This weekend, TfL is celebrating the half-century of the Victoria line. Ahead of that celebration, we spoke to the transport body’s former heritage chief, Mike Ashworth, for the lowdown on its origins.
TfL’s “shambolic” management of work at Highbury Corner has come under fire after bosses admitted contractors had made a mistake and the area would need to be paved again – after three years of roadworks.
Council officers recently announced a minimum 100 bike hangars a year will be installed for the next four years: the first 50 between now and autumn, the next cohort between autumn and March 2019, writes Meg Howarth, Ellington Street, Holloway.
A seven-year campaign finally came to fruition on Friday when a plaque (and flowerbed) was unveiled for Bill Little: the flower seller who brightened Highbury Corner for three decades. Among the invited guests were members of his family, Arsenal old boy Charlie George, and – of course – the Gazette. Sam Volpe reports
“Highbury Corner plans welcomed” reads the Gazette headline. Changes to the roundabout are afoot. Campaigners battle to save a 100-year-old tree and urge people to support plans that would see the link between Upper Street and Holloway Road closed. The date? December 20, 2007.