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A beloved topiary elephant in Finsbury Park has lost its head after a car crashed into it last night.

Councillors scuppered plans for an "open all hours" steakhouse and "nightclub" in Highbury New Park last week.

"Vigilante" neighbours are fighting to save Finsbury Park's famous topiary elephants from being cut down, the Gazette can reveal.

A police chase started in Hackney and ended when a driver crashed into another car and hurtled into traffic lights in Essex Road last night.

Islington's highest ranking police officer is "acutely conscious" of the violent crime wave gripping Finsbury Park and has pledged do something about it.

One man was shot and another was stabbed in the Finsbury Park area last night.

A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car in Seven Sisters Road this evening.

Works to overhaul Old Street roundabout have angered motorists due to "chock-a-block traffic" - but transport bosses have urged the public to sit tight while the vital project is finished and finessed.

Detectives investigating the unsolved murder of a South Hackney man in 2017 have offered £20,000 for anyone who can help catch his killer.

A man was "slashed" in Seven Sisters Road last night.

A man has been stabbed in Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park.

Protestants in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets are "hugely excited" by the announcement of a new bishop of Stepney today.

A teenager has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird in Stoke Newington on Wednesday night.

Police have deployed an extra seven officers in Finsbury Park as part of ongoing efforts to stamp out rampant drug dealing and antisocial behaviour.

A murder investigation is under way after a man was stabbed to death in Frampton Park Road this afternoon - the first of two knife attacks in central Hackney within minutes of each other.

Detectives investigating the murder of father-of-five Steven Brown in Stoke Newington have made an 11th arrest.

A staggering rise in Hackney's food bank use has been revealed in "scandalous" data published by The Trussell Trust today.

A gang member who helped "butcher" Kaan Aslan in a "brutal and unprovoked attack" on the Nightingale Estate was today found guilty of his murder.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward on the first anniversary of Abraham Badru being brutally gunned down in Dalston.

The Tory candidate for mayor of London has condemned a "horrific" homophobic "acid attack" in Dalston, after its cowardly perpetrators were jailed last month.

The London Assembly member for Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest has announced she will not contest her seat in the next election after 20 years service.

A delivery driver who was on drugs when he knocked down and killed an 83-year-old woman in Old Street was jailed for four-and-a-half years on Tuesday.

Two young men have been arrested in connection with a spate of moped robberies against rush-hour commuters in Islington, Hackney and Camden.

On what would have been David Bowie's 72nd birthday, we look back at his legendary performances as alter-ego Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, in 1972.

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.

One year on from the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in South Hackney, detectives are urging witnesses to come forward and assist their investigation.

Two rapists have been jailed for 28 years following a "terrible" and "traumatic" attack on a woman they abducted in Homerton.

A vandal punched an off-duty copper in the face at Finsbury Park Underground Station on Monday night.

Two teenagers were hospitalised with slash wounds after a dawn attack in City Road on Sunday.

Work has begun on an ambitious project to gut Old Street roundabout and create a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians.



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