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Islington start-ups: Dame gives women everything they need for a ‘happy period’ 

21 Feb 17

Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington.


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Holloway Prison: Sian Berry fears ‘expensive flats’ following new government report 

20 Feb 17

A leading campaigner for the “community” development of Holloway Prison has called on the government to commit to affordable housing on the site – after a new report made no mention of it.


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Sutton United v Arsenal: Community teams celebrate unlikely union ahead of FA Cup game 

20 Feb 17

It’s the archetypal FA Cup tie.


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Islington planning officers ask committee to defy Jeremy Corbyn over Crouch Hill basement development 

20 Feb 17

Islington Council officers have asked a town hall planning committee to defy its own leader – as well as Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn.


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Finsbury Park restaurant Dotori to reopen 

20 Feb 17

Foodies rejoice! Much-loved Finsbury Park restaurant Dotori will reopen next week after a six-month closure.


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This week 30 years ago: Pentonville Prison ‘at breaking point’ 

20 Feb 17

A Pentonville Prison officer feared the Caledonian Road jail was “on the brink”.


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De Beauvoir jam session is helping kids into media careers 

19 Feb 17

An acoustic jam session that helps youngsters get their media training is returning for a new run.


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Start-up of the week: Charity boutique pops up in Archway 

18 Feb 17

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney/Islington.


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Made in Islington: Sweet smell of success for Highbury honeymaker 

18 Feb 17

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington.


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‘Scandal’ of the unfinished £3m Northern line extension from Finsbury Park 

18 Feb 17

Abandoning a major rail project after spending £3m would be a disaster today, let alone the ’50s.


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Jailed: Drug dealer who posted LOADED GUN through letterbox during Newington Green police chase 

17 Feb 17

A drug dealing teenager who posted a loaded gun through a letterbox while trying to get away from police has been sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute.


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Islington councillors step down from committee roles 

17 Feb 17

Two senior councillors in Islington have stepped down from their committee roles.


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Watch moment cat burglar kidnaps Islington Nisa’s pet tabby Bella 

17 Feb 17

A shop in the heart of Islington has launched a desperate appeal for help after a crook kidnapped its cat.


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Lauric Lebato: Man charged with murder of aspiring fashion designer from Manor House 

17 Feb 17

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lauric Lebato from Manor House.


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Mark Peacock: Call 999 if you spot mental health patient who gave minders the slip, police urge 

17 Feb 17

Police are urging people to call 999 immediately if they spot a man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Manor House.


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King’s Cross stabbing: Boy, 17, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder 

17 Feb 17

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the groin on Wednesday.


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Finsbury Park bar Zelman Drinks looks to continue reputation of Silver Bullet with live music 

16 Feb 17

The bar that replaced independent music venue The Silver Bullet is to start hosting gigs three times a week, bosses have revealed.


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Contraband ‘lines’ dangle over walls of Pentonville prison today – in latest security breach 

16 Feb 17

These exclusive pictures show “lines” that could be used to smuggle contraband goods into HMP Pentonville dangling over the prison walls this morning.


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Pentonville prison: Ropes dangle over jail’s walls in latest security breach 

16 Feb 17

These exclusive pictures show “lines” that could be used to smuggle contraband goods into HMP Pentonville dangling over the prison walls this morning.


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Pentonville prison: Plot to smuggle package into jail is foiled as pink ropes seen dangling over wall 

16 Feb 17

Prison bosses say they have stopped an illicit package being smuggled into HMP Pentonville today.


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Charles Goodson-Wickes: The man with a finger in every Islington pie 

16 Feb 17

Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes is Islington’s representative to the Royal Family.


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Upper Holloway woman ‘living in fear’ of raw sewage shooting out of kitchen sink 

16 Feb 17

A pensioner is “living in fear” of jets of human faeces shooting out of her kitchen sink.


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Archway Road crash: Motorcyclist in hospital after bike collides with bus 

15 Feb 17

A motorcyclist is in hospital after his bike collided with a 390 bus in Archway Road.


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Whittington Hospital: Norovirus outbreak closes surgery and orthopaedic ward 

15 Feb 17

A surgical ward at the Whittington Hospital has been closed after the vomiting and sickness bug norovirus spread among patients and staff.


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Highbury Fields Bandstand facing closure after four decades 

15 Feb 17

Retiring school teachers often muse at how they’ve taught more than one generation of the same family.


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Clerkenwell woman and Highbury man charged with assaulting police officers at train stations 

15 Feb 17

A woman and man from Islington have been charged with spitting at police officers on Monday.


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This week 60 years ago: Holloway jeweller suspected of Hatton Garden heist 

15 Feb 17

A Holloway man was among three suspects in a Hatton Garden burglary.


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Neighbours fear tech professionals ‘causing chaos’ if City Road office block gets booze licence 

15 Feb 17

Neighbours of an office block in one of Islington’s main party zones are scared of tech and startup professionals going on the rampage if their workplace is given an alcohol licence.


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York Way stabbing: Police urge ‘numerous’ witnesses to come forward 

15 Feb 17

A man was stabbed in King’s Cross this morning.


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‘Real leadership’ expected of Islington’s new youth bosses 

14 Feb 17

Islington’s “invaluable” new youth leaders were announced today.


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Sainsbury’s Blackstock Road bid officially dumped by town hall 

14 Feb 17

Campaigners have won their battle to stop Sainsbury’s opening a Local store in the old Highbury Vale police station.


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Islington fire chief at Holloway School: ‘Brigade needs more diversity’ 

14 Feb 17

Islington’s fire boss is campaigning for a more diverse fire brigade.


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Blackstock Road greengrocer furious at illegal street stall selling Valentine’s Day gifts 

14 Feb 17

There was no love lost between a greengrocer and the two women who set up an illegal street stall selling Valentine’s Day gifts next to his shop.


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Holloway Road fire: Old record shop goes up in flames days after drugs raid 

13 Feb 17

An abandoned record shop in Holloway Road went up in flames on Saturday morning – less than 48 hours after police stormed the building in a drugs raid.


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Theo Walcott at Brecknock Primary: ‘Working in community is what Arsenal is about’ 

13 Feb 17

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott gave a group of excited young Gooners a PE lesson to remember during a visit on Thursday.


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Fun for all the family! Barbican shows X-rated erotic thriller Fifty Shades Darker at parent and baby film club 

13 Feb 17

It’s rated 18 – but the Barbican today screened controversial erotic thriller Fifty Shades Darker to a room full of babies.


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Lauric Lebato murder: Manor House man stabbed to death after party in Leicester 

13 Feb 17

A young man who was murdered in Leicester city centre has been named as Lauric Lebato from Manor House.


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Islington Green memorial for Upper Holloway sergeant’s ‘extreme courage’ in First World War 

13 Feb 17

The “conspicuous bravery” of an Upper Holloway sergeant in the First World War has been marked with a new memorial stone in Islington Green.


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This week 30 years ago: Cruel ‘your son may have AIDS’ letters circulate in Islington 

13 Feb 17

A mother received an official looking letter saying her son was gay and potentially had AIDS.


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Housing issues, not crime, now the main worry for Islington people 

13 Feb 17

Thirty-two years ago, researchers decided to conduct a groundbreaking survey on victimisation in the multicultural borough of Islington – and now it’s been done again.


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Exhibition and book planned to mark 110 years of 5th Islington Scout Group 

12 Feb 17

For its 110th anniversary, the 5th Islington Scouts are planning a book and exhibition.


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New Highbury Roundhouse approved by Islington Council 

11 Feb 17

Work is to start on building a new Highbury Roundhouse community centre.


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No more council tax for care leavers in Islington 

11 Feb 17

Islington has scrapped council tax for care leavers to help them avoid debt as young adults.


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Man bitten in ear at Highbury and Islington station 

10 Feb 17

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was bitten in the ear during a brawl in Highbury and Islington Tube station.


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‘These man r moving like Django’ – Twitter reacts to ancient gun haul by Islington police 

10 Feb 17

Cops’ efforts to make the streets safer saw this haul of antique guns handed in – and Twitter has found it hilarious.


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Jemma Jones missing: Police appeal for information about woman, 32, last seen in the Cally 

10 Feb 17

Police are appealing for help tracking down a missing woman last seen near the Cally.


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Free Andy Tsege! Family of abducted Islington man urge Downing Street to secure release from Ethiopia 

10 Feb 17

“Next year, we’ll be celebrating with Andy!” In a freezing cold Whitehall last night, Yemi Hailemariam was defiant.


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‘Dangerous idiot’ gets lorry stuck driving wrong-way through Finsbury Park bridge 

9 Feb 17

Islington Council has pledged to report drivers going the wrong way through the one-way bridge next to Finsbury Park station – but some are ploughing ahead regardless.


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Finsbury Park entrepreneur makes £1million by giving money away 

9 Feb 17

A Finsbury Park entrepreneur behind one of the UK’s most popular websites yesterday hit a £1million jackpot – just two years after his business went full-time.


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Staff at posh Highbury Stadium flats told grieving Arsenal fan: ‘Don’t leave your flowers here’ 

9 Feb 17

A lifelong Arsenal fan was stopped from laying flowers in the posh Highbury Stadium flat complex where his 21-year-old son’s ashes were scattered.







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