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Islington man found guilty of smash and grab moped raids on mobile phone shops 

24 Nov 17

Video: Islington man found guilty of smash and grab moped raids on mobile phone shops 6 minutes ago James Morris –> An Islington man has been found guilty for his part in 17 moped smash and grab raids on mobile phone stores.


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Moped thugs from Islington jailed after being caught with 17 stolen phones 

23 Nov 17

Moped thugs from Islington jailed after being caught with 17 stolen phones 52 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Two moped thugs from Islington have been locked up for more than three years after being chased and caught with 17 stolen phones.


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Lee Jay Hatley murder trial: Alleged killer Bradley Wood ‘stabbed best friend by accident in scuffle’ 

23 Nov 17

Lee Jay Hatley murder trial: Alleged killer Bradley Wood ‘stabbed best friend by accident in scuffle’ 40 minutes ago James Morris at the Old Bailey –> Lee Jay Hatley’s alleged murderer accidentally knifed him in a “scuffle”, a court heard …


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Unity Project: Islington volunteer project launches to help migrants navigate paperwork and integrate with community 

23 Nov 17

Unity Project: Islington volunteer project launches to help migrants navigate paperwork and integrate with community 49 minutes ago Rhiannon Long –> Migrants who arrive in Islington face a daunting prospect: mountains of government paperwork in a …


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Stroud Green Road rough sleepers Blue and K offered housing – after months on the streets 

23 Nov 17

Stroud Green Road rough sleepers Blue and K offered housing – after months on the streets 5 minutes ago Loretta Thomas –> Two homeless women who had been sleeping under the Stroud Green Road bridge for a year have been offered housing – weeks …


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Town hall unveils 47 new council homes on King Square Estate in Finsbury 

23 Nov 17

Town hall unveils 47 new council homes on King Square Estate in Finsbury 12 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Dozens of new council homes were unveiled on Finsbury’s King Square Estate yesterday as part of a major regeneration.


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Special needs yoga centre moves to student block off A1 – for ultra-low rent 

23 Nov 17

Special needs yoga centre moves to student block off A1 – for ultra-low rent 47 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington is notorious for brutally high rent.


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Lesson in politics for youngsters at Islington Town Hall 

22 Nov 17

Lesson in politics for youngsters at Islington Town Hall 25 minutes ago James Scott –> It was a lesson in politics for a set of inquisitive youngsters during a visit to the council chamber at Islington Town Hall.


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Ski slopes, protests and the EU: The ups and downs of Holloway’s Sobell Leisure Centre 

22 Nov 17

Ski slopes, protests and the EU: The ups and downs of Holloway’s Sobell Leisure Centre 15 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Today, it’s the pricey trampoline park that has the Sobell in the headlines.


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Green Caroline Russell party poops ‘secret’ Islington Labour budget meeting 

22 Nov 17

Green Caroline Russell party poops ‘secret’ Islington Labour budget meeting Yesterday, 14:09 James Morris –> Ever had that feeling when you’re the only one not invited to the party? Green Caroline Russell party poops ‘secret’ Islington …


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Green Caroline Russell party poops ‘secret’ Islington Labour budget meeting 

22 Nov 17

Green Caroline Russell party poops ‘secret’ Islington Labour budget meeting 8 minutes ago James Morris –> Ever had that feeling when you’re the only one not invited to the party? Exclusive Islington Council turns cash crisis into political …


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Business of the week: Nag’s Head Market stallholders making vegan kimchi lasagne go mainstream 

22 Nov 17

Business of the week: Nag’s Head Market stallholders making vegan kimchi lasagne go mainstream 57 minutes ago James Morris –> In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


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Islington Fair Futures activist Jermain Jackman: ‘I want to be Prime Minister’ 

22 Nov 17

Islington Fair Futures activist Jermain Jackman: ‘I want to be Prime Minister’ 35 minutes ago James Morris –> Jermain Jackman is relentless.


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‘Dream come true’ for Archway violinist after bagging place in National Youth Orchestra 

22 Nov 17

‘Dream come true’ for Archway violinist after bagging place in National Youth Orchestra 18 minutes ago James Scott –> A young violinist from Archway has described the moment she was accepted into the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) as like “a …


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This week 60 years ago: Barnsbury man ‘destroys’ 60,000 bees 

22 Nov 17

This week 60 years ago: Barnsbury man ‘destroys’ 60,000 bees 42 minutes ago James Morris –> A beekeeper had to deal with 60,000 bees which had settled on top of a Canonbury house.


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Police appeal to trace missing ‘vulnerable’ man Mark Woods, last seen in Islington 

22 Nov 17

Police appeal to trace missing ‘vulnerable’ man Mark Woods, last seen in Islington 23 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew –> Police have launched an appeal to help trace a missing vulnerable man who was last seen in Islington, headed in the direction …


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Lee Jay Hatley murder trial: Alleged killer Bradley Wood was ‘jealous’ of his friend 

21 Nov 17

Lee Jay Hatley murder trial: Alleged killer Bradley Wood was ‘jealous’ of his friend 12 minutes ago James Morris at the Old Bailey –> Lee Jay Hatley’s alleged murderer was “jealous” of his long-term friend, a court heard today.


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Sprinting have-a-go hero forces suspected thief to drop bicycle after chase through Islington streets 

21 Nov 17

Video: Sprinting have-a-go hero forces suspected thief to drop bicycle after chase through Islington streets 19 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel –> A rugby coach sprinted 50 metres down a cycle track after a suspected bike thief in Islington, forcing him …


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Friends of Finsbury Park lose court case trying to block Wireless Festival – but say fight is not over 

20 Nov 17

Friends of Finsbury Park lose court case trying to block Wireless Festival – but say fight is not over 45 minutes ago James Morris –> A campaign group has lost its battle to restrict music events in Finsbury Park – but has promised to appeal yet…


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Part of Holloway Road to close for three weeks over Christmas for Highbury Corner bridge works 

20 Nov 17

Part of Holloway Road to close for three weeks over Christmas for Highbury Corner bridge works 23 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> The bottom of Holloway Road will be closed for three weeks over Christmas while the Highbury Corner bridge is demolished – …


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Finsbury Park church holding fundraiser for its flatulent organ 

20 Nov 17

Finsbury Park church holding fundraiser for its flatulent organ 20 minutes ago James Morris –> A Finsbury Park church is holding an open day to fundraise for its flatulent organ.


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This week 30 years ago: MP Chris Smith fights Labour council colleagues over plans to remove free pensioner bus passes 

20 Nov 17

This week 30 years ago: MP Chris Smith fights Labour council colleagues over plans to remove free pensioner bus passes 17 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Council was trying to take free bus passes away from pensioners.


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Canonbury attempted knifepoint robbery: Islington police urge victim and witness to get in touch 

20 Nov 17

Canonbury attempted knifepoint robbery: Islington police urge victim and witness to get in touch 18 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew –> Police are appealing for a witness and the victim of an attempted knife-point robbery in Beresford Road, Canonbury …


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Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: A chilly start followed by crisp autumn sunshine 

18 Nov 17

Video: Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: A chilly start followed by crisp autumn sunshine 37 minutes ago Matthew Clemenson –> Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


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Islington pianist Derek Conlon: My life after drinking coffee out of Alexander Litvinenko’s poisonous cup 

18 Nov 17

Islington pianist Derek Conlon: My life after drinking coffee out of Alexander Litvinenko’s poisonous cup 9 minutes ago James Morris –> When two Russian agents allegedly slipped radioactive poison into a cup of tea, Alexander Litvinenko wasn’t …


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Sobell trampoline park will cost up to £10.50 a go – but council pledges ‘heavily discounted rates’ to get kids active 

17 Nov 17

Sobell trampoline park will cost up to £10.50 a go – but council pledges ‘heavily discounted rates’ to get kids active 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> The controversial trampoline park being built at the Sobell Leisure Centre to get more …


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Holloway Prison: Sadiq Khan ignores calls to bid for site – but vows to help get affordable housing built 

17 Nov 17

Holloway Prison: Sadiq Khan ignores calls to bid for site – but vows to help get affordable housing built 17 minutes ago Rhiannon Long –> Sadiq Khan has ignored thousands of calls to bid for the empty Holloway Prison site – but said yesterday it…


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Magic Roundabout: Fans of Old Street venue battle to keep the music playing as Burger Bear licence nears expiry 

17 Nov 17

Magic Roundabout: Fans of Old Street venue battle to keep the music playing as Burger Bear licence nears expiry 35 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> DJs and clubbers are fighting to keep Old Street’s Magic Roundabout open after its licence expires at the …


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Police fail to act on moped phone snatch – even after ‘Find My iPhone’ traces device to Islington estate 

17 Nov 17

Police fail to act on moped phone snatch – even after ‘Find My iPhone’ traces device to Islington estate 45 minutes ago James Morris –> When Stuart Hazeldine became the latest moped phone snatch victim, he thought there was a good chance of …


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Ian Barker: Paedophile scout leader from Islington who sexually abused boy on camp is jailed for 10 years 

16 Nov 17

Ian Barker: Paedophile scout leader from Islington who sexually abused boy on camp is jailed for 10 years 53 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A scout leader who sexually abused two boys, assaulting one of them in a field on camp, has today been jailed for …


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Person dies at King’s Cross St Pancras after being hit by Victoria line train 

16 Nov 17

Person dies at King’s Cross St Pancras after being hit by Victoria line train 29 minutes ago James Morris –> A person died at King’s Cross St Pancras Tube station this morning after being hit by a Victoria line train.


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Islington Council leader urges Philip Hammond: ‘Use Autumn Budget to help us build affordable homes’ 

16 Nov 17

Islington Council leader urges Philip Hammond: ‘Use Autumn Budget to help us build affordable homes’ 54 minutes ago James Morris –> The leader of Islington Council has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond urging the government to lift …


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Diesel drivers to be charged £2 an hour to park in Islington 

16 Nov 17

Diesel drivers to be charged £2 an hour to park in Islington 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Drivers of diesel vehicles will soon be charged £2 an hour for short-stay parking in Islington.


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Barnsbury congregation accuses Church of ‘racism’ after being evicted in dawn swoop 

16 Nov 17

Barnsbury congregation accuses Church of ‘racism’ after being evicted in dawn swoop 25 minutes ago James Morris –> A Barnsbury congregation has accused the Church of England of institutional racism – after it was evicted from its building in …


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Rowdy cycling campaigner Anita Frizzarin: ‘Why I get so angry at Islington councillors’ 

15 Nov 17

Rowdy cycling campaigner Anita Frizzarin: ‘Why I get so angry at Islington councillors’ 38 minutes ago James Morris –> She’s the rowdy cycling campaigner who doesn’t care what people – particularly Islington Labour councillors – think of…


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Whittington Hospital row: Public meeting called over Grenfell-linked contractor 

15 Nov 17

Whittington Hospital row: Public meeting called over Grenfell-linked contractor 7 minutes ago James Morris –> A Whittington campaign group has called a public meeting in its campaign to keep a controversial contractor away from the hospital.


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This week 60 years ago: Finsbury Park man boasts to court about his ‘long and distinguished criminal career’ 

15 Nov 17

This week 60 years ago: Finsbury Park man boasts to court about his ‘long and distinguished criminal career’ 18 minutes ago James Morris –> A Finsbury Park man was hauled before the courts after telling the government on his National Insurance …


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Grime stars join Mayor of London to launch anti-knife campaign with hard-hitting message 

15 Nov 17

Grime stars join Mayor of London to launch anti-knife campaign with hard-hitting message 48 minutes ago Emma Youle –> The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying…


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Fonthill Road traders say constant flow of lorries for City North work is forcing them out of business 

15 Nov 17

Fonthill Road traders say constant flow of lorries for City North work is forcing them out of business 12 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Traders in a historic Finsbury Park shopping street say business has plummeted in the last year because of lorries …


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‘We can relate to Kate’ say parents as Duchess visits Holloway children’s centre 

14 Nov 17

‘We can relate to Kate’ say parents as Duchess visits Holloway children’s centre Yesterday, 17:56 Jack Hardy –> Parents could “relate” to the Duchess of Cambridge on her visit to Hornsey Road Children’s Centre this afternoon.


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Former scout leader from Islington raped boy in a field on camp, court hears 

14 Nov 17

Former scout leader from Islington raped boy in a field on camp, court hears Yesterday, 16:21 Sam Gelder –> A scout leader from Islington raped a young boy in a field while on camp and made him pose naked inside the troop’s church hall base, a …


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Moped raiders target Finsbury Park estate agent Liberty FOUR times in a month 

14 Nov 17

Exclusive: Moped raiders target Finsbury Park estate agent Liberty FOUR times in a month Yesterday, 11:27 James Morris –> Moped criminals have tried to smash a Stroud Green Road estate agent four times in the past month.


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Shoreditch man jailed for drugging and raping woman in her Canonbury home 

14 Nov 17

Shoreditch man jailed for drugging and raping woman in her Canonbury home Yesterday, 08:37 Sam Gelder –> A man who broke into a woman’s Canonbury home before drugging and raping her has been jailed after he was caught using her bank card in …


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Moped crime crackdown sees police bring in dispersal zone across Islington and Camden 

10 Nov 17

Moped crime crackdown sees police bring in dispersal zone across Islington and Camden 45 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A borough-wide dispersal zone will be in place this weekend across Camden and Islington as police crack down on moped crime, burglary …


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Finsbury Park sex predator who attacked women is jailed – after trying to fly to Egypt while on bail 

10 Nov 17

Finsbury Park sex predator who attacked women is jailed – after trying to fly to Egypt while on bail 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A sexual predator from Finsbury Park who groped lone women in a Paddington underpass has been jailed for 16 months…


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30 people escape from Highbury Grove block as fire destroys flat 

10 Nov 17

30 people escape from Highbury Grove block as fire destroys flat 22 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Thirty people escaped from a burning hostel in Highbury last night.


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Do you know this man? Police appeal after victim glassed in Old Street bar 

10 Nov 17

Do you know this man? Police appeal after victim glassed in Old Street bar 28 minutes ago James Morris –> Do you know this man? Police launched an appeal for information this morning after a man was glassed in an Old Street bar.


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Plans approved to turn Highbury office block into 1000-place free school training students in ‘movie-making’ 

9 Nov 17

Plans approved to turn Highbury office block into 1000-place free school training students in ‘movie-making’ 46 minutes ago James Scott –> Plans have been approved to turn a Highbury office block into a free school training students in ‘movie-…


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21 years for robbers who raided Poundland in Archway 

9 Nov 17

21 years for robbers who raided Poundland in Archway 36 minutes ago James Morris –> Two robbers who raided Archway’s branch of Poundland have been jailed.


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‘Crazy’ moped thief storms Tufnell Park cafe with hammer and steals laptop 

9 Nov 17

‘Crazy’ moped thief storms Tufnell Park cafe with hammer and steals laptop 10 minutes ago Harry Taylor and James Morris –> Another cafe has been attacked by a laptop-snatching moped crook.







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