North East London hyperlocal portal Sunday 26 February 2017

Hillrise • Archway • Tufnell Park news

Holloway Prison: Sian Berry fears ‘expensive flats’ following new government report 

20 Feb

A leading campaigner for the “community” development of Holloway Prison has called on the government to commit to affordable housing on the site – after a new report made no mention of it.

Islington planning officers ask committee to defy Jeremy Corbyn over Crouch Hill basement development 

20 Feb

Islington Council officers have asked a town hall planning committee to defy its own leader – as well as Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn.

Start-up of the week: Charity boutique pops up in Archway 

18 Feb

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney/Islington.

Holloway prison: Campaigners to protest against plan to turn historic jail into luxury flats 

16 Feb

Campaigners are planning a demonstration outside Holloway prison, which closed last year, to demand it be used for the community rather than turned into luxury flats.

Archway Road crash: Motorcyclist in hospital after bike collides with bus 

15 Feb

A motorcyclist is in hospital after his bike collided with a 390 bus in Archway Road.

Whittington Hospital: Norovirus outbreak closes surgery and orthopaedic ward 

15 Feb

A surgical ward at the Whittington Hospital has been closed after the vomiting and sickness bug norovirus spread among patients and staff.

Archway tenant, 71, takes on rent-hiking landlord 

31 Jan

A pensioner battling a steep rent hike has told his landlords they’ll have to carry him out in a box if they want him to leave the Archway home where he grew up.

Donald Trump petition: Islington North has second-highest rate of anti-Trump backing in UK 

30 Jan

One in 16 people in Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North constituency has backed a petition urging the government not to let US president Donald Trump visit the Queen.

Cancer sufferer, 69, ‘shoved in corner for 16 hours’ at Whittington A&E 

19 Jan

A 69-year-old man with stage 3 cancer has claimed he was “shoved in a corner” of AE for 16 hours after being rushed to hospital with open wounds.

Archway drug dealer’s real estate dream ends with jail – at age of 18 

13 Jan

An Archway teenager planned to invest in real estate from the proceeds of his drug dealing.

Archway family nears £44k target for cancer treatment of Sofie, 17 

10 Jan

An Archway family is about to reach its £44,000 target to fund the cancer treatment of 17-year-old Sofie Lynott.

Appeal: Cyclist could still lose foot after Holloway Road crash a year ago 

29 Dec

A cyclist forced to spend Christmas in hospital last year after a crash outside Holloway Prison could still lose his foot.

Arsenal and Spurs players spread festive cheer at Whittington Hospital 

28 Dec

Players from both Arsenal and Spurs spread a little seasonal cheer with some special visits to young patients at Whittington Hospital.

Father pays tribute to Demi Williams saying her death ‘broke our hearts’ 

20 Dec

The father of Archway woman Demi Williams today paid tribute to his “loving daughter”, saying her death “broke our hearts”.

Delivery of dog mess leaves Hornsey Rise man steaming 

16 Dec

When fed-up Stephen Griffiths put up a sign telling people to clear up dog mess in his road, he didn’t mean they should shove two bagfuls through his door instead.

Elf and safety gone mad! Police’s Christmas tree appeal at Archway station removed as it is ‘a hazard’ 

15 Dec

A Christmas tree put up in Archway station as part of a festive toy appeal has been given the chop – because some Scrooge says it’s a “hazard”.

Archway traffic campaigners in last-ditch meeting with politicians over TfL plans 

14 Dec

Campaigners continuing to fight traffic changes to Archway held a meeting with politicians this week to discuss their opposition.

Islington NHS ‘missed golden opportunity’ to prevent young mum’s helium death, inquest hears 

14 Dec

A coroner has been asked to rule on whether Islington NHS services missed vital opportunities to save a vulnerable Archway woman’s life – and whether a disturbing assisted suicide DVD found in her flat broke the law.

This week 30 years ago: Tragic mum hid infection from Whittington Hospital doctors 

12 Dec

Doctors who sent a young mum home to die didn’t know she was suffering from a severe abdominal infection.

Archway gyratory: One-way system reversed ahead of ‘milestone’ two-way traffic 

8 Dec

Drivers will be heading the “wrong” way down a one-way street on Saturday thanks to the traffic upheaval in Archway.

TfL snubs popular opinion to drive through Archway bus changes 

2 Dec

Transport bosses are driving through with changes to the Archway bus network – ignoring 75 per cent of the people whose opinion they asked.

Archway chefs cook up £1,000 for hunger charity with Zanzibar-inspired supper club 

1 Dec

A supper club bringing the taste of Zanzibar to Archway has raised more than £1,000 for a hunger charity.

Made in Islington: Ectomorph, latex fetish fashion in Crouch Hill 

30 Nov

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington.

This week 60 years ago: Archway men steal policeman’s bike after boozing session 

30 Nov

An Archway man who stole a policeman’s motorbike after a drinking session was chased by the bobbie’s colleague – and found hiding underneath a car.

This week 30 years ago: Have-a-go firefigher fails disastrously in Archway blaze 

28 Nov

A man’s attempt to fight a fire in his room went disastrously wrong as five people were forced to jump out of a window.

Jeremy Corbyn hails Finsbury Park Mosque one year after ‘horrific’ arson attack 

27 Nov

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn says he will be “proud” to speak at Finsbury Park Mosque’s anti-hate crime meeting on Tuesday – as today marks one year since it was nearly blown up in an arson attack.

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Holloway Prison site is our biggest opportunity to help solve housing crisis’ 

25 Nov

Jeremy Corbyn tonight said the Holloway Prison site is the “biggest opportunity” in his 33 years as MP to help solve Islington’s housing crisis.

No Oyster machine for Hornsey Road Londis – despite 421 signatures protesting TfL’s decision 

17 Nov

A Hornsey Rise shopkeeper has gathered more than 400 signatures in the hope transport bosses will reverse their decision to deny him an Oyster top-up machine.

Islington on red alert over Whittington Hospital future 

16 Nov

Prevent long-term illness to reduce pressure on the Whittington Hospital? Sounds great.

Neglected Archway church hall could find new life as a theatre 

10 Nov

Google the phrase “culture in Archway” and you will be directed to websites about arches in Chinese and Moorish culture, but next to nothing about Islington’s most maligned neighbourhood.

Campaigners insist: ‘We can stop Holloway Prison becoming expensive luxury flats’ 

10 Nov

When George Osborne announced the closure of Holloway Prison a year ago, many people darkly muttered three words: ‘Expensive luxury flats.

Hyperlocal & blogs


20 Feb

Were you on a 41 bus on Wednesday 11th January at around 4:30pm?   My Mum, aged 87, had a fall on a 41 bus.

Massive potholes in carriageway, 12th February 

12 Feb

There are huge potholes and failed repairs in the carriageway of Muswell Hill Road near the junction with Archway Road (outside The Woodman pub).

Goblins and Gremlins and BGORUGs, but not Spriggans 

9 Feb

The G ospel O ak to B arking Lin e has a nickname.

Graffiti on wall, 5th February 

5 Feb

Graffiti on wall just before start of parade of shops on Highgate High Street Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Highgate Hill, N6 Report on FixMyStreet...

Unsightly graffiti on utility cabinet, 5th February 

5 Feb

Unsightly graffiti on utility cabinet.

Graffiti on utility cabinets and wall, 5th February 

5 Feb

Graffiti on utility cabinets and residential walls next to Langdon Park Road bus stop, heading south towards Archway station Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 130 Archway Road, N6 Report on FixMyStreet...

Islington Labour councillors secure more Archway concessions from TfL 

3 Feb

Islington Labour councillors have secured significant concessions on the Archway transformation works from Transport for London (TfL) on behalf of residents and passengers.

Map of OVERGROUND with indications of step free/lift access? 

26 Jan

Lots of clever people on here so maybe someone can help? I am trying to find a map of the OVERGROUND that will indicate which stations are step free/have a lift (not escalators).

Graffiti in Archway Bridge underpass, 23rd January 

23 Jan

Graffiti all along both sides of Archway Bridge underpass.

Graffiti on utility cabinets, 23rd January 

23 Jan

Graffiti on utility cabinets near junction with Shepherds Hill's, on left hand side of the road.

Graffiti scrawled on bus stop, 23rd January 

23 Jan

Graffiti scrawled on bus stop between Boogaloo and Sainsburys on east side of road.

Pot Hole, 16th January 

16 Jan

Pot Hole on Junction Road, N19, outside 199 Junction Road, within bus lane, at bus stop TM.

Archway one step closer to major transformation 

16 Jan

Removal of one-way gyratory traffic system and introduction of two-way operation is a historic change for Archway.

Kids Bespoke Wardrobe 

14 Jan

Free if collected this weekend.

Free Large Double Mirrored Sliding Wardrobe 

14 Jan

Large Double Mirrored Sliding Wardrobe available for free if dismantled and collected this weekend.

Haringey Labour flouts Corbyn policies @jeremycorbyn @SG_Labour @TottenhamLabour 

12 Jan

Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society  have written to Jeremy Corbyn (ex Haringey Councillor, MP for our neighbouring North Islington constituency and Labour leader) to ask him to try and get Haringey to suspend the sale of HTH and have a re-think...

Zumba – Stroud Green area, recommendations please? 

10 Jan

Is anyone aware of any Zumba classes in the Stroud Green area please? I do not drive and do not want to travel far so needs to be walking distance , kind of between Finsbury Park and Crouch Hill stations.

Lost black cat 

5 Jan

This is a long shot - my friend's cat has gone missing.

A ghostsign above The Old Dairy 

30 Dec

Here we go again...

Review: Review: Dick Whittington (Birmingham Hippodrome) 

23 Dec

John Barrowman stars as the titular role in this year's pantomime in Brum...

Theatre News: London Palladium announces 2017 pantomime 

23 Dec

Dick Whittington will run at the theatre from December...

Boundary changes again – the Labour Party thinks Crouch End should move to Islington North 

23 Dec

After the initial  boundary change proposals were published a few months ago, and the deadline for comments passed, this story has popped up in the Guardian .

Archway transformation works move into next phase 

22 Dec

Last weekend (18 December) the ongoing improvement works to transform Archway moved into the next phase as a new two-way traffic system was introduced, therefore ending the gyratory.

Yellow foam people – street art in Hornsey Road 

21 Dec

Over the past few weeks a community of devilish little foam men has been appearing around the junction of Grenville Road and Hornsey Road, London N19.

Ricky Whittington and His Cat at New Diorama Theatre | Theatre review 

16 Dec

Ricky Whittington and His Cat is a pantomime with a twist by Fight in the Dog, a new company committed to combining comedy and theatre so as to offer the best of both worlds.

Review: Review: Dick Whittington (New Wimbledon Theatre) 

14 Dec

Arlene Phillips stars as Fairy Bowbells in this year's panto in Wimbledon...

The Day I Met Bob Dylan 

13 Dec


Street lights not working on Archway Bridge, 5th December 

5 Dec

The street lights on the north side of Archway Bridge are not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Archway Road, N6 Report on FixMyStreet...

Litter left in alley way and steps, 5th December 

5 Dec

There is litter along the length of the alley way and steps which is also among the railings and in the scrubland he other side also.

Leaves building up and not being cleared, 5th December 

5 Dec

Leaves are not being cleared from the steps that lead up to Hornsey Lane from Archway Road.

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