A specialist armed policeman became embroiled in a street shoot-out after stumbling upon a revenge attack being led by a man he was supposed to be protecting, a court heard.

Is there such a thing as 'positive drinking'? The panel debates today. Picture: PA Wire/Niall Carson

A high-profile panel will debate whether the notion of “positive drinking” - as fed to us by advertisers - is a fantasy or reality in Haringey today.

Yesterday, 14:41
London Village Inns' managing director Martin Harley behind the bar at The Westbury. Picture: Tony Gay

The Journal catches up with pub impresario Martin Harley, who hopes his latest venture, The Westbury, will satisfy the upwardly-mobile crowd “crying out” for a decent boozer in Wood Green - putting his money where his mouth is with a £400,000 investment.

Yesterday, 14:26
The Westbury, which sits on the junction of Westbury Avenue and Lakefield Road, Wood Green. Picture: Tony Gay

To celebrate the launch of The Westbury, we’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Sunday lunch for four.

Yesterday, 10:49
Niall O'Connor, deputy branch secretary of Haringey NUT. Picture: Polly Hancock

Strike action which crippled two secondary schools looks set to end, after headteachers backed down from their demands a union remove its rep.

Yesterday, 06:45
The escalators will be taken out of service one by one at Seven Sisters Tube station's High Road entrance. Picture: Stephen Moore

Engineers are set to take the downwards escalator out of service for six months at one of the entrances to Seven Sisters Tube station from Friday.

Wed, 16:45
Abdul Jalil lost his appeal.

A Wood Green sex attacker who subjected a disabled woman to a horrifying ordeal in her own home can have no complaint about his conviction, top judges have ruled.


Wed, 16:35

Haringey Borough stayed seven points clear at the top of the Essex Senior League after another resounding result as they chalked up a 6-2 home win over Southend Manor on Saturday.

Wed, 13:43
Wingate's James Kaloczi (centre) heads home against Canvey Island. Pic: Martin Addison

St Albans City defender James Kaloczi returned to Wingate & Finchley on a two-month loan deal and immediately helped the Blues to their first win in five games as they beat Canvey Island 2-0 at home in the Ryman League Premier Division.

Wed, 12:18
Tottenham's summer signing Benjamin Stambouli (left). Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Tottenham blogger Chris Miller says Mauricio Pochettino should try switching to a 4-3-3 formation and including Benjamin Stambouli in his midfield.

Tue, 18:45
Highgate Harriers' victorious men's team, left to right: Jonny Laybourne, Fergal Smithwick, Ryan McKinlay, Dom Smith. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers completed a double on home soil as their men’s and women’s teams both won gold medals in the London Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill Fields.

Mon, 14:01
DeAndre Yedlin. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

DeAndre Yedlin is happy to play in any position when he makes his move across the Atlantic to Tottenham from Seattle Sounders.

Mon, 11:59
Tottenham's Harry Kane with head coach Mauricio Pochettino (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

There appear to be many problems surrounding our performances this season, and an effective solution is yet to be found. Implementing a consistent team formation and selection, however, may help bring an end to our woes.

Saturday, November 15, 2014
DeAndre Yedlin. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

DeAndre Yedlin played 85 minutes of USA’s 2-1 defeat to Colombia at Craven Cottage on Friday night.


Yesterday, 06:11

The iconic rocker is dusting off his debut album, Dirk Wears White Sox, for a series of shows this week at Islington Assembly Hall. Here, he explains the unique ethos behind his music that spurred the 1980s’ famous ‘Antmania’.

Yesterday, 15:18

With Christmas comes a host of movies to the big screen, from festive family comedies to action blockbusters. Here is our pick of the best out next month.

16 minutes ago
Neil Young - Storytone

Young offers fans intimate solo and lavishly orchestrated versions of the same songs, with typically mixed results.

Wed, 12:45
Restless! Reckless! And Reviled! Untamed Youth, The Original Rebels Of Rock'N'Roll

Plenty of lesser-known nuggets and curios from the birth of rock’n’roll, scattered among the big hitters in a great-value set.

Mon, 11:30
Simple Minds - Big Music

Scots synth titans go through the motions on their new studio LP.

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor will perform a DJ set as part of Crouch End's The End festival. Picture: Richard Gray/EMPICS

A Grammy-nominated musician will be bringing his solo project to Crouch End for the area’s annual music festival The End.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Lily & Madeleine - Fumes

Signed to Sufjan Stephens’ label on the back of an internet-enabled word-of-mouth explosion just last year, it’s hard to believe these Indianapolis-born sisters are still just teenagers.

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