Please your palate at Harringay Food Festival

[news link] Please your palate at Harringay Food Festival 7:00am Friday 14th August 2009 By Elizabeth Pears » FESTIVAL organisers are searching for residents who are a dab hand in the kitchen to get involved with the Harringay Food Festival. The first Harringay Food Festival, to be held in Green Lanes on September 20, promises…

Haringey is London’s top burglary ‘hotspot’

[news link] Haringey is London’s top burglary ‘hotspot’ 5:09pm Thursday 30th July 2009 By Elizabeth Pears » HARINGEY is the worst area for burglaries in London. The break-in rate is now double the London average and the fourth worst in the UK, according to Home Office figures released this week after research by the Conservatives….

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…

Ring main tunnel extension hits ‘breakthrough’

[news link] Ring main tunnel extension hits ‘breakthrough’ hg.editorial@archant.co.uk 19 May 2009 . By Alison Anderson THE extension to the giant water main beneath London hit a major milestone this week as the new northern section broke through to the original main shaft from its starting point in Stoke Newington. The 2.8 mile extension runs…

Police investigate attempted ATM robbery

[news link] POLICE are investigating an attempted robbery at an ATM machine in Green Lanes in Harringay last Thursday evening at around 9pm (23 April). The victim, a woman in her 50s, was with a friend and stopped to use the ATM at Barclays Bank. She had difficulty inserting her card into the machine so…

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….

Thames Water to begin water mains work in Finsbury Park

Engineers will be undertaking work later this month to replace 5.5 miles of old Victorian water mains in north London, Thames Water has confirmed. Flexible plastic pipes will be installed in place of the existing cast-iron ones – some of which are 150 years old. The scheme, which will take place within the boundary of…

Turkey on menu every day

[from Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal] Turkey on menu every day nlnews@archant.co.uk 31 December 2008 KEBABS may seem an unlikely attraction but they are drawing visitors in their droves to one thriving Turkish community. And it is not just kebabs bringing fame to this bustling neighbourhood in the heart of Harringay. Its streets are…

North London, England

[from Muso’s Guide] Looking for something to do? Happen to be in England’s great capital? Well, in that case, head north of the river, ladies and gentlemen, to discover more than you could have ever bargained for. Whether you fancy a quiet nibble on some top quality nosh, a good old knees up watching your…

Law’s on our side, say betting shop battlers

[from Hornsey and Crouch End Journal] Law’s on our side, say betting shop battlers nlnews@archant.co.uk 10 December 2008 CAMPAIGNERS trying to fend off clusters of betting shops in Green Lanes are hoping new legislation will strengthen their cause. Ian Sygrave, chairman of the Ladder Community Safety Partnership in Harringay, said he hoped the Government would…

Increase in businesses being offered smuggled goods

[from TimesOnLine] Increase in businesses being offered smuggled goods Richard Ford, Home Correspondent Organised criminals are preying on businesses in high crime areas of the country in an attempt to persuade them to trade in stolen, counterfeit and smuggled goods, according to a Home Office report published yesterday. Smuggled tobacco and alcohol are key products…

MP joins fight to stop firm’s bid to triple gambling quota

[from Hornsey & Couch End Journal] MP joins fight to stop firm’s bid to triple gambling quota nlnews@archant.co.uk 03 December 2008 David Lammy CAMPAIGNERS fighting a gambling centre’s bid to triple its quota of gambling machines offering a £500 jackpot have been joined by a legion of councillors and Tottenham MP David Lammy. The adult…