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Whitecross Street Party celebrates centenary of women’s suffrage with street art, music and installations 

16 Jul 18

Gallery: Whitecross Street Party celebrates centenary of women’s suffrage with street art, music and installations 18:38 Lucas Cumiskey –> The Whitecross Street Party celebrated 100 years of women’s suffrage yesterday.


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St Pancras Hospital could be turned into NHS staff housing under plans to move mental health beds to Whittington Hospital 

16 Jul 18

St Pancras Hospital could be turned into NHS staff housing under plans to move mental health beds to Whittington Hospital 17:37 Harry Taylor –> Camden and Islington’s mental health trust is consulting on plans to pool its inpatient beds at a new …


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Man wanted after casino goer robbed in brutal Holloway Road attack 

16 Jul 18

Man wanted after casino goer robbed in brutal Holloway Road attack –> Man wanted after casino goer robbed in brutal Holloway Road attack…


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Chicken shop fears lead Islington planners to investigate Highbury cafe 

16 Jul 18

Chicken shop fears lead Islington planners to investigate Highbury cafe –> Chicken shop fears lead Islington planners to investigate Highbury cafe…


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Nashon Esbrand murder: Teen arrested in Spain on suspicion of Canonbury killing 

16 Jul 18

Nashon Esbrand murder: Teen arrested in Spain on suspicion of Canonbury killing –> Nashon Esbrand murder: Teen arrested in Spain on suspicion of Canonbury killing…


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Man ‘stabbed by moped rider’ in Brunswick Estate, Finsbury 

16 Jul 18

Man ‘stabbed by moped rider’ in Brunswick Estate, Finsbury –> Man ‘stabbed by moped rider’ in Brunswick Estate, Finsbury…


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‘Tactical’ collisions a ‘huge deterrent’ to moped crooks, says top cop in Islington and Camden 

16 Jul 18

‘Tactical’ collisions a ‘huge deterrent’ to moped crooks, says top cop in Islington and Camden –> ‘Tactical’ collisions a ‘huge deterrent’ to moped crooks, says top cop in Islington and Camden…


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Donald Trump protest: Muslims from Finsbury Park mosque march in central London 

13 Jul 18

Donald Trump protest: Muslims from Finsbury Park mosque march in central London Friday, July 13, 2018 Lucas Cumiskey –> Some 200 Muslims gathered in central London in a show of defiance against Donald Trump’s visit today.


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Sainsbury’s planning to open ANOTHER store minutes away from controversial Blackstock Road site 

13 Jul 18

Sainsbury’s planning to open ANOTHER store minutes away from controversial Blackstock Road site Friday, July 13, 2018 Sam Gelder –> Sainsbury’s has already angered the Highbury community with plans for a second Blackstock Road branch – now the…


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Business of the week: Finsbury Park’s Gadz Cafe, which is decorated with Jeremy Corbyn tributes 

13 Jul 18

Business of the week: Finsbury Park’s Gadz Cafe, which is decorated with Jeremy Corbyn tributes Friday, July 13, 2018 Joe Graber –> In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington.


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Donald Trump protest: Jeremy Corbyn and Mohammed Kozbar call on public to demonstrate ‘our inclusive society’ 

13 Jul 18

Donald Trump protest: Jeremy Corbyn and Mohammed Kozbar call on public to demonstrate ‘our inclusive society’ Friday, July 13, 2018 Lucas Cumiskey –> Jeremy Corbyn and Finsbury Park Mosque chairman Mohammed Kozbar have supported this afternoon…


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England fans hopes are dashed as King’s Cross screen will show Wizard of Oz over World Cup semi-final 

10 Jul 18

England fans hopes are dashed as King’s Cross screen will show Wizard of Oz over World Cup semi-final 8 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> King’s Cross developers ignoring tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final to screen “additional Wimbledon coverage” …


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Jeroen Ensink Holloway stab death: Timchang Nandap showed no signs of mental illness two months before, court hears 

10 Jul 18

Jeroen Ensink Holloway stab death: Timchang Nandap showed no signs of mental illness two months before, court hears 14 minutes ago James Morris at St Pancras Coroner’s Court –> A police officer who arrested Timchang Nandap two months before he …


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Vineyard ‘moped attack’: Police called to Upper Street bar as ‘rider with knife steals man’s watch’ 

10 Jul 18

Vineyard ‘moped attack’: Police called to Upper Street bar as ‘rider with knife steals man’s watch’ 25 minutes ago James Morris –> A knife-wielding moped crook struck a busy Upper Street pub last night and stole a man’s watch, according …


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Wireless: Boy, 16, dies after suspected asthma attack leaving Finsbury Park festival 

9 Jul 18

Wireless: Boy, 16, dies after suspected asthma attack leaving Finsbury Park festival 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A teenager who attended Wireless Festival yesterday died after having a suspected asthma attack and collapsing in Seven Sisters Road.


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Business of the week: Lizzy’s on the Green, Newington Green 

9 Jul 18

Business of the week: Lizzy’s on the Green, Newington Green 26 minutes ago James Morris –> In a weekly feature, the Gazette profiles and champions a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington.


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Vandals wreck kid’s fountain in Finsbury Park playground 

9 Jul 18

Vandals wreck kid’s fountain in Finsbury Park playground 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Large sections of Finsbury Park are closed off for music festivals this summer – but they’re not the only areas out of bounds at the moment.


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Coming soon? Filmgoers react as plans to refurb Holloway Road’s famous Odeon cinema submitted 

9 Jul 18

Coming soon? Filmgoers react as plans to refurb Holloway Road’s famous Odeon cinema submitted 45 minutes ago Val Cipriani –> With plans submitted to redevelop the famous Holloway Road Odeon, we decided it was time to take a look at its history.


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Angel Central drops plans to remove famous wings sculpture – after campaign of 10-year-old Olivia Gordon Clark 

6 Jul 18

Breaking News: Angel Central drops plans to remove famous wings sculpture – after campaign of 10-year-old Olivia Gordon Clark 54 minutes ago James Morris –> It’s official: the famous wings sculpture at Angel Central shopping centre has been …


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Cyclist, 38, in critical condition after Goswell Road car collision 

6 Jul 18

Cyclist, 38, in critical condition after Goswell Road car collision 56 minutes ago James Morris –> A cyclist is in critical condition after a crash with a car in Goswell Road this morning.


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Mary Hassell: Coroner gives apology and issues plea for help drafting new policy at packed meeting 

6 Jul 18

Mary Hassell: Coroner gives apology and issues plea for help drafting new policy at packed meeting 8 minutes ago Harry Taylor –> “I got it wrong.


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Labour tears up Green campaign for proportional representation at Islington Council elections 

6 Jul 18

Labour tears up Green campaign for proportional representation at Islington Council elections 54 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Labour councillors have destroyed Green attempts to push for proportional representation (PR) in local elections.


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Group’s horror after being chased by masked knifeman in Finsbury Park 

6 Jul 18

Group’s horror after being chased by masked knifeman in Finsbury Park 12:28 Sam Gelder –> A young woman who was chased by a masked knifeman in Finsbury Park has warned others to be careful late at night.


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Islington housing boss: Sir George Robey/Powerhaus site in Finsbury Park is too ‘noisy’ to build affordable housing 

6 Jul 18

Islington housing boss: Sir George Robey/Powerhaus site in Finsbury Park is too ‘noisy’ to build affordable housing 48 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington’s housing leader has said the council can’t build housing on the former Sir George …


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Quietway 10 cycle route: Islington transport leader promises to ‘engage’ with calls to remove majority of traffic 

6 Jul 18

Quietway 10 cycle route: Islington transport leader promises to ‘engage’ with calls to remove majority of traffic 50 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Council’s transport leader has promised to “engage” after an action group lobbied …


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Islington councillor campaigns against homeless charity Shelter from the Storm moving to Upper Holloway 

6 Jul 18

Islington councillor campaigns against homeless charity Shelter from the Storm moving to Upper Holloway 44 minutes ago James Morris –> An Islington councillor last night called for the town hall to stop a homeless shelter opening in Upper Holloway.


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Islington girl, 12, raises more than £1,100 for cancer charity with haircut 

5 Jul 18

Islington girl, 12, raises more than £1,100 for cancer charity with haircut 29 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A 12-year-old girl has raised £1,100 for a cancer charity by cutting her hair – and will also donate that.


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Teen arrested after scooter and car crash in Hornsey Road 

5 Jul 18

Teen arrested after scooter and car crash in Hornsey Road 44 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A teenager has been arrested after a crash in Hornsey Road between a moped and a car.


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Finsbury Park councillor: ‘Build affordable homes, not a hotel, on Sir George Robey/Powerhaus site’ 

4 Jul 18

Finsbury Park councillor: ‘Build affordable homes, not a hotel, on Sir George Robey/Powerhaus site’ 7 minutes ago James Morris –> An Islington councillor will tomorrow ask town hall planners to stop a 182-room hotel being built on the site of a …


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Highbury campaigners warn Islington Council: ‘Don’t let Sainsbury’s into Blackstock Road’ 

4 Jul 18

Highbury campaigners warn Islington Council: ‘Don’t let Sainsbury’s into Blackstock Road’ 25 minutes ago James Morris –> Highbury’s crusade against Sainsbury’s in Blackstock Road will continue on the steps of the town hall tomorrow.


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Islington Council to ban barbecues in most of Highbury Fields after neighbours take it to court 

4 Jul 18

Breaking News: Islington Council to ban barbecues in most of Highbury Fields after neighbours take it to court 30 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Council this morning sensationally announced it would scale back barbecue use in Highbury Fields.


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Meet Rev Andy Pakula, Newington Green and Upper Street’s non-religious minister 

4 Jul 18

Meet Rev Andy Pakula, Newington Green and Upper Street’s non-religious minister 25 minutes ago James Morris –> Even by Islington’s radical standards, Rev Andy Pakula stands out.


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Jeroen Ensink Holloway stab death: Police failed to record killer’s previous mental health crisis, court hears 

3 Jul 18

Jeroen Ensink Holloway stab death: Police failed to record killer’s previous mental health crisis, court hears 11 minutes ago James Morris at St Pancras Coroner’s Court –> The mental state of Jeroen Ensink’s schizophrenic knife killer was not …


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Fairbridge Road stabbing: Boy, 14, charged with attempted murder 

3 Jul 18

Fairbridge Road stabbing: Boy, 14, charged with attempted murder 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A 14-year-old boy from Islington will appear in court this morning charged with the attempted murder of another boy, also 14, in Upper Holloway.


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York Way Estate turns 50: ‘Our community has always been tight-knit’ 

2 Jul 18

York Way Estate turns 50: ‘Our community has always been tight-knit’ 14 minutes ago James Morris –> Tenants from the York Way Estate celebrated 50 years in the Cally at the weekend.


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This week 30 years ago: Highbury clamping row, Hornsey Rise sword murder, kid’s horrific Andover Estate accident 

2 Jul 18

This week 30 years ago: Highbury clamping row, Hornsey Rise sword murder, kid’s horrific Andover Estate accident 43 minutes ago James Morris –> Privately run Aberdeen Park in Highbury became the first road in Islington where wheel clamping …


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10 for Ben: Regent’s Canal walk raises £3k for Kinsella Trust – but Upper Holloway stabbing puts battle into context 

2 Jul 18

10 for Ben: Regent’s Canal walk raises £3k for Kinsella Trust – but Upper Holloway stabbing puts battle into context 10 minutes ago James Morris –> Hundreds of people joined Ben Kinsella’s family for a sponsored 10k walk along the Regent’s …


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Fairbridge Road stabbing: Boys aged 14 and 15 arrested on suspicion of Upper Holloway attempted murder 

2 Jul 18

Fairbridge Road stabbing: Boys aged 14 and 15 arrested on suspicion of Upper Holloway attempted murder 34 minutes ago Sonia Zhuravlyova and James Morris –> Two boys – aged 14 and 15 – were this morning arrested on suspicion of attempted murder …


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Mohammed Hersi killing: Ahmed Hashi, 18, jailed for brutal manslaughter in Finsbury Park cafe 

29 Jun 18

Mohammed Hersi killing: Ahmed Hashi, 18, jailed for brutal manslaughter in Finsbury Park cafe 35 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel –> A teenager was jailed today for the horrifically brutal manslaughter of Mohammed Hersi using a chair at a Finsbury Park …


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Islington’s Hammerton Brewery offers half-price beer for people who fund its taproom project 

29 Jun 18

Islington’s Hammerton Brewery offers half-price beer for people who fund its taproom project 24 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington’s Hammerton Brewery has the most enticing of rewards for people who invest in its latest project: half-price …


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Do you know this man? Police appeal after £5k bike stolen at King’s Cross station 

29 Jun 18

Do you know this man? Police appeal after £5k bike stolen at King’s Cross station 13:35 James Morris –> Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after a bike worth about £5,000 was stolen at King’s Cross station.


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Cycle action group lobbies Islington Council to ban traffic from Quietway 10 route between Finsbury Park and Clerkenwell 

29 Jun 18

Cycle action group lobbies Islington Council to ban traffic from Quietway 10 route between Finsbury Park and Clerkenwell 10:25 James Morris –> Cyclists will lobby Islington Council to remove the “majority of traffic” from a major new cycle route…


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Football pitches in Paradise Park, Whittington Park and Rosemary Gardens get £350k investment 

29 Jun 18

Football pitches in Paradise Park, Whittington Park and Rosemary Gardens get £350k investment 10:00 James Morris –> Islington Council has refurbished football pitches in three of its parks.


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The 27 people stabbed to death in Islington since Ben Kinsella’s murder 10 years ago today 

29 Jun 18

The 27 people stabbed to death in Islington since Ben Kinsella’s murder 10 years ago today 07:00 James Morris –> It is a harrowing reminder of the work to be done.


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Whittington Hospital pull out of controversial regeneration deal with Grenfell-linked firm 

28 Jun 18

Whittington Hospital pull out of controversial regeneration deal with Grenfell-linked firm Yesterday, 17:39 Sam Volpe –> The Whittington Hospital today confirmed it will abandon a regeneration agreement made with Ryhurst, whose parent company Rydon …


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Ben Kinsella anniversary: How Islington teen’s killing caught attention of national press – and what it changed 

28 Jun 18

Ben Kinsella anniversary: How Islington teen’s killing caught attention of national press – and what it changed Yesterday, 14:41 Meyrem Hussein –> As chief reporter at the Islington Gazette when Ben Kinsella was murdered, Meyrem Hussein had a …


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Ex-police chief John Sutherland: The cop who led Islington’s response to Ben Kinsella’s murder 

28 Jun 18

Ex-police chief John Sutherland: The cop who led Islington’s response to Ben Kinsella’s murder Yesterday, 13:55 James Morris –> Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s murder.


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Lxsko death: Police investigating after Holloway rapper Dean Martin Laskowski falls from flat on Packington Estate 

28 Jun 18

Lxsko death: Police investigating after Holloway rapper Dean Martin Laskowski falls from flat on Packington Estate Yesterday, 12:13 Sam Gelder –> A rap artist who grew up on Holloway’s Harvist Estate fell to his death from a four-storey block of …


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Brooke Kinsella: ‘10 years on from Ben’s murder, knife crime in Islington is even worse’ 

28 Jun 18

Brooke Kinsella: ‘10 years on from Ben’s murder, knife crime in Islington is even worse’ 07:27 James Morris –> Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s murder.


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‘Encouraging steps’ for Islington youth crime scheme – which has worked with 76 gang members in past year 

27 Jun 18

‘Encouraging steps’ for Islington youth crime scheme – which has worked with 76 gang members in past year 15 minutes ago James Morris –> A young Islington male has been in and out of custody for a series of violent offences.







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