Review of the year - April

This Is Local London: Supporters joined the Thousand Mothers March calling for a stop to the Government’s changes to welfare in April Supporters joined the Thousand Mothers March calling for a stop to the Government’s changes to welfare in April

In April, two men were killed after a routine police patrol escalated into a high-speed car chase in Tottenham.

The pair were passengers in a black Audi A3, which was believed to have clipped a van before slamming into a bridge in Seven Sisters Road near the junction with St Ann’s Road early on Good Friday.

Both the victims were from Islington and died at the scene after suffering serious injuries.

Meanwhile, staff at a florist in Crouch End described their shock when they arrived to find their shopfront destroyed by a car crash.

A police car and BMW saloon ploughed into the front of the Urban Flower Company, in Park Road. Officers said the accident happened as they were responding to an emergency call.

Also in April, more than 1,000 people brought traffic to a standstill in Tottenham as protesters marched against changes to benefits.

Supporters joined the Thousand Mothers March calling for a stop to the Government’s changes to welfare that include a benefit cap, bedroom tax and a reduction in council tax benefit.

Finally, the founder of a Christian secondary school set up to raise attainment among young black people said its closure would leave a void in the community.

Roy Smith spoke of his disappointment after Haringey Borough Council voted in favour of closing John Loughborough Seventh Day Adventist School, in Holcombe Road, Tottenham.

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