Woodberry Down regeneration ‘breaks new ground’ with PDA agreement

[news link] Woodberry Down regeneration ‘breaks new ground’ with PDA agreement Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing Tuesday 23rd March 2010 – 2:20pm One of the capital’s most high-profile regeneration projects continues to break new ground with the signing of a £1billion, 20-year Principal Development Agreement (PDA). The PDA between Hackney Council, Berkeley…

‘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…

Finsbury to feature in moody love story

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 4 September 2009 Hugh Grant Finsbury to feature in moody love story A NEW £1.5million feature film could do for Finsbury Park what the movie Notting Hill, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, did for Notting Hill. Broken Lines, due to be premiered in the UK…

BLAZE at derelict Stoke Newington library sparks fears of explosion

[news link] BLAZE at derelict Stoke Newington library sparks fears of explosion. hg.editorial@archant.co.uk 26 August 2009 A mystery blaze at a derelict library sparked fears of an explosion after gas cylinders were discovered inside this morning . Flames engulfed the former council-run Brownswood Library on the corner of Brownswood Road and Seven Sisters Road, Stoke…

Woodberry Down Fun Day draws crowds

[news link] Woodberry Down Fun Day draws crowds OVER 400 local people attended the Woodberry Down’s 5th Annual Fun Day recently in Hackney, getting a chance to find out more about how to live healthily and engage in the community. Residents met with staff from the regeneration project to get an update on works and…

WOOLWICH: Teenager claims he killed David Cooper in self-defence

[news link] WOOLWICH: Teenager claims he killed David Cooper in self-defence 10:28am Wednesday 8th July 2009 By Court reporter » A FAILED asylum seeker killed a man who was trying to rape him, a court heard. David Cooper was found dead in his flat in Sir Martin Bowes House, Calderwood Street, Woolwich, in November last…

Row erupts over who takes clean-up credit

[news link] slington Tribune – by PETER GURNER Published: 26 June 2009 Paul Morris: ‘Bitterly disappointed’ Row erupts over who takes clean-up credit Community group dismisses politicians’ claims AN embarrassing row has blown up in Finsbury Park over who is responsible for major environmental and anti-crime improvements to rundown Blackstock Road. FinFuture – an independent,…

Councillors report for May/June 09

Councillors report for May/June 09 Council performance The Audit Commission have found that “Hackney Council has continued to ‘improve strongly’ and remains a ‘three star’ council. Hackney is delivering significant improvement in priority areas such as community safety, children and young people and adult social care. The pace of improvement is higher than the national…

July update

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 July update Audit Committee Brian has recently taken over as the permanent Chair of Audit – which really is more interesting than it sounds. It’s responsibilities include o Managing our relationship with the Audit Commission, who inspect us and give us our star rating o Approving the accounts, at our late…

Warning after rise in dog attacks

[news link] Warning after rise in dog attacks nlnews@archant.co.uk 04 June 2009 GANG culture has popularised the pitbull, it is claimed DANGER dogs used as “status symbols” by gangs of youths and criminals have led to a shocking increase in attacks and dog fights in Islington, vets and animal charities are warning. Animal campaigners claim…

Shop shooting ‘is linked to gangs’

[news link] Islington Tribune – by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS Published: 22 May 2009 Flowers near the spot Ahmet Paytak was shot Shop shooting ‘is linked to gangs’ Fight two months before death is probed DETECTIVES say the investigation into the shooting of a Holloway shopkeeper is “progressing well” and revealed that they identified sev­eral potential suspects….