Author Archives: Laura Lambert

Shame on the vile fly-tippers of Islington

Islington Council’s clean-up campaign has given the borough a much needed makeover, but will it really last? The thing with a well-publicised spring clean is that it risks giving off the impression that the effects are enough to last a few months. Realistically though, it hasn’t achieved the main aim it should have stated from

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TFL announce Tufnell Park tube station will close for nine months from June

Transport for London (TfL) have finally swung their axe and will close Tufnell Park tube for nine months from June 2015. Despite a long protest campaign by locals to keep half the station open, TfL have insisted that full closure from 8 June is the only option to renovate the two “obsolete” lifts. The decision

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Tufnell Park’s Christmas Madness

The lead singer of popular band Madness thrilled crowds as the surprise special guest at the Christmas lights switch-on in St George’s ward. Hundreds of residents gathered to see Suggs turn the Christmas lights on outside Tufnell Park Tavern. He was joined by the ukulele group and choir from Hilldrop Community Centre, who sang a

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Council refuses to accept mounting rubbish problem

By Laura Lambert  Islington council is ignoring residents’ concerns about illegal dumping despite official statistics showing it is on the rise. There has been a huge increase in the number of offences since the council reclaimed control of waste from private contractors last year, statistics show. So many overflowing bins. Real decline in council emptying

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The Kindness Offensive’s police teddy campaign ‘waiting on Boris’

Islington-based group The Kindness Offensive is ready to start a nationwide teddy giveaway with the police, but wants Boris Johnson to appear at the launch. All 42 police forces in the UK have signed up for the “Teddy Kindness Campaign,” which aims to ease the trauma suffered by children when police conduct house visits and

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No dampened spirits at St George’s community fun day

Organisers of the inaugural St George’s Community Fun Day declare it a “huge success” after residents turn out to celebrate the community on Saturday. Hoards of locals descended on Margery Fry Court on Tufnell Park Road to enjoy the free activities and food being offered by a group of volunteers. The fun-filled afternoon was the

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