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Haringey Council has been rapped by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) over a case where it should have stepped in sooner to prevent a young family becoming homeless.

Almost 27 years after Joy Gardner’s death at the hands of the Met Police’s Alien Deportation Group (ADG), campaigners are petitioning national broadcasters to televise a documentary exploring the circumstances of the Crouch End woman’s death and her family’s fight for justice.

Tributes have been paid to Highgate editor and “pocket rocket” Tamar Karet who died on her 78th birthday.

Westminster Council are conducting an independent review into the death of a Maida Vale man who was “left” by social services during lockdown.

Highgate residents “furious” with council attempts to tackle a rat run in Swain’s Lane say they have only created another in Pond Square.

Camden councillors from across the political spectrum overruled the decision of town hall officers to accept a payment-in-lieu of affordable housing on the site of the controversially sold-off old Belsize Fire Station.

A north London police officer has been charged with being a member of far-right terrorist group National Action.

Environmental campaigners have been transporting supplies to the HS2 protesters camping in trees.

A 12-year-old boy from Hampstead is dreaming of designing a Pixar movie character – after using his free time in lockdown to develop his drawings.

Firefighters were called to a fire on Heath Street this afternoon (July 9).

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

I was allowed to see my mum in her care home for the first time last month.

The trial of a man accused of the murders of an aunt and her nephew in East Finchley began at the Old Bailey on July 8. Obina Ezeoke, 27, of Jacquard Court, Bishops Way, Bethnal Green, is accused of killing psychology student Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo at his aunt’s home in East Finchley, and then of killing Annie Besala Ekofo, before dawn on September 15 2016.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 13:11

The trial of a man accused of the murders of an aunt and her nephew in East Finchley began at the Old Bailey on July 8. Obina Ezeoke, 27, of Jacquard Court, Bishops Way, Bethnal Green, is accused of killing psychology student Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo at his aunt’s home in East Finchley, and then of killing Annie Besala Ekofo, before dawn on September 15 2016.

Wed, 16:23

A Hornsey man has been jailed for 12 years for walking into a Wood Green restaurant and shooting his brother.

Wed, 08:15

Scotland Yard has voluntarily referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) over the the alleged “racial profiling” of two elite sprinters during a stop and search incident in Maida Vale.

Health

Westminster Council are conducting an independent review into the death of a Maida Vale man who was “left” by social services during lockdown.

Wed, 09:14

A report has found 98 per cent of referrals to the government’s Prevent initiative from the Camden and Islington NHS trust did not lead to action on radicalisation.

Mon, 17:43

Staff and patients at both the Royal Free and the Whittington Hospital were among those marking the NHS 72nd birthday.

Environment

Highgate residents “furious” with council attempts to tackle a rat run in Swain’s Lane say they have only created another in Pond Square.

Yesterday, 18:05

Environmental campaigners have been transporting supplies to the HS2 protesters camping in trees.

Politics

Wed, 15:23

A new petition is calling for Barnet Council to stop long-serving councillor Brian Gordon becoming the borough’s next ceremonial mayor.

Tue, 17:43

Britain’s first Asian MP should be commemorated in Muswell Hill as part of the council’s Black Lives Matter review into public spaces, Haringey’s opposition says.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Haringey Council has rightly refuted national newspaper reports – based on flawed data – which suggested the borough was facing a local lockdown.

Education

Wed, 12:42

The headteacher of Highgate’s Channing School is retiring this summer.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Usually, throughout the spring and early summer, the City of London Corporation’s education team work with schoolchildren and use Hampstead Heath to teach them about the outdoor world.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

A schools contract designed to save the council more than £1.8 million a year could be wound up two and a half years early due to coronavirus.

Heritage

Wed, 10:08

Alexandra Palace turned red on Monday night in solidarity with the arts and theatre industry hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tue, 17:43

Britain’s first Asian MP should be commemorated in Muswell Hill as part of the council’s Black Lives Matter review into public spaces, Haringey’s opposition says.

Tue, 11:29

A historic railway bridge lying between Muswell Hill and Alexandra Palace could be demolished under government plans.

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