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‘Ecstatically happy’: Arsenal fans outside Emirates Stadium react to news of Arsene Wenger’s resignation 

20 Apr 18

‘Ecstatically happy’: Arsenal fans outside Emirates Stadium react to news of Arsene Wenger’s resignation 39 minutes ago Kamal Sultan –> Fans outside Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium today greeted news of Arsene Wenger’s resignation with relief…


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King’s Head Theatre set to move to Upper Street bar for 18 months until new venue is ready 

20 Apr 18

King’s Head Theatre set to move to Upper Street bar for 18 months until new venue is ready 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Upper Street’s famous King’s Head Theatre pub could move into a “trendy neighbourhood bar” for more than 18 months …


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Stunned Jeremy Corbyn thanks ‘the ledge’ Arsene Wenger for service to Arsenal 

20 Apr 18

Exclusive: Stunned Jeremy Corbyn thanks ‘the ledge’ Arsene Wenger for service to Arsenal 51 minutes ago James Morris –> A stunned Jeremy Corbyn this morning thanked Arsene Wenger for his service to Arsenal, saying: “You took our club to a …


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Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal saying: ‘The time is right for me to step down’ 

20 Apr 18

Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal saying: ‘The time is right for me to step down’ 57 minutes ago Layth Yousif –> Arsene Wenger has announced he is leaving Arsenal, the club he has managed for 22 years.


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Man stabbed in Rosemary Gardens 

20 Apr 18

Man stabbed in Rosemary Gardens 13 minutes ago James Morris –> A 24-year-old man was stabbed in Rosemary Gardens yesterday.


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Wimbourne Court stabbing: Police appeal for info on male suspect as woman, 41, is knifed in lift 

20 Apr 18

Wimbourne Court stabbing: Police appeal for info on male suspect as woman, 41, is knifed in lift 39 minutes ago James Morris –> Police are appealing for information after a 41-year-old woman was knifed in a lift in a block on flats on the Hackney …


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Police helicopter helps catch ‘reckless’ moped riders in Essex who jumped red light at 80mph after attempted Old Street snatch 

19 Apr 18

Police helicopter helps catch ‘reckless’ moped riders in Essex who jumped red light at 80mph after attempted Old Street snatch 19 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew –> A “reckless” pair who tried to steal two mopeds in Old Street were arrested all…


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Seven Sisters Road taped off after ‘collision’ 

19 Apr 18

Breaking News: Seven Sisters Road taped off after ‘collision’ 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Seven Sisters Road was taped off this afternoon after a collision.


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Finsbury Park crash: Moped rider, 18, no longer in life threatening state 

19 Apr 18

Finsbury Park crash: Moped rider, 18, no longer in life threatening state 58 minutes ago James Morris –> Two young moped riders who crashed in Finsbury Park on Tuesday morning are recovering from their injuries.


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‘Our vision for an inclusive Islington economy’: Council bosses to approve affordable workspace plan 

19 Apr 18

‘Our vision for an inclusive Islington economy’: Council bosses to approve affordable workspace plan 9 minutes ago James Morris –> Council bosses are set to approve an affordable workspace strategy to support small businesses.


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Neglect of south Islington estate makes Guinness Court a ‘burglar’s paradise’ – tenants 

19 Apr 18

Neglect of south Islington estate makes Guinness Court a ‘burglar’s paradise’ – tenants 55 minutes ago Amy Finch –> Frightened tenants in a south Islington estate say outdoor lighting failures are making it a “burglar’s paradise”.


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Editor’s comment: Better turnout would be a better result 

18 Apr 18

Editor’s comment: Better turnout would be a better result 9 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel –> Protesting Brexit.


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Archway’s City of London Academy Highgate Hill hardest hit by government funding change 

18 Apr 18

Archway’s City of London Academy Highgate Hill hardest hit by government funding change 13 minutes ago James Scott –> A newly-opened academy is set to lose out the most in the government’s National Funding Formula, according to predicted data.


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Business of the week: Time For… Cafe plans to use concept of time as currency in Pentonville Road 

18 Apr 18

Business of the week: Time For…


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Collection from former Camden Passage shop Jubilee Photographica expected to raise £30k at auction 

18 Apr 18

Collection from former Camden Passage shop Jubilee Photographica expected to raise £30k at auction 7 minutes ago Amy Finch –> The life’s work of Islington’s Beryl Vosburgh, one of the first specialist antique photographica collectors in London…


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Entries open for ‘highlight of the year’ Islington in Bloom 

18 Apr 18

Entries open for ‘highlight of the year’ Islington in Bloom 11 minutes ago Amy Finch –> Islington in Bloom has begun.


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This week 5 years ago: Islington Council forced to pay back £1million of Drayton Park traffic fines 

18 Apr 18

This week 5 years ago: Islington Council forced to pay back £1million of Drayton Park traffic fines 34 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Council faced having to pay back more than £1million of traffic fines issued at a controversial width …


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Islington healthy streets hustings: Audience none the wiser after toothless panel debate 

17 Apr 18

Islington healthy streets hustings: Audience none the wiser after toothless panel debate 4 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington has foul air, poor cycling infrastructure and some dangerous pedestrian zones.


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Islington elections: Conservatives make astonishing pledge to relocate primary schools on main roads 

17 Apr 18

Islington elections: Conservatives make astonishing pledge to relocate primary schools on main roads 34 minutes ago James Morris –> Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette is bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main …


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Momentum in north London: How soaring membership of grassroots group has affected local Labour politics 

17 Apr 18

Momentum in north London: How soaring membership of grassroots group has affected local Labour politics 48 minutes ago Lucas Cumiskey and Harry Taylor –> Momentum activists could have a significant impact on the doorsteps of north London ahead of …


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Finsbury Park station crash: Two moped riders injured in police chase 

17 Apr 18

Finsbury Park station crash: Two moped riders injured in police chase 10 minutes ago James Morris –> Two moped riders were injured in a police chase this morning after crashing outside Finsbury Park station in Seven Sisters Road.


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Arrests in Hertslet Road, Holloway, after plain clothes police op targeting drugs and anti-social behaviour 

17 Apr 18

Arrests in Hertslet Road, Holloway, after plain clothes police op targeting drugs and anti-social behaviour 43 minutes ago James Morris –> Two people were arrested in Holloway yesterday after plain clothes officers targeted drug use and anti-social …


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Islington in Europe chair Nick Turton: ‘My anti-Brexit hobby/obsession’ 

16 Apr 18

Islington in Europe chair Nick Turton: ‘My anti-Brexit hobby/obsession’ 53 minutes ago Amy Finch –> Two years on from the EU referendum, Nick Turton and his Islington in Europe cronies just won’t give up and accept Brexit.


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Greek restaurant wants to open in Farringdon Road, neighbour complains about feral poos 

16 Apr 18

Greek restaurant wants to open in Farringdon Road, neighbour complains about feral poos 55 minutes ago James Morris –> “The best souvlaki in London” could be coming to Clerkenwell.


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London parents going to ‘extraordinary lengths’ to get their child into primary school 

16 Apr 18

London parents going to ‘extraordinary lengths’ to get their child into primary school 28 minutes ago James Scott –> A new survey has revealed the often “extraordinary” lengths parents have gone to get their children into their preferred …


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This week 30 years ago: Whittington Hospital baby boom, taxi driver murdered in Holloway Road 

16 Apr 18

This week 30 years ago: Whittington Hospital baby boom, taxi driver murdered in Holloway Road 50 minutes ago James Morris –> The Whittington Hospital was struggling to cope with a baby boom.


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Hundreds say farewell to Ron Hagland: Legendary founding member of Islington Boxing Club 

13 Apr 18

Hundreds say farewell to Ron Hagland: Legendary founding member of Islington Boxing Club 17 minutes ago James Morris –> Two hundred people this afternoon said goodbye to an Islington legend: Ron Hagland.


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Social housing fraudster caught illegally sub-letting Islington flat 

13 Apr 18

Social housing fraudster caught illegally sub-letting Islington flat 31 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A social housing fraudster has been found guilty of illegally sub-letting a home in Islington.


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Holloway Prison: Housing campaigners accuse Ministry of Justice of ‘misleading’ people over use of visitor centre 

13 Apr 18

Holloway Prison: Housing campaigners accuse Ministry of Justice of ‘misleading’ people over use of visitor centre 6 minutes ago James Morris –> Housing campaigners have accused the Ministry of Justice of “misleading” people about the use of …


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Archway Tavern: Landlord tells councillors historic pub will be open in ‘months, rather than years’ 

12 Apr 18

Archway Tavern: Landlord tells councillors historic pub will be open in ‘months, rather than years’ 46 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> The landlord of the historic Archway Tavern pub met with council chiefs last week and informed them of plans to …


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Islington young people survey: 13% of secondary school pupils know someone who carries a weapon 

12 Apr 18

Islington young people survey: 13% of secondary school pupils know someone who carries a weapon 10 minutes ago James Morris –> Thirteen per cent of secondary school pupils in Islington say they know someone who carries a weapon.


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Market Garden: Islington councillors pledge to fight removal of grocer’s from Essex Road premises 

12 Apr 18

Market Garden: Islington councillors pledge to fight removal of grocer’s from Essex Road premises 45 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington councillors are fighting the closure of Essex Road’s beloved Market Garden grocer’s.


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Radical plan to pedestrianise Upper Street tabled by Zaha Hadid Architects 

12 Apr 18

Radical plan to pedestrianise Upper Street tabled by Zaha Hadid Architects 25 minutes ago James Morris –> One of the world’s leading architects has tabled a radical plan to pedestrianise Upper Street.


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Expensive luxury housing and shops struggling – is Islington losing its soul? 

11 Apr 18

Expensive luxury housing and shops struggling – is Islington losing its soul? 20 minutes ago James Morris –> Is Islington’s working class character being destroyed? As luxury housing blocks spring up and traditional shops are forced out, it …


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Why Hammerton Brewery’s Pentonville stout – made with oysters – is one of London’s finest 

11 Apr 18

Why Hammerton Brewery’s Pentonville stout – made with oysters – is one of London’s finest 38 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington’s brilliant Hammerton Brewery continues to thrive – after one of its signature beers was named as the …


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Distraction crooks steal £6k life savings of Upper Holloway pensioner 

11 Apr 18

Distraction crooks steal £6k life savings of Upper Holloway pensioner 38 minutes ago Vicky Munro –> A fundraiser set up to help a disabled Upper Holloway pensioner who was conned out of her life savings has raised almost £1,000.


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This week 60 years ago: Islington shopkeeper fights knife thug, telling him ‘don’t be a bloody fool’ 

11 Apr 18

This week 60 years ago: Islington shopkeeper fights knife thug, telling him ‘don’t be a bloody fool’ 47 minutes ago James Morris –> A hero tobacconist fought off a thug who threatened to knife her and rob her shop.


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Finsbury Park’s Free Postcode Lottery threatened with legal action by People’s Postcode Lottery 

10 Apr 18

Finsbury Park’s Free Postcode Lottery threatened with legal action by People’s Postcode Lottery 7 minutes ago James Morris –> A Finsbury Park lottery business will probably have to change its name after a “competitor” threatened legal action.


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Appeal: Get in touch about homeless hostels and B&Bs in Islington 

10 Apr 18

Appeal: Get in touch about homeless hostels and BBs in Islington 37 minutes ago Emma Youle –> The Gazette would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Islington – such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.


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Man caught trying to smuggle £23k of drugs into Pentonville Prison jailed for 27 months 

9 Apr 18

Man caught trying to smuggle £23k of drugs into Pentonville Prison jailed for 27 months 36 minutes ago James Morris –> A man who tried to smuggle £23,000 of drugs over Pentonville Prison’s perimeter wall has today been jailed for 27 months.


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Barnsbury theatre given £67,000 to produce play marking Regent’s Canal’s 200th anniversary 

9 Apr 18

Barnsbury theatre given £67,000 to produce play marking Regent’s Canal’s 200th anniversary 48 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A community theatre in Barnsbury has been given more than £67,000 to develop a play celebrating 200 years of the Regent’s…


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Hill House: Communities secretary dodges question about 150 luxury flats being built in Archway with none affordable 

9 Apr 18

Hill House: Communities secretary dodges question about 150 luxury flats being built in Archway with none affordable 23 minutes ago Harry Taylor –> Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused to say whether a law that allowed a new luxury flat …


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Islington elections: Greens plan for life as Labour’s opposition, promising ‘we will make council better’ 

9 Apr 18

Islington elections: Greens plan for life as Labour’s opposition, promising ‘we will make council better’ 12 minutes ago James Morris –> Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette is bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the …


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This week 30 years ago: Privatisation plans for 42k Islington council homes, pupils start fire at Highbury Grove School 

9 Apr 18

This week 30 years ago: Privatisation plans for 42k Islington council homes, pupils start fire at Highbury Grove School 44 minutes ago James Morris –> The government came up with a crazy plan to transfer ownership of Islington’s 42,000 council …


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Woman held on suspicion of attempted murder after Highbury and Islington station stabbing 

9 Apr 18

Woman held on suspicion of attempted murder after Highbury and Islington station stabbing 16 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A 48-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed outside Highbury and Islington …


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Appeal: Did you know missing east London teenager Suzanne Lawrence, last seen in Highbury in 1979? 

7 Apr 18

Appeal: Did you know missing east London teenager Suzanne Lawrence, last seen in Highbury in 1979? 48 minutes ago Emma Youle –> In 1979 an east London schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.


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The mystery man who patrols King’s Cross Road and sprays dog poo pink 

6 Apr 18

The mystery man who patrols King’s Cross Road and sprays dog poo pink 4 minutes ago James Morris –> “Pretty much every day when I walk outside my building, all I can see is dog shit.


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Finsbury Park councillors criticise City North development for lack of affordable homes 

6 Apr 18

Finsbury Park councillors criticise City North development for lack of affordable homes 6 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> The developer behind Finsbury Park’s £220million City North project has been criticised for its lack of affordable housing.


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Clerkenwell to get 180-room Premier Inn – after government overturns Islington Council rejection 

6 Apr 18

Clerkenwell to get 180-room Premier Inn – after government overturns Islington Council rejection 26 minutes ago James Morris –> Premier Inn has won permission to build a 180-room hotel in Clerkenwell – after the UK’s top planning authority …


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Gazette to hold Islington Council election hustings at St Mary’s Church, Upper Street 

5 Apr 18

Gazette to hold Islington Council election hustings at St Mary’s Church, Upper Street 12 minutes ago James Morris –> The Islington Gazette will hold a hustings ahead of next month’s local elections.







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