£4.5million worth of heroin seized from van

[news link] £4.5million worth of heroin seized from van nlnews@archant.co.uk 05 March 2010 ONE hundred kilos of heroin with an estimated street value of £4.5million has been seized by police in Finsbury Park. The heroin was discovered in the back of a Renault van, stopped by officers in Upper Tollington Park, at 3.30pm on Thursday….

‘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…

Gillespie Park Festival – 13 September 2009

Event Details Title Gillespie Park Festival Date 13 September 2009 Times 1pm – 6pm Availability Available Description This will be the 23rd Gillespie Park festival, consisting of a wide range of music and dancing, including rap, line dancing and Morris dancing, plus childrens activities such as storytelling, drumming and football. Costs Free Notes Places: No…

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…

One year on… and gallery lies empty

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 21 August 2009 Shiri Shalmy One year on… and gallery lies empty A YEAR after arts exhibitions were kicked out of a converted public toilet in 115-acre Finsbury Park, the building remains empty. And this week a row blew up over the eviction of arts promoter…

‘Drugs’ shooting shocks estate

[news link] ‘Drugs’ shooting shocks estate nlnews@archant.co.uk 13 August 2009 PAUL DELAPPE outside Fallowfield: “”Estate is bad for drugs A MAN was shot in the head for his BMW and three mobile phones just yards from people’s front doors.Detectives are investigating whether last Thursday’s shooting – during which the victim narrowly escaped with his life…

’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…

Young advisers to help shape centre

[news link] Young advisers to help shape centre Youth Work Now 1 August 2009 Islington Council has recruited a group of 14 young advisers to help develop a flagship youth centre in Finsbury Park. The new centre, which is being funded using cash from the government’s Myplace scheme, will give young people access to a…

City North Site, Finsbury Park, London by Benson & Forsyth

[news link] City North Site, Finsbury Park, London by Benson & Forsyth 29 July, 2009 | By Richard Waite First Look: Benson & Forsyth has revealed its detailed proposals for a £80 million mixed-use scheme next to Finsbury Park station, north London The practice landed the 46,000 sq m project in June last year (2008)…