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….

Two dead after ‘chemical incident’ at North London hotel

[news link] Two dead after ‘chemical incident’ at North London hotel Chris Smyth Two women were found dead in a North London hotel yesterday in what emergency officials described as a “chemical incident”.Police believe that the women, one in her 30s and one in her 50s, had committed suicide by taking a “noxious substance”, thought…

CALL TO RENOVATE TOWNHOUSES

[news link] CALL TO RENOVATE TOWNHOUSES hg.editorial@archant.co.uk 16 February 2009 Townhouses have fallen into disrepair A charity has called on a squalid stretch of townhouses overlooking Finsbury Park to be restored to its former glory. The Victorian properties in Seven Sisters Road used to be prestigious residences but many have fallen into disrepair. Now FinFuture,…

Drugs raid arrests

[from Islington Gazette] Drugs raid arrests nlnews@archant.co.uk 21 November 2008 A DRUGS laboratory and cannabis shop operating from a disused barber’s shop was busted by police officers. The Gazette was on the scene as part of Islington’s drug scene was exposed by police with rams and buzz saws. They smashed into Firm Cut barbers in…

Our latest report – September 08

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Our September report What have we achieved? Since taking back control in 2002, this administration has achieved – * Stability and continuous improvement in the council finances and management * Achieved a three star rating (out of 0-4) for overall performance * Nearly two thirds of council homes meet the Decent…

Brief history of Brownswood demesne/manor/park/ward

[extracted from British History] The manor of BROWNSWOOD was the endowment of the prebend of Brownswood in St. Paul’s, which probably existed before its holders were first recorded in the early 12th century. The manor probably originated in a division of property between the bishop of London and the chapter of St. Paul’s, which may…

Guerilla Gardening

Following a discussion on Harringay On Line, Guerilla Gardening sounds like an interesting experiment/experience. Here the web site. Anyone fancying the idea of some Guerrilla Gardening initiative in N4? Leave a comment!

Spring Park Hotel – Sex encounter license

Spring Park Hotel – Sex encounter license We’ve just received notification that they have applied to renew their sex encounter (pole dancing) license. The deadline for comments and objections is 21st April. These should be sent to the Licensing Service, via mike.smith@hackney.gov.uk

‘Terror’ of attacked clubber

[from Islington Tribune] Islington Tribune – by ROISIN GADELRAB Published: 11 April 2008 ‘Terror’ of attacked clubber A CLUBBER has de­s­cribed to an Old Bailey jury her “absolute terror” when she was ambushed by a girl gang early one Sunday. The 17-year-old, from Barnsbury, was on her way to meet a cousin in Seven Sisters…

Park loo that became gallery faces closure as cash dries up

[from Islington Tribune] Shiri Shalmy outside the art gallery. ‘This has been a labour of love for me,’ she said Park loo that became gallery faces closure as cash dries up Plan for information centre raises questions over how decisions are made A THREAT to a popular art gallery – in a converted public toilet…

Finger-lickin’ Britain

Is this the “next treat”? Don’t we have enough junk food producers in the area. After the betting shops, I’d push back on this potential invasion! [from The Guardian] Finger-lickin’ Britain It’s spicy and ubiquitous, with around 1,700 shops in the UK, and a new chain set to give KFC a run for its money….