North London News Round-Up


A few bits and bobs we’ve spotted in the last week from round North London;

Richard Osley takes a look at Labour’s runners and riders for Holborn and St Pancras.

The Evening Standard reports on how Londoners on benefits are being driven from the capital.

Over at Londonist they have renamed the entirety of the London tube map. See what your local station will now be called.

The Guardian’s Dave Hill takes a look at what Islington’s Labour council have been doing right on housing.

Camden Green councillor Sian Berry successfully won at this week’s council meeting “a reserve fund to help community centres and libraries stay open and keep providing vital services.” She explains her motives and you can read the full text of the motion here.

The Ham and High report on the tragic case of the man who was turned away from mental health services because they had no bed for him, with awful consequences.

Barnet Today report on how the beleagored council leader Cornelius has survived a vote of no confidence at an extraordinary general meeting. Labour group leader Alison Moore said: “Barnet was made a laughing stock and was mocked in the local press, and drew what can only be described as avoidable criticism. There was a complete lack of oversight and attention to detail and this administration continues to be cavalier about the future.”