Category Archives: Local issues

Pentonville suicide in part due to repeated failures by prison, inquest hears – corporate manslaughter?

An horrific tale of repeated mistakes was revealed at last weeks inquest into a January 2016 suicide at HMP Pentonville.  Basic procedures established following a previous suicide weren’t followed and another person died.  The details are below in a press … Continue reading

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Flatiron Steak replacing TED on Cally Road?

A licence transfer notice for 47-51 Caledonian Road suggests that the relatively shortlived TED restaurant is to be replaced by a steak joint, Flatiron.  If this is right, as Kings Cross is short of steak places this is welcome.  Reviews … Continue reading

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NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans anger Islington residents

A public meeting organised by a group of local people under the banner of Islington Keep Our NHS Public will take place at Islington Town Hall, Upper Street on Tuesday 15 November between 7.30 – 9.00pm where the leader of … Continue reading

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Your turn to save most progressive cycle path stretch in South-Camden

A trial structure of a segregated two-lane cycle path on Tavistock Place in Bloomsbury, adjacent to Kings Cross / St Pancras (leading to Torrington Place), is under threat of being demolished, due to a disgruntled group of a handful, but … Continue reading

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Gyratory redesign consultation report due next month

Transport for London ran a major consultation in February this year to seek opinions on the broad principles they will use to redesign the current hated gyratory. They are aiming to publish the resulting consultation report, which should give us … Continue reading

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King’s Cross road system – Two way is radical, what we need is a total transformation

We asked for ideas, suggestions and proposals to contribute to developing the initial design being consulted on by Transport for London (TfL). Here we reproduce Tom Harrison’s proposal. For over thirty years local residents here have campaigned for removal of … Continue reading

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Gyratory and public realm consultation – you write. Britannia Street and Wicklow Street triangle

If you’d like to share your thoughts about the Transport for London consultation ending 20 March 2016 we’ll carry contributions here. Email us at kingscrossenvironment@gmail.com. The first contribution comes from Leah who lives with her daughter in the Britannia and … Continue reading

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Radical changes proposed for Europe’s busiest transport interchange at King’s Cross

For over 30 years the local community at King’s Cross have been calling for removal of the notorious King’s Cross traffic gyratory system. The gyratory is dangerous, encourages poor driving habits, pushes traffic down small residential streets unsuitable for that … Continue reading

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