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Drug users and massive hedge blamed for increase in crime around Tufnell Park 

26 Jun

Drug users and massive hedge blamed for increase in crime around Tufnell Park 10 minutes ago Valeria Fiore --> Neighbours in Tufnell Park say anti-social behaviour by drug users is making their lives a misery – and has been exacerbated by an ...


200 evacuated after ‘small fire’ in Hornsey Road tower block 

20 Jun

200 evacuated after ‘small fire’ in Hornsey Road tower block 32 minutes ago James Morris --> Two hundred people were evacuated from a block of flats in the early hours of Sunday – but firefighters assured it was nothing to worry about in the ...


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.


Jeremy Corbyn is set to take to the main stage at Glastonbury 

16 Jun

The iconic Pyramid Stage (Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images) Jeremy Corbyn is set to appear at Glastonbury, it was revealed today.


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...


Jeremy Corbyn: ‘I’m still astonished at my record Islington North win – and ready to become PM’ 

14 Jun

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘I’m still astonished at my record Islington North win – and ready to become PM’ 52 minutes ago James Morris --> Record breaker Jeremy Corbyn was “astonished” to win the highest number of votes in Islington North’s 132-...


Archway nursery head refuses to take down ‘outstanding’ banner after ‘mean’ Ofsted downgrade 

13 Jun

Archway nursery head refuses to take down ‘outstanding’ banner after ‘mean’ Ofsted downgrade 46 minutes ago James Morris --> The head of an Archway nursery is bitter after its Ofsted rating plummeted.


Ukip candidate mouths ‘terrorist sympathiser’ as Jeremy Corbyn gives victory speech 

9 Jun

Keith Fraser, who won just 413 seats in last night's election, made the outburst onstage at the count in Islington North...


Jeremy Corbyn calls for Theresa May to ‘go’ as he gets thumping majority in Islington North 

9 Jun

The Labour Leader said Mrs May should go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country...


General Election 2017: Live coverage of Islington counts 

8 Jun

General Election 2017: Live coverage of Islington counts 5 minutes ago James Morris --> After seven weeks of campaigning, the election results for Islington North and Islington South and Finsbury will be announced in the early hours.


The story of Jeremy Corbyn’s first Islington North election win 

7 Jun

The story of Jeremy Corbyn’s first Islington North election win 12 minutes ago James Morris --> Jeremy Corbyn is the most talked-about politician in the country.


Plans for Archway Bridge safety measures submitted…again 

7 Jun

Plans for Archway Bridge safety measures submitted...


Meet the anti-Brexit Green and Lib Dem candidates trying to overturn Jeremy Corbyn’s 21k Islington North majority 

31 May

Meet the anti-Brexit Green and Lib Dem candidates trying to overturn Jeremy Corbyn’s 21k Islington North majority 50 minutes ago James Morris --> Fighting Labour in Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North stronghold is hard work.


Jeremy Corbyn was on The One Show and he gave them a pot of jam 

30 May

Corbyn charmed viewers with his solo appearance (Picture: BBC) Jeremy Corbyn appeared on The One Show where he handed the presenters a pot of jam.


Archway traders: Give us back our parking bays 

30 May

Archway traders: Give us back our parking bays 54 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Dismayed traders and customers want the return of disabled access to Archway shops after parking spaces were lost in the gyratory works.


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.


Pollution levels in Islington are up to three times the EU limit, parents’ air testing suggests 

25 May

Pollution levels in Islington are up to three times the EU limit, parents’ air testing suggests 49 minutes ago James Pitman --> The results are in after Islington Greens and Tufnell Park Parents unleashed “citizen science” to measure air ...


Archway Tavern set to reopen… as cocktail bar 

24 May

Archway Tavern set to reopen...


Whittington Hospital not affected as NHS hit by cyber attack 

12 May

Whittington Hospital not affected as NHS hit by cyber attack 23 minutes ago Iain Burns --> The Whittington Hospital has not been affected by a cyber attack on NHS organisations across the country.


General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat attracts record number of candidates 

11 May

General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat attracts record number of candidates 31 minutes ago James Morris --> A record 10 candidates are standing for the Islington North seat in next month’s general election.


Secret papers show how Archway was nerve centre for child sex apologists in early 1980s 

11 May

Exclusive: Secret papers show how Archway was nerve centre for child sex apologists in early 1980s 18 minutes ago Emma Youle and Ramzy Alwakeel --> Investigations journalist EMMA YOULE explains how a stash of newly uncovered documents linked former ...


Terminally-ill cancer patient to stand against Jeremy Corbyn in general election campaigning for NHS litigation reform 

6 May

Despite being confined to bed in her Norfolk home, Susanne Cameron-Blackie is planning to register as an independent candidate in Islington North...


Archway bridge could be getting ‘anti-suicide’ fence at last 

3 May

Archway bridge could be getting ‘anti-suicide’ fence at last 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> “Anti-suicide” barriers could at last be installed on the notorious Archway Bridge after a 12-year campaign.


Homeless charity Crisis opens shop in Archway 

2 May

Homeless charity Crisis opens shop in Archway 43 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A charity that helps homeless people get back into work has today opened its latest branch in Archway.


General Election 2017: Caroline Russell and Benali Hamdache announced as Green candidates 

27 Apr

General Election 2017: Caroline Russell and Benali Hamdache announced as Green candidates 46 minutes ago James Morris --> Caroline Russell last night claimed she was the only realistic candidate to contest Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat in ...


Squarey McSquareface? Council to launch competition to name new square in Archway 

27 Apr

Squarey McSquareface? Council to launch competition to name new square in Archway 12 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Archway dwellers could soon be taking a stroll through Junction Square, Archway Plaza – or possibly Squarey McSquareface.


More than £137,000 spent on closed Holloway Prison site in just six months 

27 Apr

The Ministry of Justice spent more than £137,000 in just six months on utility bills for the closed Holloway Prison site, figures show.


Crouch Hill Supermarket could be shut down for buying booze stolen from Sainsbury’s 

25 Apr

Crouch Hill Supermarket could be shut down for buying booze stolen from Sainsbury’s 26 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An off-licence faces being shut down after being caught by police buying booze stolen from Sainsbury’s.


General Election 2017: Brexit no threat to Labour in Islington, party insists – as Greens, Lib Dems prepare for fight 

21 Apr

General Election 2017: Brexit no threat to Labour in Islington, party insists – as Greens, Lib Dems prepare for fight 21 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Green and Lib Dem candidates are no threat to Labour in Islington – despite warning signs the ...


Man stabbed in Hornsey Road 

18 Apr

Man stabbed in Hornsey Road 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A 21-year-old man was stabbed this afternoon in Hornsey Road.


General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn says Brexit won’t cost his Islington North seat 

18 Apr

General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn says Brexit won’t cost his Islington North seat 28 minutes ago James Morris --> Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed claims his Brexit stance could cost him Islington North in June’s snap general election.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Regular, loud speeding Motorbikes, 16th June 

16 Jun

Since the redevelopment of Archway motorbikes are accelerating as soon as they come onto Archway Road from Archway - definitely exceeding the speed limit - i'd say some are reaching almost 50mph, until they get under Archway Bridge when they...


London’s weekly railway news #205 

16 Jun

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Looking down a Victorian pumping shaft in Docklands London Underground TfL has revealed the hottest Tube line in London during summer Standard Upgrades for the Next Train Indicators on the sub-...


Whittington Park 

14 Jun

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


Dangerous Razor Wire thrown up, 11th June 

11 Jun

Two major concerns .


Red Herring 2017 

9 Jun

Crouch End Red Herring Shops for Programme 2017 Total 68   Crouch End Hill Salon Seventy Two Graham Fine Art Tootoomoo Carter’s Glass Vintiners View Elegance Beauty Clinic Crouch Hill Oddbins Blue Legume My Creche Pearl Turquoise Foxy Groomers ...


MISSING CAT WHITE with a BLACK NOSE 

9 Jun

Please help! Name: Sol  (pronounced sooooooool) Sol went missing on the 6th June from Upper  Tollington Park (near the Parkland Walk).


Haringey Diabetes UK Support Group – June 2017 

8 Jun

Topic : Food and Diabetes Our speaker is Ginny Eastwood, a Diabetes Specialist Dietician, who comes to us from Whittington Health, so please bring along any dietary related questions.


Swimming lessons for kids 

5 Jun

Can anyone please advise me where I could take our five year-old for swimming lessons in the area? She has been on the waiting list for TG for well over a year and when I emailed about south Harringay the person never replied...


COFFEE & COMPUTERS this Wednesday in Crouch End 

5 Jun

Need FREE advice about using a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Or even wondering which you should buy? Whether it’s emails, the worldwide web or storing your family photos… it’s never too late to learn!  Join us on WEDNESDAY 7th JUNE ...


Theatre News: Charlie Stemp and Elaine Paige to star in London Palladium panto 

2 Jun

Stemp will take on the title role in the production of Dick Whittington...


NOISY TRACK WORK HARRINGAY – CROUCH HILL EARLY SUNDAY MORNING 

18 May

Network Rail posted the following on Twitter today: Gospel Oak - Barking ‏   @ NetworkRailGOBE...


Whittington – Lost MRIs – How Many 

13 May

Has anyone had an MRI lost at the Whittington Hospital in the last few years or know of anyone who has? If so, please could you contact me? I have been trying to get an MRI scan for a second opinion for eight months with no explanation about why ...


The Archway Former Gyratory and its bus stops 

8 May

How are you finding the new arrangements at the Archway where a one-way system has been replaced, and all the bus stops moved? Gail Waldman of the Highgate Society, has put her name to a long, very thorough but somewhat tetchy letter to Sadiq Khan ...


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

5 May

The Archway Tavern building we see today dates from 1888.


Disgraceful Behaviour in Local Park 

2 May

I snapped this last week with my phone in Elthorne Park, just south of Crouch End.


max’s sandwich shop is coming to dalston 

26 Apr

We know we never shut up about Max’s Sandwich Shop , but it’s for a bloody good reason, those sarnies are on a whole new level.


Rubadubdub to become an estate agent? 

17 Apr

At least the architect (David Astburys Ltd: c/o PAPA Architects Ltd 222 Archway Road) has put in for a change of use to office  (A2) from (A1) retail.


New Archway public space nears completion 

12 Apr

Islington Labour councillors have welcomed the progress of the creation of a new public space in Archway and removal of the gyratory, which are part of transformation works from Transport for London (TfL).


Archway 

9 Apr

Archway Close This is the old line of the A1 going up Highgate Hill as Archway Road – but it has now been marooned as the central part of the block which the traffic goes round in a sort of roundabout created in 1967 2 Archway Tavern.


Bad smell, 5th April 

5 Apr

I think the drain is bolcked.


The latest bits of Kit in Hornsey Road 

31 Mar

You may recall that last December I wrote about Kit's amazing foam sculptures in Hornsey Road .


Meet the author of Hornsey Road art project 

23 Mar

Bright yellow polystyrene figures hanging off objects have appeared in Hornsey Road over the past few days.


Abandoned bike, 21st March 

21 Mar

Bike with no back wheel Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 31 Hornsey Road, N7 Report on FixMyStreet...


Butter Fingers at The Old Dairy, Crouch Hill 

21 Mar

Last week I was chatting to Jason at the Oxfam Books Music shop at Crouch End as Iassessed my card stock there.


Arsenal club mascot thrills pupils at Hargrave Park School 

16 Mar

Arsenal double-winner Nigel Winterburn and the club mascot Gunnersaurus Rex thrilled pupils at Hargrave Park School in Archway on Monday when they helped open a state-of-the art all-weather astro-turf pitch in the playground.


Mikhail Braunhofer: Pop Coffee at the Whittington 

15 Mar

If you believe that good food is a key part of good health then meet gardener and chef, Mikhail Braunhofer, who runs the coffee and hot meal spot, Pop Coffee, by the Whittington Hospital.


July Talk at The Dome | Live review 

10 Mar

Some bands work best in the studio, and some bands are made to perform.


The Suffragettes that knew jiu-jitsu 

8 Mar

On International Women’s Day at Archway Library historian Roz Currie is taking the crowd on an inspirational romp through the history of the suffrage movement in Islington.


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.


Clever Mike – Bike – cockney rhyming slang 

1 Mar

I never knew that .



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