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Review of the year - September
September started with sad news after a 19-year-old who was “full of life” was killed in a motorbike crash.
Roofer Lee Wimbleton, of Marriott Road, Honrsey, was described by his heartbroken parents as “perfect in every way” and hundreds flocked to his funeral to pay their respects.
Also this month, we revealed council had invested money in two payday loan companies - despite taking a firm stance against them in the Haringey Independent.
Also this month, the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, whose fatal shooting sparked the Tottenham Riots in 2011, began.
We interviewed Judge Keith Cutler, the coroner behind the inquest, who vowed to establish the truth about the “great tragedy”.
The inquest jury was due to return a verdict before Christmas, but hearings have been adjourned until the New Year after several days of deliberation.
Haringey Borough Council also announced plans to review and restructure 15 of its most senior management positions.
Positions affected include the director of children’s services, the director of adult and housing services and the head of the council’s legal department.
Patients in St Ann’s Hospital were forced to sleep in rooms furnished with just a mattress due to a shortage of beds.
The findings emerged in a report by the Care Quality Commission, which said the hospital failed to meet the minimum standards required for patient care and welfare.
In brighter news, the ASOS Stitching Academy, in Harringay, was officially opened to help more people find jobs.
And police officers were awarded for their bravery at a commendation ceremony at Gladesmore School, in Tottenham.
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