‘Stolen goods’ cafe shut down

[news link] ‘Stolen goods’ cafe shut down nlnews@archant.co.uk 19 November 2009 A CAF: that had been taken over by dealers in stolen mobile phones has been shut down. La Roma in Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, had become the hub of a stolen goods trade among north African men. And when police raided it on November…

’30 bullets’ fired into sports store with machine gun

[news link] ’30 bullets’ fired into sports store with machine gun nlnews@archant.co.uk 12 August 2009 MACHINE gun fire rang out across a busy street on Tuesday night as two men sprayed bullets into a shop.Up to 30 shots were fired at a sportswear store with no name in Seven Sisters Road, close to the junction…

£80m shops, offices and homes plan for buzzing fashion centre

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 7 August 2009 From left, Business Forum chief executive Talal Karim, previous chief executive Despina Johnson, London Assembly member Jennette Arnold and Forum chairman Paul Morris £80m shops, offices and homes plan for buzzing fashion centre Entry arch to go up at street market under ambitious…

Punter robbed in bookies raid

[news info] Punter robbed in bookies raid nlnews@archant.co.uk 23 July 2009 ARMED men burst into a bookmakers, threatened staff and robbed a customer of cash and mobile phones in an early-morning raid.The men hit the Coral bookies in Green Lanes, between Hewitt and Seymour Roads, Harringay, at 8.30am last Wednesday, police said. The men, described…

Bid to ease car park ‘anarchy’ has stalled

[news link] Bid to ease car park ‘anarchy’ has stalled nlnews@archant.co.uk 25 February 2009 PLANS to break the traffic gridlock at a retail park have stalled – despite being given the green light three months ago. Some landowners in the Arena Retail Park in Green Lanes, Harringay, have failed to sign up to a scheme…

Street where chic meets cheap is to get all dressed up

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 20 February 2009 Tumi Monika, a shop assistant at Best Look in Fonthill Parade Street where chic meets cheap is to get all dressed up Parade of fashion shops will put up welcome sign as part of profile-raising makeover FINSBURY Park’s Fonthill Road fashion centre –…

Shoppers urged to ditch plastic bags

[news link] Shoppers urged to ditch plastic bags nlnews@archant.co.uk 06 February 2009 A COMMUNITY group is hoping to rid its area of plastic bags, replacing them with new sustainable canvas bags. They are hoping to introduce the new environmentally friendly bags to the Harringay area in the coming months and have released several initial designs….

Sit down, have a cuppa… and get to know your neighbour

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 6 February 2009 Katherine Wratten Sit down, have a cuppa… and get to know your neighbour Pubs, cafés and churches offer warm welcome as community draws closer THE solid citizens of Highbury will “celebrate their neighbours” tomorrow (Saturday) in the first of a planned series of…

Traders’ power cut showdown

[from Islington Gazette] Traders’ power cut showdown nlnews@archant.co.uk 14 January 2009 Mark Adolphus, from EDF, MP Jeremy Corbyn and Despina Johnson, of FinFuture OUTRAGED traders plagued by 18 months of massive power cuts met with electricity bosses to demand compensation on Monday – only to suffer another blackout the very next day. More than 50…

FACE TO FACE

[from Hackney Gazette] FACE TO FACE hg.editorial@archant.co.uk 09 January 2009 Residents and traders frustrated with a spate of power cuts in Finsbury Park can meet energy bosses face-to-face on Monday (January 12). Householders and businesses have complained that power cuts of up to four hours have disturbed the run-up to Christmas. The charity, FinFuture, is…