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A man who opened fire on a Tottenham pool hall in a revenge attack - then turned his gun on armed police - has been cleared of attempted murder.

George Alexander Pikounius is charged with two counts of attempted abduction.

A Wood Green man will be spending the festive period behind bars after being charged with the attempted abduction of two teenage schoolgirls.

Charges in Haringey Council-run car parks and pay-and-display bays will be waived this weekend.

Christmas shoppers hitting the borough’s high streets this weekend will be in for an extra treat – as Haringey Council will waive parking charges.

Yesterday, 17:45
144 Squadron in training in Hampshire. Picture: Stewart Turkington

A team of Hornsey-based army reservists have brushed up their bomb-detection skills on an action-packed weekend of battlefield training.

Yesterday, 11:45
Janet Shapiro. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The Haringey Pensioners’ Action Group hears inspiring tales of high achievers punching through society’s inertia on true equality for the disabled.

Yesterday, 06:45
James Fitzpatrick, who has severe autism and relies on Haringey's services, with his mother Mary Langan, left.

Disability and care groups say they are “shocked” and “devastated” at plans to close residential homes and day centres as Haringey slashes its budget by £70million.

Wed, 16:44
The motorcyclist died at the scene in Tottenham Hale. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A motorcyclist in his 40s has died after he was involved in a crash with a car in Tottenham Hale yesterday.

Sport

Nabil Bentaleb (right) celebrates his first goal for Tottenham in Wednesday's 4-0 victory over Newcastle in the Capital One Cup quarter-final. Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Nabil Bentaleb achieved another landmark at Tottenham this week, scoring his first goal for the club a year after his debut - and the Algeria international believes Spurs can finish in the top four this season.

Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen is pleased to have some consistency at the heart of the Tottenham defence, and he feels he is developing a strong partnership with Federico Fazio.

Jan Vertonghen (left) feels Christian Eriksen can be one of the best playmakers in the Pemier League

Jan Vertonghen believes Christian Eriksen could become one of Tottenham’s best ever players after helping to persuade the Dane to join him at Spurs.

Harry Kane celebrates with Andros Townsend after putting Spurs 3-0 ahead with his 13th goal of the season. Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Tottenham strode into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with a resounding 4-0 home win over Newcastle, avenging October’s league defeat in the process.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Ben Davies

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Davies says he has no regrets about swapping Swansea for Spurs, and he is eager to start at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday as the Lilywhites seek to overtake his former club in the table.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Play was suspended during Tottenham's game with Besiktas due to a floodlight failure (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino was frustrated by the “laughable” floodlight failures at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium, although he was more annoyed by his players’ futility in front of goal in their defeat to Besiktas.

Entertainment

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Sky’s the limit for chef’s tower triumph

Mon, 12:07
The decor in Finch's is party trendy kitsch, part chain pub

If your not a suit clad city type, there’s not all that much to tempt you down to dine on the unpromising stretch of City Road south of Old Street.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
the cast of Three Winters at The National Theatre

This dark, resonating epic keeps it in the family, says Marianka Swain

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Jack and the Beanstalk at the Park Theatre

Revamp of fairytale is chock full of beans, says Caroline David

Monday, December 8, 2014
The groovy, shabby-chic stylings of the Public House

Jamie’s protégé makes good bar great

Friday, December 5, 2014
Gravenhurst - Flashlight Seasons/Black Holes In The Sand/Offerings: Lost Songs 2000-2004

Gravenurst’s lauded Nick Talbot, whose tragic death aged 37 was announced this morning, releases unheard material and two early albums that only reinforce his talents.

Monday, December 1, 2014
John Grant - With The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: Live In Concert

The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra are employed to superb effect in this spine-tingling concert with the singer-songwriter.

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Offers for university places are at a record high.

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The US agency says an investigation has gathered enough evidence to conclude North Korean involvement.

This kangaroo in New South Wales’ reaction to a drone was an homage to Kangaroo Jack.