Enfield Council pledged to crack down on crime following a spike in youth violence in the borough. The council unveiled a £100,000 package of measures to give youngsters a chance to take part in a range of activities during the summer holiday period, including football, boxing, horticulture and cookery sessions.

Two violent thugs were jailed for the “senseless killing” of a man in his bedroom. Grzegorz Szal, 39, of Bracknell Close, Wood Green, and Patryck Pachecka, 31, of no fixed abode, murdered Grzegorz Pietrycki in his Wood Green flat. They were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

It was a “sad day for Enfield” as it was announced that the Town and Country Show would not be going ahead for 2018. Despite a record attendance of around 12,000 people in 2017, organiser Classic Festivals and Events said the council’s decision to sign up similar acts for July’s Balloon Festival meant the show could no longer go ahead.

Enfield suffered another setback when a second development partner pulled out of the council’s flagship regeneration project. Pacific Century Premium Developments told the council it did not wish to proceed with the £6 billion Meridian Water project. Following the announcement, the council said it no longer intended to work with a single master developer for the site.

But Haringey had reason to celebrate as it became one of only five boroughs in the UK to have all its schools rated good or outstanding by inspectors. The borough sailed to the top of the class after Tiverton Primary School became the latest to be awarded a good rating by education watchdog Ofsted.