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easyHotel gets thumbs up for new budget hotel in Blackpool despite angry opposition

A £7.6m budget hotel on Blackpool’s seafront has got the go ahead despite opposition from angry hoteliers in the resort.

Blackpool Council’s planning committee narrowly approved the application by easyHotel for a 107-bedroom property on an empty plot of land …

Land cleared after Enfield Council steps in

An unsightly pile of waste weighing in at 1,500 tonnes has been successfully removed following a concerted effort by Enfield Council’s waste enforcement officers.

The illegally dumped waste – a mixture of general household rubbish and commercial industrial waste – …

UK Cypriot mother-of-three missing after night out in Islington

Natalie Stylianou, 44, of Edmonton, was at a baby shower at Gem Restaurant in Upper Street on Saturday evening and later went to a friend’s house with a group she was with.

Police in Edmonton are investigating Natalie’s disappearance.

Anyone …

Helping hands give Islington an epic spring clean

An army of volunteers from across Islington have rolled up their sleeves to help give the borough a good spring clean.

Schools, businesses and organisations of all kinds picked up recycling and refuse bags, gloves and litter pickers and pitched

Barnet: What’s on during the Easter school holidays?

With Springtime now finally here, it’s a great time to go out and get active and fit. Why not sign up to a Health Walk or see what’s happening at one of our leisure centres?

Events and activities include:


Barnet Council to pull out of major care homes contract after its failure to deliver adequate services

Barnet Council to pull out of major care homes contract after its failure to deliver adequate services

Barnet Council has publicly announced plans to pull out of a major contract which was responsible for delivering three key care homes – …

Hundreds of young people join Islington’s Youth Council for #YouthFest19

More than 190 young people attended the first #YouthFest19 event developed and organised by Islington Youth Council to showcase some of the exciting activities available for free in the borough.

The event held at Lift Youth Hub in White Lion …

Haringey Families to receive crucial support in fight against youth crime

Vital help to support families with young people at risk of getting caught up in youth crime will be available after Haringey Council was awarded nearly £400,000 to roll out a Community Parenting Support programme. 

The funding has been provided …

Residents making a difference in Barnet honoured at Civic Awards ceremony in 2019

Barnet Civic Awards 2019 winners, with the Worshipful Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone

They were given Civic Awards across a range of categories during the event on Wednesday 3 April after being nominated by the public for the good

Man stabbed and shot dead in East London

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 2126hrs on Monday, 8 April to reports of a male assaulted at Church Road, E12.

Officers attended. At the scene a male, aged 20s, was found suffering from what are believed to …