Once-struggling school provides 'outstanding' education

This Is Local London: The heat is off: but the battle is not over for head Joan McVittie

3:42pm Friday 4th March 2011

A WOOD Green school once threatened with closure is now "outstanding" with pupil grades improving quickly year upon year.

Council sorry over grave mix-up at funeral

This Is Local London: Burying the competition: Wood Green Cemetery has won the Cemetery of the Year Award for community involvement

12:50pm Thursday 3rd March 2011

Haringey Council has apologised to a grieving family who arrived at a funeral only to find the grave had not been dug.

Buy a book to keep Wood Green's indy bookshop

This Is Local London: Staff member Mark Collins and Big Green Bookshop co-owner Tim West

11:01am Thursday 3rd March 2011

AN independent bookshop in Wood Green which opened to fill the gap left by Waterstones is fighting for its survival as it marks its three-year anniversary.

Haringey spending cuts protest 'utter disgrace', says council leader

This Is Local London: Chaos at council as protesters storm chamber

11:45am Friday 25th February 2011

PANDEMONIUM broke out at a Haringey Council meeting last night when angry protesters stormed the civic centre in Wood Green and clashed with police in a spending cuts row.

Youth in revolt ask Haringey councillors to protect services for teenagers

This Is Local London: Councillor Lorna Reith, Haringey Council children's boss, and Tottenham MP David Lammy during Labour's election campaign

11:34am Thursday 24th February 2011

ANXIOUS young people fighting a spirited campaign to protect Haringey's youth services will find out tonight if a 75 per cent cut proposed by council bosses is granted.

Council housing makeovers scaled down after £50m cut

This Is Local London: Haringey Council promise for 'more affordable and better houses'

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd February 2011

RUN-DOWN homes across the borough could miss out on vital work to bring them up to a liveable standard after Haringey Council missed out on millions of pounds in funding.

Post office chief promises to tackle queuing times

This Is Local London: Post office chief promises to tackle queuing times

9:05am Tuesday 22nd February 2011

HORNSEY and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone met Post Office bosses to discuss steps to cut queuing times last Monday, February 14.

Gove promises to consider 'unfair funding' for Haringey schools

This Is Local London: HARD LINE: Education secretary Michael Gove has bashed ‘wild and wacky theorems’

4:31pm Friday 18th February 2011

SCHOOLS in Haringey could finally be awarded funding in line with neighbouring boroughs after years of being short-changed.

'Terrified' dog abandoned on doorstep of animal shelter

This Is Local London: Honey's owner dumped her in Wood Green

2:30pm Friday 4th February 2011

A WOOD Green animal shelter has released footage of the moment a “horrifically” underweight dog was abandoned on its doorstep.

Pre-op transsexual to stand trial over lawyer's death

This Is Local London: David Burgess, who was also known as Sonia

12:16pm Friday 4th February 2011

A MAN in the process of becoming a woman will stand trial in July over the death of a transgender Wood Green human rights lawyer at Kings Cross station.

Man's body found in Ally Pally park grounds

9:36am Thursday 3rd February 2011

THE dead body of a man was found in the grounds of Alexandra Palace yesterday afternoon.

Council axes contracts worth £200,000 with disabilities charity

This Is Local London: Incalcuable loss: Markfield is a valuable resource for Sam, 6, and his mother but now under threat

4:30pm Wednesday 2nd February 2011

A MOTHER has expressed her heartache over the threat to the after-school playgroup her autistic son attends as the council struggles to manage its beleaguered finances.

Concerns grow over possible cutbacks to Haringey police teams

This Is Local London: WALTHAM FOREST: Neighbourhood police 'could be cut'

4:05pm Wednesday 2nd February 2011

FEARS are mounting that proposed cuts to Safer Neighbourhood Teams would lead to a rise in crime in Haringey.

Shock for residents of road deemed anti-social behaviour hotspot by website

11:58am Wednesday 2nd February 2011

A HARRINGAY road has been labeled one of the worst for anti-social behaviour in London on a new police website.

Woman raped in Harringay

10:32am Wednesday 2nd February 2011

POLICE have upped patrols after a woman was raped in Harringay Passage over the weekend.

Neighbourhood policing facing cuts

1:13pm Monday 31st January 2011

THE number of sergeants heading-up safer neighbourhood teams in London could be slashed almost in half, it has been revealed.

Apprenticeship open day at Wood Green Library

7:00am Friday 28th January 2011

UNEMPLOYED young people who want an alternative to traditional further education can benefit from a new apprenticeship initiative starting today.

Hospital plans will bring healthcare to Haringey's 'silent minority'

12:30pm Thursday 27th January 2011

REFORMS of north London hospital services will help tackle dramatic health inequalities in Haringey, it has been argued.

Youth centres facing axe as drastic cuts revealed

This Is Local London: Haringey chief grilled over youth service budget cuts

11:49am Thursday 27th January 2011

SPENDING on youth services in Haringey will be cut by three quarters in the next two years, leaving the future of youth centres hanging in the balance.

Haringey marks Holocaust Memorial Day with portraits of 'warmth and humanity'

This Is Local London: One of the paintings in the collection Untold Stories: Living Proof

1:15pm Wednesday 26th January 2011

INFLUENTIAL Jewish novelist Linda Grant helped mark Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations in Haringey by opening an art exhibition on Sunday.

Man accused of schoolboy's murder in court

This Is Local London: 'Bright future' cut short: Kasey Gordon, 15, of Haringey, was stabbed in a random attack

11:51am Wednesday 26th January 2011

A MAN accused of stabbing a Tottenham schoolboy to death and injuring three others appeared at the Old Bailey this morning.

Spurs will leave Tottenham, says Levy

This Is Local London: Daniel Levy

11:38am Wednesday 26th January 2011

SPURS chairman Daniel Levy has broken the hearts of thousands of Spurs fans after he admitted the club would have to leave White Hart Lane even if they were denied the Olympic stadium.

Fraudster supplied luxury cars to gang members

This Is Local London: Tyrone Somerszaul, 36, posing with one of his luxury rentals

9:54am Wednesday 26th January 2011

A FRAUDSTER from Hornsey who rented luxury cars to gang members while claiming £60,000 in benefits has been jailed.

Wood Green art thief jailed for 'robbing Britain's heritage'

10:19am Wednesday 26th January 2011

A THIEF from Wood Green who set his sights on precious historical artefacts was jailed yesterday.

Police patrols stepped up after 'mentally ill' man stabs schoolboy

This Is Local London: 'Bright future' cut short: Kasey Gordon, 15, of Haringey, was stabbed in a random attack

5:11pm Saturday 22nd January 2011

EXTRA police are on patrol in Tottenham after a schoolboy was murdered and three friends injured in a random attack by a "mentally ill man" on Thursday.

Haringey schools fall short of Government's GCSE target

This Is Local London: Rising concern: the number of pupils as young as seven being permanently excluded from Haringey primary schools has more than doubled over the past year

12:38pm Thursday 20th January 2011

GCSE results published last week have revealed three of Haringey's schools have failed to meet the Government's increased expectations.

Spurs Stratford move bid row reaches fever pitch

This Is Local London: Spurs fans protesting on Sunday

11:24am Thursday 20th January 2011

A ROW over Tottenham Hotspur's hopes to abandon their home in favour of the Olympic stadium - which they plan to demolish - reached fever pitch this week.

North London breast screening extended thanks to hi-tech equipment

This Is Local London: Scanning for problems: Andrew Dismore and Matthew Offord disagree over the success of breast screening services

11:00am Thursday 20th January 2011

YOUNGER women in Haringey are now eligible for breast screening thanks to new technology at a north London health trust.

Hornsey teenager bailed over student riots charge

This Is Local London: 34 arrests after student protests turn to violence

9:10am Thursday 20th January 2011

A 16-year-old Hornsey teenager arrested on suspicion of being involved in the student riots last year has been released on bail.

Teachers protest in anger over education job cuts

This Is Local London: Protesters marching through Wood Green on Monday

7:00am Thursday 20th January 2011

FRUSTRATED teachers and parents joined hundreds of disgruntled residents in protest on Monday furious over education cuts and the loss of public services.

Radical NHS shake-up put before Parliament

3:13pm Wednesday 19th January 2011

SWEEPING changes to the way the NHS is run have been formally revealed by Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley.

Hornsey teenager detained over student riots

8:55am Wednesday 19th January 2011

A TEENAGE boy from Hornsey has been arrested in connection with the student riot when Conservative Party headquarters were stormed.

Big Issue festival heads to Finsbury Park

3:39pm Thursday 13th January 2011

A HOMELESS charity which raises money through sales of the Big Issue will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a 30,000 person festival in Finsbury Park.

Haringey Independent now available in supermarket locations

1:00pm Thursday 13th January 2011

FROM this week you can pick up your free copy of the Haringey Independent at local supermarkets.

Plans to shut care homes 'cloud cuckoo land'

This Is Local London: Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone has proposed a further revamp to civil partnership ceremonies

11:55am Thursday 13th January 2011

A LEADING member of the Labour council has attacked plans to close care homes and day centres as "living in cloud cuckoo land".

Teaching staff job loss fears prompts protest march

3:52pm Wednesday 12th January 2011

HUNDREDS of Haringey's teachers will protest on Monday over trimmed down school budgets which have prompted fears of staff job losses.

Ally Pally ice rink opens after nine-month closure

This Is Local London: Hours of fun: Ice skaters enjoy the facilities at Ally Pally

11:54am Wednesday 12th January 2011

Alexandra Palace ice rink reopen this month after a nine month shut down for a £2.3 million refurbishment.

Haringey film festival latest arts victim of government cuts

This Is Local London: All in the name: Wood Green will host a week-long short film festival

5:17pm Tuesday 11th January 2011

AN internationally renowned Haringey film festival is being scrapped to help the council balance its budget.

Sharon Shoesmith warns government cuts will leave more children at risk

This Is Local London: Sharon Shoesmith has warned more vulnerable children will die because of funding cuts

4:25pm Monday 10th January 2011

THE former director of children's services at Haringey Council has warned there could be more cases like that of Baby P if government cuts go ahead.

Man found injured in Ally Pally had £700 cash

12:46pm Thursday 6th January 2011

A MAN in hospital in critical condition after being found unconscious with head injuries near Alexandra Palace was carrying £700 in cash.

Funding boost for women in sports in Haringey

12:30pm Thursday 6th January 2011

MORE women in Haringey will be encouraged to get into sport thanks to a £160,000 grant from Sport England.

Mystery of Ally Pally park attack victim

5:49pm Wednesday 5th January 2011

A MAN found seriously injured and slumped next to a park bench in the grounds of Alexandra Palace has left police puzzled.

Green Lanes jewellers raided two days before Christmas

4:35pm Thursday 30th December 2010

A GANG of jewellery raiders are being hunted by police following a robbery in Green Lanes two days before Christmas.

Lynne Featherstone: 'Free education is idealistic'

This Is Local London: MP Lynne Featherstone

12:28pm Friday 10th December 2010

RAISING tuition fees was the only viable option minister Lynne Featherstone has said while admitting the proposals needed careful monitoring when they are rolled out in 2012.

Parking fares decision sent back after challenge

12:10pm Friday 10th December 2010

CONTROVERSIAL increases in parking charges in Haringey have been sent back for further discussion after a Lib Dem challenge.

Council sends bailiffs for woman who dropped fag butt

This Is Local London: STUB IT OUT: A major cause of house fires

1:39pm Thursday 9th December 2010

BAILIFFS are being called in to confiscate goods worth £907 from an Enfield woman who refused to pay a fine for dropping a cigarette butt in Wood Green.

Discover Wood Green's wonders through new website

This Is Local London: Business people launch website Mywoodgreen.com in The Mall

12:57pm Thursday 9th December 2010

A WEBSITE showcasing Wood Green's fashion, food, film and culture has been launched.

Northumberland Park pupil wins school speaking challenge

This Is Local London: Competition winners Patrick Velastegui, Kimberly Thompson, and Kiterie Cassell  with Haringey mayor Councillor Eddie Griffith

11:51am Thursday 9th December 2010

A NORTHUMBERLAND Park School pupil stormed to victory last night in an inter-school battle and named the borough's best speaker.

Festive fun erupts in Hornsey at Christmas tree planting

11:59am Wednesday 8th December 2010

A CHRISTMAS tree has been planted outside a Hornsey primary school on Saturday the community hopes will blossom into a seasonal landmark.

Haringey discusses merger with Waltham Forest

3:49pm Thursday 2nd December 2010

HARINGEY and Walthan Forest Council have revealed they are working out a plan to team up and share the running of some council services in a bid to save money.



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