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The case is taking place at the High Court. File picture: PA Wire

Haringey under fire for trying to block contact between siblings

Haringey Council is once again in the firing line after it was revealed it stopped a group of abused siblings seeing each other - despite a High Court ruling to the contrary.

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Mysterious Highgate explosions solved? local resident Alex Colias found a used flashbang and smoke grenade near the entrance to the tunnel on Parkland Walk. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Mystery of Highgate explosions that go bang in the night is solved

Grenades could be the cause of mystery “explosions” that have baffled residents in Highgate - and they pose a serious threat to a colony of bats roosting in abandoned railway tunnels.

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Traffic warden

Haringey drivers handed £6.2m parking fines

More people challenged parking fines in Haringey than anywhere else in the country last year after the council dished out penalties to drivers worth a “shocking” £6.2million.

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Almost 250 Haringey children had to be allocated places.

Nearly 250 Haringey children failed to win place at primary school of their choice

Nearly 250 Haringey children will not be starting reception at a primary school of their choice in September, figures released today have revealed.

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Angela Mason is cabinet member for children at Camden Council

Camden and Haringey schools exclude nearly 1,000 pupils for sexual misconduct, racist abuse and physical assault

Sexual misconduct, racist abuse and physical assaults on teachers are just three of the reasons why nearly 1,000 children were excluded from Camden’s schools last year.

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This year's vote is taking place on Thursday, May 22.

Time running out to stand as candidate in Haringey Council elections

Residents wanting to stand for a seat in next month’s Haringey Council elections are being reminded to apply now.

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Rubbish and recycling collections will continue as normal.

Easter rubbish collections: Haringey residents encouraged to recycle

Haringey residents are being encouraged to make an “eggs-tra effort” to recycle this Easter holiday.

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Leaseholders in Alexandra Mansions face bills of up to £45k for roof repairs.

Hornsey leaseholders face bills of up to £45,000

Hornsey leaseholders look set to be hit with a massive bill after the cost of vital roof repairs on the council-owned property soared by almost half a million pounds.

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Aerial view of houses on residential streets in Muswell Hill, north London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2012. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Haringey prices rise as London records best growth since credit crunch

House prices in Haringey soared again this month as the capital enjoyed its biggest annual growth since the credit crunch.

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Morgan Mcglynn owner Cheeses of Muswell Hill,business profile (Picture: Nigel Sutton)

Burglars steal thousands of pounds of cheese from Muswell Hill shop

Burglars have escaped with thousands of pounds worth of cheese from one of Muswell Hill’s smallest independent businesses – less than 18 months after the shop was last targeted.

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A series of dawn raids resulted in arrests.

Suspected Haringey gang members arrested during dawn raids

Eighteen suspected gang members were arrested during dawn raids in Haringey in an ongoing crackdown on gang crime across the capital.

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Cllr Monica Whyte is running the marathon this Sunday.

London Marathon 2014: Haringey councillors set to pound pavements

Two Haringey councillors will be pounding the pavements alongside the thousands of other runners.

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Penny Adams

Muswell Hill resident kicks up a stink over uncollected bins

A street has been turned into an “unsightly and stinking” mess because binmen are refusing to empty the recycling waste - on the grounds it has been “contaminated”.

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The roundabout with arrows painted in the wrong direction. Picture: Kate Stafford

Haringey Council blames contractor for ‘wrong way round’ roundabout

Road contractors are to be quizzed by Haringey Council bosses after a series of mistakes came to light – including wrong-shaped speed bumps, lines in the wrong place and a “wrong way round” roundabout.

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The temporary fix at the roundabout at the junction of Oakfield and Stapleton Hall Road.

Road contractors leave trail of chaos across Haringey

Bungling contractors are being hauled in front of council bosses after a litany of mistakes came to light – including wrong-shaped speed bumps, lines in the wrong place and a “wrong way round” roundabout.

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Sheila Peacock Mayor of Haringey visits the Muswell Hill Horticultural Society Spring show

Pictures: Muswell Hill spring flower show busiest for years

More than 100 green-fingered enthusiasts came to Muswell Hill and District Horticultural Society’s annual spring show last weekend.

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Will Wheatcroft heard another loud bang on Monday night at 10pm. Picture: Nigel Sutton

More mystery ‘explosions’ in Highgate baffle experts

Noise experts are scratching their heads over mysterious “explosions” in Highgate – after dozens of residents reported hearing 
another loud bang this week.

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Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley. File picture: PA

PC Blakelock murder: Police tell witnesses it’s ‘not too late to come forward’

The Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner Mark Rowley has said it is “not too late” for witnesses to PC Keith Blakelock’s brutal murder to come forward, after Nicky Jacobs was this afternoon cleared of his killing by a jury.

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Courtenay Griffiths QC is one of the most highy respected barristers of his generation.

Profile: Second success in Blakelock murder case for flamboyant defence barrister

After 27 years, Nicky Jacobs’ defence barrister can today add a second successful acquittal to his involvement with the PC Blakelock murder.

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Nicky Jacobs holds up a declaration of innocence in a photo taken before he was detained.

Nicky Jacobs cleared of PC Blakelock’s murder

An Old Bailey jury has this afternoon cleared Nicky Jacobs of the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm Riots.

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Angela Mason is cabinet member for children at Camden Council

Top marks for Camden schools as Ofsted says 95 per cent are ‘good or outstanding’

Camden is one of only a handful of boroughs not to have any failing schools, figures have revealed.

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This year's vote is taking place on Thursday, May 22.

Haringey residents urged to register for postal and proxy votes ahead of deadline

Residents who can’t get to a polling station on election day are being urged to sign up to vote by post or proxy to ensure they can have their say.

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Mark Duggan's mother, Pam Duggan, outside the Royal Courts of Justice after a jury returned a verdict of lawful killing. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Mark Duggan’s mum wins right to appeal inquest verdict

Pamela Duggan, the mother of police shooting victim Mark, whose death sparked rioting across the country in 2011, has won the right to appeal against the inquest jury’s verdict.

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PC Keith Blakelock: Murdered in the Broadwater Farm Riots

PC Blakelock murder trial: ‘Set emotion aside’ says judge to jurors

The judge in the murder trial of PC Keith Blakelock told jurors to set emotions to one side before they retired today to consider their verdict.

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The roundabout with arrows painted in the wrong direction. Picture: Kate Stafford

Fail: Stroud Green roundabout arrows point drivers in WRONG direction

An arrow painted on a road has just one simple task: to point a driver in the right direction - which means these particular arrows are complete and utter failures.

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