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Pedal Power in Haringey
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Pedal Power in Haringey

During what would have been the second week of the Olympic Games 2020, we continue to look at aspects of our local sporting heritage and find out about those who have cycled to success in the past. From its invention in 1817 through to the modern day, the bicycle and cycling has been a huge...

Pride Month in Haringey
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Pride Month in Haringey

June 30, is the last day of Pride Month, the month that our LGBTQ+ communities celebrate, protest and raise political awareness as well as commemorate the steps made in social justice and human rights. Pride Month is celebrated world-wide through events, festivals, talks and performances, often culminating in a street parade or march. June has...

Did you know …. Haringey was where cinema first started?
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Did you know …. Haringey was where cinema first started?

Haringey residents visiting their local cinema or, for some, working in film and screen today, may not realise that they have to thank a couple who lived in Muswell Hill over 110 years ago for creating ‘cinema’. In today’s post we thought we would link you up with some very early film, to take a...

How to help Haringey through the COVID-19 crisis
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How to help Haringey through the COVID-19 crisis

If you’re looking way to help your neighbours and community, and are juggling other commitments then there are still ways you can lend an occasional hand. Mutual Aid Groups have sprung up across the country and Haringey has seen a huge mobilisation, with over 20 local groups in the area, some of which are supported...

Haringey residents start chant for key workers
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Haringey residents start chant for key workers

Every Thursday at 8pm the nation cheers for our key workers. It started last week, led by the campaign Clap For Our Carers, who brought people of all ages out onto their balconies, their verandas and porches, some bringing pots and pans, to cheer for those fighting hard to remedy the crisis. This evening in...

Book released on the furniture history of Ferry Lane estate
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Book released on the furniture history of Ferry Lane estate

Today, where once stood the Harris Lebus factory, spring daffodils adorn a grassy slope leading down to Ferry Lane estate, beneath which likely lies some rubble. Residents and visitors walk past a solitary iron gatepost at the end of a Victorian brick wall and railings on a path to and from Ferry Lane rarely giving...

How to help your community during the coronavirus lock down
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How to help your community during the coronavirus lock down

With a disaster like coronavirus, some would expect rioting and chaos to ensue. But instead we’ve seen an outbreak of community spirit with a myriad of support groups and apps starting across the country to support those in isolation. As journalist George Monbiot noted in the Guardian yesterday, “the horror films got it wrong. The...

Local children’s hospice faces fight for its future
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Local children’s hospice faces fight for its future

With the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is facing a fight for its future. The charity, which supports seriously unwell children and their families in North and Central London and Hertsmere, is facing an income shortfall of more than £2m this year – over half of its projected income. Noah’s Ark...

Council warns residents about coronavirus scams
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Council warns residents about coronavirus scams

Members of the community throughout Haringey are being asked to look out for signs of their neighbours being targeted by doorstep criminals, according to Haringey council. There are genuine groups of volunteers providing help for those in self-isolation or who need essential supplies such as food or medicine. However, there are reports of criminals preying...

Police disperse gathering in Chestnuts Park
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Police disperse gathering in Chestnuts Park

A group of about ten were holding a barbecue in Chestnuts Park, St Ann’s ward, before being dispersed by the police this Tuesday. Those present flouted government coronavirus regulations which forbid public gatherings of more than three people. A local named Mel saw the group while on a walk with the dog in the park....