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Ali Armagan was gunned down as he sat in a car outside Turnpike Lane station

Tottenham Boys gang murder: Omar Murat cleared of killing Ali Armagan by Turnpike Lane Tube

A man accused of executing the head of the Hackney Turks gang in a hail of bullets as he sat in a car behind Turnpike Lane Tube station walked free from court today.

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Peter Connelly

Haringey Council pays sacked Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith £680,000

Former child protection boss Sharon Shoesmith received a payout of nearly £680,000 over her unfair dismissal in the wake of the Baby P scandal, according to Haringey Council’s accounts.

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Financial pressures are extreme in parts of Tottenham and Wood Green. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Revealed: The Tottenham and Wood Green estates among UK’s worst for financial distress

People living in pockets of Tottenham are facing some of the most severe financial pressures in the country, a new map reveals.

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The Tottenham Outrage, by Matt Baylis

Tonight: Author Matt Baylis in conversation on his latest crime novel The Tottenham Outrage

Highgate author Matt Baylis takes the floor in a Wood Green bookshop tonight to answer questions from the audience at the launch of his latest crime novel, which uses Tottenham and Finsbury Park as its setting.

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Wood Green, The Animals Charity

Wood Green animal shelter offers day of nose-to-tail health checks for cats

Wood Green, The Animals Charity is offering nose-to-tail health checks for cats in a special event on Tuesday, July 29.

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Tiverton pupils pushed the boat out in their adaptation of Sue Price's novel The Wolf's Footprint.

Tottenham primary school wows award-winning author Sue Price with adaptation of her book

Creative pupils at a Tottenham primary school gave a celebrated author her “best birthday present” ever when they performed an adaptation of her children’s book.

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Greig City student Michal sets off a rocket.

Hornsey student wins top engineering scholarship

A Hornsey pupil with a passion for engineering has won a prestigious scholarship to help fund his A-levels and give him access to some of the best brains in the industry.

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The Healthwatch Haringey team, with chairman Sharon Grant, seond from left.

COMMENT: ‘How Healthwatch Haringey is here to help you - and improve the NHS’

In the first of the watchdog group’s regular contributions, Healthwatch Haringey explains what it does, how it can help you - and how you may be able to help them!

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Kester David

Detectives appeal for help solving gruesome ‘unexplained’ death of Wood Green DJ Kester David

Police made a nationwide appeal for help to uncover the truth behind the “unexplained” death of Wood Green DJ and bus driver Kester David, whose badly-burned body was found beneath a railway arch four years ago.

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Joy Rose is preparing to shake Karamel to the core.

Wood Green soul star Joy Rose: ‘Sting taught me to always be prepared’

Joy Rose is an internationally renowned singer who has toured with Sting and leading UK soul band Incognito. She performs as part of the Xantoné Blacq Presents live music series in Wood Green on Wednesday night. The Tottenham & Wood Green Journal caught up with her ahead of her gig.

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The late Cllr Pat Egan, who passed away at the weekend.

Councillors hold minute’s silence and pay tribute to late Wood Green councillor Pat Egan

Councillors held a minute’s silence and postponed all non-essential discussion at last night’s full council meeting “as a mark of respect” for the late Labour councillor Pat Egan, who died suddenly on Saturday.

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Ray Davies with winning rap duo Kimarne Henry, left, and Nico Clavier. Picture: Tony Gay

The Kinks’ Ray Davies judges Haringey students’ new music ahead of Tottenham exhibition

There was no time for nerves for these Haringey music GCSE students - as songwriting royalty Ray Davies dropped by to judge their skills on Saturday.

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Hazel Griffiths in her Tottenham garden. Picture: Dieter Perry

Debut Tottenham open gardens event breaks £1,000 fundraising barrier

Tottenham’s first-ever open gardens event has raised more than £1,000 for good causes. The three front and rear gardens, all based in Handsworth Road, opened up to visitors as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

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Matthew Bradby, chair of the Tottenham Civic Society. Picture: Kate Stanworth

COMMENT: ‘With so much rubbish strewn about, who would want to live, work or invest in Haringey?’

The chairman of the Tottenham Civic Society looks at the reality of overflowing bins and litter-strewn pavements - and what it says about Haringey.

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The new Isobel Place development. Picture: Robert Greshoff

Former Tottenham depot transformed into affordable housing scheme in shadow of Town Hall

A new development of more than 100 affordable homes was unveiled on the site of a former depot by Tottenham MP David Lammy last week.

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The late Cllr Pat Egan, who passed away at the weekend.

Tributes paid as veteran Wood Green councillor Pat Egan dies

Tributes have started to flood in as news spreads of the death of veteran Wood Green councillor and Labour group chief whip Pat Egan, who passed away suddenly on Saturday following a short illness.

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Jailed: Florin Cozma

Jailed: Holloway man who used Haringey parks to rape and rob prostitutes

A man who embarked on a campaign of raping and robbing prostitutes in Haringey parks has been jailed for a total of 17 years.

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Haringey's children's services were found to require improvement by Ofsted.

Haringey’s children’s services ‘requires improvement’, says Ofsted

Haringey’s children services “requires improvement” - but independent inspectors have said there are “no widespread or serious failures” which leave children “harmed or at serious risk of harm”.

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Cllr Alan Strickland, cabinet member for regeneration and housing.

Council vows Hornsey Town Hall will remain ‘community asset’

The council has moved to reassure residents that Hornsey Town Hall will be “a true community asset” whether its future lies with Mountview, or as part of a totally new plan.

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Hornsey Town Hall (Picture: Nigel Sutton)

How big is the funding gap for Hornsey Town Hall?

The original project set out by Mountview had an estimated cost of £19million, but the gateway review suggests the cost three years down the line is closer to £28m.

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Mountview principal Stephen Jameson

Calls for greater transparency over Hornsey Town Hall plans

Haringey and Mountview must be more open with the community going forward, campaigners and councillors have agreed.

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Flying Squad officers made the arrests following the raid in Wood Green.

Wood Green games arcade robbery overnight - five suspects arrested

Police have arrested three teenagers and two men after a violent armed robbery of a Wood Green games arcade in the early hours this morning.

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Game, set, match: From left are Haringey Council's Andrea Keeble, Tennis Foundation chief executive Geoff Newton, Deputy Mayor Cllr Jennifer Mann and Martin Ball, chair of Friends of Down Lane Park.

Relive Wimbledon magic as new tennis courts open in Tottenham’s Down Lane Park

Tennis lovers can now relive those Wimbledon moments on three brand new courts opened in Tottenham’s Down Lane Park.

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A letter seen by the Broadway has revealed 'ill-feeling' between the local branch of the NUT and Haringeys headteachers.

Haringey’s school heads and teaching unions at breaking point

The relationship between Haringey’s headteachers and local union branches appear to have reached breaking point – with the heads threatening to withhold future funding for union activity.

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The eyes have it at Routemaster 60. Picture: Stephen Moore

Pictures: Thousands attend Routemaster diamond jubilee festival in Finsbury Park

Thousands of avid and casual fans of the iconic Routemaster London bus descended on Finsbury Park over the weekend to see more than 150 vintage examples in the largest-ever gathering of its kind.

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Turnpike Lane bus station closes from Monday, June 21.

Turnpike Lane bus station to close for two months from next week

Turnpike Lane bus station is set to close for more than two months from next week while resurfacing work gets under way at the transport hub.

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Beavertown Brewery owner Logan Plant. Picture: Dieter Perry

Tottenham’s Beavertown Brewery tasting room opening: Pictures

Up to 400 craft beer fans savoured Tottenham-brewed beer at source when the Beavertown Brewery opened its tap room for the first time earlier this month.

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Stabbed to death: Naudel Turner

Tottenham stab murder of nurse Naudel Turner: Accused remanded until November

The man accused of stabbing heathcare worker and mother-of-two Naudel Turner to death in a Tottenham street in March has appeared again in court on a single charge of murder.

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A peek inside the pilot of the fashion technology academy, given the green light for expansion by Haringey Council last night.

Fashion retailer ASOS on board as fashion technology academy expansion is approved by Haringey Council

Nearly 3,000 people will get to earn a fashion industry qualification with the help of online fashion retail giant ASOS after Haringey Council gave the go-ahead to the expansion of a fashion technology academy.

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The Haringey diving team of Ella Whiting, Martin Donnely, Casper West and Sophie Kinloch, pictured with their coaches Rick Dear and Justine Green

Haringey diving team comes third at London Youth Games

Haringey’s diving team came third at the London Youth Games, handing a boost to local residents who are hoping to save the diving pool at Park Road Leisure Centre.

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Plans to redevelop the St Ann's Hospital site have been years in the making. Picture: Tony Gay

St Ann’s Hospital housing plans in Tottenham: Public meeting tonight

The first public meeting to discuss ambitious plans for the overhaul of Tottenham’s St Ann’s Hospital site to provide 470 homes and a new hospital takes place tonight.

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An official team portrait of Walter Tull in his Spurs kit in January 1911.

Spurs pioneer and Tottenham war hero Walter Tull celebrated in new play

The life of “unknown” legend Walter Tull, Spurs’ first black player and a hero of the First World War, is to be celebrated in a new play debuting at Tottenham’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

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In the public interest? The approved Spurs plans, including flats, a university technical college and Sainsbury's supermarket.

Why row over Spurs stadium looks set to continue

Human rights law and a High Court appeal could delay the Spurs stadium development even further in the David-and-Goliath battle between Tottenham Hotspur and a family-run business.

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Daniel Edgley outside court at an earlier hearing. Picture: Central News

Jailed: ‘Trusted’ art gallery sales assistant who stole £150,000 to pay gambling debts

A Tottenham cashier who diverted up to £150,000 in ticket sales from one of the country’s leading art galleries to pay off his gambling debts was jailed for three years today.

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Edmonton shooting and stabbing: Police appeal for information

Gang crime specialists are appealing for witnesses and information after two men turned up at hospital on Saturday with gunshot and knife wounds.

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Zafer Eren was shot dead outside his Southgate home. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service

£30,000 reward to catch Hackney gang bosses who ordered Tottenham Boys murders

Police are offering a reward of up to £30,000 for information leading to the conviction of the gang boss or members who ordered Tottenham gang lieutenant Zafer Eren’s execution.

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Jailed: Jamie Marsh-Smith

Freddy Krueger hitman jailed for life over Tottenham Boys’ Turkish gang war murder

A hitman named after the Nightmare On Elm Street killer was jailed for at least 38 years today as an Old Bailey judge condemned two Turkish families behind London’s bloodiest gang feud.

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Mark Duggan

Judges: No decision on quashing Mark Duggan’s lawful killing inquest verdict until October

Top judges have said it is highly unlikely they will rule on whether or not to quash the ‘lawful killing’ verdict of Mark Duggan until October.

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The woman and baby are in a serious condition in hopsital

Woman and baby injured in hit-and-run in Finsbury Park - driver arrested

A woman and her eight-month-old baby are in a serious condition in hospital after a car mounted the pavement and hit them in Green Lanes on Friday, before the driver fled the scene.

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Tottenham Hale resident Martin Ball

COMMENT: ‘Why Tottenham needs a fair deal for all in the Spurs stadium development’

Local people look to their Member of Parliament as somebody who represents them and supports them not being pushed about by authority and vested interests. Yet David Lammy’s partisan support for the Spurs plans for a new stadium is failing to represent many local people and is not acceptable from a public servant.

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Ray Davies with winning rap duo Kimarne Henry, left, and Nico Clavier. Picture: Tony Gay

The Kinks’ Ray Davies judges Haringey students’ new music ahead of Tottenham exhibition

There was no time for nerves for these Haringey music GCSE students - as songwriting royalty Ray Davies dropped by to judge their skills on Saturday.

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