A charity offered a £10,000 reward to catch the criminals responsible for a horrific attack against a vulnerable pensioner. Crimestoppers announced the five-figure award after 98-year-old Peter Gouldstone was beaten and left for dead following a violent robbery at his home in Evesham Road, Enfield, in November. The attackers made off with the pensioner’s possessions, including his television. Mr Gouldstone later died of his injuries.

Politicians urged people to come forward after a weekend of violence in Enfield. Police officers and the ambulance service attended four men with stab wounds. The day before, two men and a teenager were shot in a minicab. Kate Osamor, MP for Edmonton, said: “This violence must stop. Our communities cannot bear the fear, worry and devastation violence leaves.”

Campaigners hailed a “victory for people power” after Haringey Council said it would rip up plans to knock down social housing as part of a regeneration scheme. Tenants feared nearly 300 homes could be demolished under the Wood Green Area Action Plan. The plans could have forced hundreds of social housing tenants out of the Sky City and Page High estates. But the council announced it did not intend to go ahead with the plans.

Finsbury Park’s green flag status was suspended due to litter, dangerous play equipment and rats. A mystery shopper report from charity Keep Britain Tidy – which oversees the green flag award – listed a range of concerns, including laughing gas canisters found in the park, dog fouling and damaged footpaths.

George Spicer Primary School raised £500 for charity during events commemorating the First World War. All 810 pupils came to school dressed in red, white and blue to fundraise for the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.