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  • I understand your point, but the kids in this age cohort that we know are actually very anxious to get vaccinated: they understand that the escalation of cases among teens is a major public health issue, and are also hugely frustrated about being un…
  • Re Jacula's comment above. The Cineworld/Picturehouse closure announced in October was officially temporary. According to Picturehouse's website, a 'brand-new seven screen cinema' will open... See https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/finsbury-park
  • If you have no luck there is a company, British Bins, that sells them online and delivers pretty swiftly.
  • When I have been past recently, there's been no indication that work on the development has resumed. This is a bit puzzling as it must be costing them thousands to keep the site closed. I've never been desperate to see the new shops, but eventually …
  • While we've been trying to get most food online, or from Urban Native and others, I've had to go into Tesco a couple of times and it has been awful - they let too many people in, and half those who are there completely ignore the one-way system, and…
  • I have recently used DHL. They picked up a day late, and delivered two days late, but an important small packet did arrive safely. Annoyingly you cannot phone them, but when I emailed I did get two helpful responses in quick succession, and the trac…
    in Post Office Comment by thompson May 2020
  • The French sports chain Decathlon has UK shops; you can buy online and they will deliver. In our experience (including for bikes), they are great value, but you don't get the chance to go for a test ride.
  • Just wondering if anyone is not currently staying in a studio or flat, and might be happy to rent it for two weeks to a couple returning to the area who need to isolate for two weeks before coming home (as parents vulnerable). We need somewhere clos…
  • Those of us who have been well looked-after at one time or another by the Whittington should think about supporting the staff - there is now a JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/supportwhittington
  • I may be wrong, but I don't think that there has been any Royal Mail delivery (i.e. normal post, not parcels/couriers) since Tuesday, on Regina Road. Can anyone confirm? Is there any indication that staff shortages are impact mail deliveries in our …
  • I understand that Urban Native is also now delivering, though prioritising older and vulnerable people unable to shop in person, as they should.
  • That is very good news. The Old Dairy has gone a bit downhill - has there been a change of ownership or chef? On the other hand, we went to dinner at Stapleton Tavern about two weeks ago and it was excellent.
  • In answer to Peter Crumb's question: the Rooftop Rooms quote (a couple of years ago) was about £40,000: on the assumption that you are creating a normal height room and putting in an ensuite bathroom. If you are simply turning a loft into a properly…
  • The people at Piccolo Diavolo are really nice and make an effort; it feels bizarrely like La Porchetta did in the old days, when it had a genuine buzz and before the silly renovation. So I would recommend giving it a try. Therattle above is absolu…
  • There are a few larger companies in the north London area: one recommended to me by two people was Rooftop Rooms, who assign you a dedicated project manager, etc. We got them to provide a quote, and were impressed by the manager who came to do the s…
  • Perhaps everyone else knows the answer to this, but I am wondering if there is any update as to when we will again be able to access the station from the Wells Terrace side? Any news would be really appreciated.
  • We recently used B&SC, i.e. Building and Structural Consultants Ltd who are based in Essex - Keith Connolly was the person who actually did the work and seemed perfectly capable. But this was a different kind of project (the calculations needed …
  • I agree. Next door may not be a tech giant but it is clearly simply a commercial social media platform seeking to target advertising or otherwise monetise whatever information participants provide. I can't remember which commentator said 'if somethi…
  • Dear krappyrubsnif Thanks for the AirBnB question - though the answer is that I am not sure. I don't think there has been the negative impact in rural areas that people complain about a lot in Barcelona and Berlin, but there are more people renting…
  • Greetings My partner and I have lived in N4 since 1999 and feel absolutely at home in this great, cosmopolitan neighbourhood. A friend drew our attention to sgr.org a few years ago; we have found the site really useful from time to time, so I am …