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Green Party member Christine de León.

COMMENT: ‘Has Haringey Council abandoned investment in Tottenham’s young people?’

In the first of the Haringey Green Party’s exclusive blogs, Bruce Grove member Christine de León questions whether the council has its priorities right in its regeneration agenda for Tottenham.

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Powell denied attempted murder but admitted GBH with intent.

Jailed for GBH: Tottenham graduate who knifed ex-girlfriend’s former lover

An architecture graduate who used a butcher’s knife to attack another of his ex-girlfriend’s former lovers has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

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Chris Lane, right, toasts his milestone birthday with, from left, Moaz Nanjuwany, Blanche Dawling, Ebrahim Abaci and Nicky Price. Picture: Tony Gay

Praise floods in as ‘Mr Tottenham’ Chris Lane celebrates 70th birthday

The Tottenham and Wood Green Journal catches up with Tottenham hero and legend in his own lifetime, Chris Lane, as he turns 70.

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Volunteers with Sally Burke of Islington Council

‘Dynamic’ young volunteer group helps clean up Finsbury Park’s streets

A group of young volunteers gave up their Saturday to ensure the streets around Finsbury Park station were litter free.

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The scene of the crash this morning. Picture: Daniel Francis

Traffic chaos as car flips on its side in Manor House crash - two injured

Two people were taken to hospital after a crash outside Manor House Tube station in Green Lanes that brought rush-hour traffic almost to a standstill this morning.

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Tottenham Town Hall.

Tottenham in 2034: Public invited to launch of council’s 20-year plan for the future

Residents and businesses are being invited to get involved with Tottenham’s future as a “community-inspired” plan for the next 20 years is officially given its public launch on Wednesday.

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Police are asking for help tracing a 'hero' helper.

Police appeal to thank ‘local hero’ as man attacks strangers with scaffolding pole in Wood Green

Police are appealing for a “local hero” to come forward after he helped them tackle a man who went on the rampage attacking strangers in Wood Green with a scaffolding pole.

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Youngsters at the new Broadwaters Inclusive Learning Community cut the ribbon.

New £18million school campus opens in Tottenham as ‘dream becomes reality’ 20 years on

Music, laughter and balloons filled the air as children, parents and staff gathered to celebrate the offical opening of a UK first in inclusive primary education - in Tottenham.

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Jump back in time by 65 million years at The Mall Wood Green this week.

Prehistoric holiday fun for youngsters as dinosaurs land in The Mall Wood Green

The 65million-year wait is over - dinosaurs are set to return to N22 and invade The Mall Wood Green this week!

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Fire crews rushed to the scene

Tottenham flat fire: Elderly woman rescued from sixth floor

Firefighters rescued an elderly woman from a nine-storey block of flats as a blaze ripped through the flat beneath hers.

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Lynne Featherstone, Hornsey and Wood Green MP.

COMMENT: ‘Royal Mail has gone back on its word over the Hornsey delivery office - now it’s time to fight’

Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, gives a damning assessment of Royal Mail’s behaviour so far over the closure of the Hornsey Delivery Office.

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Sue Hessel

COMMENT: ‘Council’s “bonkers” plan has left our town hall to rot’

Sue Hessel, chairman of the Haslemere Road Residents’ Association, asks why the community was not allowed to go ahead with its plan for Hornsey Town Hall years ago.

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An area of Tottenham Marshes the size of two football pitches was alight. Picture: @Dadzoola

Tottenham Marshes fire damages area the size of two football pitches

An area of Tottenham Marshes the size of two football pitches was ablaze yesterday. Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers spent almost two hours tackling the fire on the marshes, off Glover Drive, Upper Edmonton.

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Haringey has been threatened with legal action

Teaching union threatens legal action after Haringey suspends its rep

Headteachers have been accused of wanting a return to the Soviet era after the borough’s NUT representative was suspended.

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Police are keen to identify this man.

Assaulted man in coma for a month: Police issue Wood Green CCTV images

Police have released CCTV images of two people they want to track down in the hope they can shed light on what happend to a man who has spent nearly a month in a coma after being brutally assaulted in Wood Green.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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