draft plan for the future of the Holloway Prison site.


Dominic White: Coroner slams Whittington Hospital over care of man who fled A&E before falling to his death 

15 Aug

Dominic White: Coroner slams Whittington Hospital over care of man who fled AE before falling to his death 8 minutes ago Emma Youle --> A coroner has criticised the Whittington Hospital over its care of a young father who fled AE before falling to ...


Revealed: Scale of moped crime outside Archway station 

9 Aug

Exclusive: Revealed: Scale of moped crime outside Archway station 34 minutes ago James Morris --> There have been 274 moped-enabled thefts and robberies outside Archway station since January.


This week 60 years ago: Punters busted for gambling at Archway Tavern 

2 Aug

This week 60 years ago: Punters busted for gambling at Archway Tavern 25 minutes ago James Morris --> Four men were busted for gambling on the steps of the Archway Tavern.


Boy, 16, stabbed in Tufnell Park Road 

31 Jul

Boy, 16, stabbed in Tufnell Park Road 49 minutes ago James Morris --> A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Holloway yesterday afternoon.


Boy, 17, charged with attacking police officer in violent protest in east London 

30 Jul

Fires were lit on the streets during the demonstration (Picture: PA) A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attacking two police officers during violent protests in east London.


Hyperlocal & blogs

CROUCH END Coffee And Computers TOMORROW 

3 Oct

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Free Lectures at Gresham College, Holborn 

26 Sep

Earlier this month I went to the London Historians ' annual lecture at Gresham College , a stone's throw from Chancery Lane underground station.


Dumped Freezer, 22nd September 

22 Sep

Freezer dumped on pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 45 Crouch Hill, N4 Report on FixMyStreet...


Photos: First look at Elaine Paige and cast of Dick Whittington 

22 Sep

The London Palladium pantomime opens in December...


Retaining wall smashed Metal Bollards Required, 15th September 

15 Sep

The retaining wall at the foot of my Street North Hill N6 and the foot of Archway Road N6 At the end of the Esso petrol station keeps getting smashed to pieces No point just sticking this wall together again as the same out come will happen...


A time-travelling guide of the Holloway Nags Head area 

11 Sep

This evening I will be leading a guided tour around the area of Holloway known as Nags Head.


Part-time nanny required (3/days a week) 

7 Sep

Hello,  We're looking for a part-time nanny 3 days a week (Mon-Weds) from 3.30 till 6.30/7.


Theatre News: Emma Williams cast in Dick Whittington 

1 Sep

Final casting for the London Palladium panto has been announced...


41 bus…. 

31 Aug

anyone know how long it takes to get to Archway from Turnpike Lane, please...


Abandoned blue car been here over 3 months, 29th August 

29 Aug

This blue car has been parked here now for over 3 months, it looks new, it could be a stolen car.


New Archway public space officially opens 

29 Aug

After years of campaigning for the Archway public space, Islington Labour councillors alongside Jeremy Corbyn MP and the Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross, opened the new Archway public space on 22 nd  August 2017.


Street Light on in broad daylight, 23rd August 

23 Aug

The street light on the corner of Archway Road (Southbound) and Langdon Park Road appears to be on regardless of it being full daylight and a sunny day.


Junction councillors award funding to exciting Foxham Gardens educational project 

18 Aug

  Junction Ward councillors are supporting an exciting educational project in Foxham Gardens, which aims to raise awareness of the park’s wildlife and history.


Lost male grey cat – Crouch Hill N8 

16 Aug

This male grey cat called Mo has been reported as lost since 4th August from Crouch Hill N8 area.


Dangerous Loose Cobblestones at Junction of Talbot Road, 10th August 

10 Aug

The junction where Talbot Road meets Archway Road is cobbled.


A lost letterbox in Upper Holloway, and some other posbos conunundrums 

8 Aug

Last month I posted about the reveal of the Brymay ad opposite Upper Holloway Station which happened after the new bridge was finished on Holloway Road and followed a year of upheaval including diversions and tail backs such that the Archway ...


Holloway Prison Site 

3 Aug

Many of you will know that the Holloway Women’s Prison has been closed and the women sent out of London to prisons elsewhere.


Bags of rubbish and loose debris, 31st July 

31 Jul

This is on the footpath on west side of Archway Road which runs beneath Archway Bridge.


Willow tree branches are overhanging the footpath south of Archway Bridge, 31st July 

31 Jul

The root plate may have become dislodged.


Disabled child made homeless by Homes for Haringey Council and Sanctuary Housing 

29 Jul

Please read this and sign if you have a moment.


Water pipe leak, 28th July 

28 Jul

Water pipe bust Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 19 Tufnell Park Road, N7 Report on FixMyStreet...


Very loud manhole cover!, 25th July 

25 Jul

Been ongoing for months despite reporting it to harringey and islington council a number of times.


W5 

24 Jul

Route W5: Archway to Harringay Location : London north, inner Length of journey : 4 miles, 30 minutes You should definitely ride this excellent wholly north London bus route, said a reader.


Community demands end to TfL’s Archway Bridge delays 

21 Jul

Labour councillors, local vicars, local residents, staff from the Whittington Hospital and Catherine West MP, have joined together to demand an end to Transport for London’s (TfL) delays in installing suicide prevention barriers on Archway Bridge.


A (hopefully) brief hiatus 

20 Jul

Earlier this week we learned that The Star has partnered with the Highgate-based gin-maker, Sacred , and is about to begin work converting the upstairs function room of the pub into a distillery.


Bin overflow, 18th July 

18 Jul

Bins overflowing at Whittington gardens Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bell Wharf Lane, EC4 Report on FixMyStreet...


Archway – job done? 

10 Jul

Over the last year, we have been carrying out work to transform Archway town centre so it’s now a more pleasant and accessible area for all.


Archway in the year 2021 

9 Jul

Arch improvements, Archway 2021 The towers are marching onto Archway where at long last a sibling to the Archway Tower (sorry, Vantage Point TM) is planned.


Weekend cat/small pets visits offered – Stroud Green area N4 

7 Jul

I live in the middle of Stroud Green between Finsbury Park and Crouch Hill stations - with my dog and 4 cats.


Broken Manhole, 4th July 

4 Jul

Please note this round manhole at Archway station, in front of Subway.



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