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Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West is asking for politically engaged teenagers from her constituency to apply for her summer school.

Haringey Council's finance chief has resigned this lunchtime, citing "decisions being taken over [his] head" and concerns about Cllr Joseph Ejiofor's leadership of the council.

Last month, Labour revealed the government was spending £4.2billion on preparations for Brexit which amounted to around £171,000 an hour.

Haringey Council used some of the cash raised from disposing of publicly-owned land and buildings to pay for redundancies, an investigation has found.

Haringey Council is set to raise council tax for the first time in nearly a decade.

The government advises that: "Transparency and openness should be the fundamental principle behind everything councils and other local government bodies do."

Haringey Council will spend £1million over the next year in bolstering their council tax reduction scheme.

Parks in the west of Haringey have come in for criticism in a series of "mystery shopper" reports produced by Keep Britain Tidy - the organisation that manages the Green Flag scheme in England.

Haringey's Lib Dem opposition has called for "transparency" over funding for the possible multi-million pound deal between Fortismere School and Haringey Council.

It is hard to think of an area of local life that has not benefited from the contribution of EU citizens.

The £35.9million set aside in Haringey Council's budget for work at Fortismere School in Muswell Hill will include building council housing next to the school site if it goes ahead, the Ham&High can reveal.

Hundreds took to the chilly water at Crouch End's Park Road lido for the pool's first Christmas Day dip in two years - but the manager overslept and was late letting them in.

Haringey Council is looking to increase its council tax for the first time in nine years to help deal with increasing budget pressures.

Looking forward to Christmas dinner is difficult when your physical or mental health makes cooking or walking to the shops a herculean task.

Twelve months on from the brutal murder of a "loving and free spirited" barmaid in Finsbury Park, Haringey Council has at last said it will consider locking the gates at night - next year.

My friend Esther looked after her daughter Kemi who has autism and severe learning disabilities, at home in Tottenham for the first 47 years of her life.

A Muswell Hill mum is at her wits' end over an overwhelming smell of sewage in her council house because of badly done plumbing.

Businesses in Crouch End are unhappy after Haringey Council leased off part of Priory Park to a Christmas tree selling company.

Alexandra Palace's historic Victorian theatre has re-opened following a £27 million refurbishment

Haringey has the second highest rate of homelessness of any local authority in the UK, while Camden is the third worst when it comes to the number of rough sleepers.

The Hornsey off-licence condemned for its "irresponsible" new name - "alcoholic" - has backpedalled somewhat and replaced its sign with one less likely to outrage passers-by.

Haringey Council is preparing to downsize the beleaguered Osborne Grove care home following a reprieve earlier this year that apparently saved it from closure.

A Fortis Green councillor has backed neighbours' calls for Haringey Council to do something about an "eyesore" property bordering a conservation area.

Haringey Council leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor was "proud" to see his borough become a fully accredited London Living Wage employer and fulfil a manifesto pledge.

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

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