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Three people were robbed at knifepoint while cycling through Finsbury Park on Monday night.

The Wireless Festival promoter has withdrawn its appeal against Haringey Council’s licensing restrictions after an agreement was reached on sound level monitoring.

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.

Wireless Festival promoters say reducing bass levels at the event and finishing half-an-hour earlier would put it out of business and is appealing Haringey Council’s restrictions.

Finsbury Park has been stripped of its Green Flag status after a damning “mystery shopper” report by an environmental charity.

Wireless promoter Live Nation has been given the green light to carry on holding the festival in Finsbury Park after a licensing review – but extra security will be on the streets and artists will be “encouraged” not to swear.

Wireless promoters defended the music festival at a licence review hearing last night, saying it is a “celebration of grime music” that causes no public nuisance.

Islington Council has withdrawn its representation ahead of today’s Wireless Festival licensing hearing, saying promoters have agreed to their demands.

Wireless Festival chiefs face a battle to stay in Finsbury Park after Haringey Council announced a licence review will take place next month.

Homeless and vulnerable people will be offered health checks at a festival in Finsbury Park next month.

Wireless Festival could be forced to bring in ID scanners at future events if it is to stay in Finsbury Park.

With a rape and a murder in Finsbury Park in the last seven months, the Friends of Finsbury Park held a heated meeting for neighbours to discuss safety – but floor time was dominated by concerns about festivals. The Gazette was there.

A woman in her 40s was raped in Finsbury Park last week, police have said.

Momentum activists could have a significant impact on the doorsteps of north London ahead of May’s election. The Gazette asked activists from four north London boroughs how socialism is bedding in.

Today I went to Clissold Leisure Centre, which is run by Greenwich Leisure Ltd (a charitable social enterprise, whatever that is) but paid for by Hackney and its citizens, writes Helen Mackintosh.

Haringey Council has today responded to calls for improved safety around Finsbury Park following the killing of barmaid Iuliana Tudos.

Two homeless women who had been sleeping under the Stroud Green Road bridge for a year have been offered housing – weeks after the Gazette published the tragic stories of how they had ended up there.

A campaign group has lost its battle to restrict music events in Finsbury Park – but has promised to appeal yet again by taking the case to the Supreme Court.

LCD Soundsystem and Björk will join The xx as headliners at Victoria Park’s new All Points East festival next year, organisers have announced.

The promoter behind Field Day has ruled out holding the three-day festival in Finsbury Park next year – despite having applied to Haringey Council for permission to do so.

Legal action by campaigners trying to stop Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park could end up restricting events across the whole of London.

Another Wireless Festival, another weekend of “hell” for neighbours in Finsbury Park.

I’m dismayed that Haringey Council is yet again inflicting a tsunami of extra drug dealing, alcohol/drug misuse, noise pollution and anti-social behaviour upon Finsbury Park citizens (many of whom live within Hackney), writes T Simon Couzens, full address supplied.

Haringey Council sign off on 61,559-seater stadium

It’s my last week of training for the Hackney Half Marathon (I’m running with the Gazette team and we are fundraising for Hackney Winter Night Shelter), writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

This news means this season will be the last at the current White Hart Lane



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