North East London hyperlocal portal Thursday 19 July 2018

Politicians »

Thank you for re-electing me to the NEC 

29 Jun

Nick Forbes and I have been re-elected to represent local government on Labour’s NEC.

Canonbury councillor secures funding for local Art Club 

14 Jun

The FCV Dorcas Art Club recently hosted a tea party at The Bridge Centre to unveil their new mosaic, created with funding allocated by local Canonbury councillor Clare Jeapes.

Islington Council appoints London’s first Women and Girls Champion 

14 Jun

Islington Labour councillors have welcomed the appointment of councillor Kadeema Woodbyrne as Islington’s Women and Girls Champion for 2018-2019 – the first role of its kind in London.

Islington Labour demands genuine guarantee from Prime Minister on EU Citizens’ rights 

8 Jun

Islington Labour councillors have expressed their disappointment over the Government’s response to their petition, which urged the Prime Minister to immediately guarantee the full rights of local people from other countries in the European Union.

Making Crouch Hill station accessible for all 

7 Jun

Islington Labour councillors for Tollington ward are campaigning for an accessible Crouch Hill station in response to concerns from local residents.

Councillors Award Funding to Parents and Carers’ Business Start-up Programme 

1 Jun

St George’s ward councillors have awarded funding to a programme of business start-up sessions to help support local parents and carers into work.

Labour NEC Report – May 2018 

28 May

Jeremy Corbyn was unable to attend the May NEC meeting as he was in Manchester for the events to commemorate the tragic Manchester Arena bombing.

On the side of private renters 

25 May

As the Islington Labour-run Town Hall secures a £300,000 fine for a private landlord in Junction ward, Cllr Diarmaid Ward writes about why it is so important to be on the side of private renters.

Increasing diversity in local government through extending the use of AWS 

25 May

For the first time in Islington’s history, over 50 per cent of our councillors are women.

Making Islington Council dementia-friendly 

25 May

Labour-led Islington Council has been supporting Dementia Action Week (21-27 May) this week by delivering dementia awareness sessions in the borough.

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Police Hostility Explained : Met Officers Moonlighting As Minicab Drivers 

29 May

Almost one in five Met Police officers have secondary business interests, figures obtained FOI request.

Taxi Drivers Rally Round For Knowledge Boy After Horrendous Attack In South London. 

28 Apr

Earlier this week, Karim a young knowledge student was attacked in South London.

Looney Toons Council Plan Pedestrianisation Of Upper Street 

12 Apr

Or "how to kill off local businesses in one foul swoop".

Joe Lewis Sings The American Song Book 

2 Apr

I hope you're having a good Easter Well, the first Gig date has been confirmed! Friday 25th May at the Horseshoe in Clerkenwell Close, EC1 Come join myself, accompanied by the legendary '17 Piece' Denmark Street Big Band as we revisit those classic ...

Taxi driver consoled by family of motorbike passenger killed in crash 

8 Mar

A 72-year-old Taxi driver who crashed into an oncoming motorbike sending the pillion passenger “somersaulting” through the air before she died was consoled by her family as he was spared jail.

Licensed Private Hire, Ride Share And Now Taxi Buses….Everyone Wants A Piece Of Our Action. 

25 Feb

When is a bus not a bus? When it only seats eight people and changes its route on demand.

You Can Buy Diesel/Petrol From Any Garage In UK, But You Won’t Get This With Electric Charging. 

26 Jan

She'll Garrage, Holloway Road...

Ubers Defence Lawyer Quits As ‘24-hour London’ Commissioner 

10 Jan

A lawyer appointed by Sadiq Khan to help save London’s 24-hour economy has stepped down, accusing City Hall of failing to deliver on its promises.

And Now For Something Completely Different : Cyclists In Islington Getting Crap Deal From Police Horses. 

1 Jan

Cyclist are now arguing that Police horses are putting cyclists in danger – because they are pooing all over a major bike route.

More Traffic Khanage On Holloway Road, Plus Another TfL Waste Of Time Consultation. 

13 Dec

From 01:00 on Monday 18 December until 04:00 on Monday 8 January, the A1 Holloway Road will be closed in both directions between Digswell Street and Highbury Corner roundabout.

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Schools »

Thanks for a great year 

17 Jul

As the school year draws to a close, we would like to thank you all for your help support and have a look back on what we have achieved this year.

Summer Fair 2018…we did it. 

16 Jul

On a very hot July day, we had a wonderful summer fair, aptly named Under Construction.

Summer Fair again – bottles for the tombola please 

12 Jul

Keep the donations coming…we still need more bottles.

Preview the Prizes at our Silent Auction! 

11 Jul

Thanks to the generous support of a range of businesses, we are able to offer some really great items to bid on this year! Check out the list and start planning your bids! Penguin Tuition – A term of maths tuition from September – December – ...

Summer Fair – assistance required 

5 Jul

Bottle Tombola – we need full unopened bottles, anything from wine to washing up liquid to beer to nail polish.

Year 2 create African tie dye t shirts to die for! 

25 Jun

Year 2 used traditional African tie dye techniques to decorate their t-shirts as part of their Amazing Africa topic! What fabulous results...

Bingo/Cakes & the Fun Run 

25 Jun

What a busy month June has been.

Lollies, cakes & treats for Learning Resources tomorrow 

21 Jun

Any donations of healthy snacks or cakes are always welcome or just come and support their sale right after school tomorrow…thank you.

Fun Run 2018 Photos 

10 Jun

Check out our Fun Run Photos in the 2018 Fun Run Gallery! Fun Run 2018 Images from the Tufnell Park Primary School Fun Run – Friday 8 June...

Summer Fair Estate Agent Boards – URGENT 

7 Jun

Dear Parents and Carers, Every year the School Summer Fair is publicised on Drivers Norris Estate Agent Boards put up in front of properties.

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Features »

want to do something different in london? 

17 Jul

We’re all about discovering the best things to do in London and unlocking all the great experiences this city has to offer – it’s a big old place with a lot going on after all – and with their Priceless Cities program, Mastercard is the same.

A gay rugby player and his cockapoo are walking 600 miles for charity 

11 Jul

A cockapoo is a dog, before you say anything.

Summerversity & Launchpad 2018 

10 Jul

There are loads of free activities for young people this summer in Islington.

Goodbye Highbury Corner roundabout 

9 Jul

Have you seen what's been going on at Highbury Corner recently? It's turned into Islington's version of Diggerworld expect that the machines don't seem to have moved much since they demolished a strip of grass and trees approx 5 metres wide from ...

New Designers 2018 

6 Jul

Hear from one of this year's New Designer of the Year Winners as we approach the end of ND18...

Bus leisure route 35 

6 Jul

In recent years, TfL have made sterling efforts to encourage visitors to London onto the tube, the river, hire bikes and (especially) the cablecar.

BDC London Events – July 2018 Edition 

5 Jul

Find out what's coming up at the BDC in July 2018...

loti eats | duke of richmond 

4 Jul

His Islington restaurant Oldroyd has been a big success and now Tom Oldroyd has gone into the pub game with the Duke of Richmond in Hackney.

The most common age group 

3 Jul

There are more 53 year-olds in the UK than any other age group.

Classes over Summer 

2 Jul

Hi dancers!  We have a few updates to the class timetable for the Summer period.

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Events »

Farang in Highbury: Spicy Thai street food that is made to be shared | Restaurant review 

2 Jul

Spending a  summer’s evening at Farang – the popular North London supper club-turned-restaurant – is one of the best ideas you will have this season.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018: The British candidates 

19 Jun

There’s always a great deal of expectations for William Reed’s list of the world’s best restaurants.

Lord Huron at the Lexington | Live review 

10 May

Arriving fashionably late to their own show in the cramped setting of Pentonville Road’s Lexington pub, Lord Huron set the tone for an understated, intimate affair with some calm tuning of guitars and a dash of playful interaction with an equally ...

Justin Nozuka at the Garage | Live review 

24 Apr

Justin Nozuka has been busy of late.

Review: Review: The Mikado (The King’s Head Theatre) 

28 Mar

A riot of fun as Charles Court Opera takes a GS ride from Islington to Titipu.

Parker’s Band at the Islington | Live Review 

13 Mar

When there are almost as many people on the stage as there are in the audience, it’s clear that it’s not going to be a boring show.

Jen Cloher at Tufnell Park Dome | Live review 

14 Feb

Two elements beautifully dominated Jen Cloher’s London performance: the vocals and guitar.

Nick JD Hodgson showcases debut album Tell Your Friends at the Islington | Live review 

7 Feb

After leaving the Kaiser Chiefs in 2012 to focus on other projects, Nick JD Hodgson has kept busy, writing for stars ranging from Mark Ronson to Shirley Bassey.

London Art Fair 2018 

18 Jan

The London Art Fair, which celebrates its 30 th anniversary this year, kicks off the art world calendar at the Business Design Centre in Angel.

East at the King’s Head Theatre | Theatre review 

12 Jan

This rendition of Steven Berkoff’s East is a raucous vernacular comedy laced with melancholy and despair, fittingly returned to its original home on Upper street by the Atticist theatre company, winners of the 2016 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh ...

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