North East London hyperlocal portal Thursday 30 March 2017

Hillrise • Archway • Tufnell Park news

Whittington calls for ‘altruistic’ men to make deposits at its new not-for-profit sperm bank 

28 Mar

Whittington calls for ‘altruistic’ men to make deposits at its new not-for-profit sperm bank 40 minutes ago Anna Behrmann --> The Whittington Hospital’s fertility centre is opening its own sperm bank and calling for men between 18 and 40 to ...

Archway hotel owner offers free earplugs to guests – because of gyratory noise 

22 Mar

Archway hotel owner offers free earplugs to guests – because of gyratory noise 16 minutes ago James Morris --> Many hotel guests are greeted with complimentary chocolates and mints on their pillows.

Demi Williams’ family calls for new police probe into ‘suicide DVD’ death in Archway 

21 Mar

Demi Williams’ family calls for new police probe into ‘suicide DVD’ death in Archway 50 minutes ago Emma Youle --> The family of a young woman who killed herself have accused police of failing to properly investigate a disturbing DVD on ...

Complaints Crouch Hill shut for roadworks – yet workers are not to be seen 

18 Mar

Complaints Crouch Hill shut for roadworks - yet workers are not to be seen 36 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Shops are losing money and bus users are “stranded” due to month-long roadworks in Crouch Hill – yet builders haven’t been seen ...

This week 60 years ago: Tory candidate for Islington North ‘dislikes kissing babies’ 

15 Mar

This week 60 years ago: Tory candidate for Islington North ‘dislikes kissing babies’ 22 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington North’s Conservative candidate for the next general election was announced.

Hornsey Road brawl: Man, 47, arrested after ‘horrendous’ 15-strong fight 

9 Mar

Hornsey Road brawl: Man, 47, arrested after ‘horrendous’ 15-strong fight 16 minutes ago James Morris --> A 47-year-old man was arrested last night after a mass brawl in Hornsey Road, Holloway.

Stephen Hawking: Jeremy Corbyn is a ‘disaster’ 

7 Mar

Stephen Hawking: Jeremy Corbyn is a ‘disaster’ 19 minutes ago Sam Blewett --> He has been savaged by everyone from the right-wing press to members of his own Parliamentary Labour Party.

This week 60 years ago: ‘Little old Upper Holloway lady no longer passing by’ 

1 Mar

This week 60 years ago: ‘Little old Upper Holloway lady no longer passing by’ 44 minutes ago James Morris --> The people of Upper Holloway and Archway said goodbye to the “little old lady who was always smiling”.

This week 60 years ago: ‘Little old lady had lovely complexion’ 

1 Mar

This week 60 years ago: ‘Little old lady had lovely complexion’ 09:08 James Morris --> The people of Upper Holloway and Archway said goodbye to the “little old lady who was always smiling”.

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.

Hyperlocal & blogs

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 .


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...

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