£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….

‘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…

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…

‘Puppy farms’ breeding wild dogs

[news link] ‘Puppy farms’ breeding wild dogs nlnews@archant.co.uk 02 July 2009 PC George Thomson with two pitbulls which had to be destroyed after a raid on a council flat in Finsbury Park ILLEGAL “puppy farms” on Islington housing estates are breeding hundreds of banned danger dogs every year worth up to £8,000 a litter. Two…

Police station crackdown targets knives and drugs

[news link] Islington Tribune – by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS Published: 29 May 2009 Joint operation: teams at the Tube station targeted men between 16 and 25 Police station crackdown targets knives and drugs POLICE have sent a warning to anyone hoping to bring drugs and knives into Finsbury Park: you will be caught. Last Thursday a…

£4m blow for council after developer pulls out of estate scheme

[news link] £4m blow for council after developer pulls out of estate scheme nlnews@archant.co.uk 30 April 2009 CREDIT crunched Islington Council is set to lose £4million after a private company pulled out of a flagship regeneration scheme. Developer John Laing and housing association One Housing Group had been planning to build 164 new flats on…

‘We don’t want slums back’

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 3 April 2009 Jeremy Corbyn ‘We don’t want slums back’ MP’s warning at meeting aimed at saving Finsbury Park from falling victim to the recession ISLINGTON North MP Jeremy Corbyn has called for Finsbury Park to fight the recession and save young people from the danger…

YOUTHS TO BE BANNED FROM TUBE STATION

[news link] Islington Tribune – by ROISIN GADELRAB and PETER GRUNER Published: 13 March 2009 YOUTHS TO BE BANNED FROM TUBE STATION Police bid to tackle youngsters intimidating staff and passengers GROUPS of youths look set to be banned from Finsbury Park station following reports of a campaign of intimidation against staff and claims that…

Rundown estate gets a new look

[news link] Rundown estate gets a new look nlnews@archant.co.uk 18 February 2009 Robert Burbage, 55, chairman of the Six Acres Tenants’ and Residents’ Association outside one of the repainted blocks DECADES of neglect had resulted in one of Islington’s biggest council estates become a dilapidated haven for gangs of drug dealers and criminals. But residents…

HAVE POLICE LOST OUR CONFIDENCE?

[news link] Islington Tribune – by ROISIN GADELRAB Published: 6 February 2009 HAVE POLICE LOST OUR CONFIDENCE? After three murders in year, survey reveals low approval rating CONFIDENCE levels in police are lower in Islington than anywhere else in London, new figures compiled by the Met have revealed. Police chiefs have been stunned by the…